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Moving from pdfLaTeX to XeTeX - what do I need to know?

I've used pdfLaTeX for some time, but have encountered problems wanting to use other fonts than the defaults. I've been recommended to use XeTeX instead, as this supports usage of system fonts ...
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Is there a way to get pdflatex to accept Unicode combining accents?

I typeset my work with pdflatex and UTF-8 input files with lots of Unicode characters. Most of them work with a simple \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} in my preamble, and for the others I simply maintain ...
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Embed all the fonts during compiling with pdflatex?

My paper has the font TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT not embedded in itself, and therefore fails the IEEE submission check. I am able to embed it with Acrobat by printing the PDF. However, I find it changes ...
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Remove small kink in tikz picture

I have made this graphic using tikz: Sourcecode: \documentclass[]{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes, arrows, calc, positioning, fit, external} \begin{document} ...
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The file does not conform to Adobe's published PDF? [closed]

My question is how to check if a pdf file created with pdfTeX-1.40.12 is conform to Adobe's published PDF ? Is it possible to know ? I try to look at the properties of the file with Adobe Reader but ...
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Can ligatures be enabled for Palatino and pdflatex?

Can I enable ligatures for the Palatino font or can I somehow find out if they are in the package for pdflatex in the first place? Edit: MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathpazo} ...
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How do I get rid of particular pdftex warning message?

Here is a minimal example that showcases my problem: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{cleveref} \newtheorem{thm}{Theorem} \newtheorem{lem}[thm]{Lemma} ...
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Is there a simple way to use the gentium font in latex?

I'd like to use the gentium font in a LaTeX document, and the instructions I found at this site make it look rather difficult. Is there a simple package that is now available that would allow me to ...
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Resize paper to mbox

Is it possible to define a function where the page is resized to exactly the dimension of an mbox? For example, I want to do something like the following: \documentclass{report} \thispagestyle{empty} ...
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Beamer theme, remove navigation bar from one slide

I'm using beamer and the theme Copenhagen. I would like to remove the navigation menu (the list of section mames shown at the top of each slide) from the first (first page) and from the summary ...
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Can't silence a pdftex “PDF inclusion: multiple PDFs with page group” error

I am having an issue with PDFs generatied in Inkscape. If multiple files generated in this way are included on a single page I get the following error: pdfTeX warning: pdflatex.exe (file ...
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Inserting statistics of a resulting PDF file back into the document on the next run

This is an example of what I want to do: After a run of pdflatex, calculate and store (into an auxiliary file?) the size of the resulting PDF file, as obtained from the Terminal command "du -h ...
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Autocompile LaTeX doc when updated in Windows (via dropbox, in this case)

Goal: I'd like to be able to have a script running on my Windows computer that autogenerates the PDF of my LaTeX doc whenever the main .tex doc gets updated. Use case is I am editing the .tex file ...
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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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Loading latex from tex

I decided venture into the very basics of the world of TeX and LaTeX. I have been playing around with tex, pdftex and latex and after paying close attention to the binaries and not being able to ...
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\ifpdf returns true when using LuaLaTeX

The ifpdf package is supposed to detect if pdfTeX is running: This package looks for pdfTeX in pdf mode and implements and sets the switch \ifpdf. (from the ifpdf documentation) However, when I ...
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Switching to lualatex: How to translate font setups?

I am a long-term pdflatex user. Once in a while I want to give lualatex a try (e.g., to try the recent TikZ graph layout engine). A couple of good answers here at tex.se describe what to do in that ...
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Can PDFLaTeX produce PDF/A? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X? I wonder if pdflatex can produce a standard PDF/A-1 or PDF/A-2 for archival purposes. That would be quite useful. Of course by that I ...
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Can pdf thumbnail previews in file explorer be influenced?

Some pdf files have a nice preview thumbnail in Windows (7) Explorer, e.g. those produced by my the software of my scanner: For my LaTeX files produced with pdfTeX, however, it just shows the ...
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How can I replace a character (zero)?

Is it possible to replace characters in pdflatex? I use the Minion Pro and Myriad Pro font and the zero looks like a small 'O'. I want to replace the zero by a zero with a dot or slash in the middle ...
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Create PDF with images in black and white

I have a LaTeX document with several black and white, gray value, and color images. When creating a PDF with pdfLaTeX I get a PDF where I am not sure if the embedded black and white images are ...
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How to create page with non printing annotation

I would like to add text 'This page intentionally left blank' to blank page (with header) but I would like to this text appear in pdf but not in the printed document. Is it even possible? If so, how?
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Performance of LaTeX and other TeX derivatives

I need to generate thousands of pdf reports, based on some data. Right now I am using pdflatex for this. Are there differences in performance between pdflatex and other TeX derivatives? My content is ...
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Replacing greek glyphs in math mode

I want to switch fonts, away from computer modern. I'm pretty sure that I will end up with a mixture of fonts. I can't provide a full list of required features, but Linux Libertine's feature set ...
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Patched version of pdftex does not see what kpsewhich sees

