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Can one TeX file output to multiple PDF files?

I'd like to be able to create a TeX file that will output multiple PDF files with one compilation. I'm not even sure if this is possible. Here is the setup: I am writing dozens of cover letters for ...
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Problem inserting PDF into LaTeX

Okay so my MWE is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \graphicspath{{C:\Users\User\Documents\OU\LaTeX\TMA 02}} \usepackage{array} \begin{document} ...
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Texmaker generated pdf file of multi-file latex not showing the position of cursor

I am compiling LaTeX files with Texmaker on Ubuntu 14.04 system. When I run pdflatex and then view the .pdf file (internal), it does not show me the exact place where I am editing on Texmaker i.e. ...
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How to raise or lower text fields in pdf forms?

I've been having a misalignment issue between text fields generated with hyperref and the corresponding straight lines below them. The attached image illustrates the problem. The objective is ...
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Is there a direct way to get word count in TeXstudio?

The Text Analysis tool in TeXstudio is quite useful, but I seems I can not find a direct and accurate way to obtain the total number of words in the compiled PDF file. As I understood, this tool ...
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PDF-images -> slow scrolling

I use LaTeX for writing my Thesis. I recently added 7 pdf-images rendered in matlab. These images are placed one after another. When I scroll over this part of the thesis in pdfTex or Apple Preview ...
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How to compare content of xhtml and pdf file? [on hold]

Latex file is the source, from which pdf and xhtml file will be created. Now I need to compare the content of both pdf and xhtml file. Just to make sure whether the PDF file contents exist in xhtml ...
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No PDF output after updating Ghostscript to version 9.16 [on hold]

I use TeXnicCenter 2.02 64bit, MikTeX 2.9 64bit and I produce pdf files with gswin64c.exe. My command line in TeXnicCenter is -sPAPERSIZE=a4 -dSAFER -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite ...
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Template for The American Naturalist Journal

Does anyone know of a template for manuscripts of The American Naturalist Journal. On the instructions to the authors they say they accept manuscripts in latex, but, if i'm not missing something ...
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Using external pdfviewer when the pdf name is changed using -job-name

I am using TexMaker and SumatraPDF for a viewer. Everything works fine. I then wanted to change the pdf name when compiling using the following command: %& -job-name=SLR-Review This placed on ...
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How to produce documents accepted for archival by http://facile.cines.fr/ with pdflatex

For long-term archival, the PAC system of CINES requires specific conditions for PDF files. This is required for french Ph.D thesis in particular. The document must pass the online validation at ...
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I have a checkbox, but it does not print the answer

I need a checkbox with an "X" in it when checked. With the code I have right now, I can see the X, when I check it in Adobe reader, but it does not print the X. Also, the X is only visible, of I click ...
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Compiling .Rnw file into PDF in RStudio (Error: No file or directory)

I have a .Rnw file. I usually can "Compile" it into a PDF file in RStudio. However, I recently upgraded my R Version to 3.2.0. Now, when I try to "Compile" my .Rnw file I get an error: ...
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“pdf-in-usb-drive” call in beamer's bibliography

I want to include in the bibliography some pdfs I have in the same directory than the presentation. All the packages and things I use... I know I have "miswritten", but my program is sooo long that i ...
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Entire PDF document as appendix

I'm writing a report, where I need to include some large PDF files as the appendix. I tried using this command: \includepdf[pages={1-},scale=0.75]{myfile.pdf}[H] In the pdfpages package, but it ...
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How to make a link within a TeX file into to a page of an existing PDF file

Suppose there is a large online textbook in PDF, without TeX source code. How do I refer to a certain page of it within my PDFLaTeX document?
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How to make Æ Ø Å copyable from the PDF output [duplicate]

When building a PDF file with LaTeX the character å gets uncopyable. It only results in ̊a when copied. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[norsk]{babel} \begin{document} Try copying ...
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\ChoiceMenu multiple and simultaneously selection

I am trying to make a fillable PDF. Here is the example: \documentclass[12pt,pdftex]{article} \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} \setlength{\parskip}{2ex} %Encoding & language ...
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PDF table of contents, and some character accents [duplicate]

When I create a document with pdftex, I use chapter and section titles, and -through using babel- also accented characters. In the document itself these characters appear OK. Most of them appears ...
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Why does my conference/university require me to use DVI intermediary format?

I thought PDFLaTeX was simpler and eliminated useless steps as well as possible font issues? In other words what is the difference between a pdf generated using the LaTeX command and DVI's and the ...
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How do I edit PDF files produced by LaTeX in Illustrator? Fonts are not found

When I try to use Adobe Illustrator (CS4) to edit a PDF file produced by LaTeX with several equations in it, Illustrator complains that it can't find the fonts: The font CMBX10 is missing. Affected ...
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Make pdflatex output UTF-8 copy-pasteable when using Times font

I would like to use Adobe Times Roman font or its equivalent (like URW Nimbus Roman and fonts based on it), compiling with pdflatex to PDF -- the original intent was to have PDF smaller by using ...
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Export PDF for two printer - one pdf with just the pictures, the other one with the text

