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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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link from footnote mark to footnote body

When I click on a footnote mark in the PDF, it doesn't take me to the body of the footnote, but rather to the first page of the document. I've heeded the advice at Why are all of my footnotes ...
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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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Must read text in TeX - Parse text in TeX? [on hold]

I have to clean text that apparently is in TeX?? I just found this site and wanted to say hey! I'll be poking around, may ask a question. Kindest regards!
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Print pdf in thicker font [closed]

I have a new printer Xerox Phaser 3020 which prints very light fonts.How do I make them thicker?
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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 ...
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hyperref bookmarksnumbered prefix or suffix

Is there a way to modify the bookmarksnumbered option of hyperref to add a prefix and/or suffix to the section numbers? The option currently changes the bookmark 'Introduction' to '1 Introduction', ...
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Edit hyperref PDF metadata and options in external software [closed]

I am looking to figure out whether there is a way to edit options that the hyperref package offers in other software. To be more precise, what I am particularly after are the following ones: ...
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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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Using includegraphics makes pdf very large

I am using \includegraphics in pdflatex to extract and display single pages from a pdf file with 30 pages. Each page is a graph and the pdf contains up to 30 graphs. The resulting pdf is enormous ...
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LaTeX PDF file appears then disappears

I've been using LaTex with the texmaker as an editor for a while, but recently I've never been able to view the PDF I create because of a "file not found" error. If I look at the folder the tex file ...
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The matrix is cut off

I wrote a long matrix in LaTeX \begin{equation} \rho H = \left(\begin{array}{ccc} \rho_{11} \hbar \omega_{1} +\rho_{13} \hbar \Omega_{p} cos(t\omega_{p}) & \rho_{12} \hbar \omega_{2}+ \rho_{13} ...
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Detecting a symbol's final location in the PDF

We're using LaTeX to render a PDF with a form that will be filled in by humans, using a pen, and then fed to an OpenCV application for recognition. The form consists of questions with small squares ...
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How to create PDF outline

According to the PDF reference (PDF document, 9.4MB), one can create an outline for the document; a visual table of contents for the viewer application which enables the user to jump to the page for ...
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Circumflex in a pdf bookmark using \texorpdfstring

In this MWE, how could you add a circumflex inside pdfstring argument of the \texorpdfstring command so it can be displayed in the pdf bookmarks? MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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Getting pictures from TikZiT to LaTeX and seeing them in PDF format

I'm using TikZiT(see link) to draw graphs with nods and edges. How to translate that picture to pdf version of my LaTeX document if possible. There is a code below picture in TikZiT which I copy ...
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Substituting fonts without changes to the source

For code snippets in documents, I prefer Bitstream Courier 10 Pitch, which is darker than the usual Monotype/Linotype Couriers. Using fontspec, I say: \setmonofont[Scale=0.92]{Courier 10 Pitch} ...
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How to name (numbering) the cover page

I want to create a pdf like this... I know that using \pagenumbering we can switch between (i, ii) and (1, 2, 3)... but how to name a specific page? particularly the cover. Further comments: ...
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big pdf size due to many small colored boxes

additional info at bottom I was going to use \colorboxes in verbatim mode, one per letter, but this increased significantly the size of pdf (produced via latex+dvipdfmx but pdflatex is similar, and I ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 Texmaker: Text in PDF not vectorized … but formulas and tables are vectorized [duplicate]

Users, i am new to LaTeX and i found something that is really strage. When i create a PDF from the following code, the text is not vectorized while formulas and tables are. I am using MiKTeX 2.9, ...
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PDFs want to scale down

I'm not sure if this is a TeX related question at all or rather a general problem with Adobe reader, or Windows, or printer drivers, or whatever else is involved. When I create PDF files with ...
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Is possible to add an unnoticeable “signature” to a PDF in order to track its copies? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to generate 100 apparently identical PDF files, where I hide some kind of key, in order to distribute them among 100 different people. Now I detect an online shared copy of the document ...
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Daggers compilation PDF [closed]

I have a problem with my latex code. I ve been using it for several years, but it is the first time that it happens. My problem is that when I compil the PDF, I have daggers almost everywhere mostly ...
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Create PDFs that assume different colours on screen and on paper

I'm a little bit surprised to find that my exact question doesn't already exist on stack exchange. It is quite general and thus doesn't require a minimal working example. I would like to know if ...
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Test the hyperlinks of a pdf document

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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Make Notes from Lyx into Annotations on the PDF

Lyx Supports Notes. It would be great to have any notes in lyx show up as Annotations in a draft produced PDF. For example: LyX: PDF: The use case I have in mind is when showing this draft ...
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Creating a multi-fonting of a specific word using sphinx-latexpdf generation

I am using sphinx to generate multiple document formats. Since this is a TeX/LaTeX specific forum, and one of the main outputs is .pdf I thought it useful to ask here. Is it possible to ask latex to ...
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Printing user name at PDF and other stuff

