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How to change the PDF producer metadata with XeLaTeX on MikTeX

I tried to change the PDF Producer of the generated PDF file with XeLaTeX, but it always be "MikTeX-xdvipdfmx (0.7.8)", if the PDF is generated with pdflatex, it will change as I wish, does anybody ...
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Can you have hyperlinks to locations in different PDFs?

It's possible to hyperlink to another PDF file using Adobe Acrobat using the following LaTeX code: \href{run:target.pdf}{Click me!} If this is placed in source.pdf, then you can click on the ...
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PDF bookmark customization

I've seen a couple of PDFs which have come of their bookmarks ("index" tab in most viewers) set either in italics, bold or both. Googling around I found that the bookmark package is supposed to do ...
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Protect text in PDF from being copied [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PDF with un-copyable text What is the most effective ways to protect text in a PDF from being copied with Ctrl+C? I know about standard PDF copy protection, and also ...
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How to generate pdf without any Type3 fonts?

For a publisher I have to generate a pdf file which does not contain any Type3 fonts. Until now I thought that using pdflatex on current LaTeX distributions should be enough to get a pdf file without ...
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Tikz patterns and cmyk color model

Consider the following example. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[cmyk]{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{patterns} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \tracingall \draw [pattern = ...
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Can I make an “abbreviation expansion” in PDF visible?

(I hope this is at least marginally on topic) When I use the <abbr> tag in HTML, the abbreviation and its expansion are marked by the browser: But if I mark an abbreviation and its ...
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Can PDF search find words with ligatures in XeLaTeX-documents?

Is there some way allow PDF search to find words with ligatures? I use XeLaTeX. \documentclass{book} \begin{document} Prefix. \end{document} In the resulting pdf file, searching for the word ...
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How to create a 'summary of changes' with latexdiff

Following my previous question, I have successfully created a dif.tex file of a large, complex project, the results of which can be seen here. (This was done, in the end by updating latexdiff to the ...
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Embedding extended XMP metadata into a PDF file

I am preparing a thesis paper for submission into an electronic library database. Our institution cooperates with the British Library that uses their EThOS system to harvest the papers from the local ...
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Inkscape → PDF → includegraphics → XeLaTeX → changed colors

I have an SVG file, which I have made/edited with Inkscape. I want to include this image in my thesis. The svg file is here: http://brussense.be/temp/theSVG.svg (because Inkscape uses a non-standard ...
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Minimize automatically the page size of the PDF outputs

I would like to produce the PDF version of the following TEX code without margins. How can I achieve this automaticcaly, even if it needs tricky code (I'm a regular user of Python) ? I would like to ...
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Quickly extracting individual pages from a document

Let's say I have created a 100-page book with the book document class. What is the quickest way to extract, say, pages 3, 67-70, and 80 from the book into six separate PDF files? Is there any ...
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What can cause generated PDF document whose text are not correctly copyable?

I was wondering why some PDF documents compiled from some LaTeX code does not make its text correctly copyable, i.e. what you can get is nonsense text? For example, this pdf document (I don't have the ...
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TikZ picture wrecks page on Adobe Reader

The following MWE contains the offending code. The page that this code is on does not show up when the PDF is seen in Acrobat Reader. I do not use Acrobat myself, but my advisor does, so my thesis has ...
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It is possible to make fonts appear heavier (darker) in pdf output of Latex?

[Edited to include what I have learned from the answers.] I am using Latex in TeX Live on my Mac, through TeXLive. I compile .pdf files using Pdflatex. I use the default fonts. [These fonts are ...
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TexMaker - “File not found” when viewing as pdf

At the moment I'm having a problem when trying to view my LaTeX file as a PDF. Whether I do it internal or external I both the error "File not found.". I have no idea what file it means. I've read ...
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Why do some vector graphics included into a document force rasterization of the whole page and subsequently ruin the look of the text in cups?

When I \includegraphics certain PDF files (for example this SVG converted with Inkscape), the output produced by LuaLaTeX or PDFLaTeX will be such that when the page containing the picture is printed ...
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PDF image files and `htlatex`

When eps files are provided, htlatex from tex4ht automatically converts to png files so that graphic files can be shown in the final html output. However, I use most of the time the pdf graphic file ...
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Why does my conference/university require me to use dvi intermediary format?

What for? I thought pdfLaTeX was simpler and eliminated useless steps as well as possible font issues? In other words what is the difference between a pdf generated using the LaTeX command and dvi's ...
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How to produce unicode copyable alternative text? (with accsupp)

In the following example, I can't manage to make accsupp store the unicode alternative text. The resulting PDF looks as expected but the copyable text is not the correct one. I tried this with ...
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How do I use same figure multiple times?

Is there a way to use same figure multiple times -- without reinserting it? That is I don't want to pay it's weigth several times in the output pdf file. I remember I saw someone telling adjustbox ...
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hyperref: pdftitle and wrong character encoding [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using non ASCII characters in author names and titles within hyperref pdfinfo \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{mwrep} \usepackage{polski} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Telling Tikz/Tex to produce raster instead of vector in resulting PDF

I am using MikTeX and Tikz package to generate images (playing cards on A4 paper). The result is nice, but slow (too many vector objects, printing is hell slow). Is there a way to directly tell TeX ...
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How do I open a pdf file in the TexMaker internal PDF viewer using a user-defined quick build sequence?

