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Switch from phv to cmr in math mode using beamer

In my beamer document I am unable to switch to cmr for formulae since they look weird otherwise. Minimal Working Example: \documentclass{mybeamer} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Why characters UTF-8 encoded are ISO-8859-1 encoded when written in an external file

For an UTF-8 encoded file as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % \newwrite\outtmp \immediate\openout\outtmp=out.tmp % \begin{document} ...
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Problem in Texmaker after reinstalling MiKTeX: 'the memory dump file could not be found'

I had MiKTeX, with TeXworks and Texmaker running fine on my Windows 7 machine, except the package manager crashed whenever I opened it. So I decided to uninstall and reinstall everything LaTeX on my ...
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Embed all the fonts during compiling with pdflatex?

My paper has the font TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT not embedded in itself, and therefore fails the IEEE submission check. I am able to embed it with Acrobat by printing the PDF. However, I find it changes ...
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problem with .cls in pdflatex always only on second run [closed]

when i try to compile my document with pdflatex it says 'elsarticle.cls' not found but if i re run pdflatex it suddenly works. tried everything i found on the interwebs (reinstalling the package using ...
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PDFLaTeX encoding problem [duplicate]

I am generating a pdf file with PDFLaTeX. The content of the pdf looks well at a first glance. However if I try to copy and paste the text to somewhere else the text look like this: ❉✐❡ ▼❡♥❣❡ ❛♥ ...
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knitr yielding different output in pdf than in R console

I am running RStudio Version 0.98.484 and R version 3.0.2 on OS X Mavericks. While using knitr I noticed a discrepancy between the console output from a summary() command and that generated in the ...
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Instant Preview of Latex to PDF in silent mode with fast compiling

Please i am working on a project should provide fast compiling of Latex files in silent mode so the user should not see any process and just preview the final pdf file produced and i need it faster ...
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Change direction of a textbox, taking up space from above instead from below

I am designing a custom theme for my LaTeX presentations. This is my title page: Now when I have a longer title, this happens: Here's my code (according to this post): \defbeamertemplate*{title ...
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Plain TeX: missing symbol

I've tried to compile (both pdfTeX and XeTeX) simple code: ☺ \bye But in result I have a plain page, without anything. What's wrong?
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How to use format files in a different directory

I have successfully built my own format file from a large preamble. I can successfully use it when I pdflatex with the .tex in the same directory as the .fmt, but how do I access that .fmt file if I ...
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Document in Spanish with IPA and Greek, failing in PDFLaTeX and XeLaTeX

I was passing some documents I had in HTML to LaTeX for a better printout. While the main language of those documents is Spanish (and a few more are in English) there have snips in other languages, ...
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How to modify TEXMFHOME in texmaker on Mac when running a command?

I have got a complex latex document that we are meant to compile using make. It works fine but I would prefer to use texmaker. However, in the Makefile I can see that I need to modify TEXMFHOME and ...
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Input Encoding bugged on Windows 7 WinEdt?

When my girlfriend processes her code in WinEdt on Windows 7, she gets awkward looking "special" letters. (Precisly, these are Serbian letters -- from our home country.) She used: \usepackage[T1, ...
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Installing EB Garamond for pdfLaTeX (encore)

At the moment I try to get the EB Garamond font to work on my windows machine (under MikTeX 2.9), but I failed. By searching TeX.SX I found this two questions: EB Garamond on LaTeX Installing ...
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poor man's condensed with pdflatex

I am looking for a solution to create "poor man's condensed" with pdflatex. Here I found an answer that works with XeTeX, however it uses package fontspec, but I need something for pdflatex. And as in ...
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Selectively disable dash ligatures in LuaLaTeX

With pdfLaTeX, I can print two hyphens using -{}-. This does not seem to work in LuaLaTeX. Indeed, the following snippet \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} en dash -- two dashes -{}- ...
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How to diagnose 'gs' failure converting eps to pdf as part of pdflatex

I'm creating a beamer presentation using a custom theme with company logos on the frametitle and footer of the pages. I've got these in EPS format and the resulting document does generate correctly ...
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pdfpages not working with classicthesis

I am trying to use a title page I found in this website (Showcase of beautiful title page done in TeX) which begins with \documentclass. As I try to include it in the main tex file, LaTeX returns an ...
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tikz externalization using lualatex over pdflatex

I am trying to externalize tikz plots using lualatex while encapsulating the whole tex file with pdflatex. I still couldn't figure out why this method is not working. I am using miktex and texstudio. ...
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kvoptions and conditional environment

I'm trying to create a package with a single option, which provides an environment, which behaves differently if called by latex or pdflatex XeLaTeX. I tried to use kvoptions, but I'm a little lost. ...
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Multiple images to PDF using pdflatex [duplicate]

For a long time I used to losslessly convert muliple PNGs to a single PDF using the following template: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{pdfpages} \usepackage[margin=0pt]{geometry} ...
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What does the command \ifCLASSINFOpdf mean?

