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! LaTeX Error: You have run the document with pdflatex, but PSTricks

I get some error when run my latex file: please help me. ! LaTeX Error: You have run the document with pdflatex, but PSTricksrequires latex->dvips->ps2pdf or alternatively the useof the package ...
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Print unicode glyph together with its codepoint

Is it possible to define a macro, call it charwithcodepoint, such that \charwithcodepoint{A} emits an equivalent of \texttt{A} (U+0041) And similar for other codepoints as well. If not, can I do ...
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Generating two different pdfs out of one tex file?

Is there a way to automatically generate two different pdf files with one run of pdflatex? I would like to produce a german and an english version of the same document. I know how to define a command ...
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PdfTeX error: pdflatex (file ecbx0800): Font ecbx0800 at 600 not found

I am new to Latex and have been allowed to copy a Latex project in order to reuse it as a template for my thesis. I initially adjusted most the project's content and structure for my own thesis. The ...
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Bibtex and Google Scholar [duplicate]

I was wondering if someone could answer a question about the internals of bibtex. I have a bibtex file that works well when the files are neat. For example @article{HochwaldTC03, author = "{B.M. ...
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Proper way to reuse footnotes in Latex

I don't know how to word this, but if I want output like so The Universe* is full of all universes+ even though the Universe* is the same size as any one of the universes+ *The Universe ...
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Pdftex error in moderncv: FontAwesome--fontawesometwo at 600 not found

I am getting the abovementioned error when compiling a moderncv file in Texmaker. I recently switched to Windows 10. I have tried the solutions mentioned here and here but nothing worked. I am ...
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Changing header of Questionnaire sdaps

I am new to sdaps and I want edit below header, which was auto generated by sdaps. I was unable to edit this use using latex. I want Add description along with index number like this in to the ...
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Sweave Print Codes without Considering the Width of Paper

I changed my paper size to A3 in order to make certain code chunk displayed without disruption. However, it seems that Sweave is not smart enough to detect the change of paper size and still break ...
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pdftex freezes on a simple hello world example

Operating system : Ubuntu 14.04 Tex distribution : Texlive-full installed with aptitude I got an odd problem... hard to solve. Here is the hello world tex file \documentclass{article} ...
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How do I compile my LaTeX doc to make it suitable for printing at 300 DPI?

I have a LaTeX document that uses the \usepackage{lmodern} font. It will be printed on a (low resolution) 300 DPI printer that only takes raster images as input (an old Riso printer). After compiling ...
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Can we write a latex code such that we can generate a training question papers for my students?

Gate question paper gate question paper with solution
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Problem with syntax

In the code below I am getting indent after second paragraph, but not after first paragraph, can anyone tell me what is the reason and how can I correct this? Below is the code given: {\bfseries{1. ...
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Which web forums specialize in LaTeX general discussion?

What is the most popular web forum specializing in general discussion of LaTeX? I'm asking for standard LaTeX using pdftex, not LuaTeX or XeTeX or ConTeXt. But, If there's a popular forum that has ...
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1 compilation, several outputs

I'm a teacher and using PdfTeX to write my courses. My question is the following : How can I compile my .teX file and generate into Pdf file : the course itself, and one or two excerpts (that I've ...
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pdf inclunding print version (in b/w)

is it possible to include in a pdf with colours (no images but some simple vector graphics created by tikz) also information for a black an white print (or a print in general), ie. defining that a ...
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Interactive graphs in PDF file with Latex?

There are several questions which are asking similar question, but not exactly. I'm looking for a tool/method in Latex to generate really interactive graphs, when by dragging something on the graph ...
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Sublime text 3 fails to compile

I am getting the following message after trying to build [Compiling C:\Users\my name\Desktop\TeX\untitled-1.tex] TraditionalBuilder: Engine: pdflatex -> pdftex. Invoking texify... COULD NOT ...
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! pdfTeX error (ext4): \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pd

I get the error ! pdfTeX error (ext4): \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than \pd when trying to compile. I'm on texlive/texmaker on Linux. It was compiling fine before I added another ...
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Using \multicolumn

I am trying to produce a more compact header for my table, i.e. less space at the top of the column headings. However, when I use \multicolumn with: \multicolumn{3}{|p{3cm}|}{\centering Synthetic ...
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How to learn LaTeX in the right way? [closed]

Many people always say that LaTeX is the best typesetting system which is flexible and powerful. For me, I have used LaTeX for one year already but I still have some problems with it. Let me talk ...
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Standalone Output Directory

I configured my TexStudio to use a Directory for temporary files called "build". When i compile the Standalone Document all files except the pdf and the synctex.gz are in the folder "build". When I ...
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Pandoc breaks hyperlinks in LaTeX file conversion

I want to convert a (quite complex) LaTeX file to epub using pandoc with: pandoc -S file.tex -o file.epub I have not used markdown in the creation of the tex file, however. When I, now, check the ...
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Compile filename.tex file to pdf on terminal [closed]

I use a windows computer at school and I'm able to do it. Here's what I do there: type in Z: then type in cd myclasscode then i can finally put in latex filename.tex and so on and so on IT WORKS ...
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PDF font color appears grey instead of black

When I generate my PDF file from LYX. My PDF file text color appears grey as shown in the first image. I want a black color of the text as shown in the second image which is WORD generated PDF. ...
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Problems installing URW-Garamond Missing Font Error ugmr8r

I recently tried to install the URW Garamond Font. On one PC it was effortless, but on the other laptop, it is giving me a lot of issues! When I run the file, I get the following error: This is ...
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Workaround for the animations in Beamer? How to convert a pdf presentation to a Sozi svg?

