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Createspace package prints transparent layers in pngs as black

This problem is almost identical to this problem, but my issue is limited to the createspace package. The problem is reproducible with this code, run with pdfTeX: \documentclass[11pt]{book} \...
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My pixel perfect picture gets blurry when compiled in LaTeX

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 lossless.) When I ...
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fi ligature not shown in output

Words with fi are not shown properly. »find« becomes »nd«, »first« becomes »rst«. and I receive this error 'package inputenc error :unicode char \u8 not set up for use with latex I am writing my ...
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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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TexMaker not working

I've been using LaTeX for some years now, and I've never really had a problem. However, since two days ago, I have not been able to generate PDFs using TeXmaker. The problem started after I used ...
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Why pdfTeX gives different results with identical typesetting instructions? [on hold]

I noticed strange behavior in pdfTeX and do not understand how to explain it. In the following two examples pdf files look differently. texlive-lang-czechslovak package must be installed to try these ...
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chunk ran only once knitr/lyx then error

I am having trouble when I run the following code in lyx, using a script written in R: clean_cache(clean = TRUE) <<echo=TRUE,results='asis'>>= library(knitr) library(RMySQL) library(...
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PDF form as background image - filling the form fields

I'd like to elaborate my proof of concept so that I can be confident with selected tools/packages for this task before I start implementing it. Scenario. I have several documents (each document has ...
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Image missing on different computer

I produce presentations with beamer using a custom style. A part of that style is my affiliation logo. However I found I have a problem, where the logo is missing when I send the pdf to a different ...
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How to include eps figure MiKTeX 2.9, pdfLaTeX, shared Windows computer

I've finally managed to get my file to compile, but the image I want to include isn't showing up. I get a big bit of blank space. Without all the actual text stuff going on, this is what I've got: \...
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\index command adding spaces after underscores

I am writing a document with an index of commands that may contain an underscore symbol. Thus, I use entries like: \index{a\_b} However, the .idx file contains code of the form: \indexentry{a\_ b}{...
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How to resolve the badboxes and other warningss

I'm new to LateX and these errors are giving me a tough time to understand what they are and not sure of fixing them. Please help me resolve below errors. bibdata.bib file compiled with no errors. ...
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Location of pdflatex when installing Lyx

Where is the location of pdflatex when installed through Lyx on Windows?
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LaTeX: Top margin for References heading in PhD thesis

I have a layout issue with my PhD thesis. I need to have a 2 inche top margin for the References heading, but the rest of the pages of the references section should have a 1 inch top margin. The ...
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tex and pdf files disappeared after the error 'I can't write on file'

I am in a really weird and frustrating situation. I hope there is someone can help me. I just opened and compiled tex file which worked perfectly last time, but it suddenly shows the error that I can'...
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Locate the file generating a compilation error from terminal output

Consider the following files: test1.tex: \documentclass{article} \input{test2} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} test2.tex: \usepackage{badpak} In MikTeX with: pdflatex -interaction=...
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warning (pdf backend): pop empty color page stack 0

I've been receiving this warning and for the past several hours (erh, something like 12 hours now). I've been trying to narrow down what's been causing it, but to no avail. I managed to cut down the ...
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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 -aux-...
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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” [closed]

\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[capitalize]{cleveref} \usepackage{url} \graphicspath{{./figures/}} \DeclareGraphicsExtensions{....
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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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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 /...