pdfTeX is an extension of TeX which is capable of directly generating PDF output. Use this tag if the used engine – pdftex/pdflatex – is significant to your question.

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Display text as tooltip with pdfcomment - how to ignore complex formatting commands?

I have a large document which has to be edited "heavily", so there is a lot of text content which has to be removed for the final version, but I would like to keep it in sight during editing also in ...
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TeXLive/PDFTeX fonts loading problem

I'm using TexLive on Windows Please look at my error log This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-1.40.12 (Web2C 2011) restricted \write18 enabled. entering extended mode (./APSBezierSegment_out.tex ...
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\includeonlyframes and pdftitle

When I use beamer with \includeonlyframes{someframe}, the resulting PDF has the same pdftitle as the overall document. Is there any way to set the pdftitle to the title of the someframe, the only ...
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Cannot copy from pdflatex-created PDF [closed]

When I create a PDF using pdflatex, I can neither copy from it nor search across lines. Is there any way to make these things possible? I tried cmap, but it doesn't help at all. Here is an example ...
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Why does pdflatex produce bigger output files than latex+dvipdfm?

Consider this sample code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum[1-4] \end{document} When I compile this with latex and then use dvipdfm, the output file is 7893 ...
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Why is siunitx unable to typeset this mixed symbolic and numeric argument to \SI?

I'm using the MacTeX 2011 Distribution on OSX Lion (both with all updates installed) and I get a strange error from the siunitx package, that did not occur with MacTex 2010 on Snow Leopard. As a ...
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High precision \includegraphics for LaTeX

\includegraphics produces boxes whose witdth and height are about 0.5pt off: \usepackage{graphicx} ... \setbox0\hbox{\includegraphics[width=\textwidth,height=\textheight]{mypic}} \showthe\textheight ...
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Slow scrolling with Preview on Mac OS X

I've been using Lyx recently, and I've been noticing that the produced pdfs scroll very slowly in Preview, particularly on pages with a lot of text, but it is still noticeable otherwise, even on very ...
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Recommended resolution (dpi) for \includeimage pics (pdflatex)

I designed a newsletter using a logo and a topbanner, 2 pages. It is to be send by mail (A4-paper) and by e-mail (pdf). As usual, I used 300dpi for my graphics. The result is 1.2M in size, which is ...
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Is it possible to embed a TeX flavor in an OS X application?

I'd like to use a nice typesetting engine to generate invoices in PDF format from an OS X application I've developed. I want to respect the licensing but I'm not an expert on that side. I don't need ...
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Images (png) are very blurred when printing pdf (generated with pdflatex) from linux [closed]

When I create a pdf file using pdflatex which includes png images the output of the pdf looks fine in my linux and windows pdf viewer. However, when printing this file from linux to a network printer ...
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Pixelated font as on Texas Instruments calculators

For pedagogical reasons, I would like to build one environment to display something like the screen of one Texas Instruments calculator. What I'm looking for is a way to produce, via pdflatex, one ...
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Latex does not read figure file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the image not appear? I have a LaTeX file, which I compile with pdflatex and I have put some figure with the command ...
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How to use latekmk with feynmf/feynmp?

Background The latexmk tool can be used to automatically process your LaTeX files enough times to generate the output. As discussed here and here, latexmk now supports setting out_dir which passes ...
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pdflatex binaries for win32?

Is the a place where I can download up-to-date win32 binaries of pdflatex (including all other files needed)? I don't need a GUI, just the plain .exe. MikTex-portable contains a pdflatex.exe but ...
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Using Asymptote with pdfLaTeX

I have recently started using LaTeX and have found it amazing. I now use LaTeX for all my documents :). However, now that I need to include some graphs and diagrams in my documents, I have found the ...
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char to integer cast in latex

I am wondering what an integer in LaTeX is. I take this from pdfTeX release notes (2005-08-01) \pdfelapsedtime is a read-only integer that (initially) returns the amount of time passed ...
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Do XeTeX and LuaTeX always use Unicode?

I am writing some functions to manipulate strings. A typical way to produce a character with a given character code is the \lowercase primitive. The following code produces a character with code 234, ...
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How do I get the gnuplottex/epstopdf package to work with “-output-dir” and “-aux-dir” option?

I can't seem to get the gnuplottex package to work with my preferred compile options. This is a (not too) minimal example of what I mean: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{scrreprt} % ...
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checking for whitespace inside verbatim environment

I would like to determine whether a line inside a verbatim environment starts with 3 spaces. I'm using pdflatex and the \pdfmatch primitive. I see that the verbatim environment sets the category ...
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Why using pdf we get better results than using dvi?

In How can I auto adjust a equation to appear in the entire page? (Scale to equations, is this exist?) I asked how I could change the equation sizes. Nothing seemed to work. But the problem was I was ...
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can (pdf)LaTeX change the font in a figure at compilation time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set fonts in matplotlib graphs equal to tex document I create figures using Python / Matplotlib and saved them in .pdf and .eps format. I'm writing a (long and complex) ...
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Drawing a Cube Using Tikz

I'm trying to simply use the example of a cube provided here \begin{tikzpicture}[ back line/.style={densely dotted}, cross line/.style={preaction={draw=white, -, line width=6pt}}] \matrix (m) ...
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Specifying proportional numbers when using Libertine with pdfLaTeX

If I use the Libertine fonts from within XeLaTeX I can specify the use of proportional numbers/figures by including it as an option when I set the main font like so: ...
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Including GIF image in pdflatex document

I'm trying to include GIF image in my LaTeX document. To my understanding this is possible. I'm using pdflatex and I get the following message: ERROR: LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics extension: .gif. ...
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How to export matlab figures to (pdf) LaTeX?

