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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 ...
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How to replicate TeXify / Yap current page display behavior with PDFTeXify / Adobe Reader?

After TeXify finishes, Yap displays the same page it was on prior to the TeXify. How do I replicate this behavior with PDFTeXify / Adobe Reader so that it displays the same page I was on prior to ...
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Problems with pdfLaTeX because of transparencies and transfer curves

I'm about to finish my report for this semester. My document inlucdes a lot of pictures and schematics from different (external) sources. Now the printery (prepress) is complaining about ...
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Get rid of box around URL with hyperref [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove ugly borders around clickable cross-references and hyperlinks Let's say we have document with url: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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Hyperref problem with mdframed+pdflatex

I'm encountering a problem when I use hyperref with mdframed and pdflatex. Below is a MWE which gives the following error: ! Missing \endcsname inserted. <to be read again> ...
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Inserting statistics of a resulting PDF file back into the document on the next run

This is an example of what I want to do: After a run of pdflatex, calculate and store (into an auxiliary file?) the size of the resulting PDF file, as obtained from the Terminal command "du -h ...
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Export only table of contents

What would be the preferred way to export the Table of contents I use in a .tex file to a separate .pdf? Currently I have a my-report.tex file and I wish to pair the result of pdflatex ...
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PSTricks error “Undefined control sequence <recently read> \c@lor@to@ps”

I have a problem with this file tex: \begin{document} \begin{figure} \begin{center} \begin{pspicture}(0,0)(1,3.8) \psline{-<}(0,0)(0,.2) \psline{-}(0,.2)(0,.4) \psline{*->}(0,.4)(0,.9) ...
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really greyscale pdf

I may miss something: I cannot produce really greyscale or monochrome pdf. If I create a very simple document, say Hello, with no or basic packages, article or book, and compile it with pdflatex ...
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(La)TeX Web browser [closed]

I had an idea this morning and would like to share and to know if someone has already developed it somewhere! A Mozilla group is currently building a JavaScript Application able to transform any PDF ...
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PDFLatex: Unable to Generate Index

Master file: \documentclass[dvipsnames,cmyk]{book} % File Containing All the Control Settings \usepackage{../../Style/mystyle} \makeindex \begin{document} % Front Cover \include ...
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texi2dvi does not run biber/bibtex

I use biblatex for references. When I run `PDFLATEX='pdflatex --shell-escape -synctex=1 -file-line-error' texi2dvi -p foo.tex', I receive: Package biblatex Warning: Please (re)run Biber on the file: ...
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Problem compiling BibTeX bibliography with pdfLaTeX [closed]

I'm sure this is an amateur problem, but I can't seem to get my BibTeX bibliography to compile using pdfLaTeX. It worked before when I did Latex->DVI->PDF, but then I had to add some syntactic ...
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Lines and text doesn't appear on same page in Latex

I was trying to take a dig at LaTeX and wanted to write a resume in it, but before I start writing the resume I wanted to learn the quintessential of latex. While trying to create a line I encountered ...
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pdfTeX or pdfLaTeX under Windows/Java using Bytestream

I'm doing servlet programming and i was wondering if pdfTeX or pdfLaTeX have some handle for input or output bytestreams under windows. This way I could stream a string right in and stream the output ...
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gentium as font with pdflatex from texlive 2012 [closed]

How can Gentium be used as default font with pdflatex from TeX Live 2012? Somehow Gentium is included in TeX Live but cannot be accessed with \usepackage{gentium}, see What font packages are installed ...
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TeXworks + pdflatex + PSTricks autopp suffix problem

I have managed to make PSTricks work with TeXworks. However after compilation it adds -autopp to the basename of the pdf file, e.g. report.pdf becomes report-autopp.pdf. As a result TeXworks is not ...
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How to set up texi2dvi with synctex and error handling?

I would like to set up texi2dvi (with error-handling, synctex for forward and backward syncronization, and Okular as viewer) to compile .tex documents (under Ubuntu 12.04 with Emacs 24). (In case ...
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Package tgpagella and text figures

Is there a way that text figures (old style numerals) can be set as default for text when loading the package tgpagella? I get them if I use the .otf files under XeLaTeX, but I'd like to get them when ...
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How do you suppress specific warnings generated by pdflatex?

A lot of the times I get warnings like "hbox overfull" when a specific part of my document is meant to be extra wide on purpose --> so I am purposefully violating the default width threshold. Or to ...
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How to insert characters with special meaning into a document

I was trying to add the symbol ^ in the document and getting error. How could I do that \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello world \^ \end{document} I need to add \,$... to document
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z-order (foreground/background) in pdflatex [closed]

I am using the wallpaper package to put a pre-made PDF on the title page of my LaTeX document. On the same page, I use the textpos package to insert some text and an image (with \includegraphics ...
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LaTeX minimal installation in GNU/Linux distributions (e.g., in Ubuntu and using apt-get)

I am running LaTeX on a Linux VM. I am running a Xubuntu and have very little space to use. I managed to install some of the latex packages without documentation. Currently I am missing fullpage ...
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How to fix missing or incorrect mappings from glyphtounicode.tex

glyphtounicode.tex has been described as the best solution for generating copy-and-pasteable symbols. However, I find that various symbols that I need to use do not paste as the appropriate Unicode ...
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Syntax Error: Expected the optional content group list, but wasn't able to find it, or > it isn't an Array

I am getting the following error when I run pdflatex: Syntax Error: Expected the optional content group list, but wasn't able to find it, or it isn't an Array It SEEMS to build correctly, but I am ...
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Should I load microtype with pdflatex?

