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pdflatex/xelatex problems with MinionPro

I am successfully using package MinionPro for pdflatex. I would like to use it also in xelatex (the math part, actually), so that I can add opentype features to the main text font. However, I am ...
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Can PDFLaTeX produce PDF/A? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X? I wonder if pdflatex can produce a standard PDF/A-1 or PDF/A-2 for archival purposes. That would be quite useful. Of course by that I ...
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Why is LyX trying to convert every image into eps?

I am trying to insert an image into my document. I tried following formats: PNG, JPG, PDF, SVG (using inkscape) and BMP. No matter what I do I get following error: LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics ...
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pdflatex “Command token too long” error

I am getting this error trying to compile a latex document using pdflatex. I've stripped the tex file down to this \documentclass[letterpaper,oneside,12pt]{article} ...
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Ugly font rendering [closed]

I've seen several recommendations of using T1 encoding \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}, so I did. But I did notice a difference in font rendering, and it's not prettier. Old OT1: T1 encoding: I know the ...
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Small capitals if available, normal (large) capitals if not

In French, it is customary to typeset centuries and other numbers in Roman numerals in small capitals if available, or normal (large) capitals if not. If I use \textsc{vi} to typeset "6", I risk it ...
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Creating a PDF of version 1.5 and using the etexcmds-package

When I compile this MWE: \documentclass{report} \pdfminorversion=5 \usepackage{etexcmds} \begin{document} Hi! \end{document} with pdflatex from TeXlive 2011, then I get in the log-file: ...
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Losing check box entries when saving LaTeX-generated PDF form

The code below implements a simple PDF form. Some PDF readers can save the form after it has been filled to a PDF with the new state. This works for the text entry whose entry is saved but the state ...
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What version of PDF to use with pdfTeX

What version of PDF should I be specifying when using pdfTeX? I know it defaults to 1.5, so that you can have object compression. Is there any reason I would want to raise this? For example, will I ...
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LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics extension: .ps

When I try to compile this file http://danjer.doudouke.org/_media/tech/dokutexit/playground.zip this error occurs: ! LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics extension: .ps. I'm using TeXworks Version 0.4.3 ...
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How to convert a LaTeX file with pstricks code to pdf?

I am new to LaTeX and was writing an article with MikTeX. But when I insert a pspicture and compile the file into pdf format, the pspicture just does not show up. But if I compile the file into ps, ...
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Date in CV in English

I'm translating my CV from Finnish to English. How can I change the date when I compile the file? It says 19. tammikuuta 2012 in Finnish. \documentclass[a4paper]{amsart} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...
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How can I keep browsing my pdf with synctex at the same time as LaTeX is rebuilding it?

As discussed here pdflatex preview problem: white pdf pages with only hyperref-rectangles visible during compile? when working on my dissertation which takes a long time to compile (even when ...
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How do I encode foreign characters so that they are searchable in the resultant PDF file?

This may be a PDF problem rather than a LaTeX problem, but as it involves pdfLaTeX output I'm hoping I won't get my wrist slapped too hard. I'm creating a bibliography, and inevitably some of the ...
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Add PDF bookmark manually

I would like to add a bookmark to the table of contents. This page shows a method, but \pdfbookmark is not recognised as a command. This is my document header: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} ...
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What's the difference between pdfTeX and pdfLaTeX?

I've been working on a project and compiled it using pdfLaTeX, then tried to compile using pdftex and got a whole lot of errors. I'd like to know why that would happen since it's a very plain file and ...
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Why does Acrobat not see LaTeX (pdflatex) generated form fields? [closed]

I used the hyperref package and pdflatex to make a nice PDF form. The form works fine in that I can fill out the fields and save the contents. However, I want to make a fancy field that performs a ...
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pdflatex sporadic broken pipe errors when generating PDFs from .tex file [closed]

I've written software which generates rather long PDFs from generated .tex files with pdflatex. On occasion, I'll get broken pipe errors which cause the pdf generation to fail. I have trouble ...
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Using .pdf in Kile: cannot determine size of graphics

I am using Kile on a Red Hat/Gnome desktop at my university. My figures are made in R on a Windows machine. When I try to add figures to my report class LaTeX document, using the following code: ...
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Invert Background and Text Colours across Whole Document with pdflatex

When using pdflatex is there a simple way to invert the colors to give white text on a black background across the whole document? I'd like the colours to be inverted whilst I write and edit the ...
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pdflatex preview problem: white pdf pages with only hyperref-rectangles visible during compile?

