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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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auto-pst-pdf Problem

I'd like to use pstricks with auto-pst-pdf. However, running the example code on http://tug.org/PSTricks/main.cgi?file=pdf/pdfoutput#autopstpdf gives me the following error: Package auto-pst-pdf ...
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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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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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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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! 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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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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how can I create a chapter heading like this?

Hi I want to format my chapter of my thesis as shown in the figure. How can I do it? Can you suggest me some fancy latex templates for a phd thesis?
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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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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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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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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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Generating PDF/A-1b compliant documents using pdfx and pdfLaTeX

There are several discussions on the web on how to generate PDF/A-1b compliant documents. One approach can be found on ...
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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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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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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 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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pdf files show “fi”, but searching for or copying them does not work

When I pdflatex text containing "fi", e.g. "infinite", the resulting pdf-file looks correct, e.g. "infinite" is shown in the text. But when I search the pdf file for "infinite", 0 occurrences are ...
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Customizing pdfLaTeX for a particular file with AUCTeX?

I'm trying to use the TikZ 'external' library, available as of PGF 2.10. This requires running pdfLaTeX with the option -shell-escape. I usually run pdfLaTeX from AUCTeX with the option ...
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Customizing the height of the pages

The question I would like to control the height of the pages of the PDF documents I produce with LaTeX. Starting with a LaTeX document and two parameters: a given page size (heightPage and ...
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How to divide document for black and color printing?

Most of my document is black text, but there is a color figure here and there. I would like to print the text on a black and white printer, and the figures on a color printer. I know i could just ...
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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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Where to download pdflatex.exe?

I ran a Google search but nothing too clear showed up. I'm looking for a Windows 7 compatible version of pdflatex.exe to help me in typesetting some math I have in an Illustrator project. I heard ...
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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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Hide image in PDF, reveal with mouseover

Is there a way to load a hidden image into a pdf output document that will show up when the user moves the cursor over a relevant piece of text? E.g., a pdf file generated by tex contains this ...
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Colorize external pictures using pdflatex

I have several greyscale-pictures that I would like to get colorized within pdflatex (so it will be automatically colorized to a given color, from black-to-white lets say black-to-red). Is there a ...
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Proper use of cmap and mmap

I am curious about the differences between \usepackage{cmap} \usepackage[resetfonts]{cmap} \usepackage{mmap} (= \usepackage[useTeX]{mmap}) \usepackage[noTeX]{mmap} What are their precise ...
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How to force pdfminorversion globally?

I have a problem with opening PDF files in Acrobat Reader. It comes up with error 131. I have solved this issue thanks to How to overcome Acrobat Reader error 131 with a pdfLaTeX doc? The solution to ...
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How to make fractions in powers look good

Quick question. When I type $e^{\frac{1}{2x}}$ it makes the fraction very small and hard to read. However when I type $e^{\displaystyle\frac{1}{2x}}$ it makes the fraction way to big. I guess in ...
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Changing colors of included cmyk jpg

I am trying to convert a pdf containing grayscale pictures and black text into shades of a single color in cmyk color space (for printing). I was thus very happy to learn, from a side remark in one ...
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Switching color and grayscale mode for \includegraphics

Suppose I have a document that includes a lot of colorful PDFs. Now I'd like to easily switch between "color" version and "greyscale version". I'm aware of \DeclareGraphicsRule, but I think this needs ...
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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 ...
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Trouble using \oldstylenums with decimal points and hyphens

I am using Computer Modern font (default) with \oldstylenums command to typeset numbers in oldstyle format. However I am having trouble using it with non-numeric characters such as decimal points and ...
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How to include a second file only if environment variable is set?

I have a LaTeX document which exists in two versions, a short version and the long version. The long version has an additional chapter inserted in the middle of the document. What I want to do, is if ...
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How can I get the actual relative path using \import and \subimport?

I have structured my PDFLaTeX document in folders. Inside them there are .tex files, .PDF figure files. And all works using \import and \subimport commands from the Import package: Main/ |-- ...
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Latex to XML using pdflatex

I am writing Latex to XML. While compiling pdflatex we generate a xml file using \immediate\write{text} in tagged commands. But how can i get normal text to XML file. Can any one explain with samples. ...
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Unknown TikZ/pgfplots error with external [closed]

I am trying to compile a large document (PhD thesis) and I have no problems compiling without using external, but as soon as I enable that feature, it has problems. So far I haven't found the answer ...
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pgfplots with gnuplot

I got a problem with latex implementing a gnuplot code. I use PdfLatex with argument "--enable-write18". The following code should works with the first commented-out line %plot 'data.dat' u 1:2;, but ...
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Why does pasting the contents of a tikz file into my main file compile properly but not when using \input

If I place the contents of my tikz picture in my main.tex file it works like a charm using \usepgfplotslibrary{external} \tikzexternalize and subsequently: pdflatex --enable-shell ...
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Creating Interactive graphs like Stack exchange reputation tab

I like to prepare an interactive timeline graph (static on load, but dynamic on MouseHover event). Somehow is similar to the Stack-exchange reputation tab for an user. One classic example is here. ...