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dashed or dotted brace or bracket

I need to add a dashed or dotted brace or bracket into an equation. But I didn't found any symbol similar to this (with detexify or The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List). Do you know how it can be ...
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Options controlling PDF Output

I came across a line in a LaTeX file reading \pdfoptionsminorversion=6. This changed the minor version of PDF, which I confirmed by looking at the generated PDF. Now, this option doesn't seem to be ...
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epsilon and varepsilon rendering in pslatex

I have a very simple article, with one line: $\epsilon \gtrsim \varepsilon$ If I use pdflatex to compile, \epsilon and \varepsilon are rendered in a different way, which is the correct behaviour. ...
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png Figures don't work with pdflatex

I'm using pdflatex and it's suddenly refusing to produce .png Figures. They come out as grey squares. The only \usepackage relating to figures is graphicx. It was working fine for a long time. Then I ...
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How to make fractions in powers look good

Quick question. When I type $e^{\frac{1}{2x}}$ it makes the fraction very small and hard to read. However when I type $e^{\displaystyle\frac{1}{2x}}$ it makes the fraction way to big. I guess in ...
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pst-barcode with pstool

I would like to use the package pst-barcode with pstool. Is this possible? I am aware of the working pdflatex solution: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pst-barcode} ...
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AcroTeX on Android?

Does anyone know if the Acrotex bundle works on Android devices? Specifically, I would like to use the exerquiz package in conjunction with media9 to create interactive educational pdfs for Android ...
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Centering a header in Deluxe Table

I would like to center the subheader "LightCurve Derived Orbital Parameter" in the deluxetable without affecting the width of the headers of each column. As seen in the image below, the subheader ...
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No image in PDF using PDF_Tex

I am using .pdf_tex from InkScape to create figures in my LaTeX file, but when I compile the caption appears with no image above it. Any ideas why? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{geometry} ...
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Myriad Pro : Font shape `OT1/MyriadPro-OsF/m/n' undefined

I am trying to install MyriadPro on my MiKTeX 2.9 (32bit). Sadly, something, somewhere seems to have gone wrong. I allready installed MinionPro on my TeX Distribution and basically I proceeded the ...
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Conditionally use bold font for table cell with pgfplotstable

I am trying to conditionally use bold font for table cells with values according to a condition. It works nicely with changing the text color as illustrated in the example below, but I am not able to ...
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Aligning polynomials rightshifted by x

I am trying to align some generating functions, to give a visual indication of how they represent recurrences. When I try to do this the natural-seeming way with aligned, it puts an obnoxiously large ...
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RevTex 4.1 - Extra comma in bibliography when JOURNAL field is empty

I have to compile a paper with RevTex 4.1 for submission purposes and I am running into trouble regarding the bibliography page. Whenever I have a citation of a paper which has not yet been published ...
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Is it possible to use LaTeX tools with pdf preview?

So I want to use LaTeX in sublime text 2, and I came across the plugin LaTeXTools. It works great, but it requires me to install Skim PDF Viewer. Is it possible to set it up so that when I compile the ...
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aligning the equal signs without numbering each line in latex

Suppose I have something like, $\therefore$ we have the following: \begin{align} 2x + 7 &= 5x + 8 \\[0.1in] &= 2x - 7 \\[0.1in] &= 4 \\[0.1in] \end{align} I randomly made equations up ...
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How to spot errors reported by pdflatex?

When I use pdflatex to compile a tex file into a pdf file, it generates lots of lots of output. Unlike gcc, which mention again all the errors and warnings at the end, I don't find pdflatex behave ...
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Clickable chapters on the right side of each page

Is it possible with pdfLaTeX to create a clickable "table of contents" on the right side of each page as you could see here (it is a screenshot of a PDF):
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How to Use BOONDOX Latex Calligraphic Font

New LaTeX user here. While reading this nice question and its answer, I discovered the "BOONDOX Calligraphic" font and tried to implement it in my document. I've been having some troubles, and after a ...
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pdflatex (TeXLive) unreadable output on linux

I'm compiling my TeX files using pdflatex from XFCE terminal (same on XTerm). The compile log is very hard to read. It's like pdflatex doesn't break the lines, so the window is randomly filled with ...
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Create a PDF file with embedded fonts with pdflatex to be edited in Adobe Acrobat Pro

I'm trying to generate a PDF file with pdflatex, that can be edited later (during review time) with Acrobat Pro. A minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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No “=” sign in math mode with newtxmath

When I try to produce a = sign in math mode using newtxmath, I get the following error (using pdflatex with TeXLive 2014 on Windows) ERROR: Font \csname\endcsname=zxxrl7z at 10.0pt not loadable: ...
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How to get “XeLaTeX + unicode-math” output as close as possible to that of pdflatex?

I've started exploring XeTeX and the unicode-math package in order to use unicode in my input. Of the six math fonts described in unimath-symbols.pdf, Latin Modern Math seems to be closest to what ...
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How can I run pdflatex on multiple .tex files on Windows 7?

