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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. ...
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Multiple images to PDF using pdflatex [duplicate]

For a long time I used to losslessly convert muliple PNGs to a single PDF using the following template: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{pdfpages} \usepackage[margin=0pt]{geometry} ...
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What does the command \ifCLASSINFOpdf mean?

I found this section in my journal template: \ifCLASSINFOpdf % \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} % declare the path(s) where your graphic files are % \graphicspath{{../pdf/}{../jpeg/}} % and ...
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pdflatex: encoding problems for macros defined before documenclass

I use pdflatex to create a bunch of personalised documents. From a list of names I generate tex files for each John and Jane Doe of the form: \newcommand{\firstname}{John} \newcommand{\lastname}{Doe} ...
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pdftex maxing out my CPU on Mac

First, some info on my system: Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) MacTex 2013 Distribution (http://tug.org/mactex/) Using Latexing package in Sublime Text 3 (might be relevant) Skim pdf viewer (as per the ...
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Sublime Text 2 - use typeset latex instead of pdflatex

I just started using this tool and it looks awesome. However I started working on a project I started in TeXShop and I have always used latex typesetting. (I'm on OSX 10.9) Now when I try to compile ...
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tilde and scalable fonts

I regularly use a combination of pslatex.sty and pdflatex to produce pdf documents. Some of this are for student use and I have come across a problem with the tilde character. Using default LaTeX ...
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Problem using adobe sourcesanspro

I'm using TeX Live 2012 on CrunchBang Linux (which is a derivative of Debian wheezy), and trying to get Adobe Source Sans Pro running, following this post: How can I use Source Sans Pro in Tex-Live ...
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psfrag substitute when using pdflatex

My standard way of including math in figures so far was to use psfrag and latex+dvips+ps2pdf. I am now moving to pdflatex and tend to prepare my graphics in pdf format. I was wondering if there ...
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Get chapter numbers as text in the report class

im trying to get my chapter numbers printed as text, but on the way there i messed up my section numbers with text "ONE" and "TWO" an such, here is what i was doing, This code centers, pull up and ...
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Bundle PDF+LaTeX source and open with Preview [closed]

There must be a solution to the following OS X and LaTeX related problem and I think it could be interesting to a lot of people: I would like to create a new file type ".pdflatex", a document bundle, ...
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Insert LaTeX command after a character inside \texttt{} [duplicate]

Is it possible to parse the argument of a macro for a specified character and insert another LaTeX command after it? I got this LaTeX source, which breaks the \hbox: \documentclass[draft]{article} ...
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lining vs oldstyle figures, with the Berenis font from Arkandis and fontaxes

I've just started trying to use the Berenis font with the fontaxes package and am getting the following warning messages: Package fontaxes Warning: I don't know how to decode (fontaxes) ...
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pdflatex, dvips: cannot determine size of graphic in … (no Bound ingBox)

I know that there are threads related to this, but it is really painful... I would like to insert images saved from a tool into latex. The images could be saved in any format of the followings: PNG, ...
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Why is the file size/compilation-time of a beamer presentation increased if the `handout` option is removed?

I did a beamer presentation recently and was annoyed by The increase in file size when the handout option is not given. The increase in time it took to run pdflatex I think these two problems ...
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Rubber with etex package

I am using rubber to compile my documents. In some of them (usually Beamer presentations), I use the etex package. In such a case, rubber aims to use as the command elatex to invoke the e-TeX engine ...
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Text and symbols get capped in math mode

I use these the following setup in my preamble: \documentclass[oribibl]{llncs} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{todonotes} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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Texworks compiling acting non-deterministic. Difficulty adding images to document [closed]

I am trying to add some png graphics to a document. The figure section on its own compiles, as does the remainder of the document. Combined, it always errors out the first time but sometimes just re ...
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Setting default image dpi using sphinx and texi2pdf

In QGIS project, we are using Sphinx to create our documentation as HTML and PDF. We are having a bit of a problem with figures as they show a bit blurry in PDF. I found out that the reason is ...
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New map file with LaTeX [closed]

I'm trying to use the textgreek package to typeset a sigma (σ) in a Roman/upright face. Unfortunately, I need to include trees drawn with the xyling package, which requires me to typeset with the ...
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\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} makes the font look awful in Google Chrome [duplicate]

I am using MikTex, and reduced the problem to the following document: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % this causes the problem \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor ...
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LuaLaTeX — too high memory usage [closed]

I've recently made my project buildable under LuaLaTeX. This is a bibliography database project which uses biblatex and biber to compile the database to produce something about 66-paged pdf file. ...
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Where does TeXShop stores the console output?

I'm using pdflatexmk with TeXShop and I would like to search in the console output. TeXShop itself does not allow this (I even can't select the output), but I can not find a log file containing a copy ...
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Metafont (or alternative ways to get your own scripts within LaTeX)

My main experience with Metafont was Christopher Grandsire's The METAFONTtutorial which I think is a good and concise description of the language and its tricks, but I've missing one important part: ...
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Using Metapost inline in LaTeX (no ConTeXt)

When I was more active in LaTeX and Metapost (~10 years ago) I could not find a way to directly use Metapost in LaTeX. There were few tutorials on how to use it within ConTeXt, but for using it with ...
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Command line pdflatex vs TeXShop

In short my document is compiling without a problem with TeXShop and not at all with command line pdflatex. What is strange is that pdflatex does not recognize some basic packages, that are installed, ...
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listings font size that fits 80 columns?

