pdfTeX is an extension of TeX which is capable of directly generating PDF output. Use this tag if the used engine – pdftex/pdflatex – is significant to your question.

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Error when trying to use Roboto font with pdftex

I'm trying to use the Roboto font in a beamer presentation, built with pdftex. I installed the roboto package, but when trying to build, I get the following error: Trying to make PK font ...
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Text in a PDFLaTeX file is not completely visible in the PDF viewer , but in the thumbnails are complete [on hold]

This is not really a question TeX, but I think we could find an answer here. I downloaded an old PDF file generated with pdfTeX. The problem is that when I open the PDF, some text lines in the right ...
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Doxygen pdflatex Undefined control sequence

I am trying to use pdflatex on a file generated by Doxygen to create a PDF file. I'm getting errors I don't know how to debug. Using Linux RHEL 5, tetex-latex-3.0-33.15.el5_8.1. Things work OK on a ...
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Understanding messages in my console

After I installed tikzcd, I got this message in my console window after typesetting. ABD: EveryShipout initializing macros (/usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/tex/context/base/supp-pdf.mkii ...
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TeXStudio and MiKTeX Portable - Could not start command

I have a problem with my TeXStudio. I am using a portable version (2.9.4) together with the latest MiKTeX. Everything used to work just fine and now that I have to finish my work from home instead of ...
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Render a document in printing order, two pages per “page”

I have an existing memoir document that I would like to physically print and bind in a book. It is 72 pages, made up of 6 signatures of 3 folios each. I would like to make the document render two ...
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Post process each entire page to move/resize contents

LaTeX beginner here. I am looking to physically print a rendered document on a size that is not 8.5 x 11. My printer can only handle that size, and does strange things to smaller pdf's. However. If I ...
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LaTeX error for siunitx in a longtable environment

I've been working on a large document which makes frequent use of \include{}ed longtable environments and siunitx. Recently, longer expressions using siunitx have been causing compile errors which I ...
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How to parse latex error?

I am getting a latex error but I can't understand it. c:/bin/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/tex/latex/hyperref/hpdftex.def (c:/bin/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/tex/latex/oberdiek/rerunfilecheck.sty)) ...
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Which internal TeX macro stores the MediaBox string, and how can I read it?

Background: All PDF has a MediaBox that describes the page size, for each page. This is found in the PDF as (for example, US letter) the text string /MediaBox [0 0 612 792] where the numbers are "big ...
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Latex header problem

I have a problem with my header. I set header like : \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{fancy} \chead{\scriptsize{\textit{Proc. of the $19^{th}$ Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-16), ...
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Automatic line breaking for English

I have c. 80 pages of English text that naturally contains (in)definite articles. The text is block-aligned. The problem is that the article sometimes remains in the end of line and the noun starts on ...
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How can one manually add a line to the pdflatex -recorder .fls file?

I'm using a LuaLaTeX package that includes a feature that calls an external executable (i.e. something that requires -shell-escape) to generate a TeX file from a distinct source file, which is then ...
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When compiling with XeTeX, why do some letters become stretched and warped?

When compiling with XeTeX using the Helvetica font, some letters become verticaly stretched (e.g: f and capital letters), some become generally bigger (e.g: j), brackets become slightly unaligned from ...
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Content of including PDFs [duplicate]

I have some little problem with my file. There are lot of included PDF files, without any \caption and \section. I need to create a table of content with these PDF files and function hyperref. Can ...
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xml with xsl to PDF via latex [closed]

I have some problem and I hope, somebody can help me. Actually, there are lot of users(parent) in my xml, and I need to get one of his child and put it in table on right place. I need to do it in XSL. ...
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tikzexternal, asymptote and duplicated asy files

I'm trying to work with tikzexternal and asymptote for my documents. Here is a sample TeX document : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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vim-latex does not display compilation errors

I installed vim-latex using Vundle and have been trying to use it to write a LaTeX document. Using \ll compiles the document if there are no errors and opens the .pdf in my pdf viewer, exactly was I ...
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BibLateX - Missing \begin{document}

I wanted to use BibLateX with IEEE style, because of urldate. The problem is, I'm getting error: ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. I'm using pdftex and bibtex for compilation. I'm ...
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Baposter title “pushes” second logo down from the header [solved]

I have a very urgent problem as the poster must be done before tomorrow: How do i place the logos on each side of the title? At the moment the second logo drops to the bottom left of the poster. I ...
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How to use foreign language in pdflatex?

I use pdflatex for my thesis which is written mostly in English. For that purpose I use \usepackage[english]{babel} in the preamble. However, I must provide also Czech version of the abstract. Even ...
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Convert TikZ to EPS using pdfLaTeX

I would like to convert my TikZ images to EPS format and save in a separate file while pdfLaTeX compiles my document, ideally. Note I am using MikTeX and TeXstudio. Otherwise, I would like to be able ...
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Not possible to search for umlaute in LaTeX [duplicate]

I am using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} so I am able write umlaute inside the tex file, but I can't search for a word that contains umlaute inside the compiled pdf. Is this a "bug" inside LaTeX or do ...
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EPS to PDF without font change

I have generated plots using gnuplot with font set to Cambria. The generated plots are in eps format. Now, when I run pdflatex, it automatically converts the eps files to pdf files and incorporates ...
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When creating the PDF usage of pdflatex is encouraged

I have to send a paper for a IEEE proceeding and, in the instruction, there is this sentences with no other explanations: "When creating the PDF usage of pdflatex is encouraged". The question is: I ...
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Is possible set table or \textwidth fixed width in cm? (LATEX)

