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Unknown Graphics Extension PNG/PDF

I was having no problem with this until a couple of hours ago. Everything was working perfectly, until pdftex suddenly decided to throw errors on including graphics (example is png, but was originally ...
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Render utf8 characters in pdf

I have a *.tex document encoded in UTF-8 which includes these characters: ⎡6 1⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎣5 3⎦ I'm having troubles reproducing such characters (apart from the numbers of course). I tried the ...
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Disabling “destination with the same identifier” with package silence

I'm trying to disable the warning pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (name{thm.1}) has been already used, duplicate ignored" using the silence package as suggested here: ...
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Error from bibtex

I want to upload my academic paper to a journal. In my home system, I run pdflatex and bibtex to build the pdf and everything is fine. The submission website, requires all source files including ...
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Prevent scaling of printout of PDF without using hyperref

pdftex produces PDF. We need a viewer to view the PDF and print it. Some of those viewers tend to scale the printout: the letters shrink. This is a bug especially of the Adobe Reader and explained ...
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Why am I getting an error when trying to send a tex string to pdflatex executable?

According to the help file: $ pdflatex --help Usage: pdftex [OPTION]... [TEXNAME[.tex]] [COMMANDS] or: pdftex [OPTION]... \FIRST-LINE or: pdftex [OPTION]... &FMT ARGS ...
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Xelatex is not compiling

I am trying to include Unicode characters in a latex template, which look like this \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{acl2015} \usepackage{xunicode} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times} ...
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How to make LaTeX-PDF as 'machine readable' as Word-PDF [closed]

I am using LaTeX to typeset my CV. Many companies now do not personally read applicants' submissions but instead scan them for keywords and phrases using a piece of software. I have the impression ...
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Let pdflatex/Lualatex write a PDF “checkpoint”

Assume that you have a program that is writing a report while it computes, and the report is a LaTeX file with text, TikZ figures, ect. that needs to be compiled to a PDF before it can be viewed ...
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LyX cannot output to pdflatex for a specific file

A friend gave me a copy of his thesis template (which works for him), but when I try to use it myself, most of the LaTeX 'view' options are grayed out: Strangely enough, the options aren't grayed ...
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Biblatex: How can I get same bibliography when compiling region in AUCTEX as in the complete “master” document?

Preliminary remark This problem is constantly annoying me, so I'd like to find a solution. From my experience with biber I thought I would just need to copy/rename some files created by bibtex to ...
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longtable widths have changed, and overfull vbox. Rerunning LaTeX is no help

I'm having a problem publishing a document. One of the warnings I'm seeing is: Package longtable Warning: Table widths have changed. Rerun LaTeX. Earlier in the pdflatex execution, there's this ...
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How can I write a spiral symbol?

How can I get a spiral like There seems to be a spiral-like unicode codepoint: http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/aa5c/index.htm I tried \documentclass[varwidth=true, ...
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Combination of llncs and html packages, \pdfoutput and \and (backslash and) makes an error [closed]

With the following document which combines: llncs class, \pdfoutput, html package and \and I get an error: \documentclass[a4paper]{llncs} \pdfoutput=1 \usepackage{html} \title{asdf} \author{asdf ...
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Part of Document missing in output pdf file

this problem seems really weird to me. I'm using texmaker. When I click PDFLaTeX, I don't get any error messages, but in the output pdf I am missing a certain part of my document. The missing part is ...
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PDF optimization packages/options

I noticed that when compiling any document in TeX, the resulting PDF can be reduced in size by quite much. For example, take \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...
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inputenc -w- \scantokens \expandafter

Sorry to bother everyone again - this is a followup question to my earlier question: Can openout handle a filename with spaces? (I suppose I can combine this with the earlier question, but this ...
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Why does biber increase compilation time of pdflatex runs dramatically (factor 2.8!!)?

Since I am using biber, the compilation time for my document has increased dramatically. It's a dissertation with <300 pages and a full latexmk compilation suddenly needed 26 minutes which is not ...
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Remove extra blank page before bibliography in chapter class

I have a [twoside]{book} document. The problem is that before bibliography there is an extra white page. In particular, the chapter before bibliography ends in an even page. The bibliography chapter ...
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pdflatex suddenly takes much longer to compile document - how to find the reason?

I've done some major changes in my document (dissertation, nearly 300 pages) and now compiling time has increased nearly by factor 3! One pdflatex run took normally less than 3 minutes before and now ...
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TikZ \tkzFct are blank under Ubuntu

But under sharelatex they just worked fine (I might have modified some thinghs though). The code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{tkz-fct} ...
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How to write below \bullet in Latex [duplicate]

I have to write something under the symbol \bullet in Latex. Is it possible? I'm using the class beamer. Here it is an example of a frame: \begin{frame} \begin{itemize} \item<1-> Products ...
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Webform not recognizing my PDF as a PDF [closed]

Sometimes when i try to upload my resume onto an online form the site wont accept my file saying something along the lines of: The file you uploaded is not a PDF file. This has happened to me a ...
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Use Matlab 2014b figures (via Inkscape) in pdfTeX

I know there are many threads related to this topic, but I still could not find a satisfying solution. Summary Matlab 2014b figures -> export as .eps or .svg -> load into Inkscape (problem is in ...
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Labeling in Mathematica to match the font size same as in LaTeX

