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Expandable full expansion of tokens that preserves catcodes

Is it possible to fully expand tokens in an expandable manner and preserves category codes? I'd like to do this just using pdfTeX. I'm looking for something that would work like this: \def\foo{foo} ...
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amsfonts become pixelated in PDF

I'm completely new to LaTeX. I've downloaded LyX 1.6.8 which uses MiKTeX 2.9, so there is probably some markup which is not required. When I create a PDF from this a bitmap font of AMSFonts is used. ...
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pdflatex-fmt-doesnt-match-pdftex-pool

Using Kile 2.1 beta 4, TeXlive2010 on Ubuntu 10.04 the call of pdflatex from kile fails with the error "pdflatex-fmt-doesnt-match-pdftex-pool" as it has been reported here. However, I can compile ...
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Disable movie15 movies and U3D graphics for printing

I am using the movie15 package to include movies and U3D graphics into my document. I have it setup so that a PDF reader not supporting U3D will display a static image which I have chosen instead. ...
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Hyperref: Scandinavian characters (æø) don't work in \url, hyperlink is wrong

Background A while ago it became possible to use the letters æ, ø and å in URLs, and some websites, like the encyclopaedia Store Norske Leksikon, has made use of this. Recently, a question was ...
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Math symbols not showing while using fontspec

Math, symbols are not showing when i am using the fontspec package. Here i paste the command and output please tell me as to how i can rectify this. Command: \documentclass[10pt,amssymb]{revtex4} ...
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How to annotate PDF files generated by pdflatex?

I want to annotate some PDF files (created with pdflatex), e.g. word x is missing here this part of a sentence should be moved to the front replace word x by y highlight this sentence insert a note ...
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Exit codes of pdfLaTeX

In the script I presented in this question I encountered the following problem. In case of a compilation error, I have to cancel the execution of pdflatex 3 times. This can be very annoying. I would ...
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Temporarily changing document class in LaTeX/resetting pdfLaTeX

How can I temporarily cause pdfLaTeX to forget everything that I've told it and start with a new document class? I've modified the example environment from the lshort document: ...
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\includegraphics and \includepdf both remove all copy (text) from my (R outputted) pdf graphs, using pdfTeX

I'm using pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009) (format=pdflatex 2010.8.30) in TexMaker 2.1 on Mac OSX. I installed the whatever latex packages using the "easier" method at ...
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Beamer slides look blurry at lower resolutions

I prepare slides using Beamer and PDFLaTeX. The command I use to run PDFLaTeX is the default AUCTeX command: pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode "\input" <INPUT_FILE> The slides look fine on ...
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Is there any way to include an animated GIF directly?

Is there any way to include an animated GIF directly in either PDFLaTeX or XeLaTeX? I realize the animate package can include animations in a PDF, but it doesn't support animated GIFs and you have to ...
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Specify -job-name option to pdflatex with special characters

I'm working on a python script that will compile a series of latex documents according to a work list. Basically, the script reads the file name and title of a document, adds a couple of things that ...
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\vspace in beamer

I'm trying to produce some padding around a table in a beamer slide. I've tried using \vspace{10mm} but that doesn't seem to produce anything. Other vertical spacing commands such as \bigskip don't ...
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Differences in texlive implementations

I run the same input file in two computers, one having TeX Live/Debian under Ubuntu, the other with TeX Live/opensuse under SUSE 11.1. The second one fails to handle the file properly. In ...
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What is the status of pdfsync?

The pdfsync homepage states that: At the end of this summer (2007), pdfsync is slowly migrating to pdftex itself. We are working at giving pdftex all the pdfsync ability and more... The pdfsync ...
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Make ligatures in Linux Libertine copyable (and searchable)

I'm currently working on an essay written in LaTeX form. I'm facing problems with ligatures - in my pdf output (rendered using pdftex) opened in Adobe Reader I get X's and V's when copy-pasting words ...
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Regular expressions with pdfTeX

How can one use \pdfmatch with regular expressions and where can one find a listing and description of all the available pdfTeX primitives and help on their use? Edit The latest issue of the pdfTeX ...
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Why does TeX Live's pdfTeX's %& parsing override the executable name?

In testing my answer to this question, I initially wrote the file %& eplain % code to answer question here \bye and compiled with pdftex e. Much to my surprise, the penultimate line of output ...
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Pros and Cons XeTeX vs pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is XeTeX exactly and why should I use it? I have been using LaTeX for a while now and compiling via pdflatex on my Mac. I have recently started to want more ...
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Generate large document by pdfTeX, then break result into many PDF files while preserving links

This is the PDF file of a book I wrote: http://www.abstractmath.org/Handbook/handbook.pdf It takes a long time to download because it is a big file. I generated it using pdfLaTeX. Is there a way to ...
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Lyx template for scientific paper

Anyone know of any simple Template for scientific paper which is easy to modify and looks great? So that i don't have to use several hour to find out the syntax.
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How does one typeset a URL?

I'd like to insert a URL into this document. Is there a "correct" way of doing that? If so, is there a way to turn it into a link inside the final pdf generated with pdfTeX or XeTeX?
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Does anything like a “pdfXeLaTeX” exist?

I have generally been using pdfLaTeX to typeset my documents. I recently heard about XeTeX which supposedly is the same thing, except has better support for things like unicode and fonts. Is there a ...
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Which packages can you use to improve the typographic quality?

List here which packages can be used to make text easier to read and nicer to look at. After all, the superior typographic quality is one of the main reasons to prefer LaTeX to, for example, MS Word.
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How can I create a multiline split inside of a radical inside of an array environment?

