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pdfLaTeX problems with figures in Arabi package (Farsi)

I have searched the site with different keywords regarding the aforementioned problem and it seems that I am the first guy with this problem. I am new to Arabi package. I will use it to typeset Farsi ...
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Attaching files using plain TeX (pdfTeX)

I am currently in the process of writing a document using plain TeX and would like to be able to attach other relevant files to the resulting pdf. I have experience using the attachfile, attachfile2 ...
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Highlight only current subsection, hide subsections of other sections

The table of contents command in my beamer .sty looks like this: \newcommand{\MyToc}[1] { \AtBeginSubsection[] { \begin{frame} \frametitle{#1} ...
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\foreach with \newcommand how to use them together?

What I want to do is to shorten this \newcommand with a \foreach since this is just a very little part of what I will use. \newcommand{\CC}{{\mathbb C}} % the set of complex numbers ...
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pdflatex path problem

I am having a problem running pdflatex on the command line. When I install a new package using tlmgr it puts things in the the directory /usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ which is fine. ...
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hyperref bookmarksnumbered prefix or suffix

Is there a way to modify the bookmarksnumbered option of hyperref to add a prefix and/or suffix to the section numbers? The option currently changes the bookmark 'Introduction' to '1 Introduction', ...
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OS X Yosemite and LatTeXTools: forward search not working

First of all: I know there is a problem about Yosemite and LatTeXTools, but my problem is not about that. The problem is simple: forward search is not working anymore between ST2 or ST3 and ...
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Detecting a symbol's final location in the PDF

We're using LaTeX to render a PDF with a form that will be filled in by humans, using a pen, and then fed to an OpenCV application for recognition. The form consists of questions with small squares ...
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How to find an error in a huge file?

I have this file which was produced by Lyx and it wouldn't compile, not in LyX nor in pdflatex. The error message is: $ pdflatex QFT2_Summary.tex This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 ...
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Sudden No SyncTex Data available in TexWorks

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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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 use \include with \tableofcontents in memoir class

I have a document using the memoir class in which I have broken up the chapters using \include. Inside those chapters, I use the \chapter{...} command, which prints the chapter at the correct place. ...
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How to change text arrangement on page

Currently I'm using pdflatex to print content on page with width of 6 in and height of 9 in. It's printing in standard print orientation as mentioned in the diagram below "Current Printing format". ...
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the calc package doesn't compute the correct value

I get an unexpected result using the calc package. I simply try to multiply the real value '10.01' by the entire value '10000' and to store the result in a counter. But the returned value is not the ...
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Why do I suddenly get an auto expansion error?

On files that have worked previously, I'm suddenly getting the following error ! pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable fonts. This error does not appear if I ...
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pdflatex (TeXLive) unreadable output on linux [closed]

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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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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\usepackage[utf8]{vietnam} leads to error: Argument of \UTFviii@three@octets has an extra }

I have a problem with \usepackage[UTF8]{vietnam}. \documentclass[clock,fragile]{beamer} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,amsfonts, mathrsfs,bm,mathpazo} %\usepackage{amsfonts,fouriernc} ...
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\newcommand Error Either Way [closed]

I have two documents, both starting with \documentclass{article} \usepackage{Macros} \begin{document} where Macros is my own style file. There are no other packages or definitions in either of the ...
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How to import metapost to .tex properly and how to do it without importing

I have read several questions related to metapost and latex here on TEX SE, but I still cannot solve my own problem. So it is a very basic problem. I am trying to include a metapost graphic in my ...
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Getting pictures from TikZiT to LaTeX and seeing them in PDF format

I'm using TikZiT(see link) to draw graphs with nods and edges. How to translate that picture to pdf version of my LaTeX document if possible. There is a code below picture in TikZiT which I copy ...
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Substituting fonts without changes to the source

For code snippets in documents, I prefer Bitstream Courier 10 Pitch, which is darker than the usual Monotype/Linotype Couriers. Using fontspec, I say: \setmonofont[Scale=0.92]{Courier 10 Pitch} ...
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Linebreak in newcommand and reference to hyperref

I try to define the name of a document and to use this name in hyperref resp. as the file's properties etc., but for some reason the pdftitle and the pdfkeyowrd option seem to clash with the line ...
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Is there a working solution to produce PDF/A-1b with MiKTeX?

