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GIF/SWF animation embedded in LaTeX document (PDF) [duplicate]

There seem to be plenty of resources for how to do it (even on this website), but I'm struggling with the process. Can someone provide a link to an example pdf with the working animations in it? The ...
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Revisiting producing structured PDFs from LaTeX

I am trying to produce a structured or 'tagged' PDF from pdftex (Tex Live 2012) that passes automated tests in Adobe Acrobat for tagging. I need to do this so that LaTeX will be accepted as a way of ...
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TikZ: add “alt tag/caption/invisible text” for accessibility

I'm using this amazing tex.sx answer tikz star macro for rendering a x-out-of-y stars graphic for my skills on my resumé. The resume is done with xelatex and exported to pdf. Because it is a resumé, ...
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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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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 are the glyph (character) names in PDF-files determined?

PDF-files make internal use of glyph names. For example, the name of ≈ (U+2248; TeX \approx) appearing in a PDF-file might be approxequal. One can find such names in a TeX-generated PDF-file by ...
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pdf into latex: suggestions [closed]

I would like to ask you how to insert a PDF in a LaTeX page. I did, but it does not look very nice: Could you suggest me some improvement?
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converting a hyperlinked pdf \includepdf to black and white

Most recent scientific articles come with hyperlinks within the document (generally linking citations to the references; e.g. this file). These are often coloured. When including them into a TeX ...
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How to create two PDFoutput from the same source

I have a very long source file. I would like to prepare from this source two PDF files: PDF contains all of the source file PDF containing only a few, marked earlier parts of the source file. How ...
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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?

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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Using Inkscape “pdf+latex” pictures: “pdfTex warning: PDF inclusion: multiple pdfs with page group included in a single page” [duplicate]

When I include multiple pictures produced in Inkscape and saved as pdf+latex in one page I get the warning: pdflatex> pdfTex warning: pdflatex.exe (file D:/..... .pdf): PDF inclusion: multiple ...
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pdflatex removes highlights in the included PDF

I have a figure in the PDF format and there are some texts in the figure (pdf) are highlighted. However, when I include this PDF file into latex document, the highlights are automatically removed. Do ...
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How to find the exact location of Type 3 fonts in PDF?

While generating PDFs, we often ends up with some Type 3 fonts. We can find the existence of Type 3 fonts in a PDF by providing pdffonts <filename.pdf>. Also, can find the exact page by giving ...
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Replace ocgtools' ocgpicture with ocgx [closed]

Since ogctools isn't working for me with TexLive2013, I try to rebuild its command \ocgpicture which shows a picture and by clicking on this it is show in full size. By clicking on the big picture it ...
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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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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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Is PDF capable of conditional display and, if so, how can I achieve it with pdfTeX/friends?

Most of the time, we (or more conservatively, I) think of PDF as a static format fit for printing. I've been surprised in the past at how versatile it is -- how dynamic and interactive it can be -- ...
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How to get abstracts of referenced works as mouseover texts in the generated pdf?

For a BibTeX entry, there is a field called abstract into which the abstract of a work can be entered. Including the abstract as plain text in the compiled document for every reference in the BibTeX ...
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Use of unicode-math results in “unprintable” PDF

In the following example, if I uncomment the inclusion of unicode-math, I still get an PDF that shows up fine in my PDF Viewer (Evince), but none of the equation shows up in print. Why is that? ...
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PDF Merge of pdfs with differing page size

Can a single PDF file, which is the result of a merge, contain pages of different sizes, e.g. A4 and Letter? If so, can you point me to merge tools that preserve page size?
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Expand (for PDF ToC) biblatex's citation commands

For a research report I want to embed some of the cited papers as PDFs (with \includepdf). As all related metadata is available in the bibtex database and also the PDF filenames can be computed out of ...
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Problem with url link-`~` is replaced by %257E

I am adding a url in my document using \url{}. The link, however doesn't lead to where it is suppossed to lead. My code is \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} ...
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Search for LaTeX in PDF

Is it possible to search for LaTeX characters like \alpha in a PDF file? Perhaps there's some PDF reader that can do that?
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Free reference manager and PDF organizer for Windows [closed]

I'm looking for a reliable reference manager and PDF organizer in order to make my research work more efficient and productive. In particular, I would like the software to help me to export references ...
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Friggeri resume - Very different rendering in different readers

I wrote my CV using the Friggeri resume template, but I just noticed a problem: the document it's rendered very differently between Acrobat Reader and FoxIt PDF Reader and Document Viewer: I used ...
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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 ...
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Join several pdf files 4 on 1 page

Issue I want to join several pdf files to a single pdf with 4 pages on one page and continuously proceeding pages using just one SINGLE tex file. Something like: ...
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Is is possible to show the beamer output full screen on monitor 2 like powerpoint? [closed]

I was wondering whether it is possible to full screen the pdf i.e beamer output in monitor 2 showing the contents in monitor 1 as well. I am using monitor extend properties in windows. Powerpoint has ...
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How to put a counter ``This page has been viewed … times'' on PDFLaTeX output?

