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How to make text copy in PDF previewers ignore lineno line numbers?

I'm using lineno for a document. I have it configured to put line numbers in the margins of the document. I generate PDF using pdflatex. Here's the problem: when people copy a region of text in a ...
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Defining the minimal amount of space around an operator

How do I define the minimal (and possibly maximal) amount of horizontal space around an operator? Something similar to wrapping the operator with \,s. Here's a picture: And a minimal example ...
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Trouble with pgfplots and ubuntu [duplicate]

Using writelatex (because I was at work where I had to use a windows machine which did not have a working Latex setup) I was able to produce some relatively nice-looking graphics using pgfplots. My ...
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initexmf error — to increase pdflatex memory [closed]

I am trying to increase main_memory for pdflatex compiler in win7 64. Using initexmf didn't work. This is the error I get: >initexmf --edit-config-file=pdflatex initexmf: Invalid argument. ...
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Include R output as pdf in Texmaker

I just switched from texshop to texmaker on Mac OS X. However, now the plots I want to insert from R as pdf in the document are missing the fonts in the pdflatex output. It used to work fine with ...
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Lualatex, Pdflatex fail with \externalize

Here is my problem: I have a 100+ page document with ~100 tikz plots. Some plots contain 9000+ points, and compiling them with pdflatex -shell-escape (or whatever main_memory_size) fails. I can ...
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sidecaptions in memoir sometimes incorrect when hyperref used?

When using memoir, I find that sometimes sidecaptions end up in the wrong margin despite my using \strictpagecheck and even \overridescapmargin. It seems that there is an interaction between memoir ...
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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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pdftex maxing out my CPU on Mac

First, some info on my system: Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) MacTex 2013 Distribution (http://tug.org/mactex/) Using Latexing package in Sublime Text 3 (might be relevant) Skim pdf viewer (as per the ...
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\graphicspath{<filepath>} Yielding Strange Errors

I am trying to use \graphicspath properly, and am having some issues. I am using MikTex 2.9 64-bit on a Lenovo X230. Here is my code: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article} ...
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Problem in numbering and showing the references

Does anyone knows why the numbering is weird like this? How can I fix it? Coscia M. Cosica, F. Gianootti, and D. Pedreschi,“ A Classification for Community Discovery Methods in Complex Networks,” ...
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LEd: Could not open AUX file

I just downloaded and installed basic-Miktex-2.9 as well as LEd 0.5. I wanted to explore how bibliographies (.bib) files work in latex and so I created a .bib file, named Test.bib, and when I compile ...
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Make entire document look heavier using pdfrender package

\documentclass[paper=a4]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{pdfrender,xcolor} \begin{document} ...
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Hatching Package with Metapost

I am new in metapost and I am unsure as to re-define the withcolor command to revert back to the metapost default. I am trying to draw the cross section of a cylinder, where the inner circle is ...
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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) ...