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pdfLaTeX produces different outputs from the same file

I am writing a report using LaTeX and I am quite confused about something. I am working with TeXShop, and the output produced after compiling sometimes changes. Let me show some screenshots Here ...
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Unable to use pdftex if Adobe is still open

I'm sorry if this exact question has already been asked, but the similar duplicates I've found didn't have the same phrasing. Therefore, I'm asking a new question... I have WinEdt 7.0 on Windows 7 ...
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Change to class file not reflected

I am using a class file to help document my thesis. I need to make some basic changes and I therefore go and edit my class file. I save it and then in Texnic Center when I do shift+ctrl+f5 I do not ...
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Issue with quotation marks

Quotation marks are showing up as symbols for me. I am using TeXstudio with pdflatex.exe. Here is a screenshot of my issue. I can list all the packages I am using if that helps.
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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX

Until now, I have been compiling my LaTeX documents with pdfLaTeX. My standard document preamble includes the "usual suspects" for non-English speakers (inputenc, fontenc, babel) and a bunch of other ...
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Ubuntu: beamer not working

I used to be a regular latex user but haven't touched it in the last two years due to being out of academia. So sorry for what might be a stupid question. I want to create a beamer presentation. Here ...
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How can I have labels on the plots in latex, drawn in R

I used R to get different plots. I saved them as pdf. I went to my tex. file and I used \includegraphics command. The plot came but it does not have labels on, that is, x-labels, y-labels and ...
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How to Save as PDF using TexMaker

I have written a paper using pdflatex in TexMaker, so I have no problem viewing my document as a PDF. However, I am not sure how to SAVE the file as a PDF document and then view it outside of ...
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Adding a hrule between hboxes decreases their vertical distance

Using pdftex. Given two sample programs test0.tex \vbox{ \hbox{X} \hbox{Y} } \bye test1.tex \vbox{ \hbox{X} \hrule \hbox{Y} } \bye gives the following outputs. test0.png test1.png So, ...
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How to find out which compile steps are necessary?

I have been using LaTeX for quite a while now, but I have not found out how to determine the rules for the compilation steps needed to create the document yet. A couple of questions come up. Please ...
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How to get the res class document to work for a resume?

So I tried to start my resume like this: \documentclass{res} \usepackage{graphics} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{fancy} \cfoot{Name} \rfoot{\thepage} \fancyhead{} ...
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Using longtabu with multicolumn produces errors sometimes

I have a document which uses the longtable package as well as \multicolumn to have certain cells which span multiple columns. This seems to work just fine: \documentclass[10pt]{report} ...
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Local font installation problems

Recently I tried to reinstall the MathTimePro II fonts in my local texmf directory. I already have Lucida fonts installed which works fine. So I carefully copied all the relevant files/folders to the ...
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How to use poetrytex with cyrillic letters

I am trying to use poetrytex with cyrillic letters like this: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{poetrytex} \usepackage[paperwidth=140mm,paperheight=210mm]{geometry} \begin{document} ...
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Auto Pst Pdf Behaviour on Linux outside of the /home/ directory

I've searched and found many questions and answers regarding the use of auto-pst-pdf but none of them have helped me so far. My problem is that I'm generating a code 39 bar code, which does not always ...
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Centering table header with \multicolumn and intercolumn space

A previous answer directs that, when using \multicolumn in a tabular, subsequent intercolumn space added in the tabular column spec should be repeated in the \multicolumn column spec. However, this ...
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TexStudio Autosave Recovery Question

So I was using Texstudio to write an article and the computer just froze. I had to restart the computer, my 2 hour work was gone. I was stupid enough to not save it at all... Does anyone know if ...
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Using GNUPlot inside Latex (TexStudio) for IEEE Tran

I am trying to insert gnuplot inside my IEEE Tran paper (Platform is Windows). I am unable to do it correctly. Here is the code. The below give code is not working. No output is obtained. I am writing ...
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Python compiling Permission denied [closed]

So I posted the otherday, I've recently started programming in python and using latex. I've previously been able to generate .tex files, and compile them via pdflatex filename, using python commands. ...
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How can I check if pdfLaTeX works correctly

I tried to compile the following document: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \begin{document} Hello World! \end{document} When I compiled it, pdflatex said: pdflatex demo.tex This is pdfTeX, ...
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Generating PDF/A-1b compliant documents using pdfx and pdfLaTeX

There are several discussions on the web on how to generate PDF/A-1b compliant documents. One approach can be found on ...
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How to write a multiline case in latex?

I am trying to get the output similar to this: I have written this code: \begin{equation} \text{RHS} \rightarrow \begin{cases} \vert 1 \rangle \left[\frac{2\beta}{\sqrt{\alpha^2 + ...
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Cannot get Skim to open on C-x C-v

I have been trying to get Skim to start from emacs. I always get no "matching viewer found". Here are the settings of my .emacs and I am sure something is wrong here, but cannot figure it out. Any ...
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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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Column Vector Sweave \Sexpr

I'm having big problems trying to compile a file using Sweave displaying a vector defined in an R chunk, as a column vector in Latex using pmatrix, I have something like this: ...
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Including .eps figure in PDFLatex

This question has been asked a lot, but for reason I cannot get it to work. I'd like to include a .eps image in my document - I am using pdflatex in TeXMaker. Below is the input (I am providing the ...
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How do I get LaTeX / BibLaTeX custom citations to render when converting to docx with Pandoc?

