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Why do pdflatex and latex LNCS outputs look different?

I've found that using embedded postscript (eps) with the pdflatex command, as opposed to the latex command, may require more effort; and potentially insecure write18 permissions with cygwin. No ...
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How to get correct rendering for \dh \TH (ð þ Þ)?

I have some references containing \dh and \TH. When using these symbols in either the LaTeX source or the .bib file I only get a black box. Neither \dh nor ð works. According to the documentation, T1 ...
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Inverse PDF Search in beamer

Can you please help in fixing a problem with inverse PDF search in beamer documents beamer does not work correctly with SyncTeX. Inverse PDF search (in Sumatra, Texworks, etc. I’ve tried all windows ...
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Create Flash animations with LaTeX

Recently, I had to prepare a few beamer presentations, and during this process I realized that the "ideal" presentation would be much more interactive and live than one can possibly do with LaTeX. It ...
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How to use Unicode characters with Sphinx rst documents and properly generate PDF files?

I discovered that if I use some Unicode characters inside .rst files, I will loose them when I convert the documentation to pdf using Sphinx. Example chars: "șț". When I run make latexpdf I get a ...
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pdfpages, XeTeX, and transparency

I'm using pdfpages to include a cover made in Inkscape into a PDF. The PDF has transparent objects. When building with pdflatex, the transparency is kept in the final PDF, but when I build with ...
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How do I generate only the first 10 pages of a document?

I use pdflatex to generate my documents. I want to create a preview of my document and generate only the first 10 pages, but I still want the full table of contents. How do I do that?
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Which one produces a pdf with the smaller file size? pdflatex or latex-dvips-ps2pdf?

Assume I have a screenshot in png format and make a copy of it in eps format by using ImageMagick. I create two input file, namely ForPNG.tex and ForEPS.tex. ForPNG.tex imports the png image and is ...
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How do I switch between Vector and Raster (bitmap) Fonts?

Q. What do you exactly need? A. I need to compile twice one and the same document in PDFLaTeX using vector fonts from CM-Super package standard raster Computer Modern fonts Q. Why do you need ...
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Running pdftex with specific map file

Is it possible to run pdftex with a specific map file that is not named pdftex.map? I am aware that I can specify a search path for map files using the environmentvariable TEXFONTMAPS, but it seems ...
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Including a PDF page in latex with pdfpages without scaling

I am writing a document in LaTeX and I'm trying to include a frontpage in PDF (aptly called "Frontpage.pdf") the document, to be compiled with Pdflatex. I tried to include it with the pdfpages ...
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Collision between mhchem and mathdesign

Maybe related to a package database update to last versions, I have a collision between the mchem package and other font-related packages such as mathdesign. Whenever I try to use the command \ce{} to ...
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Sometimes the resulting PDF doesn't allow copy image [closed]

In case it matters I am using TeXnicCenter with miktex, LaTeX => PDF configuration. If I do the following: \includegraphics[scale=0.08]{figure.png} I get a PDF which looks fine in Adobe ...
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How to make the PDFs produced by `pdflatex` smaller?

I feel that the PDFs produced by pdflatex are too huge. So for example my 50 page book with no illustrations is 500KB. I feel it should be more like 50K or even less. The .tex files together are just ...
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Use Libertine's discretionary and historical ligatures with pdfTeX

I know XeTeX can easily turn on and off Linux Libertine's different sets of ligatures as described in the Manual for Linux Libertine with XeTeX, but is there a way to use the discretionary or the ...
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Graphics lines too thin

I use PCTEX 5.1. When I print from a DVI window my embedded graphics line plots are too thin and almost fade out. When I export the document to a PDF and print it the graphics line weights are much ...
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How can I replace parts of an included PDF file?

I'm using pdflatex and \epsfig{file=img.pdf}. I'd like to replace some text in img.pdf. It seems that psfrag can do this with latex, and there is mention of pstools doing this with pdflatex, but it ...
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How to have pdfLaTeX output PDF/X-3:2002 format pdfs?

I'm using Blurb to publish a manuscript, and they require PDF/X-3:2002 format pdfs. How do I get pdfLaTeX to output pdfs that match that specification? I'm using MiKTeX 2.9.
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XeLaTeX inserts blank double page compared to pdfLaTeX

I've tried recompiling some complex documents meant for pdfLaTeX using XeLaTeX. After a few fixes and \ifxetex in the preamble (regarding input, hyperref and font encodings), it went through... but ...
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CMYK poster example: fitting pdf page size to (bitmap) image size?

(This could be a question going a bit out from pure LaTeX zone - if so, feel free to migrate) Let's assume I'd want to make an poster, for now A4 in size. Let's say I've made this poster in inkscape, ...
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Package pdftex.def error PDF mode expected

Took me 6 hours today and still doesn't work, the error is : Package pdftex.def error PDF mode expected mf-texlive/tex/latex/pdftex-def/pdftex.def Example document: \documentclass{article} ...
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\write18 pass % through to shell

This has sort of been touched on in some other postings, but for path reasons I would like to avoid using a shell script and just use ImageMagick's (IM) convert command line executable directly from a ...
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How can I get the actual relative path using \import and \subimport?

I have structured my PDFLaTeX document in folders. Inside them there are .tex files, .PDF figure files. And all works using \import and \subimport commands from the Import package: Main/ |-- ...
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pdftex.def Error: 'pix/quadratic.pdf' not found : Beamer

I am using a beamer template to make a presentation. When I compile the code I am getting the following error which I have no idea about. <Package pdftex.def Error: File 'pix/quadratic.pdf' not ...
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Creating a mask with n empty pages for stamping

I want to use pdftk's multistamp feature to add annotations to a script of which I don't own the source code. My goal is to create an empty pdf file of n empty pages (this would then serve as my ...
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How do I get Korean (Hangul) characters to typeset in LaTeX ?

