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What's the absolute largest paper size permissible with pdflatex?

I've had occasion to typeset extraordinarily large matrices, which I didn't seriously expect anyone to expect in detail (without a computer) or print, but I needed it to be obvious that they were ...
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knitr and biblatex

I'd like to create a PDF report with knitr with LaTeX-code in RStudio with biblatex for citations. However, the in-text-citations are always undefined and no bibliography is printed. The same ...
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How does “libertine-type1” work?

I am really struggling to understand how the packages libertine-type1 and biolinum-type1 work now that libertine-legacy is depreciated. According to the new libertine.sty all options when using ...
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Workflow for reviewing PDFs generated from TeX?

I am currently letting friends and family spellcheck my thesis written with LaTeX. Since my markup is macro-heavy and not all of them have ever used another editor but MS Word, I cannot let them work ...
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Convert LaTeX to HTML

Is there a converter that will convert LaTeX to HTML? I have tried several services but the LaTeX diagrams and some of the maths came out weird. I actually converted the Latex to PDF without a ...
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How to create PDF and HTML output from the same source

I'm working on a document that has been published only as a PDF file until now. To utilize some of PDF's features, it uses the packages pdfpages and pdftex and commands like includepdf{}. But soon ...
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pdftex reduce PDF size: reduce image quality? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make the PDFs produced by pdflatex smaller? I wrote my thesis in LaTeX and so far I always compiled with pdflatex. The thesis is 150 pages with many pictures and ...
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What is the best way to insert document-level JavaScript in LaTeX documents

I have been toying with the idea of converting some forms at work to interactive forms. I have tried some of the routines that come with insdljs, but they seem a bit dated. The idea is very ...
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Precompiled preamble with TikZ/Externalize

I'm using the externalize capability of TikZ (external library) to speed up compilation of my TikZ pictures (as explained in Script to automate externalizing tikz graphics). In addition, I would like ...
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In which order should I load inputenc and fontenc?

When I’m using pdfLaTeX, my preamble usually contains \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} Should these two be loaded in any particular order? What problems could arise if ...
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Automatically change é to \'e – most convenient setup for accented letters?

I assume this is really basic question, I'm new to LaTeX, I read a first step tutorial to get ready to write some documents but I couldn't answer my own question at this time and I really don't know ...
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What is the status of pdfsync?

The pdfsync homepage states that: At the end of this summer (2007), pdfsync is slowly migrating to pdftex itself. We are working at giving pdftex all the pdfsync ability and more... The pdfsync ...
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How to export matlab figures to (pdf) LaTeX?

I am writing a student thesis in LaTeX and need to import several figures created in Matlab. I found some programs to do this task: matfig2pgf matlab2tikz fig2texPS The problem is that using one ...
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Moving from pdfLaTeX to XeTeX - what do I need to know?

I've used pdfLaTeX for some time, but have encountered problems wanting to use other fonts than the defaults. I've been recommended to use XeTeX instead, as this supports usage of system fonts ...
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Can (pdf)LaTeX recognize text strings and replace (expand) them?

I'd like LaTeX to replace e^ with \mathrm{e}^. I know I could just make a macro \e that does this, but I know I'll forget using it.. Can LaTeX find and replace and replace letter combinations (I ...
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Increasing TeX's main memory

I have a plot with a lot of measurement datapoints. I exported this plot from Matlab2tikz. When I wanted to compile this, it said that the memory was exceeded. Now I found this, How to expand TeX's ...
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“Font shape undefined” with LaTeX and isodoc

I'm trying to create a simple invoice with pdflatex and the isodoc class. Unfortunately, the "INVOICE" opening is appear in all lowercase, and I suspect this warning is the reason why: LaTeX Font ...
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Gnuplottex basic example fails with 'undefined control sequence'

I'm using latest TeXLive on Linux, and have gnuplot installed. I have also installed gnuplottex package. Then, I'm trying to compile the basic gnuplottex CTAN example, example-pdf.tex; however, I ...
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LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics extension: .ps

When I try to compile this file http://danjer.doudouke.org/_media/tech/dokutexit/playground.zip this error occurs: ! LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics extension: .ps. I'm using TeXworks Version 0.4.3 ...
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How to use downloaded fonts with pdfLaTeX on Ubuntu

I want to use the Fontin font in my pdfLatex document. What steps should I do for using a downloaded font Should I download the TTF or the OpenType version? Where should I store the font? Should ...
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How can I draw an arc from point A -> B on a 3D sphere in TikZ?