Should I always load the microtype package with pdflatex? Could it produce unwanted effects a naive user (like me) might ignore? Are there any known issues as for compatibility with other packages? ...
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Including a PDF for dvi output

I want to include a multipage-pdf in latex and get .dvi output. I know \include{pdfpages} only works with pdfLaTeX. I can't convert PDF to .eps since it is multi-page. I want to have .dvi output with ...
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How do I use glyphtounicode to make Caslon Pro ligatures searchable?

I am using Adobe Caslon Pro with a caslon.sty file which activates uncommon ligatures such as st, ct, longsl, longst &c. I use it in the following example (updated to match the answer in the ...
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setting the 'filename' of a file embedded in a PDF using the attachfile package

I'm using the attachfile LaTeX package (in PDFLaTeX) to embed files in a PDF and I've run into a difficulty regarding what I suspect is the 'filename' of the embedded file. I can attach/embed files ...
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Trailing space to end \input| argument

Why do \message{\input|"texlua ..."} and \message{\input|"texlua ..." } give very different results? Notice the extra space before } in the second case. Minimal example to be compiled with pdftex ...
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Using \input|texlua… to emulate \directlua in pdfTeX

When --shell-escape is enabled, pdfTeX allows to run external programs and input the result expandably with \input|"...". Together with the Lua interpreter texlua, this could be used to provide a ...
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pdflatex embed font names [closed]

I have been using some embedded fonts (AMS, Times) in my PDF document. Last time when I browsed the document in PDF Viewer (Evince, in that particular case) I noticed that most of embedded fonts were ...
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Multiple rotated text boxes with absolute page positions

As part of a layout for a home made recipe book, I'm trying to lay out a series of text boxes at absolute positions on a page. I'm using eso-pic to put a background image on the page which has ...
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Error: I can't find the format file pdflatex.fmt

For no particular reason that I could identify, I was faced with the impossibility to compile any latex document and invariably got this error message each time I tried : LaTeX: problems after [0] ...
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Incompatibilities of cmap with fontenc/hyperref?

The following code doesn't compile (with pdflatex) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{cmap} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[pdfa=true]{hyperref} \begin{document} Hello. \end{document} ...
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psfrag equivalent for pdflatex

I am currently updating my workflow from the old tex2ps2dvi workflow (needs a lot of time and matplotlib and other stuff etc. hasn't a EPS output (only PDF, SVG, PS, PNG, etc...). I am trying to ...
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How to overcome Acrobat Reader error 131 with a pdfLaTeX doc?

I'm generating a PDF document with pdflatex (more precisely, latexmk invoked from TexMaker 3.4. My LaTeX install is TeXLive 20120719). I can read the document fine in Okular and Gmail's attachment ...
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Proper use of cmap and mmap

I am curious about the differences between \usepackage{cmap} \usepackage[resetfonts]{cmap} \usepackage{mmap} (= \usepackage[useTeX]{mmap}) \usepackage[noTeX]{mmap} What are their precise ...
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How can I execute pdflatex when I'm not in the directory?

I am currently experimenting with lilypod. To generate a PDF from the source, I have to enter mkdir -p charts-out lilypond-book --output=charts-out/ --pdf charts.tex cd charts-out pdflatex ...
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What are good ways to make pdflatex output copy-and-pasteable?

One frequent aspect of pdflatex output that could be improved is to what extent one can select text output from the generated pdf-file and copy-and-paste it. This is essentially an issue of having the ...
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Is pdflatex an engine or a format?

From http://www.tug.org/levels.html Engines: TeX, pdfTeX, XeTeX, LuaTeX, … These are the actual executable binaries which implement the different TeX dialects. The LaTeX format is implemented ...
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pdfx and “undefined control sequence” caused by Subject meta-tag

According to the pdfx documentation it should be possible to add a Subject field to the XMP metadata file. Addition of this field however seems to cause an unexpected error during compilation of the ...
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How to pass pdflatex option “-synctex=1” to texi2dvi?

How can I pass the option -synctex=1 (for synctex support) of pdflatex to texi2dvi?
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texi2dvi: “I couldn't open database file…” (strange behavior with relative paths to .bib file)

When I use texi2dvi -p --tidy foo.tex where foo.tex contains \bibliography{/home/user/.../mybib.bib}, everything works as expected, mybib.bib is found and references inserted in foo.pdf. Also, when ...