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pdf link does not work with latex/dvips/pstopdf execution

I have this simple LaTeX file: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{hyperref} \hypersetup{% linkcolor=blue, colorlinks=true,% hyperlinks will be black pdfborderstyle={/S/U/W 1}% border style with ...
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How to make the PDFs produced by `pdflatex` smaller?

I feel that the PDFs produced by pdflatex are too huge. So for example my 50 page book with no illustrations is 500KB. I feel it should be more like 50K or even less. The .tex files together are just ...
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Lyx: export with tracking changes to pdf

I want to export from Lyx a document as a PDF file. Since my person I am sending the file to does not have Lyx I would like to send him the PDF file containing the changes I made since the last ...
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PDF viewer with auto update for WinEdt

Is there a PDF viewer featuring auto update for WinEdt? [WinEdt V 5.5 on WinVista machine] I find WinEdt very comfortable to work with but the fact that one has to re-open Acrobat after every ...
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Creating a PDF form that accepts uploaded images

I am creating some forms that require users to stick photos in boxes. I was wondering if one could, with some PDF magic, create forms that could accept user supplied (via an upload button on the form) ...
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mmap/cmap problem: text in equations is not properly copy-pastable

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[noTeX]{mmap} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} $(A\to B)\vdash B$ sample text ...
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Drivers other than pdftex.def not supported, epstopdf problem? [closed]

I get this error when using Quick Build (pdfLatex + view pdf) File /usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/oberdiek/epstopdf-base.sty Type Warning Line line 1 Message ...
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How to convert text in a PDF file from fonts/text to outlines?

I have PDF graphic in which I would like to have fonts removed. All other properties of the file should remain (such as size, etc). The output file should be in PDF as well. The text itself should be ...
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How to upload LaTeX-generated pdf paper to arXiv without LaTexXsources

arXiv is smart enough to detect whether your pdf is generated by LaTeX. If it is, arXiv asks for the sources of the pdf instead of the pdf file itself. This is really annoying and inconvenient. Can ...
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How can (easily) superimpose different text over odd/even pages of an included PDF file?

I have a series of pdf files that I'm trying to combine. That much I can do without any problem. What I also need to do is add a small amount of text to the top 'outside' corner of each page, ...
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How to autorotate pdflscape landscape pages when n-upping

I'm using pdflscape for my landscape pages in an A5 portrait document. Then I use the following command line to prepare the PDF to be printed on A4 paper: pdftk blank.pdf document.pdf output ...
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Exporting a tagged PDF

I use LaTeX for typesetting daily document. These include correspondence with patients, certificates etc. Is there any way I can tags (or keywords) for running subsequent searching from inside LaTeX ...
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Copy from PDF without line breaks at end of each line

When I produce the PDF, open it and copy the paragraph into notepad, there is a forced line break at the end of every line in the PDF. Is there a way to get over this, so that I can copy the paragraph ...
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How to convert PDF to EPS?

I can't find a tool to convert PDF to EPS, neither in MikTeX nor in TeXLive. Is there such a tool actually? Update: Based on Herbert's accepted answer, I simplify his batch as follows: #!/bin/sh ...
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PDF compression automatically with TeXWorks or WinEdt in Windows 7?

Currently I use TeXWorks or WinEdt to generate my PDF then open a command window and execute the following to compress the file: >gswin64c.exe -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dMaxSubsetPct=100 ...
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LyX - Unable to Preview PDF after Upgrade 2.0.6 to 2.1.3

I recently had to upgrade my LyX distribution to remain compatible with a LyX distribution on a different machine. When I upgraded (2.0.6 to 2.1.3), I was no longer able to generate preview PDFs. I ...
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Error of “cannot determine size of graphics”

I know this topic is covered elsewhere in this forum, so I would not ask if I was not desperate and had tried everything I could already. I have a large PhD thesis with over a hundred images in it ...
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Printed PDF is missing some text when using `multicols` [closed]

I've prepared a 3-column equation sheet in LyX using the {multicols}{3} environment. The generated PDF looks great, but when I print it, some text is missing. Here are all the details: It's a ...
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Is there a way to compress pdf file? [duplicate]

I am generating my PDF document (thesis) with LuaLaTeX. Almost all of my figures are made with the pgfplots package and do not exceed 40 kB. The document is 178 pages. The size of this document is 34 ...
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g-brief produces letter format PDF instead of A4 depending on system settings [duplicate]

I'm using g-brief to produce a letter. However, on my computer, the resulting PDF has the letter format, whereas I need A4. I figured g-brief only produces A4 PDF files, so I'm surprised. When I ...
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How can tagged PDFs be created that support Universal Accessibility and reflowing?

How to create tagged PDF such that they will be: good enough for PDF/UA "reflowable" on smaller screens and ebook readers Any syntax & any engine are of interest, but I'm most interested in ...
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Multiple PDFs with page group included in a single page warning

I updated TeX Live to the Ubuntu Quantal version (2012.20120611-4) and I suddenly got this warning: PDF inclusion: multiple pdfs with page group included in a single page This is a minimal ...
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How to embed fonts within a ConTeXt document?

