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Libertine font displays slightly bold in XeLaTex compared to PdfLaTeX [duplicate]

I love using libertine font in my document. It looks nice and clear when compiled using pdflatex. But I got different result when compiled using xelatex. It seems to be a slightly bold in my screen. ...
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TeXworks pdflatex compilation does not terminate

I am new to LaTeX. I took a sample tex code and tried to typeset using TeXworks after choosing pdflatex option. I get this displayed in the console output. This is pdfTeX, Version ...
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pstricks not working with thesis template

I've been trying to get the pst-optexp package working with the thesis template I have, and it's been a nightmare. I'm using MikTeX with pdflatex compilation, as as previously mentioned in How to use ...
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While running texmaker I found an error .Can you please help me in solving this?

Error is: Error : could not start the command : pdflatex --output-directory=build -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "comeon".tex".
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How to compile latex even when pdf is open in windows using MiKTeX?

In Linux, you can edit the source .tex file and on compilation the changes reflect in the pdf file even if pdf file is open in some pdf viewer. I tried this on kile. But the same doesn't happen in ...
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Can't use pdflatex in textmate since 2.0-beta.6.8

Here is the temp.tex : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \begin{document} TEST \end{document} and the temp.log : This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded ...
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Compiling tex file using pdflatex and cmd - strange behavior [duplicate]

I'm have a really strange problem here. I have a tex file which I compile to a pdf file using the pdflatex.exe which comes with MikTeX. The Problem is now that it seems a problem when the tex-file ...
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How best to re-define the \includegraphics command?

I'm trying to re-define the \includegraphics command to add surrounding code to hide warnings using the silence package. So far I have the following MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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Filesize command amount dependent?

When writing a cv I decided to separate tex file from content. I copied the content to a csv file in order to load it with datatool. But this greatly increases the size of the PDF: Complete content ...
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Add hyperlinks to LaTeX generated PDF (without changing sources)

Sometimes you are given a PDF created with LaTeX but without hyperref. This is ok for printing but navigating the document on-screen can get annoying if the document is very long. My question is: ...
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Difficult mdframed example

I want to do this mdframed model: Which is the example 6 of the page 21 and 22 of this pdf: http://texdoc.net/texmf-dist/doc/latex/mdframed/mdframed.pdf My question is if it is correct or not, ...
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TextMate crashes after creating the bibliography

I'm writing my thesis in latex using TextMate. Everything was going fine, but after an update yesterday it is not willing to compile my file. I tried to remove all the 'clutter' that latex creates and ...
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strange error trying to compile Latex document

Hello I am writing my thesis in Latex on Textmate 2 and I am getting a strange error since yesterday. When compiling with Textmate I am getting Error Code 1 and in the Terminal there is this error: ...
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How does LaTeX wikibook configured pdflatex works

The LaTeX wikibooks says this: This PDF was generated by the LaTeX typesetting software. The LaTeX source code is included as an attachment (source.7z.txt) in this PDF file. To extract the ...
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Mapping Private Use Area characters in pdflatex?

Let's say I want to use the font Desconsolata.ttf from Oracc: The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus - Unicode fonts for Oracc; and in particular, I want to use the Private Use Area characters: ...
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pdflatex not found on Yosemite

Why am I getting this error? I tried adding PATH to pdflates in .profile, still get the same error (build works until pdflatex is called): Running LaTeX files through pdflatex... ...
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How to insert “\|” into dot file created by graphviz.sty package

I am trying to get (without quotes) "\|" to appear in the dot file produced by the graphviz latex package. To clarify, I want my DOT file contents to be something like digraph junk { node ...
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Understanding (la)tex calculations: distance from top of page

I am deriving a class from article. My first task was adjusting margins and widths. My second task is putting a header on top of the title page. Instead of placing each component individually, I ...
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Hyperref not expanding macros in section titles?

I defined a macro that typesets a technical name using math symbols, in my example $\alpha$-thingy. When used in a \section, \hyperref would complain that it cannot use the symbol to compose the ...
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Trouble sizing Latex PDF page with Memoir

I am trying to typeset a 5.25in x 8in book using LaTex and Memoir, and while I have managed to get a nice looking book, the problem is when the PDF is brought up the page dimensions are 5.50 x 8.50 ...
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How can LyX create a pdf file that's suitable for Amazon Createspace publishing? [duplicate]

LyX by default creates documents in pdf file format version 1.5 Amazon Createspace says that it supports pdf submissions in pdf file format version 1.4 and below. They don't say they support this ...
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Latex multicols how to change printing sequence

I'm using Latex multicols to print list of data. Current mode of printing is mentioned below. Can you please help to get change printing sequence.
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PDFLaTeX - Autorename output file

Every time that I compile with PDFLaTeX I have to close the last version of the PDF to avoid errors and I found it quite annoying: is it possible that the output PDF filename is renamed automatically, ...
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Ligature with a char inserted by \symbol command is ignored by pdftex

I have some change to a virtual font like this: (LABEL C 9) (LIG O 344 C L) (comment д L) (STOP) (LABEL O 346) (comment ж) (LIG C 7 C 9) (comment 7 9) (LIG O 134 C 9) (comment backslash 9) (STOP) ...
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Can openout handle a filename with spaces?