I'm finishing a pdf book and I'm gonna sell it. Trying to avoid keep it downloadable to anyone, I'd like to print in every single page the name of the person who bought it, like this: How can I do ...
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Expandable/collapsible paragraphs in the compiled PDF file

I'm using Gummi on Ubuntu 14.04. I like Gummi because it gives me a live preview as I type lots of maths equations. But this is besides the point. My question: Is there a way to "attach" an ...
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xelatex slow with wallpaper package

I am using the wallpaper package to use pdf's as background \ThisULCornerWallPaper{1}{firstpage.pdf} \ThisULCornerWallPaper{1}{lastpage.pdf} Creating an output pdf file takes 6.5 seconds. I ...
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PDF with an expiration date through Latex

Is it possible to get PDF file with an expiration date through Latex? I mean a PDF displayable only for a particular period of time and then if you try to open it you get only a message like "Sorry ...
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Illustrator export for Latex

i'm currently searching for a way of creating pictures for a latex document. currently i'm trying to create the pictures with illustrator, but i've got no clue how to import them in an good way to ...
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Options controlling PDF Output

I came across a line in a LaTeX file reading \pdfoptionsminorversion=6. This changed the minor version of PDF, which I confirmed by looking at the generated PDF. Now, this option doesn't seem to be ...
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Why is the PDF font size 11.911 for Helvetica and 11.955 for Arial when using `xelatex`?

Now that the mystery is solved, why the PDF font size is 11.955 when declaring the documentclass as 12pt (see Why does PDFLaTeX and XeLaTeX generates 11.955 font size for 12pt documentclass option?), ...
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No image in PDF using PDF_Tex

I am using .pdf_tex from InkScape to create figures in my LaTeX file, but when I compile the caption appears with no image above it. Any ideas why? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{geometry} ...
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PDF viewer for LaTeX beamer

I'm searching a PDF viewer for FreeBSD (Linux) which supports beamer's transition effects (I've some presentation with timed items). Adobe Acrobat Reader drops Unix-support. I don't need two-monitor, ...
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Appendices appears in PDF file as part of previous chapter

I have a LaTeX report structured as follows: \documentclass[oneside,11pt]{report} \usepackage{appendix} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{abstract} ... \end{abstract} \tableofcontents ...
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How to use `epstopdf` in batch mode?

The top voted answer to the following question is a really good way to convert eps files to pdf. What are good ways to convert EPS to PDF? I really prefer it over ps2pdf because it preserves the size ...
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Why does PDFLaTeX and XeLaTeX generates 11.955 font size for 12pt documentclass option?

I am currently working on post-processing PDFs that are generated from either pdflatex or xelatex with the 12pt documentclass option. Since I am looking at the uncompressed PDF sources, I noticed ...
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TeXnicCenter project - Print to separate chapter pdf

I have a project that includes 2 chapters and when I compile the main program it combines the pdf's of these two into one single file. How can I configure it to print to separate pdf's ?
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Simpler alternative to hyperref?

I've been trying to get a hyperlinked table of contents working with a preexisting large book project. I've tried hyperref, and have had problems getting it to work right. In case it's of interest, ...
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How to generate a PDF/E with pdflatex?

I'm interested to generate a PDF/E subset file with pdflatex. I know the pdfx package, but it's only works with PDF/A and PDF/X.
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\MakeUppercase in \section and \chapter with hyperref cause trouble

I use hyperref package to make TOC in the pdf file (you know, the pdf reader can display a toc). But, when hyperref is used, the command \MakeUppercase in a structure command (like \section or ...
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Is it possible to force LaTex to put fonts into the pdf output?

Sometimes when I make a document with Hungarian letters, the pdf is perfect on the screen, but my printer cannot handle the Hungarian letters. I don't know where is the source of the problem (in the ...
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Saving hyperref when inserting pdf in LaTeX [duplicate]

I am trying to insert a pdf document in LaTeX using \includepdf[pages={1}]{myfile.pdf} But the inserted .pdf loses all its hyperreferences. Is there a way to retain hyperrefs while doing so? ...
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Undefined control sequence when including pdfpages package

Problem: I try to include the following packages in my .tex file: \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{pdfpages} For this I get the following errors: thesis.tex (line 186) Undefined control sequence ...
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Best practice for ggplot transparency in pdf figures

I lost a couple of hours because of few transparent figures which Adobe Professional couldn't flatten to print (it crashed in the process). I wonder if there's any trick to produce PDF figures with ...
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pdflatex not producing .pdf file

I have been using latex and running it through TexMaker now all of a sudden running latex will, pdflatex or PS->PDF will not produce a .pdf file. I have tried to delete all output files and run ...
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converting LaTex pdf into a powerpoint [duplicate]

I want to make a power point presentation with LaTex. I used the presentation template in sharelatex but the output was a .pdf. I want it to be ppt formate. is there any way I can get a direct .ppt ...
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Infinite canvas [duplicate]

It seems that all LaTeX formatting assumes we will ultimately print the document but if the goal is to publish online - under some circumstances, we might desire to have all the document in one ...