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TeX halts when called on by plotting function, requires user input

I'm using a software called Rivet that calls on TeXlive (on Xubuntu 14.04) to generate .png files. The files are created successfully, but only if I run the process in verbose mode and press for ...
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Which encoding used in LaTeX sources to convert PDF file accents to the doc format correctly?

I have the following configuration file in my LaTeX source: % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How do I make expanded fonts and install them?

I am running pdfTeX with dvi output. If font expansion is enabled, then I need the extra fonts, such as cmr10+20. When I try to view the dvi, xdvi tries to make various fonts and fails; the file ...
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Texshop and inverse search

I just updated to the latest version of TexShop and now my inverse search (from the pdf to the source) does not work anymore. Neither with command+click nor with right click -> sync. It used to work ...
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How to set cambria math as math font for pdflatex

How can I make pdflatex use cambria for math fonts and uarial for the body font?
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How can I install newly created fonts?

I am using texlive2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. The distro is owned by root and I have to use sudo for such things as updmap. [I have another computer where I changed ownership to me, but the following ...
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LaTeX Beamer Foot-line Navigation Symbols/Icons

I was modifying the LaTex Beamer theme and after modifying the footer file the navigation symbols of LaTex Beamer got diapered. How can I get them back in each slide. I tried to use ...
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Biblatex: all entries indented in bibliography [closed]

The other day I was working on my paper, when all entries in the bibliography were suddenly indented -- as if they belong to one entry. Here is a screenshot: Interestingly, when I copied my ...
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accessing bash to get git information in TeX macro

I'm not sure if this is possible, but my goal is to include some information about the current point of my LaTex file in its git source history in the PDF output of my file. What I want to be able ...
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Limits set with \mathclap are invisible in final pdf

I have a strange problem when typesetting sums, integrals etc. with long limits. Using the \mathclap command from mathtools, I want to type something like this $ A = \int\limits_{\text{a very long ...
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LaTeX Beamer Presentation Template Modifications

I was trying to make a customized Beamer Presentation template but I failed to make it complete and facing some difficulties to finalize it. May you help me to make it complete the task.. My coding ...
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Extending the document structure hierarchy for a report

For a 11 pt. report document class which I am using for my thesis, I can only get the following heading levels on a per chapter basis: \chapter \section \subsection \subsubsection I am not ...
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Path of includegraphics is relative - but to what?

I am trying to include graphics for a document. The arborescence is as follows: + REPORT +-- RESOURCES | + icon.png +-- TEX + report.tex + report.cls The report.tex starts with {report}, ...
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Error concerning pdftex.def when trying to include an EPS with PdfLaTeX [closed]

I know this is an frequently asked question but the older answers do not help. I want to include an EPS file but I get the error as mentioned in the header. TeX: \documentclass[a4paper, ...
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Remove all pdf hyperlinks while maintaining hyperref formatting

I want to split a pdflatex pdf document into two parts. The second part has references to the first part, which are hyperlinks and which I want to remove, without changing the visual appearance. So I ...
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mathsf font in both text and math

I want to define a \newcommand that produces the same font in both text and math modes. For example, \newcommand{\abc}[1]{???#1} Then \abc{varName} is blah blah blah $ \abc{varName} = 4 $ I ...
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Stop printing non-bold text in bold from PDF file [duplicate]

Despite everything, this problem is still occurring so I have re-opened the question. Even with: \pdfpageattr {/Group << /S /Transparency /I true /CS /DeviceRGB>>} Appended to the ...
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(Nearly) Width of page table with Multicolumn/Multirow and modified heights [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a header to go across a set of office documents; I tried to use the widetable package with multirow, but that didn't work. Here's the closest I've come so far, using ...
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Problem creating a proper qrcode with vcard info

I have this little latex file generating a qr-code using Hendrickson's qrcode.sty found here: pgf-Tikz QR code generator. \documentclass[english,11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{qrcode} ...
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Writing Japanese in Latex2e

A wonderful person has translated my free physics book into Japanese. Also the translation will be available for free. A typical part of the .tex file is: ...
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LaTeX Error: rewrite undefined

Any ideas on what could fix this error? Running pdflatex -shell-escape "paper.tex" This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) \write18 enabled. entering extended mode ...
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Latin Modern looks different in pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX

I realized that Latin Modern font looks heavier in XeLaTeX and lighter in pdfLaTeX. Why? How can I get the same lighter look in XeLaTeX? IMHO, the XeLaTeX look is too heavy and I'd like to have the ...
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Can pgfpages be used to scale PDF output to a specific (arbitrary) page size?

I have a 300-page document that has been typeset for lettersize (8.5x11 inches). I want to create a version of it such that the PDF output is simply scaled to fit on a smaller page size (e.g. 7x10 ...
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Page Numbers Resets to “0” at the Beginning of a Chapter [closed]

I've been looking to solve this problem for a while now. I use some custom document class that can be found here The page numbers reset itself at chapter 3 to "0". I used \hl{highlighted area} to ...
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Chinese (ctex) TeX Live 2015 on Ubuntu

After update from TeX Live 2013 to TeX Live 2015 on Ubuntu Linux I am getting following error message: CTeX fontset 'fandol' is unavailable in current mode. When trying to use: pdflatex ...
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pdflatex with precompiling does not support .Tex file with Chinese filename

First I am sure, pdflatex can compile Tex file with Chinese file name without problem. For example, the Tex source content is as follows \documentclass[UTF8,hyperref]{ctexart} \begin{document} 中文 ...
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Using ctexart documentclass and compile with pdfTex, is it possible to automatically add space between Chinese and letters or numbers?