I wrote a book using ConTeXt. I used a typescript to define the fonts. When compiled and viewed on my computer, the fonts appeared correctly. I sent my book to a printing place to have them print the ...
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When including a graphic using text in LaTeX, “fi” and “ff” are not printed after compiling. How can I change this? [duplicate]

In my study, I include PDF graphics as images in order to receive high resolution graphics. These PDF graphics are initially created in Power Point, printed as PDF there, and then included in the ...
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Insert (and ref) uncompressed PDF literals in Latex document?

I'm having a document whose source files are kept in git, and I'd like something similar to Print subversion repo number on each page ... I've already managed to pull the information I need and show ...
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How to generate a “named destination” in PDF?

According to the Evince help, one can open a PDF at the location of a "named destination": SYNTAX evince [--help] [--page-label=PAGE | --page-index=NUM‐ BER | --named-dest=DEST] ...
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Can't write on file in Xelatex [duplicate]

The code is: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} hello world \end{document} WinEdt in WIN7 Error messages: Command Line: xelatex.exe --interaction=errorstopmode --synctex=1 ...
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Does most of the formatting remain intact when a standard thesis PDF is converted to Word? [duplicate]

Overall formatting of the PDF document which was built from LaTeX and then later converted to MS Word.
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Inserting latex lines into a pdf? [closed]

Apologies in advance if this is a simple question. I spent a couple hours on google and couldn't really figure it out! I takes Physics notes at uni by editing PDFs that contain skeleton notes. I ...
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Embedding LaTex code in pdf [closed]

Basically what I would like is a possibility to copy-paste LaTeX code (e.g. Formulas) from a PDF document, for use into other LaTeX documents, is this possible? I'm not aquainted enough with the pdf ...
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Preparing PDF files for ebook readers, etc.

People are nowadays increasingly often reading papers on screen, using ebook readers, tablet PCs, laptops, etc. A typical PDF file generated with Latex is far from ideal for such use; in particular, ...
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Responsive design with LaTeX

Is there any concept similar to responsive design, as in responsive web design, in TeX/LaTeX? That is, is it possible to include hints or directives that optimize layouts for different screens? PDFs ...
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Rotate single PDF page when viewing

I got a Latex document which renders fine, some content is rotated using the turn environment from the rotate package. Everything works like it should. Except: It know that it is possible to display ...
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Trying to emulate CSS “object-fit” behaviour with PDF's and LaTeX/TikZ

I have a collection of PDF files (each exactly one page) each one with a possibly different size and aspect ratio. I'd like to create a document where I include each PDF into a box of the same size, ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to substitute text inside a pdf figure?

I have a drawing made by the CAD DraftSight, I exported the drawing into a .pdf file and then I included it with \usepackage{graphicx} % ... \begin{figure}[!htb] \centering ...
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OTF installation - error - files must be included entirely

Argh! Maybe the fonts I got are useless? I got a set of OTF fonts and am trying to install them for use with MikTeX pdflatex. (Yes I know about XeTeX and LuaTeX and that it could be easier with them. ...
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PDF updating on OS X Yosemite

Since OS X Yosemite, the standard Preview.app no longer seems to keep position when updating a LaTeX PDF. I tried PDFView, which does keep position, but renders text very ugly. (Same engine as ...
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file exporting DRAFT notation [closed]

I am exporting my lyx file to pdf by going to File -> Export -> PDF (pdflaetx) However, when I open my exported pdf file I get a notation at the top of some of the pages with the word DRAFT followed ...
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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 ...
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Embed link to an embedded file

I am embedding a PDF file inside my LaTeX-generated PDF file using embedfile: \usepackage{embedfile} \embedfile{myfile.pdf} I would like to also insert a link that the user can click on to open the ...
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PDF printer decreases filesize of pdflatex output considerably. Why?

This is probably not exactly a TeX question, but I assume many people concerned with TeX might also have ideas about this issue. If I compile the following "minimum" example with pdflatex on Windows, ...
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Change view-command in Emacs and AUCTeX (pdf mode)

My version of Emacs and AUCTeX[1] uses TeX-evince-sync-view for viewing pdf. This command is not working for some reason. Evince is launched but Emacs freezes and I have an error Couldn't find ...
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PDF Figure doesn't show the Curve

I use Mac Numbers to produce my charts. I export them as PDF and put in my latex file. But in the compiled matex file, I see everything expect the curve. As an example, here is the figure I produced ...
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Problem with positioning a figure environment inside \resizebox

I'm writing a document including figures exported from Inkscape (in pdf+latex format). These figures use a figure environment containing all the text labels and a \includegraphics macro that imports ...
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Beamer PDF presentation - how can i invert colors easily?

Suppose you are going to do a presentacion using a beamer PDF file and you dont know what size the rooms is, neither how much light there is. Under this circumstances, it would be better to have a ...
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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: ...
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Is it possible to produce a PDF with un-copyable text?

Is it possible to produce a PDF with un-copyable text? I mean, when you want to copy text from the PDF, you can't copy it or what you copy is nonsense characters.
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How to have a precise control on the size of each page?

I would like to produce a pdf document whose pages have various lengths and fixed widths. An easier situation The easiest case would be for instance: the first page has a length of 10cm all the ...
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Jabref external PDF viewer not working with newly added papers

I've been using Jabref for a while and linking files so that I can just click the PDF icon on the left to open the relevant papers (or use shift+F5 etc). But lately when I add new pdf's they won't ...