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How to create PDF and HTML output from the same source

I'm working on a document that has been published only as a PDF file until now. To utilize some of PDF's features, it uses the packages pdfpages and pdftex and commands like includepdf{}. But soon ...
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PDF optimization packages/options

I noticed that when compiling any document in TeX, the resulting PDF can be reduced in size by quite much. For example, take \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...
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Part of Document missing in output pdf file

this problem seems really weird to me. I'm using texmaker. When I click PDFLaTeX, I don't get any error messages, but in the output pdf I am missing a certain part of my document. The missing part is ...
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Defining -aux-directory for pdflatex breaks citations for natbib

When I run pdflatex with an -aux-directory flag it makes it so natbib can't find the citations. pdflatex command with -aux-directory: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex ...
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Texmaker Hangs on Process started [on hold]

When I try to run my script in Texmaker, Texmaker gives me the message "Process started" but hangs on it forever and never actually finishes compiling. I know these are long equations, but Texmaker ...
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inputenc -w- \scantokens \expandafter

Sorry to bother everyone again - this is a followup question to my earlier question: Can openout handle a filename with spaces? (I suppose I can combine this with the earlier question, but this ...
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Why does biber increase compilation time of pdflatex runs dramatically (factor 2.8!!)?

Since I am using biber, the compilation time for my document has increased dramatically. It's a dissertation with <300 pages and a full latexmk compilation suddenly needed 26 minutes which is not ...
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How to write below \bullet in Latex [duplicate]

I have to write something under the symbol \bullet in Latex. Is it possible? I'm using the class beamer. Here it is an example of a frame: \begin{frame} \begin{itemize} \item<1-> Products ...
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Why does bibencoding influence normal text outside bibliography? Character ß becomes SS in pdf file!

My .tex files use textencoding latin1. For some practical reason I wanted to switch my bibliography .bib files to UTF8. I tried that and (as the bibliography now was not typeset correctly) found the ...
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pdflatex suddenly takes much longer to compile document - how to find the reason?

I've done some major changes in my document (dissertation, nearly 300 pages) and now compiling time has increased nearly by factor 3! One pdflatex run took normally less than 3 minutes before and now ...
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TikZ \tkzFct are blank under Ubuntu

But under sharelatex they just worked fine (I might have modified some thinghs though). The code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{tkz-fct} ...
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Remove extra blank page before bibliography in chapter class

I have a [twoside]{book} document. The problem is that before bibliography there is an extra white page. In particular, the chapter before bibliography ends in an even page. The bibliography chapter ...
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Labeling in Mathematica to match the font size same as in LaTeX

I have some plot Plot[a, {a, -6, 6}] I need to use it in Latex. However the problem is that labeling text style in Mathematica does not match with LaTeX text. So what I do, I copy the figure ...
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Use Matlab 2014b figures (via Inkscape) in pdfTeX

I know there are many threads related to this topic, but I still could not find a satisfying solution. Summary Matlab 2014b figures -> export as .eps or .svg -> load into Inkscape (problem is in ...
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Webform not recognizing my PDF as a PDF [on hold]

Sometimes when i try to upload my resume onto an online form the site wont accept my file saying something along the lines of: The file you uploaded is not a PDF file. This has happened to me a ...
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tcolorbox vs KOMAoptions: TeX capacity exceed

I tried to put a box around a definition, but got an error. The problem is, I am using a huge template, so I do not really understand most of the settings. If I add this to my file: ...
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tree-dvips Alternative for Linguistics Document with pdftex

I'm attempting to find a way of linking two objects in avm.sty together. The result I want is exactly that specified here: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/external/clmt/latex4ling/avms/#4 I'm ...
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Why XeLaTeX and PDFLaTeX give different outputs for Beamer presentation

I have 3 questions: Why does the following code (see below) give different results in XeLaTeX than PDFLaTeX? Which one is incorrect? (My guess is that XeLaTeX's output is incorrect.) How do I ...
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It is possible to make fonts appear heavier (darker) in pdf output of Latex?

[Edited to include what I have learned from the answers.] I am using Latex in TeX Live on my Mac, through TeXLive. I compile .pdf files using Pdflatex. I use the default fonts. [These fonts are ...
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clickable chapters on even and odd pages

Following the great idea of Gonzalo Medina presented in Clickable Chapters on the right side of each page, I wanted to extend this also for two sided books. What I am doing wrong? It seems that this ...
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How do I redefine the QED symbol to be a Unicode character?

I want to redefine the default QED symbol to be some Unicode character from the big list, e.g. 26C4, a snowman. I wrote this MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb} ...
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Precompiled preamble with TikZ/Externalize

I'm using the externalize capability of TikZ (external library) to speed up compilation of my TikZ pictures (as explained in Script to automate externalizing tikz graphics). In addition, I would like ...
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Top align content of a table in beamer

I am trying to include a media inside a table as: \item \begin{tabular}[t!]{p{5cm}l} some text here & \includemedia[ activate=onclick, width=0.45\textwidth ...
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Caption position in LaTeX

I have a figure in which i have labelled axes manually. \begin{figure}[H] \centering \setlength{\unitlength}{0.1\textwidth} \begin{picture}(5,3.5) \put(-0.1,0.1){$0$} \put(-0.1,3){$1$} ...
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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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How to deduplicate and sort a list of \pagerefs?

