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Make pdflatex output UTF-8 copy-pasteable when using Times font

I would like to use Adobe Times Roman font or its equivalent (like URW Nimbus Roman and fonts based on it), compiling with pdflatex to PDF -- the original intent was to have PDF smaller by using ...
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Inkscape SVG with opacity exported to PDF in pdflatex document not displayed correctly on Mac OS X

I use Inkscape to create graphics which I export to PDFs in order to include them into a LaTeX documents (with \includegraphics and using pdflatex). I didn't notice that there is something wrong until ...
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Custom tikzmark creates error

I've defined the commands \newcommand{\tikzmark}[2]{% \tikz[overlay,remember picture,baseline] \node[anchor=base] (#1) {$#2$}; } \newcommand{\DrawVLine}[3][]{% ...
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Error compiling code matlab in latex

good morning, someone help me? MWE: \documentclass[preview]{standalone} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage{latexsym,amsmath,amssymb,amsfonts} ...
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preventing automatic detection of email addresses [closed]

I'm trying to use this resume template. When I compile the document, pdflatex is automatically detecting the email addresses in the header and formatting it as a clickable (mailto) link. I would like ...
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Timed out compile unless I delete bibliography

I have a document that won't compile unless I delete the bibliography. All of the subfiles compile individually (but they don't refer to the bibliography file). It was working fine for weeks, and all ...
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how to protect pdf geneated from pdflatex and xelatex [duplicate]

I've a .tex file. Most of the times, we use pdflatex to convert .tex to required .pdf. Some times, we use xelatex to convert .tex to required .pdf These pdfs are editable using various tools; is ...
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I am trying to compile a tex file, but I get package pdftex.def error file not found

I have been written a bachelor's degree project report using Texstudio and working on Windows. Here everything was working properly, so I have uploaded this files to Dropbox in order to be used in ...
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File `graficx.sty' not found

I'm using LaTeX for a week now and I couldn't figure the problem is this error out, I have copied a CV template from internet and I made some changes, for sudden every time I make quick build in ...
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Using mdframed package with pstricks option in pdflatex possible?

I want to use the mdframed package with the pstricks option (for dashed lines etc) with pdflatex. But doing so threw an Undefined control sequence ... \c@lor@to@ps error. The internet tells me, ...
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Meaning of “pdftex supports JPEG EXIF”

According to this https://www.tug.org/texlive/pretest.html of TeXLive 2015: pdftex (full pdfTeX news) Support JPEG Exif as well as JFIF; do not even emit a warning if \pdfinclusionerrorlevel ...
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Times New Roman Font in pdfLatex [duplicate]

I need to set main font of my document using Times New Roman font. But I just found one solution that is to compile document using xelatex. But my document built since first typing using pdflatex, so ...
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Table unnecessarily starting from next page in latex

How can i stop my table in latex to start unnecessarily from next page leaving a huge space in previous page? How can i force to start just after the heading. Please help, here is my code: i am using ...
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Unexplained vertical space between some bib entries?

I'm using the APA6 package with natbib, and I noticed that some of my bib entries have a vertical space. I think it has to do with there being a particularly long "word" at the end of an entry (e.g., ...
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How can I generate PDF metadata from LaTeX?

I am writing a document using LaTeX and generating PDF. Can anybody tell me how I can generate the PDF metadata, e.g. author or title, from LaTeX? On Windows XP, I am using MikTex's texify to ...
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Non-curly quotes in code?

Here is a quick question, how to use tex to print this ' symbol? An example is shown below: data 'a list = Nil | Cons (e, 'a list) I tried to use ' or `, but they all looks bad.. I am sorry but I ...
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Runtime of the TeX family

I have been searching in vain for statistics about the runtime of pdfTeX, LuaTeX and XeTeX. My impression is that (ordering by increasing runtime), LuaTeX > XeTeX > pdfTeX, but exactly how big is this ...
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How to restrict width of tcolorbox according to the length of the text it contains

I have created a tcolorbox (as given in tcolorbox version 3.40 manual - page 155) LaTeX Code: \tcbset{ enhanced, colback=red!5!white, boxrule=0.1pt, ...
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Which common LaTeX Fonts come prepackaged with specific settings for Microtype?

For anyone interested in achieving the very best microtypography: Some fonts apparently come with microtype specific settings, other fonts don't, in which case microtype applies "Default" settings ...
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Inputenc error: unicode char u8 - texstudio

I started write some TeX document, but I have problem with special characters (polish characters like (ś, ć, ę etc.). It's my error message package inputenc error: unicode char u8: not set up ...
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eplain macros in CWEB

I would like to use eplain macros in a CWEB program, but eplain and cwebmac seem to conflict in their PDF support. Specifically, they both define \ifpdf. The cweave program turns the code below ...
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PDFLaTeX Undefined control sequence documentclass ^^@

I've just started playing with texmaker today and I can't get a .tex file to compile, even for a simple helloworld file. Upon running the pdflatex command, I get a log file where the first error is: ...
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How to generate these “subframes” in tex?