I asked a similar question on tracking codes. which was migrated to SO. This is a bit different. Can a PDFLateX output have a counter? Can a link on a PDFLaTeX output have a counter associated with ...
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How to force “one page view mode”?

In the first answer of How to display cover page alone in the "two page view" mode a two page view mode for PDFs is realized via \pdfcatalog{/PageLayout /TwoPageRight}. Do you know the ...
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Adobe Acrobat's markup and annotate trough LaTeX?

Adobe Acrobat has the feature that enables the user to markup words or lines and to add an annotation to these markups. These features do not only exits in Acrobat. The markup looks like this: Is ...
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Is it possible to have pictures in .pdf and .eps in LaTeX?

I am a beginner in LaTeX and I want know if there is a way to have 2 images of different types in LaTeX: \documentclass[a4paper,openright,12pt]{report} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} % espanol ...
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making low-quality PDF files clearer

Some research papers available on the web have low-quality outputs. For example, see this. It seems that it was converted from a PS file and typeset in (La)TeX. However, it has all the font ...
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How to insert a newline into TextField default?

I need to insert \newline character as part of TextField default. The code below as suggested by Heiko Oberdiek in 2003 fails (see "multiline TextField" site:tug.org:) ...
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Adding a cover image to an existing pdf file breaks th links of the original pdf [duplicate]

We have a main.pdf, and a cover image and a tex file. When we use texlive2013 to add the cover image and the contents of the tex file in the main pdf, the links in the main pdf breaks, in the sense ...
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How to put Unicode characters in LaTeX title? [closed]

I want to put Unicode characters in LaTeX's title: \title{Unicode} I got ignore message when running make all-pdf, though I had put the lines below in the tex file: \usepackage{CJKutf8} ...
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Making a series of child TeX files and including them as “chapters” in a parent file?

I want to build a big PDF of multiple TeX files which will all have the same preamble. They'll have \newcommand and \renewcommand as well as \usepackage and \documentclass because each file should be ...
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Is it possible to create a PDF document of undefined, variable height with Latex? [duplicate]

I would like to create a PDF document with LateX, whose width is fixed but whose height is variable. What do I mean by variable? I mean that the document will have a priori one page, but that the ...
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How to set the dimensions of the document? [duplicate]

I would like to create with LaTeX a PDF document whose pages have prescribed dimensions. For instance, I would like to create a document whose pages have dimension 5cm x 5cm. Is it possible, and if ...
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How to modify the default LaTeX package parameters of Sphinx?

I want to generate pdf by using Sphinx. Sphinx generates pdf through LaTeX. But I have to add unicode=true to package hyperref of LaTeX: \usepackage[unicode=true]{hyperref} But Sphinx has generated ...
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Rendering PDF graphics without aliasing

I am using MATLAB to generate .eps vector graphics, editing them in Adobe Illustrator, and then saving them as a PDF. When I view the image through Adobe Acrobat, it is covered with cross-hatched ...
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Making equations copyable in pdf

I would like to write a .pdf, where my readers could copy the rendered formulae and paste them directly in their TeX documents. And the copied text would automatically be: \int x\sin ...
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Space in while printing but not viewing PDF [closed]

I am trying to write in a IEEETran class of latex. I have a very strange problem. The minimum stripped code is as follows - \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \def \b {\beta~} ...
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Help me to recover the seed ! pdfuniformdeviate

I made a BIG mistake : I compiled a file and used some macro with pdfuniformdeviate. But I did not realized I will need to recompile this (official) document with the SAME random sampling. I keep all ...
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Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat

I would like to know, if I can use LaTeX to generate report if I only have Adobe Reader or do I need Adobe Acrobat as well?
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How to change font for a TextField with pdfLaTeX? [duplicate]

First of all, I am a TeX-Noob, so this may be easy answered by a pro ;-) We have MiKTeX 2.9 and pdfLaTeX for creating pdf documents. One pdf document contains multiple form fields (TextField), and ...
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How to convert an A5 document (PS or PDF) to an A4 document (PDF)?

I have a document with A5 pages (created from a TeX file) and want to combine pairs of A5 pages to A4 pages. That is, without scaling, page 1 and 2 of the A5 document should become page 1 of the A4 ...
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Header and page numbers with pdfpages

I have a chapter of attachments which contains pdf files in this format, using the awesome pdfpages package: \chapter{Title} Lots of multipage pdfs following ...
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Strange border on PNG images in pdf [duplicate]

I make figures in powerpoint, export them as pngs, and include them in my document. I sometimes get strange borders around them, sometimes around indivual elements of the ppt file, like this (black ...
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How to do basic math with FIGURE counter in PDF bookmarks

I'm preparing a document (revtex4-1 class) with figures. I'd like to have bookmark for each figure in the PDF, so I use hyperref with the following command that inserts figures: ...