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AUCTeX/Emacs not recognizing correct commands automatically

On my previous OS install, Debian Squeeze with FluxBox, my workflow was as follows: With *.bib file open, I enter C-c C-c. The BibTeX command was recognized as necessary and ret executed it. Then I ...
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Gill Sans - possible to use on Linux with pdflatex?

There are numerous old posts whose topic relates to using the font Gill Sans in LaTeX documents. The most notable are perhaps this post from 2007 and this one from 2010. The former gives a solution ...
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Including pdf_tex images from inkscape

I am trying to use pdftex to lay out a document including images made in inkscape. From inkscape I can output the images as pdfs with accompanying pdf_tex files and put these in a figure environment. ...
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What is the main difference between command latex, tex, pdflatex, pdftex … and all the other commands? [duplicate]

I am new to TeX world, and I use pdfLatex very often. But sometimes pdfLatex do not work. So I begin to wonder what the difference between all these tex commands. Please give me some guiding ...
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How to get “XeLaTeX + unicode-math” output as close as possible to that of pdflatex?

I've started exploring XeTeX and the unicode-math package in order to use unicode in my input. Of the six math fonts described in unimath-symbols.pdf, Latin Modern Math seems to be closest to what ...
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How can I make toggle buttons with images using pdflatex?

I am currently designing an interactive PDF by means of the media9 package in Latex. I have three \mediabutton buttons that I would like to treat as toggle buttons. A picture of the buttons is shown ...
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Is it possible to use LaTeX tools with pdf preview?

So I want to use LaTeX in sublime text 2, and I came across the plugin LaTeXTools. It works great, but it requires me to install Skim PDF Viewer. Is it possible to set it up so that when I compile the ...
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blank page shows up after adding \usepackage[pdfpagelabels]{hyperref}

I have index.tex that I made a copy of it. renamed the copy to index_bad.tex, and added the line \usepackage[pdfpagelabels]{hyperref} to its preamble. So the 2 files are identical other than this ...
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How do I optimize the output for ebooks? [closed]

In ps2pdf there is a -dPDFSETTINGS=/ebook option to control the nature of the pdf output. Is there an analogous setting in pdflatex to do the same thing?
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Texshop synctex inverse search [closed]

I'am running pdflatex from Texshop 3.18 on OS X 10.8.4 with Synctex and the inverse search is not working, meaning from the output pdf back to the source window. Command left clicking the pdf does ...
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pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (name{figure.1}) has been already used, duplicate ignored

I've tried to make bilingual caption with package "ccaption" and compiled it with pdfLaTeX. It works fine but with a warning: pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier ...
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What is the macro/primitive for the current run time? [duplicate]

I've seen (I don't know where) a couple of interesting metadata-oriented control sequences, and I was wondering if such a sequence exists for the job runtime. I can't expect it to give me the total ...
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\pushbuttons with Icons with pdflatex (xobject reference)

I would like to create a pushbutton with icons instead of text. Like the text in the example below the icons should change with the mouse options. The manual of the eforms package (eformman.pdf) ...
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tikz setting font size to pts

I'm using tikz to create color boxes containing text. However I haven't been able to set font size within these boxes using pts. I found a snippet in this question that defines a Boxed command: ...
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GIF/SWF animation embedded in LaTeX document (PDF) [duplicate]

There seem to be plenty of resources for how to do it (even on this website), but I'm struggling with the process. Can someone provide a link to an example pdf with the working animations in it? The ...
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Calling pdflatex inside C code [closed]

I am writing C code that writes a LaTeX file for me. I then attempt to compile the file using pdflatex in a non-interactive mode (as in I'm automating some process and don't want to wait for user ...
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Running a simple example with PythonTeX fails

Using the v 0.12 beta of PythonTeX I am trying to compile the following example: \documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pythontex} ...
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TikZ & External: figure re-created for no apparent reason

I'm having an issue where only one out of multiple figures is recreated despite the use of the tikz/external library. I've created a MWE which shows the same effect with only two figures. Below is my ...
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How are the glyph (character) names in PDF-files determined?

PDF-files make internal use of glyph names. For example, the name of ≈ (U+2248; TeX \approx) appearing in a PDF-file might be approxequal. One can find such names in a TeX-generated PDF-file by ...
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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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How to convert scanned .tiff files into editable LaTeX files

I'm new to LaTeX platform and got trained just 1 day on TeX commands 2 days before, my TL rushing me to finish 50 pages per day but I can do only 7 pages a day, what I'm doing is entering each and ...
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Suppress natbib warnings

The output of pdflatex is filled with lines like this: Package natbib Warning: Citation `lee2004calder' on page 15 undefined on input line 207. I'm aware that the citation is undefined, and at some ...
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Add header to the table

I want to create the table as follows in latex. Note, the table below is created using excel. So, far I have created something like this: Observed-modeled |observed-modeled| Observed-modeled ...
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Blurry output in LaTeX using LyX [closed]

I am using LyX to type a paper. My problem is that the quality of the pdf output from LyX is very low. I am using Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the pdf output that I generate using pdflatex. I have ...
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Using Inkscape “pdf+latex” pictures: “pdfTex warning: PDF inclusion: multiple pdfs with page group included in a single page” [duplicate]

When I include multiple pictures produced in Inkscape and saved as pdf+latex in one page I get the warning: pdflatex> pdfTex warning: pdflatex.exe (file D:/..... .pdf): PDF inclusion: multiple ...
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\specials in pdftex

