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Forms are not displayed in evince viewer

I'm using eforms package to make form. I have read the documentation and copied the same as in the doc but the form are not displayed in evince or in okular. The form are displayed in adobe reader but ...
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Non-ascii character as argument

I want to do something special with some characters in the text. In this example that is just boldfacing them: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to construct the following table with title in LaTeX?

I would like to construct a table look like the picture below: The code below represents my best attempt so far (the words in the table don't really mean anything): \resizebox{9cm}{!} { ...
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rectangle with one curved side

I would like to create a filled rectangle with one curved side such as one shown in the picture below: \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[red,thick] (0,-3) -- (0,0) -- (3,0) -- (3,-3) edge [bend left] ...
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Special characters in tikz label

I have this code : \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text,} ...
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Compile LaTeX to HTML/CSS with kept typography

I have put lots of effort in the past to align, set and layout LaTeX documents as PDFs. Is there any reasonable converter, which uses CSS3, HTML, and so on to create a beautiful website from LaTeX. ...
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Configuring command line editing for MiKTeX

I just started using MiKTeX 2.9. I set up the Makefile to produce the pdf and it works good. However, how do I set up command line editing of my .tex file. I have the downloaded the Emacs editor and ...
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How to denote number of summands below the expression? [duplicate]

If we want to write for example $\mathbb{N}=\mathbb{N}\times\dots \mathbb{N}$ and below the RHS write "n copies" how we will do it in Latex?
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How to compile all LaTeX files in subdirectories? [duplicate]

I have a directory which has subdirectories (of arbitrary depth) that all have files, but have LaTeX (.tex) files as well. However, I do not want to go to each file and compile each separately. Is ...
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Using pstool with latex auxilary directory

In my main pdflatex compilation I am using -aux-directory=C:\Windows\Temp I am using pstool and was trying to see if there was any way to generate the output pdf (and hopefully other files) in the ...
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Changing one sided to two sided from TOC

I am writing thesis using doucument class {book}. My library require the thesis as two sided from table of contents. Here is my code: \documentclass[12pt,oneside,openright]{book} \begin{document} ...
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Avoiding compression artifacts when displaying results of image processing experiments

I'm creating a latex document in which I display results of some image processing experiments. In particular, I'm displaying a black and white image which has been blurred (artifically) and then had ...
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How does a TeX editor knows what types of compiler are installed?

So, suppose I install MiKTeX in my Windows. How, then, TeXworks know that I have the compilers pdfLaTeX for example, installed?
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What program is something like this created on?

Been trying to further improve my LaTeX skills, and such to make my notes look better. But I was curious if you guys could easily tell what program something like this was created in? ...
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How to deal with a long subsection title which has formulae

I usually use subsection environments to write sub questions for a big question. It usually works well as shown in the first example below. However, I encountered an error for the second example ...
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After an update a document stopped compiling due to babel [closed]

I've written a document in my laptop (I have Debian and I use KDE and Kile as my latex editor) This is my header: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to write a LaTeX command that could discriminate if it's being called with pdfLaTeX in order to use PSTricks?

I'm writing a class for LaTeX, and I need to make it general. I want to include a simple image, a logo, within the class, which would be inserted into the document as a simple command ...
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Column Vector Sweave \Sexpr

I'm having big problems trying to compile a file using Sweave displaying a vector defined in an R chunk, as a column vector in Latex using pmatrix, I have something like this: ...
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Can't enable shell-escape

I've been trying to add the --shell-escape argument to my pdflatex, and right about nothing works. I'll summarize what I've done so far: Add --shell-escape to existing pdflatex.exe Add ...
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Outputting each chapter of a LaTeX document to a separate PDF [duplicate]

Is it possible to output each chapter of a LaTeX document to a separate PDF? I have a document with 10 chapters and I would like to get 10 PDFs when I compile my document. Could someone help me on ...
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TikZ: Text becomes invisible in large PDF [closed]

I am attempting to create a family tree in TikZ, containing an excessive number of nodes. Given the fact that everything should be visible, it is currently 9 layers high and around 70 layers wide. ...
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bclogo: logo do not display with in pdflatex

Could you help me please? I am trying to get a .pdf file with bclogo but I receive a latex message error: ! LaTeX Error: File `bc-fleur' not found.See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for ...
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Hide ^^^^-notation from pdftex

The following example gives when compiled with pdflatex the error ! Text line contains an invalid character. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ifluatex} \ifluatex \usepackage{fontspec} \fi ...
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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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Times New Roman Font in pdfLatex

I need to set main font of my document using Times New Roman font. But I just found one solution that is to compile document using xelatex. But my document built since first typing using pdflatex, so ...
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page break in the middle of a \cite

With pdflatex all my citation are pdf hyperlinks to the respective entry in the bibliography. This causes a problem when occasionally Latex decides to do a page break in the middle of a citation so ...
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Feynman diagrams with feynmf/feynmp - edges of diagram cropped off?

