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How to prevent Table of Contents from being added to the bookmarks of a pdf file

I have a set of pdf files (without the latex source) which I merged into a larger pdf file. Each individual pdf file is an article with sections. I created a set of bookmarks for the larger pdf which ...
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How to prevent pdflatex to stop working due to an invalid input file?

I want to create a LaTeX editor. Behind the scene, the editor will call pdflatex.exe. I need a method to prevent pdflatex.exe to stop working because of an invalid input file. Is there anybody ...
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pdflatex: fit-page-to-contents or scale-contents-to-fit-page

I have a problem which can be solved one of two ways: Typeset a given chunk of TeX in an "infinitely wide" space, then scale the result so that its width is the width of the page. Typeset a given ...
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pdflatex.ini missing - but it's there (MikTeX) [closed]

When I try to compile the .tex-file, I get an error, telling me that the pdflatex.ini is missing in \tex\config\pdflatex.ini. I went looking into the directory - and the file is there. But TeXWorks ...
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Customizing pdfLaTeX for a particular file with AUCTeX?

I'm trying to use the TikZ 'external' library, available as of PGF 2.10. This requires running pdfLaTeX with the option -shell-escape. I usually run pdfLaTeX from AUCTeX with the option ...
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GUI framework error after Update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix the error "GUI framework cannot be initialized" with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX? Yesterday I updated all packages via the Miktex 2.8 update ...
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Using psfrag with pdflatex

Is there any way of using psfrag with pdflatex? It seems fairly similar to the problem of using pstricks with pdflatex. Do they both depend on the same things, or does psfrag include pstricks? Can I ...
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Generating PDF without any intermediary files (stdin/stdout)

I am programmatically generating PDF's from a template and would like to avoid hitting the hard-drive all the time. Not so much for optimization but because I run parallell threads on all the cores ...
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Conflict between color, graphicx and libertine

Compiling the following with pdflatex (TeXLive 2009/Debian on Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx") \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ifpdf} \ifpdf \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{libertine} % ...
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Are \count1, …, \count9 useful?

To quote TeX by Topic, "whenever a \shipout occurs, TeX also writes the values of counters 0–9 to the dvi file and the terminal." Do any dvi viewers or converters (e.g., dvips) make use of ...
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My pixel perfect picture gets blurry when compiled in LaTex

Here's my problem. I have this picture: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3394117/Temp/fig1.png (I have the original in Pixen and could export it to several different formats. I went with png though since it's ...
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Two encoding files for one font in pdftex.map

What does it mean when pdftex.map has two encoding files in the entry of one font? Background: I am one of the maintainers of matplotlib, a Python plotting library. One feature of matplotlib is that ...
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“Faking” small caps for a font installed from .ttf files

Say I have installed a font using something like otfinst.py or similar. And say this font doesn't have a small caps version. Is there an easy way to fake small caps in pdflatex? At the moment, text ...
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Manually installed font looks bit-mappy and conflicts with microtype

Following the instructions here I tried to install the Vollkorn font. Now, after some fiddling (see the comments on the above linked blog post) I managed to get the font to work, but there are some ...
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Hyperref warning - Token not allowed in a PDF string

When compiling a beamer presentation and using the following \author command \author{Name \\ \texttt{my.email@domain.com}} I get the following hyperref warning in my logfile Package hyperref ...
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Conditional Compiling and \documentclass

I am quite new to latex and don't quite get it how to compile different versions of my presentation. If this is important: I am using pdflatex and beamer. There are three documentclasses I am ...
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File size savings

This is a question just out of curiosity; I hope someone familiar with the "under-the-hood" parts of TeXLive can answer my question. I have a LaTeX source file for a presentation using Beamer, which ...
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Difference between latex-dvips and pdflatex - resolutions

The answer to a previous question — hyperref url breaking — has got me puzzled. If you take the example code of the accepted answer and use pdfborder={0 0 10} (instead of 100), two things will happen: ...
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Why is this loop so much faster under Windows?

In a recent question, Yiannis Lazarides was asking about benchmarking loops. Strangely his results were about 800 times faster than mine. I couldn't quite accept that my computer is that outdated (as ...
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How to determine the run time of a loop?

pdfTeX, provides two macros that can be used to determine the time elapsed from a run start. The first one determines the elapsed time in "scaled seconds", that means seconds divided by 65536. ...
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On-Screen resolution deteriorates in pdflatex if figures are included

When I put a figure into my document (doesn't have to be bitmap, PS does the trick as well, I think the distinction is color vs no color), the on-screen resolution of the text changes at the default ...
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acroTeX and TeXLive 2010

this is a follow-up of the post: How do you say Happy New Year with LaTeX? How do you say Happy New Year with LaTeX? It sounds great to be able to use LaTeX for such greetings but however I have ...
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pdflatex output is very annoying

I'm trying to understand the pdflatex output and I found a big problem: I have a warning at one location, for example the line is \end{foo} test)test pdflatex prints the warning message and after ...
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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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How to use PSTricks in pdfLaTeX?

