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How to format line in algorithm

I use ACM conference paper template (Two columns) to write paper. The problems bug me for a long time about Algorithms format: The function name always converted to UPPERCASE. Larger blank between ...
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How to make a link within a TeX file into to a page of an existing PDF file

Suppose there is a large online textbook in PDF, without TeX source code. How do I refer to a certain page of it within my PDFLaTeX document?
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knitr and biblatex

I'd like to create a PDF report with knitr with LaTeX-code in RStudio with biblatex for citations. However, the in-text-citations are always undefined and no bibliography is printed. The same ...
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Box aligned equation under (deep) itemization

\documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{empheq} \newcommand*\widefbox[1]{\fbox{\hspace{2em}#1\hspace{2em}}} \begin{itemize} \item[1.] zz \begin{itemize} \item[1.1] ...
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How to make Æ Ø Å copyable from the PDF output [duplicate]

When building a PDF file with LaTeX the character å gets uncopyable. It only results in ̊a when copied. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[norsk]{babel} \begin{document} Try copying ...
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package pdftex.def error file vanderPol-eps-converted-to.pdf not found

I'm trying to add eps files to my latex file, but I get this error. I added \usepackage{graphicx} and \usepackage{epstopdf} and wrote \includegraphics[scale=0.35]{vanderPol.eps} but It gives me this ...
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Minted not working

I'm trying to use the minted package on Windows 8. I installed python and Pygment, added C:\Python34 and C:\Python34\Scripts on my path. When I try to compile the following latex code: ...
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How can I create a multiline split inside of a radical inside of an array environment?

I have an align like this: \begin{align*} \sigma &= \sqrt{\sum_x \left[ (x-\mu_x)^2\mathbf{f}(x) \right] } = \sqrt{\frac{1}{10}\sum_x (x-\mu_x)^2 } \ &= \sqrt{\frac{1}{10}( (0-.45)^2 ...
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MetaPost pictures in PDFLaTeX

To include MetaPost pictures in a latex file compiled by pdflatex I usually do something like \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} ... \includegraphics{filename-without-mps} but this requires all metapost ...
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Why does my conference/university require me to use DVI intermediary format?

I thought PDFLaTeX was simpler and eliminated useless steps as well as possible font issues? In other words what is the difference between a pdf generated using the LaTeX command and DVI's and the ...
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Aquamac, AUCTeX should open PDF in external viewer, not render it in Emacs buffer

I use AUCTeX in my Mac Emacs, which is Aquamac 23.1. Typically in AUCTeX, when I type C-c C-c it runs pdflatex, then C-c C-c again and it opens it in a PDF viewer. But in this Aquamac emacs version, ...
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Meaningful error messages when using LaTeX instead of PDFLaTeX

When I have TikZ images or I include .png graphics, I need to use PDFLaTeX instead of plain vanilla LaTeX. (That is, I need to use PDFLaTeX all the time, rather than just when I want to produce the ...
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Output pdf missing last page with error “No result found around line X in file”

I am using REVTeX 4.1 on the twocolumn aps format. I have a four page document that compiles with no errors. When I add a line of text to the conclusion section, the pdf compiles with only the first ...
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Font isn't found though properly installed

I just set up the MacTeX-2014 distribution on my MacBook working OS X Yosemite 10.10. As i try to build a document on which i already worked without a problem on said machine before clean installing ...
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Make pdflatex output UTF-8 copy-pasteable when using Times font

I would like to use Adobe Times Roman font or its equivalent (like URW Nimbus Roman and fonts based on it), compiling with pdflatex to PDF -- the original intent was to have PDF smaller by using ...
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Including certain graphics turns pages grey

When I include certain graphics in my LaTeX book, compile the tex file with pdflatex and then flatten the PDF, all the text on pages with either png or pdf graphics ends up grey instead of black. ...
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Inkscape SVG with opacity exported to PDF in pdflatex document not displayed correctly on Mac OS X

I use Inkscape to create graphics which I export to PDFs in order to include them into a LaTeX documents (with \includegraphics and using pdflatex). I didn't notice that there is something wrong until ...
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is pdfTeX from TeX Live 2015 supposed to work with LyX 2.1.3? [closed]

I am trying to compile a PDF in LyX with the pretest TeX engines installed, and so far they break. I don't recall what else would have changed from using the folder instead of the 2014 analog. pdfTeX ...
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Custom tikzmark creates error

I've defined the commands \newcommand{\tikzmark}[2]{% \tikz[overlay,remember picture,baseline] \node[anchor=base] (#1) {$#2$}; } \newcommand{\DrawVLine}[3][]{% ...
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Error compiling code matlab in latex

good morning, someone help me? MWE: \documentclass[preview]{standalone} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage{latexsym,amsmath,amssymb,amsfonts} ...
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preventing automatic detection of email addresses [closed]

I'm trying to use this resume template. When I compile the document, pdflatex is automatically detecting the email addresses in the header and formatting it as a clickable (mailto) link. I would like ...
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Timed out compile unless I delete bibliography

I have a document that won't compile unless I delete the bibliography. All of the subfiles compile individually (but they don't refer to the bibliography file). It was working fine for weeks, and all ...
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how to protect pdf geneated from pdflatex and xelatex [duplicate]

I've a .tex file. Most of the times, we use pdflatex to convert .tex to required .pdf. Some times, we use xelatex to convert .tex to required .pdf These pdfs are editable using various tools; is ...
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I am trying to compile a tex file, but I get package pdftex.def error file not found

I have been written a bachelor's degree project report using Texstudio and working on Windows. Here everything was working properly, so I have uploaded this files to Dropbox in order to be used in ...
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pdflatex not found on Yosemite

Why am I getting this error? I tried adding PATH to pdflates in .profile, still get the same error (build works until pdflatex is called): Running LaTeX files through pdflatex... ...
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includegraphics: How to check if PDF/PNG are transparent?

