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pdfpages / pdfbook for odd sizes paper

I have a book typeset with pages of 105mm x 180mm This needs to made into a booklet, in signatures, such that it prints on A4 portrait paper, with the original book pages side by side. (i.e. 105mm + ...
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I do not know the key /tiks/graphs/grow down

LaTeX file: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{graphs} \begin{document} \tikz [every node/.style = draw] \graph [grow down] { foo -> bar -> baz }; ...
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How to give space after abstract section in elsevier format

Hi i have latex code in the following way after i run my abstract get overlap with introduction section. I want some space after abstract anybody please help. ...
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Error using beamer package

I'm trying to make a presentation with the beamer package, and my code was working fine yesterday. However today I'm getting a strange error. Below is my LaTeX code, which was working with TeXstudio, ...
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Latex text goes out of bottom margine and get clipped

Following is the code that gives the wired result. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt, oneside]{book} %enable linespacing commands% \usepackage{setspace} %set onehalf line spacing \onehalfspacing ...
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Insert text in-between rows in a table

I'm trying to achieve the following effect: +------------+---------+ | Col1 Col2 | | +------------+---------+ | Value 1 | Value 2 | | Value 3 | Value 4 | Text goes here... | Value 5 ...
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Lyx wrong numbering in figure and subfigure

the latex source is as follows: \begin{figure}[h] \begin{centering} \protect\caption{Accuracies comparision of different methods \label{fig:comparision}} \par\end{centering} ...
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Latex longtabu problem at page break

I am using longtabu for a table in a latex document. It gives a wired result at page break. Notice that the 'continue' part of the table is stuck in the page before the break. Page 14 shown in the ...
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How to get correct PDF metadata?

I am having trouble getting the PDF metadata to be created. I tried using the code below but the metadata is not created. \documentclass[15pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{url} ...
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Haskell minted environement - problems with brackets

After doing some research on the interweb - I finally made the switch to minted. As I need to document Haskell with Latex, I created the following listing according to examples found on this page. ...
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Show error message when using batchmode

Consider the following MWE (in a foo.tex file): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm} \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem}[section] \begin{document} \section{Foo} \begin{theorem*} Undefined star ...
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customized header in latex with chapter name on right side without CHAPTERNO [duplicate]

I want to put chapter name on right side of my header.I tried \leftmark but it is giving me CHAPTERNO.CHAPTERNAME format. However,I only want to have CHAPTERNAME. What can I do to suppress the chapter ...
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Get undefined proof variable with amsthm defined

I can't get over this problem. I have \documentclass[12pt,twoside]{mitthesis} \usepackage{lgrind} \usepackage{cmap} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \pagestyle{plain} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} ...
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how can I create a chapter heading like this?

Hi I want to format my chapter of my thesis as shown in the figure. How can I do it? Can you suggest me some fancy latex templates for a phd thesis?
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Undefined error when trying to include .eps

\documentclass{book} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{epstopdf} \begin{document} \includegraphics*[50pt,500pt][400pt,750pt]{figs/ch3/pda_anbn.eps} \end{document} Error says the \includegraphics ...
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An old pdflink problem

At some point of compiling my manuscript the error with pdflink jumped in. I found thread mysterious error: \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink I am using the style file ...
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Copy/Paste from PDF with Multiple Columns

I'm generating a PDF using rubber/pdflatex on Linux for a LaTeX document with multiple columns. When viewing the PDF in evince and trying to copy/paste from it, the selection always crosses the ...
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Typesetting a context-free grammar [duplicate]

Is there a latex package that can be used to produce a language grammar similar to the following figure? If yes, which package?
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Wrap text around with newenvironment

I am trying to create a new environment with a background color. The issue is that I want text to be wrapped around it but I can't do it. The minimum working example is as follows ...
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What's the odt file and why its content wasn't updated when using lettre package

I have a letter document that I have written on 23/12/2013. Today I have copied the directory that contains the tex file along all the other files generated after compilation. I have changed the tex ...
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Why might SetMathAlphabet{\mathit} not change the alphabet?

I'm trying to change the math alphabet. The following MWE compiles with neither error nor warning in my latex installation, but the math font is not actually changed. The math alphabet remains the ...
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Shell Escape in Miktex 2.9 for CSVsimple

I am quite new to LateX and I have been trying for the past few days to do a Shell escape in Miktex 2.9/ TeXworks in my pdflatex+Makeindex+bibtex typesetter so that I could be able to use the ...
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Do pdfTeX, XeTeX and LuaTeX share any code with Knuth's original TeX?

The title contains the entire question. The engines are different, but do they still share some code with Knuth's TeX, or are they "remakes" from scratch?
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In which way have fake spaces made it to actual use?

I skimmed the abstracts of TUG 2014 and stumbled over "Fake spaces" with pdfTeX -- the best of both worlds by Ross Moore. The abstract says: With the 2014 version of TeX Live, new primitives are ...
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Conflict between xifthen and fixme?

Given the following MWE: \documentclass[draft]{scrbook} \usepackage{xifthen} \usepackage{fixme} \newcommand\needscitation[1][]{% \fxwarning{citation needed% \ifthenelse{\isempty{#1}}% {}% ...
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Kile script that processes TeX output

If one creates a .tex document in Kile, and compiles it, one can use the Log and Messages mode to generate a list of errors, this list filters out the "noise" that ships with the pdflatex (and other) ...
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Create custom font package for LaTeX?

