{pdf} is specifically about the PDF file format. If your question is about producing PDF output, choose an appropriate tag such as {pdftex} or {ps2pdf}. If your question concerns PDF reader software, also use {viewer} or a reader specific tag such as {acrobat}, {evince} or {okular}.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

8
votes
1answer
513 views

How to prevent different checksums for different typesets

If I consider a simple LaTeX document such as: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} Hello, World! \end{document} then if I typeset it multiple times I get a different checksum each time ...
7
votes
2answers
9k views

sidewaysfigure and landscape

I have some figures which I wish to display in landscape, with rotated captions. I can achieve this fine using the sidewaysfigure environment from the rotating package. I want to also ensure that ...
6
votes
2answers
887 views

Splitting(!) one latex document into two pdf outputs including references

I have a quite huge thesis-latex-document with lots of references to the appendix. The whole document I would like to split into two pdf-files. That means: I would like to have the thesis and the ...
6
votes
1answer
475 views

Includepdf causes an error message from pgfplots externalization

I have a file test.pdf which I include in a document containing also an externalized pgfplots picture. When I compile the following code, I get the error message Sorry, the system call pdflatex ... ...
6
votes
1answer
740 views

Filled out form fields are left blank when using /includepdf

I have included a PDF file in my document using \includepdf[pages=-]{pdf/document_to_include.pdf} This works fine, except document.pdf has form fields which are filled out (and the document has ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

How can I make the content list of a PDF expanded by default?

I am using pdflatex to create a rather long document. The document also has a table of contents, and the PDF naturally has some metadata of this list of contents that I can view in my PDF viewer ...
5
votes
2answers
227 views

hypertarget works for files but not URLs

I want to link directly to a \hypertarget inside a document. If works file to file, but not to URL. The linking MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Weird warning using pdfx

I got this strange warning: \pdfobjcompresslevel > 0 requires \pdfminorversion > 4. Object streams disabled now. using pdfx package. Here it is a MWE: ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

Embedding a WMV file in a beamer presentation under Mac OS X

In brief, I have created a beamer presentation that contains an embedded WMV file. Acrobat Reader, however, does not recognise the format of the file under Mac OS, and refuses to play it under ...
5
votes
2answers
6k views

includegraphics choosing pdf instead of eps [closed]

I previously posted this on stackoverflow.com where it was suggested that I post it here. So apologies in advance for cross-posting. I am using LaTeX in ubuntu 10.04 to build a TeX file that uses ...
4
votes
2answers
217 views

Using ranges with pdfpages fails

The documentation says the following: E.g.: pages=- will insert all pages of the document [...] however, when I put \includepdf[pages=-]{foobar.pdf} in my LaTeX doc (compiled w/ xelatex), I get ...
4
votes
1answer
346 views

Luatex os.execute not working

I've hooked luatex's stop_run callback so I can do some processing on the output pdf after it is generated. To process the pdf I need to call os.execute. When doing so I an error saying "All command ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

text gets slightly bold when adding graphics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some pages in my PDF coming out bold? I have problem with text on the page with a graph, it gets slightly thicker. The text on the next page without graph is ...
3
votes
1answer
581 views

Bookmarks not linking with Table of Figures and Bibliography properly

I've been trying to get the bookmark package to work with my thesis, and for the most part I'm happy with the results; however, I'm having some problems with the links for the Table of Figures and ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

pdflatex \includegraphics changes the font [closed]

I've a EPS figure file (and the same as a PDF after "ps2pdf -dEPSCrop") created from a Matlab figure. It contains some text annotations, including a Greek delta ($\Delta$). In GhostView this EPS ...
1
vote
1answer
437 views

texmaker 4.0.1 for OS X Pdf Viewer does not work

With "external viewer" it works fine. But there is a problem with the pdf viewer that it shows the text too wide, there is something wrong with it. What should I do?
1
vote
1answer
471 views

inserting a pdf file in the beginning in xelatex

I was creating a book using XeLateX. I've got a front page created by someone else which is in pdf format. Now my question is how can I insert the pdf file to the beginning? I have done this in LaTeX ...
0
votes
0answers
121 views

problem with converting into pdf file

I face the problem of converting my file into PDF. Everything was working fine until today. I reinstalled my LYX to 2.1.3. And now when I want to convert to PDF , it does not see my graphs inserted ...
38
votes
3answers
19k views

Merge two PDF files output by LaTeX?

