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Why too many empty sections result in a mess without pagebreak?

When I wrote a template, I found that if there is too many empty sections in a chapter, latex will not produce appropriate page breaks. All these sections will just be listed in a single page. Why ...
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Using epsfig in lncs guidelines

In the template for the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science the guideline PDF states: Preferably the images should be enclosed as PostScript files – best as EPS data using the epsfig ...
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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. A bounty will be offered to the best answer. Starting with a LaTeX document and two ...
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How can I get my LaTeX set up on Emacs/AUCTeX to use the -file-line-error option when calling pdfTeX [duplicate]

I have been puzzling over this for the past few hours and can't quite figure it out. I am using AUCTeX 11.87 and MiKTeX 2.9 on Emacs 24.2 (obtained from Vincent Goulet with AUCTeX pre-packaged): I ...
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How to use hebrew in latex - font or installation errors

I am trying to get latex working with hebrew and english using ubuntu 14.04 and TeX Live 2013/Debian. The following fails to run due to: ! I can't find file `jerus10'. The input file is: ...
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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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Libertine, ebgaramond garbled when printed from Evince

If I try to print a PDF produced with pdflatex from within the Evince document viewer on Debian Wheezy, the print output is garbled. This is also true if I "print to file": it looks as shown below. ...
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Why is pdflatex producing dvi output?

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm sure I'm missing something obvious. I put the following into test.tex: \documentclass{article} \author{Me} \title{My Test} \begin{document} Test. \end{document} And then I ...
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pdflatex.exe: Invalid argument

I'm creating a (rather large) Beamer file. When I try to compile, I receive this error: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (MiKTeX 2.9) ... [31]pdflatex.exe: Invalid argument: ...
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noframenumbering does not seem to work

I have an issue in Kile 2.0.85 (It's my institute's computer, so I can't update it myself). I have a beamer project for a presentation. I write: \begin{frame}[noframenumbering]{2 Inputs} and it ...
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Page number in the table of content doesn't appear correctly

I have the following section in my latex: \section{Development environment and tools\\} The problem is that the page number 4 doesn't appear in the same line but appear below the section title in ...
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Enumerate within TikZ node

Compiling the following code with pdflatex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture, overlay] \draw (current page.center) node { ...
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Figures are not shown in rows [duplicate]

I have 5 figures and i want show them in two rows. I copy the sample case from: Insert multiple figures in Latex The first row has first two figures and second rows have three figures. But after ...
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Customize hyperref package to only link references and not any other field like equations and tables

I am using hyperref package to internally link the references. The package automatically links equations, tables, and appendices as well. How can make it not to link any other field other than ...
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Umlauts in filenames using the grffile package

"Never ever use non-ASCII characters and spaces in your filenames. Never!" That's what I'm telling my students for years. But if for any reasons there is an urgent need to include an image file with ...
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Could not start the Command pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex in TeXMaker

I have just install Texmaker 4.3 to start using Latex, but when it build it to pdf it prompts an error message about Could not start the Command pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex my ...
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Space below an underline

How can I add some space between the underlined line and the next line? \item \underline{Long line of text underlined to demonstrate:} \\ This is too close to the above underline and it's a bit hard ...
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Facilitate switching between latex (eps) and pdflatex (png/pdf) in the same paper

I have to hand in a postscript version of my paper for a conference, so I have to use latex instead of pdflatex. As I may later need a different version, I would like to write the paper in such a way ...
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How to have a visual indicator for the hyperref target in PDFLaTeX

I want to be able to link to an item within a PDFLaTeX document and have the linked item pointed out by some indicator (perhaps a flashing arrow or something similar) when I land in its page. So for ...
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missing $ inserted in arrays

this is my code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \clearpage \begin{center} \begin{minipage}{.6\textwidth} \begin{equation*} a^2 + b^2 = c^2\newline \end{equation*} ...
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What's the absolute largest paper size permissible with pdflatex?

I've had occasion to typeset extraordinarily large matrices, which I didn't seriously expect anyone to expect in detail (without a computer) or print, but I needed it to be obvious that they were ...
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Text out of margin and footer for bibliography

Well its been a great journey since past one and half month and I am happy that I managed write my dissertation with latex. Almost coming to finalizing stage, I figured out I have severe alignment ...
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Custom Build to make glossaries with LaTeX using Sublime Text and LaTeXTools

I recently moved from Notepad++ to Sublime Text for creating documents with LaTeX. I use LaTeXTools. However, I am unable to run the makeindex command with the associated parameters (makeindex %.idx ...
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How to use PDFlatex with Tikz package?

