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Generating Help Documentation (Tree Format) [on hold]

The question: Is there a good free tool/plugin for/in Latex for creating documentation meeting the requirements below? Background: As part of an extensive software project, I need to publish a large ...
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Links is it possible to show alternate text when the pdf is printed?

I want to have an electronic pdf version that says: See the game Guillotine (video). But in the printed version it should just say: See the game Guillotine. Is this type of behavior ...
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Include PDF on the same page

I would like to append the several-pages .pdf directly after the section-heading. \subsection{Kopie des Projektantrages} \includepdf[pages=-, fitpaper=true]{\antrag} // my PDF file-command ... but ...
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PDF as a data container

Inserting data about article to the PDF It is possible to pass title and author of the article to the appropriate hyperref package options? I want to be the values of \title - Title of the article ...
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Copying from PDF gives crypted string [duplicate]

I got a book for "Lebensmittelanalytik" as a PDF. When I copy anything in the PDF I get strings like this: bflyflNSMàTTflLxNxLYTàü. I tried to compile it with LaTeX and the pdfpages package, but it ...
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Set 'end of document' signal within PDF from LaTeX

So I am developing a LaTeX document that will have several copies of the same or similar 'document' within it. Eg pages 1-10 might be a proforma pre-populated with someone's name and details, and then ...
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Importing .pdf image created by Inkscape UNSCALED [on hold]

I created a simple drawing in Inkscape, which I exported as .pdf to include it into a LaTeX file. In the image I want to have a nice 5mm grid. (Created using Extensions->Render->Grids...) If I ...
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PDF Layers (OCG) using latex->dvips

I want to generate a ps file with layers. Ocg.sty does not support ps, so I want to write a simple example by myself to see if its possible. I took a pdf version from here and tried to change the ...
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Can or will pdf with MinionPro produced by ps2pdf allow to search for words with ligatures, such as “final”?

This is either a question or an encouragement, depending on the situation. If a pdf typeset with latex and made into a pdf with ps2pdf contains the word "final", searching for that word in the pdf ...
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How to make the pdf output of better print quality?

The pdf output generated from by LaTeX is usually not as clear or black as the standard documents would usually be preferred. The search so far suggests that either the fonts used or the Ghostscript ...
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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 ...
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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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insert a pdf image(created in Tex) in a beamer slide [duplicate]

I am facing difficulty in sizing the pdf image being imported into the beamer slide presentation. This is because the original image generated in tex has a lot of unused space. Please advise me how I ...
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What is the difference between pdf “print ready” and just straight pdf? [migrated]

I am about to get a book printed and the term: "pdf print ready" has come up. How is this different from an ordinary pdf file?
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Include PDF images with interpolate=true

I was happy to read that \includegraphics allows setting the interpolate flag for imported images: \includegraphics[interpolate]{testimg} This works wonderfully if testimg is a PNG image. ...
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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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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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xinclude pdf in a latex document as appendix - where pdfpages does not work

I am having a problem including pdf pages in latex as appendix. I have tried using pdfpages but including \usepackage{pdfpages} in my style file of my thesis does not allow the code to work. Below is ...
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embedded pdf viewer doesn't show me the page I just compiled but a random one

I'm using Texmaker 4.4.1, and I have the following problem: When I compile my document, the empedded pdf viewer doesn't show me the corresponding lines I just compiled, and it may show me even a ...
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when include eps to texshop, why is there automatically generated a convert-to-pdf file

I'm compiling a report using mac texshop and I want to add an eps. picture. I just don't understand whenever I use the following command \usepackages{graphicx} \begin{figure} ...
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How to track changes between PDFs?

I've got a modestly large document (60 pages or so), of technical documentation, in two versions (one of them improved). Unfortunately, I seem to have lost the source of the older version (but I do ...
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PDF in Texmaker does not update changes

I just installed Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon). I am using the embedded PDF-Viewer in Texmaker. Now when I make a quick build and click the arrow left of pdf-viewer, the old PDF without the changes stays ...
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pdflatex without ghostscript to preserve transparency of included pdfs

I'm trying to include a pdf with a transparent gradient using pdflatex from texlive installed with macports. Using the article class (not standalone), the transparency of the included pdf is lost when ...
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included pdf files, shift to the left [duplicate]

I'm totally new and hope that this isn't a stupid question... Anyway I downloaded this template and used it to write my thesis but at the end I wanted to add some pdf files as annexes. So in my annex ...
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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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Word document to PDF [migrated]