I want to use Beamer to write my presentations, mainly because I can use TikZ code on it. I also use to include png and pdf figures, so I like to compile with pdflatex. However, I'm starting to hate ...
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How to add algorithm in beamer?

i am trying to add algorithm pseudo code in my beamer presentation by simply copy and pasting the code which i have used in writing my paper as follows: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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getting error “could not start command pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex”

I use a texmakerwin_32 \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \begin{document} sharath ...
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pdftex.def error - 'pdftex' requires pdfTex

This is an error that appears everytime I try to build the output of my document though texnic centre. As you can see in the image, the error is: "option pdftec requires pdftex, but pdftex features ...
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How can you correctly combine lineno and paracol?

When a paragraph inside paracol is split up over multiple pages all the line numbers show up at the top of the page where the paragraph has ended instead of next to the line they belong to. The ...
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How can you make a macron less wide?

Macrons appear really wide on all characters, but especially so on the i. Is it possible to make them less wide? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Tac\=e, M\=arc\=o, \=unus, f\=\i li\=\i? ...
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Adjusting the width of the column with the dates in moderncv

I'm trying to adjust the width of the column with the dates in the cventry item, in order to have all the text justified at the same level. You can see in the attached image what is my issue with the ...
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How can protrusion in the headings of document divisions be fixed when using pdfLaTeX and titlesec?

How can protrusion in the headings of document divisions be fixed when using pdfLaTeX and titlesec? In this answer I provide a tentative patch which allows character protrusion to work normally in ...
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JabRef and Cyrillic citation

It is a similar question to this one. However, I already defined my file.bib as UTF-8 and also similar to this question but my biggest problem is that I must follow ABNT and my university's format. ...
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What is the equivalent of \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} in plain TeX?

I have inherited a semi-small TeX project in which I, after syncing across various computers and OS'es, had some problems with encodings of special characters like åäö. My initial approach for fixing ...
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How to get xstring methods variables work with pgfmacros and vice versa in all situations?

I am trying to draw simple graph with my command: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xstring} \usepackage{float} \begin{document} \newcommand{\lT}[4]{ \draw[line cap=round, line ...
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Absolute positions of text over a tikz image

I'm trying to create a composite figure in Latex, by layering two images (pngs) on top of each other with a text label added. Sadly, this seem surprisingly difficult to achieve in LaTeX. I tried the ...
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Spacing too large with double subscript [duplicate]

In a document that uses the newtx packages, double subscripts seem to have too much spacing. \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{newtxtext} \usepackage{newtxmath} \pagestyle{empty} ...
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Pdf compiled file error [duplicate]

Here is my attached pdf file shot. When I compile my LyX document these figures go out of the window. Actually these are 10 sub figures whereas only 5 are visible in the pdf file after compiling. ...
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How to check if the produced LaTeX PDFs are identical?

I have a preprocessor that generates and compiles some input into LaTeX and then into a PDF. I'd like to have some regression tests so that I can tell if I've accidentally broken something in the ...
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Error “Font ptmr8r at 480 not found”

\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[capitalize]{cleveref} \usepackage{url} \graphicspath{{./figures/}} ...
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Dot at the end of a glossary entry [closed]

I Have a strange problem with my glossaries. When you compile the provided example, pdflatex adda period for the first and last glossary entry but not for the second. I added the nopostdot option to ...
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Right-to-left script with pdfLaTeX, LuaLaTex

Is there any reasonable, generic way (i.e. not only Arabic, or only Farsi) to write RTL LaTeX documents (or even bidi) and compile them with pdfTeX or LuaTex? In ConTeXt, we can use \righttoleft{my ...
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Weird behaviour runing pdflatex on terminal

I'll try to summarize the problem. Consider the MWE below at /home/user/main.tex and also a pdf file at /home/user/new.pdf. MWE \documentclass{report} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} ...
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Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item in PDFLaTeX

I am trying to make a CV in LaTeX. I am already finding out it's a waste of time, but since I'm almost done I want to finish it. I have this code: \section{Section name} \tabbedblock{ \bf{2004-2012} ...
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psfrag not replacing Label in Latex

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{verbatim} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pstool} \usepackage{psfrag} \usetikzlibrary{calc, shapes, backgrounds} \usepackage{amsmath, amssymb} ...
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PDF file size massive in MikTex [closed]

I did my thesis in Latex/Linux using raw gs commands and managed to produce the whole 150page monster within a few megabytes. For brevity I've decided, some 10 years on, to use Miktex under windows ...
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Why isn't my title showing up?

Note: This question's answer does not apply to my question. I've written just about the simplest .tex file I can imagine: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} \title{The Influence of ...
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Increase vertical space for tikz boxes

Problem: This problem is two-fold: How would I do in order to increase the top and bottom margin for the orange box where it says "Code if true"? How would I do in order to always align the orange ...