I am trying to generate PDF/A-1 compliant documents, in which transparency is not allowed. I would like to check, if included PDF and PNG images have transparency. Is there a TeX way to check this? ...
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File `graficx.sty' not found

I'm using LaTeX for a week now and I couldn't figure the problem is this error out, I have copied a CV template from internet and I made some changes, for sudden every time I make quick build in ...
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Using mdframed package with pstricks option in pdflatex possible?

I want to use the mdframed package with the pstricks option (for dashed lines etc) with pdflatex. But doing so threw an Undefined control sequence ... \c@lor@to@ps error. The internet tells me, ...
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Meaning of “pdftex supports JPEG EXIF”

According to this https://www.tug.org/texlive/pretest.html of TeXLive 2015: pdftex (full pdfTeX news) Support JPEG Exif as well as JFIF; do not even emit a warning if \pdfinclusionerrorlevel ...
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Times New Roman Font in pdfLatex [duplicate]

I need to set main font of my document using Times New Roman font. But I just found one solution that is to compile document using xelatex. But my document built since first typing using pdflatex, so ...
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pdflatex without ghostscript to preserve transparency of included pdfs

I'm trying to include a pdf with a transparent gradient using pdflatex from texlive installed with macports. Using the article class (not standalone), the transparency of the included pdf is lost when ...
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Table unnecessarily starting from next page in latex

How can i stop my table in latex to start unnecessarily from next page leaving a huge space in previous page? How can i force to start just after the heading. Please help, here is my code: i am using ...
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Trouble using ffmpeg to encode a h264 video in a .mp4 container to use with media9

I can't get an ffmpeg encoded libx264 video in a .mp4 container to work with media9 and beamer. The pdf is created using pdfLaTeX. It seems to be some kind of ffmpeg issue since the following work ...
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Unexplained vertical space between some bib entries?

I'm using the APA6 package with natbib, and I noticed that some of my bib entries have a vertical space. I think it has to do with there being a particularly long "word" at the end of an entry (e.g., ...
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How can I generate PDF metadata from LaTeX?

I am writing a document using LaTeX and generating PDF. Can anybody tell me how I can generate the PDF metadata, e.g. author or title, from LaTeX? On Windows XP, I am using MikTex's texify to ...
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Non-curly quotes in code?

Here is a quick question, how to use tex to print this ' symbol? An example is shown below: data 'a list = Nil | Cons (e, 'a list) I tried to use ' or `, but they all looks bad.. I am sorry but I ...
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Runtime of the TeX family

I have been searching in vain for statistics about the runtime of pdfTeX, LuaTeX and XeTeX. My impression is that (ordering by increasing runtime), LuaTeX > XeTeX > pdfTeX, but exactly how big is this ...
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How to restrict width of tcolorbox according to the length of the text it contains

I have created a tcolorbox (as given in tcolorbox version 3.40 manual - page 155) LaTeX Code: \tcbset{ enhanced, colback=red!5!white, boxrule=0.1pt, ...
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Which common LaTeX Fonts come prepackaged with specific settings for Microtype?

For anyone interested in achieving the very best microtypography: Some fonts apparently come with microtype specific settings, other fonts don't, in which case microtype applies "Default" settings ...
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Inputenc error: unicode char u8 - texstudio

I started write some TeX document, but I have problem with special characters (polish characters like (ś, ć, ę etc.). It's my error message package inputenc error: unicode char u8: not set up ...
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eplain macros in CWEB

I would like to use eplain macros in a CWEB program, but eplain and cwebmac seem to conflict in their PDF support. Specifically, they both define \ifpdf. The cweave program turns the code below ...
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PDFLaTeX Undefined control sequence documentclass ^^@

I've just started playing with texmaker today and I can't get a .tex file to compile, even for a simple helloworld file. Upon running the pdflatex command, I get a log file where the first error is: ...
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How to generate these “subframes” in tex?

Below is a picture in a double-column paper. Essentially I want to generate a picture like this, putting my four figures into it. So here is my quick question, how to generate the "frame" structures ...
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Use Matlab 2014b figures (via Inkscape) in pdfTeX

I know there are many threads related to this topic, but I still could not find a satisfying solution. Summary Matlab 2014b figures -> export as .eps or .svg -> load into Inkscape (problem is in ...
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I can't use PDFlatex using apple mac!

I have recently joined the mac club and I am having trouble using pdflatex. I have installed MacTex which should have everything included but when trying to run typeset I receive the error ...
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Some non-english alphabets are missing after compilation

There are some non-English alphabets in my document, and these alphabets displays well in my Emacs (Ubuntu). But after i compiled using pdflatex, these alphabets are missing. I tried in the Window, ...
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Latex in R getting error after putting code

I am getting this error in R ...after putting code for latex document Undefined control sequence Overfull\hbox(7.71355pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 16--16 Code is below ...
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Is this the best way to put unicode in a non-UTF-8 source?

I want to put the following phrase into a book. Khabarovsk (Russian: Хабаровск) is located 30 kilometers (19 mi) from the Chinese border. The source is NOT UTF-8 and I don't have the option to ...
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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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How to automate typeset proceess? [duplicate]

I am currently using Texworks + Linux. To compile the PDF I hit pdflatex + bibtex + pdflatex + pdflatex. Is there a way so that I create a new typeset that does that in one click? Found the easy ...