I'm writing a manuscript in markdown, and have a goal of getting output in both pdf and docx formats from it. I'm able to create pdf output without issue (using pandoc to go from markdown to TeX, and ...
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Bounding box for each letter

How can I take input text and replace each character with a solid (and/or hollow) rectangle representing the bounding box for that character? In the case where two characters are closer together from ...
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Compilation of bibliography

I have a latex document which is compiling properly. The message on compiling is Process started: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "template_Book_23June2014_V2".tex This is ...
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Import pictures that requires annotation

I am submitting a paper to a journal where the document class svjour3 is required. Inside the paper, I want to include a picture (circles, lines, etc.) and I am going to need to mark the intersection ...
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Yet another problem with cyrillic letters

I have the code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T2A,T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[russian,english]{babel} \begin{document} Text in English \begin{otherlanguage*}{russian} ...
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problem with ps2pdf command with metapost graphics

We have a system at our college where we've written thousands of problems over the years. We started using Metapost, then along came PSTricks, then we started using tike and tkz. Our code mixes perl ...
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Why does the switch to ClearSans font fails in LuaLateX?

At the moment I am experimenting with a sans-serif font for figures and a serif font for the rest of the document. When compiling this MWE with pdflatex everything seems to work smoothly. Switching to ...
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What could cause pdflatex/lualatex to halt compilation and freeze?

I am trying to run pdflatex or lualatex from ASP.NET web application using impersonation. The standard output and standard error streams are being redirected and I am saving their contents to the log ...
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different spacing aroung equal sign for display/text mode [duplicate]

as I wanted to increase the space surrounding the = sign in my equations, I changed the thickmuskip length in the preamble \setlength{\thickmuskip}{14mu} It works fine, and I like the result in ...
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What are good ways to make pdflatex output copy-and-pasteable?

One frequent aspect of pdflatex output that could be improved is to what extent one can select text output from the generated pdf-file and copy-and-paste it. This is essentially an issue of having the ...
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linking inside PDF generated by pdflatex

I have seen some PDF documents where figure numbers, citations, table numbers are highlighted and clickable. The click on any of these colored text allows one to jump to the resulting location. What ...
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Referring to nested tikz nodes - works with pdflatex but not with latex

I am trying to achieve a box within another box in tikz and then drawing an edge from the inner box to an outer node. I stumbled upon this solution When I compile it using pdflatex, I get the desired ...
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How to use the new pdfTeX feature “\pdfinterwordspaceon”

According to the docu there are some new features in texlive 2014. One of them is a command \pdfinterwordspaceon. It seems as if it adds spaces between the words, so that I can just copy and paste ...
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Content messed up when removing two lines

after wanting to change my report from B5 format to A4 format I did some slight modifications in the standard .sty file (from my university). All in all a nice result in A4 format. However, my only ...
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\graphicspath and pax package

Pax is used to restore URLs inside PDFs that are embedded with \includegraphics. First, for every included PDF you create a .pax file, which sits in the same directory as the figure it is related to. ...
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PDF document not being properly imported/rendered

I am currently writing a LaTeX document template that is read and then exported to a .tex file, with the revised data. Two PDF documents need to be appended to the end of the Generated pdf document, ...
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Using greek letters give error on package installation

I need to use Greek letters in my documents. I've tried several things, but in each case TeX tries to install the file fonts\tfm\public\cbgreek\grmn1000.tfm When I select 'install', pdfTeX uses ...
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Trouble using an image in a Beamer presentation

I'm trying to include an image in my Beamer presentation, but I keep getting this error: !pdfTeX error: /usr/local/texlive/bin/i386-linux/pdflatex (file ./markov.jpeg): reading JPEG image failed ...
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How to see PDF object in TeXworks

I am a bit new to TeX, and I have searched google for the answer to this question with no luck: If I make a TeX file in TeXworks like the one shown below, how can I see/save this file in PDF format? ...
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endfloat shifts chunks of text to the end

I am trying to use \endfloat to shift all of the figures to the end of the document. However, some text, several paragraphs typically immediately after some figures also get shifted to the end of the ...
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Installing pdflatex

I've been working with miktex for a while, recently I installed texlive instead, and found pdflatex for each manager is different, I'd like to unninstall pdflatex from the texlive manager and install ...
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Beamer Bibliography Text Margin

To make reference in beamer bibliography, I used the following commands \setbeamertemplate{bibliography item}[text] \bibliographystyle{amsalpha} Then I created a frame that allows frame break using ...
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Choose \documentclass dependent on compiler

I am not able to compile this tex document \documentclass{scrartcl} % \documentclass{article} \begin{document} hello \end{document} with htlatex. I am able to do this using pdflatex. If I ...
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Drawing knots with 8 crossings and labels

So for a project, I have to draw the knot diagrams of all alternating knots with up to 8 crossings and label the regions bounded by the knots. For knots with up to 7 crossings, I used PSTricks, ...