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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} \usepackage{amsmath}...
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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). I ...
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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} \begin{document}...
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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} \psgrid[subgriddiv=0,gridcolor=lightgray,gridlabels=...
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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 ...
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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 file....
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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 (my-report.pdf)...
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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) \psline{-...
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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 {Front_Cover/...
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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: (...