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Why doesn't the \closing center in my letter?

If I pdflatex the below Latex, then "Kind regards," and "Sandra" doesn't get centred. If the letter is two pages long, then it does. Question How do I get this centred when my letter is just one ...
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pgf-Tikz QR code generator

I am looking for a Tikz QR code generator. I am aware of pst-barcode as well as several "local" programs, a luatex solution and web services to do this. Nevertheless, if at all possible, I would much ...
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Can I use PDFLaTeX to produce PDF from user input on a website?

What I want to do is take textbox input on a website, use java or javascript to convert it to LaTeX code then output a formatted PDF document to the user. I am wondering if this is possible and where ...
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AUCTeX: how to jump to PDF (with synctex) without recompile when inline preview has been created?

I'm using Aquamacs 2.4 on MacOS X 10.6.8 with pdflatex (TeXLive 2011). My problem: I can create inline previews of formulas, figures etc. in the source code with AUCTeX which is very helpful - e. g....
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Using LaTeX to create a resume in PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae What are the benefits of writing resumes in TeX/LaTeX? I am a LaTeX noob and I am considering it for revamping my resume. I ...
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Libertine/Biolinum suddenly missing/corrupted?

I'm working with Miktex 2.9 64 Bit on Windows 8 with Texniccenter. Up until yesterday I compiled all my documents without any problems. Today everything seems fine, too, I did not run any Miktex ...
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Offset in page numbers in pdf viewer due to roman numbering of frontmatter makes printing difficult

My PDF document generated with LaTeX has roman numbering for the frontmatter. My problem is: if I want to print a certain range of pages, it is very difficult to select them, because my PDF Viewer (...
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Switch off anti-aliasing in bitmaps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My pixel perfect picture gets blurry when compiled in LaTex When including a small bitmap scaled to a larger size: how can I disable anti-aliasing? \documentclass{article} ...
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Creating a specific (locally vertical-first) cell highlighting order in the PDF

I have a table with a bunch of split cells (or large \multirow cells, depending on how one looks at it). This is a minimal example, for the setup I need the table in: \documentclass{memoir} \...
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Can't use .eps instead of .jpg or .png [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Insert eps graphics with graphicx (file not found) I'm trying to follow the tutorial on this website (link). I can typeset the cover letter example with a .jpg, but not a ....
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! LaTeX Error: File 'figures/UILogoLG3L' not found [closed]

I'm trying to follow this tutorial: http://www.matthewjmiller.net/howtos/customized-cover-letter-scripts/ I downloaded the cover letter.tex, and I'm trying to 'typeset' it. So I press the green play ...
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Create bitmap within TeX file

I'd like to create a bitmap (black and white) from within LuaTeX (or pdfTeX) and rescale it afterwards. For example (a 4x4 bitmap) could be made by \makebitmap{0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0} I ...
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Custom pygment lexer doesn't work in TeXShop or TeXworks [closed]

I wrote a lexer for pygments and it works well from the console. However when I use TeXShop or TeXworks I get the following error: (/usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ae/omsaer.fd)Error: ...
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Problem of Arabic numbers in math mode with 'New TX' math font option [Libertine] compiled by XeLaTeX

Recently i decided to use the Libertine font to write my dissertation, because finally there is kinda math font for Libertine: \usepackage[libertine]{newtxmath}. Since I want to enable of the ...
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xy-eps-converted-to.pdf not found - wrong filename?

I'm trying to include an EPS file into a PDF file using MikTex 2.9 under Windows 8. Everything else LaTex related works like a charm. pdflatex keeps complaining about a missing xy-eps-converted-to....
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Texmaker pdflatex compile error with libertine font after updating Texlive 2012

After updating the texlive 2012 in Ubuntu 12.04 by # tlmgr update --all I found pdflatex (within Texmaker) cannot compile a TeX file with the Libertine font \usepackage{libertine} ...
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No letters of certain fonts using winfonts package [closed]

I am trying to use the winfonts package on Windows 8. I installed according to instructions—copied them to texmf-local, edited local config files, update the file names and map files. When I compile ...
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Different behaviour in BaKoMa TeX and MiKTeX

