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Align Multiple Equations with multiple expressions

Here what i have done so far. I want the middle space to reduce a bit. \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb} \begin{document} \begin{align} \Vert\mathbf{R}\Vert_F^2 ...
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pdflatex - how to find bottleneck of long compiling time for my document

I'm having (again/still) a very large LateX document which I'm working on. >340 pages many graphics (mostly included pdf, but also some PNG or others) many tables (also longtables) resulting PDF is ...
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merge many pdfs

I'm writing some kind of a notebook using \LaTeX. I have a lot of notes. (EDIT: Like, a lot. Almost one per day for the past couple years. They range from very short, single line, notes to very long ...
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including a C++ code in my latex document

I am trying to include a C++ code in my latex document. However, what I have tried is not working. Everything else works fine, but I am not seeing the C++ showing up as a C++ code. It is just written ...
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pdf viewed with Adobe Acrobat displays box with URL link generated with hyperref preceded by local path to current file

I want (if at all possible) to suppress display of the path to the current open pdf file generated by pdflatex in a link generated with package hyperref. The problem occurs when the pdf is viewed with ...
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How to make the PDFs produced by `pdflatex` smaller?

I feel that the PDFs produced by pdflatex are too huge. So for example my 50 page book with no illustrations is 500KB. I feel it should be more like 50K or even less. The .tex files together are just ...
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Automatically generate fitted pdfs

I'm writing some kind of a notebook using LaTex. I'd like to have basically one page for each note, the page being fitted to the text of the note. For the moment I'm using a very long page by default, ...
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Inconsistent invocation of Python versions with pythontex

I'm getting what looks to me like anomalous behavior with the pythontex system. A minimal working example is the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[gobble=auto]{pythontex} ...
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To work out Europecv's arbitrary use of utf8x

Egreg about arbitrary use of outfit but using truly utf8x The europecv class arbitrarily decided that utf8 is not a good option and uses utf8x even if the passed option is utf8, which is of ...
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Standard AMS-Sum Operator using MnSymbols?

Because a professor who reads one of the lectures I attend this term writes so slowly, I typeset a lecture script for that lecture in TeX. For the use of some symbols and for better underbrace ...
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Making pdftex default

The default TeXing option is LaTeX and for each document I have to use the menu item Command|Texing options|Generte PDF to change it to PDFLaTeX. How can I make PDFTeX the default TeX engine? ...
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pstricks gives garbled output in TeXShop

I have a bunch of 3d images that I made using pstricks, but after I updated to Mavericks OS X 10.9.5 this summer the images no longer render properly. All text (like axes labels) is stacked in the ...
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how to compile sources (lots of errors from pdflatex and pdftex) [closed]

I have bulk downloaded a bunch of latex sources that are supposed to compile well. Trying to compile them with pdflatex, I get lots of missing cls and sty files errors. Does this typically indicate ...
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How does one build MiKTeX on Windows?

I want to build MiKTeX (pdflatex specifically) to resolve this privacy issue with pdflatex by applying this change. I followed this howto. On a new Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit) install I installed: ...
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Using psfrag with pdflatex

Is there any way of using psfrag with pdflatex? It seems fairly similar to the problem of using pstricks with pdflatex. Do they both depend on the same things, or does psfrag include pstricks? Can I ...
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psfrag substitute when using pdflatex

My standard way of including math in figures so far was to use psfrag and latex+dvips+ps2pdf. I am now moving to pdflatex and tend to prepare my graphics in pdf format. I was wondering if there ...
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Add JavaScript that executes when an image is clicked

As explained e.g. here, JavaScript can be added to a pdf using latex. Can someone provide me with an example, how I can add a JavaScript to an image in the pdf that executes when the image is ...
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Can't indirectly include images in LyX

In a folder example/ there are subdirectories example/chapter1/, example/chapter2/ etc. Some images occur in more than one chapter, hence I made a subdirectory example/images/ where I put the images, ...
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PDF stopped being updated when latex document is compiled [closed]

I use texmaker to make my latex documents, and normally it works fine. But now I am working on a file that has stopped updating the PDF document when I use my quick build (PDFlatex + view latex). My ...
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How to convert text in a PDF file from fonts/text to outlines?

I have PDF graphic in which I would like to have fonts removed. All other properties of the file should remain (such as size, etc). The output file should be in PDF as well. The text itself should be ...
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Improve my TeX-layout + Illegal pream-token

First of all, when I compile my TeX document it says: "! Package array Error: Illegal pream-token (D): `c' used." How can that happend? Second, I am gonna deliver a huge assignment in two weeks, so ...
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“Undefined tab position” when trying to generate PDF with Doxygen and pdfLaTeX

I have read this but it doesn't help me. I know nothing about TEX, all I care is to extract Doxygen documentation from a C project in a PDF. For that, the DoxyWizard wants me to generate TEX files ...
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Cronos Pro: missing opticals?

