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XeLaTeX and TikZ - how do I ensure my PDFs are using the CMYK color model?

The place I want to print my document at needs the PDF to be provided in CMYK. The document is mostly text, except for a few graphs and plots which are done in TikZ or pgfplots. As suggested in this ...
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Beamer notes on secondary screen doesn't work

I am writing a presentation for at introduction to latex and think it would be nice to show how I have my presentation-notes on my laptop screen (Macbook Air) using Beamer. But it just won't work. ...
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Is LuaLaTeX producing faulty pdfs?

If I compile the following minimal code with LuaLaTeX I seem to get a faulty pdf: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} \begin{document} text \end{document} ...
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Changing colors of included cmyk jpg

I am trying to convert a pdf containing grayscale pictures and black text into shades of a single color in cmyk color space (for printing). I was thus very happy to learn, from a side remark in one ...
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Does it make sense to convert lightgray into cmyk for more legible printing results? Does this necessitate choosing a (different and) darker colour?

In my document I'm using the colour lightgray which looks nice on screen, but is barely decipherable when printed (with a BW-laser-printer). Using the xcolor pkg: Would it make sense to try and ...
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Selecting a single word in ereaders

ebook readers let user select only a single word in the most PDF documents. However, when I try to select a word in a PDF generated with pdflatex (and also with latex), the ereader (i.e. sony prs600) ...
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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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Creating a form action which generates a PDF

This is not a duplicate question! The thread I have been referred to uses highly OS dependent ways of accomplishing this task. I am looking for something that OS independent. Please remove the ...
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What are some packages or methods that I can use to create JAWS-accessible LaTeX content?

I'm looking for packages, external tools, and/or methods that allow me to create PDF (and Word ?) files with LaTeX that are fully accessible and Section 508-compliant, and that can be read with ...
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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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Windows 8 TTF font problems

We are building a small app which produces a .pdf out of a TeX document. Therefore we copied the pdflatex.exe (pdftex.exe, pdftex.dll) and its configs and packages out of TeXlive 2013. To handle ttf ...
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Adobe Reader does not open file created with [xetex]{\attachfile2}

I have been using \attachfile2 successfully to create PDF documents with LaTeX already. However, when switching to XeTeX, I find the Adobe Reader says it cannot open the file due to security ...
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\graphicspath and pax package

Pax is used to restore URLs inside PDFs that are embedded with \includegraphics. First, for every included PDF you create a .pax file, which sits in the same directory as the figure it is related to. ...
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How to automatically optimize the PDF output of TiKZ externalize?

I use pgfplots with externalization for generating plots in my document. For heavy plots the output PDF for a figure can grow to few hundred KB. I used Adobe Acrobat to optimize the PDFs which ...
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text wrapping around an image across several A4 sheets

I am doing a project that intends to cover a wall with the words of a book. It will consist of 84 sheets of A4 paper, (cut to remove the margin), with six columns on each sheet. The text is printed in ...
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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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Interactive PDF - Click thumbnail images to open in quicklook like window

Is it possible to create an interactive PDF where you can click a scaled down embedded image and it opens it up large in a preview like window hovering in front of the open PDF? Sort of like the PDF ...
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opening pdf at the cursor on lyx

While creating a preview on lyx , I expect the pdf to show me the position of the text at which cursor is positioned. The default behaviour seem to open pdf at first page. How can I change this ...
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How to invert a PDF using OCG/Layers?

I am creating a PDF that is designed for viewing on Screens/Tablets, and uses white Text on black background. Since some readers might want to print it, and I want to avoid to create a second PDF, I ...
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Lyx IEEEtran template copyright overlaps text, authors not appearing

How do you make certain that the copyright and publisher id mark are correctly located at the bottom of an IEEEtran template Lyx document when rendered as PDF? I've tried a couple of suggestions but ...
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Font package needed for PDF built using TEX?

This question might sound stupid (I am not a CS major). I built my grad school application resume using Latex (based on a CS grad suggestion :) ) and successfully generated the required PDF. I ...
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tikzipicture have different arrow tip colors in pdf output and dvi output

i have the following mwe \documentclass[tikz,border=4pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[->,>=angle 45,scale=3,ultra thick] \draw[help lines] ...
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PDF portfolio navigators

Using the embedfile package it is possible to create pdf portfolios/collections with pdfLaTeX. The pdf specification describes the use of custom "navigators" to create a pleasing interface for the ...
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XeLaTeX Ghostscript call for EPS to PDF conversion failing

Updated with properly minimalistic example.. I've been wrestling with this for a while now. I had a setup using pdfLaTeX with epstopdf that works nicely, but I need mathspec so I've moved to XeLaTeX. ...
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Problem with converting from lyx file to PDF

I'm trying to convert from latex to PDF but whenever i hit CTRL+R, a message appears that reads: File does not exist: C:/Users/name/AppData/Local/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp6680/lyx_tmpbuf2/assignment1.pdf ...
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Figures much clearer in the internal PDF-Viewer

I have a problem: In my thesis I added some figures via: \begin{figure}[H] \begin{center} \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{figure.png} \caption{blablabla} \label{Abb.1} \end{center} ...
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Embedding PDF while rewriting fonts in Latex

I have some PDF-files which I embed as graphic-objects into my latex-project. Those PDFs come from different sources. One I created in Powerpoint myself, then exported to PDF to make it vectorized and ...
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Greek-Letters-Different in AdobeReader and TexStudio, who's right?

