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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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Equations as pictures in text

Is there a way to compile a document with pdflatex and render all displaymath into graphics which are then included in the document instead of the equation code itself? Analogous to what you can do ...
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mptopdf package for graphicx [closed]

I'm writing up some mathematics notes in LaTeX using Texmaker, and want to include some diagrams (from image files). When I include the graphicx package, I keep getting a pop-up entitled 'Package ...
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Referencing figures when compiling with pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

I had a problem in referencing figures, which now I solved, thanks to an old answer by Werner. To be precise, in my case the reference was working properly (the hyperlink was pointing to the correct ...
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Windows 8 TTF font problems

We are building a small app which produces a .pdf out of a TeX document. Therefore we copied the pdflatex.exe (pdftex.exe, pdftex.dll) and its configs and packages out of TeXlive 2013. To handle ttf ...
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Drawing parse trees [duplicate]

I'm trying to draw parse trees for mathematical expressions such as (x + (y - z)). When I google for parse trees in LaTeX, all I get are packages that produce an output similar to the style of this ...
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Compilation fail with pstool: \begin{document} wrapped in \makeatletter \makeatother

I'm trying to create a presentation with LaTeX beamer using pstool, and since updating my system to Ubuntu 13.10 (pstool 1.5a, TeX Live 2013) the compilation of the pstool auxiliary TeX files ...
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how to generate document statistics?

In another question, manual steps are explained to implement stats. Due to a deadline and for some convenience, is there a package that generates document stats without many modifications in several ...
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Error 32512 (driver return code)

I'm using XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 I'm creating tex file using PHP and storing it on linux server. [ex: abc.tex] Then creating .sh file with command to execute *.tex file using xelatex ...
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Generating a separate pdf file of tables and figures from a latex file?

Is it possible to generate a pdf of figures and tables of a paper from latex itself? I saw Journals and Conferences asking for a separate file of tables and figures. In this question, questioner ...
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PDF images not showing up with lualatex/pdflatex

I am trying to include an image in PDF format into my document as a figure. When compiling with lualatex or pdflatex, the image does not appear. If I take that very PDF image and convert it to PNG and ...
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Embedding Adobe Type Basics T1 Postscript fonts in Beamer

Recently I acquired the Adobe Type Basics T1 package and I am using Acrobat Distiller for the ps2pdf option (Winedt 8.0 + MikTeX 2.9). If I create a file using latex-dvi2ps-ps2pdf, the Times ...
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Figures in latex using loop [duplicate]

To put maximum of 6 figures in 3 rows & 2 columns in a A4 page using loop, I tried like: \foreach \x in {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12} { \begin{figure}[h] \caption{This is the caption.} ...
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Image Quality (pgn, jpeg, PDF) [duplicate]

At the moment I am writing a document which will include a lot of screenshots. When I save and use the Screenshots as jpeg you can clearly see a loss of image quality. What is the best method for ...
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Span background image across whole page

I want to put a background image on a file which uses the scrartcl class. The target pdf output size is A4 which is exactly the size of the background image (210mm x 297mm). The image should therefore ...
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Outline font installation in self-contained tree

I'd like to achieve the following: a user should be able to grab a copy of a given directory, place that anywhere in his home directory, and run make to build LaTeX documents in that tree without ...
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Linebreaks after bib items for Bibstyle (using BibLaTeX)

I am currently suffering of a strange bibstyle problem with line breaks. There is a missing space between bib items in the bibliography, which is generated using BibLaTeX. Even though I am using ...
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pdflatex testpage produces wrong margins for a4paper

On my Mac running TeXlive 2012 when I do pdflatex testpage \papertype=a4paper \doublesided=n and open the resulting PDF file in preview, I can see that the margins are completely wrong in the ...
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PDFLATEX : Cover Page Image with No Margin [duplicate]

I'm creating exam paper using exam class as mentioned below: \documentclass[a4paper,addpoints,answers,10pt]{exam} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{wallpaper} ...
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How to compile a document with the pstool package using the pdflatexmk script?

To use psfrag with pdflatex I use the pstool package. Using TeXShop 3.25 I can compile the two minimal working examples given in this and this answer when I use the regular LaTeX typesetter. The ...
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pdfLaTeX, Beamer, and PSTricks [duplicate]

I have been trying to get pdfLaTeX, Beamer, and PSTricks to be friendly. The following code compiles without hiccup, and a pics.pdf file containing my diagram is created, but the output presentation ...
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Problem Inserting PDF into LyX Document [closed]

I really hope someone can help me with this as it is driving me mad. I have tried to insert a PDF document into my thesis but when I try to create the PDF, I get the following error: \usepackage ...
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Change the color model of an included pdf

Say I have a pdf file foo.pdf that I want to include in my bla.tex document via \includegraphics{foo.pdf}. Say that foo.pdf is a colored document and that I need bla.pdf to be in gray levels. How can ...
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Thumb index in Book class (based on previous question)

I'm hoping to get some help from the experts: My question is related to this thread, but I was asked to post it as a new question: How to set a letter to the margin of the page and position it ...
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Limit pdflatex execution time

Is there any way to limit pdflatex execution time ? It would be nice if the value could be added to the texmf file.
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Someone has redefined \pdfoutput?

