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Compile extremely large file into pdf

I am using Django and it's templating system to dynamically generate Latex and then compiling it with pdflatex, which works great. The problem is when the latex that gets generated is 30,000+ lines ...
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Exclude the citations in the list of figures [duplicate]

I am using the below command to print the list of figures. But I would like to exclude the citations in the list of figures, though it should show in pdf. ...
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PDF/A-3b with attachments: how to create an /AF entry at pdf catalog?

I'm trying to produce a PDF/A-3b file with pdflatex. Everything is fine with fonts, colors, links... But I'm not able to create the /AF entry at Document Catalog. I know I can start by \pdfcatalog ...
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Miktex 2.8 in Windows 8 error

Recently, I install miktex 2.8 in Windows 8 and there is no problem in the installation process. However, when I try to compile the following, there is an error: ...
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How to write a report template in IEEE format?

Well, I want to write a report in IEEE format ,but I have limited knowledge about Latex, so how am I supposed to begin?
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LaTeX compiling very slow when internet is connected [closed]

LaTex compiler in my system taking unusual time to build pdf when connected to internet. But it is running normally when PC is not connected with internet. Mine is MiKTeX 2.9.5105, windows 32 bit ...
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Bug in TikZ's math and calc with PDFLaTeX and LuaLaTeX : workaround?

We can use calc library inside tikzmath to do calculations with coordinates. Everything works fine if we want to calculate something like \p3=(0,0)!.5!(2,0); (inside and outside functions). But if we ...
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Choosing TeX engine for novel — just how unstable is LuaTeX?

I am using LaTeX for typesetting some novels and am in a dilemma about which engine to use. pdfLaTeX has full microtype support, but I am not free to choose the font I want For XeLaTeX, the ...
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Errors with tocloft

I'm trying to use tocloft to create a list of equations in the contents table of my thesis, but it's erroring when I compile the document. I've used \newcounter to define a new list of R scripts for ...
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Suppress pdflatex warning about missing eps file

I use .eps graphics in my latex documents converted at compile using the epstopdf package and it works great. When I build the file, epstopdf creates the <filename>-eps-converted-to.pdf file ...
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TexWorks destroys tex document when compiling with pdfLaTex

When I input \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello World! \end{document} and compile with pdfLaTex, the output .pdf file is created and looks good. My sourcefile doesn't.
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Unicode Replacement Character in Standard TeX

Is there a font, available to -all- TeX users, that includes a glyph that can be recognized as the Unicode Replacement Character? I realize I can use XeTeX with a U+FFFD (or maybe any character not ...
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conversion to pdflatex loses all figures

I am trying to compile a document using pdflatex but I lose all figures (they look blank). The document was created by using the TeX + DVI typeset, and now I'm trying to change this to Pdftex. Is ...
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Build pdf from auxiliary files only

After compiling with the option draftmode set, how can I create a PDF without recompiling everything. I was looking all around, but somehow the main concern seems to be to get rid of the auxiliary ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `epdftex.def' not found

I am new to LaTeX and run my TeX file using pdf and had the following error, could someone help me fix it. Thank you. ! LaTeX Error: File `epdftex.def' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to ...
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Converting EPS file to standalone PDF with PSFRAGs or compiling both data types in one Latex file

I have a few figure files and some of them are already PDF files, for example directly obtained from MATLAB as PDF standalone file. Some 3 or 4 files are EPS files with which I use PSFRAG to embed the ...
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What are the incompatibilities of pdftex, xetex and luatex?

[Please correct me if my statements are wrong] TL;DR: pdftex, xetex and luatex exhibit different behaviour. What are these differences and why are they present. I know of three engines, which ...
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Character escaping in \input{|“command”}

This includes two main questions: A)Which characters are forbidden in between the quotes (" ") of an \input{|"command"}? B)How can those forbidden characters be escaped so that they, infact, can be ...
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Run pdflatex from external application

I use a Mac. When I open up the Terminal and run commands like pdflatex Preface.tex, all is well. I'd like, however, to trigger this command from within MatLab. When I do so, it doesn't recognise ...
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Search in pdf and babel

I noticed that in my PDF-files search does not work if there is an ukrainian letter "i" in the word. Nevertheless, the search is works well in the words with the two other specific for ukrainian ...
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Problem converting eps to pdf with pdflatex

I am using pdflatex to convert eps figures to pdf as follow: \begin{figure}[!t] \centering \includegraphics[width=\linewidth,height=\textheight,keepaspectratio{./Figures/R.eps} \label{fig_1} ...
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Different line breaks with pdflatex and latex-dvips-ps2pdf

I have noticed that, for the same text, I get slightly different line breaks depending on whether I use pdflatex or a latex-dvips-ps2pdf sequence. This is what I get with pdflatex And this is what ...
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Poor Kerning in pdfLaTeX output, am I doing something wrong?

