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How do I get LaTeX and XeLaTeX to place my images in the same way?

I've run into a problem when converting a book manuscript from LaTeX to XeLaTeX. The problem is that my image sizing and placement has not survived the conversion. The book has numerous picture ...
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XeTeX, LuaTeX: a good investment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Drawbacks of XeTeX/LuaTeX I'm only writing in English and French. In order to get the best appearance (ligatures, spacing between words and letters...), would it be a ...
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Create link to the top of a page which contains a certain labelled object

I want to create a clickable link from which I can jump to the top of the page which contains a certain labelled object. I tried \pageref but then clicking on the corresponding link results in a jump ...
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Starting with TeX (not LaTeX)

I've been using LaTeX for 3 years and I'm decided to switch to (plain) TeX. For the moment I'm reading The TeXbook for the third time (I quietly start to read the double-danger signed paragraphs) and ...
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autoinst — cannot use truetype font

I'm trying to use the DroidSans font in a deck of slides I'm making with Beamer. I got the truetype file for this font, that is DroidSans-webfont.ttf, hence I executed, in my working directory: $ ...
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Figures disappear in pdflatex! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t pdflatex print EPS figures? I am using pdfLaTeX, and i need urgent help: When i add \usepackage[dvips]{color}, all my eps format figures disappear, go blank! ...
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pdflatex renders files differently from a strings — example provided

I am running pdftex from command line and the images are getting clipped. When I run the same commands from a saved tex file, no clipping occurs. I have attached the commands and rendered outputs ...
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Can ligatures be enabled for Palatino and pdflatex?

Can I enable ligatures for the Palatino font or can I somehow find out if they are in the package for pdflatex in the first place? Edit: MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathpazo} ...
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How to input kana with PDFLaTeX?

There are a lot of topics about how to use Japanese font, but, often the answer is: use XeLaTeX (or some other), or worse, it's just doesn't work at all. So, knowing that I'm working with PDFLaTeX ...
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protrusion issue - pdftex bug, microtype bug or LaTeX bug?

While finishing an article for TUGboat I came across a strange behavior of the protrusion mechanism of pdfTeX (as implemented by the microtype package). The character \ in typewriter has a negative ...
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Xetex: use OTF font (MacPorts)

I have a problem using my own OTF fonts within a LaTeX document. I read I should compile the document with xelatex which I have installed on my Mac with MacPorts (package texlive-xetex) My minimal ...
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what is the correct way to check for latex, pdflatex and html in the same latex document?

What is the correct way to check for if one is running in pdflatex vs latex vs. an html processor such as tex4ht? Suppose I have some latex code that I only want to show up in html, and not show up ...
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Encoding of non-ASCII characters (Umlauts) in \jobname

I need to parse \jobname to extract some metadata (such as the subject of a letter) that is encoded in the filename of the .tex file. The filenames are not restricted to ASCII, but maybe any UTF8 ...
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Find errors and warnings in pdflatex output: highlight terminal output?

I'm using cmake to compile a document. For a clean, built-from-scratch compile, this outputs around 1800 lines in my terminal. The Document.log file is just over 1000 lines long. Scrolling back over ...
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Pros and cons: pdflatex+gs vs gs+pdflatex

I need to be producing two versions of documents I deal with: colour and grayscale. Of course the real issue are images. I'm not the author of the documents nor the images, I'm only the typesetter. ...
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TeX commands and LaTeX commands- what's the difference? Good Introductory manual/guide to using MathJax, LaTeX or TeX on forums?

Update 1: I have just learnt from the answers below that it is more correct to say that MathJax is the format for writing maths on the Mathematics Stack Exchange, that it is essentially made from the ...
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How can I get my LaTeX set up on Emacs/AUCTeX to use the -file-line-error option when calling pdfTeX

I have been puzzling over this for the past few hours and can't quite figure it out. I am using AUCTeX 11.87 and MiKTeX 2.9 on Emacs 24.2 (obtained from Vincent Goulet with AUCTeX pre-packaged): I ...
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knit with `pdflatex --shell-escape myfile.tex`?

I want to insert a word count into my .Rnw file. To do this, I have the following line in myfile.Rnw: \makeatletter\@@input|"echo `texcount -1 myfile.tex`| cut -c1-4"\makeatother But this requires ...
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Font installation working on Win/miktex but not Ubuntu/texlive [closed]

after researching and trying out many tipps here from online ressources (spending two days) I am about to give up - but still hope that maybe you might have some good idea. The task: I want to ...
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How to convert HTML markup into LaTeX markup?

I have one input file which will be used for LaTeX and HTML (Java program). Input file has HTML markups like <b></b> for bold. <li></li> for list. How can I convert above ...
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How to include .tif pictures via pdftex? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which graphics formats can be included in documents processed by latex or pdflatex? I am in the process of writing a paper for submission to PLOS ONE. Under their ...
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Unicode characters in pdflatex output using hexcode without UTF-8 input

I want to use Unicode characters (for Korean language, i.e. Hangul: U+AC00 - U+D7A3; maybe also U+1100 - U+11FF) in the output of latex(/pdflatex) while the LaTeX source file should be coded in 7 bit ...
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How to set page display in pdflatex?

I've never used LaTeX before, but a few months ago I decided to write my thesis report in LaTeX, so I'm pretty new to it. I am using MiKTeX on Windows 7, and pdflatex as typesetting engine. The thing ...
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output of pdflatex in the command line is too narrow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Avoid linebreaks in LaTeX console / log output (in the mac) I find quite annoying that for example running: $ /usr/textbin/pdflatex MyDocument.text Results in an 80 ...
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Compiling my own mktexfmt

I'm trying to compile my own version of pdftex which works fine. However, I must compile my own format file (fmt) for that. This should be done with mktexfmt. My problem is that I don't know where to ...
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Page header becomes part of link when an \autoref hyperlink spans pages

I am using MikTeX 2.9 on Windows. I am using, among other packages, hyperref in my MASc thesis and I just noticed something strange. I have an \autoref to a table in a paragraph and the link spans ...
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Why doesn't the \closing center in my letter?