I'm basing myself on http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/spherical-and-cartesian-grids/ and now I need to add a arc from point P to Q. What I was able to get so far: ...
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The ^^ notation in various engines

Basically, how does the ^^^... notation work in LuaTeX and XeTeX, exactly? In 8-bit TeX engines (recent TeX, eTeX, pdfTeX, at least), two consecutive identical catcode 7 characters (typically ^), ...
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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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Print 'system information' in LaTeX doc

I've used TeX quite a bit before but am getting back into it at the moment. I want to print a document details page with info such as: Compiled on: Compiled by: OS version: LaTeX version: ...
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pgfplot: plotting a large dataset

I try to plot a dataset which is large using pgfplots. Since I'm aware of problems with large files, I used the external mode. I additionally increased main_memory from 3000000 to 6000000. It crashes ...
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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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How to add a pagenumber of included PDF sides?

I'm creating a documentation with some included pdf files (mostly diagrams or tables) in the following way. \includepdf[pages=1-10, angle=90]{requirements/Requirements.pdf} The command ...
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Local font installation problems

Recently I tried to reinstall the MathTimePro II fonts in my local texmf directory. I already have Lucida fonts installed which works fine. So I carefully copied all the relevant files/folders to the ...
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Conditional Compiling and \documentclass

I am quite new to latex and don't quite get it how to compile different versions of my presentation. If this is important: I am using pdflatex and beamer. There are three documentclasses I am ...
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libertine font package doesn't work anymore (December 2011)

If you're using an up-to-date system and you're having trouble with using the Linux Libertine fonts, you should probably check out Linux Libertine package and fonts not working any more (fall 2012), ...
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Can I have the \overfullrule rule colored in pdfLaTeX?

I know that I can use \overfullrule=5pt to get overfull lines marked with a black marker. I am using pdfLaTeX. Is there a way I can get this marker or something similar in magenta instead?
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What's the difference between pdfTeX and pdfLaTeX?

I've been working on a project and compiled it using pdfLaTeX, then tried to compile using pdftex and got a whole lot of errors. I'd like to know why that would happen since it's a very plain file and ...
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mysterious error: \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink

I ran into the "mysterious" \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink error. According to http://www.tug.org/errors, "this happens when hyperref is used under pdftex and a ...
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Appendices in PDF Outline appear as childs of last section

I'm using the following general outline in book class: \mainmatter \include{introduction} \part{...} \include{chapter1} ... \part{...} ... ...
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Include the file size of the generated pdf

How can I include the (approximate) file size of the generated pdf within a pdflatex document? I envision having to compile it three times: once to create the pdf, a second time to write the size to ...
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Get high resolution for bitmap fonts under pdflatex?

I’m using the Boisik font/package, which is not available as Type 1 and so (unless I’ve missed something) is only able to produce bitmapped fonts in the pdf output. By default, the resolution of ...
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Texshop and inverse search

I just updated to the latest version of TexShop and now my inverse search (from the pdf to the source) does not work anymore. Neither with command+click nor with right click -> sync. It used to work ...
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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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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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pdflatex and pstricks

Sometimes ago I wrote a style file for drawing GANNT charts with pstricks. I typically compile my code with latex+dvips+ps2pdf, and everything works fine. However, I am now preparing a presentation ...
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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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Which packages can you use to improve the typographic quality?

List here which packages can be used to make text easier to read and nicer to look at. After all, the superior typographic quality is one of the main reasons to prefer LaTeX to, for example, MS Word.
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How to include a movie in a PDF? Step by step instructions

There are a few question/answers regarding the embedding movies in PDF with pdflatex and special packages. However I find the information dispersed all around and confusing. And so far, in the best ...
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Is it possible to embed a YouTube video using LaTeX?

I'd like to embed a YouTube video inside a PDF generated by LaTeX, now I know it is possible to embed videos using the movie15 package but that includes the video in the PDF. I was hoping there would ...
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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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Making an anonymous PDF file using PDFLaTeX

When writing a referee report for a journal, it would be preferrable to have the resulting PDF file generated by pdflatex be completely anonymous. Does one need to take special actions to ensure ...
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How to make pdfLaTeX multithreaded when `--shell-escape` is enabled?

I am using \write18 enabled (or --shell-escape) with externalization to compile a bunch of PGFplots. The first run takes much time, and I noticed that pdflatex only runs on one CPU core. Is there any ...
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Generating PDF/A-1b compliant documents using pdfx and pdfLaTeX

There are several discussions on the web on how to generate PDF/A-1b compliant documents. One approach can be found on ...
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Is there any way to include an animated GIF directly?

Is there any way to include an animated GIF directly in either PDFLaTeX or XeLaTeX? I realize the animate package can include animations in a PDF, but it doesn't support animated GIFs and you have to ...
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Can pdflatex (or any tex package) automatically rescale included images which have been reduced in size?

I'm writing my thesis in LaTeX, generating it with pdflatex. I have a large number of figures, many of which are bitmaps (as opposed to SVG) in PNG/JPEG format. I've generally created them to be ...