I have a word (MS Word) document of containing ordered/un-ordered lists and tables. When I save/export this file as PDF it appears that, lists and tables are not converted as PDF TR/TD/TABLE tags and ...
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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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Converting EPS file to standalone PDF with PSFRAGs or compiling both data types in one Latex file

I have a few figure files and some of them are already PDF files, for example directly obtained from MATLAB as PDF standalone file. Some 3 or 4 files are EPS files with which I use PSFRAG to embed the ...
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Test the hyperlinks of a pdf document [closed]

Is there any way to test the hyperlinks of a pdf file ? Suppose I have a pdf file containing a large number of hyperlinks, can I test automatically the response I will have when following those links ...
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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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Search in pdf and babel

I noticed that in my PDF-files search does not work if there is an ukrainian letter "i" in the word. Nevertheless, the search is works well in the words with the two other specific for ukrainian ...
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How to configure TeXnicCenter 2.0 with Sumatra (2013/2014/2015 version)

Despite having gone through Configure TexnicCenter with something else than Adobe Reader X and having looked at the TeXnicCenter + Sumatra Tutorial, there seems to some little changes for ...
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AucTex does not export Hebrew to a pdf file [duplicate]

I created the following bilingual LaTeX document in English and Hebrew. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello שלום \end{document} I exported the document to a pdf file using the key ...
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Poor Kerning in pdfLaTeX output, am I doing something wrong?

Just for the sake of clarity I'm using Linux Mint 17, with TeX Live. I'm using TeXworks to edit my TeX code. Here is the LaTeX code I'm using: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Very Keen Katz ...
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PDF form as background image - filling the form fields

I'd like to elaborate my proof of concept so that I can be confident with selected tools/packages for this task before I start implementing it. Scenario. I have several documents (each document has ...
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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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LaTeX options for kindle?

I was wondering if there are any good settings to produce a PDF suitable for reading on a (6 inch) kindle. Main use is for intermediate reading of academic papers while they are being written: Text ...
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Why does scaling a figure eliminate part of it?

I have a bunch of graphics produced by SAS software. When I put them in my document using e.g. \begin{figure}[H] \includegraphics[scale = 1]{FitPlot} \caption{Parameters by ...
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How to convert docx with LaTeX syntax to pdf without LaTeX

I have no experience of producing documents in LaTeX, but on occasions I proofread a Word document that has been generated with LaTeX syntax visible, in conjunction with a PDF that does not show the ...
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Output viewers for use with LaTeX

What viewers do you use for reviewing the beautifully-styled output of your LaTeX source? List PDF, DVI and PostScript options. Possibly, one entry per answer, and list platform availability, ...
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How does PDF or PDF Viewer define a rounding rule for stroke thickness?

I defined a sequence of line segments of different thickness each as follows. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multido} \parindent=0sp \begin{document} ...
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Could not insert pdf graphics

Using \includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{mypdf} I tried to insert a PDF image to my XeLaTeX document. But instead of the images empty area places in its place. \documentclass{article} ...
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TikZ/TeX: Minimum line width/maximum resolution

I would like to employ TikZ for some constructive work, namely, programming a FabLab laser cutter. This nifty device gets a 2d drawing (as PDF) and cuts along all hairlines in the PDF. A harline is ...
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Error: PDF File not found after compiling

I'm using TeXmaker on a Mac. I created my .tex file. I compiled it and the editor tells me that the .log file is created and the PDF file is written. Then, when I click on view PDF, it gives me the ...
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Is there a way to extract data from a PDF form and use it to generate a report in LaTeX?

I tried to search for this question but failed. I hope it is not a duplicate. I am trying to automate the process of summarizing a long PDF form. I want to extract data from certain fields in a PDF ...
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How to set security options for a PDF using pdflatex

My questions is very simple. How can I set security setting for a PDF file created with PDFLatex? I should set some password or print permissions, etc.
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How to protect a PDF generated via LaTeX [duplicate]

I've seen several questions similar to this one, but mine is how I can protect my PDF: Extract contents. Print. And, eventually, customize all the meta tag.
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Can I get exactly the same pdf document (sha1) when I recompile latex document? [duplicate]

If there are no date/time specific variables in tex content (just text)... Can I after running xelatex command get the same .pdf (byte to byte) when .tex file isn't changed?
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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 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 ...