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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 ...
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MikTeX Error Results from Boondox / Mathalfa LaTeX Font Package

New LaTeX user here. While reading this nice question and its answer, I discovered the "BOONDOX Calligraphic" font and tried to implement it in my document. I've been having some troubles, and after a ...
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Open final .pdf file generated by pdflatex through command line

I have a program that generates .tex files and then compiles them using pdflatex through the Mac Terminal. I am simply using some python code to achieve the same effect as the following command: ...
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Bug in includegraphics [duplicate]

I have an image (image.pdf, http://www.solidfiles.com/d/d8874ce2ff/). This is how the image looks like: And this small TeX code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{graphics} \begin{document} ...
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! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}

I am doing an empirical work on STATA and I used the command sutex in order to obtain the LaTeX code for summary statistics tables. I am just copying and pasting it on TeXworks (pdfLaTeX file) as said ...
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Compile latex in c# [closed]

im making a .bat file to compile a .tex file to pdf, when i run it directly the .bat file it works fine, but when i run it in c# the error "pdflatex: invalid argument" appers static void ...
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csvsimple Vertical Header

I'm trying to create a table from .csv files using csvsimple. Here are the contents of my file: Degrees,10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90 Time,1.33,0.90,0.72,0.63,0.50,0.43,0.41,0.40,0.38 This is a table ...
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How to change font family in footnote, equations and one paragraph?

I am using Texmaker in Linux Mint and I am currently compiling with pdfLatex. I am using berasans font family like this: \usepackage[scaled]{berasans} \renewcommand*\familydefault{\sfdefault} %% ...
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Precompiled preamble with TikZ/Externalize

I'm using the externalize capability of TikZ (external library) to speed up compilation of my TikZ pictures (as explained in Script to automate externalizing tikz graphics). In addition, I would like ...
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TexStudio - internal embedded pdf viewer shows different figure than external pdf viewer of the output pdf

I use TexStudio (2.9.4) on a Mac OSX (10.10.3) with TexLive. The problem here is that when I insert figures, that are saved as pdf files, and compile with PDFLaTex, the output figures deviate from the ...
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File ended while scanning use of \@topnewpage

I get this error while trying to compile the following code. I've already tried to delete .aux files. What else could it be the issue? \documentclass[conference,harvard,brazil,english]{sbatex} ...
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LaTeX: precompile document to reuse inside a C++ program [duplicate]

I've made a C++ program with uses a LaTeX template for creating PDF documents. I open the file, replace some placeholders written inside the .tex document with values of a DB, and then, I compile the ...
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How can I print \twonotes from wasysym?

When I try to compile the following example with pdftex, I get: pdflatex symbol.tex -output-format=pdf This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded format=pdflatex) ...
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Error when trying to use Roboto font with pdftex

I'm trying to use the Roboto font in a beamer presentation, built with pdftex. I installed the roboto package, but when trying to build, I get the following error: Trying to make PK font ...
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Text in a PDFLaTeX file is not completely visible in the PDF viewer , but in the thumbnails are complete [closed]

This is not really a question TeX, but I think we could find an answer here. I downloaded an old PDF file generated with pdfTeX. The problem is that when I open the PDF, some text lines in the right ...
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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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Doxygen pdflatex Undefined control sequence

I am trying to use pdflatex on a file generated by Doxygen to create a PDF file. I'm getting errors I don't know how to debug. Using Linux RHEL 5, tetex-latex-3.0-33.15.el5_8.1. Things work OK on a ...
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Including certain graphics turns pages grey

When I include certain graphics in my LaTeX book, compile the tex file with pdflatex and then flatten the PDF, all the text on pages with either png or pdf graphics ends up grey instead of black. ...
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Page number in the table of content doesn't appear correctly

I have the following section in my latex: \section{Development environment and tools\\} The problem is that the page number 4 doesn't appear in the same line but appear below the section title in ...
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LaTeX error for siunitx in a longtable environment

I've been working on a large document which makes frequent use of \include{}ed longtable environments and siunitx. Recently, longer expressions using siunitx have been causing compile errors which I ...
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Understanding messages in my console

After I installed tikzcd, I got this message in my console window after typesetting. ABD: EveryShipout initializing macros (/usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/tex/context/base/supp-pdf.mkii ...
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Trouble using ffmpeg to encode a h264 video in a .mp4 container to use with media9

I can't get an ffmpeg encoded libx264 video in a .mp4 container to work with media9 and beamer. The pdf is created using pdfLaTeX. It seems to be some kind of ffmpeg issue since the following work ...
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PDF optimization packages/options

I noticed that when compiling any document in TeX, the resulting PDF can be reduced in size by quite much. For example, take \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...
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Render a document in printing order, two pages per “page”

I have an existing memoir document that I would like to physically print and bind in a book. It is 72 pages, made up of 6 signatures of 3 folios each. I would like to make the document render two ...
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Post process each entire page to move/resize contents

LaTeX beginner here. I am looking to physically print a rendered document on a size that is not 8.5 x 11. My printer can only handle that size, and does strange things to smaller pdf's. However. If I ...
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Convert TikZ to EPS using pdfLaTeX

I would like to convert my TikZ images to EPS format and save in a separate file while pdfLaTeX compiles my document, ideally. Note I am using MikTeX and TeXstudio. Otherwise, I would like to be able ...
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How can one manually add a line to the pdflatex -recorder .fls file?

