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How to compile a tex file so that some portion can be optionally not compiled?

In C, we can write something for some part of the code, and give gcc some option for whether we would like to compile that part of code. It saves us from modifying the C code. In LaTex, is there a ...
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Include PNG Image in TexShop

I am wondering what may be missing from this code. I have stored all the LaTeX files in the same folder as the png image I'd like to import. The image is called "Signature" and it is saved as such. ...
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Use bibentry to produce references in CV without bibliography list: works but error [duplicate]

The following sample works for me, with res.cls and using pdflatex, bibtex and 2xpdflatex; however, it gives the error ! LaTeX Error: Lonely \item--perhaps a missing list environment. Is this ...
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Splitting text in two sections when introducing figure

First of all, thanks for reading. I am trying to write my first report with latex and I am having a strange error that no one of my friends can solve. I am writing a two column article. When I try ...
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Could't have permission to view the PDF (preview)

I am using mac, preview to check the PDFLaTeX files under the Texmaker. [The file couldn’t be opened because you don’t have permission to view it.] To view or change permissions, select the item in ...
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Help with using /pstool with sibling directories by moving files to the auxilary directory

Broadly, I want to achieve the pstool equivalent of \graphicspath (which is a known issue when working with non-sub directories). As far as I can tell, the only solution without changing openout_any ...
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Error: PDF file not found

After compiling the LaTeX rightly, I try to view the .pdf file. But it said that .pdf file not found. I think maybe I need to correct some settings? I am a beginner Thank you very much! ...
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Finding one's place in a document after a hyperref click

I am just about to start using hyperref for the first time. One of the problems about clicking on a cross-reference is that it takes you away from the text you are reading. I often find that getting ...
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Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) message

I made a mini page like below. It compiled without any error, however, I am getting following message in log: Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 104--109 I am trying to fix above ...
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Too long horizontal line [closed]

I'm creating a table. Under the table I added an horizontal line in order to add a note with *. I used the following string: \hline\noalign{\smallskip} Unfortunately the horizontal line seems ...
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Why does hyperref return errors when options are included to this package?

When I include these options to the package hyperref I get error messages and the file doesn't compile! Please here is a minimal working environment: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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pdflatex not producing .pdf file

I have been using latex and running it through TexMaker now all of a sudden running latex will, pdflatex or PS->PDF will not produce a .pdf file. I have tried to delete all output files and run ...
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How to type accurate Hindi words in latex…? is there any other method without transliteration?

\usepackage{devnagiri} The word {\dn is jungle me do sher rehte hai} in the above... after compiling.... Hindi is there but no proper hindi translation. I need to type some hindi words in between ...
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Conditional based on the version of pdflatex?

I would like to do this: \pdfsuppresswarningpagegroup=1 However, this feature is only supported by pdftex 1.40.15 and higher. How can I do this conditionally, so that my document won't be broken in ...
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How to control white spaces in the text

I'm writing my PhD thesis in Latex. Unfortunately the white space between the words is not always the same so that it can appear that after the . no space is there (.my name is...) or sometimes a ...
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Label(s) may have changed run pdflatex

I script my latex build in my source build. Sometimes it happens that I get this warning when I change something: LaTeX Warning: Label(s) may have changed. Rerun to get cross-references right. ...
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makeindex and restricted \write18

I use the nomenclature package to create nomenclature sections for my papers. I haven't done a paper in a while with a nomenclature, but today it is not working. In order to use the nomenclature ...
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Conversion of big “amount” of seconds into HH:MM:SS when plotting timeseries with pgfplots

My aim is to plot a timeseries (experimental data) using pgfplots in LaTeX (pdfLaTeX, TexLive on Mac). The data I'm using is seperated with semicolons (columnwise) and has the following structure: -- ...
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Running pdflatex does not update file in Adobe Reader

I am using Adobe Reader 9 to display PDF files in Ubuntu. When I run the pdflatex command, the file itself is updated as usual. But if the file is currently open in Adobe Reader, then the displayed ...
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Font lunr8r not found - or - What to do if a font file has not been found? [closed]

After installing Univers_ps font I get the error lunr8r not found, probably exactly the same which is reported by a guy in a post here (german) The problem is: I don't understand the solution given ...
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Translating LaTeX document to XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX

I'm writing a Thesis on the ''use of history to teach mathematics''. The first four chapters are already typed and compiled in pdfTex, I used the memoir document class. Recently I read this Lua post ...
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How to use cmap to create an un-copyable pdf with pdftex?

For some reason I want to create a pdf with an un-copyable text. There is a solution which manipulates the font. It's from an older post(see Is it possible to produce a PDF with un-copyable text?): % ...
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UTF-8 error with verbments

I'm writing a book using Latex in what I want to write code in Python. My operating system is Linux and my editor is Kile with: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to reduce spacing before each section in latex

Below is my latex code. I have also uploaded a screenshot. As you can see from the screenshot that I want to reduce the space before the section title. I found some solution but they change the ...
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pdflatex mysteriously loses half a line [closed]

I have encountered a very mysterious problem. When I send my document to my professor, he found half a line of text is missing in the PDF file, meaning that it left as blank but occupies correct ...
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use full page external image with text overlay

I have a pdf image that is A4 size. The document I am creating is also A4. I want to use this image as the first page of my document (basically, as the cover) and print some text (in white) over it. ...
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Numeration of formulas in Lyx

