pdfTeX is an extension of TeX which is capable of directly generating PDF output. Use this tag if the used engine – pdftex/pdflatex – is significant to your question.

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Kile script that processes TeX output

If one creates a .tex document in Kile, and compiles it, one can use the Log and Messages mode to generate a list of errors, this list filters out the "noise" that ships with the pdflatex (and other) ...
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Unknown Graphics Extension PNG/PDF

I was having no problem with this until a couple of hours ago. Everything was working perfectly, until pdftex suddenly decided to throw errors on including graphics (example is png, but was originally ...
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Create custom font package for LaTeX?

Can I create a custom package for LaTeX, that provides a custom font? There a packages like paratype or droid. I can just type \usepackage{droid} and it works! Is there tools to convert OTF/TTF ...
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How to convert a LaTeX file with pstricks code to pdf?

I am new to LaTeX and was writing an article with MikTeX. But when I insert a pspicture and compile the file into pdf format, the pspicture just does not show up. But if I compile the file into ps, ...
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pdftooltip from pdfcomment package: Using LaTeX code in tooltip

I work as a Physics teacher and I am writing a "Problem-Solution-Book" with hyperlinks from problems to solutions and backreferencing -- all of it works pretty good. Now I wanted to introduce ...
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Render utf8 characters in pdf

I have a *.tex document encoded in UTF-8 which includes these characters: ⎡6 1⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎣5 3⎦ I'm having troubles reproducing such characters (apart from the numbers of course). I tried the ...
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Disabling “destination with the same identifier” with package silence

I'm trying to disable the warning pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (name{thm.1}) has been already used, duplicate ignored" using the silence package as suggested here: ...
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Error from bibtex

I want to upload my academic paper to a journal. In my home system, I run pdflatex and bibtex to build the pdf and everything is fine. The submission website, requires all source files including ...
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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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Why am I getting an error when trying to send a tex string to pdflatex executable?

According to the help file: $ pdflatex --help Usage: pdftex [OPTION]... [TEXNAME[.tex]] [COMMANDS] or: pdftex [OPTION]... \FIRST-LINE or: pdftex [OPTION]... &FMT ARGS ...
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Let pdflatex/Lualatex write a PDF “checkpoint”

Assume that you have a program that is writing a report while it computes, and the report is a LaTeX file with text, TikZ figures, ect. that needs to be compiled to a PDF before it can be viewed ...
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Multiple PDFs with page group included in a single page warning

I updated TeX Live to the Ubuntu Quantal version (2012.20120611-4) and I suddenly got this warning: PDF inclusion: multiple pdfs with page group included in a single page This is a minimal ...
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Xelatex is not compiling

I am trying to include Unicode characters in a latex template, which look like this \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{acl2015} \usepackage{xunicode} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times} ...
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How to make LaTeX-PDF as 'machine readable' as Word-PDF [closed]

I am using LaTeX to typeset my CV. Many companies now do not personally read applicants' submissions but instead scan them for keywords and phrases using a piece of software. I have the impression ...
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LyX cannot output to pdflatex for a specific file

A friend gave me a copy of his thesis template (which works for him), but when I try to use it myself, most of the LaTeX 'view' options are grayed out: Strangely enough, the options aren't grayed ...
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Making pdftex default

The default TeXing option is LaTeX and for each document I have to use the menu item Command|Texing options|Generte PDF to change it to PDFLaTeX. How can I make PDFTeX the default TeX engine? ...
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How can I write a spiral symbol?

How can I get a spiral like There seems to be a spiral-like unicode codepoint: http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/aa5c/index.htm I tried \documentclass[varwidth=true, ...
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longtable widths have changed, and overfull vbox. Rerunning LaTeX is no help

I'm having a problem publishing a document. One of the warnings I'm seeing is: Package longtable Warning: Table widths have changed. Rerun LaTeX. Earlier in the pdflatex execution, there's this ...
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Combination of llncs and html packages, \pdfoutput and \and (backslash and) makes an error [closed]

With the following document which combines: llncs class, \pdfoutput, html package and \and I get an error: \documentclass[a4paper]{llncs} \pdfoutput=1 \usepackage{html} \title{asdf} \author{asdf ...
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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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PDF optimization packages/options

I noticed that when compiling any document in TeX, the resulting PDF can be reduced in size by quite much. For example, take \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...
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Part of Document missing in output pdf file

this problem seems really weird to me. I'm using texmaker. When I click PDFLaTeX, I don't get any error messages, but in the output pdf I am missing a certain part of my document. The missing part is ...
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Texmaker Hangs on Process started [closed]

When I try to run my script in Texmaker, Texmaker gives me the message "Process started" but hangs on it forever and never actually finishes compiling. I know these are long equations, but Texmaker ...
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inputenc -w- \scantokens \expandafter

Sorry to bother everyone again - this is a followup question to my earlier question: Can openout handle a filename with spaces? (I suppose I can combine this with the earlier question, but this ...
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How to write below \bullet in Latex [duplicate]

I have to write something under the symbol \bullet in Latex. Is it possible? I'm using the class beamer. Here it is an example of a frame: \begin{frame} \begin{itemize} \item<1-> Products ...
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Why does bibencoding influence normal text outside bibliography? Character ß becomes SS in pdf file!

