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Emacs and Auctex, problem setting master file

I'm using emacs 25 and auctex 11.88. I have several tex files in the same folder, and one of them is the master file: main.tex: section1.tex %%% Local Variables %%% mode: latex %%% Local ...
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PDFs are not printed with the correct fonts

Using pdflatex I create some official PDFs from LaTeX source with \usepackage{mathpazo} or even just with the normal CM fonts and they look fine on my screen both, in Preview and in Adobe PDF Reader. ...
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Why does this \ifincomplete latex code not work

I have an exam class document, and I want it to output three fields on a page with an incomplete question as follows: page 1 of 2 question 4 continues please go to next page ... and on the ...
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texnicCenter custom build

is there a possibility to setup custom build for texnicCenter? Now all compilation is done using custom make/build cmd bat, however it would be much more convenient to have all this in texnicCenter.
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How can I replace tabs with spaces before compiling .tex file?

I want to indent text in the verbatim environment. I want to do this with the tabulator. The problem is that verbatim does not work as advertised ("prints unmodified text"). It actually replaces the ...
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Inkscape SVG with opacity exported to PDF in pdflatex document not displayed correctly on Mac OS X

I use Inkscape to create graphics which I export to PDFs in order to include them into a LaTeX documents (with \includegraphics and using pdflatex). I didn't notice that there is something wrong until ...
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get matlab-prettifier to work in pdflatex

in the min example below, I cannot get the file to compile as it complains that I must change my typesetting engine to xelatex or lualatex instead of plain latex or pdflatex. In my original program, ...
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Why does my Latex want multiple \end(document)s?

My Latex document wants multiple instances of \end{document} even though I only have one begin{document}. Without the extra \end{document}s, I get the error: Compile Error. Sorry your LaTeX code ...
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Problem with \pdfliteral

MWE \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \begin{document} NAME: \hfill SURNAME: \hfill \pdfliteral {q 1 Tr [.1 .4]0 d .1 w}SIGN\pdfliteral{q}\\ This text is not black. \end{document} And ...
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Mavericks upgrade screwed up my pdflatex (command not found)

so everything was working fine ... until i upgraded to os x mavericks (version 10.9.2) a couple days ago. using emacs version 24.3 (9.0) auctex version 11.87.3 after upgrade, tried to compile and ...
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Horizontally and vertically center a figure and scale to fill the whole page in landspape orientation

I want to have an image that fills a landscape page. I have tried: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pdflscape} %Gives us landscape pages with ...
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Enumerate \setlist not working

I'm trying to modify my enumerate to roman, and my \setlist command has no effect on the output. Note that the same code worked on ShareLatex, but not on my Mac TexMaker with pdflatex. Preamble: ...
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include picture with output directory option pdflatex

I'm trying to compil latex files from an external directory using output-dir option because some *.sty files are in my LaTeX directory but not in my current directory. The command I use is like this ...
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The path of image causing error at compiling [duplicate]

I have this path of one of my images: \includegraphics[trim=0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm,clip,scale=.40]{Figures/Simulation_C_044 _023_4_21kV.pdf} When I compile the code, it shows me that there is an error in ...
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Missing begin document in latex file with multiple chapters

Interesting point is that until yesterday I ran this code easily without getting any error but suddenly it keep sending the error of missing begin document. I see some similar question and it was ...
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‘\pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink’ error with current version of hyperref

I am experiencing the hyperref split-link issue described in previous questions. I tried to update the hyperref package as recommended as well as the oberdiek package which also seems to have some ...
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cannot search in created PDF-File

I write my bachelor thesis with texstudio under ubuntu 14.04. And I've noticed that I cannot search in the created file. I tried everywhere - evince, acroread, in texstudio integrated pdf-viewer. I ...
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Strange reference behaviour. (References disappearing randomly)

I am using the MNRAS class https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/mnras?lang=en, and I have a very strange behaviour with my references. I am using BibTex, and some times the file ...
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To insert by pdfpages pdf files closely one after the other without new page

I have a few articles as pdf files to be merged in one book. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pdfpages} \begin{document} Conference proceedings ...
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Glossaries won't print

I'm currently unable to get Glossaries to work. The documents builds fine. No errors whatsoever. But it's not printing the glossary even tho it creates a hyperref at the \glo{computer} which leads to ...
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How to have pdfLaTeX output PDF/X-3:2002 format pdfs?

I'm using Blurb to publish a manuscript, and they require PDF/X-3:2002 format pdfs. How do I get pdfLaTeX to output pdfs that match that specification? I'm using MiKTeX 2.9.
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Modular document compiling without some child documents [closed]

I am creating a modular TeX document with many child documents, using the \input command. After inputting the first 10 child documents, everything compiles as it should. However, after I add another ...
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“pdflatex: Not writing to” error when using python [closed]

I use python3 (with code not from me) to insert data from a database (bsddb3) into a LaTeX document and I receive the following error messages: pdflatex: Not writing to .aux (openout_any = p). ! I ...
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Is it possible to input a file from the web

I am using PHP on my server to create a latex table from a database, which is working fine. The problem I have now is getting that into my latex document. I thought that giving it the path would ...
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How can I fine-tune the position of equation numbers (given they are all on the right)?

