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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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Missing jump to source

I used to be able to right click on the pdf and the bottom of the list would be a "jump to source" option which would take me to the source code where I had clicked on the pdf. It is no longer there ...
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PdfTexify versus dvi2pdf: problem with eps figure

I have problem to get eps pictures when I use PdfTexify in WinEdt 8.0 (MikTeX 2.9). It works if I use dvi2pdf, but I prefer PdfTexify, because it allows me to include attachments in pdf file as well ...
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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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Image size/zoom in pdf

Scenario: I include a jpeg file in a LaTeX-generated pdf. When the pdf is displayed at 100% size, the image is shown properly. However, pdfs at their "natural" size are usually rather smaller. The ...
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Is it possible to use LaTeX tools with pdf preview?

So I want to use LaTeX in sublime text 2, and I came across the plugin LaTeXTools. It works great, but it requires me to install Skim PDF Viewer. Is it possible to set it up so that when I compile the ...
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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 ...
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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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!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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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 ...