I am experimenting alternate fonts with LaTeX using pdfTeX (no XeTeX nor LuaTeX). I have installed FontPro with Adobe Reader's Minion & Myriad Pro, plus some Cronos Pro files I had; small family ...
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Diagonal path between tabular cell

I have this: \begin{tabular}{ c c c c c c c c c c } 0 & 1 & 3 & 6 & 10 & 15 & 21 & 28 & 36& \dots \\ 2 & 4 & 7 & 11 & 16 ...
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Run msc package with pdflatex instead of xelatex

I am using msc Latex package for building sequence diagrams, but I can only run it with Xelatex, which I don't like, but apparently it's possible I can use pdflatex if I run it with: pdflatex ...
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Problem filling rectangle with a TikZ pattern

I am trying to add a pattern-striped background to a rectangle, but the PDF generated with PDFLatex produces a couple of completely black rectangles instead of the ones filled in with the pattern. The ...
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eps and ps images are not displayed in ACM SIG template PDF

I was trying to compile ACM Latex2e template pdf on my RHEL 6 machine with the command pdflatex --enable-write18 sigproc-sp.tex. The compilation goes fine with some warnings: This is pdfTeX, Version ...
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APA Biblatex - undefined control sequence [duplicate]

fairly new to latex and biblatex, whenever I try to use the style=apa I get ) [10] ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> \mkbibdateapalongextra ...
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What is the status of pdfsync?

The pdfsync homepage states that: At the end of this summer (2007), pdfsync is slowly migrating to pdftex itself. We are working at giving pdftex all the pdfsync ability and more... The pdfsync ...
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TeX can not create a PDF file?

I have a problem with PDF file, everything works with my document, there are no errors when I compile it, but it takes too much time when I want to see a PDF version. So I have to close it. Don't know ...
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garamondx ligatures no longer work

I have been using the garamondx font package with pdflatex to typeset my CV for years without any problems. During my latest round of keeping it up to date, suddenly ligatures no longer want to ...
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Is there a package/website with non-standard LaTeX Type 1 fonts (e.g., calibri)?

This question continues a question on using True Type Fonts with LaTex (exactly - pdfLatex) asked before. As it follows from the answer, to use any True Type Font in LaTeX one should either use the ...
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How to replace last character in LaTeX?

I need to write a command where the appearance of the last character depends on whether the same command immediately (except for any kind of whitespace) follows again or text appears in between. The ...
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Customizing the height of the pages

The question I would like to control the height of the pages of the PDF documents I produce with LaTeX. Starting with a LaTeX document and two parameters: a given page size (heightPage and ...
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Need to restart TeXShop to use XeLaTeX

I have a document that must be compiled using XeLaTeX. If I open TeXshop and compile this file first, everything is fine and it works. However, if I open a different file that is normally compiled ...
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Package pdftex.def Error: File `./essai-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found

I read all the previous questions on the automatic epstopdf conversion which does not work and none answers my own problem though I am in a seemingly identical case with some of the previously ...
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Caecilia font for latex

I would like to know if there is a comprehensive website for all (standard) fonts available for latex and their code names. For example, I would like to use the font caecilia and do not know if it is ...
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How to create circular graphs with labels in Latex?

I am trying to draw these graphs with labels in Latex. I already drew a graph in this style with this code: \documentclass[tikz, border=5]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{calc,arrows} \tikzset{ every ...
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How to use PSTricks in pdfLaTeX?

I thought that PSTricks package was not possible to use in pdfLaTeX but the user Dima claims otherwise. How can I force pdfLaTeX to use PSTricks then?
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strange characters in bibliography [duplicate]

When compiling my bibliography I end up with weird "e. a." abbreviations in front of some entries: [4] e. a. P. F. Swaszek, R. J. Hartnett, \Analysis of a simple, multiple receiver gps spoof ...
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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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Decreasing font size increases border width

(hopefully) no duplicate of Number of pages decreases when font size increases, because the font size is one of the defaults. In an attempt to fit more text on a page, I decreased the font size, only ...
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How to use AMA style in latex file?

I'm a newbie in latex.I have installed texlive 2014 in centos linux. I have been using apacite for bibliography. Now I need to get AMA citation style. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{apacite} ...
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how to get mathematical equations into image in latex?

how to get mathematical equations into image in latex? I want the code that convert all equations into image in the pdf file after compile the tex file.
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Can't include a reference with BibTex

I want to include a reference. For this purpose, I create a file called References.bib in which I put this: @article{ref, author={First author, Second Author and Third author}, title={Title of ...
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Multiple PDFs with page group included in a single page warning

I updated TeX Live to the Ubuntu Quantal version (2012.20120611-4) and I suddenly got this warning: PDF inclusion: multiple pdfs with page group included in a single page This is a minimal ...
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Within the .tex file, a loop to compile to multiple PDFs recycling content according to language

I bet there are lots of loops using external processing, but I was hoping to get a preamble hack that would pdflatex out three outputs - suffixed according to Language selected - of the following ...
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Why too many empty sections result in a mess without pagebreak?

When I wrote a template, I found that if there is too many empty sections in a chapter, latex will not produce appropriate page breaks. All these sections will just be listed in a single page. Why ...
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Using epsfig in lncs guidelines

In the template for the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science the guideline PDF states: Preferably the images should be enclosed as PostScript files – best as EPS data using the epsfig ...
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How can I get my LaTeX set up on Emacs/AUCTeX to use the -file-line-error option when calling pdfTeX [duplicate]

I have been puzzling over this for the past few hours and can't quite figure it out. I am using AUCTeX 11.87 and MiKTeX 2.9 on Emacs 24.2 (obtained from Vincent Goulet with AUCTeX pre-packaged): I ...