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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 ...
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Open pdf graphic in graphics editor by clicking link in LaTeX or output pdf?

It would be very handy to be able to open a linked graphic file (e.g: pdf) in a graphics editing program (e.g: Illustrator, Inkscape) simply by clicking on the link in the LaTeX editor or by clicking ...
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Are itemize and EBGaramond compatible?

This MWE works: \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{luainputenc} \makeatletter %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% User specified LaTeX commands. ...
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Video from Beamer Plays Only One Second

Sorry about the title...it was hard to word my problem. I am using LaTeX, and more specifically Beamer, to create a presentation that plays a video file. The code I use is: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Coons patches in pgfplots

The current method of drawing Coons patches in pgfplots requires four cubic Bézier curves along with point meta values for each corner point. This closely follows the format used in the PDF ...
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Why do I suddenly get an auto expansion error?

On files that have worked previously, I'm suddenly getting the following error ! pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable fonts. This error does not appear if I ...
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Multiple builds at once

I'm currently using following combination: the latest TexnicCenter (2.01 Stable 32bit) MiKTeX 2.9 32 bit (all packages updated) pdflatex.exe biber (instead of biblatex) My problem is, that if a ...
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Execute lua file out of a pdf, lua doesn´t execute “io.open” command

I would like to run program out of the compiled pdf via link. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[colorlinks, linkcolor = black, citecolor = black, filecolor = black, urlcolor = ...
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How to clear LaTeX cache?

I'm executing .tex file using pdflatex and xelatex. Surprising getting different results (as PDF) in both. It looks like xelatex is picking data from some cache and generating output with some old ...
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How do I include a gnuplot graph in a beamer frame? [duplicate]

I'm using the beamer class to create a presentation. I'd like to include a gnuplot graph, but inside the frame environment, that seems to be impossible. When running pdflatex, I get the error ! File ...
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Cyrillic and microtype: pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable fonts

I have a rather huge document and everything worked fine. The problems started when I tried to insert some Russian text. I was able to resolve some issues, but now I'm stuck with the following error: ...
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TTF font not displaying lowercase letters

I'm trying to use an OCR-A font in a LaTeX document to embed a short code. I've finally got it reading a system font that I've installed (I think from ocr-a-font), which works well in any other ...
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How to re-name warning messages when running pdftex

I'm looking for a quick and dirty solution to this, however bad practice it is. I have a bunch of warnings produced, and I can see from my outputted documentation that they're not actually 'bad'. So ...
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Macro psGTriangle leads to pdfLatex ignoring the figure

I've noticed that the pstricks macro psGTriangle, to draw triangles with Gouraud shading does not work in combination with auto-pst-pdf/pdflatex. There is no error message, the pspicture environment ...
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pstricks-doi package conflict?

The following does not work: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{doi} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \begin{document} hello world \begin{pspicture}(1,1) \psline(0,0)(1,1) \end{pspicture} ...
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Pinyin with pdfLaTeX: Problem with spacings

I want to write a document in english and some words in chinese using pdfLaTeX. Here a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[UTF8]{ctex} \begin{document} nǔrén\v{a}amùtūou \end{document} This ...
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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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media9: “l3kernel too old” (support outdated)

Well, I was trying to follow this answer "beamer, media9 - play multiple videos at once", in order to play two videos at the time in one frame. But the problem is that, after installing the packages ...
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MinionPro Number Styles: lining, tabular using pdfLaTeX

I have successfully installed the MinionPro font for LaTeX. It works with pdfLaTex. I also changed the number style to lining with: \usepackage[textlf]{MinionPro} However if I have a table with ...
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gnuplottex with 'subfolder' option: ps-file in subfolder not converted to pdf-file by epstopdf

When I compile the following code (LaTeX -> pdf) without the option 'subfolder' at the 'gnuplottex'-package, it works fine. The ps-file 'test-gnuplottex-fig1.ps', automatically created by gnuplottex, ...
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Smooth rendering of bitmap fonts

I would like to use the Concrete Math font in LaTeX, which is a bitmap font. The rendering with pdflatex is naturally poor-quality with jagged edges. My solution so far has been to generate a DVI ...
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Errors from pdftexcmds.sty

I have a book done in latex, which someone on another continent is trying to compile. The sources are here: http://www.lightandmatter.com/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi . It compiles for me but not for him. The ...
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Cannot edit .tex file unless delete produced files [closed]

I have just upgraded to MiKTeX 2.9from v2.8, where I was using TeXnic Center as my main tex editor. Now I am trying to build a simple document to check if basic packages are loaded as well as test ...
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What controls the encoding of the LaTeX log file – and how to change it?