Can I create a custom package for LaTeX, that provides a custom font? There a packages like paratype or droid. I can just type \usepackage{droid} and it works! Is there tools to convert OTF/TTF ...
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Weird pdfLaTeX+babel+color bug, Missing = inserted for \ifnum

I let the MWE speak for itself. \documentclass{minimal} % remove babel and it works % remove one language and it works % reorder the languages and it works ...
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Unknown Graphics Extension PNG/PDF

I was having no problem with this until a couple of hours ago. Everything was working perfectly, until pdftex suddenly decided to throw errors on including graphics (example is png, but was originally ...
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Render utf8 characters in pdf

I have a *.tex document encoded in UTF-8 which includes these characters: ⎡6 1⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎣5 3⎦ I'm having troubles reproducing such characters (apart from the numbers of course). I tried the ...
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Disabling “destination with the same identifier” with package silence

I'm trying to disable the warning pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (name{thm.1}) has been already used, duplicate ignored" using the silence package as suggested here: ...
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Error from bibtex

I want to upload my academic paper to a journal. In my home system, I run pdflatex and bibtex to build the pdf and everything is fine. The submission website, requires all source files including ...
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Prevent scaling of printout of PDF without using hyperref

pdftex produces PDF. We need a viewer to view the PDF and print it. Some of those viewers tend to scale the printout: the letters shrink. This is a bug especially of the Adobe Reader and explained ...
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Why am I getting an error when trying to send a tex string to pdflatex executable?

According to the help file: $ pdflatex --help Usage: pdftex [OPTION]... [TEXNAME[.tex]] [COMMANDS] or: pdftex [OPTION]... \FIRST-LINE or: pdftex [OPTION]... &FMT ARGS ...
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Xelatex is not compiling

I am trying to include Unicode characters in a latex template, which look like this \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{acl2015} \usepackage{xunicode} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times} ...
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How to make LaTeX-PDF as 'machine readable' as Word-PDF [closed]

I am using LaTeX to typeset my CV. Many companies now do not personally read applicants' submissions but instead scan them for keywords and phrases using a piece of software. I have the impression ...
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Let pdflatex/Lualatex write a PDF “checkpoint”

Assume that you have a program that is writing a report while it computes, and the report is a LaTeX file with text, TikZ figures, ect. that needs to be compiled to a PDF before it can be viewed ...
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LyX cannot output to pdflatex for a specific file

A friend gave me a copy of his thesis template (which works for him), but when I try to use it myself, most of the LaTeX 'view' options are grayed out: Strangely enough, the options aren't grayed ...
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Biblatex: How can I get same bibliography when compiling region in AUCTEX as in the complete “master” document?

Preliminary remark This problem is constantly annoying me, so I'd like to find a solution. From my experience with biber I thought I would just need to copy/rename some files created by bibtex to ...
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longtable widths have changed, and overfull vbox. Rerunning LaTeX is no help

I'm having a problem publishing a document. One of the warnings I'm seeing is: Package longtable Warning: Table widths have changed. Rerun LaTeX. Earlier in the pdflatex execution, there's this ...
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How can I write a spiral symbol?

How can I get a spiral like There seems to be a spiral-like unicode codepoint: http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/aa5c/index.htm I tried \documentclass[varwidth=true, ...
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Combination of llncs and html packages, \pdfoutput and \and (backslash and) makes an error [closed]

With the following document which combines: llncs class, \pdfoutput, html package and \and I get an error: \documentclass[a4paper]{llncs} \pdfoutput=1 \usepackage{html} \title{asdf} \author{asdf ...
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Part of Document missing in output pdf file

this problem seems really weird to me. I'm using texmaker. When I click PDFLaTeX, I don't get any error messages, but in the output pdf I am missing a certain part of my document. The missing part is ...
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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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inputenc -w- \scantokens \expandafter

Sorry to bother everyone again - this is a followup question to my earlier question: Can openout handle a filename with spaces? (I suppose I can combine this with the earlier question, but this ...
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Why does biber increase compilation time of pdflatex runs dramatically (factor 2.8!!)?

Since I am using biber, the compilation time for my document has increased dramatically. It's a dissertation with <300 pages and a full latexmk compilation suddenly needed 26 minutes which is not ...
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Remove extra blank page before bibliography in chapter class

I have a [twoside]{book} document. The problem is that before bibliography there is an extra white page. In particular, the chapter before bibliography ends in an even page. The bibliography chapter ...
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pdflatex suddenly takes much longer to compile document - how to find the reason?

I've done some major changes in my document (dissertation, nearly 300 pages) and now compiling time has increased nearly by factor 3! One pdflatex run took normally less than 3 minutes before and now ...
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TikZ \tkzFct are blank under Ubuntu

But under sharelatex they just worked fine (I might have modified some thinghs though). The code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{tkz-fct} ...
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How to write below \bullet in Latex [duplicate]

I have to write something under the symbol \bullet in Latex. Is it possible? I'm using the class beamer. Here it is an example of a frame: \begin{frame} \begin{itemize} \item<1-> Products ...