I am writing a student thesis in LaTeX and need to import several figures created in Matlab. I found some programs to do this task: matfig2pgf matlab2tikz fig2texPS The problem is that using one ...
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Get high resolution for bitmap fonts under pdflatex?

I’m using the Boisik font/package, which is not available as Type 1 and so (unless I’ve missed something) is only able to produce bitmapped fonts in the pdf output. By default, the resolution of ...
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Finding a table's row height

I have two tables, one of which has two rows as a header. The first table's header looks something like this: \toprule \footnotesize\textsc{Stars}\\ \tiny{Name} & \tiny{SHA} & \tiny{Dec}\\ ...
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Insert eps graphics with graphicx (file not found)

When I run Andrew Robert's import.tex in MikTeX I get an error message saying that the image file is not found: ! LaTeX Error: File `chick' not found. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for ...
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pdflatex hangs during compiling (every 2nd run) [closed]

Newly, it frequently happens that pdflatex hangs during compile. The system: TeXLive 2010 (yes, I know that 2011 is out already) MacOS X 10.6.8. Texstudio as editor Currently, I'm compiling in ...
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Package hyperref Error: Wrong driver option `pdftex' when using mk4ht

I am trying to convert TeX, made using moderncv, to .doc format. I am trying to use the following 2 commands pdflatex filename.tex mk4ht oolatex filename.tex But I'm getting the following error ! ...
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Adding a signature on an online job application

Nowadays many job applications are sent in digital form as PDF. We use of course LaTeX to create such. Usually you add a cover letter to your CV and credentials. If you sent this as print-out by ...
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Emacs23 and pdflatex

I use emacs23 in my laptop (Ubuntu). I would like to obtain a PDF file with pdflatex. But I don't know how to do. I am a beginner in using emacs23.
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UTF8 Encoding/Mapping in the pdf with PdfTeX (Application to Fourier Font) [closed]

After many search, I have found how to have a pretty good UTF8 mapping (which give no bad result on Acrobat Pro accessibility checking) for lmodern and amsfonts. The code needed is in the minimal ...
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Include the file size of the generated pdf

How can I include the (approximate) file size of the generated pdf within a pdflatex document? I envision having to compile it three times: once to create the pdf, a second time to write the size to ...
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Using LuaTeX as a replacement for pdfTeX

In this question Differences between LuaTeX, ConTeXt and XeTeX various differences between LuaTeX and XeTeX (and ConTeXt) are discussed. And in this question Using XeLaTeX instead of pdfLaTeX a recipe ...
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my french é is being shown as a weird Ãl’

I'm writing a Dutch / French document, so I defined \usepackage[dutch,french,british]{babel} in my headers, but my french é is being shown as a weird Ãl’. I tried changing the encoding in ...
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Line breaking words with apostrophe gets overflows

I'm using this Latex document class (that's the class used for the CHI/TEI conferences) and I'm facing a strange problem with automatic newlines with words having apostrophes: in Italian we are used ...
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Curious interaction between KOMA, fontenc and hyperref when using hidden glossary entries

In this question is asked how to hide single entries from my acronyms list. The solution works fine in the minimal example from that question. However, trying to use that solution in my actual ...
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Can't use pstricks - boundingbox error

This is a technical problem arising from this question: Bending snakes with xy-pic and also regarding the accepted answer to this question: How to use PSTricks in pdfLaTeX? \documentclass{article} ...
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Same preamble in 2 files causes pdflatex to crash in just one

I was compiling two different files with the exact same preamble. The important thing is that I'm using together scrbook and classicthesis (with also classicthesis-preamble loaded) but when I compile ...
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How to set security options for a PDF using pdflatex

My questions is very simple. How can I set security setting for a PDF file created with PDFLatex? I should set some password or print permissions, etc.
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Empty page with pdflatex generated documents while printing [closed]

I am having a HP Color Laserjet 2550Ln. Every time when I am printing a PDF file generated by pdflatex, the printer throws out an additional empty page at the end. I don't think it's a printer ...
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CVPR Style in draft mode fails to compile pstricks figure

I'm new to this pstricks figures. So I apologize if my question is very basic. So this is the problem. I have a style from CVPR, cvpr.sty, and a figure that I create using a script that creates ...
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Enable searching in a pdflatex-generated document

I'm typesetting a book in French, and I noticed that diacritics broke the search function of Adobe reader. For example, if I write "Numérotation" in my latex document, then Adobe Reader won't find any ...
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Easily assign undefined ligatures with pdfLaTeX?

Ulrike Fischer showed how Linux Libertine's special ligatures are accessible. Even though she also pointed me at a chapter of the LaTeX Graphics Companion, I'm not really sure how to get these ...
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How to get DVI files vs PDF files when using pstricks, aquamacs, and mactex

My setup is generating DVI output vs PDF when using pstricks with Aquamacs 2.3a and MacTex 2011 Simple latex files will create pdf files as expected from inside aquamacs and auto view in skim. When ...
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Including different content based on whether xelatex or pdflatex is invoked [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I write a document that is compilable with both latex and xetex? I use XeLaTeX for my documents, and have a font set that I like. However, I also work with coauthors ...
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How to make text copy in PDF previewers ignore lineno line numbers?

I'm using lineno for a document. I have it configured to put line numbers in the margins of the document. I generate PDF using pdflatex. Here's the problem: when people copy a region of text in a ...
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Example of Javascript form within pdflatex

Can someone please show me an example of how to include a simple Javascript form within a pdflatex document? Can someone please show me an example of accessing and modifying the PDF file's DOM from ...