How to numerate formulas in Lyx? Is there exist LaTeX command like "\tag "? I haven't found corresponding info before.
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Lyx doesn't display matrix correctly

I have tried to insert following LaTeX code for matrix in Lyx: $u_{L}(k) = \sqrt{E}\begin{pmatrix} 0 \\ 1 \\ 0 \\ -1 \end{pmatrix}$. In all LaTeX-based sites this code is displayed correctly, but ...
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External animation, "hyperreffed'' from beamer

I want to show my students an animation during a presentation. The animation is on a particular web site and the copyright statement says that one can openly present the animation onsite or link to ...
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Check if fontseries exists

I want to check if the actual font used has a special fontseries installed, for example: %check for semibold \ifx\fontseries{sb} % doesnt work \def\textsb#1{\fontseries{sb}\selectfont #1} \else ...
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Size error with *.png-files when compiling with LaTex

I use MikTeX 2.9 and TeXmaker as an editor. When I compile my code with "Quickbuild": "pdflatex + bib(la)tex + pdflatex (x2) + view pdf" there is no problem and everything looks fine. But running ...
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Is there an Elsevier LaTeX2e book class?

I am interested in evaluating LaTeX2e book classes used by specific book publishers. I would like to lay my hands on the LaTeX2e book class, if it exists, for preparing book manuscripts for ...
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Embedding videos in pdf for playback on Mac

I'm trying to make a pdf with videos for viewing on a Mac. I know how to do this on Linux, but have never tried viewing it on a Mac. Is there an easy way to embed the videos (I have them in any ...
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How can I run pdflatex on multiple .tex files on Windows 7?

I built some graphics with TikZ and pgfplots. I have put the code with the most minimal necessary preamble into a standalone document for each figure. Say I put all those files for chapter 3 (hence ...
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pdflatex error \write18 and pdflatex.fmt not found

I have a TexLive 2014, but it doesn't work as I expected! It's seem to be an issu ever seen but I don't understand what can I do! This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) ...
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Longtable: how to force a page break?

I am writing an application and I have to complete a table similar to this: and since the descriptions in the second column will be lengthy, I have decided to use longtable. Some of the ...
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How to change output file directory in latex?

I'm using MikTeX 2.9 (pdflatex) and WinEdt 8.2. I know that all output files such as .tex, .pdf, .dvi, .log are important and I cannot simply delete them so I would like to ask how to get files (.pdf ...
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Avoid splitting/wrapping error message when using pdflatex

When compiling with pdflatex and using the file-line-error option if I have a long pathname and there is an error, that error is split at 80 characters in the log file (see image below) Is one (or ...
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How to add synctex feature in my custom tex editor and pdf viewer(okular or evince)?

I have created a custom tex editor using html and php.I need to add synctex feature in my editor and pdf viewer.Am using okular and evince as pdf viewer.In pdflatex command am adding --synctex=-1 ...
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pdflatex error for TikZ externlization when using LuaLaTeX [duplicate]

This is how I am calling LuaLaTeX in TeXstudio: lualatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode --shell-escape %.tex Doing a test run of my main document, I get this error throughout the document ...
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Cannot select radio elements, even output is not similiar

Referring to this post my output first doesn't look similiar and I also can't click on the elements. I've used the exact same code there. Has anyone an idea why this happens? His first example: ...
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Installing new fonts for use with PDFlatex [duplicate]

I have been looking around the web for guides on how to install a new font for LaTeX with PDFlatex. There are plenty of guides, but I have a hard time trying to follow them. At the moment I have the ...
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EPS to PDF conversion done by pdflatex is blurry

I have done a figure using TikZ that uses the shadows.blur package. Using qtikz (my TikZ editor), I have exported the image as an eps file. In my document, I use \includegraphics{theimage} and ...
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Determine hex unicode character code from raw character?

I found coloremoji which allows inserting apple's color emoji's into an uptex document. This library first extracts all emoji's as PDFs named according to their hex unicode character codes (e.g. ...
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Writing linebreak and tab to output file

In LaTex Beamer (MikTex on Win7), I use my own following macro to write to a text file: \usepackage{newfile} \newoutputstream{comment} \openoutputfile{\myFile.txt}{comment} ...
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How to page break a code print in a latex document into more pages instead of one

After this question How to show similar display of codes of different programming languages in LaTeX which prints a code in a standalone pdf document (for instance 1000 lines of code in only one pdf ...
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Track changes option in pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

Is their any track changes option available in LaTex, similar to word. If some other person want to mark comments in my LaTex document, is that possible?
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Correct way to specify discretionary hyphens in bib files with biblatex/biber

Today I unexpectedly received the dreaded character not set up for use with LaTeX from inputenc. In this case, I was also pretty sure the error came from a .bib file. However, I grepped everything in ...
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MacTex: cannot compile in command line, File `fullpage.sty' not found

I installed the latest version of MacTex on my Macbook Pro (with Mac OS X 10.9.4), and I tried to compile my .tex file in command line using pdflatex/latex/tex. There is an error: ! LaTeX Error: File ...
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How to make LaTeX automatically call Inkscape to export figure to *.pdf_tex?

I'm working with Inkscape to update all the figures of a book, using the PDF+LaTeX option to export the figures. Right now, every time I modify a figure I "save as..." both with Inkscape's *.svg and ...