I built some graphics with TikZ and pgfplots. I have put the code with the most minimal necessary preamble into a standalone document for each figure. Say I put all those files for chapter 3 (hence ...
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Write multiple pdfs with different options

Thanks a lot for the help in advance. This might be a stupid question, or a potential overkill for this kind of forum, but the situation is as follows: I'm writing my dissertation and - of course - ...
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trying to put 19 * 6 pictures in a figure

I am trying to put 19 * 6 pictures in a figure but it gave me an error saying it is too long. Also there is some letters shown beside the caption which I didn't write and I didn't need it ((a),(b) .. ...
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Is pdflatex a symbol link to pdftex in cygwin system

I have three questions on TeXlive 2013 in cygwin. Is pdflatex a symbol link to pdftex? I was surprised to see this in C:/cygwin/bin. As we all know, pdflatex and pdftex are very different commands. ...
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File size generated from Pdflatex is too big

My instructor demands a maximum size of submitted assignment of 50kb in PDF-format. Whenever I try to build from PDFLatex the files exceed this limit. I expected the problem to be related to bitmap ...
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Lyx generated PDF with JavaScript encounters NotAllowedError

I am trying to generate a pdf file that opens another pdf file with this code \usepackage[pdftex]{insdljs} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % Main Script ...
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pdflatexmk beamer missing { inserted [duplicate]

I am usig two different systems to write my presentation. on linux I use texmaker and everything works fine. But when I move to mac and use texshop I encounter the above error in the following part: ...
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Insert code or text file in latex as is?

Question : How can I insert a txt file ( a source code) as such in latex without any change in indentation, tabs, formatting etc? Scenario : Consider I have a text file as below ( It is a part of a ...
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error during pdflatex; geometry-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found

When running pdflatex the following errors occurred:" ! Package pdftex.def Error: File `geometry-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found. ! Package pdftex.def Error: File `force-eps-converted-to.pdf' not ...
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MakeUppercase not working with .TTF fonts

I have a set of Sabon fonts that I would like to use for my dissertation. \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[ BoldFont={sabon-bold.ttf}, ItalicFont={sabon-it.ttf}, ...
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Index not printing after files are removed

I'm using Sublime Text with the LaTexTools package to build from within Sublime. Everything was working fine on my documents, until today, when I decided to remove all LaTeX temporary files for one of ...
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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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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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How to compile a tex file so that some portion can be optionally not compiled?

In C, we can write something for some part of the code, and give gcc some option for whether we would like to compile that part of code. It saves us from modifying the C code. In LaTex, is there a ...
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deletekeywords in Listings package sometimes doesn't work

Using the listings package, I can use deletekeywords to remove keywords, and so the keyword is not rendered in bold. For example, the for from the following is not in bold font: ...
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Include PNG Image in TexShop

I am wondering what may be missing from this code. I have stored all the LaTeX files in the same folder as the png image I'd like to import. The image is called "Signature" and it is saved as such. ...
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Use bibentry to produce references in CV without bibliography list: works but error [duplicate]

The following sample works for me, with res.cls and using pdflatex, bibtex and 2xpdflatex; however, it gives the error ! LaTeX Error: Lonely \item--perhaps a missing list environment. Is 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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Splitting text in two sections when introducing figure

First of all, thanks for reading. I am trying to write my first report with latex and I am having a strange error that no one of my friends can solve. I am writing a two column article. When I try ...
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Could't have permission to view the PDF (preview)

I am using mac, preview to check the PDFLaTeX files under the Texmaker. [The file couldn’t be opened because you don’t have permission to view it.] To view or change permissions, select the item in ...
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Error: PDF file not found

After compiling the LaTeX rightly, I try to view the .pdf file. But it said that .pdf file not found. I think maybe I need to correct some settings? I am a beginner Thank you very much! ...
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Help with using /pstool with sibling directories by moving files to the auxilary directory

Broadly, I want to achieve the pstool equivalent of \graphicspath (which is a known issue when working with non-sub directories). As far as I can tell, the only solution without changing openout_any ...
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Finding one's place in a document after a hyperref click

I am just about to start using hyperref for the first time. One of the problems about clicking on a cross-reference is that it takes you away from the text you are reading. I often find that getting ...
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Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) message

I made a mini page like below. It compiled without any error, however, I am getting following message in log: Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 104--109 I am trying to fix above ...
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Too long horizontal line

I'm creating a table. Under the table I added an horizontal line in order to add a note with *. I used the following string: \hline\noalign{\smallskip} Unfortunately the horizontal line seems ...
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Is there any compiler-dependent font loadable for pdflatex but not for latex-dvips-ps2pdf?

I want to make sure that I can load the same fonts for each input file either for diagrams and text contents. It is related to my statement below, Even though PSTricks cannot work with pdflatex ...
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Mathematical indices error in latex

I am new to LaTeX. I have a long paragraph which includes some mathematics symbols (indices and exponents). According to documents, I can use ^ and _ for both functions. However, they fail until I add ...
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Not aligned column names in booktabs library

I'm trying to generate the following table: \documentclass[PhD,binding=0.6cm]{Thesis} \usepackage{booktabs} \begin{document} \newcommand{\ra}[1]{\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{#1}} \begin{table*} ...