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Why is a PDF 1.7 graphics imported by XeTeX from TeXLive 2015 not visible in a PDF viewer altough it was visible in the past?

I have been using XeLaTeX to make slides for my lectures since 2013. When recompiling my slides this year, I noted that some PDF images imported by \includegraphics macro become invisible. XeLaTeX ...
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Make small caps copyable as capital letters in PDF

I'm using pdflatex to typeset a document where the style guide mandates that acronyms be written in small caps. So for example, I might write, Hearing aids do not cure \textsc{aids}. to produce ...
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points of R plot (saved to pdf) are not showing up with pdflatex

I am generating a pdf plot with R: library("ROCR") p <- c(0.226809355461365, 0.230331183191861, 0.245193329547248, 0.230982114615013, 0.231497802927267, 0.2296662312173, 0.224856867748048, 0....
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XeLaTeX pdfpages file size

I am using XeLaTeX to write my application. Everything was fine so far, but no I am adding pdf files with my certificates and the files size XeLatex is generating is about 36MB. Whereas the files I am ...
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Landscape page, PDF section title float

So here's my problem: I have a page in my thesis report which is in landscape orientation. A PDF file is on this page. This page also needs a (section) title. However this title is floating somewhere ...
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Transparancy/color gradient not displayed in every PDF viewer [closed]

For my CV I used headlines with color gradients. Now I recently discovered that the headlines are not displayed in some PDF viewers (e.g. the gmail preview of an pdf). On my Mac in the Preview App or ...
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RefugeePhrasebook - help needed to produce PDF [closed]

Hello everyone (and sorry for x-posting), I want to call your attention to a volunteer project that has been very active in the last couple of weeks, aiming to collectively produce and distribute ...
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2nd build to PDF stops with 3 errors when previous PDF is still open - Texniccenter 2.02, MikTex, [duplicate]

IT reimaged my PC (Windows 7) and I had to reinstall all the software they don't have on their standard image - including MikTeX and TeXniccenter. If I try to compile and output a PDF the second time,...
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PDF previewer with latextools / sublime in Linux?

I use Ubuntu and Sublime2. I was reading through the latextools readme, and got .tex files to compile and produce a PDF file with latextools in sublime. However, I thought that the PDF was supposed ...
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Set default pdf viewer in BibDesk

Is it yet possible to set the default PDF viewer in BibDesk? And if so how? I can't find anything within recent years about this, was heavily discussed about 5+ years ago. I know that I can open ...
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What checks do you make to ensure correctness/consistency of a LaTeX generated research article?

Of course, proofreading the entire article is the best way to catch errors in consistency, but often we submit articles very close to the deadline. Therefore, a list of standard quick checks would be ...
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pdf inclunding print version (in b/w)

is it possible to include in a pdf with colours (no images but some simple vector graphics created by tikz) also information for a black an white print (or a print in general), ie. defining that a ...
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Interactive graphs in PDF file with Latex?

There are several questions which are asking similar question, but not exactly. I'm looking for a tool/method in Latex to generate really interactive graphs, when by dragging something on the graph ...
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Insert an external PDF file in LyX file

I am trying to add my 10 pages external PDF file in between the LyX document. But when I convert my whole file in PDF version the external file only shows its first page. What should I do now?
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Workaround for the animations in Beamer? How to convert a pdf presentation to a Sozi svg?

I want to use Beamer to write my presentations, mainly because I can use TikZ code on it. I also use to include png and pdf figures, so I like to compile with pdflatex. However, I'm starting to hate ...
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TexStudio - Why is there no text on my pdf document?

My problem is that I can compile my document, but when I open it, I can't see any text or figures, only equations. I have no idea where to start checking, the only message that I get is that the ...
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How to add pdf photo to LaTex? [closed]

I have created a diagram using word drawing, however, when I saved it as a pdf and exported it with LaTeX the figure seem to be the whole page and could not adjust it only the figure size. If anyone ...
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Open PDF Viewer to Edit Location?

Some LaTeX tools such as texmaker open the PDF viewer to the last modified location after compilation. To clarify, I edit tex source, compile, and the PDF viewer automatically navigates to the ...
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Why isn't my title showing up?

Note: This question's answer does not apply to my question. I've written just about the simplest .tex file I can imagine: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} \title{The Influence of ...
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Why are many pdf-readers under windows unable to open my pdf-files created with pdflatex under linux/ubuntu distribution texlive [closed]

This is a question concerning two areas. OSs and creating pdf-documents from LaTex-scripts. The point is the following. When I create a pdf-file under Linux using pdflatex, I can open the file under ...
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TikZ image breaks PDF printing [closed]

I have a strange conundrum. I created this image in TikZ: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{fadings} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[color=black!30!white,line ...
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Can not find symbols in latex [duplicate]

I am new in latex and I need to express the following symbols: &, &&, ^, | , || , <, <=, >, >= , == , != , % When I write them in that way, nothing happens on the document. ...
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Print problem with 3D pgfplots (surf, shader=interp)

I recently encountered the same problem as in this post and since it still seems to be unsolved, I wanted to add a few details to it hoping that someone can help. I create a pdf in Texshop (Version 3....
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How can I make LaTex typeset a PDF regardless of an error?