I have read a lot of interesting questions and answers on PDF/A-1b production with LaTeX and pdfTeX. I still can't produce validating PDF/A-1b files. I used either: the standard up-to-date pdfx ...
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The text in pdf is not smooth [duplicate]

I am using TeXstudio to edit Latex and create pdf files. The text is not smooth in the pdf files created by TeXstudio in my computer. When I zoom in, it will be But if I use my friend's computer to ...
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pdflatex is complaining about EPS files, but actually won't display any image at all

I'm trying to compile a LaTeX document in OSX with pdflatex (via Sublime 2 and the LatexTools package). All of my figures are EPS files. I found several suggestions for integrating my figures into ...
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What features are supported in a HTML page, but not through PDFLaTeX

As a math educator with limited knowledge of TeX and even more limited knowledge of HTML, I want to know if I can use a PDF page (generated through PDFLaTeX) as a web page. I am hoping not to have to ...
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Mavericks upgrade screwed up my pdflatex (command not found)

so everything was working fine ... until i upgraded to os x mavericks (version 10.9.2) a couple days ago. using emacs version 24.3 (9.0) auctex version 11.87.3 after upgrade, tried to compile and ...
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pdfLaTeX produces different outputs from the same file [closed]

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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Unexpected result when converting image from DVI to EPS

This question follows on from a prior question but is separate and can stand alone. The prior question is at pst-plot graph offset on page when graph has non-zero origin. This question is related to ...
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How to include a movie in a PDF? Step by step instructions

There are a few question/answers regarding the embedding movies in PDF with pdflatex and special packages. However I find the information dispersed all around and confusing. And so far, in the best ...
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No replacement of temporary labels by chemnum in a chemical sheme

I tried to replace the temporary labels TMP1, TMP2 and TMP3 in an .eps file made with ChemDraw using the chemnum package, so to get an automatic numbering of the compounds, but this did not work for ...
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\vspace in beamer

I'm trying to produce some padding around a table in a beamer slide. I've tried using \vspace{10mm} but that doesn't seem to produce anything. Other vertical spacing commands such as \bigskip don't ...
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Multiline equation in cases with special symbols

\begin{equation*} $\theta$ = \begin{cases} $\eta$ & \text{$\widehat{P} \textless \bar{P}$}\\ $\eta$ & \text{$\widehat{P} \textgreater \bar{P}$} \end{cases} \label{eq: ...
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document with string having ff and fi converting to null or empty characters

I have a small document with string starting with ff and fi and they are converting to null or empty characters.. Doing HTML looks good but when I convert to latex it shows empty characters. I'm on ...
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Mix characters from various fonts (in text mode)

I'm using classico as my everyday font, together with \usepackage[EULERGREEK]{sansmath}\sansmath when there are formulas. My problem is: I don't like the shape of the "equals" sign of classico. I ...
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PDFs want to scale down

I'm not sure if this is a TeX related question at all or rather a general problem with Adobe reader, or Windows, or printer drivers, or whatever else is involved. When I create PDF files with ...
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Strange behaviour of \@ command [duplicate]

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xpunctuate} \DeclareRobustCommand\eg{e.g\xperiod} %% Standard Conditions symbol \providecommand\barcirc{\mathpalette\@barred\circ}% ...
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sh: pdflatex: command not found

I am using TexShop Version 3.42 (3.42)on Mac OS X Lion. After un upgrade of Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5., I cannot read my Latex files with Texshop anymore. The warning is : "sh: pdflatex: command not ...
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Unknown TikZ/pgfplots error with external

I am trying to compile a large document (PhD thesis) and I have no problems compiling without using external, but as soon as I enable that feature, it has problems. So far I haven't found the answer ...
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mintinline command not compiling with pdflatex

Whenever I try to use the mintinline command in a source file and then compile that file with pdflatex, I get an error. Minimum example to show the error is provided below: \documentclass{book} ...
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Error in compiling

I'm starting to use latex, my code is \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[T1]{inputenc} \usepackage[italian]{babel} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} The ...
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Is it possible to conditionally execute statements based on the translating engine, within Plain TeX?

Note that this question is about Plain TeX, not LaTeX. Consider the following example. \pdfpagewidth 8.5 in \pdfpageheight 11 in foobar \bye Under pdftex, this will work fine. However, this will ...
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How to type accurate Hindi words in latex…? is there any other method without transliteration?

\usepackage{devnagiri} The word {\dn is jungle me do sher rehte hai} in the above... after compiling.... Hindi is there but no proper hindi translation. I need to type some hindi words in between ...
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pdflatex: How to automatically quit on compile error?

See also this question on Reddit. I want to automate running pdflatex over and over with make and guard. However, when pdflatex encounters a syntax error, it hangs, preventing guard from being able ...
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Is there an Elsevier LaTeX2e book class?

I am interested in evaluating LaTeX2e book classes used by specific book publishers. I would like to lay my hands on the LaTeX2e book class, if it exists, for preparing book manuscripts for ...
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metapost and pdflatex

I'm trying to use figures created with metapost in a TeX document compiled with pdflatex, but I have some troubles. I did as advised here, but it fails! My code is this : ...
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Too long horizontal line [closed]

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 a platform-independent way of specifying page dimensions in TeX?

This is partially a follow-up to this question since the answer mentioned tex as executing the "original Knuth TeX". So far, I have seen that the following will work in TeX, but is ignored by ...
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bad generators of keys in a particular bst style

I have the following the .tex file: \documentclass{article}[10pt] \usepackage{jucs2e} \usepackage{url} \begin{document} \title{Title} \maketitle cite~\cite{EnviroTrack} \bibliographystyle{jucs} ...