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Hat accent on bold greek letters in math mode

I would like to insert an hat accent on bold letters/symbols in math mode. For latin letters, e.g. the q char, I insert this commands in my preamble ...
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pdfLaTeX hangs with no errors

PdfLateX hangs on a single-line unnumbered equation, here is a (possibly) minimal example: \documentclass[english,pointlessnumbers, abstracton, headsepline, open=any]{scrreprt} ...
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pdftooltip from pdfcomment package: Using LaTeX code in tooltip

I work as a Physics teacher and I am writing a "Problem-Solution-Book" with hyperlinks from problems to solutions and backreferencing -- all of it works pretty good. Now I wanted to introduce ...
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ipe-7.1.4 pdflatex conversion error

I am trying to write A (so as to label a point in my figure) in ipe-7.1.4. Apparently, it is done through the following .tex file which I have managed to find in the conversion directory. Note the ...
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Using “latex” to externalize tikz graphics wont work

I am lost in tex! I try to run a tay example, which you can find here: EXAMPLE If I run it, using pdflatex -src -interaction=nonstopmode -shell-escape faster-latex-part2.tex everything works fine, ...
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package textpos gives Runaway argument error

I am trying to position images in order to make a "stamp" pdf for use with pdftk. textpos looks like the perfect solution, but this code gives errors and no output: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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Help me to recover the seed ! pdfuniformdeviate

I made a BIG mistake : I compiled a file and used some macro with pdfuniformdeviate. But I did not realized I will need to recompile this (official) document with the SAME random sampling. I keep all ...
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What exactly is SyncTeX?

I stumbled upon these SyncTeX files in my directories and wanted to know what they are for. I searched this site and the internet and I think I have some vague understanding of what it is but I'm ...
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How to change font for a TextField with pdfLaTeX? [duplicate]

First of all, I am a TeX-Noob, so this may be easy answered by a pro ;-) We have MiKTeX 2.9 and pdfLaTeX for creating pdf documents. One pdf document contains multiple form fields (TextField), and ...
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arXiv messing up bibliography

I'm having a little trouble with a submission to arXiv and I don't know if people here can help diagnose it. Simply put, the arXiv tex compiler is screwing up the bibliography for reasons I don't ...
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Configuring pdflatex for labels in Asymptote

Asymptote now works just fine except for when I try to add labels (that are created using LaTeX). In that case, I get Process started Cannot execute C:\MiKTeX ...
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running pdflatex after htlatex causes hyperref error Undefined control sequence [closed]

UPDATE Jne 22, 2013 After installing TexLive 2013, this problem went away on its own. So this question is now resolved for me, as I will be using TL 2013 from now on. This question can closed or ...
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#10 envelope page size — Skim / Adobe default to 8.5“ x 11”

Each time I print an envelope, I've been manually selecting the #10 envelope size from the Skim print menu on an OSX machine because the application thinks it is 8.5" x 11". Is there any ...
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Animation using a sequence of images in a single pdf file

I have a sequence of images in one pdf file. The first page in the pdf corresponds to the first step in the animation, the second page corresponds to the second step in the animation and in general, ...
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Colorize external pictures using pdflatex

I have several greyscale-pictures that I would like to get colorized within pdflatex (so it will be automatically colorized to a given color, from black-to-white lets say black-to-red). Is there a ...
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Changing latex font in pdflatex

I have just started to use LaTeX (TeXworks, pdfLatex) and I´m using Windows 7. How can I change font to Garamond with math support? I found this from LaTeX font catalogue but it doesn't work: ...
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PGFPlots pattern bug [closed]

I tried to compile the example in How to combine fill and pattern in a pgfplot bar plot? to answer the question here PGFplots ybar patterns not showing and the pattern doesn't appear when I use ...
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Texshop and inverse search

I just updated to the latest version of TexShop and now my inverse search (from the pdf to the source) does not work anymore. Neither with command+click nor with right click -> sync. It used to work ...
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Command that expands to the contents of a file

I'd like to make a macro that expands to the contents of a file. Basically something like \def{\mycommand}{\input{file.txt}} % file.txt contains "Hello%" \anothercommand{\mycommand} ...
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Timestamp in document / pdf name

Let's assume my document is called test.tex. Instead of creating a test.pdf I would like to add a suffix date stamp to the filename, e.g. test_2013_05_29 (test_yyyy_mm_dd). I am compiling with ...
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What primitives can expandably tell us about the current horizontal list?

I've been writing some code that expands macros and catches characters and non-expandable primitives as they reach TeX's stomach, and I encountered an issue: since I gather letters one by one, with ...
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Zero error, but no PDF

I just installed texlive2012 on the new distribution Mageia 3, as well as the libertine font .rpm packages. I have a problem with this code : \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Is there an easy way of producing a pdf without pictures?

I want pdflatex to produce a PDF with the images shown as empty rectangles. pdflatex thesis.tex Will compile my thesis normally with pictures, but it takes about 5 min to compile pdflatex ...
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How to change font sizes in PDFTeX

Is there a solution other than the one listed here? Which I quote: Some current distributions of pdfTeX have a bug (feature?) that using \magnification rescales the paper along with the ...
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[T1]{fontenc} package makes text unselectable for Android Adobe Reader application?

