pdfTeX is an extension of TeX which is capable of directly generating PDF output. Use this tag if your question is about pdf(La)TeX specific problems and is not related to standard (La)TeX.

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pdflatex: How to automatically quit on compile error?

See also this question on Reddit. I want to automate running pdflatex over and over with make and guard. However, when pdflatex encounters a syntax error, it hangs, preventing guard from being able ...
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includegraphics error when scaling image

I have been using Latex for years now, and consider myself fairly fluent, but this error has me stumped. I am using Miktex 2.9 in Windows 7, and am encountering an error in something that up until now ...
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semibold Linux Libertine broken?

I've just updated to the latest TeX Live (on a Mac, i.e. sudo tlmgr update --self --all says no updates available) and am now getting errors when trying to use semibold fonts with the libertine ...
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pdfTeX and JPEG2000

In Which graphics formats can be included in documents processed by latex or pdflatex?, the answers indicate that that pdfLaTeX understands JPEG2000. For me it doesn't work and the above link seems to ...
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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX

Until now, I have been compiling my LaTeX documents with pdfLaTeX. My standard document preamble includes the "usual suspects" for non-English speakers (inputenc, fontenc, babel) and a bunch of other ...
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How to annotate PDF files generated by pdflatex?

I want to annotate some PDF files (created with pdflatex), e.g. word x is missing here this part of a sentence should be moved to the front replace word x by y highlight this sentence insert a note ...
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How to compile a file to view in .pdf file in Gummi

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and I'm new with LaTeX and I don't find that how to compile a Test.tex file to view in .pdf format. How I reach it, need help?
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PDF figure not scaled in PDFLaTeX

I use pdflatex in order to use microtype. However, I have to import pdf figures and not eps. The problem is that the scale option seems to be ignored because in the pdf file I see the figure in the ...
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Automating the appearance of email addresses as images

Publishing pdf manuscripts on the web with emails embedded in the file results in spam. More generally, I am looking for a way to automate the conversion of a string to an image. It's quite easy to ...
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Removing artifact from PDF figure in LaTeX, compiled with pdflatex [duplicate]

I am working on a document in LaTeX, and when inserting pdf figures I get a weird black line down the right side. This is not present in the original pdfs (I've checked). I thought it might be some ...
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pdflatex “Command token too long” error

I am getting this error trying to compile a latex document using pdflatex. I've stripped the tex file down to this \documentclass[letterpaper,oneside,12pt]{article} ...
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TeXworks + pdflatex + PSTricks autopp suffix problem

I have managed to make PSTricks work with TeXworks. However after compilation it adds -autopp to the basename of the pdf file, e.g. report.pdf becomes report-autopp.pdf. As a result TeXworks is not ...
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Hat accent on bold greek letters in math mode

I would like to insert an hat accent on bold letters/symbols in math mode. For latin letters, e.g. the q char, I insert this commands in my preamble ...
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Hyphen between page number gets (blured/diluted) in reference when viewing

Title says this weird problem. The hyphen in the end, between the page number 770-808, gets blurred and diluted. (In this case, if I select and paste in somewhere else, 770808 will show and the hyphen ...
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epsilon and varepsilon rendering in pslatex

I have a very simple article, with one line: $\epsilon \gtrsim \varepsilon$ If I use pdflatex to compile, \epsilon and \varepsilon are rendered in a different way, which is the correct behaviour. ...
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Undefined control sequence \background{1. 1. 1.}{1. 1. 1.}{0.5} [closed]

I am using MikTex 2.9 with TeXstudio2.3 for preparation of a poster of a0size with the code given below \documentclass[portrait,a0b,final]{a0poster} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to include (print) Latex source code in generated pdf?

I want to include the source code of my latex generated pdf file in the pdf file itself as printed text. Is there any way to do this?
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Should TexLive map pdflatex to pdftex?

