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How can I get pdflatex to make tooltips attached to text, like HTML's abbr tag?

I'm writing my CV and I'd like something that works like HTML's abbr tag in my document. I know there are packages like pdfcomment and cooltooltips, but those really only work with Acrobat Reader -- ...
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How to insert searchable value for PDF reader?

In a dictionary a headword can consist of special characters like in this example : Eyja·fjalla··jök|ull. I would like to achieve that the user in PDF reader in PDF file can search for ...
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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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Is LuaLaTeX producing faulty pdfs?

If I compile the following minimal code with LuaLaTeX I seem to get a faulty pdf: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} \begin{document} text \end{document} ...
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Extracting image from PDF to use in LaTeX document?

I need to include some graphs from a datasheet in my document, but of course I don't have the source files. What would be the best course of action? It's mostly logarithmic scale graphs.
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Approach to creating graphics in book - TikZ, SVG, PDF, Inkscape?

I have a series of "charts" I created with Excel (before discovering LaTeX) to show the ROM character patterns for an old computer for inclusion in a book on retrocomputing. My dilemma is how to ...
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Switching color and grayscale mode for \includegraphics

Suppose I have a document that includes a lot of colorful PDFs. Now I'd like to easily switch between "color" version and "greyscale version". I'm aware of \DeclareGraphicsRule, but I think this needs ...
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pdfpages, addtolist and list of tables

These may be separate questions, but the following MWE: \usepackage{pdfpages} ... \addcontentsline{lot}{subsection}{\ref{tab:UserRoles} \textbf{User Roles}} \includepdf[pages={-}, ...
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External (HTML) link to a specific page of a pdf file

I want to hyperlink to a certain page of a pdf file created with LaTeX from an HTML context or just as a plain-text link outside the file, e.g. using <a href="...">...</a>. Is it possible ...
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How do I make appear no-numbered sections in the hyperlinks (bookmarks) of a PDF?

I am using \section*{} to get unnumbered sections in a document. I need to get those sections in the bookmarks of the resulting PDF but they don't show up. In addition, if the first section is ...
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Create element in pdf that doesn't print to paper

I'm creating a fancy header with hyperlinks (see here) for a large document. However, if/when this document is printed, this header is not useful and uses up ink and space. Is it possible to include ...
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\includegraphics and \includepdf both remove all copy (text) from my (R outputted) pdf graphs, using pdfTeX

I'm using pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009) (format=pdflatex 2010.8.30) in TexMaker 2.1 on Mac OSX. I installed the whatever latex packages using the "easier" method at ...
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Image quality of pdf file generated from latex

I have been using my computer to generating pdf files from latex file by Winshell (or lyx), but the characters (or images) in the pdf files generated on my computer looks always much worse than the ...
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T1 Encoding causing bad PDF quality? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that some of the papers I've listed on my homepage look a lot sharper than others when rendered in a PDF viewer. Curious about this, I tracked it down to this import: ...
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Adding PDF pages with \includegraphics using a loop

I need to include PDF pages with \includegraphics. I know there is the package \usepackage{pdfpages}. So this is what I have: \begin{picture}(0,0)(75,272.5) ...
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IEEEtran Export to PDF version 5 or above

I'm writing a paper for an IEEE conference and am checking the PDF with PDFExpress. One of the errors that I'm getting is that the PDF version of my paper is under 5: I opened the file in Adobe ...
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How to create linearized PDF using TeX?

Is it possible to create linearized PDFs (optimized for "fast web view") using TeX with free software? (I don't have Acrobat available.)
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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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getting the arXiv to produce a pdf with embedded fonts

I've produced a .tex file using the pstricks package for figures and the Times font (via the mathptmx package). When the arXiv compiles this to a .pdf file it doesn't seem to have the necessary fonts ...
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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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NewDocumentCommand-defined command in bookmark

I have a scenario where xparse's \NewDocumentCommand has a regression compared to any alternative I know, including ones defining robust commands. So I'm avoiding \NewDocumentCommand in this case, but ...
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PDF Metadata - Macro to extract (typeset) 'plain text' from a command?

I apologize in advance as I am yet to accept some answers to my previous questions; but I'll dare ask this one, as it is somewhat of a showstopper - consider this example: \documentclass{article} ...
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Creating PDF bookmarks in custom order

I use hyperref to create clickable PDF files. I have sections and subsections and they are all nicely in the PDF bookmarks. Now there are certain items in my document that I want to appear in the ...
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ogctools in combination with beamer

I try to use ocgtools in a beamer presentation, which worked for me some time ago. But now (TeXLive 2013) this seems not wo work anymore. As soon as I include the ocgtool package there are errors ...
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Embed fonts in XeLaTeX PDF output?