Below is a picture in a double-column paper. Essentially I want to generate a picture like this, putting my four figures into it. So here is my quick question, how to generate the "frame" structures ...
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Use Matlab 2014b figures (via Inkscape) in pdfTeX

I know there are many threads related to this topic, but I still could not find a satisfying solution. Summary Matlab 2014b figures -> export as .eps or .svg -> load into Inkscape (problem is in ...
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Some non-english alphabets are missing after compilation

There are some non-English alphabets in my document, and these alphabets displays well in my Emacs (Ubuntu). But after i compiled using pdflatex, these alphabets are missing. I tried in the Window, ...
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Latex in R getting error after putting code

I am getting this error in R ...after putting code for latex document Undefined control sequence Overfull\hbox(7.71355pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 16--16 Code is below ...
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Is this the best way to put unicode in a non-UTF-8 source?

I want to put the following phrase into a book. Khabarovsk (Russian: Хабаровск) is located 30 kilometers (19 mi) from the Chinese border. The source is NOT UTF-8 and I don't have the option to ...
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garamondx ligatures no longer work

I have been using the garamondx font package with pdflatex to typeset my CV for years without any problems. During my latest round of keeping it up to date, suddenly ligatures no longer want to ...
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How to automate typeset proceess? [duplicate]

I am currently using Texworks + Linux. To compile the PDF I hit pdflatex + bibtex + pdflatex + pdflatex. Is there a way so that I create a new typeset that does that in one click? Found the easy ...
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LaTex to unicode conversion

Wikipedia page equation is in Latex format. How can i convert this latex format to unicode for the whole page? Please suggest me .
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It is possible to make fonts appear heavier (darker) in pdf output of Latex?

[Edited to include what I have learned from the answers.] I am using Latex in TeX Live on my Mac, through TeXLive. I compile .pdf files using Pdflatex. I use the default fonts. [These fonts are ...
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PDFLatex related question

We are also using PDFLatex for generating the PDF files. My question here is, one of my customer requesting the Graphics DPI as mentioned below For Grayscale - Maixmum DPI is 300 and Minimum DPI is ...
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Scaling Computer Modern width using Metafont [duplicate]

I am looking for a broader, fatter Computer Modern and I already found out that the only way to do this correctly is to use MetaFont to create a different version of Computer Modern. The idea is now ...
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Locally disabling en and em dash ligatures

A programming tool that I use (coqdoc) generates LaTeX documentation from my source code. Parts of the manual include pretty-printed code listings and math proofs. These listings and proofs are ...
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How to use Distiller joboptions in pdfTeX?

I've always used .tex-> .dvi -> .ps -> PDF workflow for PDF creation. Now I want to switch to direct .tex -> PDF creation using pdfTeX engine (LuaLaTeX, ConTeXt or pdfLaTeX). But I have a strict ...
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What can I do to align svmono's gray box to be aligned properly?

I am using the document class svmono.cls, version v5.5 of 2009/12/17, to write a book. I am having problems getting the svgraybox environment to produce gray boxes whose edges are aligned to the edges ...
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Bad image size on only some images when using bb argument of \includegraphics?

I've had a snippet of code, that I've used (apparently) with tex4ht (which compiles with latex) to obtain an html document - and as far as I can remember (was some time ago) it worked without a ...
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Why can't pdflatex print EPS figures?

The images in my paper are in EPS format. If I execute pdflatex to get a PDF version of my paper, the figures won't appear. I have to typeset using the latex command, and then convert the DVI file to ...
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How to change the behavior of pdflatex regarding the creation of auxiliary files (*.aux, *.out, *.log)? [duplicate]

When I run pdflatex on a tex file foo.tex it creates the following files foo.aux foo.log foo.out foo.pdf and it always bothers me that the *.aux, *.out and *.log files mess up my directories. ...
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Missing \begin{document} error on using pdfpages package with pdflatex

Here is my .tex document and i am compiling to pdf format using pdflatex a.tex. It throws an error, ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document} and after i give R to continue, it gives a lot of errors ...
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microtype: Customizing protrusion for ellipsis and multiplication symbols

I can’t bring microtype to set protrusion for the \times symbol as well as the … ellipsis symbol). I used the "XXXX ={} notation to refer to these symbols (with XXXX being the UTF-8 code), as ...
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why all the bibliography files are not showing in the pdf?

I have 10 references and im using TeXmaker but only 6 are showing after compiling it.Here is my tex file \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{report} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{url} ...
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Configure forward and inverse search with Notpad++ and SumatraPDF

Here is a way to Use Notepad++ with MiKTeX on Windows. Using Notepad++ with MiKTeX on Windows I am wondering how to enable forward and inverse search in Notpad++ using SumatraPDF. Should I insert ...
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minipage inside long table gives extra new line

I defined a new environments to add top and bottom padding to a minipage and to be used inside a lone table cell (I have used \linewidth to specify the width of the minipage in the new environment). ...
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md-chr7y source file could not be found

I am trying to build a document with pdflatex (MikTeX) but it fails. It seems to be the used font on the title page. The error is as follows: miktex-makemf: The md-chr7y source file could not be ...
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Change engine for “latex” command on terminal

First of all I'm working with ePiX For those who have never heard about, epix uses Latex. To compile, ePiX runs latex command on terminal. I'm always getting a message saying I've got memory limit. ...
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How to convert PDF to (La)TeX?

I know that hardly any information is passed to the PDF when a .tex file is compiled. But is there a tool that can convert a PDF document back to (La)TeX?
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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 should I display a png file using pdftex

I has been over 10 years since I needed to display graphics using TeX. Previously I would use: \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} and later something like \includegraphics{Fig_02.png} \hfil Now, ...