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Can openout handle a filename with spaces?

With pdflatex, can \openout handle a filename with a space in it? (We're using MiKTeX and our users seem to think it's clunky to restrict them in this way. We also have tons of legacy TeX files and ...
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Set a specific character to a certain font

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{helvet} \begin{document} \textcolonmonetary % this character can be printed if i remove the helvet pacakge \end{document} If I use ...
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Externalize Tikz figures with pdflatex

I want to externalize all figures I have created with Tikz in my document. When I use the following code using TexShop 3.5 under OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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tikz externalize doesn't find pdflatex

I'm using Tikz' externalize function to speed up compilation of documents with a lot of plots. This works fine on any System except my Mac with MacTex 2014. pdflatex fails when tikz calls it's own ...
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Write in Persian without xepersian using Pdftex compiler

Currently I am using fontspec package to write Persian characters in my paper. As far as I know, fontspec needs xepersian to be compiled. My problem is this: we are going to submit our paper ...
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Options problem with LaTeX using AucTeX

In my file, I use the package minted that require to use the option -shell-escape . In order to use this option, I need to add the following line in AucTeX : %%% TeX-command-extra-options: ...
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ifpdf prematurely terminates iffalse

I have the following minimum code stored inside the file.dtx file: % \iffalse % \begin{macrocode} %<*driver> \documentclass{ltxdoc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Generating ligature from the encoding file

I have an encoding file with some tex encoding, I have to use the ligature and kerning instruction for the encoding to make a replacement two char into a single ligature. It looks like the following: ...
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Where can I find the PDF syntax for texorpdfstring?

I use \texorpdfstring for section commands, but how do I find the PDF syntax? For instance, I recently learned about \texttwosuperior just by chance. Is there a reference for similar symbols?
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KOMAoptions{headsepline = true, footsepline = true} change geometry settings

I am using tex(-based techniques) for the first time. Currently I am writing my doctoral thesis via pdflatex and encounter an annoying problem: My university predetermines very strict page geometry ...
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Using a backslash and the following by it non-ASCII char

I'm writing a text with a special char of backslash (\), the text requires to containt the char and the following non-ASCII symbol (cyrillic), so for example I type: text \ц other text and I have ...
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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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Distributable Tex application

I'm trying to write a very short .tex file which should read some images and text and create a report in pdf. Writing the tex is definitely not the problem. The report will contain some text, and a ...
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\baselineskip not changed within block [duplicate]

This really puzzles me: Attempting to set the baseline in a block (delimited by { and }) doesn't seem to have an effect for typed text, but works when a command creates the text. Question What are ...
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Typesetting text in multiple languages without repeating the text

I am working on typesetting an Indian text in three languages using ITRANS + XeTeX. I have pasted an example below. How do I avoid having to repeat the text for getting three different outputs. Can I ...
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pdfLatex exitcode when running with timeout

I'm using latexmk for compilation of my document and want to limit time for every compile cycle. In order to do it I use timeout util in following way: latexmk -f -pdf -bibtex \ -pdflatex="timeout ...
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Set 'end of document' signal within PDF from LaTeX

So I am developing a LaTeX document that will have several copies of the same or similar 'document' within it. Eg pages 1-10 might be a proforma pre-populated with someone's name and details, and then ...
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Help getting epstopdf to work

I have included \usepackage{epstopdf} in the preamble. I have change the settings on my Texmaker to: "../MiKTeX/miktex/bin/pdflatex.exe" -interaction=nonstopmode -synctex=1 -enable-write18 %.tex ...
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Biblatex, Biber - wrong versions. How to downgrade?

It seems I am having version issues with BibLaTeX/Biber. When I run Biber, I get biber datei INFO - This is Biber 1.8 INFO - Logfile is 'datei.blg' INFO - Reading 'datei.bcf' WARN - Warning: Found ...
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pdflatex.exe - .synctex not written properly

I am writing on an IEEE LaTeX project at Windows 8.1 using TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX version 2.9. Further I am using SumatraPDF as viewer to perform forward and reverseSearch while watching the output. ...
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\newcommand in imsart package

I am currently using the imsart package provided by http://www.e-publications.org/ims/support/ims-instructions.html However, it seems the pdfLatex/Latex/pdfTex/pdfTexify compilers cannot read one ...
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Wrong anchors in bookmarks and TOC

I am having some trouble with some anchors for sections, which automatically start at a new page. The TOC shows the right page numbers, where the PDF bookmarks show the page number of the previous ...
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Producing “glossy” documents

Without going into too much extraneous detail, currently our product manual is produced using some proprietary WYSIWYG editor, which has a bunch of limitations. I'm considering producing the manual ...
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How to correct error typeseting using TexShop 3.49 running Yosemite 10.10.1?

When I try typesetting a document after installing TexShop 3.49 on MacBook Pro OS X Yosemite (10.10.1), I get the following error: "/usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for ...
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pdf inclusion multiple pdfs with page group included in a single page [duplicate]

I was reading about this strange fail in different post, but I observe that only ocurs if the image it's in the same page as another created with the same editor (in my case Inkscape). Two figures in ...
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How do I define an excludecomment environment in a for loop?