I've been unable to find a concise answer anywhere else on the web. Since its only a few words, albeit crucial ones, that are in Korean I don't want to have to muck around with HLaTex or deviate from ...
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pdflatex with special characters

I'm very new to LaTeX and run into some problems. I'm using Texmaker for windows with pdflatex btw. When I use special characters and arrows etc. I would like to write it like this. \wedge But I ...
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Precompiled preamble with TikZ/Externalize

I'm using the externalize capability of TikZ (external library) to speed up compilation of my TikZ pictures (as explained in Script to automate externalizing tikz graphics). In addition, I would like ...
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LaTeX vs pdflatex on \neq

Using LaTeX for .dvi output produces unexpected result for \neq, instead of the \neq, it's displaying = though pdflatex provides the correct symbol. Am I doing something wrong? I'm using ...
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Gnuplottex basic example fails with 'undefined control sequence'

I'm using latest TeXLive on Linux, and have gnuplot installed. I have also installed gnuplottex package. Then, I'm trying to compile the basic gnuplottex CTAN example, example-pdf.tex; however, I ...
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pdfLaTeX in Aquamacs

I have installed Aquamacs, but it looks like it is connecting pdfTeX to compile pdf's instead of the pdfLaTeX. how can I change the path or the link to the compiler?
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Inverse search jumps to wrong position in tex-file if using crop package

When using pdflatex I generate a synctex file for inverse search. So far, pointing and clicking in the PDF viewer (SumatraPDF) brings me to the correct line in the TeX editor (TeXnicCenter). However, ...
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Easiest way for installing and using pdfLaTeX on Windows

Installing and using pdfLaTeX is straight forward on Linux since you can select an install from the synaptic package manager and then use the command prompt. In Windows it seems a bit more complicated ...
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Problem with AUCTeX, graphicx, pdfTeX and \pdfoutput not equaling 1

I've been using Emacs + AUCTeX for several years now, and all of a sudden I started getting the follow error on all documents that have compiled fine before: ERROR: Package pdftex.def Error: PDF mode ...
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Can (pdf)LaTeX recognize text strings and replace (expand) them?

I'd like LaTeX to replace e^ with \mathrm{e}^. I know I could just make a macro \e that does this, but I know I'll forget using it.. Can LaTeX find and replace and replace letter combinations (I ...
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Acronym not defined warning

I'm getting some strange warnings when I build my latex files with pdftex (texlipse). I have defined an acronym list like this: \chapter*{Acronyms} \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Acronyms} ...
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LaTeX Combined hyper reference and footnote lacks verbatim argument behaviour [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting those %#!^& signs in the footnote! Here's my first version of a clever command for URL-footnotes. It combines pdftex's hyperlink behaviour with a \footnote ...
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How to speed up pdflatex for a very large document on MacOS X?

I wonder how I can speed up the pdflatex compilation of a large document (thesis) with >200 pages and many images (however all imported PDFs or imported pixel graphics, no TikZor similar things yet!). ...
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Can pdf thumbnail previews in file explorer be influenced?

Some pdf files have a nice preview thumbnail in Windows (7) Explorer, e.g. those produced by my the software of my scanner: For my LaTeX files produced with pdfTeX, however, it just shows the ...
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Embedding base14 fonts in PDF created using pdfLaTeX

I created a PDF using txfonts. But the base 14 fonts (Times-Roman, Times-Italic etc.) are not embedded in the PDF. Could somebody help me to solve this issue? The font information in my PDF is as ...
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Textmate - View in Skim stopped working after Skim update

I think this error starts after updating skim to the latest version. Document 'PDFfile.pdf' not open in application LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed for the application ...
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Why are my images blurry in pdflatex? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My pixel perfect picture gets blurry when compiled in LaTex I am currently creating a presentation using beamer. For this I am taking screenshots, and then I use Gimp to ...
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pdflatex with index suddenly fails with undefined control sequences

The document I have been working on has built the index fine in the past. I have since made some changes to Part and Chapters, and re-arranged things in the preamble a little. Now pdflatex, mkindex, ...
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Can I write a document that is compilable with both latex and xetex?

I have just started to have a look at XeTeX and I am wondering whether to make the switch, however I am a bit scared... ...and I am basically wondering if I have to take the step fully or if I can ...
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Replacing greek glyphs in math mode

I want to switch fonts, away from computer modern. I'm pretty sure that I will end up with a mixture of fonts. I can't provide a full list of required features, but Linux Libertine's feature set ...
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Is it possible to embed a YouTube video using LaTeX?

I'd like to embed a YouTube video inside a PDF generated by LaTeX, now I know it is possible to embed videos using the movie15 package but that includes the video in the PDF. I was hoping there would ...
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pdftex reduce PDF size: reduce image quality? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make the PDFs produced by pdflatex smaller? I wrote my thesis in LaTeX and so far I always compiled with pdflatex. The thesis is 150 pages with many pictures and ...
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File size difference between XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX

When working with MacTeX 2010, I noticed that XeLaTeX generates files considerably smaller than pdfLaTeX on the same input. Even with the small example \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} ...
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3d model cannot be displayed (movie15, pdflatex)

I try to include a 3d model in a PDF file, but I get the error message: "A 3D data parsing error has occurred.", when I try to display it in Acrobat Reader 9.3 under Ubuntu 10.10. I translated the ...
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\let a control sequence to a redefined primitive

pdfTeX version 1.40.0 introduced the primitive \pdfprimitive which the manual describes as follows. This command executes the primitive meaning of the following control sequence, if it has been ...