In some old documents I used \special. However, in my new documents, I want to run pdfLaTeX, because I have other figures in PDF format. If I run pdfTeX on the .tex file, it rejects the `specials`. ...
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Running pdflatex twice by default in WinEdt 6

Is it possible to use a switch or some other change for pdflatex, so that it always compiles twice? Because of the changes to the toc and labels, two runs are often necessary. As running twice does ...
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Latin Modern Math in LaTeX

It seems that Latin Modern Math font works fine only with XeTeX and LuaTeX. Is it possible to use Latin Modern Math font with LaTeX and pdfLaTeX? The publisher requires that I use LaTeX/pdfLaTeX, ...
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Is there a good replacement for stmaryrd? [closed]

I am getting various warnings because of St. Mary Rd. fonts (stmaryrd) which I get around using tricks like this and anyfontsize. Is there a good replacement for St. Mary Rd. (like Latin Modern ...
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figures as .pdf in latex poster gives error in compilation [duplicate]

I want to use figures as .pdf in a poster format in latex. Here is what my .tex file looks like: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{pstricks} ...
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Is there any reason to used pdflatex instead of lualatex? [duplicate]

As I understand it pdflatex has been discontinued, and the replacement is LuaLaTeX. But pdflatex is still included in most (all?) distributions, along with LuaLaTeX. LuaLaTeX supports lots of new ...
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Inject JavaScript with pdflatex etc. for page level events

I am experimenting a little bit with JavaScript in PDF documents generated via pdflatex. I wonder, whether there is a method to access the event handler of Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader in order to ...
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Why does compiling TikZ with latex-dvips-ps2pdf produce a much much bigger PDF than with pdflatex? [duplicate]

The following MWE simulates the problem. Compile it with pdflatex -shell-escape. \documentclass[preview,varwidth,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{common.tex} ...
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pdflatex generates unwanted transparencies [closed]

pdfLaTeX generates PDF-page with transparency operators. Minimal example: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \includegraphics{image.pdf} \end{document} image.pdf is ...
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Include pdfTeX in Inno Setup whitout install MiKTeX

I have developped a little tool in matlab to fill directly some .tex files and then compile them in a pdf file (I use the command pdflatex to compile). It is well working on my computer because I ...
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Why does pstricks have an effect on tikz' draw opacity when used within beamer?

\documentclass{beamer} %\documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{chains} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{} \begin{tikzpicture}[start chain] ...
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hyperref: Wrong DVI mode driver option `dvips',(hyperref) because pdfTeX or LuaTeX is running in PDF mode. \ProcessKeyvalOptions{Hyp}

hyperref: Wrong DVI mode driver option `dvips',(hyperref) because pdfTeX or LuaTeX is running in PDF mode. \ProcessKeyvalOptions{Hyp} How can i fix this error? I m trying to compile a template of ...
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Is it possible to tell pdflatex to terminate after the first error?

In case of a syntax error, pdflatex usually (in \errorstopmode) gets interactive and asks you what to do. I know I can press: X to terminate S to enter \scrollmode (continue processing without ...
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Paper size in XeLaTeX and pdfLaTex

I was working with pdfLaTeX, and I set the size of the A4 paper; but for some reasons I have to change to XeLaTeX. And I realize that it isn't the same size of the paper, because the header and foot ...
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How to put a counter ``This page has been viewed … times'' on PDFLaTeX output?

I asked a similar question on tracking codes. which was migrated to SO. This is a bit different. Can a PDFLateX output have a counter? Can a link on a PDFLaTeX output have a counter associated with ...
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pdflatex has stopped working [closed]

It has been a little while now that every time I try to compile a document with pdflatex I get an error message wich says "pdflatex.exe ha dejado de funcionar" (in English "pdflatex has stopped ...
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Globally change the font size in EPS figures (when using pdfLaTeX with pstool)

I have a document where float environments are typeset with \small font (tables, figures). For the tables and most environments in general, this works nicely with \AtBeginEnvironment{tabular}{\small} ...
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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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Hat accent on bold greek letters in math mode

I would like to insert an hat accent on bold letters/symbols in math mode. For latin letters, e.g. the q char, I insert this commands in my preamble ...
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pdfLaTeX hangs with no errors

PdfLateX hangs on a single-line unnumbered equation, here is a (possibly) minimal example: \documentclass[english,pointlessnumbers, abstracton, headsepline, open=any]{scrreprt} ...
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pdftooltip from pdfcomment package: Using LaTeX code in tooltip

I work as a Physics teacher and I am writing a "Problem-Solution-Book" with hyperlinks from problems to solutions and backreferencing -- all of it works pretty good. Now I wanted to introduce ...
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ipe-7.1.4 pdflatex conversion error

I am trying to write A (so as to label a point in my figure) in ipe-7.1.4. Apparently, it is done through the following .tex file which I have managed to find in the conversion directory. Note the ...
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Using “latex” to externalize tikz graphics wont work

I am lost in tex! I try to run a tay example, which you can find here: EXAMPLE If I run it, using pdflatex -src -interaction=nonstopmode -shell-escape faster-latex-part2.tex everything works fine, ...
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package textpos gives Runaway argument error

I am trying to position images in order to make a "stamp" pdf for use with pdftk. textpos looks like the perfect solution, but this code gives errors and no output: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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Help me to recover the seed ! pdfuniformdeviate

I made a BIG mistake : I compiled a file and used some macro with pdfuniformdeviate. But I did not realized I will need to recompile this (official) document with the SAME random sampling. I keep all ...