I have some plot Plot[a, {a, -6, 6}] I need to use it in Latex. However the problem is that labeling text style in Mathematica does not match with LaTeX text. So what I do, I copy the figure ...
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Why XeLaTeX and PDFLaTeX give different outputs for Beamer presentation

I have 3 questions: Why does the following code (see below) give different results in XeLaTeX than PDFLaTeX? Which one is incorrect? (My guess is that XeLaTeX's output is incorrect.) How do I ...
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clickable chapters on even and odd pages

Following the great idea of Gonzalo Medina presented in Clickable Chapters on the right side of each page, I wanted to extend this also for two sided books. What I am doing wrong? It seems that this ...
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tcolorbox vs KOMAoptions: TeX capacity exceed

I tried to put a box around a definition, but got an error. The problem is, I am using a huge template, so I do not really understand most of the settings. If I add this to my file: ...
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How do I redefine the QED symbol to be a Unicode character?

I want to redefine the default QED symbol to be some Unicode character from the big list, e.g. 26C4, a snowman. I wrote this MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb} ...
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Top align content of a table in beamer

I am trying to include a media inside a table as: \item \begin{tabular}[t!]{p{5cm}l} some text here & \includemedia[ activate=onclick, width=0.45\textwidth ...
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Caption position in LaTeX

I have a figure in which i have labelled axes manually. \begin{figure}[H] \centering \setlength{\unitlength}{0.1\textwidth} \begin{picture}(5,3.5) \put(-0.1,0.1){$0$} \put(-0.1,3){$1$} ...
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tikzmark and xelatex

There seems to be a problem with tikzmark and xelatex. Ulrike Fischer from the xetex list helped to track this down. The following code does not work when compiled with xelatex but produces the ...
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How to deduplicate and sort a list of \pagerefs?

I have a document comprised of three large, multi-page tables, all of which have links to items in a list of figures at the end. By generating md5 labels when I generate the latex for the tables, I ...
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Why does bibencoding influence normal text outside bibliography? Character ß becomes SS in pdf file!

My .tex files use textencoding latin1. For some practical reason I wanted to switch my bibliography .bib files to UTF8. I tried that and (as the bibliography now was not typeset correctly) found the ...
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LaTeX Tikz - “did you forget a semicolon” with this flowchart [closed]

I cannot get this document to render. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} % Define block styles \tikzstyle{decision} ...
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Libertine font displays slightly bold in XeLaTex compared to PdfLaTeX [duplicate]

I love using libertine font in my document. It looks nice and clear when compiled using pdflatex. But I got different result when compiled using xelatex. It seems to be a slightly bold in my screen. ...
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TeXworks pdflatex compilation does not terminate

I am new to LaTeX. I took a sample tex code and tried to typeset using TeXworks after choosing pdflatex option. I get this displayed in the console output. This is pdfTeX, Version ...
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pstricks not working with thesis template

I've been trying to get the pst-optexp package working with the thesis template I have, and it's been a nightmare. I'm using MikTeX with pdflatex compilation, as as previously mentioned in How to use ...
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While running texmaker I found an error .Can you please help me in solving this?

Error is: Error : could not start the command : pdflatex --output-directory=build -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "comeon".tex".
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How to compile latex even when pdf is open in windows using MiKTeX?

In Linux, you can edit the source .tex file and on compilation the changes reflect in the pdf file even if pdf file is open in some pdf viewer. I tried this on kile. But the same doesn't happen in ...
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Can't use pdflatex in textmate since 2.0-beta.6.8

Here is the temp.tex : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \begin{document} TEST \end{document} and the temp.log : This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded ...
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Compiling tex file using pdflatex and cmd - strange behavior [duplicate]

I'm have a really strange problem here. I have a tex file which I compile to a pdf file using the pdflatex.exe which comes with MikTeX. The Problem is now that it seems a problem when the tex-file ...
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How best to re-define the \includegraphics command?

I'm trying to re-define the \includegraphics command to add surrounding code to hide warnings using the silence package. So far I have the following MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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Filesize command amount dependent?

When writing a cv I decided to separate tex file from content. I copied the content to a csv file in order to load it with datatool. But this greatly increases the size of the PDF: Complete content ...
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Add hyperlinks to LaTeX generated PDF (without changing sources)

Sometimes you are given a PDF created with LaTeX but without hyperref. This is ok for printing but navigating the document on-screen can get annoying if the document is very long. My question is: ...
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Difficult mdframed example

I want to do this mdframed model: Which is the example 6 of the page 21 and 22 of this pdf: http://texdoc.net/texmf-dist/doc/latex/mdframed/mdframed.pdf My question is if it is correct or not, ...
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TextMate crashes after creating the bibliography

I'm writing my thesis in latex using TextMate. Everything was going fine, but after an update yesterday it is not willing to compile my file. I tried to remove all the 'clutter' that latex creates and ...
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strange error trying to compile Latex document

Hello I am writing my thesis in Latex on Textmate 2 and I am getting a strange error since yesterday. When compiling with Textmate I am getting Error Code 1 and in the Terminal there is this error: ...
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How does LaTeX wikibook configured pdflatex works

The LaTeX wikibooks says this: This PDF was generated by the LaTeX typesetting software. The LaTeX source code is included as an attachment (source.7z.txt) in this PDF file. To extract the ...
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Mapping Private Use Area characters in pdflatex?

Let's say I want to use the font Desconsolata.ttf from Oracc: The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus - Unicode fonts for Oracc; and in particular, I want to use the Private Use Area characters: ...