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Fonts look different compiled by latex vs. pdflatex

Why is my document pdf generated by pdflatex looks different from the one generated by latex+dvips+ps2pdf ? From the code below, i have tow different papers switch to the tow cited commands above : ...
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MikTeX Error Results from Boondox / Mathalfa LaTeX Font Package

New LaTeX user here. While reading this nice question and its answer, I discovered the "BOONDOX Calligraphic" font and tried to implement it in my document. I've been having some troubles, and after a ...
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How to force pdfTeX and XeTeX to produce the same measurement for the imported image?

resolution is undefined in XeTeX so the following code will produce different values when compiled with pdfTeX and XeTeX. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \newsavebox\IBox ...
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PDFLatex tables are covering up text

I have a series of images that I'm displaying using a table environment. However, pdflatex places my table over the references portion of my paper. I've tried [htb!] options for the table, and it ...
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What is “%&-line parsing enabled”?

My latex logs begin with %&-line parsing enabled What does it mean?
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How to tell when to use pdflatex, latex, and xelatex for any given tex file?

I'm writing an automatic compiling pipeline that should be able to compile any given tex file into a pdf. The diversity of the input tex files mainly shows up in what format of figures they use and ...
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Incompatibilities of cmap with fontenc/hyperref?

The following code doesn't compile (with pdflatex) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{cmap} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[pdfa=true]{hyperref} \begin{document} Hello. \end{document} ...
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pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (name{figure.1}) has been already used, duplicate ignored

I've tried to make bilingual caption with package "ccaption" and compiled it with pdfLaTeX. It works fine but with a warning: pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier ...
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Is it possible to tell pdflatex to terminate after the first error?

In case of a syntax error, pdflatex usually (in \errorstopmode) gets interactive and asks you what to do. I know I can press: X to terminate S to enter \scrollmode (continue processing without ...
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Command \texteuro unavailable in encoding T1

I want to know how does LaTeX figures out if the Eurosymbol (€) is a glyph of a given T1 font. I tried \iffontchar but it seems the value is not unique. AFAIK it's not a standard symbol of the 256 ...
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Compiling CircuiTikZ with -shell-escape (pdflatex)

I'm trying to use both CircuiTikZ and pgfplots. In order not to overflow LaTeX memory, I use the TikZ externalize library with -shell-escape command in pdfLaTeX. It compiles the pgfplots nicely, but ...
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How can you make a macron less wide?

Macrons appear really wide on all characters, but especially so on the i. Is it possible to make them less wide? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Tac\=e, M\=arc\=o, \=unus, f\=\i li\=\i? ...
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How to add numerical (ala No Starch Press) listing notes without XeTeX?

I've been following the instructions and code available at: https://zuttobenkyou.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/latex-saner-source-code-listings-no-starch-press-style/ I would like to add notes (and style) ...
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How do I make expanded fonts and install them?

I am running pdfTeX with dvi output. If font expansion is enabled, then I need the extra fonts, such as cmr10+20. When I try to view the dvi, xdvi tries to make various fonts and fails; the file ...
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How to enable --shell-escape when using pdflatexmk?

I want to use the auto-pst-pdf package and therefore I need the --shell-escape option to be enabled. I did this in my TeXShop preferences as follows: However when I use pdflatexmk (by writing % ...
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includegraphics choosing pdf instead of eps [closed]

I previously posted this on stackoverflow.com where it was suggested that I post it here. So apologies in advance for cross-posting. I am using LaTeX in ubuntu 10.04 to build a TeX file that uses ...
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‘\pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pdfstartlink’ error with current version of hyperref

I am experiencing the hyperref split-link issue described in previous questions. I tried to update the hyperref package as recommended as well as the oberdiek package which also seems to have some ...
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Problem with sansmathaccent under pdftex

I get the following error when I try to typeset a beamer document. kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 0+525/600 --dpi 525 mathkerncmssi8 gsftopk: fatal: map file `cid-base.map' not ...
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AucTeX (in Emacs) doesn't seem to find certain packages

I am using AucTeX in emacs v23 in PFD-mode. When invoking the pdflatex compiler through C-c C-c LaTeX I get a [...] file <some_package>.sty not found error for some particular packages. For ...
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How to insert characters with special meaning into a document

I was trying to add the symbol ^ in the document and getting error. How could I do that \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello world \^ \end{document} I need to add \,$... to document
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Show output of a full LaTeX document

A couple of days ago, I found showexpl, it is wonderful and works very well. But there is one thing missing that it doesn't let me do and it is to only show the output/result of some commands. For ...
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TeX Gyre Pagella and itemize enviroment gives font warnings

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{tgpagella} \begin{document} \begin{itemize} \item test1 \item test2 \item test3 \end{itemize} \end{document} Compiling the above minimal LaTeX file ...
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Gnuplot subdirectory not found using epstopdf

I'm moving from the gnuplot latex terminal, to the epslatex terminal. I use pdflatex. With the epslatex terminal, I receive two output files, a .tex and a .eps. I can use epstopdf to convert the eps ...
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Get two tables with different row length in one line

