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Compiling same project gives different result after 2 months [closed]

Ok, here's the deal. In December I finished writing a long document. I compiled it and went on vacations. I get back and after 2 I months compiled the exact same project with absolutely nothing ...
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In which order should I load inputenc and fontenc?

When I’m using pdfLaTeX, my preamble usually contains \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} Should these two be loaded in any particular order? What problems could arise if ...
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Automatically change é to \'e – most convenient setup for accented letters?

I assume this is really basic question, I'm new to LaTeX, I read a first step tutorial to get ready to write some documents but I couldn't answer my own question at this time and I really don't know ...
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What's the maximum number of pages a PDF produced by pdfTeX can have?

Are there some limitations regarding the pdflatex command with respect to the count of pages of the input files? My highest page count, when compiling, was 90 without any troubles. (2008) Currently ...
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Texmaker and .pdftex file type [closed]

I am trying to compile a .pdftex file type using TeXmaker. There doesn't seem to be too much on .pdftex files on the internet and I can't seem to compile it. Does anyone know how to handle .pdftex ...
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Bold Greek letters in achemso

I'm having trouble producing a bold capital "Pi" while using the achemso document class. The only success that I've had is by using \bm{\Pi} which produces an ugly result akin to "poor man's bold", \...
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Creating a form without submit action [closed]

I'm trying to create a AcroForm using LaTeX. I also want to use pdftk to merge many PDFs. The problem is that pdftk does not behave well when it encounters it and the fields are hidden, as well as ...
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inkscape pdf+latex, unclean exit

I have expected this question to be asked before, but searched and no luck. It took some effort to produce this MWE. I have followed this link. When I pdflatex compile this, it produces an exit with ...
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Using Liberation font with pdflatex (no XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX)

I am looking for a substitute for the Times font we are using throughout our documents. This is how we load our fonts: \usepackage{txfonts} \renewcommand{\ttdefault}{cmtt} \DeclareMathAlphabet{\...
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png not scalable LaTeX using TexShop on Mac

After searching for a long time unfortunately I couldn't find a proper answer or used everything I found without any change. I have several PNG files to include into my thesis but after including a ....
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Does the lualatex shell enable behavior differ from pdflatex on purpose?

I am trying to use TikzEdt, an editor for TikZ graphics. For some tasks TikZ needs to call other commands so I tried to enable this by the parameter --shell-escape passed to lualatex (on Windows, ...
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Conflict between TikZ with decorations.text library, caption and booktabs packages and progressbar theme [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No room for a new \dimen I obtain an error when using simultaneously the above 4 elements. When removing one of them (which I do not wish), the output is fine. \...
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looking a way to create toggle region in PDF generated by pdflatex

I am looking a way to generate a toggle region in PDF compiled by pdflatex. Something like this implemented with javascript in html http://www.randomsnippets.com/2008/02/12/how-to-hide-and-show-your-...
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How to use pstool in pdfLatex?

Update: After I adding those --shell -escape commands, when I run the code as below, it still cannot work. \documentclass[pdftex]{memoir} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{pstool} \input macros.tex \...
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Passing normal title to the pdf bookmark

I am writing a document and a section as a very long title troubling my header. To work around this, I am using the short title like this: \section[bla]{blablabla} This works fine for the header, ...
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MikTex Portable + Texmaker not supporting EPS [duplicate]

Keep in mind, I am a beginner to LaTeX in general and not skilled in command lines. MiKTeX Portable and TeXmaker are installed on my portable drive. TeXmaker has been properly configured to use ...
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Is pdftex 1.40.13 outputting malformed pdfs?

I have several preexisting projects that produced valid pdf output on versions of pdftex up to 1.40.10. Now with version 1.40.13 I'm getting pdfs that the iText library complains are malformed. My ...
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How to tell which package is defining \ifpdf? [closed]

I'm experiencing a problem similar to this one: Package ifpdf Error After upgrading to a more recent version of TeX Live, my pre-existing documents stopped compiling, with complaints that \ifpdf was ...
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How to run this template of latex in a Mac OS TexLive?

CASthesis-v0.2.zip Above is a template for writing thesis in Chinese. (Fortunately, there is not very much Chinese content in this template.) It works well on a Windows machine. But when I run it on ...
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Adobe Acrobat misinterprets pdfLaTeX hyperref mailto links as relative paths

The following code works and produces a mailto link within a pdf document. However, when opened with Adobe Acrobat, the link becomes file:///path/to/document/%22mailto:foo@bar.abc%22. \documentclass{...
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pgfplots: reduce tick density

I am using matlab2tikz to produce plots in latex. The default tick settings produce very dense ticks, making the axes look ugly. I know that I can use something like /pgfplots/xtick={0, 1, ... 3} ...
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how to insert arabic glyphs in pdflatex

I'm trying to create an English document using pdflatex and want to insert a few cyrillic and arabic glyphs. something like the letter Я is cyrillic, whereas ش is arabic I tried to follow advice ...
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How to compile LaTeX out-of-source while using bibtex?

I often use the out-of-source compilation on my LaTeX code to separate the generated files from the source files, thus I can conveniently commit my code to the repository. The command is like this: ...
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How to put kana with CJK in the name of a “polyglotic” glossary entry?

After discovered how to mix glossary and acronym system (See here), and how to put kana/kanji working with pdfLaTeX (See here), I was trying to mix the both, in order to create kind of dictonnary, ...
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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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How do I get LaTeX and XeLaTeX to place my images in the same way?