If I pdflatex the below Latex, then "Kind regards," and "Sandra" doesn't get centred. If the letter is two pages long, then it does. Question How do I get this centred when my letter is just one ...
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pgf-Tikz QR code generator

I am looking for a Tikz QR code generator. I am aware of pst-barcode as well as several "local" programs, a luatex solution and web services to do this. Nevertheless, if at all possible, I would much ...
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Can I use PDFLaTeX to produce PDF from user input on a website?

What I want to do is take textbox input on a website, use java or javascript to convert it to LaTeX code then output a formatted PDF document to the user. I am wondering if this is possible and where ...
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AUCTeX: how to jump to PDF (with synctex) without recompile when inline preview has been created?

I'm using Aquamacs 2.4 on MacOS X 10.6.8 with pdflatex (TeXLive 2011). My problem: I can create inline previews of formulas, figures etc. in the source code with AUCTeX which is very helpful - e. ...
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Using LaTeX to create a resume in PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae What are the benefits of writing resumes in TeX/LaTeX? I am a LaTeX noob and I am considering it for revamping my resume. I ...
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Libertine/Biolinum suddenly missing/corrupted?

I'm working with Miktex 2.9 64 Bit on Windows 8 with Texniccenter. Up until yesterday I compiled all my documents without any problems. Today everything seems fine, too, I did not run any Miktex ...
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Offset in page numbers in pdf viewer due to roman numbering of frontmatter makes printing difficult

My PDF document generated with LaTeX has roman numbering for the frontmatter. My problem is: if I want to print a certain range of pages, it is very difficult to select them, because my PDF Viewer ...
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Switch off anti-aliasing in bitmaps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My pixel perfect picture gets blurry when compiled in LaTex When including a small bitmap scaled to a larger size: how can I disable anti-aliasing? ...
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Creating a specific (locally vertical-first) cell highlighting order in the PDF

I have a table with a bunch of split cells (or large \multirow cells, depending on how one looks at it). This is a minimal example, for the setup I need the table in: \documentclass{memoir} ...
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Can't use .eps instead of .jpg or .png [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Insert eps graphics with graphicx (file not found) I'm trying to follow the tutorial on this website (link). I can typeset the cover letter example with a .jpg, but not ...
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! LaTeX Error: File 'figures/UILogoLG3L' not found [closed]

I'm trying to follow this tutorial: http://www.matthewjmiller.net/howtos/customized-cover-letter-scripts/ I downloaded the cover letter.tex, and I'm trying to 'typeset' it. So I press the green play ...
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Create bitmap within TeX file

I'd like to create a bitmap (black and white) from within LuaTeX (or pdfTeX) and rescale it afterwards. For example (a 4x4 bitmap) could be made by \makebitmap{0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0} I ...
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Custom pygment lexer doesn't work in TeXShop or TeXworks [closed]

I wrote a lexer for pygments and it works well from the console. However when I use TeXShop or TeXworks I get the following error: (/usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ae/omsaer.fd)Error: ...
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Problem of Arabic numbers in math mode with 'New TX' math font option [Libertine] compiled by XeLaTeX

Recently i decided to use the Libertine font to write my dissertation, because finally there is kinda math font for Libertine: \usepackage[libertine]{newtxmath}. Since I want to enable of the ...
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xy-eps-converted-to.pdf not found - wrong filename?

I'm trying to include an EPS file into a PDF file using MikTex 2.9 under Windows 8. Everything else LaTex related works like a charm. pdflatex keeps complaining about a missing ...
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Texmaker pdflatex compile error with libertine font after updating Texlive 2012

After updating the texlive 2012 in Ubuntu 12.04 by # tlmgr update --all I found pdflatex (within Texmaker) cannot compile a TeX file with the Libertine font \usepackage{libertine} ...
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No letters of certain fonts using winfonts package [closed]

I am trying to use the winfonts package on Windows 8. I installed according to instructions—copied them to texmf-local, edited local config files, update the file names and map files. When I compile ...
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Different behaviour in BaKoMa TeX and MiKTeX

I am trying to use the resume template by David Grant. I have put both the .tex file and the shading.sty file together in one folder. When I use BakomaTeX (v 9.83) to convert the .tex file to PDF I ...
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Half of a document in pdfLaTeX, half in XeLaTeX

As far as I know, I cannot use microtype in XeLaTeX, and cannot use fontspec in pdfLaTeX. I am rendering Chinese symbols only on one page, and I need this line: \newfontfamily{\J}[Scale=0.85]{Osaka} ...
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Is there a way to configure pdflatex to make all but the .tex and .pdf files hidden files?

I have asked a previous question about how to manage all the files generated when my LaTeX files are compiled but the approach in the answer I accepted is still unsatisfactory for the many small ...
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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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TikZ arrows do not draw with pdflatex [closed]

I am using the answer from Arrow between parts of equation in LaTeX. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \newcommand{\tikzmark}[1]{\tikz[overlay,remember picture] \node (#1) {};} ...
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calling latex from php: security issues

I am trying to program a web interface for automated generation of calculus tests. The idea is to take some input from user, say number of problems and name of instructor, and then by means of php ...
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Escaping backslashes in command line

Issue resolved, please see end of question for details I am passing a file path as a parameter to a tex script, run by pdflatex on Windows. Here's an example of a command: pdflatex ...