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Performance of LaTeX and other TeX derivatives

I need to generate thousands of pdf reports, based on some data. Right now I am using pdflatex for this. Are there differences in performance between pdflatex and other TeX derivatives? My content is ...
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Remove hyphen from word spanning two lines in text copied from a pdf file

If I copy text from a PDF and a word is hyphenated and spans two lines, the copied text contains the "-". For example: Examp- le should be copied as Example not Examp-le The problem is ...
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How to include a movie in a PDF? Step by step instructions

There are a few question/answers regarding the embedding movies in PDF with pdflatex and special packages. However I find the information dispersed all around and confusing. And so far, in the best ...
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auto-pst-pdf: Not working properly with rotations >=45°

I'm using psfrag to replace text in .eps-figures. Since I'm working also with other graphic formats I use pdflatex and therefore the package auto-pst-pdf. Everything worked quite well so far. Today I ...
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Add Latex font for figure labels, legends and equation annotations with .png and .eps figures

For exporting eps figures from Matlab i use matlabfrag and laprint functions so that i split the psfrag commands (.tex) and figure(.eps) streams. During the compilation using pstool or auto-pst-pdf ...
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Is it possible to render a PDF in sepia tones?

Is it possible to render a PDF in sepia tones, both the font color and overall document background? Preferably using pdflatex. The final effect could be something like this screenshot of Pocket in ...
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pdflatex, latexmk, synctex: Adding an option to pdflatex causes synctex to fail

The user "Mike" kindly helped me on Latex, Emacs: automatically open TeX Help buffer on error and close it after correction of the error? to create the following function which makes error detection ...
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How to set compatibility level in PDFLaTeX

normally pdflatex produces pdf compatible with acrobat reader 6.0 and later right? How do I make it compatible only with version 9.0 forward acrobat reader? I use TeXLive 2011
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pstool, pdfLaTeX: Not getting pstool to work, “LaTeX Error: File not found”

I've spent lots of hours trying to solve a problem by myself. Unfortunately it seems that no one else has experienced the same problem. At least, searching through various forums and employing Google ...
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pdf overwrite - how? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: TeXnicCenter on Windows: Building Problems When writing a paper I keep a YAP viewer open and constantly overwrite the contents. I am trying to get the same behaviour for ...
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Create PDF with images in black and white

I have a LaTeX document with several black and white, gray value, and color images. When creating a PDF with pdfLaTeX I get a PDF where I am not sure if the embedded black and white images are ...
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Disable ligatures when using mk4ht to create html

How can I easily disable all ligatures, when converting my LaTex-file to html? For the html-generation I am using the command-line mk4ht htlatex file.tex 'xhtml,charset=utf-8' ' -cunihtf -utf8 ...
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“Missing \endcsname inserted” and other errors when trying to align title section

I want to somehow align section headings: unnumbered should be centerized; numbered should be aligned left and indented. I'm just trying to compile an example ...
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Compilation issue with pdfLaTeX and auto-pst-pdf

I am using a lot of png/jpg images in a document, so I decided to use pdfLaTeX. The main issue of this approach is that PSTricks is not directly supported. Since I found a package (auto-pst-pdf) ...
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latex and pdftex hangs when compiling

I just updated my MiKTeX and now nor latex, neither pdflatex not compiling my tex. Even if it contains only \begin{document} \end{document} No error messages are shown, no files are created. It ...
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listings font in pdflatex

I'm using \ttfamily but it renders listing with the Times New Roman. What am I doing wrong? I'm getting a warning message: Font shape T2A/fi4/bx/n' undefined(Font) usingT2A/fi4/m/n' instead on ...
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Abandon LaTeX2e for LaTeX3 or LuaTeX

I think my question is: Should I abandon pdflatex, possibly for xetex or context, and a TeX/LaTeX based macro writing approach, possibly for a LuaTeX or LaTeX3 based approach? Possibly relevant to ...
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Making a stand-alone image with gastex

I want to do the following: Make an image using gastex. Compile the image to a stand-alone pdf image. I.e., at the end of this stage I'll have a myImage.pdf file. Include my image in a large latex ...
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automating compilation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tools for automating document compilation I am fairly new to latex and would like to automate my workflow (creating pdfs from a beamer/listings/tkiz source). What I ...
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Gnuplot epslatex terminal not showing axis text

The following minimal example shows how I make a plot using gnuplot to the "epslatex" terminal and want to include it in my document. However, the axis texsts do not show.. What might be wrong? ...
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Unable to uninstall Miktex 2.9 on Windows 7 [closed]

I am trying to uninstall MikTex 2.9 on Windows 7, but it won't uninstall. The wizard stops working. What can be done to solve this issue? One of the reasons I want to uninstall is that I am getting ...
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How to black out a figure for confidential reasons?

I have a document, that contains critical parts. Now two documents should be generated. One version that is "balcked out" and one version that is all readable. For pure text I found some hints using ...
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Big text on left and block of text on right

I was beating my head up with latex for this but couldn't come up with a properly formatted output. So basically, what I want is a large font text on the left (Company name) and 2-3 lines of ...
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Cannot copy letters with diacritics from pdflatex PDF

I have problem with copying text from PDF file. I am using these packages in my document: \usepackage[slovak]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} However when I generate ...
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How to open the designated browser from TeX/PDF

Is it possible to insert a command in LaTeX so that on the resulting PDF file the designated/default blank browser can be opened by a click?
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pdf files show “fi”, but searching for or copying them does not work

When I pdflatex text containing "fi", e.g. "infinite", the resulting pdf-file looks correct, e.g. "infinite" is shown in the text. But when I search the pdf file for "infinite", 0 occurrences are ...
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Bounding box for each letter

How can I take input text and replace each character with a solid (and/or hollow) rectangle representing the bounding box for that character? In the case where two characters are closer together from ...
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How to tell when to use pdflatex, latex, and xelatex for any given tex file?