On my computer (OS X 10.7.5; last versions of MacTeX and TeXShop) /usr/texbin is an alias for /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/x86_64-darwin/ and in there pdflatex is an alias for pdftex Is this a bug ...
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Switching color and grayscale mode for \includegraphics

Suppose I have a document that includes a lot of colorful PDFs. Now I'd like to easily switch between "color" version and "greyscale version". I'm aware of \DeclareGraphicsRule, but I think this needs ...
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How do I encode foreign characters so that they are searchable in the resultant PDF file?

This may be a PDF problem rather than a LaTeX problem, but as it involves pdfLaTeX output I'm hoping I won't get my wrist slapped too hard. I'm creating a bibliography, and inevitably some of the ...
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pdfLaTeX with PSTricks: is it possible to get one .pdf for each figure?

I know that it is possible to use pdfLaTeX in a document with PSTricks figures by adding \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} in the preamble and then running pdflatex --shell-escape <file> Then, ...
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Can't zoom on u3d object in pdf

I am trying to make pdfs with u3d objects embedded, however when doing so I note that I cannot zoom in on the object, either by scrolling, or switching to the zoom tool. Interestingly, the pan tool ...
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Font management, i.e. problems with StandardSymL-Slant_167

my Illustrator doesn't know about the font "StandardSymL-Slant_167", which seems to be used in a picture that I createted with gnuplot+pdflatex. At the moment Illustrator is replacing it with another ...
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Change itemize margin

I am working inside the beamer environement and need to change the margin width for an itemize enveronement. The only way i found to do this is shown below. \begin{minipage}{0.1\linewidth} ...
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Would it be possible to port the fontawesome package to pdflatex?

I really like the fontawesome package and it has almost every fancy symbol I need for my documents. Now I'm working with a third party document which must use pdflatex, and I really miss the ...
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Latex Recall and Precision Table [closed]

I want to draw follow table on a latex but I have spend over a day now but yet to get anything close to it. I am attaching a screen short it would be great if I can get latex command to build this ...
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Display of source code in customised (IDE-like) format in PDFLaTeX

I want to put some “C” source code snippets in latex (I am using PDFLaTeX), but I don’t get the result that I want using the “listings” package. What ideally would like to get is the same result as ...
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Cropping output of pdflatex to pagesize

I am trying to create square images with a fixed size in pixels in LaTeX to be used as buttons. So far, I got the best results using the slides document class in combination with the geometry package, ...
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Need Latex compilation for only some eps files, want rest as precompiled pdfs or png

I am using the chemscheme package and in order to replace numbering in these schemes I have in my document, I need to compile those eps files with latex, then dvips, and finally ps2pdf. However, I ...
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Video embedded into the PDF of a LaTeX beamer document as flash makes Acrobat Reader 9.4.1 crash on slide transition

I have tried to embed a .flv video file into a PDF using either the package flashmovie or the package media9 together with beamer and pdfLaTeX, as described, for instance, here. The video is shown ...
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Set a color to be considered as transparent while including eps files in latex [closed]

I have some .eps files whose background colors are white. I need to include these graphics in my latex file, and my latex file has a background color different from white. I am willing to have these ...
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Rare pdflatex “Auto Expansion is only possible with scalable font” on scaleable-font document [duplicate]

I know I am sounding crazy, but this looks like a veritable pdflatex bug to me. even small innocent changes to the file make it go away. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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problem with .cls in pdflatex always only on second run [closed]

when i try to compile my document with pdflatex it says 'elsarticle.cls' not found but if i re run pdflatex it suddenly works. tried everything i found on the interwebs (reinstalling the package using ...
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Why is texlbl attribute sufficient for node, but not for edge in dot2texi?

