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Adjust font size in IPE-generated PDF-graphics within Latex

I started using ipe (http://ipe7.sourceforge.net/) for creating sketches and graphics for my thesis. The goal was to have the text appear in the same font size as the whole document, regardless of 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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LaTeX error in the LaTeX compilation while making pdf [duplicate]

I am using Winedt for my latex related work. Till compilation its good, but when I click on acrobat reader of dvi2pdf, it opens the pdf file but also show the following thing : whats the problem. ...
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comp.text.tex quasi-defunct? [closed]

I tried posting a question to comp.text.tex from my google account, which has worked in the past. it is pretty non-descript as far as errors go. either I managed to be classified as a meat-popsicle ...
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MinionPro Font-bugs: Copy numbers in pdf with lf option does not work and small caps are not scaled correctly

I have experienced the following problem with the MinionPro font with pdflatex and would like to ask if someone has an idea how to solve them: If I use minionpro package with the "lf" options in ...
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Changing colors over multiple sections and pages

I would like to mark up a whole section (including all subsections and footnotes, spanning multiple pages) as proposed for deletion -- ideally, with color and strikethrough, but just one of the two ...
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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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What causes this \discretionary error?

I would like to compile my old LaTeX thesis to PDF. The text was created in 1999 (emTeX, I believe) when the computers and the tools were a bit different -- read it, I am returning to LaTeX after 14 ...
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Changing page margins in {pdf-,Xe-}TeX

In TeX, changing the \hsize and the \vsize changes the main text size and the page size of the dvi output. When I compile a document with pdftex or xetex, the page size remains at A4. How can I change ...
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How to install Myriad Pro on Windows 7 with TeX Live 2013?

I was trying to install Myriad Pro into my TeX Live 2013 and it comes up with this error: !pdfTeX error: pdflatex.exe (file pmyb8a.pfb): cannot open Type 1 font file for reading Since there are ...
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Indented Code Blocks Have no Background Color When Generating PDF

As the title says, when I run: pandoc -o book.pdf book.md The code blocks show up in monotype font but with no background color. I've also tried all styles using --highlight-style with no success. ...
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MikTex TOC links incorrect when setting title

When I generate a document with toc and a title by adding the lines: % Book Name % by Author Name The toc links to the book are all off. I'm running the following command: pandoc --toc ...
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Beamer not working at all!

Suddenly I am getting the cryptic "Text line contains an invalid character" errors (100 of them) on all my beamer files. Even this MWE doesn't work right: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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How to Generate Random Variables then Use in Calculations in pdflatex

I'm basically trying to create multiple versions of a worksheet, each with different values for the variables in each question. To do this I'm defining random variables, then each time I compile the ...
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Want to eliminate the automatic time stamp of pdflatex (or lyx?)

Whenever I create a document with lyx, and if there is title and author in the document, today's time is automatically put in the document. For example, if I pdf-fy the following code by WinEdt, or ...
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Internal Links like arXiv Documents

I am trying to have my LaTeX files have internal links like arXiv papers do, where they reference Theorem 3.2 and you click on it and it takes you there. I am using MiKTeX on Windows 7 compiling with ...
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pdf figure latex without pdflatex

I have a figure only in pdf to include in a big tex file that doesn't compile with pdflatex. Is there a way to include a pdf graphic in normal latex? Alternatively, can I convert the pdf to eps ...
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DejaVu Serif Condensed: Matching math font using PdfLaTeX

I like the DejaVu Serif Condensed font as text font, but I did not find an appropriate math font for it. To overcome this, I thought about two possible solutions: Finding an existing math font ...
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Trouble using an image in a Beamer presentation

I'm trying to include an image in my Beamer presentation, but I keep getting this error: !pdfTeX error: /usr/local/texlive/bin/i386-linux/pdflatex (file ./markov.jpeg): reading JPEG image failed ...
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Lualatex, Pdflatex fail with \externalize

Here is my problem: I have a 100+ page document with ~100 tikz plots. Some plots contain 9000+ points, and compiling them with pdflatex -shell-escape (or whatever main_memory_size) fails. I can ...
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Changing colors of included cmyk jpg

I am trying to convert a pdf containing grayscale pictures and black text into shades of a single color in cmyk color space (for printing). I was thus very happy to learn, from a side remark in one ...
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pdfx - package leads to non-working hyperref links

I want to produce a PDF/A-1b compliant document. I am using pdflatex (MikTex 2.9) and TeXnicCenter. On the web, I've read that the "pdfx" package is the best way to do this. I installed pdfx according ...
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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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Graphics confusion

I am compiling a latex file like this: pdflatex path/to/file.tex There is a png in the same directory as the .tex file: path/to/img.png I get an error, presumably because pdflatex is looking in ...
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Winshell not uploading eps file to pdf file in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I just installed winshell for windows and I am trying to include an eps file with the directive \includegraphics{./new} where new is an eps file, however everytime I run pdflatex, it says the file not ...
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Phantom equals sign in aligned equation [duplicate]