Alright, here's a weird one. I'm writing a paper for my English class and am encountering some problems.** So, I put \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} in my preamble and compile it.** It works! Not so fast. I ...
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LuaTeX renames the .log, .aux, etc [duplicate]

When I ran LuaTeX on my resume, it renamed all the files produced from pdfing the file. This is the first time it has every done this. The file was called resume and it renamed the pdf texput.pdf. ...
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N in M : random choice

What is the most simple way, in pdflatex, to have a command such that \NinM{n}{m}{c}{d} will expand to c with probability n/m and will expand to d with probability 1-n/m ?
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Graphics with bottom border for signature capture

I am generating PDF documents using pdflatex with signature images which are pre-converted with Inkscape to pdf. The current template looks like this ({{ tags }} are django template tags): ...
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Problem with font map

Compiling a beamer project, I get the following error: mktexpk: /home/matthieu/.texlive2012/texmf-var/fonts/pk/ljfour/public/cm/cmss8.525pk: successfully generated. ...
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Equivalent of bounding box when compile with pdflatex

I'm having an issue inserting a .pdf image into my .tex file (an .eps works fine). A description of my problem is below. When I insert an .eps figure by doing: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} ...
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Using ConTeXts cow font with pdfTeX

So I have really become intrigued with the Cow font of context, however I really wish I would be able to use this with latex. I found a place, where it listed the steps on what to do, but it was ...
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Quality loss at adding images to a LaTeX file

I have a LaTeX file (compiled with pdflatex) with some images in pdf added via the \includegraphics command. The problem is that the images are really big (up to 10MB) and the output file is too large ...
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problem with including pdf using pdfpages

I am trying to use \includepdf with about 20 different PDFs. The first 19 have worked fine, but the last one which can be found below ...
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Difference with standalone and preview? [duplicate]

I have a table, but for cleanliness (I'll use the figure in a paper and in talks), I'd like to compile to a single PDF and include it with includegraphics instead of having the table rendered within ...
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Missing $ inserted - did I make something wrong? [duplicate]

Im writing a paper using Latex and I get repeatedly this "! Missing $ inserted. $ l.92 ?" error. Its only in two passages and I don't see any obvious mistake I made. The code is: ...
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pdflatex: Handling of fonts when including other pdfs

I was curious about one fact: How will pdflatex deal with fonts embedded in pdfs it includes? For example: When I include 100 pdf-files (e.g. using \includegraphics) will the generated output file ...
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Problems with installation of MinionPro [closed]

I am trying run my .tex-file after I installed MinionPro in TeXLive, but the following problem appears: !pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file MinionPro-Bold.pfb): cannot open Type 1 font file for reading ...
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pgfplots with gnuplot

I got a problem with latex implementing a gnuplot code. I use PdfLatex with argument "--enable-write18". The following code should works with the first commented-out line %plot 'data.dat' u 1:2;, but ...
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LaTeX compiles but not pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

I have a "project", which has a main.tex in Main folder, and in Main folder, there are subfolders called tex and fig. In fig folder, there is a logo.eps file. In tex folder, there is a content.tex ...
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How to divide document for black and color printing?

Most of my document is black text, but there is a color figure here and there. I would like to print the text on a black and white printer, and the figures on a color printer. I know i could just ...
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Conflict between ifxetex and ucs under pdflatex/xelatex - why?

I use TexLive 2012 (on Mac) and the following minimal example does not work: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ifxetex} \usepackage[mathletters]{ucs} % Need newline here! \ifxetex \else \fi ...
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hyperref: can I control how to display the PDF?

I use the method described in this link for getting hyperlinks from different PDF files: Can you have hyperlinks to locations in different PDFs? I would like to remain with two open PDF files, ...
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pdfTex, hyperref: jumps beetwen two pdf files [duplicate]

I use hyperref package and pdftex to generate a PDF file. I have file_A.pdf and file_B.pdf. I will assign a destination point in a file_B.pdf (not at first page) and use this destination to make ...
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Is is possible to install only the required LaTeX tool “pdflatex” in Ubuntu?

I do not know the dependencies b/w the tools provided by the LaTeX bulky lib. A suggested command to install LaTeX tools on Ubuntu is: sudo apt-get install texlive-full It's full installation ...
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what's the best solution to split a .tex file into separate compiled files? [duplicate]

I have a .tex file that includes several chapters (all through the \input command). I would like to run pdflatex in one command such that it saves each chapter into a separate PDF file, while ...
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Vim shortcut to pdflatex a specific tex file

I'm working on a document that is structured as follows: /Document/ | |--Chapter1/chap1.tex | |--Chapter2/chap2.tex | |--Chapter3/chap3.tex | \--main.tex where the ...
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Embedding a flv (or mp4) video using pdfTeX (plain TeX only)

I am attempting to find out how to embed a flv video in a pdf file created using plain TeX and pdfTeX. I was successful at manually (via Adobe Acrobat's menu: Tools->Multimedia->Video Tool) embedding ...
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Merge PDFs, fix page numbering and compress

Say there is a book that has been split into several PDFs. I want to do two things: Merge the PDFs and reduce the size of the resulting PDF. Fix the page numbering. (1) can be done with pdftk or ...
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Why do LaTeX and pdflatex produce different margins?

I am working with TeXStudio on Windows. When I use latex + dvips + ps2pdf and pdflatex the margins in the resulting PDF file are different. Has anyone else encountered this? Is there a way to avoid ...
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Some errors with a little document [closed]

I have some errors with my paper in LaTeX, and I don't understand how to fix the problems : The first is : pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the sa me identifier (name{page.1}) has been ...