I'm having a problem, which breaks my workflow (as I'm working on a very large document, where a full latexmk run may take 10 minutes and even compiling the chapters I'm currently working on with ...
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Could someone help with me LaTeX ? I don't know why it isn't compiling

I am new to LaTeX and i guess computer science in general. I am trying to generate a pdf with an image. I am having a lot of problems. I use MiKTeX 2.8 Here is what I entered \documentclass{report} ...
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Fast PNG embedding using pdflatex

I have a LaTeX document, that includes a lot PNG images. It takes about 18 second to compile. Most of the time is spent for the inclusion of the PNG images. The pdfTeX 1.40 manual from ctan states on ...
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libertine font package doesn't work anymore (December 2011)

If you're using an up-to-date system and you're having trouble with using the Linux Libertine fonts, you should probably check out Linux Libertine package and fonts not working any more (fall 2012), ...
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Uppercase Smallcaps with LaTeX (not XeLaTeX)?

In XeLaTeX there is an UppercaseSmallCaps font option (as mentioned in this question for example) that will cause upper-case letters to be rendered in small-caps and lower-case letters to remain. ...
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TeXLive 2011: pdfLaTeX does not convert eps to pdf for eps files in subdirectories

As from 2010, TexLive has been converting .eps files directly to pdf file if the compilation is done with PDFLaTeX. Thus a file named coilsans.eps will be automatically be converted to a file named ...
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How to include a PDF image into a PDFLaTeX document

I am generating a PDF file using pdflatex and need to include another PDF file. The reason is that I have a graphMl file which I exported from yEd graph editor to a PDF file, named sample.pdf. The TeX ...
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Convert LaTeX to HTML

Is there a converter that will convert LaTeX to HTML? I have tried several services but the LaTeX diagrams and some of the maths came out weird. I actually converted the Latex to PDF without a ...
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How to debug an infinite loop in pdfLaTeX code

I have some code which crashes when loading the myriadpro package and loading in the document only the symbol \oiint \documentclass[]{scrbook} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{amsmath} % ...
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Easiest way to make a document using TTF portable

Although I've found a way to install fonts, I would like to distribute a .tex document along with any font it's using and be able to compile it without having to install these fonts. For instance, I ...
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Printing entire PDF slide not just one item per page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a nice way to compile a beamer presentation without the pauses? I compiled a PDF from LaTeX. When I print the PDF it prints only one item per page. I want it to ...
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referencing main subequation

In the following example i labeled each subeqnation. \begin{subequations} \begin{gather} R_0 = 0 \label{subeqn:ini-cond-r} \\ N_0 = 0 \label{subeqn:ini-cond-n} \end{gather} ...
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Expansion in \numexpr…\relax versus \pdfstrcmp

The \numexpr...\relax construction in eTeX allows to evaluate numerical expressions, and it expands tokens fully as it goes. The \pdfstrcmp{...}{...} construction in pdfTeX lets us compare two lists ...
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Different graphic formats in a document

I have a large LaTeX document with figures in .eps, .pdf, .png, .tif(f), .jpg formats as well as pstricks code and psfrag fragment. One approach to compile this document is to use an external program ...
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Image quality using PDFLaTeX

I've got some PNG images within my LaTeX document. The quality of the image files is sufficient and the result using LaTeX and viewing the resulting DVI file is quite what I expect - looks good. But ...
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eps figures with pdflatex

In a recent discussion on this site I learned that using \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} makes it possible to run pdflatex on files containing eps and pstricks files (and psfrag usage as well). Now a ...
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How to use shading in TikZ when rotating the picture?

I have the following problem: I want to draw a rectangle and around it, there should be some smooth fading to the background (white). I found the shading technique of tikz quite interesting. The ...
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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 ...