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UFT8 inside the formula?

Is there a way I can use UFT8 (say greek chars) inside the formula? For example I want latex to render: $α$ as $\alpha$ (actually the question comes from mathjax -- there You can do it, but ...
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Errors using pdfx package to generate PDF/A

I need to submit my thesis in PDF/A format. I am using LyX, but I don't think that is relevant for my question. I get this error message when running pdfx package: ! pdfTeX error (ext5): cannot ...
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How to include interactive java-based web pages inside LaTeX generated PDF documents

Is it possible to open an interactive web page, such as this, inside a latex generated pdf page?
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Possible to adjust character width?

I'm using Beamer and lstlisting to put some code in a presentation. The character spacing feels a bit too wide to my eye. Is it possible to reduce it? I've tried searching on this SE but can't seem ...
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Set arbitrary page numbers in pdf file

When I am using different \pagenumberings in a document, the PDF viewer shows the right page numbers, that is pages i, ii, etc... for \pagenumbering{roman} and 1, 2, etc... for \pagenumbering{arabic} ...
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pasting small circled (\textcircled) letters leads to incorrect (reversed) Unicode codepoint sequence for combining circle

When I try to circle a small letter, compile (using glyphtounicode.tex), and then paste the resulting text, the combining circle (U+20DD) appears before the letter (here: "b") even though it, being a ...
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Which hyperref variable can I set to make a pdf open with the “Comment” tool displayed in the right panel of the window?

We are using Adobe Acrobat X when viewing our pdf files produced by pdflatex and the hyperref package. To make the commenting process more intuitive for users not familiar with Adobe Acrobat X, I ...
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How do I paste codepoints outside of the basic multilingual plane with accsupp or \pdfglyphtounicode?

As described in the answers to this question, the accsupp package can be used to have symbols paste as arbitrary Unicode codepoints. For example you might want to write something like the following, ...
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pdftex: Embedded pdf graphics not printed or partially printed

My problem concerns PDF not being portable across platforms. I use these apps: * MacOSX 10.6.8. * Texshop 2.47, right out of the box, nothing customized. Default command is LaTeX. Default script is ...
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Why can't I get pstricks with auto-pst-pdf (and cropping) running on MikTeX?

\documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-5.25,-5.25)(5.25,5.25)% \pscircle*[linecolor=cyan]{5} ...
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fouriernc, math-mode and pdflatex not working together [closed]

I can't use LaTeX because in my project I am using .png images which, from my limited understanding, I need something like PDFLaTeX for. I also need fouriernc for the New Century Schoolbook font. I ...
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How to compile ACM sig-alternative template successfully?

I am new to texlive. After I downloaded the files from ACM website: Alternate ACM LaTeX2e Style File V2.5 (MAY 2012 CLS) Alternate ACM LaTeX2e Sample File V2.0 (MAY 2012 LaTeX) ACM LaTeX2e Sample BIB ...
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adjusting a constant in a *.bst file (plainurl.bst)

I am using plainurl.bst style, Miktex 2.8, pdflatex to generate a pdf file. It gives explicitly the URL of my bib file. I would like to get this link attached to the title (i.e. embedded below the ...
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Different pdflatex versions produce differently typeset documents - is there a kind of compatibility modus?

For some time I've been working on editing a conference proceedings, putting the different chapters together. I'm working on two different systems, which run slightly different versions of pdflatex. ...
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How to deal with (probably bogus) errors from third party on my pdf? [closed]

I use a print-on-demand company (lulu.com) that has always been picky and inconsistent about the PDF files they accept. I'm giving them files produced by pdftex. They use various subcontractors to ...
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Refreshing the LaTeX Database [closed]

I want to change font of my document to Verdana. For this I need to refresh the LaTeX database. How is this done? I'm using the following distribution: Unknown I'm using the engine: Unknown
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pdfcrop fails to run on a file

I'm trying to remove the huge margins on the following PDF file for two pages per sheet printing: http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGaug1612public.pdf When I run: $ pdfcrop ...
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pdfcrop and --bbox command line option

This tool that's distributed with texlive has no actual documentation for the bbox parameter. It just says that --bbox "<left> <bottom> <right> <top>" What units do these ...
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Include source code of pdf picture directly into LaTeX file

Suppose you have a (PDF)LaTeX file where you include pdf pictures via \includegraphics. Now, if you want to share the LaTeX file with another person, you always have to send not only the LaTeX file ...
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Using `$$` with LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is \[ … \] preferable to $$? Why a lot of LaTeX users warn about the use of $$ $$ instead of \[ \] for display formulas? What is the difference between the ...
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Using 'bigfoot' and 'hyperref' package - PDF bookmarks reference to wrong page/line [closed]

Please compile the following document: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{bigfoot} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} \chapter{Chapter} \blindtext \blindtext ...
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“Find next” broken in pdflatex output in Skim on OS X Mountain Lion [closed]

When loading into Skim a pdf document that was created using pdflatex, the "Find next" action (e.g., Cmd-G or clicking the right arrow in the find bar) works incorrectly. In a document with tens of ...
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Sweave, how to suppress opening new instance of a pdf when running pdflatex

Since I have setup SumatraPDF to automatically refresh PDFs when they change, how can I suppress "view" (resulting in opening a new instance of the pdf) when using the shortcut M-n P (running ...
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Need Latex compilation for only some eps files, want rest as precompiled pdfs or png

I am using the chemscheme package and in order to replace numbering in these schemes I have in my document, I need to compile those eps files with latex, then dvips, and finally ps2pdf. However, I ...
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How to replicate TeXify / Yap current page display behavior with PDFTeXify / Adobe Reader?

