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URL package installed but cannot be found by pdflatex [closed]

I recently installed a full version of TeXLive 2012 (around 3.2 GB installation). Following is a simple LaTeX code that I am unable to compile: \listfiles \documentclass{article} ...
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put two images on the same slide

sorry to bother you but I'm quite new in Latex. I would like to put two images in a presentation, better in one slide in this way: image1 image2 the two images will go one under the other and ...
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Using ps2pdf colour and fonts change when TikZ picture added on beamer slide

When compiled with LaTeX + dvi2ps + ps2pdf the pdf output of the below MWE shows a strange behaviour: On the first slide (without TikZ picture) fonts and colours are slightly different from the ones ...
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Why does latex think it's tomorrow already?

Strange problem here: Brandon@forge ~/Dropbox/research.local/oil $ date Tue, Nov 27, 2012 6:14:23 PM Brandon@forge ~/Dropbox/research.local/oil $ cat <<EOF | pdflatex \documentclass{article} ...
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Unicode degree symbol ° in math formulas: \textdegree invalid in math mode

I'd like to be able to simply input a degree symbol as ° in my source code. German keyboards have a key for this, and it makes the source so much more readable. I'm using pdflatex from TeXLive 2012, ...
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Hyperlink each bib entry to its DOI page

Can I have each bib entry hyper-linked to its DOI page? i.e. clicking anywhere on the bib entry (preferably anywhere, but if not possible, at least on the title of the paper) in the PDF should open ...
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inserting code snippet into table

In my current latex report, I have to insert code snippets into Latex table. I have tried with listing but, listing is not working. I have written following latex code using verbatim. But, I want ...
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Three emdashes bound together

In many bibliography styles repeating authors are indicated with three emdashes, forming a single line. This works well with some fonts, while for others it leaves gaps: ...
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“The Errors of TeX” with hyperlinks

I was reading the appendix to "The Errors of TeX" by Knuth (errorlog.tex, written with plain TeX) and I noticed that there is a PDF file errorlog.pdf with nice hyperlinks and I was wondering how that ...
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Adobe Garamond and LaTeX (Linux)

I'm currently writing a math-heavy Ph.D. thesis (more about this in a minute) and, as I truly love Adobe Garamond, I would like to use it. However, given its cost, I would like to make sure that I ...
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How can I use -max-print-line in pdftex (TexLive)?

I know that Miktex has an option -max-print-line=n to change the width of the output. I wondered if something like that existed for pdftex from TexLive ? I'm on Gentoo. It is very annoying to have ...
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How to make a PDF/A document [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X? Are there any options that I could give to pdflatex and xelatex to make sure that all outputted documents adhere to the PDF/A standard? ...
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Setting TEXINPUTS for pdflatex in Ubuntu

I have a set of files that are commonly used as inputs in my tex files, so I put them in a directory and set the path in the TEXINPUTS environment variable (in Ubuntu). This works fine when compiling ...
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PDF that can be scanned faster by a PDF reader [closed]

Searching words with Ctrl+F in common PDF readers takes sometimes very long. The time does not correlate with the number of pages, or the number of embedded pictures. What causes slow fulltext ...
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pdflatex renders document with all dashes in bold [closed]

I have proceeded a new installation of LaTeX (in a new system: Ubuntu 12.04), I was installing from tug.org. Previously I was using TeX Live installed by apititude, on Ubuntu 10.04. I'm using Kile as ...
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In TexMakerX, how can I generate only the PDF, with no log, aux or gz files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent pdflatex from writing a bunch of files. Every time I generate the PDF in TexMakerX 2.1 for Windows, it also generates the log, aux and gz files, in which I have ...
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How to get error messages from pdflatex tool (specially running from php)

I am executing pdflatex from php script and it gives me very long list of log entries mixed with errors e.g system('/usr/texbin/pdflatex -output-directory=./temp/tex '.$tex_output . " 1> ...
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How to include a .mp file into a LaTex file?

I used metagraf to create the figure I wanted and saved it as a .mp file and I wanted to use the command "includegraphics{**.mps}" to include the corresponding figure but it said wrong, no such file ...
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Unicode emoticons with pdflatex

Following this answer, I tried to use Unicode emoticons with pdflatex like so: {\fontfamily{DejaVuSans-TLF}\selectfont 😎} The font is selected but the emoticon does not show. There are some TTF ...
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How to enable shell-escape in TeXworks?

I require use of the minted package of similar one which support Prolog syntax-highlighting. Given that I use the TeXworks "IDE", how do I enable shell-escape? Though I attempted—see above—I still ...
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\SetTracking in the math environment

I have been trying to use the \SetTracking option in microtype to shrink a paragraph that has some text and math. However, I notice that only the text - and not the math fonts - are being adjusted. ...
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pdfTeX font expansion error - \SetExpansion in microtype package

I am trying to hammer in some stacked matrix notation to fit the paragraph by shrinking the font. To do so I am using the \SetExpansion option from the microtype package. But pdfTeX is spitting out ...
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inserting png introduces inputenc error

I want to write an article in Chinese, which needs to insert pictures. It's fine when I insert pictures as .pdf but the following problem occurs if .png is inserted: ! Package inputenc Error: ...
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Insert code or text file in latex as is?