I need create a table in a document with a width of exactly 24cm. Print will be A4 - landscape (in EU if it matters). Is there some way set it? If I set: \usepackage[a4paper,landscape,top=0cm, ...
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Missing $ inserted in python code

I use python3 (with code not from me) to insert data from a database (bsddb3) from the program GRAMPS into a LaTeX document (TeX Live 2014) and I receive the following error messages: ! Missing $ ...
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Latexmk not using pdflatex

I have a .tex file which attempts to \includegraphics with a .pdf file. This is perfectly possible when explicitly running pdflatex but doesn't work with latexmk because latexmk runs with latex and ...
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“pdflatex: Not writing to” error when using python

I use python3 (with code not from me) to insert data from a database (bsddb3) into a LaTeX document and I receive the following error messages: pdflatex: Not writing to .aux (openout_any = p). ! I ...
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newtxmath subscript spacing too large

When i try to use the newtxmath package the subscript spacing is too large and looks ugly. Is there anything which can be done to rectify this. I am not talking of the "x_n" subscript spacing but the ...
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Where are LaTeX-related bug trackers located? Where do I report `{pdf,lua,xe}latex` issues?

Following up this question: Is it ImageMagick's fault or pdflatex's that some JPEGs aren't working? I now want to submit a bug report. However, I'm a bit confused where exactly I ...
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PDF document doesn't update after Build (SublimeText & LaTeXing)

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04 writing in SublimeText 3059. I have installed LaTeXing and been using it successfully for a long time now. While working on thesis I've been getting warning about the lack ...
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latex+dvips+ps2pdf vs. pdflatex

I have a problem with creating a pdf file. I hope I could get some clue from this community. I use mac tex. method 1: pdflatex pdf file is well created. The created file is not perfect. There occurs ...
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`\includepdf` seems to remove internal links within included each pdf file? [duplicate]

\includepdf seems remove internal links within included each pdf file. for example, in \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pdfpages} \begin{document} \includepdf[pages=-,fitpaper]{1.pdf} ...
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Possible to compile a tex file with command line arguments passed to the tex file?

Is it possible to compile a tex file with command line arguments passed to the tex file? For example, a tex file merge.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pdfpages} \begin{document} ...
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Install pdflatex by installing texlive on Ubuntu from texlive site? [duplicate]

I want to install pdflatex. It is in texlive-latex-base in my Ubuntu 14.04 repository. But I don't want to install texlive-latex-base, because Ubuntu repository usually has outdated software. So I ...
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Is it ImageMagick's fault or pdflatex's that some JPEGs aren't working?

pdflatex (as well as lualatex and xelatex) cannot process (some) JPEG images which were created by my ImageMagick. I'm on OSX Mavericks, using ImageMagick v6.9.0-0 Q16 x86_64 provided via MacPorts. ...
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Completely remove page numbers, including inside TOC references, using bullet sections

I'm taking study notes in latex and I want to read it in my kindle. So far I was able to get very good results using: \documentclass[ebook,oneside,openany,17pt]{memoir} ...
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pdflatex error when rendering TeX as PDF in TeXstudio on Windows 7

I installed TeX using MiKTeX and installed TeXstudio using the basic installer, but whenever I compile a TeX file (.tex) using pdflatex in TeXstudio I receive this error: TeXworks (which came ...
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How to compile a .tex file to a text file (not a PDF format)? [duplicate]

A lot of job applications ask for a plain text version of a resume. My resume is in LaTeX so it's no problem producing a nice PDF, but copying and pasting from the PDF into notepad, for example, is ...
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Switching to lualatex: How to translate font setups?

I am a long-term pdflatex user. Once in a while I want to give lualatex a try (e.g., to try the recent TikZ graph layout engine). A couple of good answers here at tex.se describe what to do in that ...
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Force Embedded .wav files in Latex Document to be played using wave-surfer

I have few .wav files embedded in a latex pdf document. By default, they are played in some music player in windows during presentation. However i want to force them to be played using wave-surfer, so ...
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How to properly include fonts for mathgifg package

I installed the mathgifg package according to this guide: How to install mathgifg package as well as the mathgifg documentation. For typesetting I am using the MacTex 2013 distribution and pdftex. ...
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how to adjust text in modernCV package

I'm writing my cv with moderncv package and I have a problem with the Skype address, that comes shifted in the right column of the section, rather than be put normally under the linkedin url. How can ...
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Background color of the block of text

I want to have something like given in the picture. Borders above and below of the box are optional. I tried \colorbox, but it doesn't work. \documentclass{report} \usepackage{color} ...
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adding nodes to line segments

I have the following code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage[active,float]{preview} \usetikzlibrary{calc} ...
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Incorrect size in printed pdf document [closed]

My setup: TL2014, packaged with Debian 8. I'm struggling with a serious problem, which started to bother me when I tried to get margins right in a printed document. After reading the following ...
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How to specify horizontal space size

I'm learning pdfLaTeX, I've tried \hfill, but it makes text after \hfill on the line at right side. More specifically, I want to make something like shown in attached picture .
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TexStudio Configuration

What is the best Textstudio configuration. The reason I am asking this question is related to the inconsistent behavior I have been encountering. The document that I used to edit and compile cannot be ...
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How to manually set font encoding settings of a font? [closed]

I have a font with a font table containing ligatures, but also math radicals, operators and e.g. an integral sign. (It's a different font from the one I'm showcasing in this question, which doesn't ...