When typing out long equations, I like to split everything up into separate lines and start each one off with an equals sign. How do I hide the first equals sign while keeping the layout exactly the ...
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A basic question about raw pdf file output by pdftex

Consider the following simple tex file, to be compiled with pdflatex. \pdfcompresslevel=0 \documentclass{standalone} \begin{document} \hrulefill \end{document} Thanks to \pdfcompresslevel=0, the ...
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Space is sometimes gobbled with microtype and url

I experimented with condensing URLs slightly and thought everything worked fine, until I noted a problem in the final proofreading. The first "this" in the following minimal example seems to have no ...
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Undefined control sequence \Hy@MakeCurrentHrefAuto when using tex4ht

I'm producing a small encyclopedia with the memoir class which relies fairly heavily on \nameref. If it's relevant, I have my project directory set up so that I have a folder called articles/ which ...
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How can you use both fontspec and xmpincl?

Is there a way to use both the fontspec and the xmpincl packages? Using PDFTeX returns Fatal fontspec error: "cannot-use-pdftex" The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to ...
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Switch from phv to cmr in math mode using beamer

In my beamer document I am unable to switch to cmr for formulae since they look weird otherwise. Minimal Working Example: \documentclass{mybeamer} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Why characters UTF-8 encoded are ISO-8859-1 encoded when written in an external file

For an UTF-8 encoded file as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % \newwrite\outtmp \immediate\openout\outtmp=out.tmp % \begin{document} ...
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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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problem with .cls in pdflatex always only on second run [closed]

when i try to compile my document with pdflatex it says 'elsarticle.cls' not found but if i re run pdflatex it suddenly works. tried everything i found on the interwebs (reinstalling the package using ...
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PDFLaTeX encoding problem [duplicate]

I am generating a pdf file with PDFLaTeX. The content of the pdf looks well at a first glance. However if I try to copy and paste the text to somewhere else the text look like this: ❉✐❡ ▼❡♥❣❡ ❛♥ ...
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knitr yielding different output in pdf than in R console

I am running RStudio Version 0.98.484 and R version 3.0.2 on OS X Mavericks. While using knitr I noticed a discrepancy between the console output from a summary() command and that generated in the ...
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Instant Preview of Latex to PDF in silent mode with fast compiling

Please i am working on a project should provide fast compiling of Latex files in silent mode so the user should not see any process and just preview the final pdf file produced and i need it faster ...
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Change direction of a textbox, taking up space from above instead from below

I am designing a custom theme for my LaTeX presentations. This is my title page: Now when I have a longer title, this happens: Here's my code (according to this post): \defbeamertemplate*{title ...
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Plain TeX: missing symbol

I've tried to compile (both pdfTeX and XeTeX) simple code: ☺ \bye But in result I have a plain page, without anything. What's wrong?
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How to use format files in a different directory

I have successfully built my own format file from a large preamble. I can successfully use it when I pdflatex with the .tex in the same directory as the .fmt, but how do I access that .fmt file if I ...
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Document in Spanish with IPA and Greek, failing in PDFLaTeX and XeLaTeX

I was passing some documents I had in HTML to LaTeX for a better printout. While the main language of those documents is Spanish (and a few more are in English) there have snips in other languages, ...
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How to modify TEXMFHOME in texmaker on Mac when running a command?

I have got a complex latex document that we are meant to compile using make. It works fine but I would prefer to use texmaker. However, in the Makefile I can see that I need to modify TEXMFHOME and ...
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Input Encoding bugged on Windows 7 WinEdt?

When my girlfriend processes her code in WinEdt on Windows 7, she gets awkward looking "special" letters. (Precisly, these are Serbian letters -- from our home country.) She used: \usepackage[T1, ...
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Installing EB Garamond for pdfLaTeX (encore)

At the moment I try to get the EB Garamond font to work on my windows machine (under MikTeX 2.9), but I failed. By searching TeX.SX I found this two questions: EB Garamond on LaTeX Installing ...
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poor man's condensed with pdflatex

I am looking for a solution to create "poor man's condensed" with pdflatex. Here I found an answer that works with XeTeX, however it uses package fontspec, but I need something for pdflatex. And as in ...
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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 diagnose 'gs' failure converting eps to pdf as part of pdflatex

I'm creating a beamer presentation using a custom theme with company logos on the frametitle and footer of the pages. I've got these in EPS format and the resulting document does generate correctly ...
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pdfpages not working with classicthesis

I am trying to use a title page I found in this website (Showcase of beautiful title page done in TeX) which begins with \documentclass. As I try to include it in the main tex file, LaTeX returns an ...
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tikz externalization using lualatex over pdflatex

I am trying to externalize tikz plots using lualatex while encapsulating the whole tex file with pdflatex. I still couldn't figure out why this method is not working. I am using miktex and texstudio. ...
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kvoptions and conditional environment

I'm trying to create a package with a single option, which provides an environment, which behaves differently if called by latex or pdflatex XeLaTeX. I tried to use kvoptions, but I'm a little lost. ...