I want to include code in my LaTeX document using the listings package. My googling has not found me any configuration of the font size that actually fits approximately 80 columns to the width of the ...
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Chemnum/PS-Frag with EPS-Files and PNG-Files [duplicate]

In my research report, I would like to include both, EPS files to achieve automatic numbering of my compounds in schemes with chemnum and also PNG files to include 3D structures of my molecules. I ...
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Is there a way to use ebgaramond with lining numbers (as default) in pdflatex?

Is there a way to use ebgaramond with lining numbers as default in pdflatex?
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Trouble using ffmpeg to encode a h264 video in a .mp4 container to use with media9

I can't get an ffmpeg encoded libx264 video in a .mp4 container to work with media9 and beamer. The pdf is created using pdfLaTeX. It seems to be some kind of ffmpeg issue since the following work ...
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Equations as pictures in text

Is there a way to compile a document with pdflatex and render all displaymath into graphics which are then included in the document instead of the equation code itself? Analogous to what you can do ...
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mptopdf package for graphicx [closed]

I'm writing up some mathematics notes in LaTeX using Texmaker, and want to include some diagrams (from image files). When I include the graphicx package, I keep getting a pop-up entitled 'Package ...
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Referencing figures when compiling with pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

I had a problem in referencing figures, which now I solved, thanks to an old answer by Werner. To be precise, in my case the reference was working properly (the hyperlink was pointing to the correct ...
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Windows 8 TTF font problems

We are building a small app which produces a .pdf out of a TeX document. Therefore we copied the pdflatex.exe (pdftex.exe, pdftex.dll) and its configs and packages out of TeXlive 2013. To handle ttf ...
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Drawing parse trees [duplicate]

I'm trying to draw parse trees for mathematical expressions such as (x + (y - z)). When I google for parse trees in LaTeX, all I get are packages that produce an output similar to the style of this ...
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Compilation fail with pstool: \begin{document} wrapped in \makeatletter \makeatother

I'm trying to create a presentation with LaTeX beamer using pstool, and since updating my system to Ubuntu 13.10 (pstool 1.5a, TeX Live 2013) the compilation of the pstool auxiliary TeX files ...
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how to generate document statistics?

In another question, manual steps are explained to implement stats. Due to a deadline and for some convenience, is there a package that generates document stats without many modifications in several ...
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Error 32512 (driver return code)

I'm using XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 I'm creating tex file using PHP and storing it on linux server. [ex: abc.tex] Then creating .sh file with command to execute *.tex file using xelatex ...
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Generating a separate pdf file of tables and figures from a latex file?

Is it possible to generate a pdf of figures and tables of a paper from latex itself? I saw Journals and Conferences asking for a separate file of tables and figures. In this question, questioner ...
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PDF images not showing up with lualatex/pdflatex

I am trying to include an image in PDF format into my document as a figure. When compiling with lualatex or pdflatex, the image does not appear. If I take that very PDF image and convert it to PNG and ...
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Embedding Adobe Type Basics T1 Postscript fonts in Beamer

Recently I acquired the Adobe Type Basics T1 package and I am using Acrobat Distiller for the ps2pdf option (Winedt 8.0 + MikTeX 2.9). If I create a file using latex-dvi2ps-ps2pdf, the Times ...
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Figures in latex using loop [duplicate]

To put maximum of 6 figures in 3 rows & 2 columns in a A4 page using loop, I tried like: \foreach \x in {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12} { \begin{figure}[h] \caption{This is the caption.} ...
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Image Quality (pgn, jpeg, PDF) [duplicate]

At the moment I am writing a document which will include a lot of screenshots. When I save and use the Screenshots as jpeg you can clearly see a loss of image quality. What is the best method for ...
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Span background image across whole page

I want to put a background image on a file which uses the scrartcl class. The target pdf output size is A4 which is exactly the size of the background image (210mm x 297mm). The image should therefore ...
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Outline font installation in self-contained tree

I'd like to achieve the following: a user should be able to grab a copy of a given directory, place that anywhere in his home directory, and run make to build LaTeX documents in that tree without ...
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Linebreaks after bib items for Bibstyle (using BibLaTeX)

I am currently suffering of a strange bibstyle problem with line breaks. There is a missing space between bib items in the bibliography, which is generated using BibLaTeX. Even though I am using ...
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pdflatex testpage produces wrong margins for a4paper

On my Mac running TeXlive 2012 when I do pdflatex testpage \papertype=a4paper \doublesided=n and open the resulting PDF file in preview, I can see that the margins are completely wrong in the ...
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PDFLATEX : Cover Page Image with No Margin [duplicate]

I'm creating exam paper using exam class as mentioned below: \documentclass[a4paper,addpoints,answers,10pt]{exam} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{wallpaper} ...
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How to compile a document with the pstool package using the pdflatexmk script?

To use psfrag with pdflatex I use the pstool package. Using TeXShop 3.25 I can compile the two minimal working examples given in this and this answer when I use the regular LaTeX typesetter. The ...