I found this section in my journal template: \ifCLASSINFOpdf % \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} % declare the path(s) where your graphic files are % \graphicspath{{../pdf/}{../jpeg/}} % and ...
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pdflatex: encoding problems for macros defined before documenclass

I use pdflatex to create a bunch of personalised documents. From a list of names I generate tex files for each John and Jane Doe of the form: \newcommand{\firstname}{John} \newcommand{\lastname}{Doe} ...
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pdftex maxing out my CPU on Mac

First, some info on my system: Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) MacTex 2013 Distribution (http://tug.org/mactex/) Using Latexing package in Sublime Text 3 (might be relevant) Skim pdf viewer (as per the ...
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Sublime Text 2 - use typeset latex instead of pdflatex

I just started using this tool and it looks awesome. However I started working on a project I started in TeXShop and I have always used latex typesetting. (I'm on OSX 10.9) Now when I try to compile ...
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tilde and scalable fonts

I regularly use a combination of pslatex.sty and pdflatex to produce pdf documents. Some of this are for student use and I have come across a problem with the tilde character. Using default LaTeX ...
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Problem using adobe sourcesanspro

I'm using TeX Live 2012 on CrunchBang Linux (which is a derivative of Debian wheezy), and trying to get Adobe Source Sans Pro running, following this post: How can I use Source Sans Pro in Tex-Live ...
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psfrag substitute when using pdflatex

My standard way of including math in figures so far was to use psfrag and latex+dvips+ps2pdf. I am now moving to pdflatex and tend to prepare my graphics in pdf format. I was wondering if there ...
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Get chapter numbers as text in the report class

im trying to get my chapter numbers printed as text, but on the way there i messed up my section numbers with text "ONE" and "TWO" an such, here is what i was doing, This code centers, pull up and ...
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Bundle PDF+LaTeX source and open with Preview [closed]

There must be a solution to the following OS X and LaTeX related problem and I think it could be interesting to a lot of people: I would like to create a new file type ".pdflatex", a document bundle, ...
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Insert LaTeX command after a character inside \texttt{} [duplicate]

Is it possible to parse the argument of a macro for a specified character and insert another LaTeX command after it? I got this LaTeX source, which breaks the \hbox: \documentclass[draft]{article} ...
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lining vs oldstyle figures, with the Berenis font from Arkandis and fontaxes

I've just started trying to use the Berenis font with the fontaxes package and am getting the following warning messages: Package fontaxes Warning: I don't know how to decode (fontaxes) ...
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pdflatex, dvips: cannot determine size of graphic in … (no Bound ingBox)

I know that there are threads related to this, but it is really painful... I would like to insert images saved from a tool into latex. The images could be saved in any format of the followings: PNG, ...
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Why is the file size/compilation-time of a beamer presentation increased if the `handout` option is removed?

I did a beamer presentation recently and was annoyed by The increase in file size when the handout option is not given. The increase in time it took to run pdflatex I think these two problems ...
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Rubber with etex package

I am using rubber to compile my documents. In some of them (usually Beamer presentations), I use the etex package. In such a case, rubber aims to use as the command elatex to invoke the e-TeX engine ...
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Text and symbols get capped in math mode

I use these the following setup in my preamble: \documentclass[oribibl]{llncs} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{todonotes} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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Texworks compiling acting non-deterministic. Difficulty adding images to document [closed]

I am trying to add some png graphics to a document. The figure section on its own compiles, as does the remainder of the document. Combined, it always errors out the first time but sometimes just re ...
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Setting default image dpi using sphinx and texi2pdf

In QGIS project, we are using Sphinx to create our documentation as HTML and PDF. We are having a bit of a problem with figures as they show a bit blurry in PDF. I found out that the reason is ...
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New map file with LaTeX [closed]

I'm trying to use the textgreek package to typeset a sigma (σ) in a Roman/upright face. Unfortunately, I need to include trees drawn with the xyling package, which requires me to typeset with the ...
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\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} makes the font look awful in Google Chrome [duplicate]

I am using MikTex, and reduced the problem to the following document: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % this causes the problem \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor ...
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LuaLaTeX — too high memory usage [closed]

I've recently made my project buildable under LuaLaTeX. This is a bibliography database project which uses biblatex and biber to compile the database to produce something about 66-paged pdf file. ...
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Where does TeXShop stores the console output?

I'm using pdflatexmk with TeXShop and I would like to search in the console output. TeXShop itself does not allow this (I even can't select the output), but I can not find a log file containing a copy ...
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Metafont (or alternative ways to get your own scripts within LaTeX)

My main experience with Metafont was Christopher Grandsire's The METAFONTtutorial which I think is a good and concise description of the language and its tricks, but I've missing one important part: ...
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Using Metapost inline in LaTeX (no ConTeXt)

When I was more active in LaTeX and Metapost (~10 years ago) I could not find a way to directly use Metapost in LaTeX. There were few tutorials on how to use it within ConTeXt, but for using it with ...
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Command line pdflatex vs TeXShop

In short my document is compiling without a problem with TeXShop and not at all with command line pdflatex. What is strange is that pdflatex does not recognize some basic packages, that are installed, ...
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listings font size that fits 80 columns?

I want to include code in my LaTeX document using the listings package. My googling has not found me any configuration of the font size that actually fits approximately 80 columns to the width of the ...
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Chemnum/PS-Frag with EPS-Files and PNG-Files [duplicate]

In my research report, I would like to include both, EPS files to achieve automatic numbering of my compounds in schemes with chemnum and also PNG files to include 3D structures of my molecules. I ...
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Is there a way to use ebgaramond with lining numbers (as default) in pdflatex?

Is there a way to use ebgaramond with lining numbers as default in pdflatex?
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Trouble using ffmpeg to encode a h264 video in a .mp4 container to use with media9

I can't get an ffmpeg encoded libx264 video in a .mp4 container to work with media9 and beamer. The pdf is created using pdfLaTeX. It seems to be some kind of ffmpeg issue since the following work ...