I would like to (re)submit a paper with a short cover letter, explaining the changes I have made. However, the journal only allows me to upload one file. As the main article will use the journal ...
22
votes
1answer
2k views

Is it possible have the PDF bookmark level go deeper that the table of contents depth?

Is it possible to make the bookmarks in the PDF go a level deeper that the table of contents goes? I'm using KOMA-script, scrreprt if that matters. If the table of contents displays two levels: 1. ...
13
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
31
votes
1answer
1k views

Make hyphenated words in PDF searchable

Is there a way to make hyphenated words in a PDF generated by LuaTeX searchable? If the MWE below is converted to a PDF, searching for "lexicon" (in Acrobat X for example) will not find the word since ...
17
votes
4answers
4k views

How to have pdfLaTeX output PDF/X-3:2002 format pdfs?

I'm using Blurb to publish a manuscript, and they require PDF/X-3:2002 format pdfs. How do I get pdfLaTeX to output pdfs that match that specification? I'm using MiKTeX 2.9.
14
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I [simply] typeset a bibliography as a separate PDF?

I'm preparing a document that requires the body of the text and the references to be separate PDF files. Of course, the bibliography comes from \bibliograpy command and the text citations come from ...
12
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
17
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
15
votes
1answer
10k views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
7k views

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 ...
24
votes
5answers
90k views

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 ...
18
votes
2answers
1k views

XeLaTeX and TikZ - how do I ensure my PDFs are using the CMYK color model?

The place I want to print my document at needs the PDF to be provided in CMYK. The document is mostly text, except for a few graphs and plots which are done in TikZ or pgfplots. As suggested in this ...
17
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
13
votes
1answer
1k views

Is it possible to render a PDF in sepia tones?

Is it possible to render a PDF in sepia tones, both the font color and overall document background? Preferably using pdflatex. The final effect could be something like this screenshot of Pocket in ...
11
votes
1answer
244 views

Include PDF with OCGs

I want to avoid to recompile large tikz graphics and therefore I compile them as a standalone pdf file. This file contains some OCG layers which I want to use in the main file, but the OCG layer are ...
11
votes
3answers
484 views

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 ...
9
votes
6answers
10k views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

Copy-pasting leading whitespace and blank lines in listings package (pdf) [duplicate]

I'm trying to use the listings package to typeset some code in a PDF document, in a way that allows me to copy-paste the resulting code. This mostly works well, if ...
6
votes
1answer
597 views

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 ...
24
votes
4answers
18k views

How to display cover page alone in the “two page view” mode

For some pdf ebooks, Adobe Reader displays the cover page alone even though the display mode is "two page view". Other than the cover page, the rest of the pdf content is displayed as two pages at ...
21
votes
0answers
629 views

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 ...
18
votes
1answer
260 views

Elements that looks different when printed with colours or in BW

Is there the possibility with LaTeX of having some element that change if it is printed with colours or in black and white? I was thinking about the rectangles around links with hyperref that are ...
12
votes
4answers
13k views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
675 views

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 ...
8
votes
5answers
1k views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
266 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
179 views

looking a way to create toggle region in PDF generated by pdflatex

I am looking a way to generate a toggle region in PDF compiled by pdflatex. Something like this implemented with javascript in html ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

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} ...
4
votes
0answers
487 views

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 ...
24
votes
1answer
7k views

pdfTeX warning: “version allowed”

After including some figures (saved as .pdfs) in my LaTeX document with \includegraphics, I got the following warning: pdfTeX warning: pdflatex.exe (file ./figure/figure_1.pdf): PDF inclusion: ...
15
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
14
votes
1answer
724 views

Having all links underlined with dotted line

so I'm trying to figure out how to have all links underlined with a dotted line. The furthest I got with this and this is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor,soul,lipsum} ...