I have a LaTeX document in UTF-8 encoding: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} ...
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Can't manually install opensans on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

I'm trying to use the font opensans for a document. This works great on Ubuntu 13.04, but it doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.04.3. The reason for this was pretty easy to figure out, because Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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How do you break long lines in pgfgantt?

I am drawing a gantt chart using the pgfgantt package. I have some text in nodes that I would like to break down into multilines, but it doesn't seem to work. I made a simple example like so: ...
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Texmaker's internal PDF-viewer keeps file handler to .pdf open and hinders subsequent compilings

after updating to Texmaker 4.0.4 today, I am no longer able to compile my PDFs more than once per Texmaker session. I need to quit Texmaker and run it again to compile again. The error I get is the ...
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PDFLatex tables are covering up text

I have a series of images that I'm displaying using a table environment. However, pdflatex places my table over the references portion of my paper. I've tried [htb!] options for the table, and it ...
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Revisiting auto-pst-pdf Fundamental Problem (<jobname>-pics.pdf not created) [closed]

The code provided as an answer on this post used to work. To ease things, I reproduce it here, only in a more condensed form since I'm interested just in the PSTricks part -- the minted part working ...
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Formatting of Tables in Latex, using multirow and multicolumn together

When I used this piece down, I got. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage[inner=0.75in,outer=0.65in,top=0.75in,bottom=0.75in]{geometry} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{url} ...
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Shortcut to compile the .tex and .bib in one go with Texmaker?

As known, Texmaker requires the user to PDFLaTeX first, then BibTeX, and then PDFLaTeX twice. This is really tedious. Is there any shortcut that allows me to do it in one go? Update: Some say that ...
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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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pdflatex without ghostscript to preserve transparency of included pdfs

I'm trying to include a pdf with a transparent gradient using pdflatex from texlive installed with macports. Using the article class (not standalone), the transparency of the included pdf is lost when ...
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pdflatex -draftmode much slower compared to draft option passed to graphicx

I found that passing -draftmode to pdflatex does not change the compile time of my document (~10 minutes) at all, while passing draft to graphicx reduces it to about 1 minute. From the documentation I ...
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Using a custom TrueType font in spans of text [duplicate]

I am putting together a book using pdfTeX (from the TeX Live distribution on OSX), and part of the book involves a fictional dictionary for a constructed language. What I would like to do is define a ...
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Latexmk says the file is up-to-date, while it's not

For some reason the pdflatexmk typesetter is sometimes not recognising changes in my file and it returns: Latexmk: All targets (main.pdf) are up-to-date while the target is not up-to-date. When I ...
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Libertine newtxmath and text (oldstyle) figures in headers

This is closely related to the OP with title "lining figures in tables and math, old style figures in text", and to the answer provided therein. The following (semi)MWE is to be run with pdfLaTeX: ...
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HtLaTeX - problem when using relative paths

I'm currently working on a little thing I called offline blog engine. The idea is to write my articles in simple (La)TeX files and create some static HTML files which contains the blog posts. The ...
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Why do some of the characters in my included PDF file show up transparent?

I'm trying to include a PDF file in my LaTeX document (I'm using pdflatex), which looks as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \includegraphics[page=1]{fdt1} ...
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Issue on pdf(La)TeX with named colors in dvipsnames

When compiled on pdfLaTeX, the following code (and MWE) returns a PostScript error message: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{pstricks} ...
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Using Arabic letters in moderncv package

I'm trying to include a small snippet or Arabic script into my document. This works fine if I use the documentclass article, but I'm using the moderncv package as provided here, and for some reason, ...
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How can I reference a page in another pdf, which I have no control over?

I want to reference a specific page in another pdf document. There is also a bookmark on that page, which I could use. However, I have no control over the other document, and maybe it wasn't even ...
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Leveraging a dynamic preamble to generate multiple output formats

Background The diagram below shows an architecture for generating books using a dynamic preamble. The top part of the image shows the database relations between a book theme and its preamble. The top ...
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Latex-pdftex-TexStudio-Cannot use garamond font [duplicate]

I'm now using TexStudio with my Macbook pro, Lion system. I want to set the font of content to garamond but the command I got from the Internet is not working. \usepackage[urw-garamond]{mathdesign} ...
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Accessing the Fancy /es/ Ligature Without Lua-/Xe-Latex

This is in LuaLaTeX with fontspec and \setmainfont{EB Garamond}. The first is rendered for \emph{es} and the second separates the letters with \emph{e\mbox{}s}. I find the former ligature very ...
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Why will pinlabel not find a fig.pdf when using pdftex?

I have just discovered pinlabel, and would like to use it to add labels to my figures. I am using Adobe Illustrator to create my figures: I have a Mac, and with the latest OS, it seems ...