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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and LuaLaTeX

I'm in the process of switching my LaTeX document from pdflatex to lualatex. Similar to Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX I would like to know, what are typical ...
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Print LaTeX in 8.5x11 inch format

Linux defaults to A4 paper size rather than letter. The only answer I found online was to run pdflatex with the -t flag. $ pdflatex -t letter myfile.tex but I get the error: warning: Could not ...
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Acrobat on Windows doesn't recognize the images from pdflatex pdfs generated on Ubuntu [closed]

I'm dealing with an annoying behaviour of my pdf file. It seems that Acrobat or Reader doesn't recognize the images. I work with texlive on Ubuntu 11.04 and I compile the source file with pdftex in ...
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Linux Libertine and pdfTeX: glyph `a' undefined

I have little doubt, usually, in the Linux Libertine font with LaTeX / pdflatex, but a couple of weeks ago, the following happened to me: I have the file with the following test.tex ...
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How to generate QR code for iCalendar event?

I would like to include in a pdf file a QR code containing information from a iCalendar event. Here it is the code to generate a simple event for an iCalendar: BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY:event ...
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Can I have the \overfullrule rule colored in pdfLaTeX?

I know that I can use \overfullrule=5pt to get overfull lines marked with a black marker. I am using pdfLaTeX. Is there a way I can get this marker or something similar in magenta instead?
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pdflatex bash script to supress all output except error messages?

I have a bash script which I use to compile a file with pdflatex twice (to make sure it sorts out references properly, etc.). This is the 'latexbuild' script I use: module load ctan pdflatex ...
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epstopdf warning: “Shell escape feature is not enabled.”

I'm having a bit of trouble trying to include .eps files in a LaTeX document compiled with pdfLaTeX. I've been told that I should use the epstopdf package to convert .eps files to .pdf on the fly. ...
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How to use downloaded fonts with pdfLaTeX on Ubuntu

I want to use the Fontin font in my pdfLatex document. What steps should I do for using a downloaded font Should I download the TTF or the OpenType version? Where should I store the font? Should ...
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How to use PSTricks with PDF Texify in WinEdt?

The page How to use PSTricks in pdfLaTeX? explains a workaround that allows to use PSTricks in pdfLaTeX. As far as I understand it, it allows you to include a mix of eps and pdf figures in a TeX ...
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Why is there no pdffrag package?

The psfrag package has been around for more than a decade* and is easy to use: \usepackage{graphicx}% http://ctan.org/pkg/graphicx \usepackage{psfrag}% http://ctan.org/pkg/psfrag ... ...
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How to convert text in a PDF file from fonts/text to outlines?

I have PDF graphic in which I would like to have fonts removed. All other properties of the file should remain (such as size, etc). The output file should be in PDF as well. The text itself should be ...
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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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LaTeX formulas in gnuplot plot legends?

I would like to have my gnuplot legends set in LaTeX math mode, because they often are described by a formula. I use wxMaxima to generate the plots, but I could switch to using gnuplot directly, if ...
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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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Debugging 'Font shape undefined' and 'Corrupted NFSS tables' (T5, concretevn and sig-alternate)

I was told to take a look for an unspecified problem with the fonts in one of my PDFs generated by pdflatex.. I couldn't find anything obvious, except for the innocuous: LaTeX Font Warning: Font ...
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Auto expansion only with scalable fonts

From this question I understand that this is due to requesting microtype operations on bitmap fonts. My problem is that the exact code I'm compiling works fine on my laptop (OS X 10.6, TexLive and ...
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Transaction Report Advanced Formatting

I am in the process of transitioning internal reports to latex from manually created PDF files. And, for the most part I can get the information on the page, but formatting is proving to be more ...
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auto-pst-pdf Problem

I'd like to use pstricks with auto-pst-pdf. However, running the example code on http://tug.org/PSTricks/main.cgi?file=pdf/pdfoutput#autopstpdf gives me the following error: Package auto-pst-pdf ...
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pdf objext/destinations/memory limits

At the end of the log file of the compilation run of a larger document I get Output written on <\jobname>.pdf ( <a lot of> pages, <a lot of> bytes). PDF statistics: 14055 PDF ...
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Colors known to PDF

Where can all the supported colors be found for LaTeXPDF? I have looked at a few articles to find that they only work in dvips. Here is one: Colors in TeX. Is there a place where they list all the ...
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Is it possibile to report the baseline of a dvipng converted image without using preview-latex?

I'm compiling .tex with pdftex and to align some PNG images created with dvipng (I love it's speed), I need to use the --depth value from this utility. But as I can read, correct values are output ...
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How do I get rid of particular pdftex warning message?