I want to use greek letters in my Matlab Figures and then use the figures in Latex. I'm using TexStudio, and the preview inside of TexStudio shows me, for example if I entered a \mu in Matlab ...
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Embedding a LaTeX document inside another, with some border or other stylising

I'm writing a fairly lengthy report, which should include several papers I have worked on. Each paper is more-or-less self contained, with their own title, date, sections, etc. I have each of these ...
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Dynamically change images in a LyX File

I am using LyX and have created a document that includes numerous images. I'm wondering if it's possible to reference the path and file name to the images in LyX so that when I compile and create my ...
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Tooltips compatible with Mac OS X preview.app

I would like to achieve hover-over tooltips for bibtex entires as mentioned in this previous question, but all solutions (e.g. involving cooltooltips, fancytooltips) do not seem to be compatible with ...
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Confused visibility of PDF layers when restoring from fullscreen mode

one of may colleagues observed that the visibility of some PDF layers may (unreasonably) change when the document restores from Fullscreen mode. Steps to reproduce: Open the file ...
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texStudio export different chapters in pdf

I have one tex file format into a book with many chapters. Each chapter must be in separate pdf files. I tried to have the whole pdf file and then re-print the pdf file into chapters using a pdf ...
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Untyped character at the end of chapter

Although there is no "f" typed, there exists a "f" character at the end of the chapter when pdf is created. What can be the problem? I can't find it! Even I delete all the text, and just type a ...
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Ansi Encoding for Embedded Fonts in PDF Output

Rendering PDFs with identical fonts using InDesign versus using LuaLaTeX with fontspec in TeXworks, I have found differences in Acrobat Reader's descriptions of the embedded font types and encoding. ...
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PDF crashes after previewing from LyX

I'm currently having a bit of a problem with LyX and have tried to fix it but to no avail, so I decided to post here in an effort to solve it once and for all. So basically, I'm using the latest ...
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Beamer: how to make each frame appear in the PDF ToC and add a bibliography

I want to build on the solution of this answer, to create a ToC for the PDF, by adding a bibliography in the last slide. It seems nevertheless that the bibliography interferes with the table of ...
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Print screen img - png/eps loses quality with no scaling

I am trying to include image to LaTeX, but I loose quality. It is a print-screen with image and little bit of text and it looks awful after the conversion to PDF. I guess that DPI of the image is ...
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It doesn't show what I changed on the PDF

I had just updated my Mac to Mavericks and that's when the nightmare starts.. Everything was working fine before I had it upgraded. Now when I do any editing on my old work after I save it, it just ...
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Avoiding compression artifacts when displaying results of image processing experiments

I'm creating a latex document in which I display results of some image processing experiments. In particular, I'm displaying a black and white image which has been blurred (artifically) and then had ...
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Error with pdf image and texstudio

I'm writing a .tex file with texstudio. In the tex there are some pdf figures. When i compile it the pdf viewer of texstudio shows me this: . while if i open the compiled pdf with another program, i ...
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embedded pdf inside original pdf

Is it possible to embed or show a pdf inside a main pdf. Suppose user click on "Address" - is there a way to popup another pdf showing the detailed address from which the user can copy.
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Why do fonts look thinner in adobe and different and richer in sumatra pdf

Same question posted on other portal : Why do fonts look thinner in adobe and different and richer in sumatra pdf. Sumatra Adobe Adobe reader settings:
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How do I make it so that pdf outputs open in a maximized screen?

I'm using a recent version of MikTeX and my pdf outputs open in a window not maximized. This is quite annoying. How can I make it so that they open in Adobe reader in a maximized window? Please ...
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Why might I not want to set naturalnames and hypertexnames both equal to false in hyperref?

I know from these questions that you can solve a lot of internal linking problems in your PDF by setting naturalnames and hypertexnames both equal to false (naturalnames being set to false by ...
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overriding \section{} and stripping decorations out of LaTeX source string

I am trying to solve a problem that I have with Pandoc's LaTeX output ([1]; I have implemented a patch to Pandoc itself but I am also looking for a LaTeX only solution, in case the patch is not ...
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Making A Collection of Files Searchable

I have a request, one of which I am not certain attainable. Recently I have gone from taking notes in Evernote, to just taking notes using my latex distribution, by reason of the fact that whenever I ...
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Can't zoom on u3d object in pdf

I am trying to make pdfs with u3d objects embedded, however when doing so I note that I cannot zoom in on the object, either by scrolling, or switching to the zoom tool. Interestingly, the pan tool ...
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Is it possible to add math symbols to PDF?

In adobe reader or acrobat, you can put sticky notes. And you can add math symbols in the sticky notes, but for many of them you can only copy and paste from online (like from wikipedia). Is there a ...
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Possibility to show notes on included PDF pages

I include pages from an pdf in my document: \includegraphics[page=4, clip, width=\textwidth, keepaspectratio]{graphics/lorem.pdf} However, if I make notes in the PDF (i.e. used Skim, exported to ...