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Using non ASCII characters in author names and titles within hyperref pdfinfo

I am trying to generate a PDF file (using pdflatex) with hyperref references; both the title and author should be visible as pdf properties, and both contain accents or non us-ASCII. The rest of the ...
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How to enable shell-escape in TeXworks?

I require use of the minted package of similar one which support Prolog syntax-highlighting. Given that I use the TeXworks "IDE", how do I enable shell-escape? Though I attempted—see above—I still ...
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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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Why is there no pdffrag package?

The psfrag package has been around for more than a decade* and is easy to use: \usepackage{graphicx}% http://ctan.org/pkg/graphicx \usepackage{psfrag}% http://ctan.org/pkg/psfrag ... \psfrag{<tag&...
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\left and \right in equation across multiple lines [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Left/Right across multiline equation Could someone explain why I can't get the left and right commands to work correctly code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath}...
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It is possible to make fonts appear heavier (darker) in pdf output of Latex?

[Edited to include what I have learned from the answers.] I am using Latex in TeX Live on my Mac, through TeXLive. I compile .pdf files using Pdflatex. I use the default fonts. [These fonts are ...
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How does one typeset a URL?

I'd like to insert a URL into this document. Is there a "correct" way of doing that? If so, is there a way to turn it into a link inside the final pdf generated with pdfTeX or XeTeX?
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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 tried to compile, it said that the memory was exceeded. I found this question and it tells me that I ...
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Automatically create two PDF output files from one tex file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can one TeX file output to multiple PDF files? Let's say I have a tex file foo.tex. Now, I want to achieve that pdflatex does not only create a file foo.pdf but ...
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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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PSTricks picture not compiling with pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use PSTricks in pdfLaTeX? What is wrong with this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-0.5,0)(2.5,1) \...
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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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How can I generate PDF metadata from LaTeX?

I am writing a document using LaTeX and generating PDF. Can anybody tell me how I can generate the PDF metadata, e.g. author or title, from LaTeX? On Windows XP, I am using MikTex's texify to ...
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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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How to overcome Acrobat Reader error 131 with a pdfLaTeX doc?

I'm generating a PDF document with pdflatex (more precisely, latexmk invoked from TexMaker 3.4. My LaTeX install is TeXLive 20120719). I can read the document fine in Okular and Gmail's attachment ...
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How to add a page number to the included PDF pages?

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 "includepdf"...
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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 attractive....
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pdflatex bash script to supress all output except error messages?

I have a bash script which I use to compile a file with pdflatex twice (to make sure it sorts out references properly, etc.). This is the 'latexbuild' script I use: module load ctan pdflatex --shell-...
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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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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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Expandable full expansion of tokens that preserves catcodes

Is it possible to fully expand tokens in an expandable manner and preserves category codes? I'd like to do this just using pdfTeX. I'm looking for something that would work like this: \def\foo{foo} \...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't copy-paste from my PDF. Any idea why?

When using copy paste from the PDF generated from my Latex document, the text comes out garbled. What could be causing this? This is an example of the original text: At last, and taking the risk ...
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Includegraphics maximum width

With \includegraphics I can give the width of the resulting image (which would be scaled). How can I give a maximum width of the image? That is, if the original is smaller than X, I'd like to keep ...
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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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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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Add PDF bookmark manually

I would like to add a bookmark to the table of contents. This page shows a method, but \pdfbookmark is not recognised as a command. This is my document header: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \...
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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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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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How to run LaTeX and lilypond-book in one command?

I was wondering if there was any command which would let me create a PDF from a LyTeX source in one step. Currently, I am first executing lilypond-book: lilypond-book --latex-program=pdflatex --pdf -...
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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 don'...
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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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“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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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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Prevent scaling of printout of PDF without using hyperref

pdftex produces PDF. We need a viewer to view the PDF and print it. Some of those viewers tend to scale the printout: the letters shrink. This is a bug especially of the Adobe Reader and explained ...
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How can you make a macron less wide?

Macrons appear really wide on all characters, but especially so on the i. Is it possible to make them less wide? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Tac\=e, M\=arc\=o, \=unus, f\=\i li\=\i? \end{...
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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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Theorem numbering

I am trying to number my theorems, corollaries, Lemmas, Propositions, Definitions, Remarks etc. I put the following code: \theoremstyle{theorem} \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem}[section] \newtheorem{...
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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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pdflatex output of rasterized PDF due to faulty table lines

Due to faulty representation of table lines when using colored cells (discussed in many topics e.g. here and here), I need a rasterized version of my PDF, since I have no influence on the client's PDF ...
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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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Clickable chapters on the right side of each page

Is it possible with pdfLaTeX to create a clickable "table of contents" on the right side of each page as you could see here (it is a screenshot of a PDF):
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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 ...