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pdflatex “Required Page Does Not Exist” error with beamerarticle

I have several beamer tex files and need to create a manual (using beamerarticle) that incorporates all of the beamer files (with their notes) as one document. The original basis of the articlebeamer ...
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Why I shouldn't load pdftex option with hyperref?

According to @percusse in this post, I shouldn't load the pdftex option with the hyperref package. Why is it?
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How do I know which ligatures are used in my document?

In order to know which ligatures I might consider disabling, I would like to know which ones are actually used in my document. (Which ligatures are provided by a font is a more general question; I ...
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Loading latex from tex

I decided venture into the very basics of the world of TeX and LaTeX. I have been playing around with tex, pdftex and latex and after paying close attention to the binaries and not being able to ...
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Can include text which conditionally appears depending on PDF viewer? [duplicate]

Can you have a message in a document which only appears when particular PDF viewers are used? I am using pdflatex to create a PDF document. I am including pdf image which, unfortunately, does not ...
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Plotting floating point data with pgfplots

Is there a binary file structure supported by pgfplots to allow floating point numbers to be loaded and plotted? I understand the time taken to convert floating point data to a text file is small, ...
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How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???) differ in terms of use(s), purpose(s), pros and cons? [duplicate]

How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???, ConTeXt, fill-in-the-gap) differ? Is there an authoritive list of all currently available LaTeX-related compilers? Which are the ...
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Determine required number of pdflatex runs to generate complete document [closed]

Background Looking to generate a PDF using latexmk. The LaTeX document, which is automatically generated from a web-based application, will include many large images, Tikz graphics, table of ...
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Why does pasting the contents of a tikz file into my main file compile properly but not when using \input

If I place the contents of my tikz picture in my main.tex file it works like a charm using \usepgfplotslibrary{external} \tikzexternalize and subsequently: pdflatex --enable-shell ...
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How to use hyph-utf8 correctly?

I'm using MiKTeX and pdfLaTeX and the package manager tells me that hyph-utf8 is installed and auto-download of packages is activated, too. But when I do \usepackage{hyph-utf8}, because I hope that ...
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Creating Interactive graphs like Stack exchange reputation tab

I like to prepare an interactive timeline graph (static on load, but dynamic on MouseHover event). Somehow is similar to the Stack-exchange reputation tab for an user. One classic example is here. ...
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How to disappear text or figures by printing?

As you know, the option ocgcolorlinks of the hyperref package disables colors of all links presented in a PDF file by printing it from Adobe Reader (and by compiling with e.g. pdflatex); as a result, ...
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Hyphenation does not work with acro and luatex, but with pdftex

I'm using luatex 0.70.1 together with acro 1.2 and I have the following MWE. \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{acro} \DeclareAcronym{DNA}{ short=DNA, ...
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How to use Distiller joboptions in pdfTeX?

I've always used .tex-> .dvi -> .ps -> PDF workflow for PDF creation. Now I want to switch to direct .tex -> PDF creation using pdfTeX engine (LuaLaTeX, ConTeXt or pdfLaTeX). But I have a strict ...
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error during pdflatex; geometry-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found

When running pdflatex the following errors occurred:" ! Package pdftex.def Error: File `geometry-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found. ! Package pdftex.def Error: File `force-eps-converted-to.pdf' not ...
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Broken display of 11pt typewriter text in Acrobat Reader [duplicate]

I set some all-caps words in my document as typewriter. Using scrartcl as documentclass, with a default fontsize of 11pt, yields a PDF that looks rather bad in Acrobat Reader. Here is an example: ...
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How is bytefield inducing differences between Pdf-and Xe-TeX and LuaTeX, and what's the fix?

This is a simplification of 'Please explain a strange interaction between bytefield, unicode-math, and mathtools', which arises from a comment by @JLDiaz (to whom my thanks). Here is the MWE: ...
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How can I install just pdfTeX and pdfLaTeX without additional stuff on a mac?

I am trying to install just pdfLaTeX without the rest of the stuff that comes in packages such as MacTeX. All I want to be able to do is convert LaTeX source files into pdf's. I downloaded the pdfTeX ...
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How do I set the gamma correction of a full LaTeX document? [closed]

I will be holding a presentation with a PDF generated by LaTeX beamer. Projectors in general need a gamma correction of about 2.0, however, my laptop doesn't enable me to set the gamma correction of ...
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Insert hyphenation point in BibTeX using PDFLaTeX and hyperref

How to tell PDFLaTeX to make hyphenation in place where I want it to be? I have my document file: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \PassOptionsToPackage{hyphens}{url}\usepackage{hyperref} ...
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compare two latex files with pdflatex.fmt format and not for .cls format [closed]

I would like to compare old.tex with new.tex file. I have find latexdiff is good for two latex comparison. But it's supporting only \documentclass{article}. But i have %&update-article.fmt format. ...
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Why is pdflatex automatically loading a ConTeXt package and crashing

If I process the following MWE with pdflatex (TeXLive 2012, Linux) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{color} \def\mymacro#1{#1} \begin{document} \pdfinfo{/Title (Some text \textbf{This macro causes ...
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Configure PSTricks on TeXstudio

I'm stuck with PSTricks on TeXstudio, I'm getting errors like auto-pst-pdf: . Or turn off auto-pst-pdf.} My current latex version Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2013/dev) Build and ...
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Non-PDF special ignored! — TeXLive / PSTricks / OSX Mac

I'm using TeXLive with OSX/Mac, and building with latexmk. I need three (3) vertical lines spanning the entire page (inside the margins), and one (1) vertical line of numbers 1 through 28 (inside the ...
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How to export high quality charts from excel to import in latex [closed]