I'm trying to write a document with a bibliography, and none of the default Quick Build presets have a BibTex parsing step. It's easy enough to make a sequence of commands that run PdfLaTeX, BibTex, ...
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Can pdf thumbnail previews in file explorer be influenced?

Some pdf files have a nice preview thumbnail in Windows (7) Explorer, e.g. those produced by my the software of my scanner: For my LaTeX files produced with pdfTeX, however, it just shows the ...
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LaTeX color and ICC color profiles

I have a (pdf|Xe)LaTeX document and trying to keep it CMYK. For some documents, I use a certain color for it's elements, which is RGB #BDCDDA. As my final document should be using the Adobe CMYK ...
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Inline purified PostScript (MPS)

I just learned how to inline PDF code using the \pdfliteral command and that purified Encapsulated PostScript generated by METAPOST or purifyeps can be converted to PDF code by pdfLaTeX. However, I ...
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Store information about which paper tray to use in PDF

Searching here, I found the question Embedding printer settings in pdf - while related, this appears to apply to printer settings for the entire PDF, not for changing printer settings per page. Our ...
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Exclude images for printing pdf

I have a document that has images that are very, very dark. As such, they should not be printed when the user goes to print. Somebody I'm working with loves to print, and they use a lot of toner ...
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Branching lines in TikZ without antialiasing/subpixel artifact?

Is there a way to properly branch a line into several lines in TikZ? Simply adding paths creates a darkening artifact where the paths overlap: \begin{tikzpicture}[very thin,-stealth] \draw (-1, 0) ...
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Hide “real” font name in PDF

Does anyone know how to change the font name listed in the "Document Properties" window of the PDF reader? For example, instead of A030-Reg-8r, which is an Arial clone, I'd like to have written Arial. ...
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Include Adobe Illustrator files (ai) with XeTeX

Adobe Illustrator files are PDF compatible. That is a regular PDF reader, ex. Sumatra-pdf, can open and view them. I was hoping it would be possible to have xetex (with xelatex) and graphicx to ...
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Using LaTeX for pre-printed paper

I'm thinking of moving from Crystal Reports to a LaTeX based solution, but it's a requirement to be able to make a pdf that conforms to a pre-printed layout (in the company I work we use pre-printed ...
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Box border lines not showing properly on PDF

I have the following code that generate a box with text content: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{lipsum} \newcommand\tipbox[1]{% \begin{center}% ...
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What's the best way to embed Visio diagrams?

I was wondering if there is an easier (and better) way of embedding Visio diagrams into a LaTeX document. As far as I know there a two ways: Save Visio Diagram as PNG and use \includegraphics Save ...
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Embedding a PDF file with clickable external links into a LaTeX document

I want to embed a screenshot of a web page into a LaTeX document as a vector graphic with clickable links. I'm using wkhtmltopdf to render the web page as a letter-sized pdf file with working links. ...
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Embed link to an embedded file

I am embedding a PDF file inside my LaTeX-generated PDF file using embedfile: \usepackage{embedfile} \embedfile{myfile.pdf} I would like to also insert a link that the user can click on to open the ...
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email adress renders incomplete mailto in PDF

When I put \email{e.xmaple@example.com} in a LaTeX document the resulting PDF shows the email address correct, but the link points to .xample@example.com. de character before the dot gets left off. ...
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How to know the number of pages in a PDF file?

I use graphicx to include pages of a PDF file. I want to know in LaTeX how many pages are in the file. How to do this?
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Can't copy-paste from my PDF. Any idea why?

When using copy paste from the PDF generated from my Latex document, the text comes out garbled. What could be causing this? This is an example of the original text: At last, and taking the risk ...
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Embedding printer settings in pdf

I want to produce a pdf that includes settings for a predefined profile, like the the printing on both side of a piece of paper, is that possible? If a pdf does not provide this kind of feature, you ...
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How to have a precise control on the size of each page?

I would like to produce a pdf document whose pages have various lengths and fixed widths. An easier situation The easiest case would be for instance: the first page has a length of 10cm all the ...
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Can PDFLaTeX produce PDF/A? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X? I wonder if pdflatex can produce a standard PDF/A-1 or PDF/A-2 for archival purposes. That would be quite useful. Of course by that I ...
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Store black and white information in a generated pdf

Last time when I printed my thesis at a copy shop the nice girl asked me if my pdf has some kind of color information stored inside. She explained to me that their printers can detect black and white ...
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Partial italic text in PDF bookmarks

In my LaTeX file I've got some chapter titles with partial italicised text. With the hyperref package, I get the required bookmarks, etc. but the style for these partial italicised text disappears. ...
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How to create page with non printing annotation

I would like to add text 'This page intentionally left blank' to blank page (with header) but I would like to this text appear in pdf but not in the printed document. Is it even possible? If so, how?
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How do I add accented characters to PDF info without using hyperref?

Using pdflatex, I'm looking to add PDF information into by document, including an accented name (Rónán Daly). Normally I'd use hyperref to do this; however, the conference I'm submitting to is ...
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Performance of LaTeX and other TeX derivatives

I need to generate thousands of pdf reports, based on some data. Right now I am using pdflatex for this. Are there differences in performance between pdflatex and other TeX derivatives? My content is ...
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Reusing an image without duplicating it

PGF has a nice feature, declaring an image and re-using it again and again. With a PDF backend, it reduces the size of the output, as the image is embedded in the file only once. However, the PGF ...