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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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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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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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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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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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Creating colorful plot using latex terminal of gnuplot?

Most output terminals of gnuplot draw different lines in a plot in different colors. I'm trying to create a plot inside my pdf document using gnuplot's latex terminal and the lines are only ...
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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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TeXLive 2011: pdfLaTeX does not convert eps to pdf for eps files in subdirectories

As from 2010, TexLive has been converting .eps files directly to pdf file if the compilation is done with PDFLaTeX. Thus a file named coilsans.eps will be automatically be converted to a file named ...
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Do XeTeX and LuaTeX always use Unicode?

I am writing some functions to manipulate strings. A typical way to produce a character with a given character code is the \lowercase primitive. The following code produces a character with code 234, ...
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Generate large document by pdfTeX, then break result into many PDF files while preserving links

This is the PDF file of a book I wrote: http://www.abstractmath.org/Handbook/handbook.pdf It takes a long time to download because it is a big file. I generated it using pdfLaTeX. Is there a way to ...
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Switching color and grayscale mode for \includegraphics

Suppose I have a document that includes a lot of colorful PDFs. Now I'd like to easily switch between "color" version and "greyscale version". I'm aware of \DeclareGraphicsRule, but I think this needs ...
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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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better reference for apparently undocumented latex command line options?

I've gradually blundered upon a number of useful pdflatex command line options from questions in this forum, but not all of these are documented (specifically the useful -file-line-error parameter). ...
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Is there any compiler-dependent font loadable for pdflatex but not for latex-dvips-ps2pdf?

I want to make sure that I can load the same fonts for each input file either for diagrams and text contents. It is related to my statement below, Even though PSTricks cannot work with pdflatex ...
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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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Why does compiling TikZ with latex-dvips-ps2pdf produce a much much bigger PDF than with pdflatex? [duplicate]

The following MWE simulates the problem. Compile it with pdflatex -shell-escape. \documentclass[preview,varwidth,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{common.tex} ...
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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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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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How can I test if a document is being compiled by XeLaTeX?

Is there a way to programatically test whether the current document is being compiled by (pdf)LaTeX or XeLaTeX?
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Using \input|texlua… to emulate \directlua in pdfTeX

When --shell-escape is enabled, pdfTeX allows to run external programs and input the result expandably with \input|"...". Together with the Lua interpreter texlua, this could be used to provide a ...
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pdflatex bash script to supress all output except error messages?

I have a bash script which I use to compile a file with pdflatex twice (to make sure it sorts out references properly, etc.). This is the 'latexbuild' script I use: module load ctan pdflatex ...
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Selectively disable dash ligatures in LuaLaTeX

With pdfLaTeX, I can print two hyphens using -{}-. This does not seem to work in LuaLaTeX. Indeed, the following snippet \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} en dash -- two dashes -{}- ...
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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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How can some eastern European diacritics be correctly displayed with the Alegreya font and pdftex?

I would like to use the Alegreya font in a document that features several diacritic symbols from eastern European languages. Whith xelatex everything works fine, but I would like to use pdftex, and ...
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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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Trouble using \oldstylenums with decimal points and hyphens

I am using Computer Modern font (default) with \oldstylenums command to typeset numbers in oldstyle format. However I am having trouble using it with non-numeric characters such as decimal points and ...
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\left and \right in equation across multiple lines [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Left/Right across multiline equation Could someone explain why I can't get the left and right commands to work correctly code: \documentclass{article} ...
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Why is this loop so much faster under Windows?

In a recent question, Yiannis Lazarides was asking about benchmarking loops. Strangely his results were about 800 times faster than mine. I couldn't quite accept that my computer is that outdated (as ...
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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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Embedding a flv (or mp4) video using pdfTeX (plain TeX only)

I am attempting to find out how to embed a flv video in a pdf file created using plain TeX and pdfTeX. I was successful at manually (via Adobe Acrobat's menu: Tools->Multimedia->Video Tool) embedding ...
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Include source code of pdf picture directly into LaTeX file

Suppose you have a (PDF)LaTeX file where you include pdf pictures via \includegraphics. Now, if you want to share the LaTeX file with another person, you always have to send not only the LaTeX file ...
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Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) message

I made a mini page like below. It compiled without any error, however, I am getting following message in log: Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 104--109 I am trying to fix above ...
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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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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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Half of a document in pdfLaTeX, half in XeLaTeX

As far as I know, I cannot use microtype in XeLaTeX, and cannot use fontspec in pdfLaTeX. I am rendering Chinese symbols only on one page, and I need this line: \newfontfamily{\J}[Scale=0.85]{Osaka} ...
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Ligatures in figures and pdftex

In the following example, the 'ff' ligature in the figure labels (in 'differential') disappears when pdflatex is used, but the fault does not occur if latex-dvips-ps2pdf is used instead. Both lualatex ...
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“The Errors of TeX” with hyperlinks

I was reading the appendix to "The Errors of TeX" by Knuth (errorlog.tex, written with plain TeX) and I noticed that there is a PDF file errorlog.pdf with nice hyperlinks and I was wondering how that ...
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Weird pdfLaTeX+babel+color bug, Missing = inserted for \ifnum

I let the MWE speak for itself. \documentclass{minimal} % remove babel and it works % remove one language and it works % reorder the languages and it works ...
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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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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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knitr and biblatex

I'd like to create a PDF report with knitr with LaTeX-code in RStudio with biblatex for citations. However, the in-text-citations are always undefined and no bibliography is printed. The same ...
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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 ...
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How to determine the true size of a font?

A colleague of mine is submitting a research proposal to one of the UK research councils, whose guidelines stipulate a minimum font-size of 10pt. My colleague, who is of course using LaTeX, uses the ...
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Which internal TeX macro stores the MediaBox string, and how can I read it?

Background: All PDF has a MediaBox that describes the page size, for each page. This is found in the PDF as (for example, US letter) the text string /MediaBox [0 0 612 792] where the numbers are "big ...
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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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How do I configure fonts and package options for different engines?

I would like to be able to rely on the code in my document class to respond correctly to whether it is being rendered using pdfLaTeX or XeTeX engines. The editor I'm using (LyX) does this using ...
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How to use shading in TikZ when rotating the picture?

I have the following problem: I want to draw a rectangle and around it, there should be some smooth fading to the background (white). I found the shading technique of tikz quite interesting. The ...
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\write18 pass % through to shell

This has sort of been touched on in some other postings, but for path reasons I would like to avoid using a shell script and just use ImageMagick's (IM) convert command line executable directly from a ...