I am trying to use the resume template by David Grant. I have put both the .tex file and the shading.sty file together in one folder. When I use BakomaTeX (v 9.83) to convert the .tex file to PDF I ...
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Half of a document in pdfLaTeX, half in XeLaTeX

As far as I know, I cannot use microtype in XeLaTeX, and cannot use fontspec in pdfLaTeX. I am rendering Chinese symbols only on one page, and I need this line: \newfontfamily{\J}[Scale=0.85]{Osaka} ...
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Is there a way to configure pdflatex to make all but the .tex and .pdf files hidden files?

I have asked a previous question about how to manage all the files generated when my LaTeX files are compiled but the approach in the answer I accepted is still unsatisfactory for the many small ...
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What features are supported in a HTML page, but not through PDFLaTeX

As a math educator with limited knowledge of TeX and even more limited knowledge of HTML, I want to know if I can use a PDF page (generated through PDFLaTeX) as a web page. I am hoping not to have to ...
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TikZ arrows do not draw with pdflatex [closed]

I am using the answer from Arrow between parts of equation in LaTeX. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \newcommand{\tikzmark}[1]{\tikz[overlay,remember picture] \node (#1) {};} \begin{...
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calling latex from php: security issues

I am trying to program a web interface for automated generation of calculus tests. The idea is to take some input from user, say number of problems and name of instructor, and then by means of php ...
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Escaping backslashes in command line

Issue resolved, please see end of question for details I am passing a file path as a parameter to a tex script, run by pdflatex on Windows. Here's an example of a command: pdflatex -interaction=...
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epstopdf suddenly stopped working

I'm trying to compile some .tex files in WinEdt 7 with pdfLaTeX using MikTex 2.9. I have a lot of eps figures and was previously using epstopdf in the preamble without any problems. But for some ...
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Why is my PDF file so much different than my preview version?

I am using TeXShell and MiKTeX to compile with. Once I have written my code, I compile and preview and at first there was some problems with floats and stuff, but now, everything is perfect and ...
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Includegraphics maximum width

With \includegraphics I can give the width of the resulting image (which would be scaled). How can I give a maximum width of the image? That is, if the original is smaller than X, I'd like to keep ...
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Extracting characters from the new libertine (with pdflatex)

The issue: I need to access e.g. libertine's delta glyph in pdflatex. This question notes that the \libertineGlyph command is no longer provided by the latest version of the libertine package. It ...
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Bold arrows in xymatrix

How can I produce a bold arrow in the package \xymatrix? I've tried with \ar@{\bf{->}}[r] and similar alternatives without success.
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error with hyperref and the krantz class [closed]

I'm using the krantz.cls to write a book, and I ran into an error with the hyperref package. Here is a minimal example (test.tex): \documentclass{krantz} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \...
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Including graphic outside bounding box using graphicx and pdflatex

I am including graphics from .pdf files into my latex document using the graphicx package. Some objects in the graphics files extend beyond the pdf page area, which is used as the bounding box for \...
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Creating PDF with external link to open another PDF

I am preparing a PDF file which will be put on the web. People will access it and should be able to open other pdf files from my PDF. My commands works well for local pdf: \href{run:./presentations/#...
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pdffonts and adobe X disagree whether all fonts are embedded [closed]

I'm finishing up my dissertation (in LyX, converted to pdf with pdflatex), and I checked to ensure that all fonts were embedded in the final pdf file, using pdffonts. It showed that all fonts were ...
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Latex to XML using pdflatex

I am writing Latex to XML. While compiling pdflatex we generate a xml file using \immediate\write{text} in tagged commands. But how can i get normal text to XML file. Can any one explain with samples.
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Latex ignores blank space after capital letters

I am having a weird problem. When I compile my documents, Latex drops white spaces between words. This happens only after capitalized letters. For example, R reports the standard OLS SE, instead of ...
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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} \usepackage{hyperref}...
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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: \documentclass[a4paper]{...
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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? If ...
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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 ...