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Trouble using an image in a Beamer presentation

I'm trying to include an image in my Beamer presentation, but I keep getting this error: !pdfTeX error: /usr/local/texlive/bin/i386-linux/pdflatex (file ./markov.jpeg): reading JPEG image failed ...
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How to see PDF object in TeXworks

I am a bit new to TeX, and I have searched google for the answer to this question with no luck: If I make a TeX file in TeXworks like the one shown below, how can I see/save this file in PDF format? ...
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endfloat shifts chunks of text to the end

I am trying to use \endfloat to shift all of the figures to the end of the document. However, some text, several paragraphs typically immediately after some figures also get shifted to the end of the ...
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Installing pdflatex

I've been working with miktex for a while, recently I installed texlive instead, and found pdflatex for each manager is different, I'd like to unninstall pdflatex from the texlive manager and install ...
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Beamer Bibliography Text Margin

To make reference in beamer bibliography, I used the following commands \setbeamertemplate{bibliography item}[text] \bibliographystyle{amsalpha} Then I created a frame that allows frame break using ...
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Choose \documentclass dependent on compiler

I am not able to compile this tex document \documentclass{scrartcl} % \documentclass{article} \begin{document} hello \end{document} with htlatex. I am able to do this using pdflatex. If I ...
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Drawing knots with 8 crossings and labels [closed]

So for a project, I have to draw the knot diagrams of all alternating knots with up to 8 crossings and label the regions bounded by the knots. For knots with up to 7 crossings, I used PSTricks, ...
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How do I include Postscript graphics in a LaTeX file?

I am trying to include sample.ps file to my document with the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=3cm,a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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Irregular behaviour when mixing \pagestyle and \newpage and \marginenote

This might be a newbie question, but I have been struggling for hours to find out what is going on and still it does not make any sense. I managed to create a MWE, but when I gradually transfer to ...
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Getting pdflatex to find fonts in the same directory as the LaTeX source file

I have a document which I render with pdflatex that uses some various "weird" (i.e., not generally included in a standard TeX distribution) fonts. It would be convenient for me to be able to bundle ...
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europecv photo position

Hi guys I found on the web a beautiful template to write my CV in Latex using europecv package. Unfortunately my personal photo using the string \ecvpicture[width=12cm]{myphoto} seems to appear in ...
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Retrieving image stored in a network folder?

I am trying to create a header for a TeX file that includes an image. The image in question is located in the network directory "\\FileStore1\Forms\IT Info\Apps\pdfTex\images\", and I am having a ...
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How to include a second file only if environment variable is set?

I have a LaTeX document which exists in two versions, a short version and the long version. The long version has an additional chapter inserted in the middle of the document. What I want to do, is if ...
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How to use pdfpages with files with utf8 chars in the name?

Let's consider this MNWE (Minimal Not Working example): \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %\usepackage[spanish]{babel} % with or without, same ...
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latex to word? — OCR?

I write in latex, but I often need to collaborate with others who insist on using MS Word. so, I create my part of the document first in latex, then I convert it to MS-Word and kiss it goodbye. it's ...
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How do I get LaTeX and XeLaTeX to place my images in the same way?

I've run into a problem when converting a book manuscript from LaTeX to XeLaTeX. The problem is that my image sizing and placement has not survived the conversion. The book has numerous picture ...
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Font changes in latex output file after each compilation [closed]

I am using Texshop version 2.47 in Mac. Recently I copied some text from somewhere and then it started to change the font (many mathematical/greek symbols started to change in strange signs and the ...
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Hindi words not displayed properly in pdf (generated by xelatex)

The words are not getting displayed properly in the pdf even though they are getting displayed correctly in source file. And when I tried to copy words from the pdf file and paste them, they are ...
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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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Using 8.3 path names with pdfLaTeX

I am trying to run pdfLaTex on a file that is in a path stored in an environment variable in my Windows environment (e.g. the %TEMP% directory). The path is stored using it's 8.3 DOS name. This seems ...
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LaTeX API for C# to generate LaTeX based pdf [closed]

C# has APIs which can generate pdf from the html content. But, knowing the LaTeX features, I would like to incorporate them too. Say, the person fills a registration form. On clicking the submit ...
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Greek description for custom variables (\newkomavar*) in lco-file

Based on the templates/files asymTypB.lco, brieftemplate.tex, briefwbk.tex found at http://www.komascript.de/files/KOMA-Script-3-Buch-Beispielcode.zip, I derived a modified template for an invoice ...
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Texmaker's internal PDF-viewer keeps file handler to .pdf open and hinders subsequent compilings

after updating to Texmaker 4.0.4 today, I am no longer able to compile my PDFs more than once per Texmaker session. I need to quit Texmaker and run it again to compile again. The error I get is the ...
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Writing greek text in LaTeX

Is it possible to compile the following example using pdfLaTeX showing the correct font for greek text, and not the default CMR? \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english,greek]{babel} ...
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missing { inserted

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{graphicx,layout} \usepackage{feynmf} \usepackage{latexsym,amsmath,amssymb} \usepackage{multicol} ...
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! Undefined control sequence on tables

I am new in LaTeX. I have created LaTeX and Gnuplot to build my graphs. Currently I have to add new table using LaTeX. but I get error: ! Undefined control sequence. l.60 \mycaption ...
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Type1 font not found using pdftex

I am encountering problems when installing a Type1 font, particulary the Rotis family. I fallowed the installation guide provided by Walter Schmidt on ctan Here is my error: ... )) (./schrift.aux) ...
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How do I create a PDF file that can be digitally signed?