Do you know a possibility how to export a pdf, that has just blank space where the grahpics should be? (And the other way round) Why do I need this? I have a black and white laser printer and an ...
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Including certain graphics turns pages grey

When I include certain graphics in my LaTeX book, compile the tex file with pdflatex and then flatten the PDF, all the text on pages with either png or pdf graphics ends up grey instead of black. ...
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Beamer theme: not expected behaviours using different PDF readers

I wish to use hsrmbeamertheme in my dissertation. You can find and download it here: https://github.com/benjamin-weiss/hsrmbeamertheme . Unfortunately, I have found a lot of not expected behaviours ...
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How to share a tex file for review with someone that does not know latex? [duplicate]

I would like to know if there are practical ways of sharing latex texts for review with people that are not familiar with latex. Currently I use pygmentise: pygmentize -f html -O full -o ...
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preventing automatic detection of email addresses [closed]

I'm trying to use this resume template. When I compile the document, pdflatex is automatically detecting the email addresses in the header and formatting it as a clickable (mailto) link. I would like ...
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how to protect pdf geneated from pdflatex and xelatex [duplicate]

I've a .tex file. Most of the times, we use pdflatex to convert .tex to required .pdf. Some times, we use xelatex to convert .tex to required .pdf These pdfs are editable using various tools; is ...
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How to create identical PDF files with xelatex?

The question how to create identical PDF files with pdflatex was basically answered in this question already: How to create identical PDF files? The catch was to filter out the entry /ID in the ...
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includegraphics: How to check if PDF/PNG are transparent?

I am trying to generate PDF/A-1 compliant documents, in which transparency is not allowed. I would like to check, if included PDF and PNG images have transparency. Is there a TeX way to check this? ...
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Crop pdf graph to remove margins [duplicate]

I have input a graph as pdf into my latex document but there is a big white space underneath it. How do I crop my pdf so that is only includes the graph and no margins???
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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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Importing a pdf file that has filled in forms [duplicate]

I have a pdf file myfile.pdf in which I have filled in some forms. I'm trying to include that pdf file in a larger latex document using: \usepackage{pdfpages} ... \includepdf[pages={1}]{myfile.pdf} ...
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Colored mainfont with fontspec in a textblock yields to pdf error with LuaLaTex [closed]

When I (1) change the color of the mainfont with the fontspec package, (2) put some text in a textblock environment and (3) compile the document with LuaLaTex, the resulting pdf when opened with Adobe ...
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Sound in pdf generated by beamer [duplicate]

I am trying to include sound in beamer slides in such a way that the resulting pdf file works "independently" of any sound file (self-sufficient way). I found that with media9 it was possible to do ...
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LyX issue with the viewer

I just installed MiKTeX and LyX on my new Apple laptop (yosemite 10.10). When I open an old .lyx file or create a new one the eyes icon on the top left (cmd R) for creating a PDF is inactive, as well ...
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My PDF viewer does not support animations or actually my code is wrong?

I'm new in MikTex's animation world. I was trying to create a simple animation with this elementary code \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{animate} ...
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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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How can I generate PDF metadata from LaTeX?

I am writing a document using LaTeX and generating PDF. Can anybody tell me how I can generate the PDF metadata, e.g. author or title, from LaTeX? On Windows XP, I am using MikTex's texify to ...
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Going “back” when using hyperref

I'm including \usepackage{hyperref} so that each instance of \ref (as well as each page number in the index and the table of contents) automatically links to that page. When I'm viewing the document ...
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Similar package with fontawesome

Is there any other package similar to fontawesome? I ask that because i can not use fontawesome as it scales the icons in adobe reader X (I am using friggeri.cls). Same problem in this link: Friggeri ...
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Problem add to pdf image file in directory

MWE, \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{import} \graphicspath{ {ABC/} } \newcommand{\circuit}[1]{ \begin{center} ...
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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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Okular and Evince do not find pdf hyperlinks correctly

Okular, Evince and AdobeReader5 do not hit the referenced hyperlink marks. These applications go repeatedly, reliably, one page too far in document when clicking a link. AdobeReader9, FoxitReader and ...
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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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It is possible to make fonts appear heavier (darker) in pdf output of Latex?

[Edited to include what I have learned from the answers.] I am using Latex in TeX Live on my Mac, through TeXLive. I compile .pdf files using Pdflatex. I use the default fonts. [These fonts are ...
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upgraded to Yosemite, texshop 3.50, problem with graphics in pdf output

I have just upgraded to Yosemite and texshop 3.50. My code worked fine before but now some figures won't appear correctly and seem to be a tiny mosaic of other figures when I scroll through the pdf ...
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Boxes produced by `mdframed` do not completely outline a region in certain PDF viewers? [closed]

I am using Adobe Acrobat Professional v. 9, on Windows 8.1. Here's a minimum (not) working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mdframed} % noteboxes, boxes, etc. ...
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Include PDF without space on the left

I'm trying to include a PDF and then add text to it using overpic: \documentclass[a4paper]{article}% ensure identical page size \usepackage[abs]{overpic} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{geometry} ...
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pdf image is imported without x and y axes label

I am trying to import a pdf image into Latex with the below code, however, the image appears without any x and y axes labels. Not sure what is the problem. Here is a link to the pdf file. ...