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pdftex and javascript forms with automatic calculations

I would like to create a PDF document in TeX with a form. Some of the fields in the form will be calculated based on the values of other fields. Here is a MWE, thanks to Victor Ivrii on the pdftex ...
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Trouble using \oldstylenums with decimal points and hyphens

I am using Computer Modern font (default) with \oldstylenums command to typeset numbers in oldstyle format. However I am having trouble using it with non-numeric characters such as decimal points and ...
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\ifpdf returns true when using LuaLaTeX

The ifpdf package is supposed to detect if pdfTeX is running: This package looks for pdfTeX in pdf mode and implements and sets the switch \ifpdf. (from the ifpdf documentation) However, when I ...
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Using KOMAoptions to produce landscape output produces empty page

I am writing my thesis and received a template for inserting landscape graphics on a typical paper when using pdflatex (which I am). It looks like this: \newpage ...
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Incompatibility between lipics and hyperref

I am using the lipics document class. I want to use the hyperref package with this and pass some parameters to it. When I use this code, \documentclass[a4paper,UKenglish]{lipics} ...
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moderncv - filesize of pdf too big

I managed to work out how to create a job application that is entirely written in the moderncv style. I use the moderncv class itself for my CV and the attachments (making each document a section with ...
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pdflatex endless loop and page headings wrong aligned with dateiliste/babel [closed]

In the following code the heading is wrong aligned if babel and dateiliste are loaded together. Furthermore the whole MWE goes into an endless loop if the first line is removed. % remove to let ...
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Increasing TeX's main memory

I have a plot with a lot of measurement datapoints. I exported this plot from Matlab2tikz. When I tried to compile, it said that the memory was exceeded. I found this question and it tells me that I ...
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Why does pdflatex stall when called by NIS Users?

I ran into a very strange problem recently: I'm administrating Mandriva Linux in a networked setup where users authenticate via NIS. We noticed that pdflatex simply stalls with no error messages and ...
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Fill rectangular area with PDF pattern like graph paper

Short version I want to fill one or more rectangular areas on a page using a regular pattern. The area should span the page width and stretch vertically to fill remaining space. The pattern should be ...
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PSTricks + pdfLaTeX resulting in fonts not embedding into eventual PDF

I want my eventual PDF to have all fonts embedded. Using special psdots in pstricks is causing this to fail. Here is a MWE of something which results in non-embedded fonts: ...
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Automatically create two PDF output files from one tex file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can one TeX file output to multiple PDF files? Let's say I have a tex file foo.tex. Now, I want to achieve that pdflatex does not only create a file foo.pdf but ...
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Getting pdfLaTeX ro run on new install (Mac OS X Lion) [closed]

New laptop, and attempting to set up TeXShop . I downloaded MacTeX, and attempted to install (using install-tl), but Terminal said I did not have permission. Found instructions to enable root user, ...
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\left and \right in equation across multiple lines [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Left/Right across multiline equation Could someone explain why I can't get the left and right commands to work correctly code: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to produce character-by-character-pastable visual output that is a function of the (intended-to-paste-as-such) source code input?

Note: The original phrasing of my question was this: How to use accsupp to produce all-upercase in the visual output from input that should paste in its original, ordinary-case form? However I think a ...
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Switching color and grayscale mode for \includegraphics

Suppose I have a document that includes a lot of colorful PDFs. Now I'd like to easily switch between "color" version and "greyscale version". I'm aware of \DeclareGraphicsRule, but I think this needs ...
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Hide and reveal segments in PDF output of LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Constructing a dynamic PDF I want to include the solution of a math problem under its statement, but not in full view. I would rather have a page segment that can be ...
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Hyphens at end of line disappear upon pasting, even if they were present in the input

When I paste text from pdflatex output, there are two things about hyphens that I would like to change: Hyphens paste as "hyphen-minus" (U+002D, "-"), but I would prefer the newer Unicode character ...
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How to make slash (/) paste with correct Unicode codepoint depending on context?

Unicode offers different characters for the slash: U+002F (/) for the ordinary slash U+2215 (∕) for the mathematical division operator U+2044 (⁄) to designate vulgar fractions How can I have these ...
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XeLaTeX logo with pdfLaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write (La)TeX (with braces) [or any other TeX-related logo] I try to typeset the XeLaTeX logo in a document that has to be run through pdfLaTeX (for a journal). ...
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PDF compatibility, how to validate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: PDF conformance tool I have created PDF-files using XeLaTeX and there has been no problem when I have shared these files with co-workers using Acrobat Reader. But when I ...
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Can't copy-paste from my PDF. Any idea why?

When using copy paste from the PDF generated from my Latex document, the text comes out garbled. What could be causing this? This is an example of the original text: At last, and taking the risk ...
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How can I change the text color in such a way that the effect transcends groups?

I'd like to have a command \globalred that makes all subsequent text red, even if the command is issued inside a group. For example, the output of the TeX file \documentclass{article} ...
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alternative text to be displayed in the PDF viewer's table of content

I use the hyperref and the bookmark package. Hence the table of content (toc) of the document gets also displayed in the side bar of the PDF reader, when viewing the generated document. My problem is ...
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pgfplot: plotting a large dataset

I try to plot a dataset which is large using pgfplots. Since I'm aware of problems with large files, I used the external mode. I additionally increased main_memory from 3000000 to 6000000. It crashes ...
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tikz: plotting a one column file [closed]

I use tikz/pgf to plot plots with data from a file. This works perfectly fine if I have at least to columns in the file that I can choose from. However, I have a rather huge file with just one column. ...
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knitr and biblatex

I'd like to create a PDF report with knitr with LaTeX-code in RStudio with biblatex for citations. However, the in-text-citations are always undefined and no bibliography is printed. The same ...
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UFT8 inside the formula?