How do I embed fonts in XeLaTeX's PDF output? I am printing directly onto my printer, which requires PDF, EPS or PS input with embedded fonts.
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Error after creating pdf/a [closed]

I must create my thesis in pdf/a format. I'm using the package pdfx calling in the preamble: \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} When I open the pdf with Adobe I got the blu bar says me that file is in PDF/A ...
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How do I open the internal viewer in a custom Quick Build command with TeXStudio or TeXMaker?

I'm using TeXStudio 2.2 (A fork of TeXMaker, formerly known as TeXMakerX) and I'm trying to make a Quickbuild option that adds in Bibtex. I've written the command line as pdflatex ...
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Can programs (e.g. Matlab) be made executable from within the PDF?

Is it possible to include a program (as in say Matlab, Maple, etc.) within a LaTeX file in such a way that clicking a button on the resulting PDF file will transport the program to the related ...
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Audio examples in phonetics project

I am writing a project about phonetics and would ask if there is a way to include sound files directly in the PDF to be played directly in this file, preferably without any additional files having to ...
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How can Acrobat features be controlled from within LaTeX?

I needed to install the package xpatch which fixes a glitch in revtex4 regarding cross-referencing. However, now, every time I compile a LaTeX file the produced PDF document has the annoying sideband ...
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Converting a PDF document to PostScript/LaTeX

I have a resume in PDF format. I have seen people linking to PostScript versions of their resume. I am not sure why they do that yet. How can I convert my PDF document to a LaTeX/PostScript document? ...
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Xetex Hebrew PDF output problem in Lyx

I am trying to compile a document that contains both English and Hebrew. The problem is, that although I have selected Documents | Settings | Use non-tex fonts via XeTeX |LuaTeX, there is no option to ...
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How to deal with PDF figures

I can insert JPEG figures in publications, but when it comes the time to include PDF figures (I prefer them for graphics because of its vectorial nature) I cannot scale them properly. I am using ...
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Two table counters and hyperref links

I have a document with two sets of tables. The first set, numbered 1 to 5, are in the main body of the text. The second, numbered 1 to 3, are in an appendix. When I use \ref to link to one of the ...
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How to include a pdf image

All I am trying to include a pdf image in my tex file, but when I compiled the tex file, the console pop up the following error msg: ! LaTeX Error: Cannot determine size of graphic in ...
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How can the thesis structure be defined for PDF generation?

My thesis consists of these hierarchical elements: \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \include{020-tex} \end{document where 020-tex.tex contains \input{030-preface} ...
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Shortcut for export PDF on LyX?

Is there a shortcut in LyX for export to PDF? Is there any way to auto export on save?
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Texmaker's internal pdf-viewer doesn't work

I have just downloaded TeXmaker ("a free, modern and cross-platform LaTeX editor for linux, macosx and windows systems that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one ...
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Creating standalone eps files and using batch files to automate the process

I have been looking at these posts How to fix EPS with incorrect bounding box? Cannot determine size of graphic in * (no BoundingBox) How to convert PDF to EPS? How to produce EPS instead of PS ...
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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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File size savings

This is a question just out of curiosity; I hope someone familiar with the "under-the-hood" parts of TeXLive can answer my question. I have a LaTeX source file for a presentation using Beamer, which ...
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Include PDF via \pdfliteral

The pdfinlimg package and perl script allow to include ("binary") images directly into the LaTeX source code via the \pdfliteral command. For example, \documentclass[margin=1cm]{standalone} ...
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Problem with UTF-8 in meta data

my problem is the following, when I use UTF-8 in meta data is not working \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[slovene]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %Meta data \pdfinfo{ /Author ...
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!LaTeX Error: Cannot determine size of graphic in simLinkError.pdf (no Bounding Box)

I'm trying to put a .pdf graphic in my LaTeX file. This is usually no problem for me. I use pdfLaTeX in TeXworks. The only difference this time seems to be that I'm using the style files from the ...
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Why does my PDF render differently in Windows and Linux?

I'm not trying anything fancy just a plain vanilla \title{Practical Node.js } However, in Linux the results look great (Document Viewer 3.2.1) In windows it looks absolutely terrible (Adobe ...
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PNG figures in black and white

I'm trying to include a png figure and it works when I see it in dvi, but the ps comes in black and white. If I compile directly to pdf there is no problem. However I'm using psTricks for a different ...
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Equivalent of bounding box when compile with pdflatex

I'm having an issue inserting a .pdf image into my .tex file (an .eps works fine). A description of my problem is below. When I insert an .eps figure by doing: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} ...
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Copy Czech characters from PDF with charter font

I wanna be able to copy czech characters from PDF, but for some reason it doesn´t work. here is my code: \usepackage{cmap} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{charter} ...
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Change nameddest default name

Adobe defines parameters that allow you to open a PDF document with a command or URL that specifies exactly what to display (a named destination or specific page), and how to display it (using such ...