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pythontex returns nothing

I want to automatically trim a PDF (cut out e-stamps from a larger sheet and insert them into a letter). That should work like that: I give a number n, to cut out the n-th stamp on the sheet, and for ...
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pdfLaTeX viewer shows no video

I ran the code below in pdfLaTeX editor supplied by TeXworks. It produced a PDF in which the requested video played as desired, However, the viewer that pdfLaTeX provides showed no video, but only the ...
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How to replace “unsupported tokens in pdf strings” from the argument of a macro?

I'm trying to write a class where the arguments of the \title{} and \author{} commands, used for the title page, automatically call \hypersetup{} to set the title and the author in the PDF metadata. ...
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How to put synctex file in different directory than pdf without segmentation fault?

I want to put output files (.pdf) into a _out dir and auxiliary files such as .synctex.gz or .toc into a _aux subdir. From the help it seems that the -d option is what allows one to do it, but if I ...
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chunk ran only once knitr/lyx then error

I am having trouble when I run the following code in lyx, using a script written in R: clean_cache(clean = TRUE) <<echo=TRUE,results='asis'>>= library(knitr) library(RMySQL) ...
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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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Fundamental problem with biblatex

I've looked over other questions, but none of them seem to solve my problem. I have a document and would like to do the following with biblatex: Use the bibtex backend Compile my (long) ...
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PDF form as background image - filling the form fields

I'd like to elaborate my proof of concept so that I can be confident with selected tools/packages for this task before I start implementing it. Scenario. I have several documents (each document has ...
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Reference page and table of contents [duplicate]

The last sentence of my last chapter ends on page 118. Just after the last line I used \clearpage \renewcommand{\bibname}{References} \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{References} to get the ...
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PDF/X in pdflatex with memoir, new xcomply package

Only a question in the sense of feedback requested. Move if necessary... For some time, I have been working on a better alternative to packages such as pdfx and xmpincl. I think I've got it! Results ...
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Unknown option `x-1a1' for package `pdfx' error

I am trying to use pdfx package to generate PDF/X-1a:2001. According to its specification: The package can be loaded with the command: \usepackage[<option>]{pdfx} and x-1a: ...
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Forcing pdftex to be in pdf mode

I have a rather complex macro to produce pdf figures in landscape mode. 1) When I include the macro in the body of the main file, the code runs fine. 2) When I put the macro in a separate ...
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How to insert unicode text in IEEE paper?

I am writing a paper for IEEE conference. I would like to know how to insert some unicode text into the paper. The primary language of the paper is English.
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How to make the beautiful Thesis Time Schedule in LaTeX? [on hold]

I want to make the Time Schedule in LaTeX but it's not working properly. First I want to make the atleast three rectanuglar boxes and when in TASK row I start writing full picture forward. So need ...
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pgfplots external with large dataset (lualatex?)

I have fairly large datasets with densely strucutred data that i cant downsampe much without loosing structure. I use TexMaker on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I use \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots,pgfplotstable} ...
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Defining -aux-directory for pdflatex breaks citations for natbib

When I run pdflatex with an -aux-directory flag it makes it so natbib can't find the citations. pdflatex command with -aux-directory: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex ...
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LaTex capacity exceeded - pdf latex [on hold]

Using pdflatex on Ubuntu 14.04 to produce a large PDF file. I get the capacity exceeded error. The error has appeared all of a sudden - I was able to produce 200 MB file before. I have changed the ...
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why hyperref link text border(box) doesn't have uniform size under Xelatex

I found that the same code under different tex engines gives different hyperref link border(box) size, see the minimal sample code below: \documentclass[UTF8]{ctexart} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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How to deal with a tilde in url's in Mendeley?

If a link in an url contains ~, Mendeley changes it to $\sim$ and hyperref links just don't work. I use pdflatex and biblatex. Is there a quick way how to change manually the link in Mendeley to fix ...
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Wrapfigure: skip some lines

I am having a wrapfigure at the bottom of my page in the last paragraph which refuses a nice looking position. x -> text, # -> wrapfigure: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ...
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An easy way to create your own new Font using glyphs from other psnfss2e fonts?

I'd like to create my own LaTeX font that works with pdfLaTeX, or if that's too difficult for me, then create a custom font that at least works with XeTeX. I'd like to use the letters from Palitino ...
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Setting pdfinfo fields from a class file

In a class file, I have set (to automatically set PDF information fields): \hypersetup{pdfinfo={Title={\@doctitle}, Author={\@docauthor}, Subject={\@docsubject}, Producer={LaTeX}, ...
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Problem with em-dash symbol using extsizes package

I use package extsizes for 14 pt text size in my document. But there are a problem with em-dash symbol in PDF: in some scales (e.g. 74%, 100%, 204%. but not 125% and 150%) dash symbol is invisible: ...
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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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pgf-Tikz QR code generator

I am looking for a Tikz QR code generator. I am aware of pst-barcode as well as several "local" programs, a luatex solution and web services to do this. Nevertheless, if at all possible, I would much ...
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How to generate QR code for iCalendar event?