Question : How can I insert a txt file ( a source code) as such in latex without any change in indentation, tabs, formatting etc? Scenario : Consider I have a text file as below ( It is a part of a ...
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Option clash when using graphicx and tikz packages

The following code fails Option clash for package graphicx, it seems to be an incompatibility between the package graphicx (when the option pdftex is used) and the package tikz. ...
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Compiling CircuiTikZ with -shell-escape (pdflatex)

I'm trying to use both CircuiTikZ and pgfplots. In order not to overflow LaTeX memory, I use the TikZ externalize library with -shell-escape command in pdfLaTeX. It compiles the pgfplots nicely, but ...
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pdflatex + java applet? [closed]

I am writing lecture notes in Euclidean/Noneuclidean geometry, see here. The lecture 10 is about geometric constructions, where I use some java applets for construction. So far I made a hyperlink ...
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Distortion of parts of images and parts of images missing during animations in my .pdf output file produced using pdflatex

I have found placing animations in a .pdf (Portable Document Format) file beginning with a .gif animation challenging. At this stage my result in having animations in a .pdf file appears quite ...
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Generating PDF/A-1b compliant documents using pdfx and pdfLaTeX

There are several discussions on the web on how to generate PDF/A-1b compliant documents. One approach can be found on ...
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Non-ascii characters are not displayed in hyperref's pdftitle: bug in the 'unicode' option?

I'm trying to make pdflatex display non-ascii (cyrillic) characters in PDF metadata using hyperref's pdftitle and pdfauthor options. Here is my document: \documentclass{article} ...
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what would be the best way to include .tif image to pdflatex document? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which graphics formats can be included in documents processed by latex or pdflatex? I'm trying to include .tif image to a pdflatex document, but it says it is unknown ...
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Resolution (dpi) checks for included bitmaps

When I include bitmap images in my PDF files (created with pdflatex and the graphicx package), I always check manually that the resolution will be suitable (I shoot for something between 200 and 300 ...
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Memoir showtrims breaks auto-pst-pdf

I have set of large documents that need to go to printers and I want to show the trim edges. I'm using a large number of pstricks images in the documents (these are science and maths textbooks) so I'm ...
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Store information about which paper tray to use in PDF

Searching here, I found the question Embedding printer settings in pdf - while related, this appears to apply to printer settings for the entire PDF, not for changing printer settings per page. Our ...
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Included pdf (wallpaper, or includegraphics) has different colors [duplicate]

Edit: Duplicate-clickers, please read on - I believe this case is different, for the following reasons: a) As I said in original post, I am not printing with Acrobat, but using Skim and Mac OSX ...
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Is there a way to get pdflatex to accept Unicode combining accents?

I typeset my work with pdflatex and UTF-8 input files with lots of Unicode characters. Most of them work with a simple \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} in my preamble, and for the others I simply maintain ...
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Is it possible to pass definitions to LaTeX from the command line? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Passing parameters to a document How do I make make different versions of my document with command line compile flags? I find myself wanting to be able to compile my ...
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Using tree-dvips with pdflatex? [closed]

It seems like using tree-dvips with pdflatex is not very easy. It has been documented in various places in the web. I wouldn't mind using latex and then convert to PDF, but I am actually interested ...
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Compare revisions of pdf [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to track changes between PDFs? I use git to keep track of my LaTeX sourcefiles so I can compare and restore any state of my document. My supervisor has given me an ...
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Print 'system information' in LaTeX doc

I've used TeX quite a bit before but am getting back into it at the moment. I want to print a document details page with info such as: Compiled on: Compiled by: OS version: LaTeX version: ...
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How to force pdfminorversion globally?

I have a problem with opening PDF files in Acrobat Reader. It comes up with error 131. I have solved this issue thanks to How to overcome Acrobat Reader error 131 with a pdfLaTeX doc? The solution to ...
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MikTeX: How to run pdflatex from cmd prompt on Windows 7 compared to Windows XP?

In Windows XP I create my test.tex in emacs and then run it in the cmd promt as pdflatex test.tex in the corresponding directory, and it works without a problem. However, in Windows 7 doing the same ...
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) becomes 9 in print-out [closed]

I have the following expression \mathfrak{U}^{(\alpha,N)}. The pdf output generated with pdflatex is all right. But the printer turns the ) into a 9. Has probably something to do with the printer ...
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undefined control sequence when cross-referencing with xr-hyper

I'm trying to create references between two documents. Normally it works great, but I can't figure out why using siunitx inside a chapter name, causes build errors. Simple example: doc1.tex ...
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Figures (pdf) do not contain any text in the final document [closed]

I am creating some plots in Matlab and saving them as pdf files. When I include these pdf files in latex (i am using MikTex and pdflatex) using \includegraphics, all text from plots (legends, xlabel, ...
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PNG (with transparent background) and \pdfximage \pdfrefximage

I'm using pdflatex (MiKTeX 2.9 portable on Windows 7), and use the pair \pdfximage and \pdfrefximage to include graphics. Using a PNG with a transparent background yields, in my view, unexpected ...
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ifx and pdflastypos

I'm not fully grasping how the \ifx command handles types. How should the following def's read to make the \ifx statement true when pdflastypos is at the zero coordinate? \def\nothingness{0} ...
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How does “libertine-type1” work?

I am really struggling to understand how the packages libertine-type1 and biolinum-type1 work now that libertine-legacy is depreciated. According to the new libertine.sty all options when using ...
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Multiple PDFs with page group included in a single page warning

I updated TeX Live to the Ubuntu Quantal version (2012.20120611-4) and I suddenly got this warning: PDF inclusion: multiple pdfs with page group included in a single page This is a minimal ...
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Including same PDF image many times: how to optimize?

I am include (with graphicx’s \includegraphics) the same small PDF vector graphics many many times in my LaTeX file, always at the same size. I then compile my document with pdflatex. While the size ...