Code: \begin{table}[htb] \begin{flushleft} \begin{minipage}{.55\textwidth} {\tiny{table1}\newline\newline} \input{"/path/to/table1.txt"} \end{minipage} \hfill \begin{minipage}{.4\textwidth} ...
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Print box drawing characters with pdfLaTeX

I need to print some unicode characters (of box drawing family) in my document. I found this question that is very similar to mine but is valid only for XeLaTeX. There is a valid way to do this with ...
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Error when putting code for setting figure side by side

I'm new in LaTeX and trying to help my friend to fix her document. I use Texmaker 4.1.1. The LaTeX code of her document is as follows Main Document: (Main Document.tex) ...
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Workaround for too many pages when using preview with pgf or tikz

The following document produces a PDF with two pages, while only one is called for: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfcore} \usepackage[active]{preview} \begin{document} Text ...
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! Undefined control sequence on tables [closed]

I am new in LaTeX. I have created LaTeX and Gnuplot to build my graphs. Currently I have to add new table using LaTeX. but I get error: ! Undefined control sequence. l.60 \mycaption ...
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Finding LaTex output files [duplicate]

I'm using TeXstudio 2.6.2 with MiKTeX-pdfTeX 2.9.4535 on Windows7. I configured TeXstudio to store all output files in a separate directory. It now looks like this: -src |_Report.tex ...
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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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Issues when compiling TeX files with Vim and LaTeX-suite

I'm having problems compiling a TeX file with LaTeX-suite on Ubuntu. In my .vimrc, I have the following lines : filetype plugin on set grepprg=grep\ -nH\ $* filetype indent on let ...
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Why can't I run my pdfTEX?

I am trying to typeset my file, but I don't get the PDF version. Instead I get this error message: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded format=pdflatex) ...
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booklet with sections separate markers

I am writing an exam booklet that has different sets of questions intended for grade 5 to grade 9. I use article class and each section contains a separate set of questions. I wish to put 6 big ...
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miktex-makepk: PK font Alegreya-Regular-lf-t1--base could not be created

I just want to use Alegreya font with pdflatex. i had a question about an error before and got an answer. But it gives another error now. what should i do. error message: miktex-makepk: PK font ...
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Someone has redefined \pdfoutput? [closed]

I am very confused by my TeX Live (2012). I used XeLaTeX to run a .Rnw file in RStudio and got the following message: Compiled PDF failed ...
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Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced in php file [closed]

We are using following code in .php script for generate .pdf file. $result1 = exec("R CMD Sweave /var/www/html/r/r_latex_sweave.Rnw"); $result2 = exec("pdflatex /var/www/html/r/r_latex_sweave.tex"); ...
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How do I paste codepoints outside of the basic multilingual plane with accsupp or \pdfglyphtounicode?

As described in the answers to this question, the accsupp package can be used to have symbols paste as arbitrary Unicode codepoints. For example you might want to write something like the following, ...
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Windows 7: problem with TeXnicCenter, MiKTeX2.9

Please help! They have updated my computer to Windows 7, and I have tried to reinstall MiKTeX2.9 and TeXnicCenter. When I run a LaTeX program, it tries to install 412 files from CTAN, and I get the ...
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document with string having ff and fi converting to null or empty characters

I have a small document with string starting with ff and fi and they are converting to null or empty characters.. Doing HTML looks good but when I convert to latex it shows empty characters. I'm on ...
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Abandon LaTeX2e for LaTeX3 or LuaTeX

I think my question is: Should I abandon pdflatex, possibly for xetex or context, and a TeX/LaTeX based macro writing approach, possibly for a LuaTeX or LaTeX3 based approach? Possibly relevant to ...
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Latex error. Unknown graphics extension: eps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I encountered an 'errorUnknown graphics extension: .eps.' I have the error like in the title. I found some pages on the web with a solution to this problem. They ...
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Pop-up references in PDF output

I once saw a maths journal which offered PDFs of published papers, where the bibliographic references were formatted as PDF annotations: if you moused over a reference in the text, the bibliography ...
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Should I load microtype with pdflatex?

Should I always load the microtype package with pdflatex? Could it produce unwanted effects a naive user (like me) might ignore? Are there any known issues as for compatibility with other packages? ...
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How to have pdfLaTeX output PDF/X-3:2002 format pdfs?

I'm using Blurb to publish a manuscript, and they require PDF/X-3:2002 format pdfs. How do I get pdfLaTeX to output pdfs that match that specification? I'm using MiKTeX 2.9.
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Animation using a sequence of images in a single pdf file

I have a sequence of images in one pdf file. The first page in the pdf corresponds to the first step in the animation, the second page corresponds to the second step in the animation and in general, ...
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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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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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How to create identical PDF files?

If I run pdflatex on the same .tex file, the resulting PDF files are not bitwise identical. How can I achieve that? Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[pdftex]{hyperref} ...
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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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Is it possible to render a PDF in sepia tones?

Is it possible to render a PDF in sepia tones, both the font color and overall document background? Preferably using pdflatex. The final effect could be something like this screenshot of Pocket in ...