My .tex files use textencoding latin1. For some practical reason I wanted to switch my bibliography .bib files to UTF8. I tried that and (as the bibliography now was not typeset correctly) found the ...
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pdflatex suddenly takes much longer to compile document - how to find the reason?

I've done some major changes in my document (dissertation, nearly 300 pages) and now compiling time has increased nearly by factor 3! One pdflatex run took normally less than 3 minutes before and now ...
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TikZ \tkzFct are blank under Ubuntu

But under sharelatex they just worked fine (I might have modified some thinghs though). The code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{tkz-fct} ...
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Remove extra blank page before bibliography in chapter class

I have a [twoside]{book} document. The problem is that before bibliography there is an extra white page. In particular, the chapter before bibliography ends in an even page. The bibliography chapter ...
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Labeling in Mathematica to match the font size same as in LaTeX

I have some plot Plot[a, {a, -6, 6}] I need to use it in Latex. However the problem is that labeling text style in Mathematica does not match with LaTeX text. So what I do, I copy the figure ...
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Webform not recognizing my PDF as a PDF [closed]

Sometimes when i try to upload my resume onto an online form the site wont accept my file saying something along the lines of: The file you uploaded is not a PDF file. This has happened to me a ...
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tcolorbox vs KOMAoptions: TeX capacity exceed

I tried to put a box around a definition, but got an error. The problem is, I am using a huge template, so I do not really understand most of the settings. If I add this to my file: ...
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tree-dvips Alternative for Linguistics Document with pdftex

I'm attempting to find a way of linking two objects in avm.sty together. The result I want is exactly that specified here: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/external/clmt/latex4ling/avms/#4 I'm ...
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Why XeLaTeX and PDFLaTeX give different outputs for Beamer presentation

I have 3 questions: Why does the following code (see below) give different results in XeLaTeX than PDFLaTeX? Which one is incorrect? (My guess is that XeLaTeX's output is incorrect.) How do I ...
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clickable chapters on even and odd pages

Following the great idea of Gonzalo Medina presented in Clickable Chapters on the right side of each page, I wanted to extend this also for two sided books. What I am doing wrong? It seems that this ...
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How do I redefine the QED symbol to be a Unicode character?

I want to redefine the default QED symbol to be some Unicode character from the big list, e.g. 26C4, a snowman. I wrote this MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb} ...
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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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Top align content of a table in beamer

I am trying to include a media inside a table as: \item \begin{tabular}[t!]{p{5cm}l} some text here & \includemedia[ activate=onclick, width=0.45\textwidth ...
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Caption position in LaTeX

I have a figure in which i have labelled axes manually. \begin{figure}[H] \centering \setlength{\unitlength}{0.1\textwidth} \begin{picture}(5,3.5) \put(-0.1,0.1){$0$} \put(-0.1,3){$1$} ...
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Enumerate within TikZ node

Compiling the following code with pdflatex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture, overlay] \draw (current page.center) node { ...
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How to deduplicate and sort a list of \pagerefs?

I have a document comprised of three large, multi-page tables, all of which have links to items in a list of figures at the end. By generating md5 labels when I generate the latex for the tables, I ...
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tikzmark and xelatex

There seems to be a problem with tikzmark and xelatex. Ulrike Fischer from the xetex list helped to track this down. The following code does not work when compiled with xelatex but produces the ...
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Can't silence a pdftex “PDF inclusion: multiple PDFs with page group” error

I am having an issue with PDFs generatied in Inkscape. If multiple files generated in this way are included on a single page I get the following error: pdfTeX warning: pdflatex.exe (file ...
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LaTeX Tikz - “did you forget a semicolon” with this flowchart [closed]

I cannot get this document to render. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} % Define block styles \tikzstyle{decision} ...
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Is pdflatex a symbol link to pdftex in cygwin system [closed]

I have three questions on TeXlive 2013 in cygwin. Is pdflatex a symbol link to pdftex? I was surprised to see this in C:/cygwin/bin. As we all know, pdflatex and pdftex are very different commands. ...
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pstricks not working with thesis template

I've been trying to get the pst-optexp package working with the thesis template I have, and it's been a nightmare. I'm using MikTeX with pdflatex compilation, as as previously mentioned in How to use ...
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Libertine font displays slightly bold in XeLaTex compared to PdfLaTeX [duplicate]

I love using libertine font in my document. It looks nice and clear when compiled using pdflatex. But I got different result when compiled using xelatex. It seems to be a slightly bold in my screen. ...
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TeXworks pdflatex compilation does not terminate

I am new to LaTeX. I took a sample tex code and tried to typeset using TeXworks after choosing pdflatex option. I get this displayed in the console output. This is pdfTeX, Version ...
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Can't use pdflatex in textmate since 2.0-beta.6.8

Here is the temp.tex : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \begin{document} TEST \end{document} and the temp.log : This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded ...
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While running texmaker I found an error .Can you please help me in solving this?

Error is: Error : could not start the command : pdflatex --output-directory=build -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "comeon".tex".