I have to make a presentation run by PDFlatex. But I want to draw a picture in it with the Tikz package. How can I manage this?
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My pixel perfect picture gets blurry when compiled in LaTex

Here's my problem. I have this picture: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3394117/Temp/fig1.png (I have the original in Pixen and could export it to several different formats. I went with png though since it's ...
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Problem creating a proper qrcode with vcard info

I have this little latex file generating a qr-code using Hendrickson's qrcode.sty found here: pgf-Tikz QR code generator. \documentclass[english,11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{qrcode} ...
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PDF page numbers are not correct page number style [closed]

I am using hyperref with pdflatex to produce a pdf. The first 10 or so pages of the document are Roman numbered and all subsequent pages are Arabic numbered. All page numbers as they appear on the ...
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RFC-Citation + Book-Citation in natbib

I am writing a latex template and want to cite Books and RFCs. I want my book references in this format: ..Author: John Doe, May 2015.. should be referenced in the text like this: [Do15] ..Author: ...
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! LaTeX Error: \begin{pspicture} on input line 11 ended by \end{cards}

I got pdf option sent to pstricks, and then used pdflatex --shell-escape to compile Olaf's poker.sty modified file. I replaced the .eps graphics with .svg \includesvg graphics. Now it's giving me ...
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Graphics confusion

I am compiling a latex file like this: pdflatex path/to/file.tex There is a png in the same directory as the .tex file: path/to/img.png I get an error, presumably because pdflatex is looking in ...
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Sudden No SyncTex Data available in TexWorks [closed]

While I was typesetting my document, the SyncTex function stopped to work. I use pdfLaTex. After having performed several search, I understand that I have to include the $synctexoption in the ...
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Adding a signature on an online job application

Nowadays many job applications are sent in digital form as PDF. We use of course LaTeX to create such. Usually you add a cover letter to your CV and credentials. If you sent this as print-out by ...
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Is it possible to substitute text inside a pdf figure?

I have a drawing made by the CAD DraftSight, I exported the drawing into a .pdf file and then I included it with \usepackage{graphicx} % ... \begin{figure}[!htb] \centering ...
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Don't open vim when I exit pdflatex

When I'm working on a LaTeX document and compiling with pdflatex, I frequently have compile errors. To get out of pdflatex when running it from the command line, I use the exit command to end the ...
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Widesplit newbie problem

newbie here. We're trying to make sense of these widesplit examples, but can't make it work... Am i missing something simple? we want the table to page-break horizontally since this report is columnar ...
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pgfplots is skipping first ytickslabel from file

Rendering the MWE below pgfplots skips the first 'Adiff' label of the CSV. I'm sure this is a no-brainer and easy karma points for experienced pgfplots users, but I am stomped. ...
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pdflatex - how to find bottleneck of long compiling time for my document

I'm having (again/still) a very large LateX document which I'm working on. >340 pages many graphics (mostly included pdf, but also some PNG or others) many tables (also longtables) resulting PDF is ...
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Devanagari characters and pdflalitex

Running TexLive (most recent version) with local install at ~/texlive on Fedora 20. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{helvet} \renewcommand*{\rmdefault}{\sfdefault} ...
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How to run bibtex without latex?

I have bibtex file. I want to run only bibtex without pdflatex. I know that bibtex will use aux file which can be generated by pdflatex.But Is there any some other way to run bib file on .bst file. ...
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Sans-serif partial derivative symbol?

How can I typeset a partial derivative symbol (∂) in an upright, sans-serif font? I am using pdfLaTeX. I know this problem could be solved easily by switching to another engine — and feel free to ...
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Optimize print area of the pdf file generated from Latex

I am using document class extarticle for making quizzes, assignments, etc for my class. In the pdf output file, a lot of space remains unused. This results in extra consumption of paper. How we can ...
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I am trying to generate a title page but compiler shows error in title page

The code for my title page is \title{ \horrule{0.5pt} \\[0.4cm] \huge Artificial Neural Networks\\ \horrule{2pt} \\[0.5cm] \begin{center} ...
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How to use downloaded fonts with pdfLaTeX on Ubuntu

I want to use the Fontin font in my pdfLatex document. What steps should I do for using a downloaded font Should I download the TTF or the OpenType version? Where should I store the font? Should ...
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Using a RegEx to escape LaTeX special characters

OK so I'm writing this small app that needs to incorporate the data from a csv into a LaTeX document that includes the data as a table. I've figured out most of the basics about using LaTeX tables, my ...
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Times New Roman Font in pdfLatex

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 in terminal - how to define editor to jump to (instead of vim)?

When using pdflatex or latexmk in the Terminal (OS X) I can use the key "E" to jump to an error position in the sourcecode, if compiling hangs. However, this opens vim in Terminal and I'm not ...
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pdflatex.EXE (file rtxi): Font rtxi at 480 not found

I have a PC and I run miktex uploaded from basic-miktex.2.9.5105.exe. I have encountered the following error !pdfTeX error: pdflatex.EXE (file rtxi): Font rtxi at 480 not found I have no idea what ...
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Installing EB Garamond for pdfLaTeX (encore)

At the moment I try to get the EB Garamond font to work on my windows machine (under MikTeX 2.9), but I failed. By searching TeX.SX I found this two questions: EB Garamond on LaTeX Installing ...
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Insertion of logo on whole of th right side in beamer presentation

I am new in the latex beamer presentation. I am try to insert a logo that span the whole right side as show below. Please help me with a code to have something like this
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pdfTeX font expansion error during compilation

Background I am using Miktex 2.9 and TeXworks on top of that on a Windows 7 64-bit machine. To write my paper I have to use a provided template by 3rd party. However, I am not very experienced with ...