I've run into a problem when converting a book manuscript from LaTeX to XeLaTeX. The problem is that my image sizing and placement has not survived the conversion. The book has numerous picture ...
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XeTeX, LuaTeX: a good investment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Drawbacks of XeTeX/LuaTeX I'm only writing in English and French. In order to get the best appearance (ligatures, spacing between words and letters...), would it be a good ...
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Create link to the top of a page which contains a certain labelled object

I want to create a clickable link from which I can jump to the top of the page which contains a certain labelled object. I tried \pageref but then clicking on the corresponding link results in a jump ...
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Starting with TeX (not LaTeX)

I've been using LaTeX for 3 years and I'm decided to switch to (plain) TeX. For the moment I'm reading The TeXbook for the third time (I quietly start to read the double-danger signed paragraphs) and ...
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autoinst — cannot use truetype font

I'm trying to use the DroidSans font in a deck of slides I'm making with Beamer. I got the truetype file for this font, that is DroidSans-webfont.ttf, hence I executed, in my working directory: $ ...
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Figures disappear in pdflatex! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t pdflatex print EPS figures? I am using pdfLaTeX, and i need urgent help: When i add \usepackage[dvips]{color}, all my eps format figures disappear, go blank! ...
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pdflatex renders files differently from a strings — example provided

I am running pdftex from command line and the images are getting clipped. When I run the same commands from a saved tex file, no clipping occurs. I have attached the commands and rendered outputs ...
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Can ligatures be enabled for Palatino and pdflatex?

Can I enable ligatures for the Palatino font or can I somehow find out if they are in the package for pdflatex in the first place? Edit: MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathpazo} \begin{...
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How to input kana with PDFLaTeX?

There are a lot of topics about how to use Japanese font, but, often the answer is: use XeLaTeX (or some other), or worse, it's just doesn't work at all. So, knowing that I'm working with PDFLaTeX (...
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protrusion issue - pdftex bug, microtype bug or LaTeX bug?

While finishing an article for TUGboat I came across a strange behavior of the protrusion mechanism of pdfTeX (as implemented by the microtype package). The character \ in typewriter has a negative ...
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Xetex: use OTF font (MacPorts)

I have a problem using my own OTF fonts within a LaTeX document. I read I should compile the document with xelatex which I have installed on my Mac with MacPorts (package texlive-xetex) My minimal ...
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what is the correct way to check for latex, pdflatex and html in the same latex document?

What is the correct way to check for if one is running in pdflatex vs latex vs. an html processor such as tex4ht? Suppose I have some latex code that I only want to show up in html, and not show up ...
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Encoding of non-ASCII characters (Umlauts) in \jobname

I need to parse \jobname to extract some metadata (such as the subject of a letter) that is encoded in the filename of the .tex file. The filenames are not restricted to ASCII, but maybe any UTF8 ...
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Find errors and warnings in pdflatex output: highlight terminal output?

I'm using cmake to compile a document. For a clean, built-from-scratch compile, this outputs around 1800 lines in my terminal. The Document.log file is just over 1000 lines long. Scrolling back over ...
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Pros and cons: pdflatex+gs vs gs+pdflatex

I need to be producing two versions of documents I deal with: colour and grayscale. Of course the real issue are images. I'm not the author of the documents nor the images, I'm only the typesetter. ...
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TeX commands and LaTeX commands- what's the difference? Good Introductory manual/guide to using MathJax, LaTeX or TeX on forums?

Update 1: I have just learnt from the answers below that it is more correct to say that MathJax is the format for writing maths on the Mathematics Stack Exchange, that it is essentially made from the ...
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How can I get my LaTeX set up on Emacs/AUCTeX to use the -file-line-error option when calling pdfTeX [duplicate]

I have been puzzling over this for the past few hours and can't quite figure it out. I am using AUCTeX 11.87 and MiKTeX 2.9 on Emacs 24.2 (obtained from Vincent Goulet with AUCTeX pre-packaged): I ...
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knit with `pdflatex --shell-escape myfile.tex`?

I want to insert a word count into my .Rnw file. To do this, I have the following line in myfile.Rnw: \makeatletter\@@input|"echo `texcount -1 myfile.tex`| cut -c1-4"\makeatother But this requires ...
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Font installation working on Win/miktex but not Ubuntu/texlive [closed]

after researching and trying out many tipps here from online ressources (spending two days) I am about to give up - but still hope that maybe you might have some good idea. The task: I want to ...
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How to convert HTML markup into LaTeX markup?

I have one input file which will be used for LaTeX and HTML (Java program). Input file has HTML markups like <b></b> for bold. <li></li> for list. How can I convert above ...
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How to include .tif pictures via pdftex? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which graphics formats can be included in documents processed by latex or pdflatex? I am in the process of writing a paper for submission to PLOS ONE. Under their ...
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Unicode characters in pdflatex output using hexcode without UTF-8 input

I want to use Unicode characters (for Korean language, i.e. Hangul: U+AC00 - U+D7A3; maybe also U+1100 - U+11FF) in the output of latex(/pdflatex) while the LaTeX source file should be coded in 7 bit ...
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How to set page display in pdflatex?

I've never used LaTeX before, but a few months ago I decided to write my thesis report in LaTeX, so I'm pretty new to it. I am using MiKTeX on Windows 7, and pdflatex as typesetting engine. The thing ...
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output of pdflatex in the command line is too narrow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Avoid linebreaks in LaTeX console / log output (in the mac) I find quite annoying that for example running: $ /usr/textbin/pdflatex MyDocument.text Results in an 80 ...
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Compiling my own mktexfmt

I'm trying to compile my own version of pdftex which works fine. However, I must compile my own format file (fmt) for that. This should be done with mktexfmt. My problem is that I don't know where to ...