Just for the sake of clarity I'm using Linux Mint 17, with TeX Live. I'm using TeXworks to edit my TeX code. Here is the LaTeX code I'm using: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Very Keen Katz ...
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PDF form as background image - filling the form fields

I'd like to elaborate my proof of concept so that I can be confident with selected tools/packages for this task before I start implementing it. Scenario. I have several documents (each document has ...
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Future of the commands used by pdfTeX, pdfLaTeX and related engines making use of the pdf-extension

I'm currently in the process of building a class file with preferrably a best practice setup of the macros. My current paradigm is to write all macros in (plain) TeX, since I find it contradictory to ...
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List of tables is not displaying with the \listoftables

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper, oneside]{book} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \frontmatter \tableofcontents \listoffigures \listoftables \mainmatter ... ... ... \begin{tabular}{c||c|c} ...
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Adobe Garamond Pro in LaTeX

At first, everytime I apply any of the lines below \usepackage[adobe-garamond]{mathdesign} \usepackage[Adobe Garamond]{mathdesign} \usepackage[mdpgd]{mathdesign} my code compiles but does not ...
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Defining -aux-directory for pdflatex breaks citations for natbib

When I run pdflatex with an -aux-directory flag it makes it so natbib can't find the citations. pdflatex command with -aux-directory: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex ...
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pdflatex and bbl

I am working with pdflatex on a nested tex file (eg: Main.tex+Chapter1.tex+...) and as my work folder is quite a mess already, I want to have the build files in a subdirectory. Checking the dedicated ...
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Conditional compilation of documents using command line options for pdflatex

Is it possible to compile two different pdf outputs from the same .tex file? For example, let's say I have a document main.tex which contains questions for students, and answers only for teachers, ...
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List of Figures and tables not in contents

I am using the following commands for list of Figures and Tables. I could find both inside of my theory part. But they are not displayed in the contents Part. * Edited ...
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No visible images in PDF: MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.05: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

Recently, I was forced to reinstall my MikTeX distribution. Now, in documents that compile without an actual tex error, there are missing graphics that I have included as eps-files. The following ...
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Latex - Miktex cross references linking back to ref point [duplicate]

Using pdftex i can cross ref to a label say \ref{label1} for example. Clickin on it in the .pdf document you 'll be linked to the label. I'd like there to be a "back reference link" to the point that ...
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How do I add text above a long underscore in Plain Tex?

This is a follow-up to this question and the requirement for Plain TeX is still in place. I am trying to create the effect of floating a string (date) above the long underscore I create using the ...
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Latex Online with add our own custom fonts

I am searching for a way to host my tex files with Templates online for my customer, so that he can edit the latex files and correct for changes, the problems i am facing is there are so many custom ...
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pdflatex-biber runs

do I have to run pdflatex twice after biber, or once is enough? pdflatex doc biber doc pdflatex doc I could have swear that I read in the documentation that (unlike bibtex) a single pdflatex after ...
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How to force stop on missing input file?

I noticed that if I mistakenly \include a file that does not exist, such as when mistyping the name of the file, the compilation continues with no error, no warning, and just a message 'No file ...
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covington with lines as arguments of enclosing macro

I need some glosses and use covington.sty for that (if you can solve my problem with another package I don't mind, I'd need to refactor everything for the solution, anyway). \gll expects two lines: ...
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German characters problem [duplicate]

My LaTeX document does not properly represent German character. In my opinion, I have my preamble set correctly. what needs to be set correctly, so that the characters such as Ä, ß, etc. are ...
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inserting edited pdf

I am including an edited pdf into the latex by \includegraphics[height=2.3in]{fig.pdf}. The figure is inserted exactly as per my requirement. But i couldn't find the editings (inserted square, ...
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Align Multiple Equations with multiple expressions

Here what i have done so far. I want the middle space to reduce a bit. \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb} \begin{document} \begin{align} \Vert\mathbf{R}\Vert_F^2 ...
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including a C++ code in my latex document

I am trying to include a C++ code in my latex document. However, what I have tried is not working. Everything else works fine, but I am not seeing the C++ showing up as a C++ code. It is just written ...
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pdf viewed with Adobe Acrobat displays box with URL link generated with hyperref preceded by local path to current file

I want (if at all possible) to suppress display of the path to the current open pdf file generated by pdflatex in a link generated with package hyperref. The problem occurs when the pdf is viewed with ...
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merge many pdfs

I'm writing some kind of a notebook using \LaTeX. I have a lot of notes. (EDIT: Like, a lot. Almost one per day for the past couple years. They range from very short, single line, notes to very long ...
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Automatically generate fitted pdfs

I'm writing some kind of a notebook using LaTex. I'd like to have basically one page for each note, the page being fitted to the text of the note. For the moment I'm using a very long page by default, ...
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Inconsistent invocation of Python versions with pythontex

I'm getting what looks to me like anomalous behavior with the pythontex system. A minimal working example is the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[gobble=auto]{pythontex} ...
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To work out Europecv's arbitrary use of utf8x

Egreg about arbitrary use of outfit but using truly utf8x The europecv class arbitrarily decided that utf8 is not a good option and uses utf8x even if the passed option is utf8, which is of ...
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Standard AMS-Sum Operator using MnSymbols?

Because a professor who reads one of the lectures I attend this term writes so slowly, I typeset a lecture script for that lecture in TeX. For the use of some symbols and for better underbrace ...
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Making pdftex default

The default TeXing option is LaTeX and for each document I have to use the menu item Command|Texing options|Generte PDF to change it to PDFLaTeX. How can I make PDFTeX the default TeX engine? ...
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pstricks gives garbled output in TeXShop

I have a bunch of 3d images that I made using pstricks, but after I updated to Mavericks OS X 10.9.5 this summer the images no longer render properly. All text (like axes labels) is stacked in the ...