Here is a minimal example that showcases my problem: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{cleveref} \newtheorem{thm}{Theorem} \newtheorem{lem}[thm]{Lemma} ...
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How to force pdfTeX and XeTeX to produce the same measurement for the imported image?

resolution is undefined in XeTeX so the following code will produce different values when compiled with pdfTeX and XeTeX. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \newsavebox\IBox ...
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Prematurely ended file

I'm trying to read a large file (about 1.5M) with information to be processed, but it always ends prematurely with either \input or a loop with \read. The file is correctly balanced (believe me) and ...
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Why doesn't pdfTeX support PStricks directly?

I am sorry, I have to remove the previous question. I didn't realize I had messed up everything (from my other questions) here. The hidden idea was actually as follows, but I had simplified it in a ...
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How to link images to their entry in list of figures?

Right now I embed images like that: \begin{figure}[htb] \centering \includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{images/some.pdf} \caption[Description in LOF, taken from~\cite{source}]{Caption ...
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Using hyph-utf8 with plain TeX

I want to use the UTF-8 hyphenation patterns (for Croatian) with plain TeX (pdftex). I've read the documentation on the hyph-utf8 package but I haven't found it very useful. There's mention of a ...
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deletekeywords in Listings package sometimes doesn't work

Using the listings package, I can use deletekeywords to remove keywords, and so the keyword is not rendered in bold. For example, the for from the following is not in bold font: ...
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PDF printer decreases filesize of pdflatex output considerably. Why?

This is probably not exactly a TeX question, but I assume many people concerned with TeX might also have ideas about this issue. If I compile the following "minimum" example with pdflatex on Windows, ...
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grabbing a single Greek glyph from an alternative font in math mode?

I have a physics textbook that is used by students who typically have no previous familiarity with the Greek alphabet. In the Computer Modern math font, lowercase gamma is highly stylized. The loop at ...
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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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How to use \graphicspath + epstopdf OR \graphicspath + latex => ps => pdf [closed]

Background: I am using MikTek and TeXnicCenter. Since I am using Windows, I have to deal with folders whose names have spaces, such as C:/Documents and Settings/... and I use ...
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How can I test if a document is being compiled by XeLaTeX?

Is there a way to programatically test whether the current document is being compiled by (pdf)LaTeX or XeLaTeX?
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gnuplot epslatex pdflatex

I'm trying to embed my plot created in gnuplot. Just setting the terminal to latex works fine but only creates a black and white plot. With the color screens getting cheaper these days this isn't ...
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Location of a particular LaTeX environment in the generated PDF document

Is it possible to get the exact page number (or several page numbers if it spreads so) in the generated PDF document for a particular LaTeX environment (say, \begin{figure} ...\end{figure}) after ...
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Problems with error message when using listings-package and inputenc.

I want to include the code of some script in my LaTeX document. In a "minimal" example, it works perfectly well - but only if I leave out the line \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}: ...
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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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Why does pdfcrop invoke pdftex internally?

What for does pdfcrop execute pdftex internally?
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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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Pdflatex document which is cropped to the largest content width and height?

Is it possible to create a pdflatex document which contains several pages with tables (one table per page) and the page width for all pages of the pdf file is cropped to the width of the largest ...
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pdfTex Miktex/Tex Live 2010 version difference

We are having difficulties running PDF-XChange Viewer with pdflatex. With configuration MiKTeX the viewer works fine but with TeX Live 2010 the viewer crashes on windows xp sp3. Any ideas what the ...
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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 listings' escapebegin/escapeend with short commands

I'm building beamer slides with code set using listings and I want to draw arrows to parts of the code. To achieve that I have a zero width command that defines a named PGF coordinate (given as the ...
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vim, PDF -XChange, pdflatex, TeX Live 2010, windows xp, (pdfsync)

Hope I didn't forget any. These are the packages I want to use on my computer for typesetting pdf files. Up to date I'm using vim (without any plugin but integrated syntax highlighting for .tex files) ...
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Change to class file not reflected

I am using a class file to help document my thesis. I need to make some basic changes and I therefore go and edit my class file. I save it and then in Texnic Center when I do shift+ctrl+f5 I do not ...
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Redistributing pdfLaTeX as a part of an application

I have a "template" .tex file which I've created manually, and I want to be able to dynamically convert it to PDF in my software. On my computer I use pdflatex for the conversion, but the end user ...
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includegraphics choosing pdf instead of eps [closed]

I previously posted this on stackoverflow.com where it was suggested that I post it here. So apologies in advance for cross-posting. I am using LaTeX in ubuntu 10.04 to build a TeX file that uses ...
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Gnuplot subdirectory not found using epstopdf

I'm moving from the gnuplot latex terminal, to the epslatex terminal. I use pdflatex. With the epslatex terminal, I receive two output files, a .tex and a .eps. I can use epstopdf to convert the eps ...
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How to add a page number to the included PDF pages?

I'm creating a documentation with some included pdf files (mostly diagrams or tables) in the following way. \includepdf[pages=1-10, angle=90]{requirements/Requirements.pdf} The command ...