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How to prevent Furigana (Hiragana put above Kanji) from being copied?

The following MWE will generate pages containing Kanji with Furigana. A Furigana is a text put above Kanji to let us know how to pronounce the Kanji. MWE \documentclass{book} \usepackage{xeCJK} \...
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3D PDF : howto convert VRML with colors to U3D or PRC?

I'm using media9 package and it is great! What I'm trying to get is to have a 3D PDF coming from one or more VRML objects. I cannot find anymore the DeepExploration sw http://www.righthemisphere.com/...
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How do I open PDF in Adobe Reader DC without locking the file from being updated by pdflatex?

I don't know if this is possible on Adobe Reader DC on Windows, but asking in case someone has managed to do it. When I am working on a large document in LaTeX (I use TexStudio) I sometimes like to ...
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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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Help with setting Winedt 9.1 version

I would like some help in Winedt setup. I use the Winedt 9.1 version and in the others programs like that (Tex center, tex studio), when I compile some file, the program open the pdf file in the page ...
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Include a functional 3D pdf file

I have a 3D pdf file (.pdf) I want to include in an appendix (image 5). When opening the file separately with Adobe Reader, one can zoom in on the object, rotate it etc. I would like to have the same ...
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texorpdfstring with two arguments

The space between the first and the second chapter is different. I know the issue is with the newcommand \chapterAndAuthor with the texorpfdstring command. I added the command texorpfdstring to get no ...
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Nanoletters submission problem - pdf figures

I'm trying to submit a paper to Nano Letters. However, the site states it only accepts figures in pdf or tiff format instead of my usual eps format. So I tried replacing the figures with their pdf ...
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Texmaker: showing the same old pdf

I recently installed Mepis on my computer, so I had to install LiveTex, TeXmaker, etc. from scratch. Everything works fine in TeXmaker, except for the .pdf. Every time I compile and want to see the ....
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How to export Visio graphic for Tex document?

Visio can export many different image formats but only .emf and .pdf as vector graphics. Tex can only handle .eps and .pdf vector graphics and therefor .pdf is the file format to go. But there is the ...
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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 can I prepare a PDF file for a colour overlay with `\color`?

I want to include colorised icons in a mdframed environment. Since I think that in the near future I will probably need the icons to have varying colours, I'd like to use the \color{...}{\...
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TOC depth and issue with bookmarks

I am experiencing a trouble when compiling my PDF file. I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and Texmaker (PDFLaTeX) to get the file. I have the following MWE : \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[left=2cm,...
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Type 3 fonts in output PDF file

I am trying to submit an article through ScholarOne Manuscript Central. However, when I try to look at the PDF proof I get the Font Type 3 error. I have used PDFLatex to compile the file, using eps ...
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Okular doesn't recognize text [duplicate]

I am writing articles using Kile on Windows 7. I have a problem with search in the output file. For some reason, Okular doesn't recognize the text. Trying to copy something with the option text ...
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Why do my PDF figures in PDFTeX look bad in print?

I am using several figures created using Matplotlib in a LaTeX document that I compile with PDFTeX. When I print the compiled PDF, I find that the figure quality is not optimum on some printers, ...
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locking pdf viewer in TexStudio

I find the pdf view in TexStudio not really confortable. Especially, when I needs to scroll the pdf, I have to fit size to width to make the scroll handy. But, when the viewer is indeed fit to size, ...
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Pandoc: Markdown to PDF, without cutting off code block lines that are too long

I'm trying to convert a Markdown file into a PDF file using Pandoc. I have a lot of code blocks in my Markdown. And if I have a line of code that is too long, it will just be cut off in the PDF. How ...
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How to add rip-out pages exactly in the middle of a booklet?

I am creating a staple-bound booklet for printing. I make sure it has a page count that is a multiple of 4. Now I have a few independent pages, also always a multiple of 4, that I would like to inject ...
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add a disclaimer at the left-hand side bottom of the front page in a pdf paper

I need to add a paragraph as a disclaimer at the left-hand side bottom of the front page in a pdf paper from latex. I need to add a star symbol to the paper title and the author so that any readers ...
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Caption of figure from PDF overlap page number and at the end of page

I have a drawing from Word 2010. As I would like to insert this drawing into latex, I save this Word file as pdf file. Then I insert the pdf file into latex using includegraphics. Although the size of ...
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How to annotate PDF files generated by pdflatex?

I want to annotate some PDF files (created with pdflatex), e.g. word x is missing here this part of a sentence should be moved to the front replace word x by y highlight this sentence insert a note ...
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pdf graphic produced by Inkscape doesn't print properly [duplicate]

This question was marked as a duplicate: This question already has an answer here: \includegraphics PDF, color problem but I don't see that it is. I had previously looked at that question, and even ...
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How to give a book for printing (pdf to jpeg)?