I'm using dot2texi to embed mindmaps (= graphs) with arbitrary latex markup in nodes and on edge labels in latex documents (compiled with pdflatex) which should be layout completely automatic. Atfter ...
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The TPM file could not be parsed (MiKTeX) [closed]

Today i wanted to continue working on my paper on a different machine. I installed MiKTex and TexnicCenter the same way i did on my first machine. After loading the project i tried to compile it. I ...
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PSTricks error “Undefined control sequence <recently read> \c@lor@to@ps”

I have a problem with this file tex: \begin{document} \begin{figure} \begin{center} \begin{pspicture}(0,0)(1,3.8) \psline{-<}(0,0)(0,.2) \psline{-}(0,.2)(0,.4) \psline{*->}(0,.4)(0,.9) ...
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teTeX Distribution in Slackware

I have installed slackware 14. It has an in-built support for TeX. The distributions provided are teTeX and eTeX. Does it make a difference if I install TeXLive 2013? Secondly, I am not able to ...
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Error compiling .Rnw in TeXstudio (knitr with PdfLaTeX)

I´ve been trying to get the minimal Demofile for knitr running and compiling in TeXstudio, but I keep getting errormessages. Here´s the info, mybe somebody can help me out about what I´m doing wrong: ...
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Using LaTeX to serve web requests in enterprise

I am looking for a solution to generate pdfs dynamically and serve the web requests. I have a couple of questions: Would it be a good solution to use LaTeX if I get input from web, fill LaTeX ...
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mktextfm ptmr8t errors

Switching environments (to a machine with Cygwin), I got errors like this from pdflatex: kpathsea: Running mktextfm ptmr8t /usr/share/texmf-dist/web2c/mktexnam: Could not map source abbreviation for ...
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want to make table in latex command

to make my cv, to give educational information in a table with box box, I have used this \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[help lines] (-5,0) grid (4,4); \end{tikzpicture} and ...
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Font messed up in print, but looks good on the screen? [closed]

Okay, so I turned in this assignment a few days ago. It looked great on my machine (and I've had it tested on other machines too) but it looked DREADFUL once I printed it. The fist page, using bookman ...
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Macro psGTriangle leads to pdfLatex ignoring the figure

I've noticed that the pstricks macro psGTriangle, to draw triangles with Gouraud shading does not work in combination with auto-pst-pdf/pdflatex. There is no error message, the pspicture environment ...
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How do I make smaller pdf file sizes with pdflatex? (Or, how do I make pdflatex use CFF fonts?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to create small final pdf files for the internet When I compile tex -> dvi -> ps -> pdf I have a 9 MB file... something emailable When I .tex -> pdf with ...
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High precision \includegraphics for LaTeX

\includegraphics produces boxes whose witdth and height are about 0.5pt off: \usepackage{graphicx} ... \setbox0\hbox{\includegraphics[width=\textwidth,height=\textheight]{mypic}} \showthe\textheight ...
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miktex-makepk: PK font Alegreya-Regular-lf-t1--base could not be created

I just want to use Alegreya font with pdflatex. i had a question about an error before and got an answer. But it gives another error now. what should i do. error message: miktex-makepk: PK font ...
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Unicode degree symbol ° in math formulas: \textdegree invalid in math mode

I'd like to be able to simply input a degree symbol as ° in my source code. German keyboards have a key for this, and it makes the source so much more readable. I'm using pdflatex from TeXLive 2012, ...
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How to hyperlink the 'general index' in the resulting PDF without it appearing in the table of contents?

I want my book (in PDF file) have an 'Contents' (general index) hyperlinked. But do not want the line of the word 'contents' (including page number) in the content of the table of contents, redundant ...
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Clash between animate and hyperref on pdfLaTeX

When I compile the MWE below on pdfLaTeX I get the error message `! pdfTeX error (ext4): destinations cannot be inside an XForm. right before the \newframe* command is read. I have tried by switching ...
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Foreign language quotation marks with babel and csquotes on pdfLaTeX

I haven't been able to switch the quotation marks from Spanish to English in the document resulting from the MWE below. What, if anything, am I doing wrong or missing? And, yes, I've also tried by ...