I'm using a LuaLaTeX package that includes a feature that calls an external executable (i.e. something that requires -shell-escape) to generate a TeX file from a distinct source file, which is then ...
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How to use PSTricks in pdfLaTeX?

I thought that PSTricks package was not possible to use in pdfLaTeX but the user Dima claims otherwise. How can I force pdfLaTeX to use PSTricks then?
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Which internal TeX macro stores the MediaBox string, and how can I read it?

Background: All PDF has a MediaBox that describes the page size, for each page. This is found in the PDF as (for example, US letter) the text string /MediaBox [0 0 612 792] where the numbers are "big ...
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How to parse latex error?

I am getting a latex error but I can't understand it. c:/bin/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/tex/latex/hyperref/hpdftex.def (c:/bin/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/tex/latex/oberdiek/rerunfilecheck.sty)) ...
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tikzexternal, asymptote and duplicated asy files

I'm trying to work with tikzexternal and asymptote for my documents. Here is a sample TeX document : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Latex header problem

I have a problem with my header. I set header like : \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{fancy} \chead{\scriptsize{\textit{Proc. of the $19^{th}$ Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-16), ...
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Automatic line breaking for English

I have c. 80 pages of English text that naturally contains (in)definite articles. The text is block-aligned. The problem is that the article sometimes remains in the end of line and the noun starts on ...
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Does UTF8 add right-quote and left-quote recognition to LaTeX, XeTeX? [duplicate]

I've got a LaTeX novel writing project with lots of character quotations. I use Focuswriter to create chapter text files (ASCII, UTF-8). There is no LaTeX markup in the chapter files. A LaTeX ...
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Content of including PDFs [duplicate]

I have some little problem with my file. There are lot of included PDF files, without any \caption and \section. I need to create a table of content with these PDF files and function hyperref. Can ...
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When compiling with XeTeX, why do some letters become stretched and warped?

When compiling with XeTeX using the Helvetica font, some letters become verticaly stretched (e.g: f and capital letters), some become generally bigger (e.g: j), brackets become slightly unaligned from ...
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vim-latex does not display compilation errors

I installed vim-latex using Vundle and have been trying to use it to write a LaTeX document. Using \ll compiles the document if there are no errors and opens the .pdf in my pdf viewer, exactly was I ...
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Not possible to search for umlaute in LaTeX [duplicate]

I am using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} so I am able write umlaute inside the tex file, but I can't search for a word that contains umlaute inside the compiled pdf. Is this a "bug" inside LaTeX or do ...
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BibLateX - Missing \begin{document} [closed]

I wanted to use BibLateX with IEEE style, because of urldate. The problem is, I'm getting error: ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. I'm using pdftex and bibtex for compilation. I'm ...
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Baposter title “pushes” second logo down from the header [solved]

I have a very urgent problem as the poster must be done before tomorrow: How do i place the logos on each side of the title? At the moment the second logo drops to the bottom left of the poster. I ...
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How to use foreign language in pdflatex?

I use pdflatex for my thesis which is written mostly in English. For that purpose I use \usepackage[english]{babel} in the preamble. However, I must provide also Czech version of the abstract. Even ...
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EPS to PDF without font change

I have generated plots using gnuplot with font set to Cambria. The generated plots are in eps format. Now, when I run pdflatex, it automatically converts the eps files to pdf files and incorporates ...
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Switching to lualatex: How to translate font setups?

I am a long-term pdflatex user. Once in a while I want to give lualatex a try (e.g., to try the recent TikZ graph layout engine). A couple of good answers here at tex.se describe what to do in that ...
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Is it ImageMagick's fault or pdflatex's that some JPEGs aren't working?

pdflatex (as well as lualatex and xelatex) cannot process (some) JPEG images which were created by my ImageMagick. I'm on OSX Mavericks, using ImageMagick v6.9.0-0 Q16 x86_64 provided via MacPorts. ...
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Is possible set table or \textwidth fixed width in cm? (LATEX)

I need create a table in a document with a width of exactly 24cm. Print will be A4 - landscape (in EU if it matters). Is there some way set it? If I set: \usepackage[a4paper,landscape,top=0cm, ...
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adding nodes to line segments

I have the following code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage[active,float]{preview} \usetikzlibrary{calc} ...