pdfTeX is an extension of TeX which is capable of directly generating PDF output. Use this tag if the used engine – pdftex/pdflatex – is significant to your question.

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Beginner's question Pandoc, LaTeX and CSL

I recently discovered pandoc and I am trying to get it to process my \cite commands in a .tex file using my CSL file, outputting a formatted PDF. As far as I understand this is something that pandoc ...
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minipage with .eps overlaps text

I have a problem with including three .eps images next to each other into a shareLatex document. They slide upwards and overlap with the text for some reason. If I use .png, it works, also when I only ...
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Issue with 3D PDF created with LaTeX+media9 in mobile app

I'm using LaTeX with media9 (MikTeX 2.9) to create 3D PDF. The resulting PDF document can be displayed in Adobe Acrobat 11 on Windows. However, I can't load the same PDF in Tech Soft 3D PDF Reader ...
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Error “Font ptmr8r at 480 not found” [on hold]

\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[capitalize]{cleveref} \usepackage{url} \graphicspath{{./figures/}} \DeclareGraphicsExtensions{....
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How do I open PDF in Adobe Reader DC without locking the file from being updated by pdflatex?

I don't know if this is possible on Adobe Reader DC on Windows, but asking in case someone has managed to do it. When I am working on a large document in LaTeX (I use TexStudio) I sometimes like to ...
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inserting a single unicode character with pdflatex

I would like to include a special character in my LaTex document : Ꝃ (it is used in breton for an abbreviation for "kêr", which means "place" or "house", and used in the naming of locations) Here ...
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mktextfm fails when pdflatex is invoked by cgi-bin script under www-data (apache)

I'm starting pdflatex from a shell-script invoked as cgi-bin application on Ubuntu (running under default www-data user) and from time to time I have the following kind of error preventing compiling: ...
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How to solve compiling error?

I am getting a problem when compiling my dissertation. I want to know in which line the mistake occurs? How can I do that?
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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} \begin{document}...
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Is this a Beamer with Animation on Tables bug?

On the second slide of the animation, the following code results in the first table being offset down the page. Is this a bug? (Sorry if the example isn't exactly minimal, but it does show the ...
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Why does the picture appear in a different position in XeLaTeX?

Min reprex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{adjustbox} \usepackage{showframe} % just to illustrate \begin{document} \adjustbox{trim={.5\width} 0 0 0,clip}{\includegraphics{...
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Using ConTeXts cow font with pdfTeX

So I have really become intrigued with the Cow font of context, however I really wish I would be able to use this with latex. I found a place, where it listed the steps on what to do, but it was ...
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how to count the number of words in a sentence, the number of sentences in a paragraph, and the number of paragraph?

I am writing an article on latex. I need to count the number of words in a sentence, the number of sentences in a paragraph, and the number of words in the paragraph? e.g. This is the first sentence....
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Unwanted kerning inside em-dash when using microtype

I'm using microtype together with XCharter font. I have to add some space around en-dash and this works perfectly. Now I introduced some em-dashes with '---' but these are rendered by pdflatex as an ...
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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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How can I place a 1 cm margin to a set pdf book (a6) to print

So I've already got my book ready set for a6 paper: contents, latex compilation, and I'm already satisfied with the end result of pdf I've got. However I've noticed that it'd be good to add a small ...
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How to compile latex even when pdf is open in windows using MiKTeX?

In Linux, you can edit the source .tex file and on compilation the changes reflect in the pdf file even if pdf file is open in some pdf viewer. I tried this on kile. But the same doesn't happen in ...
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How to insert StackExchange style code?

I want to highlight some code~ish thing in a report like this: blahblahblah...Then you should use ./runprog to start up the program etc etc... How can I do this?
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Characters missing from R-generated graphic when \pdfinclusioncopyfonts=0

I have a .pdf figure generated by R/ggplot2, which renders correctly when viewed as a standalone file, but when embedded in a document by pdftex, one character is missing. I've cut the problem down ...
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3D Rotate Type in .eps File and Using psfrag in Latex

I create my figures using Adobe Illustrator CC 2015. I see that type can be rotated within the plane of illustration and latex with psfrag will handle it just fine. But let's say I want some type that ...
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Working Template doesn't show citations for me [closed]

I can't add references in my Latex document. I have a working template from my uni to copy paste from and it worked on the computers of my friends who did the exact same thing. But I doesn't add the ...
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fontawesome and pdflatex [closed]

When using pdflatex and the fontawesome package the below error shows up. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! Fatal fontspec error: "cannot-use-pdftex" ! ! The fontspec package ...
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XeLaTeX French guillemets non-breaking space best practice

What is the best approach to get a non-breaking space just before the closing French guillemet » ? I wish to be able to type in the natural style, which in French is « bonjour » with non-breaking ...
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Font ygoth at 720 not found

This is what happens when i try compile on miktex via pdflatex command my .tex file I have MikTex 2.9. This problem doesn't happen with it on another computer with MiKTex 2.9 Both miktex's are just ...
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How to get Okular to parse a pdf's table of contents?

I am writing my thesis as a latex book which I compile using pdflatex. I use Okular to read pdfs, and I have seen that sometimes it displays the contents of a book in a clickable form. I would like to ...
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Why do my PDF figures in PDFTeX look bad in print?