With pdflatex, can \openout handle a filename with a space in it? (We're using MiKTeX and our users seem to think it's clunky to restrict them in this way. We also have tons of legacy TeX files and ...
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Set a specific character to a certain font

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{helvet} \begin{document} \textcolonmonetary % this character can be printed if i remove the helvet pacakge \end{document} If I use ...
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Externalize Tikz figures with pdflatex

I want to externalize all figures I have created with Tikz in my document. When I use the following code using TexShop 3.5 under OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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tikz externalize doesn't find pdflatex

I'm using Tikz' externalize function to speed up compilation of documents with a lot of plots. This works fine on any System except my Mac with MacTex 2014. pdflatex fails when tikz calls it's own ...
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Write in Persian without xepersian using Pdftex compiler

Currently I am using fontspec package to write Persian characters in my paper. As far as I know, fontspec needs xepersian to be compiled. My problem is this: we are going to submit our paper ...
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Options problem with LaTeX using AucTeX

In my file, I use the package minted that require to use the option -shell-escape . In order to use this option, I need to add the following line in AucTeX : %%% TeX-command-extra-options: ...
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ifpdf prematurely terminates iffalse

I have the following minimum code stored inside the file.dtx file: % \iffalse % \begin{macrocode} %<*driver> \documentclass{ltxdoc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Generating ligature from the encoding file

I have an encoding file with some tex encoding, I have to use the ligature and kerning instruction for the encoding to make a replacement two char into a single ligature. It looks like the following: ...
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Where can I find the PDF syntax for texorpdfstring?

I use \texorpdfstring for section commands, but how do I find the PDF syntax? For instance, I recently learned about \texttwosuperior just by chance. Is there a reference for similar symbols?
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KOMAoptions{headsepline = true, footsepline = true} change geometry settings

I am using tex(-based techniques) for the first time. Currently I am writing my doctoral thesis via pdflatex and encounter an annoying problem: My university predetermines very strict page geometry ...
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Using a backslash and the following by it non-ASCII char

I'm writing a text with a special char of backslash (\), the text requires to containt the char and the following non-ASCII symbol (cyrillic), so for example I type: text \ц other text and I have ...
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Fonts look different compiled by latex vs. pdflatex

Why is my document pdf generated by pdflatex looks different from the one generated by latex+dvips+ps2pdf ? From the code below, i have tow different papers switch to the tow cited commands above : ...
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Distributable Tex application

I'm trying to write a very short .tex file which should read some images and text and create a report in pdf. Writing the tex is definitely not the problem. The report will contain some text, and a ...
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\baselineskip not changed within block [duplicate]

This really puzzles me: Attempting to set the baseline in a block (delimited by { and }) doesn't seem to have an effect for typed text, but works when a command creates the text. Question What are ...
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Typesetting text in multiple languages without repeating the text

I am working on typesetting an Indian text in three languages using ITRANS + XeTeX. I have pasted an example below. How do I avoid having to repeat the text for getting three different outputs. Can I ...
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pdfLatex exitcode when running with timeout

I'm using latexmk for compilation of my document and want to limit time for every compile cycle. In order to do it I use timeout util in following way: latexmk -f -pdf -bibtex \ -pdflatex="timeout ...
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Set 'end of document' signal within PDF from LaTeX

So I am developing a LaTeX document that will have several copies of the same or similar 'document' within it. Eg pages 1-10 might be a proforma pre-populated with someone's name and details, and then ...
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Help getting epstopdf to work

I have included \usepackage{epstopdf} in the preamble. I have change the settings on my Texmaker to: "../MiKTeX/miktex/bin/pdflatex.exe" -interaction=nonstopmode -synctex=1 -enable-write18 %.tex ...
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Biblatex, Biber - wrong versions. How to downgrade?

It seems I am having version issues with BibLaTeX/Biber. When I run Biber, I get biber datei INFO - This is Biber 1.8 INFO - Logfile is 'datei.blg' INFO - Reading 'datei.bcf' WARN - Warning: Found ...
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pdflatex.exe - .synctex not written properly

I am writing on an IEEE LaTeX project at Windows 8.1 using TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX version 2.9. Further I am using SumatraPDF as viewer to perform forward and reverseSearch while watching the output. ...
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\newcommand in imsart package

I am currently using the imsart package provided by http://www.e-publications.org/ims/support/ims-instructions.html However, it seems the pdfLatex/Latex/pdfTex/pdfTexify compilers cannot read one ...
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Wrong anchors in bookmarks and TOC

I am having some trouble with some anchors for sections, which automatically start at a new page. The TOC shows the right page numbers, where the PDF bookmarks show the page number of the previous ...
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Producing “glossy” documents

Without going into too much extraneous detail, currently our product manual is produced using some proprietary WYSIWYG editor, which has a bunch of limitations. I'm considering producing the manual ...
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How to correct error typeseting using TexShop 3.49 running Yosemite 10.10.1?

When I try typesetting a document after installing TexShop 3.49 on MacBook Pro OS X Yosemite (10.10.1), I get the following error: "/usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for ...
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pdf inclusion multiple pdfs with page group included in a single page [duplicate]

I was reading about this strange fail in different post, but I observe that only ocurs if the image it's in the same page as another created with the same editor (in my case Inkscape). Two figures in ...
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How do I define an excludecomment environment in a for loop?

I'm using the forloop and comment packages to define environments prob1 through prob5 that exclude portions of my document. Here's a MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{comment} ...