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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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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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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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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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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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Differences between XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX embedding fonts (with optical sizes) in PDF

Using TexLive 2014 (updated today) on Windows 7 the following code compiles using XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[ Extension = .otf, Path=otf/, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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\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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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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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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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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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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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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Problems updating flavour of linux

Translated from Spanish: Good Morning. I have several books made with Tex (pdf made with XeLaTeX) and I have encountered a problem updating my software. Currently I have installed texlive-full + ...
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Latex PDF - Hyperref Zoom in - pdfview

I am currently strugelling with the following problem: I would like to create a TikZ graph in which I can click on the node text (hyperref) to jump and zoom in to another part of the graph: I ...
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PDF optimization packages/options

I noticed that when compiling any document in TeX, the resulting PDF can be reduced in size by quite much. For example, take \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...
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Previewing bibliography entries on mouse-over of the PDF's citation links

I had the brilliant idea to have my generated PDF display the bibliography entry as a tooltip when someone hovers over the citation number with his/her mouse pointer. I found this question which ...
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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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Add hyperlinks to LaTeX generated PDF (without changing sources)

Sometimes you are given a PDF created with LaTeX but without hyperref. This is ok for printing but navigating the document on-screen can get annoying if the document is very long. My question is: ...
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Converting EPS file to standalone PDF with PSFRAGs or compiling both data types in one Latex file

I have a few figure files and some of them are already PDF files, for example directly obtained from MATLAB as PDF standalone file. Some 3 or 4 files are EPS files with which I use PSFRAG to embed the ...
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Responsive design with LaTeX

Is there any concept similar to responsive design, as in responsive web design, in TeX/LaTeX? That is, is it possible to include hints or directives that optimize layouts for different screens? PDFs ...
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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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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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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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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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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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next, previous and up links

This question must have been asked and answered before on this forum, but I can't find the discussion. Sorry. I have a document that has a natural tree structure. So I want "next", "previous" and ...
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Convert included .eps files to .pdf with xetex during the first compilation only

Is there a way to have xetex convert .eps files, included with \includegraphics, to .pdf during the first compilation only and subsequently use the generated .pdf files, as pdflatex does?
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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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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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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 ...