Is there a way I can use UFT8 (say greek chars) inside the formula? For example I want latex to render: $α$ as $\alpha$ (actually the question comes from mathjax -- there You can do it, but ...
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Errors using pdfx package to generate PDF/A

I need to submit my thesis in PDF/A format. I am using LyX, but I don't think that is relevant for my question. I get this error message when running pdfx package: ! pdfTeX error (ext5): cannot ...
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How to include interactive java-based web pages inside LaTeX generated PDF documents

Is it possible to open an interactive web page, such as this, inside a latex generated pdf page?
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Possible to adjust character width?

I'm using Beamer and lstlisting to put some code in a presentation. The character spacing feels a bit too wide to my eye. Is it possible to reduce it? I've tried searching on this SE but can't seem ...
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Set arbitrary page numbers in pdf file

When I am using different \pagenumberings in a document, the PDF viewer shows the right page numbers, that is pages i, ii, etc... for \pagenumbering{roman} and 1, 2, etc... for \pagenumbering{arabic} ...
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pasting small circled (\textcircled) letters leads to incorrect (reversed) Unicode codepoint sequence for combining circle

When I try to circle a small letter, compile (using glyphtounicode.tex), and then paste the resulting text, the combining circle (U+20DD) appears before the letter (here: "b") even though it, being a ...
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Which hyperref variable can I set to make a pdf open with the “Comment” tool displayed in the right panel of the window?

We are using Adobe Acrobat X when viewing our pdf files produced by pdflatex and the hyperref package. To make the commenting process more intuitive for users not familiar with Adobe Acrobat X, I ...
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How do I paste codepoints outside of the basic multilingual plane with accsupp or \pdfglyphtounicode?

As described in the answers to this question, the accsupp package can be used to have symbols paste as arbitrary Unicode codepoints. For example you might want to write something like the following, ...
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pdftex: Embedded pdf graphics not printed or partially printed

My problem concerns PDF not being portable across platforms. I use these apps: * MacOSX 10.6.8. * Texshop 2.47, right out of the box, nothing customized. Default command is LaTeX. Default script is ...
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Why can't I get pstricks with auto-pst-pdf (and cropping) running on MikTeX?

\documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-5.25,-5.25)(5.25,5.25)% \pscircle*[linecolor=cyan]{5} ...
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fouriernc, math-mode and pdflatex not working together [closed]

I can't use LaTeX because in my project I am using .png images which, from my limited understanding, I need something like PDFLaTeX for. I also need fouriernc for the New Century Schoolbook font. I ...
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How to compile ACM sig-alternative template successfully?

I am new to texlive. After I downloaded the files from ACM website: Alternate ACM LaTeX2e Style File V2.5 (MAY 2012 CLS) Alternate ACM LaTeX2e Sample File V2.0 (MAY 2012 LaTeX) ACM LaTeX2e Sample BIB ...
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adjusting a constant in a *.bst file (plainurl.bst)

I am using plainurl.bst style, Miktex 2.8, pdflatex to generate a pdf file. It gives explicitly the URL of my bib file. I would like to get this link attached to the title (i.e. embedded below the ...
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Different pdflatex versions produce differently typeset documents - is there a kind of compatibility modus?

For some time I've been working on editing a conference proceedings, putting the different chapters together. I'm working on two different systems, which run slightly different versions of pdflatex. ...
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How to deal with (probably bogus) errors from third party on my pdf? [closed]

I use a print-on-demand company (lulu.com) that has always been picky and inconsistent about the PDF files they accept. I'm giving them files produced by pdftex. They use various subcontractors to ...
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Refreshing the LaTeX Database [closed]

I want to change font of my document to Verdana. For this I need to refresh the LaTeX database. How is this done? I'm using the following distribution: Unknown I'm using the engine: Unknown
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pdfcrop fails to run on a file

I'm trying to remove the huge margins on the following PDF file for two pages per sheet printing: http://math.stanford.edu/~vakil/216blog/FOAGaug1612public.pdf When I run: $ pdfcrop ...
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pdfcrop and --bbox command line option

This tool that's distributed with texlive has no actual documentation for the bbox parameter. It just says that --bbox "<left> <bottom> <right> <top>" What units do these ...
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Include source code of pdf picture directly into LaTeX file

Suppose you have a (PDF)LaTeX file where you include pdf pictures via \includegraphics. Now, if you want to share the LaTeX file with another person, you always have to send not only the LaTeX file ...
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Using 'bigfoot' and 'hyperref' package - PDF bookmarks reference to wrong page/line [closed]

Please compile the following document: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{bigfoot} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} \chapter{Chapter} \blindtext \blindtext ...
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“Find next” broken in pdflatex output in Skim on OS X Mountain Lion [closed]

When loading into Skim a pdf document that was created using pdflatex, the "Find next" action (e.g., Cmd-G or clicking the right arrow in the find bar) works incorrectly. In a document with tens of ...
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Sweave, how to suppress opening new instance of a pdf when running pdflatex

Since I have setup SumatraPDF to automatically refresh PDFs when they change, how can I suppress "view" (resulting in opening a new instance of the pdf) when using the shortcut M-n P (running ...
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Need Latex compilation for only some eps files, want rest as precompiled pdfs or png

I am using the chemscheme package and in order to replace numbering in these schemes I have in my document, I need to compile those eps files with latex, then dvips, and finally ps2pdf. However, I ...