Currently I am preparing a report with full of designs(full of images and designs) in latex( I am on xubundu, so I have GIMP and Inkscape...) I am using Xelatex since I am using fontspec package. I ...
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Text in pdf output not recognized

I am writing my first document with Latex, so please be patient ;-) I've searched through forums again and again but was unable to find a solution. I am working with Texmaker and when compiling my ...
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Store poster generated with LaTeX as powerpoint (ppt)

For formal reasons I need to store a poster (paper size A0) generated with LaTeX (class "foils.cls") not only as a PDF file but also as a PPT file (PowerPoint). How would this be possible?
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Export Latex equation into vector graphic

I want to export equations from latex to import them into powerpoint (if possible as vector grafic .svg). I use windows7 / Office 2010 and sharelatex. Since I would like to export every equation, I ...
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Reproducible LaTeX builds - compile to a file which always hashes to the same value

I am interested in using LaTeX in a way such that when I compile twice, I get the very same resulting file. My test.tex: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello, World! \end{document} ...
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no option set default output format as pdf

I've recently installed lyx on arch 64, and the 'view buffer' button as well as the shortcut (Ctrl+r) are disabled, after a bit searching I read that it's necessary to set the default output format (...
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pdfpages not rendering multipage pdfs properly within figure in appendix

I'm trying to insert multipage pdf files in the appendix, using the pdfpages package. I am using [Overleaf][1]. This is the code I'm using after trying a few things: \begin{appendices} \chapter{...
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Bumpy / uneven arrows in mathtools, mhchem, etc

This is very nitpicky, but in using \xrightleftharpoons in mathtools, the arrows it outputs can look rather uneven or bumpy: This is, of course, particularly visible for long arrows. It happens ...
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eps to pdf by Texmaker in different sizes [closed]

I'm having a problem with the automatic conversion from EPS to PDF. I'm creating .eps graphs from matlab and want to include them in a .tex file. With the help of Texmaker these EPS files get ...
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Creating a pdf from gimp that has the same abs. font size

my Latex doc has set font to 12pt. I created an image in gimp with 12pt but the font looks much smaller. How do i prepare images in e.g gimp or inkscape, that i can be sure have the same font size ...
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PgfLibraryFadings.code.tex error [on hold]

I've recently experienced this problem when I compile my latex project: I've tried to surf the Web searching for some solutions but I don't find nothing relevant. Last info is that I don't work on ...
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lecturer.tex and xetex

I am experimenting with lighter-weight alternatives to beamer, and found lecturer.tex interesting. However, it depends on PDF-specific features, thus it compiles under pdftex. If I try to use xetex I ...
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Bad boxes appearance [duplicate]

I compile everything correctly. It is shown a document as I wanted it. But then, on the bottom of the page, it is written: errors: 0, warnings: 0, bad boxes: 31. What are those Bad Boxes?? That ...
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Merge two PDF files output by LaTeX?

I would like to (re)submit a paper with a short cover letter, explaining the changes I have made. However, the journal only allows me to upload one file. As the main article will use the journal ...
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How to create individual chapter PDFs

My document structure has one file with preamble (i.e. MainTex) and around 75 individual .tex files (i.e. Chapter_01, Chapter_02, ..., Chapter_75) representing each chapter. I am using \include ...
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How to put on and off comments while publishing latex documents into PDF [duplicate]

I created a file using TeXstudio, I have lots of comments in the document. I want publish the document one version with the comments and the other without it. Is three a way to put on and off comments ...
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How to rotate a page by maintaining the same vertical orientation of the page

I am looking how to rotate a page in my document. I already used landscape, but unfortunately it rotates also the pdf page. I just would like to see the text rotate with a vertical pdf page. Is there ...
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What is the a good PDF crop tool for creating diagrams? [closed]

I originally used TikZ for a lot of the diagrams I use for my tex file. However, as diagrams get more complicated (think insanely nested loops with labels everywhere) I find it is usually easier and ...
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How to run pdfcrop when using \includegraphics with a PDF?

This question is similar to that one, but I'd like to execute pdfcrop when including a PDF.
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Create PDF bookmarks automatically with ntheorem

Is it possible to automatically create PDF bookmarks with ntheorem's headers? Example: \documentclass[a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[hyperref]{...
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Can I expect WYSIWYG for SVG-PDFs embedded as images in LaTeX?

I embed a lot of scalable illustrations by creating them in Inkscape as SVG, then exporting them to PDF and finally including that PDF in (Xe)LaTeX. Given I am happy with the illustration-PDF ...
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Insert A3 pdf page in A4 report

I have a .pdf file in A3 format that I would like to insert in a report with a normal pagesize of A4. The A3 page should be inserted as orientation="landscape" as in page 103 in the picture below. Can ...
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Embed all the fonts during compiling with pdflatex?

My paper has the font TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT not embedded in itself, and therefore fails the IEEE submission check. I am able to embed it with Acrobat by printing the PDF. However, I find it changes ...
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PDF plain text for a macro with a starred version

I'm typesetting a document with PDFLaTeX. In some section titles, I use a macro which has a starred version. In the PDF index (the table of contents that PDF viewers typically show in a side pane), I ...
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When I open and close the pdf made by LaTeX in Acrobat, I can't work anymore on LaTeX

I recently have a problem with my LaTeX, that when I open the pdf produced by LaTeX in Acrobat, I can not reproduce it and I have to restart Windows, it also give an error that is: \begin{document} ...
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Need help with cropped pdf images

I cropped figures (*.pdf) from scientific PDF articles with the excellent Krop tool by Armin Straub: http://arminstraub.com/software/krop Everything worked fine until I needed to convert my final ...
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PDF or PDF/A to Latex

I have made a sketch in Visio. I plan to save it to .pdf for use with pdflatex. I have the option of saving as PDF/A-1 (a or b not specified). Would I want to make a habit of saving these images as ...