My equation numbers are all on the right. I have the distance from the margin set to 18mm, but I wish to vary this on any particular page as I progress through the document. I presume it would mean ...
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How to insert StackExchange style code?

I want to highlight some code~ish thing in a report like this: blahblahblah...Then you should use ./runprog to start up the program etc etc... How can I do this?
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Page numbers in pages other than the chapter's first page don't show up [closed]

I am writing my master thesis with a template that I created by myself, and everything seems to be moreorless fine except for the page numbering. I am using two different formats, roman and arabic ...
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To replace “var” greek symbols correctly

Need to use utf8 natural greek symbols in pdflatex. For modern letters I use package textalpha, var greek symbols i workout through replacement and do not know how to do this correctly. Now the text ...
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How to check the text mode

I need to check that during symbol replacement the mode is really text. This came from such task: I do replace underdot symbols like ạ to avoid in pdflatex errors like "Unicode char \u8:ạ not set up ...
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pdflatex.exe: Invalid argument [closed]

I'm creating a (rather large) Beamer file. When I try to compile, I receive this error: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (MiKTeX 2.9) ... [31]pdflatex.exe: Invalid argument: ...
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PDFLaTeX basic installation in windows for R pdf output for slow internet

I have a windows operating system. I'm using R statistical software. I have to output a R MarkDown file into pdf. This can be done by PDFTeX which requires installation from MiKTeX. R suggests that I ...
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Flip a landscape environment

I have a page that needed to be in landscape mode, so I've used something like: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{pdflscape} \begin{document} \lipsum ...
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Highlight every occurrence of a list of words?

In order to revise a draft, and identify related sections, I would like to identify similar words (by color of text, highlight, underline, or otherwise) according to topic. For example, I would like ...
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How to use macro inside \pdfpageattr

I would like to use macro to set /MediaBox, /BleedBox, /CropBox and /TrimBox equal to the actual page size. But it seems that \pdfpageattr is reading list of tokens and is not a "regular macro" (if I ...
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How to produce only dvi file with latex on Mac

Recently, I switched to MacTex, I somehow get used to run the following sequence on a Windows command terminal: latex *.tex ->generate only dvi file bibtex *.aux latex *.tex dvipdfm *.dvi ...
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Longtable alignment with caption

I try to make a table with a caption and I have some issues with the layout. How can I force the table to fit in the width of the caption? The last column is sticking out. And how could I adjust ...
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amsfonts become pixelated in PDF

I'm completely new to LaTeX. I've downloaded LyX 1.6.8 which uses MiKTeX 2.9, so there is probably some markup which is not required. When I create a PDF from this a bitmap font of AMSFonts is used. ...
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I need vector fonts in PDF [duplicate]

I've processed this file with PDFLaTeX and got a PDF with a raster font. I need vector fonts. What I did wrongly? \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How to set PDF compatibility to “Acrobat 5 (PDF 1.4)” [duplicate]

My Master's Thesis is going to be printed at a printing office, and they have requested the compatibility of the PDF to be "Acrobat 5 (PDF 1.4)". How can this be defined?
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precompile ctex package result in missing font

I want to use ctex package to write Chinese documents. The ctex package provide ctexart documentclass. In order to speed up the compilation, I decided to make a precompile file. The minimal working ...
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Force Embedded .wav files in Latex Document to be played using wave-surfer

I have few .wav files embedded in a latex pdf document. By default, they are played in some music player in windows during presentation. However i want to force them to be played using wave-surfer, so ...
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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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Avoid Option clash for package xcolor

I've looked at other questions about option clash for package xcolor to no avail. Tried putting xcolor before hyperref and tikz, tried adding options [usenames, dvispsnames] to documentclass, and I ...
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Forms are not displayed in evince viewer

I'm using eforms package to make form. I have read the documentation and copied the same as in the doc but the form are not displayed in evince or in okular. The form are displayed in adobe reader but ...
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Sigchi adds a lot of spacing

I started to use LaTex with the Sigchi when I wrote my thesis. I have a problem that there are a lot of spacing between one column and the other (on the same page) and also a lot of spacing between ...
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Can't insert content to revision history table

I'm using asciidoc to generate both HTML and pdf (using DBLATEX) for one of my documents. When the PDF is issued, the second page comes with a revision history table, which is always empty. I tried ...
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Math Formula is too long exceeds column width

I have a formula below which is expected to be in an column. After compiled, it is too long and covers two column. How can I constrain it into only one column width? Thanks \begin{equation} f'(u,v) ...
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What is the practical difference between latex and pdflatex?

I understand that some packages (like PSTricks) can't be used with pdflatex. Are there any other differences between these tools? Can we say that pdflatex is better if we don't care about ps?
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Create a link inside LaTeX/Beamer document

I am pretty new to LaTeX and I have a question. I work on a software to generate LaTeX and Beamer document from an other document which is not in LaTeX. For the LaTeX exporter when I had an anchor I ...
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Why does biber increase compilation time of pdflatex runs dramatically (factor 2.8!!)?

Since I am using biber, the compilation time for my document has increased dramatically. It's a dissertation with <300 pages and a full latexmk compilation suddenly needed 26 minutes which is not ...