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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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How can I create a show/hide button?

I would like to create a show/hide button that appears on a typeset PDF so that when it is clicked, the content appears. This is similar to the ideas here: Hide all but one instances of a custom ...
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Special effects in TikZ leads to unprintable PDF

So I recently made a picture of the Mexican Hat Potential (related to the Brout-Englert-Higgs Mechanism of particle physics). I am more than satisfied with the graph and everything, but I noticed ...
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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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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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Using Ghostscript to compress pdf with 3D content

I have used Ghostscript to compress the pdf output of some large files as it seems to do a better job of getting rid of duplicate font information than Adobe Acrobat (which sometimes loses certain ...
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Create PDFs that assume different colours on screen and on paper

Is there a way to make PDFs assume different colours when viewed on screen as opposed to when printed on paper? As an example, I am using the titlesec package to make section labels a fancy dark ...
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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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Obtain a PDF animated from SVG animated

I have read Animations in LaTeX, but my question (I think) is different. I have an SVG animated file and I want to create the same animation in LaTeX, without rewriting the code. An example is this ...
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pdf inclunding print version (in b/w)

is it possible to include in a pdf with colours (no images but some simple vector graphics created by tikz) also information for a black an white print (or a print in general), ie. defining that a ...
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Interactive graphs in PDF file with Latex?

There are several questions which are asking similar question, but not exactly. I'm looking for a tool/method in Latex to generate really interactive graphs, when by dragging something on the graph ...
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Workaround for the animations in Beamer? How to convert a pdf presentation to a Sozi svg?

I want to use Beamer to write my presentations, mainly because I can use TikZ code on it. I also use to include png and pdf figures, so I like to compile with pdflatex. However, I'm starting to hate ...
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Does rebuilding a PDF from Tex keep embedded video?

I am investigating Tex as a possible solution to a problem I have: Currently I build PDFs from Microsoft Word and insert lots of legacy videos into them after the fact in a second step (reasons why ...
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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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Where can I find the PDF syntax for texorpdfstring?

I use \texorpdfstring for section commands, but how do I find the PDF syntax? For instance, I recently learned about \texttwosuperior just by chance. Is there a reference for similar symbols?
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Make hyperlinks clickable in a DVI converted to PDF

I have a legacy system that "generates" documentation for one of our systems. The resulting DVI file is then converted to PDF using dvipdfm. The DVI contains URLs, but those aren't clickable in the ...
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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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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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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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Force equal hinting when combining symbols

I am building a custom operator out of two triangles. But it seems that to the PDF viewers (evince in this case), they are still individual characters and hinted (i.e. pixel-aligned) differently, ...
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Fill pattern for time series with bounds (tikz pgfplots) generates corrupt PDF

I have used the answer from another post, but the generated PDF seems to be corrupted using the suggested code. This post refers to question: Fill pattern for time series with bounds (tikz pgfplots) ...
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Poblems with minipages in LyX in main pdf file

I am writing my thesis in LyX. It is in the report class and have two chapters as child documents. Both chapters have objects on mini pages. Both chapters produce fine pdf independently. But in the ...
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XeLaTeX output prints fine, pdfLaTeX print fails

I have generated two PDF files from the same source, one via XeLaTeX and the other via pdfLaTeX. The pdfLaTeX file is larger (as already noted in File size difference between XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX). ...
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automatically update the pdf preview when compiling with Latexmk

In Texmaker program, when using LatexMk to compile, the PDF is generated but is not automatically displayed in the preview section - one would have to hit the second arrow (left side of View PDF) to ...
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problem with highlighting single words with adobe reader in iPad

It seems awful that I can't highlight an individual word in adobe reader in ipad. Selecting words are done randomly. In some cases, it does highlight an individual word whereas in other cases, it ...
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LyX claims it's exporting a PDF, but it isn't

I recently reinstalled both LyX and MiKTeX (on Win10, if it matters), hoping to fix a longstanding error where I couldn't export to pdf via pdflatex. Now, instead, no pdf exports work. It reports that ...
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Alt Text For Equations

I know it's possible to add alt text to images, so a screen reader can read it. However, is it possible to add alt text to equations, so a screen reader can properly read an equation?
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TexStudio - internal embedded pdf viewer shows different figure than external pdf viewer of the output pdf

I use TexStudio (2.9.4) on a Mac OSX (10.10.3) with TexLive. The problem here is that when I insert figures, that are saved as pdf files, and compile with PDFLaTex, the output figures deviate from the ...
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Specify interactive rendering mode for asymptotes RPC/PDF export

I started using asymptote for some 3D graphics lately which works quite nice. For example I have a set of points on the sphere (where i put just e few of them into this example file) like import ...
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Fuzzy pdf output in the viewer of texmaker (Yosemite OSx)

I have started using tex maker on the Macbook Pro (retina display). And the internal pdf viewer makes shows very low resolution pdf output. While no issue if I look directly via Adobe reader. Does ...
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Damaged file in acroread when include .pdf graphic with other graphics that are clipped

I came across a weird issue when you include multiple graphics files when one is a non-clipped .pdf and the others are clipped non-pdf. I'm running pdflatex and the resulting pdf is created and can be ...
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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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Problem with pdfpc and latex-beamer presentations

I have a figure which uses pattern. The same behavior I notice with one of the examples of pgfplots, http://pgfplots.sourceforge.net/pgfplots.pdf page 211. When I use envince everything looks normal ...
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How to embed fonts within a ConTeXt document?

I wrote a book using ConTeXt. I used a typescript to define the fonts. When compiled and viewed on my computer, the fonts appeared correctly. I sent my book to a printing place to have them print the ...
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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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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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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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\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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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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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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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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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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A way to open pdf files with Reader in Texmaker on Windows 10

How can I open the generated pdf files with the Windows Reader-App? I am using Texmaker 4.5 and Windows 10. What is the syntax for the "External Viewer" field so any new pdf gets opened with Reader?
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Wrong color figures in pdf output

I am composing a large number of pdf figures with includegraphics that contain pixel graphics with xelatex. The individual figures are themselves compiled with xelatex using includegraphics. As the ...
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Copying ligatures from XeLaTeX PDF

For quite a while I am having the problem that copying and searching from my PDFs is a bit difficult as ligatures are not properly translated. I am using XeLaTeX with Libertine/Biolinum. I am a ...
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Configuring TeXstudio's internal PDF Viewer to open in a maximized window

Is there a way to configure the TeXstudio Internal PDF Viewer to open in a maximized window by default? I was able to make it always open in a window by going to Options/Configure TeXstudio and then ...
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Tangle source code from PDF for literate programs

I want to include raw source code text that can be extracted from a PDF. It looks like this might be possible using PDF layers or OCQ or some kind of accessible option but I can't find a TeX package. ...
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Package pdftex.def Error file-pics.pdf not found

I'm using chemnum. Conversion of EPS to PDF failed after a Windows updat: ! Package pdftex.def Error: File `file-pics.pdf' not found.See the pdftex.def package documentation for explanation.Type H ...
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Extra Curly Braces when creating Xtable using Knitr, after specifiying size

I'm creating a R Markdown document using knitr and am running into trouble using xtable to create a table. My table is very large and I'm trying to reduce the size using the size command in the print ...