We are using Acrobat digital signatures in my organization. With Acrobat Professional you can put in a signature block that allows signing with a client-side digital signature. This is something ...
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What features are supported in a HTML page, but not through PDFLaTeX

As a math educator with limited knowledge of TeX and even more limited knowledge of HTML, I want to know if I can use a PDF page (generated through PDFLaTeX) as a web page. I am hoping not to have to ...
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Eform package and evince

Can anybody explain me why the standard examples from the documentation of eform does not work with evince pdf viewer (I'm on Ubuntu 12.10) while compiled with TeXLive 2013 but when the eform ...
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How to fix an error when using ko.TeX for typesetting Korean words?

I have a problem using ko.TeX for writing Korean words. I use MikTeX 2.9 with TeXworks as editor and pdfLaTeX as engine. I haven't used ko.TeX package, yet, so when I write Korean words (e.g. 남) as ...
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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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Not finding all graphics in graphicspath

I am able to build fine in Windows, but when I move to my Ubuntu machine and attempt to build from there, it looks like pdflatex is finding some pictures in my graphicspath but not others. Any ideas ...
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label foo multiply defined

I am trying to create a poster with reference in bibtex format. Here is a minimal tex \documentclass[a0,portrait]{a0poster} \usepackage{stackengine} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Texstudio pdflatex doesnt have -aux-directory Alternative

If checked in my command line but my version of pdflatex running on a university windows system doesn’t have the option -aux-directory. So i made a bat file moving the pdf from the output directory to ...
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Document automatically deleting

I have been using LaTeX for a few years and that never happened before. I compiled my document (about 1000 lines long) using TeXworks, pdfLaTeX. I did so a couple of hours ago and now reopened the ...
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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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\pdfoutline, German sharp-s character

I use the following code to produce bookmarks in a pdf document: \pdfdest num 1 fit \pdfoutline goto num 1 count 0 {äöüÄÖÜß} äöüÄÖÜß ... more text ... The text prints fine. The pdf bookmark shows ...
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hyperref-link-spans-a-pagebreak-looks-ugly [duplicate]

any news on hyperref-link-spans-a-pagebreak-looks-ugly? Any way around it? Please help, I really need it. EDIT Since it seems a difficult unsolved issue, what I am asking for is a quick fix, that ...
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Missing line break in section title

I'm using MikTex with pdfLaTeX on Win7. I have a section title like this: \section{Naming conventions - CamelCase and SNAKE\_CASE} The title renders fine in general, but it isn't wrapping around. ...
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Finding/Removing ligature from Tex

Is there anyway to find and remove ligatures from tex file? Sometimes when I copy/paste a text to Winedt, it shows perfect, but when I compile it to Pdf, some issues appear, e.g. finding becomes ...
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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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TeX Capabilities with Arbitrary Fonts

I am formatting 85,000 words of text in InDesign that include several (non-negotiable) .ttf and .otf fonts not canonical to LaTeX. I'd like to switch to a TeX-based format for the following ...
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Problem with pdflatex command [closed]

I don't what's happened but it seems that the usr/texbin directory is not anymore in the system path. When I give the command pdflatex I have command not found. I tried to put the directory on ...
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Unable to get PSTricks to work as expected in Texmaker

I am trying to get PSTricks to work with PDFLaTeX in order to create scientific diagrams in the report I am producing. My document is currently as follows (I've included potentially extraneous ...
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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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Why is there conflict between bioinfo.cls and \usepackage{multicols}?

Why does the behavior listed here occur? Just to recap, the bioinformatics template (available here and elsewhere) leads to overwritten headers when used in conjunction with \usepackage{multicols}. ...
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could not start the command or log file not found

I get the error could not start the command when compiling with Quickstart and I get log file not found when compiling with PDFLaTeX. Can any one help me with this issue? Please, see the screen ...
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Change form of figure [closed]

Blockquote How can I modify the dash by a point in the title of figure ? please exemple figure1. in stead of figure1-
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Unicode characters in LaTeX, getting errors

I am trying to include Unicode charters in LaTeX but I am getting error. These are the characters ,മല + ആയിരുന്നു = മലയായിരുന്നു . I need to include \documentclass[12pt]{ociamthesis} ...