I have TeX Live version 2013.30973-7 running on ArchLinux. I want to use a patched version of pdftex to create valid PDF/A-1b documents. I have an issue using the patched version after compilation. ...
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Page header becomes part of link when an \autoref hyperlink spans pages

I am using MikTeX 2.9 on Windows. I am using, among other packages, hyperref in my MASc thesis and I just noticed something strange. I have an \autoref to a table in a paragraph and the link spans ...
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Store information about which paper tray to use in PDF

Searching here, I found the question Embedding printer settings in pdf - while related, this appears to apply to printer settings for the entire PDF, not for changing printer settings per page. Our ...
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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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LaTeX Error: Cannot determine size of graphic in title.png (no BoundingBox)

I seem to be getting a strange error after updating MiKTeX 2.9. I am using pdfLaTeX and TeXmaker with the graphicx package to include .png images. When I try to compile, I get the error LaTeX Error: ...
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Incompatibilities of cmap with fontenc/hyperref?

The following code doesn't compile (with pdflatex) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{cmap} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[pdfa=true]{hyperref} \begin{document} Hello. \end{document} ...
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File size generated from Pdflatex is too big

My instructor demands a maximum size of submitted assignment of 50kb in PDF-format. Whenever I try to build from PDFLatex the files exceed this limit. I expected the problem to be related to bitmap ...
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Is pdflatex an engine or a format?

From http://www.tug.org/levels.html Engines: TeX, pdfTeX, XeTeX, LuaTeX, … These are the actual executable binaries which implement the different TeX dialects. The LaTeX format is implemented ...
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Why this UTF-8 error is solved with a simple \clearpage

An example is shown below, which also includes a description of the problem: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{CJKutf8} \begin{document} \begin{CJK*}{UTF8}{gbsn} Some Chinese text. 一些中文 ...
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How can I change the text color in such a way that the effect transcends groups?

I'd like to have a command \globalred that makes all subsequent text red, even if the command is issued inside a group. For example, the output of the TeX file \documentclass{article} ...
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How to use \pdfcolorstack?

Consider this code: \chardef\Color=\pdfcolorstackinit page direct{0 g} \pdfcolorstack \Color push {1 0 0 rg 1 0 0 RG} red \pdfcolorstack \Color pop {} black \hrule height 1pt width 50pt \bye I try ...
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Linux Libertine and pdfTeX: glyph `a' undefined

I have little doubt, usually, in the Linux Libertine font with LaTeX / pdflatex, but a couple of weeks ago, the following happened to me: I have the file with the following test.tex ...
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pdf files show “fi”, but searching for or copying them does not work

When I pdflatex text containing "fi", e.g. "infinite", the resulting pdf-file looks correct, e.g. "infinite" is shown in the text. But when I search the pdf file for "infinite", 0 occurrences are ...
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How to use downloaded fonts with pdfLaTeX on Ubuntu

I want to use the Fontin font in my pdfLatex document. What steps should I do for using a downloaded font Should I download the TTF or the OpenType version? Where should I store the font? Should ...
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Local font installation problems

Recently I tried to reinstall the MathTimePro II fonts in my local texmf directory. I already have Lucida fonts installed which works fine. So I carefully copied all the relevant files/folders to the ...
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Why is there no pdffrag package?

The psfrag package has been around for more than a decade* and is easy to use: \usepackage{graphicx}% http://ctan.org/pkg/graphicx \usepackage{psfrag}% http://ctan.org/pkg/psfrag ... ...
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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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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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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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Package animate is great but could it have a better animation compression?

I just tried the animate package to get pdf files with animations and it works great! However, I noticed that the size of the files generated is 10 times larger that what it could be for the ...
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Is there a way to color (only real) math in pdflatex?

I'd like to change the color of all math in my document. I understand that several packages and some engines provide support for changing the color of all math, and I understand that something like ...
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How to use hyph-utf8 correctly?

I'm using MiKTeX and pdfLaTeX and the package manager tells me that hyph-utf8 is installed and auto-download of packages is activated, too. But when I do \usepackage{hyph-utf8}, because I hope that ...
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In which way have fake spaces made it to actual use?

I skimmed the abstracts of TUG 2014 and stumbled over "Fake spaces" with pdfTeX -- the best of both worlds by Ross Moore. The abstract says: With the 2014 version of TeX Live, new primitives are ...
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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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How can I use -max-print-line in pdftex (TexLive)?

I know that Miktex has an option -max-print-line=n to change the width of the output. I wondered if something like that existed for pdftex from TexLive ? I'm on Gentoo. It is very annoying to have ...
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LaTeX minimal installation in GNU/Linux distributions (e.g., in Ubuntu and using apt-get)

I am running LaTeX on a Linux VM. I am running a Xubuntu and have very little space to use. I managed to install some of the latex packages without documentation. Currently I am missing fullpage ...