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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. \documentclass[...
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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 http://support.river-valley.com/wiki/index.php?title=Generating_PDF/...
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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} \usepackage[russian]{...
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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} \def\...
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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 ...
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Beamer theme, remove navigation bar from one slide

I'm using beamer and the theme Copenhagen. I would like to remove the navigation menu (the list of section mames shown at the top of each slide) from the first (first page) and from the summary slides....
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includepdf into .tex file but crop each page's header off

I was hoping to find a way to insert several (many) pages of a pdf but crop off the header (with the date, filename, etc.). I'm using \subsection{Notes} \includepdf[scale=0.8,pages=8-20,pagecommand=\...
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Accessibility issues

Currently, I'm generating the following pdf with pdflatex: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2682197/book.pdf Unfortunately, this document is a bit incompatible with adobe screen reader (for blind people). ...
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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 \KOMAoptions{pagesize,paper=landscape,...
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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} \usepackage[pdftex,...
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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: \documentclass[10pt]{...
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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 ...