I'm writing an automatic compiling pipeline that should be able to compile any given tex file into a pdf. The diversity of the input tex files mainly shows up in what format of figures they use and ...
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Picture not found in moderncv class

I try to compile the following simple template with pdflatex: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{moderncv} \moderncvtheme[red]{casual} \title{your Curriculum Vitae title} \firstname{Name} ...
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How to create page with non printing annotation

I would like to add text 'This page intentionally left blank' to blank page (with header) but I would like to this text appear in pdf but not in the printed document. Is it even possible? If so, how?
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better reference for apparently undocumented latex command line options?

I've gradually blundered upon a number of useful pdflatex command line options from questions in this forum, but not all of these are documented (specifically the useful -file-line-error parameter). ...
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PDF contains incorrect bookmark hierarchy

After compiling my LaTeX document to PDF, I noticed that its internal bookmarks were using an incorrect hierarchy. Compare the bookmarks tree to the table of contents below: ...
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Wrong positioning of images inside tikzpicture with XeLaTeX

Consider following code: \tikzstyle{box}=[draw, fill=brown!40, text width=7em, text centered, minimum height=7em, rounded corners] \tikzstyle{usb}=[draw, fill=blue!40, text width=3em, ...
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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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\hbar is not coming properly in pdf output while using {mathptmx} [closed]

\hbar is printing perfectly in both PS and PDF formats while using standard fonts. However if I am using Times New Roman fonts, the PS file is showing a correct \hbar but the PDF file is not showing ...
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How to fix the pdf “Bad 'Length' attribute in stream” issue using MacTex tools?

Scenario: I am generating pdf using FPDI from php , where I use a template pdf to fill the form (its static not Fillable) ,I place text in required positions to give the feeling of its filled ...
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ClassicThesis, Lyx and PDFLatex: Font fvmro8r at 558 not found

I am trying to get ClassicThesis to work with Lyx. Installed the Bera and Mathpazo fonts in my local texmf tree and ran updmap: ~/texmf/bera/dvips/config$ sudo updmap --enable Map bera.map [sudo] ...
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option clash for tocloft

I have the following packages: \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath,graphicx} %\usepackage{subfigure} \usepackage[titles,subfigure]{tocloft} \usepackage{epstopdf,mathrsfs} \usepackage{algorithm} ...
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Local font installation problems

Recently I tried to reinstall the MathTimePro II fonts in my local texmf directory. I already have Lucida fonts installed which works fine. So I carefully copied all the relevant files/folders to the ...
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Problem with sansmathaccent under pdftex

I get the following error when I try to typeset a beamer document. kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 0+525/600 --dpi 525 mathkerncmssi8 gsftopk: fatal: map file `cid-base.map' not ...
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How to magnify pre-selected text?

I want to be able to magnify (by say 2X) a group of equations in the output of PDFLaTeX by a single click on the box containing them. A second click is to revert to the previous state. The viewer is ...
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How to export a pdf from a word file which is not one page long but smaller according to the drawing size? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I crop included PDF documents? I have a drawing from a word file. I export it in a pdf format and i import to my tex file as a figure for a paper. The problem is ...
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Strange Warning When Compiling any Document [closed]

I am getting the following warning even when compiling the most minimal of documents. Please help me understand this warning and how I might prevent it: pdfTeX warning: pdflatex (file ...
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The file does not conform to Adobe's published PDF? [closed]

My question is how to check if a pdf file created with pdfTeX-1.40.12 is conform to Adobe's published PDF ? Is it possible to know ? I try to look at the properties of the file with Adobe Reader but ...
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Anti aliasing from latex to pdf

When rendered the text in my pdf is not anti alised. Anyone knows how to do this? The following example shows my text output compared with output from google docs pdf Is it even possible with ...
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Why is LaTeX refusing to create a new page to place content?

Ihave stumbled upon strange behavior (at least for me). I am generating a document composed of a set of blank framed boxes, each with a text attached above, and it will always be most likely necessary ...
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error related to amsmath with latex but not pdflatex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I see why a file isn't compiling somewhere else, if it does in my machine? I am getting a bunch of ! Incompatible list cannot be unboxed resulting from ...
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Trouble with latex and dvips with an FSTTCS documentclass

Following from my other question Which DVI viewer on linux?, now that I can easily view DVI files I came to the conclusion that the unusual document class I used for my document defines some ...
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How do I make pdfLaTeX accept a graphics file with a period in its name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: \includegraphics: Dots in filename Many of my graphics files have periods in their names. This causes a problem with pdflatex. For example, if I want to include the ...
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TexWorks used to output PDF from TeX file result in XeTeX required error

I'm new with TeX and Linux, but I want to learn to use it. I found an open source TeX file from here and I want to be able to compile from the cv.tex file to cv.pdf. After searching around, I found ...