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Real-time editor(whiteboard) using Latex Editor

After studying tex for more then 3 weeks, I am still wondering, how can I create a real-time editor(whiteboard) to prepare notes with complex structure. Suppose I am having dictionary of latex symbols ...
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How to be able to use ∞ in latex document?

I would like to use the unicode character ∞ in a LaTeX document. I use the default font. If this character is not defined in this font, I can replace it by $\infty$. How can I do that? I tried to ...
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Image appears half Latex EPS Photoshop/Gimp

This is the first time this is happening in years of latex usage. I recently started using photoshop, and having exported the image in a variety of formats in photoshop (pdf/jpeg/png) and ...
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Silence warning about non-existing destination without disabling hyperref

This is not a duplicate but a follow-up question to "Reference does not exist" warning with \includeonly. I use \includeonly to compile only part of my document. This causes hyperref to ...
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Using arara as a latex build tool with different output directory

I try to use arara as my LaTeX build tool, for the moment my LaTeX main header looks like the following % arara: pdflatex : {options : "--output-directory=build"} % arara: biber % arara: pdflatex ...
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Why can't I run my pdfTEX?

I am trying to typeset my file, but I don't get the PDF version. Instead I get this error message: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded format=pdflatex) ...
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Why output of dvipdfmx looks better than output of pdftex?

When viewed on screen, look of document processed via dvipdfmx is better, than that of produced via pdftex. This happens with absolutely any document, even with plain format. I tried with these ...
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Using LaTeX to generate .png images of an equation

I am familiar with using LaTeX on online websites (like MathOverflow or Physicsforums). My input is rendered using MathJax. However, I do not understand the LaTeX environment in its native OS form. ...
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How can I have pdftex with dvi output expand CM fonts with high quality?

The following output pdftex > dvi > ps shows the problem: This comes about as follows. First, I use the file \pdfoutput=0 \hsize=5truein \tenrm \pdffontexpand\tenrm 20 20 20 \pdfadjustspacing=2 ...
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No PDF output file and no error message

I am very new to LaTeX, please accept my apologies! A couple of months after finishing my dissertation with LaTeX, I want to run PDFLaTeX (Texmaker) again. However, no PDF output file is being ...
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Compile document multiple times with different parameters [closed]

I'd like to have different versions of my document. So far I built the document such that I only have to change \newcommand{\setversion}{0} to the version number I'd like and the respective ...
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Does pdfTex produce warnings when it doesn't find the word hyphenation pattern?

In my document I use babel package and load several languages for correct hyphenation. \usepackage[icelandic, latin, czech]{babel} I add manually words that babel package doesn't know. ...
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Which encoding used in LaTeX sources to convert PDF file accents to the doc format correctly?

I have the following configuration file in my LaTeX source: % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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TeX halts when called on by plotting function, requires user input

I'm using a software called Rivet that calls on TeXlive (on Xubuntu 14.04) to generate .png files. The files are created successfully, but only if I run the process in verbose mode and press for ...
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How to set cambria math as math font for pdflatex

How can I make pdflatex use cambria for math fonts and uarial for the body font?
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LaTeX Beamer Foot-line Navigation Symbols/Icons

I was modifying the LaTex Beamer theme and after modifying the footer file the navigation symbols of LaTex Beamer got diapered. How can I get them back in each slide. I tried to use ...
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Biblatex: all entries indented in bibliography [closed]

The other day I was working on my paper, when all entries in the bibliography were suddenly indented -- as if they belong to one entry. Here is a screenshot: Interestingly, when I copied my ...
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How can I install newly created fonts?

I am using texlive2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. The distro is owned by root and I have to use sudo for such things as updmap. [I have another computer where I changed ownership to me, but the following ...
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Limits set with \mathclap are invisible in final pdf

I have a strange problem when typesetting sums, integrals etc. with long limits. Using the \mathclap command from mathtools, I want to type something like this $ A = \int\limits_{\text{a very long ...
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accessing bash to get git information in TeX macro

I'm not sure if this is possible, but my goal is to include some information about the current point of my LaTex file in its git source history in the PDF output of my file. What I want to be able ...
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LaTeX Beamer Presentation Template Modifications

I was trying to make a customized Beamer Presentation template but I failed to make it complete and facing some difficulties to finalize it. May you help me to make it complete the task.. My coding ...
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Automatically format words in a PDFLaTeX document which are in a keyword list

When writing technical documents, I often want to format 'technical phrases' (such as the name of some technology) in a particular way, which becomes annoying when I type the phrases frequently. I'm ...
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Path of includegraphics is relative - but to what?

I am trying to include graphics for a document. The arborescence is as follows: + REPORT +-- RESOURCES | + icon.png +-- TEX + report.tex + report.cls The report.tex starts with {report}, ...
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Extending the document structure hierarchy for a report

For a 11 pt. report document class which I am using for my thesis, I can only get the following heading levels on a per chapter basis: \chapter \section \subsection \subsubsection I am not ...
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Remove all pdf hyperlinks while maintaining hyperref formatting

I want to split a pdflatex pdf document into two parts. The second part has references to the first part, which are hyperlinks and which I want to remove, without changing the visual appearance. So I ...
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mathsf font in both text and math