I have a document comprised of three large, multi-page tables, all of which have links to items in a list of figures at the end. By generating md5 labels when I generate the latex for the tables, I ...
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tikzmark and xelatex

There seems to be a problem with tikzmark and xelatex. Ulrike Fischer from the xetex list helped to track this down. The following code does not work when compiled with xelatex but produces the ...
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Can't silence a pdftex “PDF inclusion: multiple PDFs with page group” error

I am having an issue with PDFs generatied in Inkscape. If multiple files generated in this way are included on a single page I get the following error: pdfTeX warning: pdflatex.exe (file ...
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LaTeX Tikz - “did you forget a semicolon” with this flowchart [closed]

I cannot get this document to render. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} % Define block styles \tikzstyle{decision} ...
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Is pdflatex a symbol link to pdftex in cygwin system [closed]

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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pstricks not working with thesis template

I've been trying to get the pst-optexp package working with the thesis template I have, and it's been a nightmare. I'm using MikTeX with pdflatex compilation, as as previously mentioned in How to use ...
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Libertine font displays slightly bold in XeLaTex compared to PdfLaTeX [duplicate]

I love using libertine font in my document. It looks nice and clear when compiled using pdflatex. But I got different result when compiled using xelatex. It seems to be a slightly bold in my screen. ...
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TeXworks pdflatex compilation does not terminate

I am new to LaTeX. I took a sample tex code and tried to typeset using TeXworks after choosing pdflatex option. I get this displayed in the console output. This is pdfTeX, Version ...
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Can't use pdflatex in textmate since 2.0-beta.6.8

Here is the temp.tex : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \begin{document} TEST \end{document} and the temp.log : This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded ...
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While running texmaker I found an error .Can you please help me in solving this?

Error is: Error : could not start the command : pdflatex --output-directory=build -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "comeon".tex".
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Error: I can't find the format file pdflatex.fmt

For no particular reason that I could identify, I was faced with the impossibility to compile any latex document and invariably got this error message each time I tried : LaTeX: problems after [0] ...
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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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Compiling tex file using pdflatex and cmd - strange behavior

I'm have a really strange problem here. I have a tex file which I compile to a pdf file using the pdflatex.exe which comes with MikTeX. The Problem is now that it seems a problem when the tex-file ...
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Suppress pdflatex warning about missing eps file

I use .eps graphics in my latex documents converted at compile using the epstopdf package and it works great. When I build the file, epstopdf creates the <filename>-eps-converted-to.pdf file ...
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How best to re-define the \includegraphics command?

I'm trying to re-define the \includegraphics command to add surrounding code to hide warnings using the silence package. So far I have the following MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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How do I create a PDF file that can be digitally signed?

We are using Acrobat digital signatures in my organization. With Acrobat Professional you can put in a signature block that allows signing with a client-side digital signature. This is something ...
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pdflatex not found on Yosemite

Why am I getting this error? I tried adding PATH to pdflates in .profile, still get the same error (build works until pdflatex is called): Running LaTeX files through pdflatex... ...
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Filesize command amount dependent?

When writing a cv I decided to separate tex file from content. I copied the content to a csv file in order to load it with datatool. But this greatly increases the size of the PDF: Complete content ...
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Difficult mdframed example

I want to do this mdframed model: Which is the example 6 of the page 21 and 22 of this pdf: http://texdoc.net/texmf-dist/doc/latex/mdframed/mdframed.pdf My question is if it is correct or not, ...
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Bold arrows in xymatrix

How can I produce a bold arrow in the package \xymatrix? I've tried with \ar@{\bf{->}}[r] and similar alternatives without success.
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pdflatex without ghostscript to preserve transparency of included pdfs

I'm trying to include a pdf with a transparent gradient using pdflatex from texlive installed with macports. Using the article class (not standalone), the transparency of the included pdf is lost when ...
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Convert LaTeX to HTML

Is there a converter that will convert LaTeX to HTML? I have tried several services but the LaTeX diagrams and some of the maths came out weird. I actually converted the Latex to PDF without a ...
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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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Add hyperlinks to LaTeX generated PDF (without changing sources)

Sometimes you are given a PDF created with LaTeX but without hyperref. This is ok for printing but navigating the document on-screen can get annoying if the document is very long. My question is: ...
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Multiple builds at once

I'm currently using following combination: the latest TexnicCenter (2.01 Stable 32bit) MiKTeX 2.9 32 bit (all packages updated) pdflatex.exe biber (instead of biblatex) My problem is, that if a ...