I thought that PSTricks package was not possible to use in pdfLaTeX but the user Dima claims otherwise. How can I force pdfLaTeX to use PSTricks then?
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Hover text for images in LaTeX using pdfLaTeX

How to put a hovering title text for images (like the title attribute in HTML <img> tags) in LaTeX file using pdfLaTeX?
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putting (aux log out toc bbl bib blg) files in another directory with latexmk

Is it possible to put (aux log out toc bbl bib blg) files in another directory with latexmk?
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Moving from pdfLaTeX to XeTeX - what do I need to know?

I've used pdfLaTeX for some time, but have encountered problems wanting to use other fonts than the defaults. I've been recommended to use XeTeX instead, as this supports usage of system fonts ...
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MiKTeX and Sphinx : problems on complex TeX output

I've installed the complete package of MiKTeX 2.8 because I have to manage the PDF rendering of a TeX file generated by Sphinx 1.0.4 (Python 2.6) from a ReST source file. I underline that the HTML ...
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Expandable full expansion of tokens that preserves catcodes

Is it possible to fully expand tokens in an expandable manner and preserves category codes? I'd like to do this just using pdfTeX. I'm looking for something that would work like this: \def\foo{foo} ...
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amsfonts become pixelated in PDF

I'm completely new to LaTeX. I've downloaded LyX 1.6.8 which uses MiKTeX 2.9, so there is probably some markup which is not required. When I create a PDF from this a bitmap font of AMSFonts is used. ...
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pdflatex-fmt-doesnt-match-pdftex-pool

Using Kile 2.1 beta 4, TeXlive2010 on Ubuntu 10.04 the call of pdflatex from kile fails with the error "pdflatex-fmt-doesnt-match-pdftex-pool" as it has been reported here. However, I can compile ...
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Disable movie15 movies and U3D graphics for printing

I am using the movie15 package to include movies and U3D graphics into my document. I have it setup so that a PDF reader not supporting U3D will display a static image which I have chosen instead. ...
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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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Math symbols not showing while using fontspec

Math, symbols are not showing when i am using the fontspec package. Here i paste the command and output please tell me as to how i can rectify this. Command: \documentclass[10pt,amssymb]{revtex4} ...
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How to annotate PDF files generated by pdflatex?

I want to annotate some PDF files (created with pdflatex), e.g. word x is missing here this part of a sentence should be moved to the front replace word x by y highlight this sentence insert a note ...
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Exit codes of pdfLaTeX

In the script I presented in this question I encountered the following problem. In case of a compilation error, I have to cancel the execution of pdflatex 3 times. This can be very annoying. I would ...
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Temporarily changing document class in LaTeX/resetting pdfLaTeX

How can I temporarily cause pdfLaTeX to forget everything that I've told it and start with a new document class? I've modified the example environment from the lshort document: ...
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\includegraphics and \includepdf both remove all copy (text) from my (R outputted) pdf graphs, using pdfTeX

I'm using pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009) (format=pdflatex 2010.8.30) in TexMaker 2.1 on Mac OSX. I installed the whatever latex packages using the "easier" method at ...
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Beamer slides look blurry at lower resolutions

I prepare slides using Beamer and PDFLaTeX. The command I use to run PDFLaTeX is the default AUCTeX command: pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode "\input" <INPUT_FILE> The slides look fine on ...
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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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Specify -job-name option to pdflatex with special characters

I'm working on a python script that will compile a series of latex documents according to a work list. Basically, the script reads the file name and title of a document, adds a couple of things that ...
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\vspace in beamer

I'm trying to produce some padding around a table in a beamer slide. I've tried using \vspace{10mm} but that doesn't seem to produce anything. Other vertical spacing commands such as \bigskip don't ...
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Differences in texlive implementations

I run the same input file in two computers, one having TeX Live/Debian under Ubuntu, the other with TeX Live/opensuse under SUSE 11.1. The second one fails to handle the file properly. In ...
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What is the status of pdfsync?

The pdfsync homepage states that: At the end of this summer (2007), pdfsync is slowly migrating to pdftex itself. We are working at giving pdftex all the pdfsync ability and more... The pdfsync ...
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Make ligatures in Linux Libertine copyable (and searchable)

I'm currently working on an essay written in LaTeX form. I'm facing problems with ligatures - in my pdf output (rendered using pdftex) opened in Adobe Reader I get X's and V's when copy-pasting words ...
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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 ...
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Why does TeX Live's pdfTeX's %& parsing override the executable name?

In testing my answer to this question, I initially wrote the file %& eplain % code to answer question here \bye and compiled with pdftex e. Much to my surprise, the penultimate line of output ...
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Pros and Cons XeTeX vs pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is XeTeX exactly and why should I use it? I have been using LaTeX for a while now and compiling via pdflatex on my Mac. I have recently started to want more ...
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Generate large document by pdfTeX, then break result into many PDF files while preserving links

This is the PDF file of a book I wrote: http://www.abstractmath.org/Handbook/handbook.pdf It takes a long time to download because it is a big file. I generated it using pdfLaTeX. Is there a way to ...