I am using several figures created using Matplotlib in a LaTeX document that I compile with PDFTeX. When I print the compiled PDF, I find that the figure quality is not optimum on some printers, ...
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pdflatex crashing with no error message and no output

I just switched to a new laptop, installed Miktex and Texmaker, and cannot get pdflatex to work. When started from inside Texmaker, the program runs for a few seconds, then spits out nothing. No ...
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TeXstudio (2.9.4): Doesn't stop rerunning for references and citations

I am using TeXstudio 2.9.4 as my LaTex editor. Most of time I just re-compile (using F6) but once every while I re-built (using F1) the whole project. This was working until now. Whereas compiling ...
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LEd is not compiling

After 4 years I decided to take up again LEd, which I used for my bachelor thesis. It was alright until I decided to compile to see the PDF. The error was: 21-07-2015 08:27:48: START /b/c1/c"C:\...
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Different output when compile from PHP and from console

I am creating cards with tasks in tex format. Card sample \documentclass[14pt]{book} \usepackage{color} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[english,russian]{babel} \...
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How to suppress font information from pdftex terminal output?

I would like that pdfTeX printed terminal logs in the same format as TeX. Font information (especially when a lot of fonts are used) makes the log output hard to read. In the following example how to ...
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How to stop latex from changing < to squiggles [duplicate]

How to stop latex from changing < to squiggles outside math mode?
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All section titles in one uniform color in friggeri Latex CV

do you know how to change the colors of the section titles in the friggeri cv? I would like for them to be in one color and also the entire word, not only the first three letters. Is there any ...
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Texstudio compiling time

I have been using TexStudio for the past month and very much enjoy the program. I recently ran a 20 page long manuscript with 7 diagrams and 4 tables. Till about a couple of hours ago it was working ...
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Subfile with \includegraphics not working in the mainfile

I have a problem trying to get my maindocument to compile a subdocument, with an included figure. I have the following file-structure setup: mainfile.tex /chap /chapter1 / ch1.tex /...
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How to automatically squeeze a title?

After some comments, I am going to revise the question, so that it is more understandable. Here is my MWE: \documentclass[12pt, twocolumn, a4paper]{article} \begin{document} \section*{This is a ...
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Why does the non-pdf latex engine behave differently from pdflatex?

In the question Enumerate after \label an admirable answer addresses the problem of how to label and link the theorem number when the theorem begins with an enumerated list, and while doing so, how to ...
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Using glossaries package with Texmaker (running PDFLaTex)

Currently I am using the acronym package to generate a glossary of acronyms, but I would like to also have a glossary of mathematical symbols. Therefore, I am looking to move to the glossaries package....
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How to annotate PDF files generated by pdflatex?

I want to annotate some PDF files (created with pdflatex), e.g. word x is missing here this part of a sentence should be moved to the front replace word x by y highlight this sentence insert a note ...
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Using Hyperref in LyX - PDFLaTeX Hebrew

In the past year or so I have been using LyX in Hebrew with the Hebrew Article document class, with the PDFLaTeX format. Lately I found the Hyperref package, and with a single click all non-Hebrew ...
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MikTeX Deployment for multiple users

We use mainly MikTeX/pdflatex 2.9. I'm wondering if the deployment scheme we have here is really the best. The way we deploy is as follows: Create a miktex 2.9 System with required packages for our ...
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Error Citing website in Bibtex

I am trying to cite a website: @Misc{OpenStreetMap2016, author = {OpenStreetMap}, title = {{OpenStreetMap} Statistics}, howpublished = {http://www.openstreetmap.org/stats/...
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How to set cambria math as math font for pdflatex

How can I make pdflatex use cambria for math fonts and uarial for the body font?
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changing TeXShop PDF search display preferences

I am using TeXShop 3.59 on a MacBook Pro. I would like to change the colour for highlighting search results in the PDF from light gray to a more discernible colour as I have great difficulty finding ...
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Using LuaTeX as a replacement for pdfTeX

In this question Differences between LuaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX various differences between LuaTeX and XeTeX (and ConTeXt) are discussed. And in this question Using XeLaTeX instead of pdfLaTeX a recipe ...
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LaTeX DeclareUnicodeCharacter as a second argument for a macro

I want to enable the unicode modifiers for an emoji library: apple_emoji.sty: \usepackage{graphicx,amsmath,xparse} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[export]{adjustbox} \ProvidesPackage{...
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Why does Texmaker and synctex pdflatex doesn't work?

I'm using Texmaker 4.4.1, and I want to be able to jump to pdf (Ctrl+RClick) from the tex script, and vice versa. I tried to use the tips of -synctex=1 in the PDFLatex command, but it doesn't seem ...
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(Lyx) How to install pdfpreview and how to export it into pdf?

I'm a Mac user and there's no preview option. I searched around on the tutorial and found that I have to install a software in order to have instant pdf preview. Is there anyway I can preview my ...
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Standard LaTeX fonts, babel, and font encoding

I seem to have stumbled upon a clash between the standard (non-Latin Modern LaTeX) fonts, the L7x (Lithuanian) font encoding and the babel package. If try to use several languages (e.g., Lithuanian ...
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PDF/A validation with embedded CID font subset caused by ligatures in vector image

Objective and Workflow I want to produce a PDF/A-2b compliant PDF document with pdfLaTeX using the Package pdfx. The target document includes PDF vector images, which are exported from SVG sources ...