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Two Latex installations on the same ubuntu system

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it comes with a basic TeX installation. I use LaTeX a lot and many of my packages don't come with ubuntu TeX installation. It's difficult and time consuming to ...
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How to embed all fonts with pdfLaTeX in combination with pstricks and auto-pst-pdf

The publisher of my thesis asked me to provide a pdf file that meets two conditions: (1) The pdf file must NOT be created with Ghostscript. (2) All fonts must be embedded in the final pdf file. To ...
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png Figures don't work with pdflatex

I'm using pdflatex and it's suddenly refusing to produce .png Figures. They come out as grey squares. The only \usepackage relating to figures is graphicx. It was working fine for a long time. Then I ...
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How to make fractions in powers look good

Quick question. When I type $e^{\frac{1}{2x}}$ it makes the fraction very small and hard to read. However when I type $e^{\displaystyle\frac{1}{2x}}$ it makes the fraction way to big. I guess in ...
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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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dashed or dotted brace or bracket

I need to add a dashed or dotted brace or bracket into an equation. But I didn't found any symbol similar to this (with detexify or The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List). Do you know how it can be ...
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AcroTeX on Android?

Does anyone know if the Acrotex bundle works on Android devices? Specifically, I would like to use the exerquiz package in conjunction with media9 to create interactive educational pdfs for Android ...
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pst-barcode with pstool

I would like to use the package pst-barcode with pstool. Is this possible? I am aware of the working pdflatex solution: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pst-barcode} ...
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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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Myriad Pro : Font shape `OT1/MyriadPro-OsF/m/n' undefined

I am trying to install MyriadPro on my MiKTeX 2.9 (32bit). Sadly, something, somewhere seems to have gone wrong. I allready installed MinionPro on my TeX Distribution and basically I proceeded the ...
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Centering a header in Deluxe Table

I would like to center the subheader "LightCurve Derived Orbital Parameter" in the deluxetable without affecting the width of the headers of each column. As seen in the image below, the subheader ...
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RevTex 4.1 - Extra comma in bibliography when JOURNAL field is empty

I have to compile a paper with RevTex 4.1 for submission purposes and I am running into trouble regarding the bibliography page. Whenever I have a citation of a paper which has not yet been published ...
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Aligning polynomials rightshifted by x

I am trying to align some generating functions, to give a visual indication of how they represent recurrences. When I try to do this the natural-seeming way with aligned, it puts an obnoxiously large ...
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Conditionally use bold font for table cell with pgfplotstable

I am trying to conditionally use bold font for table cells with values according to a condition. It works nicely with changing the text color as illustrated in the example below, but I am not able to ...
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aligning the equal signs without numbering each line in latex

Suppose I have something like, $\therefore$ we have the following: \begin{align} 2x + 7 &= 5x + 8 \\[0.1in] &= 2x - 7 \\[0.1in] &= 4 \\[0.1in] \end{align} I randomly made equations up ...
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How to spot errors reported by pdflatex?

When I use pdflatex to compile a tex file into a pdf file, it generates lots of lots of output. Unlike gcc, which mention again all the errors and warnings at the end, I don't find pdflatex behave ...
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How to Use BOONDOX Latex Calligraphic Font

New LaTeX user here. While reading this nice question and its answer, I discovered the "BOONDOX Calligraphic" font and tried to implement it in my document. I've been having some troubles, and after a ...
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No “=” sign in math mode with newtxmath

When I try to produce a = sign in math mode using newtxmath, I get the following error (using pdflatex with TeXLive 2014 on Windows) ERROR: Font \csname\endcsname=zxxrl7z at 10.0pt not loadable: ...
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Create a PDF file with embedded fonts with pdflatex to be edited in Adobe Acrobat Pro

I'm trying to generate a PDF file with pdflatex, that can be edited later (during review time) with Acrobat Pro. A minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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trying to put 19 * 6 pictures in a figure

I am trying to put 19 * 6 pictures in a figure but it gave me an error saying it is too long. Also there is some letters shown beside the caption which I didn't write and I didn't need it ((a),(b) .. ...
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Is pdflatex a symbol link to pdftex in cygwin system

I have three questions on TeXlive 2013 in cygwin. Is pdflatex a symbol link to pdftex? I was surprised to see this in C:/cygwin/bin. As we all know, pdflatex and pdftex are very different commands. ...
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Write multiple pdfs with different options

Thanks a lot for the help in advance. This might be a stupid question, or a potential overkill for this kind of forum, but the situation is as follows: I'm writing my dissertation and - of course - ...
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File size generated from Pdflatex is too big

My instructor demands a maximum size of submitted assignment of 50kb in PDF-format. Whenever I try to build from PDFLatex the files exceed this limit. I expected the problem to be related to bitmap ...
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pdflatexmk beamer missing { inserted [duplicate]

I am usig two different systems to write my presentation. on linux I use texmaker and everything works fine. But when I move to mac and use texshop I encounter the above error in the following part: ...
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MakeUppercase not working with .TTF fonts

I have a set of Sabon fonts that I would like to use for my dissertation. \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[ BoldFont={sabon-bold.ttf}, ItalicFont={sabon-it.ttf}, ...
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Index not printing after files are removed

I'm using Sublime Text with the LaTexTools package to build from within Sublime. Everything was working fine on my documents, until today, when I decided to remove all LaTeX temporary files for one of ...
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Texmaker TexLive 2014 does nothing

I am using Texmaker 4.3 (downloaded from their website) and Texlive 2014 (also downloaded) on Ubuntu 12.4 fork ElementaryOS in 64bit. I recently completely reinstalled my OS and compiling a PDF in ...
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How to compile a tex file so that some portion can be optionally not compiled?