In xelatex, space is automatically added between Chinese and letters, even if the there is no space in tex source. See here. But I found xelatex is slow, so I want to use PdfTex. So here is the ...
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Automatically generating a new Latex document from a specified section of the original

Let's say that I have original.tex with a bunch of section{}s. Is there an easy way to generate a new document that has only a specified section (say, section 5) in it?
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Is there any reason to compile to DVI rather than PDF these days?

I appreciate that in the past, latex was faster than pdflatex, but computer speeds being what they are nowadays, I can't see any difference in how quickly documents compile... So, given that the end ...
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“pdflatex: command not found” error after updating to El Captain [duplicate]

There are some related problems with some corresponding solutions around but I would like to have a solution to my particular problem. I have used latex/tex mostly with the front-end TexMaker, and ...
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Links to bibliography from main text in pdflatex

In my thesis, I am loading the hyperref package. The thesis package itself loads the harvard package. Here is the snippet of the relevant packages from my main thesis.tex file: % dissertation style ...
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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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Latex: How to generate derived .sty files? [duplicate]

I am trying to compile a template which uses the "todonotes" package, which I have found here: https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/todonotes/?lang=en When I run latex on the ...
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Using multicol for framed figure

I have some figures in my article. I want the figures to be framed. I managed to do this with the figure and floatrow packages. But I have a problem of changing the size of the frame, such that I have ...
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Using setupbackend and pdfpageattr together via ConTeXt

Is it possible to use setupbackend and pdfpageattr together via ConTeXt? I was able to use setupbackend alone via ConTeXt (LuaTeX). Got the result as expected. I was able to use pdfpageattr ...
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bclogo: logo do not display with in pdflatex

Could you help me please? I am trying to get a .pdf file with bclogo but I receive a latex message error: ! LaTeX Error: File `bc-fleur' not found.See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for ...
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How to highlight accented characters in pdflatex?

I tried using soul package and hl{word inside with an accent such as é} but they simply can't be rendered in pdflatex. I tried lualatex or xetex and it worked, BUT on the downside a lot of other ...
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PDFlatex not converting eps to pdf ANYMORE [closed]

I observe a very strange behaviour with PDFlatex. I have recently used the beamer to create a presentation. The last compilation (with PDFlatex) was done on the 9th of April 2015. Today (July 2015), ...
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Rotatebox in eso-pic background rotates whole page with scrbook, but not in pdfLaTeX

I am using the eso-pic package to create a draft sign in the background of my document (scrbook-class). The sign is rotated 45° on the page. Everything works fine. I use TeXLive and Kile with Suse ...
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How to produce pdflatex custom page size [duplicate]

How do I get pdflatex to produce a page size 6in wide by 9in high? Is ther a command line option for this problem?
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How to bold only a single character in a word?

I have a description list that looks like follows (MWE): \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[Author's Action (\textbf{A}ccomplished or \textbf{P}roposed)] \textbf{A} ...
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prevdepth related error only in case of abscence of whitespace

In the file given below, I am using macros for equations and their environment. The equations use breqn package for breaking them when the width available is not sufficient. I am getting the error ...
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Do not use TAB (clear tab) at every new line -> flush both

Code .... \makeatletter \def\flushboth{% \let\\\@normalcr \@rightskip\z@skip \rightskip\@rightskip \leftskip\z@skip \parindent 1.5em\relax} \makeatother .... ...
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Create dotted line [duplicate]

Code \makeatletter \newcommand*\dashline{\rotatebox[origin=c]{90}{$\dabar@\dabar@\dabar@$}} \makeatother \begin{document} `\dashline` produces now a dashed line \dashline But a dotted vertical ...
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TeX - make copy/paste difficult? [duplicate]

I have a christmas question for you. I have now tried to copy paste some elements from a document compiled in TeX. Sometimes it looks like this: ❆t ❧❛st✱ ❛♥❞ t❛❦✐♥❣ t❤❡ r✐s❦ ❛ ❜❡✐♥❣ t♦♦ ❛❜str❛❝t✱ ...
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How to block the package mathptm locally? [duplicate]

I declare the package mathptmx in the preamble, but I want to use \mathcal for the letter I without mathptm: The symbol omega is prettier with mathptm but \mathcal{I} is not. ...
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Why does unboxing lose margin kerning in pdfTeX?

Consider the following code: \showboxdepth=20 \showboxbreadth=200 \hsize=5.33333in \pdfoutput=0 \pdfprotrudechars=1 \input protcode.tex \setprotcode\tenrm \vbox{\noindent Test. Test. Test. Test. ...
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Why does pdfTeX use character expansion instead of line scaling?

In order to achieve better spacing and line breaking, pdfTeX can expand fonts. The user decides how much stretching and shrinking is allowed for each desired font, and in what increments. However, ...
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Font isn't found though properly installed

I just set up the MacTeX-2014 distribution on my MacBook working OS X Yosemite 10.10. As i try to build a document on which i already worked without a problem on said machine before clean installing ...
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how to have underscore text get printed inside latex .tex document? [duplicate]

I have a latex document in which i have a variable whose value i am passing from different file. Following is the main latex .tex file. %Project information \newcommand*{\Title} {Build ...