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Make entire document look heavier using pdfrender package

\documentclass[paper=a4]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{pdfrender,xcolor} \begin{document} ...
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pdflatex: How to automatically quit on compile error?

See also this question on Reddit. I want to automate running pdflatex over and over with make and guard. However, when pdflatex encounters a syntax error, it hangs, preventing guard from being able ...
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semibold Linux Libertine broken?

I've just updated to the latest TeX Live (on a Mac, i.e. sudo tlmgr update --self --all says no updates available) and am now getting errors when trying to use semibold fonts with the libertine ...
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includegraphics error when scaling image

I have been using Latex for years now, and consider myself fairly fluent, but this error has me stumped. I am using Miktex 2.9 in Windows 7, and am encountering an error in something that up until now ...
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Latex: "I can't find file *.aux [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 and TexLive (latest, 2012/Debian). When I want to compile a tex file into a PDF, I always receive the following error: >latex FILENAME.tex > >... some ...
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Is there a version of pdfTex that does not ignore non-pdf special commands?

To make hyperlinks to theorems in plaintex one can use commands that are available in a file called Hyperbasics. When running pdftex instead of tex on the file, Miktex ignores some of the special ...
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How to compile a file to view in .pdf file in Gummi

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and I'm new with LaTeX and I don't find that how to compile a Test.tex file to view in .pdf format. How I reach it, need help?
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PDF figure not scaled in PDFLaTeX

I use pdflatex in order to use microtype. However, I have to import pdf figures and not eps. The problem is that the scale option seems to be ignored because in the pdf file I see the figure in the ...
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Automating the appearance of email addresses as images

Publishing pdf manuscripts on the web with emails embedded in the file results in spam. More generally, I am looking for a way to automate the conversion of a string to an image. It's quite easy to ...
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Removing artifact from PDF figure in LaTeX, compiled with pdflatex [duplicate]

I am working on a document in LaTeX, and when inserting pdf figures I get a weird black line down the right side. This is not present in the original pdfs (I've checked). I thought it might be some ...
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epsilon and varepsilon rendering in pslatex

I have a very simple article, with one line: $\epsilon \gtrsim \varepsilon$ If I use pdflatex to compile, \epsilon and \varepsilon are rendered in a different way, which is the correct behaviour. ...
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Hyphen between page number gets (blured/diluted) in reference when viewing

Title says this weird problem. The hyphen in the end, between the page number 770-808, gets blurred and diluted. (In this case, if I select and paste in somewhere else, 770808 will show and the hyphen ...
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Should TexLive map pdflatex to pdftex?

On my computer (OS X 10.7.5; last versions of MacTeX and TeXShop) /usr/texbin is an alias for /usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/x86_64-darwin/ and in there pdflatex is an alias for pdftex Is this a bug ...
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LEd: Could not open AUX file

I just downloaded and installed basic-Miktex-2.9 as well as LEd 0.5. I wanted to explore how bibliographies (.bib) files work in latex and so I created a .bib file, named Test.bib, and when I compile ...
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pdfLaTeX with PSTricks: is it possible to get one .pdf for each figure?

I know that it is possible to use pdfLaTeX in a document with PSTricks figures by adding \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} in the preamble and then running pdflatex --shell-escape <file> Then, ...
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Can't zoom on u3d object in pdf

I am trying to make pdfs with u3d objects embedded, however when doing so I note that I cannot zoom in on the object, either by scrolling, or switching to the zoom tool. Interestingly, the pan tool ...
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Font management, i.e. problems with StandardSymL-Slant_167

my Illustrator doesn't know about the font "StandardSymL-Slant_167", which seems to be used in a picture that I createted with gnuplot+pdflatex. At the moment Illustrator is replacing it with another ...
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How to get the res class document to work for a resume?

So I tried to start my resume like this: \documentclass{res} \usepackage{graphics} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{fancy} \cfoot{Name} \rfoot{\thepage} \fancyhead{} ...
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Change itemize margin

I am working inside the beamer environement and need to change the margin width for an itemize enveronement. The only way i found to do this is shown below. \begin{minipage}{0.1\linewidth} ...
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Mysterious error message regarding missing reference

At the very end of my pdflatex compilation, I get the following error messages: (see the transcript file for additional information)pdfTeX warning (dest): name {theorem.10.2} has been referenced but ...
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Would it be possible to port the fontawesome package to pdflatex?

I really like the fontawesome package and it has almost every fancy symbol I need for my documents. Now I'm working with a third party document which must use pdflatex, and I really miss the ...
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Undefined control sequence \background{1. 1. 1.}{1. 1. 1.}{0.5} [closed]

I am using MikTex 2.9 with TeXstudio2.3 for preparation of a poster of a0size with the code given below \documentclass[portrait,a0b,final]{a0poster} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Latex Recall and Precision Table [closed]

I want to draw follow table on a latex but I have spend over a day now but yet to get anything close to it. I am attaching a screen short it would be great if I can get latex command to build this ...
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pdfTeX and JPEG2000

In Which graphics formats can be included in documents processed by latex or pdflatex?, the answers indicate that that pdfLaTeX understands JPEG2000. For me it doesn't work and the above link seems to ...
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Cropping output of pdflatex to pagesize

I am trying to create square images with a fixed size in pixels in LaTeX to be used as buttons. So far, I got the best results using the slides document class in combination with the geometry package, ...
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Install MyriadPro on MacOS/Texlive 2013 [closed]

I tried to install MyriadPro using FontPro (FontPro). Everytime I try to compile a latex document with pdflatex I get the following error: kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag ...
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Set a color to be considered as transparent while including eps files in latex [closed]

I have some .eps files whose background colors are white. I need to include these graphics in my latex file, and my latex file has a background color different from white. I am willing to have these ...
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How to include (print) Latex source code in generated pdf?

