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Save fillable forms

I am using the eforms package in order to build pdf fillable forms. However there is something I haven't found yet, which Adobe product do I need to purchase in order to save the edited forms? Does ...
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How to put a PDF figure on top of another one

I have two PDF figures (charts) in a LaTeX document. As one of them is really simple, and I have some document space constraints, I was thinking of putting it in the upper right corner of the second ...
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Make PDF open in “Fill Window” mode with hyperref

When I usually open a PDF with Acrobat Reader it opens it in Fill Window mode (the page fills all the space of the window). When using the hyperref package it always opens the file in Full page mode ...
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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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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 it possible to open a video file via a link in beamer?

I have searched through posts like "embedded video in PDF", it seems that this feature is only available in Adobe Acrobat. So I just thought the alternative solution: open a video file (using system ...
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How to add a picture onto an existing pdf file?

I have a scanned pdf file which is an application form, and a picture which is the scanned version of one's signature (for example, this one) and can be in any image format such as eps or png. I would ...
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Randomly assign color to background in the PDF whenever page is turned

Is it possible to change the background color of a Beamer presentation in the PDF in such way, that whenever I switch a page, the color is switched as well? Note that I do not seek a solution to ...
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Excel chart -> PDF -> LaTeX but need to remove white space

I converted an Excel chart to a PDF file by Save As.. PDF in Excel. It looks good, but there is a lot of whitespace/margin on top and bottom which I need to get rid of. The only way to do so seems to ...
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Bibliography tooltips with XeLaTeX and automated workflow [closed]

I would like to make bibliographic entries appear in a popup tooltips (in a supporting PDF viewer) when you hover over the citation key. An approach to realise this was discussed here: Showing the ...
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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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How to force pdfminorversion globally?

I have a problem with opening PDF files in Acrobat Reader. It comes up with error 131. I have solved this issue thanks to How to overcome Acrobat Reader error 131 with a pdfLaTeX doc? The solution to ...
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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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Changing colors of included cmyk jpg

I am trying to convert a pdf containing grayscale pictures and black text into shades of a single color in cmyk color space (for printing). I was thus very happy to learn, from a side remark in one ...
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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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Package xcolor Error: Undefined colors “Maroon”/“Royal Blue” when master has PDF included classicthesis 3.1

I am using classicthesis 3.1 in Lyx 2.0.6. When I include PDFs in the master document, I receive the following error: ! Package xcolor Error: Undefined color `Maroon'. See the xcolor package ...
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How do I use LaTeX to create a table of contents for a set of pdf files which I am merging into a single large pdf?

I have a set of pdf files which I want to merge into a larger pdf files. Each individual pdf file is an article with sections. I am hoping to make the merged pdf file into a book format with each ...
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Insert PDF file in LaTeX document

I have a problem when I insert a PDF file in LaTeX: \usepackage[final]{pdfpages} \includepdf[pages=-]{file.pdf} The problem is that the PDF page is not centered: I've tried to place tags ...
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Copying LaTeX from a PDF

Is there a way to copy from a PDF to a LaTeX document? Whenever I do it, it copies in with weird symbols in the place of LaTeX commands for example: $$f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$$ copies in ...
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From LaTeX to PDF/A

I have noticed that my PDFs (which I compile from LaTeX using PdfTexify on Windows 7 in MikTeX 2.9 with WinEdt) sometimes do not render properly on Mac OS X (e.g. the contents of some figures may not ...
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Does it make sense to convert lightgray into cmyk for more legible printing results? Does this necessitate choosing a (different and) darker colour? [closed]

In my document I'm using the colour lightgray which looks nice on screen, but is barely decipherable when printed (with a BW-laser-printer). Using the xcolor pkg: Would it make sense to try and ...
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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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generating flow of content in pdf (aka using the **zoombox** feature)

i am sure this feature is called something else entirely, but i have seen some recent pdfs in arxiv that seem to have information about the layout of the pdf such that when we click on a twocolumn ...
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Embedding files into a PDF document with dvipdfmx

I use the embedfile package in order to embed the LaTeX source code into the final PDF with the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{embedfile} \embedfile{\jobname.tex} ...
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Creating a PDF bookmark that goes straight to a section heading, not above or below it.

Is it possible to create a new bookmark to a section heading that is not listed in the Table of Contents (i.e., using the starred form — \section*{A title})? \pdfbookmark (part of hyperref.sty) or ...
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Angle symbols which can be copy and pasted from PDF

I'm looking for a way to use the left and right narrow angle symbols (〈 〉, Unicode #3008, #3009) so that they are not changed when copy and pasted from a PDF. These symbols are used ...
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Add PDF bookmark manually

I would like to add a bookmark to the table of contents. This page shows a method, but \pdfbookmark is not recognised as a command. This is my document header: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} ...
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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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Help defining PDF syntax with listings package

I'm trying to make a pdf language definition for the listings package, but I can't get the string definition to work correctly. This is what I have defined: \lstdefinelanguage{pdf}{ ...
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Generating a separate pdf file of tables and figures from a latex file?

Is it possible to generate a pdf of figures and tables of a paper from latex itself? I saw Journals and Conferences asking for a separate file of tables and figures. In this question, questioner ...
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Beamer notes on secondary screen doesn't work [closed]

I am writing a presentation for at introduction to latex and think it would be nice to show how I have my presentation-notes on my laptop screen (Macbook Air) using Beamer. But it just won't work. ...
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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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Is there an OCR that can convert an image of a formula into a TeX markup?

Is there an OCR software that can convert a graphical image (in PNG, GIF, TIFF, PDF... format) of a mathematical formula into the corresponding TeX markup?
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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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Rotating a one-page float for pdf viewing

I have a few long tables that should be rotated 90 degrees. These tables pretty much need to take up their own page. Rotating the table itself is not a problem, but I would also like to have an ...
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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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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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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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Is LuaLaTeX producing faulty pdfs? [closed]

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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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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How can I create a show/hide button?

I would like to create a show/hide button that appears on a typeset PDF so that when it is clicked, the content appears. This is similar to the ideas here: Hide all but one instances of a custom ...
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How to embed videos in pdf with ConTeXt?

I have heard that it is possible to embed videos with ConTeXt in tex-files and in the resulting pdf-file. Hans Hagen wrote very briefly about videos in his manual, but there is no Minexample. I could ...
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Changing the default TeXlipse compiler to PDFLatex

I just installed TeXlipse, and want to make my .tex-file alongside my Java-code (in the same Java-project). Right now, I can compile, but only to .dvi, which I dislike because of the bad viewer. Is ...
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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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Montage multiple PDF images, scaled to each other's dimensions, on a single PDF page?

I though "montage" would be the most appropriate term here, since in Latex we mostly deal with multi-page documents (and I was afraid that terms like "concatenate", "append", "collect" etc. could be ...
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Lyx IEEEtran template copyright overlaps text, authors not appearing

How do you make certain that the copyright and publisher id mark are correctly located at the bottom of an IEEEtran template Lyx document when rendered as PDF? I've tried a couple of suggestions but ...
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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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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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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.)