I'm using the forloop and comment packages to define environments prob1 through prob5 that exclude portions of my document. Here's a MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{comment} ...
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pdftex,fit to page printing,laser printer pdf acroread,A4,2pages per sheet

I have a pdf file with 2 pages per sheet A4,horizontally.Is someone able to create pdftex source which cuts off the big white borders and magnifies the text to fit A4 as output from my laser printer, ...
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Texmaker “click to jump to the line” does not always update in PDF viewer

I use Texmaker to edit my tex documents and I have the PDF viewer embedded in the editor, so I can edit the .tex files in the left and see the PDF result in the right. For big documents, a quite ...
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Compile extremely large file into pdf

I am using Django and it's templating system to dynamically generate Latex and then compiling it with pdflatex, which works great. The problem is when the latex that gets generated is 30,000+ lines ...
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Exclude the citations in the list of figures [duplicate]

I am using the below command to print the list of figures. But I would like to exclude the citations in the list of figures, though it should show in pdf. ...
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PDF/A-3b with attachments: how to create an /AF entry at pdf catalog?

I'm trying to produce a PDF/A-3b file with pdflatex. Everything is fine with fonts, colors, links... But I'm not able to create the /AF entry at Document Catalog. I know I can start by \pdfcatalog ...
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Miktex 2.8 in Windows 8 error

Recently, I install miktex 2.8 in Windows 8 and there is no problem in the installation process. However, when I try to compile the following, there is an error: ...
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How to write a report template in IEEE format?

Well, I want to write a report in IEEE format ,but I have limited knowledge about Latex, so how am I supposed to begin?
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LaTeX compiling very slow when internet is connected [closed]

LaTex compiler in my system taking unusual time to build pdf when connected to internet. But it is running normally when PC is not connected with internet. Mine is MiKTeX 2.9.5105, windows 32 bit ...
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Bug in TikZ's math and calc with PDFLaTeX and LuaLaTeX : workaround?

We can use calc library inside tikzmath to do calculations with coordinates. Everything works fine if we want to calculate something like \p3=(0,0)!.5!(2,0); (inside and outside functions). But if we ...
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Choosing TeX engine for novel — just how unstable is LuaTeX?

I am using LaTeX for typesetting some novels and am in a dilemma about which engine to use. pdfLaTeX has full microtype support, but I am not free to choose the font I want For XeLaTeX, the ...
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Errors with tocloft

I'm trying to use tocloft to create a list of equations in the contents table of my thesis, but it's erroring when I compile the document. I've used \newcounter to define a new list of R scripts for ...
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Suppress pdflatex warning about missing eps file

I use .eps graphics in my latex documents converted at compile using the epstopdf package and it works great. When I build the file, epstopdf creates the <filename>-eps-converted-to.pdf file ...
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TexWorks destroys tex document when compiling with pdfLaTex

When I input \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello World! \end{document} and compile with pdfLaTex, the output .pdf file is created and looks good. My sourcefile doesn't.
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Unicode Replacement Character in Standard TeX

Is there a font, available to -all- TeX users, that includes a glyph that can be recognized as the Unicode Replacement Character? I realize I can use XeTeX with a U+FFFD (or maybe any character not ...
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conversion to pdflatex loses all figures

I am trying to compile a document using pdflatex but I lose all figures (they look blank). The document was created by using the TeX + DVI typeset, and now I'm trying to change this to Pdftex. Is ...
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Build pdf from auxiliary files only

After compiling with the option draftmode set, how can I create a PDF without recompiling everything. I was looking all around, but somehow the main concern seems to be to get rid of the auxiliary ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `epdftex.def' not found

I am new to LaTeX and run my TeX file using pdf and had the following error, could someone help me fix it. Thank you. ! LaTeX Error: File `epdftex.def' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to ...
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Converting EPS file to standalone PDF with PSFRAGs or compiling both data types in one Latex file

I have a few figure files and some of them are already PDF files, for example directly obtained from MATLAB as PDF standalone file. Some 3 or 4 files are EPS files with which I use PSFRAG to embed the ...
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What are the incompatibilities of pdftex, xetex and luatex?

[Please correct me if my statements are wrong] TL;DR: pdftex, xetex and luatex exhibit different behaviour. What are these differences and why are they present. I know of three engines, which ...
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Character escaping in \input{|“command”}

This includes two main questions: A)Which characters are forbidden in between the quotes (" ") of an \input{|"command"}? B)How can those forbidden characters be escaped so that they, infact, can be ...
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Run pdflatex from external application

I use a Mac. When I open up the Terminal and run commands like pdflatex Preface.tex, all is well. I'd like, however, to trigger this command from within MatLab. When I do so, it doesn't recognise ...
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Search in pdf and babel

I noticed that in my PDF-files search does not work if there is an ukrainian letter "i" in the word. Nevertheless, the search is works well in the words with the two other specific for ukrainian ...
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Problem converting eps to pdf with pdflatex

I am using pdflatex to convert eps figures to pdf as follow: \begin{figure}[!t] \centering \includegraphics[width=\linewidth,height=\textheight,keepaspectratio{./Figures/R.eps} \label{fig_1} ...
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Different line breaks with pdflatex and latex-dvips-ps2pdf

I have noticed that, for the same text, I get slightly different line breaks depending on whether I use pdflatex or a latex-dvips-ps2pdf sequence. This is what I get with pdflatex And this is what ...