I want to define a \newcommand that produces the same font in both text and math modes. For example, \newcommand{\abc}[1]{???#1} Then \abc{varName} is blah blah blah $ \abc{varName} = 4 $ I ...
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(Nearly) Width of page table with Multicolumn/Multirow and modified heights [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a header to go across a set of office documents; I tried to use the widetable package with multirow, but that didn't work. Here's the closest I've come so far, using ...
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Error concerning pdftex.def when trying to include an EPS with PdfLaTeX [closed]

I know this is an frequently asked question but the older answers do not help. I want to include an EPS file but I get the error as mentioned in the header. TeX: \documentclass[a4paper, ...
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LaTeX Error: rewrite undefined

Any ideas on what could fix this error? Running pdflatex -shell-escape "paper.tex" This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) \write18 enabled. entering extended mode ...
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Writing Japanese in Latex2e

A wonderful person has translated my free physics book into Japanese. Also the translation will be available for free. A typical part of the .tex file is: ...
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Latin Modern looks different in pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX

I realized that Latin Modern font looks heavier in XeLaTeX and lighter in pdfLaTeX. Why? How can I get the same lighter look in XeLaTeX? IMHO, the XeLaTeX look is too heavy and I'd like to have the ...
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Can pgfpages be used to scale PDF output to a specific (arbitrary) page size?

I have a 300-page document that has been typeset for lettersize (8.5x11 inches). I want to create a version of it such that the PDF output is simply scaled to fit on a smaller page size (e.g. 7x10 ...
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Automatically generating a new Latex document from a specified section of the original

Let's say that I have original.tex with a bunch of section{}s. Is there an easy way to generate a new document that has only a specified section (say, section 5) in it?
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“pdflatex: command not found” error after updating to El Captain [duplicate]

There are some related problems with some corresponding solutions around but I would like to have a solution to my particular problem. I have used latex/tex mostly with the front-end TexMaker, and ...
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(Possible?) How to embed a specific font (not from LaTeX package) to the output PDF?

Say I have a specific font myfont.ttf on my own computer. I have a PDF file created by another software, which uses this font. Then I use beamer (PDFlatex) to include this PDF file the final output ...
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Links to bibliography from main text in pdflatex

In my thesis, I am loading the hyperref package. The thesis package itself loads the harvard package. Here is the snippet of the relevant packages from my main thesis.tex file: % dissertation style ...
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How do I make expanded fonts and install them?

I am running pdfTeX with dvi output. If font expansion is enabled, then I need the extra fonts, such as cmr10+20. When I try to view the dvi, xdvi tries to make various fonts and fails; the file ...
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Chinese (ctex) TeX Live 2015 on Ubuntu

After update from TeX Live 2013 to TeX Live 2015 on Ubuntu Linux I am getting following error message: CTeX fontset 'fandol' is unavailable in current mode. When trying to use: pdflatex ...
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Latex: How to generate derived .sty files? [duplicate]

I am trying to compile a template which uses the "todonotes" package, which I have found here: https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/todonotes/?lang=en When I run latex on the ...
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Using multicol for framed figure

I have some figures in my article. I want the figures to be framed. I managed to do this with the figure and floatrow packages. But I have a problem of changing the size of the frame, such that I have ...
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Using setupbackend and pdfpageattr together via ConTeXt

Is it possible to use setupbackend and pdfpageattr together via ConTeXt? I was able to use setupbackend alone via ConTeXt (LuaTeX). Got the result as expected. I was able to use pdfpageattr ...
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How to highlight accented characters in pdflatex?

I tried using soul package and hl{word inside with an accent such as é} but they simply can't be rendered in pdflatex. I tried lualatex or xetex and it worked, BUT on the downside a lot of other ...
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How to produce pdflatex custom page size [duplicate]

How do I get pdflatex to produce a page size 6in wide by 9in high? Is ther a command line option for this problem?
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Page Numbers Resets to “0” at the Beginning of a Chapter [closed]

I've been looking to solve this problem for a while now. I use some custom document class that can be found here The page numbers reset itself at chapter 3 to "0". I used \hl{highlighted area} to ...
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How to bold only a single character in a word?

I have a description list that looks like follows (MWE): \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[Author's Action (\textbf{A}ccomplished or \textbf{P}roposed)] \textbf{A} ...
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prevdepth related error only in case of abscence of whitespace

In the file given below, I am using macros for equations and their environment. The equations use breqn package for breaking them when the width available is not sufficient. I am getting the error ...
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Create dotted line [duplicate]

Code \makeatletter \newcommand*\dashline{\rotatebox[origin=c]{90}{$\dabar@\dabar@\dabar@$}} \makeatother \begin{document} `\dashline` produces now a dashed line \dashline But a dotted vertical ...
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TeX - make copy/paste difficult? [duplicate]

I have a christmas question for you. I have now tried to copy paste some elements from a document compiled in TeX. Sometimes it looks like this: ❆t ❧❛st✱ ❛♥❞ t❛❦✐♥❣ t❤❡ r✐s❦ ❛ ❜❡✐♥❣ t♦♦ ❛❜str❛❝t✱ ...
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How to block the package mathptm locally? [duplicate]

I declare the package mathptmx in the preamble, but I want to use \mathcal for the letter I without mathptm: The symbol omega is prettier with mathptm but \mathcal{I} is not. ...
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Do not use TAB (clear tab) at every new line -> flush both

Code .... \makeatletter \def\flushboth{% \let\\\@normalcr \@rightskip\z@skip \rightskip\@rightskip \leftskip\z@skip \parindent 1.5em\relax} \makeatother .... ...