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What's the difference between pdfTeX and pdfLaTeX?

I've been working on a project and compiled it using pdfLaTeX, then tried to compile using pdftex and got a whole lot of errors. I'd like to know why that would happen since it's a very plain file and ...
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IEEEtran Export to PDF version 5 or above

I'm writing a paper for an IEEE conference and am checking the PDF with PDFExpress. One of the errors that I'm getting is that the PDF version of my paper is under 5: (actually "version 5" in an ...
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Prevent scaling of printout of PDF without using hyperref

pdftex produces PDF. We need a viewer to view the PDF and print it. Some of those viewers tend to scale the printout: the letters shrink. This is a bug especially of the Adobe Reader and explained ...
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Properly sort index containing utf8 characters?

If my input file is utf8 encoded, how to I create an index where the entries are properly sorted? Minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex ...
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Appendices in PDF Outline appear as childs of last section

I'm using the following general outline in book class: \mainmatter \include{introduction} \part{...} \include{chapter1} ... \part{...} ... ...
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Insert hyphenation point in BibTeX using PDFLaTeX and hyperref

How to tell PDFLaTeX to make hyphenation in place where I want it to be? I have my document file: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \PassOptionsToPackage{hyphens}{url}\usepackage{hyperref} ...
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How can I keep browsing my pdf with synctex at the same time as LaTeX is rebuilding it?

As discussed here pdflatex preview problem: white pdf pages with only hyperref-rectangles visible during compile? when working on my dissertation which takes a long time to compile (even when ...
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Hyperref: Scandinavian characters (æø) don't work in \url, hyperlink is wrong

Background A while ago it became possible to use the letters æ, ø and å in URLs, and some websites, like the encyclopaedia Store Norske Leksikon, has made use of this. Recently, a question was ...
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Get high resolution for bitmap fonts under pdflatex?

I’m using the Boisik font/package, which is not available as Type 1 and so (unless I’ve missed something) is only able to produce bitmapped fonts in the pdf output. By default, the resolution of ...
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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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Problem with alltt package when defining new command

I have following problem. In the code below the second parameter of new command 'chunk' is supposed to output text 'as-is' using alltt package (I need alltt because I will output some other new ...
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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 include interactive java-based web pages inside LaTeX generated PDF documents

Is it possible to open an interactive web page, such as this, inside a latex generated pdf page?
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pdflatex and pstricks

Sometimes ago I wrote a style file for drawing GANNT charts with pstricks. I typically compile my code with latex+dvips+ps2pdf, and everything works fine. However, I am now preparing a presentation ...
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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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Which packages can you use to improve the typographic quality?

List here which packages can be used to make text easier to read and nicer to look at. After all, the superior typographic quality is one of the main reasons to prefer LaTeX to, for example, MS Word.
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Is there any way to include an animated GIF directly?

Is there any way to include an animated GIF directly in either PDFLaTeX or XeLaTeX? I realize the animate package can include animations in a PDF, but it doesn't support animated GIFs and you have to ...
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Is it possible to embed a YouTube video using LaTeX?

I'd like to embed a YouTube video inside a PDF generated by LaTeX, now I know it is possible to embed videos using the movie15 package but that includes the video in the PDF. I was hoping there would ...
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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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Making an anonymous PDF file using PDFLaTeX

When writing a referee report for a journal, it would be preferrable to have the resulting PDF file generated by pdflatex be completely anonymous. Does one need to take special actions to ensure ...
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Create bitmap within TeX file

I'd like to create a bitmap (black and white) from within LuaTeX (or pdfTeX) and rescale it afterwards. For example (a 4x4 bitmap) could be made by \makebitmap{0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0} I ...
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How do I create a PDF file that can be digitally signed?

We are using Acrobat digital signatures in my organization. With Acrobat Professional you can put in a signature block that allows signing with a client-side digital signature. This is something ...
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Can pdflatex (or any tex package) automatically rescale included images which have been reduced in size?

I'm writing my thesis in LaTeX, generating it with pdflatex. I have a large number of figures, many of which are bitmaps (as opposed to SVG) in PNG/JPEG format. I've generally created them to be ...
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How to get accented unicode characters that can be copy-pasted?

The aim is to generate the .pdf with accented characters (the .tex file has mixed macro and unicode input), in a way that the .pdf text can be copy-pasted. An example: \documentclass{article} ...
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moderncv - filesize of pdf too big

I managed to work out how to create a job application that is entirely written in the moderncv style. I use the moderncv class itself for my CV and the attachments (making each document a section with ...
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How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???) differ in terms of use(s), purpose(s), pros and cons? [duplicate]

How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???, ConTeXt, fill-in-the-gap) differ? Is there an authoritive list of all currently available LaTeX-related compilers? Which are the ...
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Arxiv.org: remove borders around hyperlinks

The answers to this question already explain how to remove the borders around hyperlinks. However, if I submit a manuscript to Arxiv.org, it seems that their system somehow manages to override the ...
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Can I write a document that is compilable with both latex and xetex?