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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pdflatex and pstool: how to keep the generated images in subdirectories?

I am trying to set up my system to write a large document using pdflatex and the package pstool. While there is no problem with basic operation, I have a problem when I try to use it in a more ...
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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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Is Inverse Search possible after the PDF file has been modified (e.g. annotated) (with Auctex and Okular)

I have configured Okular and Auctex so that forward and inverse search work like a charm when I have the *.tex file open and after I compiled the PDF file. I do, however, often encounter a scenario ...
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Using Kile and PdfLaTeX with eps files

I'm aware there's a lot of questions regarding using eps files as graphics in pdfLaTeX, and have tried many 'fixes'/'get arounds' based on answers I've read on this forum (amongst others), but still ...
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How do I create a reading list, and a bibliography in the same document? [closed]

I'm using a latex, bibtex and pdflatex to organise my dissertation. I need to create a references heading for all the texts I have cited in my work. I also need to create a reading list containing all ...
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Error: Sorry, the system call 'pdflatex -shell-escape -halt-on-error '

I am trying to use TikzEdt tool to generate some graphs....It was working very nicelly, until I tried the extended mode, and from that instance, it is reporting an error. Here is the preamble ...
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dvi file is not created in texmaker

I use texmaker but when I compile the source file normally I get the pdf as result and I did not know that I should received also DVI file but now i need the dvi file for a conference but i cannot get ...
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Why do I get a bitmap font on one computer but a vector font on another for the same document?

I am generating a pdf using pdflatex from the same latex file on three different computers. The pdf is generated without any warnings on all three computers and it looks almost identical. The one ...
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pdflatex amd Matlab LaTeX interpreter alternative to psfrag?

I use TexWorks that comes together with Tex Live 2012. After having read a lot on how to use "something similar" to psfrag with pdflatex, I have almost found my way. I have just discovered the ...
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Installing EBGaramond for pdfLaTeX

I made a foolish choice to play around with fonts a few days ago, and haven't escaped since. After getting very kind and useful help here yesterday, I decided to follow the advice given, and change to ...
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Error compiling .Rnw in TeXstudio (knitr with PdfLaTeX)

I´ve been trying to get the minimal Demofile for knitr running and compiling in TeXstudio, but I keep getting errormessages. Here´s the info, mybe somebody can help me out about what I´m doing wrong: ...
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File extension .pdf automatically added to link

Here's a minimal example: % File: test.tex \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[pdftex]{hyperref} \hypersetup{colorlinks=true} \begin{document} (1) Rendered as link (red). Normal behaviour. ...
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What is your favorite light sans-serif font? [closed]

I am looking for a light (or ultralight) sans-serif fonts for latex. I am only interested in standard ones, those which are installed by default by the TeXLive distribution. Please give one answer ...
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Using Open Sans font with LaTeX: Alphabetic chars right, numeric chars wrong

I've downloaded the Open Sans font from CTAN for use in MiKTeX on Windows (using pdfLaTeX). After the download, I just copied all the files into the MiKTeX root directory (= texmf). As described ...
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PSTricks not working in document but in minimal example [closed]

I'm trying to get pictures with pstricks working in my thesis. I tried to run some code from LatexDraw but when this didn't work I tried to get the minimal example from here to run: PSTricks picture ...
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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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Interactive surface plot with pgfplots

I know that it is possible to embed three-dimensional files into PDFs with \LaTeX which can then actively be interacted with by the reader (see here for example). I have a surface plot I made with ...
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Can I use these Libertine glyphs in pdftex?

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{iftex} \ifXeTeX\else \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \fi \usepackage{libertine} \begin{document} \ifXeTeX ...
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Alternative to pst-gr3d [duplicate]

I am unable to get pst-gr3d to work with pdftex. Is there an alternative that will allow me to easily define a cube structure? I've looked at TikZ alternatives but they require me to define each sub ...
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How to make pdfLaTeX multithreaded when `--shell-escape` is enabled?

I am using \write18 enabled (or --shell-escape) with externalization to compile a bunch of PGFplots. The first run takes much time, and I noticed that pdflatex only runs on one CPU core. Is there any ...
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Merging duplicate embedded fonts

I use many PDF images (converted from SVG) in my LaTeX document (which I create with pdflatex). I noticed that there are a lot of duplicate embedded subset fonts in my final document. I know this is ...
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When i start my new page everything just goes to the top of the first page. Also, how can i keep everything in my left column aligned?

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames,svgnames,table]{xcolor} \oddsidemargin=0pt ...
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PdfLatex to Pdf

I am trying to compile from PdfLatex to Pdf but i keep getting this error. What should I do? Undefined control sequence. l.5 \section Below is a part of my code % file name : switch-models.tex % ...
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Text Underlining and Display Equation Clash in ClassicalThesis/LyX

I am unable to underline text (underbar in LyX speak, \uline{text} in LaTeX) in the same document in which a display equation (display formula in LyX speak, \[ a=b+c \] in LaTeX) or pdflatex.exe locks ...