I have an align like this: \begin{align*} \sigma &= \sqrt{\sum_x \left[ (x-\mu_x)^2\mathbf{f}(x) \right] } = \sqrt{\frac{1}{10}\sum_x (x-\mu_x)^2 } \ &= \sqrt{\frac{1}{10}( (0-.45)^2 ...
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htlatex leaves undefined reference (“??” link) but pdflatex produces correct output

We have a large document that runs through pdflatex and through htlatex. The pdflatex output is fully ok. The htlatex output is also ok (it contains all images etc.) except that for some ...
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Boxes in LaTeX not proper

\setlength\fboxrule{2pt}\setlength\fboxsep{2mm} \fbox{ Let $f:[0,1] \to \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function. If $f$ is infinitely differentiable, \ then prove that $f$ coincides with a ...
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What is the best way to insert document-level JavaScript in LaTeX documents

I have been toying with the idea of converting some forms at work to interactive forms. I have tried some of the routines that come with insdljs, but they seem a bit dated. The idea is very ...
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Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX

Until now, I have been compiling my LaTeX documents with pdfLaTeX. My standard document preamble includes the "usual suspects" for non-English speakers (inputenc, fontenc, babel) and a bunch of other ...
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How to setup synctex with vim, pdflatex and an open-source PDF-viewer under Linux?

Inspired by the comments to this answer I am curious how to actually setup and use forward/reverse (inverse) search with vim, pdflatex and an open-source PDF-viewer under Linux. Btw, to give more ...
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Resize paper to mbox

Is it possible to define a function where the page is resized to exactly the dimension of an mbox? For example, I want to do something like the following: \documentclass{report} \thispagestyle{empty} ...
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Placing a PDF bookmark to the index page?

Using \usepackage{hyperref}and the \pdfbookmark[0]{...}{...} command you can place a PDF bookmark just before the index page generated with \printindex (Sometimes it will point to the empty page ...
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How do I make smaller pdf file sizes with pdflatex? (Or, how do I make pdflatex use CFF fonts?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to create small final pdf files for the internet When I compile tex -> dvi -> ps -> pdf I have a 9 MB file... something emailable When I .tex -> pdf with ...
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Utilizing oldstyle figures without resorting to \oldstylenums

Quite a few of the freely available LaTeX fonts include oldstyle figures (numerals that harmonize with lower case letters) in addition to lining figures. (Generally, you have to load the textcomp ...
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Is there any reason to compile to DVI rather than PDF these days?

I appreciate that in the past, latex was faster than pdflatex, but computer speeds being what they are nowadays, I can't see any difference in how quickly documents compile... So, given that the end ...
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How to use PDFlatex with Tikz package?

I have to make a presentation run by PDFlatex. But I want to draw a picture in it with the Tikz package. How can I manage this?
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Appendices in PDF Outline appear as childs of last section

I'm using the following general outline in book class: \mainmatter \include{introduction} \part{...} \include{chapter1} ... \part{...} ... ...
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Image quality of pdf file generated from latex

I have been using my computer to generating pdf files from latex file by Winshell (or lyx), but the characters (or images) in the pdf files generated on my computer looks always much worse than the ...
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Which figure type to use: pdf or eps?

Both are vector graphics (typically) and both can be imported painlessly into a pdflatex document (so let's say we ignore dvi for this question). What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? ...
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Why does my conference/university require me to use DVI intermediary format?

I thought PDFLaTeX was simpler and eliminated useless steps as well as possible font issues? In other words what is the difference between a pdf generated using the LaTeX command and DVI's and the ...
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Aquamac, AUCTeX should open PDF in external viewer, not render it in Emacs buffer

I use AUCTeX in my Mac Emacs, which is Aquamac 23.1. Typically in AUCTeX, when I type C-c C-c it runs pdflatex, then C-c C-c again and it opens it in a PDF viewer. But in this Aquamac emacs version, ...
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How do I create a pdf file from old tex code?

How can I convert the old tex file below into a pdf? I would very much like to know as I have a few other files that I would like to convert. Thanks. PS: I selected the shortest example I had to ...
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Source specials for PDF?

Normally I write my LaTeX with Emacs/AUCTeX viewing in xdvi, which has the very nice "source specials" feature that I can hit a key command in Emacs to jump to the current location in the output dvi ...
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How to make images appear at their actual size?

Whenever I insert an image into my PDFTex document (using the code below) it seems to be resized to fit the width of the page. I know I can change this using the scale parameter, but that means I have ...
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MetaPost pictures in PDFLaTeX

To include MetaPost pictures in a latex file compiled by pdflatex I usually do something like \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} ... \includegraphics{filename-without-mps} but this requires all metapost ...
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is there an unlog.sh script for pdflatex?

I'm tired of manually creating the tarfiles I need for uploading articles to the arxiv. The process involves creating a tarfile of all the (non-standard) source files. So naturally it needs the .tex ...
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Workflow for reviewing PDFs generated from TeX?

I am currently letting friends and family spellcheck my thesis written with LaTeX. Since my markup is macro-heavy and not all of them have ever used another editor but MS Word, I cannot let them work ...
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How to create PDF and HTML output from the same source

I'm working on a document that has been published only as a PDF file until now. To utilize some of PDF's features, it uses the packages pdfpages and pdftex and commands like includepdf{}. But soon ...
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How to determine the true size of a font?

A colleague of mine is submitting a research proposal to one of the UK research councils, whose guidelines stipulate a minimum font-size of 10pt. My colleague, who is of course using LaTeX, uses the ...