I am trying to create Feynman diagrams with LaTeX/MetaPost and feynmp seems like the perfect package to do so. I had no problems with the tutorial and can generate the diagram itself in .eps without ...
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Error \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than > \pdfstartlink [closed]

When compiling this tex file in ShareLaTeX, I get the following error: Error in English1213/LaTeX_English_def.tex (line 96): pdfTeX error (ext4): \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level ...
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How do I make it so that pdf outputs open in a maximized screen?

I'm using a recent version of MikTeX and my pdf outputs open in a window not maximized. This is quite annoying. How can I make it so that they open in Adobe reader in a maximized window? Please ...
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problem running Tex on os 10.9.2 [duplicate]

After installing OS 10.9.2 on my computer I can no longer use LaTeX. Every time I try to typeset a document I get an error message: The program 'pdftex' was not found. Searched in directories: ...
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“pdflatex: ! Core one to three” error [closed]

I used a javascriptprogram to generate a rather long .tex file (8500 lines), but whenever I try to compile it, it gives me an `pdflatex: ! Core one to three` error. The error doesn't seem to do ...
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MinionPro package semibold / medium fonts

How can the medium and semibold weights of Adobe Minion Pro be accessed in pdfLaTeX with the MinionPro package? I am confused by the package documentation, which indicates initially that the ...
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pdftooltip (from pdfcomment package) with included graphic?

I would like to show structure formulas associated with chemical compounds in tooltips, but have not been able to achieve that easily. \includegraphics appears to be ignored silently, rather its ...
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punctuation from times

i'm using pdflatex and my math font is palatino. i want to change the punctutation into times because apostrophe is so similar derivation symbol. i used the command below but it changed all math into ...
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eps import wrong title in graphic \pi looks like \neq

Need to import a figure from Matlab. I export it as an eps and use epstopdf to import it in latex for some unknown reasons the greek pi in the title of the plot that looks ok in the .eps does not ...
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Problem with converting from lyx file to PDF

I'm trying to convert from latex to PDF but whenever i hit CTRL+R, a message appears that reads: File does not exist: C:/Users/name/AppData/Local/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp6680/lyx_tmpbuf2/assignment1.pdf ...
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-shell-escape for gnuplot: it does not works when I launch pdflatex programatically

The situation and the issue When I launch pdflatex from another program, programatically, it seems that, even with the option -shell-escape, I am not able to launch gnuplot. I have asked to ...
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Manually set destination name for pdflatex

This question is related to an attempt to fix the following warning in my case. pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (...) has been already used, duplicate ignored I ...
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Question on the syntax of the options of pdflatex, latex, etc.: difference between -shell-escape and --shell-escape?

What is the difference between pdflatex -shell-escape myFile.tex and pdflatex --shell-escape myFile.tex ?
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Metrics of natwidth parameter in includegraphics when dealing with PDF

I need to get the .bbl file from the .bib and so need to compile the .tex in LaTex, but I have included PDF graphics which can be compiled in LaTex using natwidth, natheight params. \begin{figure} ...
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PDF randomly does not show parts of the text without errors in compilation [closed]

I am writing my thesis with pdflatex and did not have any problems until now. When I compile my thesis I don't get any errors. However a part of a sentence is suddenly missing (so that a part of a ...
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Strange “Too many files” error with pdfTeX

That is the auto-pst-pdf message I get when I compile the MWE below with the pdfTeX engine. I have just (meaning, as of this post's date) reinstalled my entire MikTeX 2.9 system with a complete ...
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How to automatically optimize the PDF output of TiKZ externalize?

I use pgfplots with externalization for generating plots in my document. For heavy plots the output PDF for a figure can grow to few hundred KB. I used Adobe Acrobat to optimize the PDFs which ...
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Proper outline in Devanagari and Arabic fonts

Please save your time and energy on this question, I also submitted one possible solution. Zdeněk Wagner, a Czech TeXist, in his article (the Zpravodaj journal of the Czechoslovak TeX Users ...
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Texmaker Hangs on Process started

When I try to run my script in Texmaker, Texmaker gives me the message "Process started" but hangs on it forever and never actually finishes compiling. I know these are long equations, but Texmaker ...
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Chage font to Times New Roman in pdfLatex [duplicate]

Is there any way to change main font to times new roman in Pdf Latex. I search over internet. And what I saw was how to change font with xelatex or lualatex, not pdflatex.
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MinionPro and Searchability/Encoding

I'm using pdflatex with the MinionPro package. The PDF looks fine, but apparently some characters (specifically "W" and the "Th" ligature) are put in the PDF in a way that breaks searchability. For ...
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Compile all tex files within a folder at once

Is there a way to compile all tex files within a specific folder, from LINUX terminal, at once? I would like to do this using pdflatex or lualatex in a way to create a pdf file for each distinc ...
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Latex use other languages in section title

I am writing in english, greek babel and I have custom commands to change between languages. The problem is that I can change to english for example, anywhere in my text except in \chapter{}, ...
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“Undefined control sequence” on auto-generated tex files [closed]

I'm using ipython-notebook to convert my code to tex file and then to a pdf file, and an issue occurred when converting from the generated tex file to pdf (I've posted an issue here). The whole ...