I would like to include in a pdf file a QR code containing information from a iCalendar event. Here it is the code to generate a simple event for an iCalendar: BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:event ...
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Deactivating Anti-Aliasing when typesetting QR-Code

Using the following LaTeX-Code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-barcode} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(0.7in,0.7in) ...
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Animation using a sequence of images in a single pdf file

I have a sequence of images in one pdf file. The first page in the pdf corresponds to the first step in the animation, the second page corresponds to the second step in the animation and in general, ...
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How can I change the tipa font to Charter?

I've tried \usepackage{tipa}, then \DeclareFontSubstitution{T1}{bch}{m}{n}, but nothing changes. Is there any way to make the tipa font be Charter, or another font that fits a little better?
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Create empty dummy pages to expand section to a certain number of pages

I am writing my Master's Thesis and have planned the number of pages I want to write for each chapter. To get an idea of how much everything will be including title page, references, appendices etc I ...
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Compiling signed pdf online

I need to do some testing and need to compile a document with a signature field online. I have tried a few, but most online systems exclude the digsig and eforms packages. Any suggestions? Is there ...
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Scope problem with Standalone package in grandchild \input{styles}

[MiKTeX on Win7] I have my document subdivided into various files according to chapters, and I have a series of code snippets in TeX format which I've generated using the Highlight package on ...
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Scalable font does not actually scale? pdflatex

I imagined that a scalable font could be scaled to any number. Apparently not? MWE: % !TEX TS-program = pdflatex % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode ...
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markdown's bold and italic stop working after including babel package

I'm having problems with bold and italic options in my pdf file that I get from my Rmarkdown file. I write in Russian so I unclude babel package and after that ** and __ stop working. Here's my ...
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newtx seems to require newpx: “cannot open encoding file for reading”

A specific MikTeX installation shows the following error for a document that includes newtxtext and newtxmath: !pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file ntx-ecth-tlf.enc): cannot open encoding file for reading ...
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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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Convert LaTeX to HTML

Is there a converter that will convert LaTeX to HTML? I have tried several services but the LaTeX diagrams and some of the maths came out weird. I actually converted the Latex to PDF without a ...
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importing PNG images

I am trying to import a PNG image and I am getting a NoBoundingBox error. I have probably seen this in 20 other questions none of which gives a clear answer. The answers are either complicated, non ...
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Table with multirow and multicolumn

I want to create a table with multirow and multicolumn in latex. I tried some post 1,2,3 to create my table but because I'm new to latex tables so couldn't able to create my table. Please help me with ...
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Beamer and alternative hyperref (with pdftex driver) configurations

I would like to use a range of 4 to 5 different version of beamer configuration to have a certain flexbility when gerating slides w.r.t. differnt purposes --- e.g. presentation mode, handout, for me, ...
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Numbers in the title page do not appear in dvi file

The authors name appears as follows in pdf output: Ali Balador1;2, Carlos T. Calafate1, and Juan-Carlos Cano1 1Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, alba6@upv.es, {calafate, ...
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Anti aliasing from latex to pdf

When rendered the text in my pdf is not anti alised. Anyone knows how to do this? The following example shows my text output compared with output from google docs pdf Is it even possible with ...
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Latex: Add Image Above the Title

I have an Image, and I would like to add the image above the Title. The Downbelow Code gives the entire page to the Image. I want the image and the Title, Autother to be displayed on the same page ...
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pdfLaTeX disapeared from kile

Yesterday, I was happily compiling with pdfLaTeX in kile on my kubuntu 14.4, but today, pdfLaTeX is gone from kile. What happened, how do I get it back? pdflatex still seems to be installed: $ ...
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Emacs and Auctex, problem setting master file

I'm using emacs 25 and auctex 11.88. I have several tex files in the same folder, and one of them is the master file: main.tex: section1.tex %%% Local Variables %%% mode: latex %%% Local ...
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PDFs are not printed with the correct fonts

Using pdflatex I create some official PDFs from LaTeX source with \usepackage{mathpazo} or even just with the normal CM fonts and they look fine on my screen both, in Preview and in Adobe PDF Reader. ...
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Why does this \ifincomplete latex code not work

I have an exam class document, and I want it to output three fields on a page with an incomplete question as follows: page 1 of 2 question 4 continues please go to next page ... and on the ...
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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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texnicCenter custom build

is there a possibility to setup custom build for texnicCenter? Now all compilation is done using custom make/build cmd bat, however it would be much more convenient to have all this in texnicCenter.