I've tried exporting a chart (I have over 50) from excel as .pdf format but the fonts get changed and blurry. It looks good as a .xps file but pdflatex does not recognise this format. Any thoughts? ...
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Latex bibiography on Fedora 18 [duplicate]

I'm using texmaker I'm getting a problem, my citations are not being generated in spite of me putting the citations, here is my LaTeX file: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Wrapped Text Search? [closed]

This is an excerpt from a PDF generated with PDFLaTeX (3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 from TeX Live 2012): when the disease is still spreading undetected and mitigation measures are not being made. When I ...
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SublimeText2 — plugin / keymap for cleanup ('latexmk -c')

The original question (which has since been edited numerous times) was the beginning of my ongoing quest to deal with the LaTeX auxiliary files using TexLive (MacTeX) on OSX (Snow Leopard and Mountain ...
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Determine height of the line you are in

Is there a way in PDFLaTeX to determine the height of the line you are in? Maybe something similar to PDFsavepos. In a normal line (i.e. no heading etc.), you might approximate the height by a fixed ...
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Problems With Text Encoding While Cutting [duplicate]

Introduction I'm learning how to type with LaTeX and I've found that the character encoding is very important to get good results. I find myself copying parts from pdf documents such as problem ...
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Hyper References in Latex [duplicate]

I am using hyperref package for referencing but when i do references it gives me the chapter number instead of the label name and don't know why it is doing this as I am new to lateX. I searched a ...
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Importing PDF in LateX

I have include PDF file in latex but I want to know that is there any method that table of content can automatically be updated after importing the PDF file. I searched a lot but can't find any thing ...
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Autocompile LaTeX doc when updated in Windows (via dropbox, in this case)

Goal: I'd like to be able to have a script running on my Windows computer that autogenerates the PDF of my LaTeX doc whenever the main .tex doc gets updated. Use case is I am editing the .tex file ...
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Which version of LaTeX permits more than 16 alphabets?

Sometimes I receive a message: ! LaTeX Error: Too many math alphabets used in version normal. I know that there is a limit of 16 alphabets at most allowed to one article. However this message ...
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How do I prevent pdflatex from making strange symbols when text is copied? [duplicate]

I use LyX to create my LaTeX files. Recently, when I've used LyX's pdflatex to view my file, the text looks fine, but when I attempt to copy it, I just get strange symbols. If I use LyX's dvipdfm, I ...
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Could not compile pdf after updated [duplicate]

I have updated my MiKTeX to 2.9. But unfortunately it cannot compile pdf file by either PdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX. When use XeLaTeX it lag at the begining, and for PdfLaTeX it returns errors: Command ...
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PDFLaTeX Color Space

Background Am using TeX Live 2012, pdflatex, and latexmk to produce the document, on Ubuntu Linux. Problem In the following image, Okular is shown on the left and Adobe Acrobat Reader is shown on ...
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For figures in PDF format, what version and standard is ideal? [closed]

What PDF version and standard is ideally suited for the current version of pdflatex? Primarily for press, but online distribution will follow (large scientific publication). Bonus: Include some of ...
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What is the most efficient way to render LaTeX to a viewable format on a server?

I am working on an online web-app that incorporates LaTeX document generation. Currently, as a beginner to LaTeX (but the most experienced developer in my team), I am trying to determine the most ...
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pdfpage error with url outside margin [closed]

A colleague of mine has to merge multiple PDF papers for conference proceedings. We tried to use pdfpage with the includepdf command that works great. Unfortunately there is a specific PDF that ...
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psfragify? Aka problem with EPS and pdfLaTeX

If I want to include a .eps image and yet use pdfLaTeX, I can do so using epstopdf (manually called, automated in TL2010+, using the package). However, as far as I know, all these options are ...
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Where to put Latex generic commands? [duplicate]

Using more and more Latex I reach a point where I don't want to copy/paste anymore the new "generic" commands I created. As an example, I have generic commands to create Tikz pictures. These commands ...
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Latex or PdfLatex to generate DVI

I would like to generate DVI output using latex or pdflatex, it doesn't matter. First, I would like to mention that I run the following command to compile my document and it runs successfully - ...
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FMT to CLS Creation in LaTeX

A Few years back we have created fmt format through PDFTEX. Now we have need to update some points in the class file. It is possible again to create fmt to .cls or .dtx files?
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LaTeX Error: Cannot determine size of graphic in title.png (no BoundingBox)

I seem to be getting a strange error after updating MiKTeX 2.9. I am using pdfLaTeX and TeXmaker with the graphicx package to include .png images. When I try to compile, I get the error LaTeX Error: ...
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How can I get a PDF with copyable text if I need to use \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}? [duplicate]

Consider the following situation: A .tex file with the following content: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} Let it be. \end{document} The file is compiled by ...
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Embedded fonts not showing up correctly in PDF generated using pdfpages in pdfLaTeX

I am using the pdfpages package to include some other PDF documents into a LaTeX document I'm processing with pdfLaTeX. One of the included PDFs has some uncommon fonts. They are embedded in the ...
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Strange Error with Libertine and pdfpages [duplicate]

Frequently I have to make a compilation of documents. Each document has been produced with pdfLaTeX, and the compilation is done with pdfLaTeX and the package pdfpages. MWE of my file ...
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Illustrator pdfs displaying incorrectly in LaTeX [duplicate]

I've made quite a few images in Illustrator that have gone into LaTeX documents before with no problem, but now I'm having an issue with a graphic that has some gradients in it. I've tried ...
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No support for Asymptote in AUCTeX

I got a problem with my Emacs/AUCTeX setup. I'm using a lot of Asymptote graphics in my TeX documents, but there is a big problem to compile such documents inside of Emacs with AUCTeX. However I can ...