I want to include the source code of my latex generated pdf file in the pdf file itself as printed text. Is there any way to do this?
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Display of source code in customised (IDE-like) format in PDFLaTeX

I want to put some “C” source code snippets in latex (I am using PDFLaTeX), but I don’t get the result that I want using the “listings” package. What ideally would like to get is the same result as ...
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Rare pdflatex “Auto Expansion is only possible with scalable font” on scaleable-font document [duplicate]

I know I am sounding crazy, but this looks like a veritable pdflatex bug to me. even small innocent changes to the file make it go away. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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The TPM file could not be parsed (MiKTeX) [closed]

Today i wanted to continue working on my paper on a different machine. I installed MiKTex and TexnicCenter the same way i did on my first machine. After loading the project i tried to compile it. I ...
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Video embedded into the PDF of a LaTeX beamer document as flash makes Acrobat Reader 9.4.1 crash on slide transition

I have tried to embed a .flv video file into a PDF using either the package flashmovie or the package media9 together with beamer and pdfLaTeX, as described, for instance, here. The video is shown ...
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teTeX Distribution in Slackware

I have installed slackware 14. It has an in-built support for TeX. The distributions provided are teTeX and eTeX. Does it make a difference if I install TeXLive 2013? Secondly, I am not able to ...
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Using LaTeX to serve web requests in enterprise

I am looking for a solution to generate pdfs dynamically and serve the web requests. I have a couple of questions: Would it be a good solution to use LaTeX if I get input from web, fill LaTeX ...
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want to make table in latex command

to make my cv, to give educational information in a table with box box, I have used this \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[help lines] (-5,0) grid (4,4); \end{tikzpicture} and ...
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Font messed up in print, but looks good on the screen? [closed]

Okay, so I turned in this assignment a few days ago. It looked great on my machine (and I've had it tested on other machines too) but it looked DREADFUL once I printed it. The fist page, using bookman ...
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Why is texlbl attribute sufficient for node, but not for edge in dot2texi?

I'm using dot2texi to embed mindmaps (= graphs) with arbitrary latex markup in nodes and on edge labels in latex documents (compiled with pdflatex) which should be layout completely automatic. Atfter ...
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mktextfm ptmr8t errors

Switching environments (to a machine with Cygwin), I got errors like this from pdflatex: kpathsea: Running mktextfm ptmr8t /usr/share/texmf-dist/web2c/mktexnam: Could not map source abbreviation for ...
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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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How to hyperlink the 'general index' in the resulting PDF without it appearing in the table of contents?

I want my book (in PDF file) have an 'Contents' (general index) hyperlinked. But do not want the line of the word 'contents' (including page number) in the content of the table of contents, redundant ...
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Foreign language quotation marks with babel and csquotes on pdfLaTeX

I haven't been able to switch the quotation marks from Spanish to English in the document resulting from the MWE below. What, if anything, am I doing wrong or missing? And, yes, I've also tried by ...
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Clash between animate and hyperref on pdfLaTeX

When I compile the MWE below on pdfLaTeX I get the error message `! pdfTeX error (ext4): destinations cannot be inside an XForm. right before the \newframe* command is read. I have tried by switching ...
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Using a forloop to generate PDF output of eps stata files

I'd like to create a PDF file which, for now, contains only the image output I've generated in stata. The images are all located in a folder called \network\location and all follow a common naming ...
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What is the default font type (OT1, T1, T3, etc.) used in AMS document classes (amsart, etc.)

Today I read several articles that suggested using Type 1 fonts in LaTeX (and they claim that Type 3 fonts are the default in LaTeX, which lead to terribly rendered PDF documents). Personally I didn't ...
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Clean way to plot a sequence of 3D objects from file

I want to plot a sequence of cones using tikz. My cones have arbitary coordinates that I calculated beforehand. For n cones, I have the coordinates of n+1 circles, each as a tuple of (depth, center, ...
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EPS figures have misaligned text when imported [closed]

I have a manuscript with two-dimensional .eps figures generated by Gnuplot 4.6.3. When I examine these .eps figures directly (e.g., via OS-X's preview app), they appear fine. They're also fine under ...
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PSTricks at LyX (via pdflatex)

I'm using LyX (at Windows) and I'm trying to get pdf file output while I have PSTricks code (I put as \ERT. I Try to write at the preamble things like: \usepackage[off]{auto-pst-pdf} and ...
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PGFplot shrinks after I add it the main TeX document with standalone package. What should I do?

I would like to ask question concerning usage of PGFplots package (LaTeX). I have this problems: after inserting tex file using standalone package in my main document, part of pgfplot shrinks and font ...
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includegraphics: How to check if PDF/PNG are transparent?

I am trying to generate PDF/A-1 compliant documents, in which transparency is not allowed. I would like to check, if included PDF and PNG images have transparency. Is there a TeX way to check this? ...
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Finding LaTex output files

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 ...