After TeXify finishes, Yap displays the same page it was on prior to the TeXify. How do I replicate this behavior with PDFTeXify / Adobe Reader so that it displays the same page I was on prior to ...
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Problems with pdfLaTeX because of transparencies and transfer curves

I'm about to finish my report for this semester. My document inlucdes a lot of pictures and schematics from different (external) sources. Now the printery (prepress) is complaining about ...
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Get rid of box around URL with hyperref [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove ugly borders around clickable cross-references and hyperlinks Let's say we have document with url: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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Hyperref problem with mdframed+pdflatex

I'm encountering a problem when I use hyperref with mdframed and pdflatex. Below is a MWE which gives the following error: ! Missing \endcsname inserted. <to be read again> ...
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Inserting statistics of a resulting PDF file back into the document on the next run

This is an example of what I want to do: After a run of pdflatex, calculate and store (into an auxiliary file?) the size of the resulting PDF file, as obtained from the Terminal command "du -h ...
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Export only table of contents

What would be the preferred way to export the Table of contents I use in a .tex file to a separate .pdf? Currently I have a my-report.tex file and I wish to pair the result of pdflatex ...
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PSTricks error “Undefined control sequence <recently read> \c@lor@to@ps”

I have a problem with this file tex: \begin{document} \begin{figure} \begin{center} \begin{pspicture}(0,0)(1,3.8) \psline{-<}(0,0)(0,.2) \psline{-}(0,.2)(0,.4) \psline{*->}(0,.4)(0,.9) ...
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really greyscale pdf

I may miss something: I cannot produce really greyscale or monochrome pdf. If I create a very simple document, say Hello, with no or basic packages, article or book, and compile it with pdflatex ...
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(La)TeX Web browser [closed]

I had an idea this morning and would like to share and to know if someone has already developed it somewhere! A Mozilla group is currently building a JavaScript Application able to transform any PDF ...
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PDFLatex: Unable to Generate Index

Master file: \documentclass[dvipsnames,cmyk]{book} % File Containing All the Control Settings \usepackage{../../Style/mystyle} \makeindex \begin{document} % Front Cover \include ...
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texi2dvi does not run biber/bibtex

I use biblatex for references. When I run `PDFLATEX='pdflatex --shell-escape -synctex=1 -file-line-error' texi2dvi -p foo.tex', I receive: Package biblatex Warning: Please (re)run Biber on the file: ...
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Problem compiling BibTeX bibliography with pdfLaTeX [closed]

I'm sure this is an amateur problem, but I can't seem to get my BibTeX bibliography to compile using pdfLaTeX. It worked before when I did Latex->DVI->PDF, but then I had to add some syntactic ...
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Lines and text doesn't appear on same page in Latex

I was trying to take a dig at LaTeX and wanted to write a resume in it, but before I start writing the resume I wanted to learn the quintessential of latex. While trying to create a line I encountered ...
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pdfTeX or pdfLaTeX under Windows/Java using Bytestream

I'm doing servlet programming and i was wondering if pdfTeX or pdfLaTeX have some handle for input or output bytestreams under windows. This way I could stream a string right in and stream the output ...
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gentium as font with pdflatex from texlive 2012 [closed]

How can Gentium be used as default font with pdflatex from TeX Live 2012? Somehow Gentium is included in TeX Live but cannot be accessed with \usepackage{gentium}, see What font packages are installed ...
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TeXworks + pdflatex + PSTricks autopp suffix problem

I have managed to make PSTricks work with TeXworks. However after compilation it adds -autopp to the basename of the pdf file, e.g. report.pdf becomes report-autopp.pdf. As a result TeXworks is not ...
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How to set up texi2dvi with synctex and error handling?

I would like to set up texi2dvi (with error-handling, synctex for forward and backward syncronization, and Okular as viewer) to compile .tex documents (under Ubuntu 12.04 with Emacs 24). (In case ...
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Package tgpagella and text figures

Is there a way that text figures (old style numerals) can be set as default for text when loading the package tgpagella? I get them if I use the .otf files under XeLaTeX, but I'd like to get them when ...
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How do you suppress specific warnings generated by pdflatex?

A lot of the times I get warnings like "hbox overfull" when a specific part of my document is meant to be extra wide on purpose --> so I am purposefully violating the default width threshold. Or to ...
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How to insert characters with special meaning into a document

I was trying to add the symbol ^ in the document and getting error. How could I do that \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello world \^ \end{document} I need to add \,$... to document
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z-order (foreground/background) in pdflatex [closed]

I am using the wallpaper package to put a pre-made PDF on the title page of my LaTeX document. On the same page, I use the textpos package to insert some text and an image (with \includegraphics ...
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LaTeX minimal installation in Linux (Ubuntu apt-get)

I am running LaTeX on a Linux VM. I am running a Xubuntu and have very little space to use. I managed to install some of the latex packages without documentation. Currently I am missing fullpage ...
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How to fix missing or incorrect mappings from glyphtounicode.tex

glyphtounicode.tex has been described as the best solution for generating copy-and-pasteable symbols. However, I find that various symbols that I need to use do not paste as the appropriate Unicode ...
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Syntax Error: Expected the optional content group list, but wasn't able to find it, or > it isn't an Array

I am getting the following error when I run pdflatex: Syntax Error: Expected the optional content group list, but wasn't able to find it, or it isn't an Array It SEEMS to build correctly, but I am ...
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Should I load microtype with pdflatex?

Should I always load the microtype package with pdflatex? Could it produce unwanted effects a naive user (like me) might ignore? Are there any known issues as for compatibility with other packages? ...
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Including a PDF for dvi output

I want to include a multipage-pdf in latex and get .dvi output. I know \include{pdfpages} only works with pdfLaTeX. I can't convert PDF to .eps since it is multi-page. I want to have .dvi output with ...