I have just started to have a look at XeTeX and I am wondering whether to make the switch, however I am a bit scared... ...and I am basically wondering if I have to take the step fully or if I can ...
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pdflatex - how to find bottleneck of long compiling time for my document

I'm having (again/still) a very large LateX document which I'm working on. >340 pages many graphics (mostly included pdf, but also some PNG or others) many tables (also longtables) resulting PDF is ...
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Included png appears too big in PDF

I'm a beginner with LaTex and writing an article in it (letter-sized). WinEDT and MikTeX (versions seen in the log). I have a PNG chart (obtained from R/ggplot2) which is 471 x 335 pixels and which ...
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Is there a “ForwardPDF” tool available?

When I am working on a big document, I find the srcltx package to be extremely useful. However, I also really like the hyperref package. Is it possible to use both? In particular, is there a way to ...
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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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Ensure verbatim code block is copy/paste-able

After rendering a document containing this code block \begin{verbatim} if [ ! -d .git ]; then git init; fi # Initialises a new Git repository, if doesn't already exist. if [ ! -f README.md ]; ...
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Easily assign undefined ligatures with pdfLaTeX?

Ulrike Fischer showed how Linux Libertine's special ligatures are accessible. Even though she also pointed me at a chapter of the LaTeX Graphics Companion, I'm not really sure how to get these ...
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Deactivating Anti-Aliasing when typesetting QR-Code

Using the following LaTeX-Code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-barcode} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(0.7in,0.7in) ...
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Using Asymptote with pdfLaTeX

I have recently started using LaTeX and have found it amazing. I now use LaTeX for all my documents :). However, now that I need to include some graphs and diagrams in my documents, I have found the ...
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Insert web content dynamically (Javascript?)

This year in my field we have a large conference overlapping with the European soccer championship. Luckily my talk does not overlap with any match, but in case it will happen in the future I was ...
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Eliminate/Edit PDF properties added by pdfLaTeX

Is there a way to change the properties that are added to PDF docs? For instance, when I go the Properties panel in Acrobat, I see: Application: LaTeX with hyperref package PDF Producer: ...
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\write18 pass % through to shell

This has sort of been touched on in some other postings, but for path reasons I would like to avoid using a shell script and just use ImageMagick's (IM) convert command line executable directly from a ...
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Extracting characters from the new libertine (with pdflatex)

The issue: I need to access e.g. libertine's delta glyph in pdflatex. This question notes that the \libertineGlyph command is no longer provided by the latest version of the libertine package. It ...
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Are itemize and EBGaramond compatible?

This MWE works: \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{luainputenc} \makeatletter %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% User specified LaTeX commands. ...
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How to determine the true size of a font?

A colleague of mine is submitting a research proposal to one of the UK research councils, whose guidelines stipulate a minimum font-size of 10pt. My colleague, who is of course using LaTeX, uses the ...
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Export only table of contents

What would be the preferred way to export the Table of contents I use in a .tex file to a separate .pdf? Currently I have a my-report.tex file and I wish to pair the result of pdflatex ...
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Automatically create two PDF output files from one tex file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can one TeX file output to multiple PDF files? Let's say I have a tex file foo.tex. Now, I want to achieve that pdflatex does not only create a file foo.pdf but ...
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Installing EBGaramond for pdfLaTeX

I made a foolish choice to play around with fonts a few days ago, and haven't escaped since. After getting very kind and useful help here yesterday, I decided to follow the advice given, and change to ...
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Pixelated font as on Texas Instruments calculators

For pedagogical reasons, I would like to build one environment to display something like the screen of one Texas Instruments calculator. What I'm looking for is a way to produce, via pdflatex, one ...
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Specifying CJK fonts for pdftex and CJK.sty

I'm compiling a Japanese TeX file written with CJK.sty, and using the IPA fonts. I used ttf2tfm to generate tfm files. Is there a way to tell pdftex that a set of tfm files correspond to one Unicode ...
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Hyphens at end of line disappear upon pasting, even if they were present in the input

When I paste text from pdflatex output, there are two things about hyphens that I would like to change: Hyphens paste as "hyphen-minus" (U+002D, "-"), but I would prefer the newer Unicode character ...
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File size difference between XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX

When working with MacTeX 2010, I noticed that XeLaTeX generates files considerably smaller than pdfLaTeX on the same input. Even with the small example \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} ...
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Regular expressions with pdfTeX

How can one use \pdfmatch with regular expressions and where can one find a listing and description of all the available pdfTeX primitives and help on their use? Edit The latest issue of the pdfTeX ...