In C, we can write something for some part of the code, and give gcc some option for whether we would like to compile that part of code. It saves us from modifying the C code. In LaTex, is there a ...
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Include PNG Image in TexShop

I am wondering what may be missing from this code. I have stored all the LaTeX files in the same folder as the png image I'd like to import. The image is called "Signature" and it is saved as such. ...
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Use bibentry to produce references in CV without bibliography list: works but error [duplicate]

The following sample works for me, with res.cls and using pdflatex, bibtex and 2xpdflatex; however, it gives the error ! LaTeX Error: Lonely \item--perhaps a missing list environment. Is this ...
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Splitting text in two sections when introducing figure

First of all, thanks for reading. I am trying to write my first report with latex and I am having a strange error that no one of my friends can solve. I am writing a two column article. When I try ...
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Could't have permission to view the PDF (preview)

I am using mac, preview to check the PDFLaTeX files under the Texmaker. [The file couldn’t be opened because you don’t have permission to view it.] To view or change permissions, select the item in ...
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Help with using /pstool with sibling directories by moving files to the auxilary directory

Broadly, I want to achieve the pstool equivalent of \graphicspath (which is a known issue when working with non-sub directories). As far as I can tell, the only solution without changing openout_any ...
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Error: PDF file not found

After compiling the LaTeX rightly, I try to view the .pdf file. But it said that .pdf file not found. I think maybe I need to correct some settings? I am a beginner Thank you very much! ...
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Finding one's place in a document after a hyperref click

I am just about to start using hyperref for the first time. One of the problems about clicking on a cross-reference is that it takes you away from the text you are reading. I often find that getting ...
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Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) message

I made a mini page like below. It compiled without any error, however, I am getting following message in log: Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 104--109 I am trying to fix above ...
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Too long horizontal line

I'm creating a table. Under the table I added an horizontal line in order to add a note with *. I used the following string: \hline\noalign{\smallskip} Unfortunately the horizontal line seems ...
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Why does hyperref return errors when options are included to this package?

When I include these options to the package hyperref I get error messages and the file doesn't compile! Please here is a minimal working environment: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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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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Conditional based on the version of pdflatex?

I would like to do this: \pdfsuppresswarningpagegroup=1 However, this feature is only supported by pdftex 1.40.15 and higher. How can I do this conditionally, so that my document won't be broken in ...
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How to control white spaces in the text

I'm writing my PhD thesis in Latex. Unfortunately the white space between the words is not always the same so that it can appear that after the . no space is there (.my name is...) or sometimes a ...
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Label(s) may have changed run pdflatex

I script my latex build in my source build. Sometimes it happens that I get this warning when I change something: LaTeX Warning: Label(s) may have changed. Rerun to get cross-references right. ...
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makeindex and restricted \write18

I use the nomenclature package to create nomenclature sections for my papers. I haven't done a paper in a while with a nomenclature, but today it is not working. In order to use the nomenclature ...
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Conversion of big “amount” of seconds into HH:MM:SS when plotting timeseries with pgfplots

My aim is to plot a timeseries (experimental data) using pgfplots in LaTeX (pdfLaTeX, TexLive on Mac). The data I'm using is seperated with semicolons (columnwise) and has the following structure: -- ...
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Running pdflatex does not update file in Adobe Reader

I am using Adobe Reader 9 to display PDF files in Ubuntu. When I run the pdflatex command, the file itself is updated as usual. But if the file is currently open in Adobe Reader, then the displayed ...
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Font lunr8r not found - or - What to do if a font file has not been found? [closed]

After installing Univers_ps font I get the error lunr8r not found, probably exactly the same which is reported by a guy in a post here (german) The problem is: I don't understand the solution given ...
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Translating LaTeX document to XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX

I'm writing a Thesis on the ''use of history to teach mathematics''. The first four chapters are already typed and compiled in pdfTex, I used the memoir document class. Recently I read this Lua post ...
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How to use cmap to create an un-copyable pdf with pdftex?

For some reason I want to create a pdf with an un-copyable text. There is a solution which manipulates the font. It's from an older post(see Is it possible to produce a PDF with un-copyable text?): % ...
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UTF-8 error with verbments

I'm writing a book using Latex in what I want to write code in Python. My operating system is Linux and my editor is Kile with: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to reduce spacing before each section in latex

Below is my latex code. I have also uploaded a screenshot. As you can see from the screenshot that I want to reduce the space before the section title. I found some solution but they change the ...