When LaTex encounters an error in the .tex window (source) it reports the error in the console when I hit 'typeset' but does NOT produce a PDF. This is particularly distressing when I'm 40 pages into ...
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Embed .pdf file into latex-document goes wrong

I have the following problem: .... (here some text1) (here should the .pdf file appear) (here some text2) .... I need that order which you can see above. But the situation is that .pdf file ...
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Troubles with brackets while zooming [duplicate]

When I'm zooming the compiled document, all brackets and similar figures look like on the screen. I've already installed cm-super, so I don't have troubles with the font, but, I have no an idea why ...
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Expand bookmark by single-clicking on it

Probably being too pedantic but is it possible to expand a bookmark by single clicking on it? Emphasis on single clicking! I know it is possible to expand a bookmark by double clicking, but I want to ...
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Opening a non-PDF file clicking on a bookmark

I know it is possible to open a PDF file using bookmarks. But is it possible to open a non-PDF file by clicking on a bookmark? I've read all documentation from hyperref and bookmark packages but ...
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Invalid page tree PDF [closed]

I have a generated LaTeX (python scripts, getting data from different sources) document which is then compiled into a pdf with pdfLaTeX. Generally the structure of the document is the following \...
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Too big pdf images in latex file? [closed]

I have six 4MB pdf images of Excel graphs included in my latex code and now the compiler has much problem to load and update. Can images become too big in terms of memory or shouldn't that be a ...
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Splitting pdf file pages from middle of each page into two pages [closed]

I wonder how to split a pdf file pages from middle of each page into two pages (See here for reference). In past I was using pdfscissor in Windows 7 and Gscan2pdf and ScanTailor in Ubuntu 14.04. Now ...
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Why do PDF files produced by pdflatex not pass validation?

Why do simple PDF files compiled with pdflatex contain so many PDF errors? The simplest example I can see is "Hello World!" that once compiled, \documentclass{report} \begin{document} Hello ...
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Free, online way to convert a PDF (formulated by LaTeX) to an editable Word document?

I know there's many free ways to convert PDF's to Word documents, however the ones that I have found have converted the fonts incorrectly, the table of contents is misaligned and none of the internal ...
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Times font looks different when produced on different computers as the output of the same TexShop version.

The fact that the Times font in the PDFs copies of the same TexShop files looks considerably different depending on which computer I use has been a mistery for me for a long time. Can anyone please ...
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How to format a book appearence in the bibliography in LaTeX? [closed]

I use LaTeX to write a document. Therefore I need a Bibliography. Thus I created a .bib file with my sources. When I run LaTeX a book source looks like this: John A McDermid. Software Engineer's ...
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Extract image/vector art from PDF, encore

Follow-up question to Extracting image from PDF to use in LaTeX document? There is a logo in a beamer presentation that I need to reuse. I followed Herbert's answer to include the logo in my PDF and ...
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LaTeX Error: Environment DoxyRefList undefined. DoxyRefList

Im trying to generate pdf with doxygen. Already I have tex file generates, like "refman.tex". I can't compile with latex, or pdflatex. Here is the obtained error: *latex refman.tex This is pdfTeX, ...
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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 ...
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Compiling page ranges for particular sections

For my courses in informatics, I write a LaTeX document containing a number of examination questions each semester. For some reasons, I don't want to break this document into particular TeX files. ...
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How big of a file is too big for LaTex? [duplicate]

I am a new user to LaTex. Is there an upper limit to the PDF generable from Latex? What about performance? Suppose I would want to write a 500 pg long book on PDF, at what point is it going to ...
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tcolorbox 0pt wide lines visible in some PDF viewers

After compiling my document, boxes that should have some of the lines invisible (0 pt) have them still visible in some PDF viewers, namely Ubuntu's Evince, Firefox's default PDF viewer, and others. ...
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Problem in PS2PDF file size

I am using gnuplot to plot an input file. I pass this file to gnuplot from a bash script and the output is .ps. Then I convert it to pdf in my bash script, but the pdf cuts the rest of the plot off. I ...
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Trouble compiling using PS->PDF

While compiling a tex file using PS->PDF, I am getting the following error. Please help to understand and resolve it. The file is rps.tex. Error: /undefinedfilename in (rps.ps) Operand stack: ...
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which font is exactly used in this pdf document? [duplicate]

Hi, does anybody can help to recognize the font of this file. Please pay attention to "g"s. If it is typewritten, which font is nowadays similar to that in Office word? Thanks.
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Powerpoint: Export Images For Use With pdfLatex [closed]

I need to implement several images which exist in Microsoft Powerpoint into a latex document. The images are detailed. Would anyone have suggestions for a method which will improve resolution over ...
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How can I remove white margins from a pdf file?

I create a diagram in Visio and save as a pdf file. There is a large space between the text and the figure, as shown the following: If I understand well, the problem can be boiled down: how to save ...
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latex - superimposed figure in pdf file

Figure is superimposed over text in pdf document created from a dvi file. Not superimposed in ps document created from the same dvi file. \begin{figure} \scalebox{0.9}{\includegraphics{pbar.eps}} \...
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When I open and close the pdf made by LaTeX in Acrobat, I can't work anymore on LaTeX

I recently have a problem with my LaTeX, that when I open the pdf produced by LaTeX in Acrobat, I can not reproduce it and I have to restart Windows, it also give an error that is: \begin{document} ...
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Compile Error (no output PDF file produced) on my “overleaf” [closed]

As you can see, even without any code, I get this compile error below. Of course, with some codes, it throws me the same compile error. This is the full warning I got from the latex log: This is ...
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Replace latex equations in a PDF by rasterized graphics

Is it possible to generate a PDF file with pdflatex where the equations are replaced by rasterized images? This would make conversion to other word processors formats easier.