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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 ...
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Export Beamer doc to 2 slides per page

I'm a total LaTeX/beamer newbie looking for a way to export a slide deck I created into a sort of "book" form. I tried "handout" but that didn't seem to be what I'm looking for. Basically, I want to ...
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Error with ASCII characters [closed]

I have an apostrophe as in educator's, which is displayed as eductaor's and prevents TeX from generating a pdf. I have used this as well: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} how can I fix that? ...
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Ghostscript 9.07: Error: A pdfmark destination … points beyond the last page

I use gs -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -q -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dFirstPage=$2 -dLastPage=$3 -sOUTPUTFILE=$4 $1 in a script to extract pages from a pdf file with Ghostscript 9.07. I obtain a lot of warnings (as in ...
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How to run LaTeX and lilypond-book in one command?

I was wondering if there was any command which would let me create a PDF from a LyTeX source in one step. Currently, I am first executing lilypond-book: lilypond-book --latex-program=pdflatex --pdf ...
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“shell escape” is not enabled - chemscheme/chemstyle

I am having issues with -shell-escape. I do not know really what this is, and how to apply it. Furthermore, I have read elsewhere that I is possibly dangerous to summon this command. Any help would be ...
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Make entire document heavier using pdfrender

This is a follow up question to this answer of this question. The code given in the answer above seems to break for any extensible horizontal bars such as the vinculum, square root bar, and ...
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libertineGlyph and pdflatex [duplicate]

This is a follow-up question to How to get Wikipedia W from Linux Libertine? How can \libertineGlyph{W.alt} set with pdflatex? This MWE works fine \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Cannot compile using the newpx package

As basic as: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{newpxtext} \begin{document} test \end{document} does not compile. It issues an error: !pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file ...
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Mathscr fonts from the mathrsfs package not showing up in PDF [closed]

Long time lurker, first time poster: I am having trouble getting mathscr to work properly. In the past, I have always created PDFs by LaTeX->DVI->PDF, and when I do this, the package has always worked ...
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It is possible to make fonts appear heavier (darker) in pdf output of Latex?

[Edited to include what I have learned from the answers.] I am using Latex in TeX Live on my Mac, through TeXLive. I compile .pdf files using Pdflatex. I use the default fonts. [These fonts are ...
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How do I customize a WikiPublisher tex file?

I've been using WikiPublisher (an addon for pmwiki) with quite a bit of success. Lately though, I have been wanting to customize the tex file that is used to generate the final pdf file from a ...
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How to automatically add a dereferencing tooltip to eqrefs, footnotes etc.? [duplicate]

Similar to what Wikipedia does when you hover over reference links I would like the internal links placed by hyperref to automatically have tooltips containing the contents linked to, be that a ...
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Missing Font in Apache

I have a tex file that compiles from the command line when I run pdflatex. However, when I run the same command from PHP/Apache, I get a fatal error. I also get a file called "missfonts.log" produced, ...
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pdfoutput=1 can't replace pdflatex for auto-pst-pdf

It is frequently mentioned that latex and pdflatex are the same program invoked with different defaults for the variable \pdfoutput (0 in the former, 1 in the latter case); see What is the practical ...
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How to make the math font slightly thicker?

I'd like to use TeX Gyre Schola as my text font and the default LaTeX font for the math mode. (Side question: is the default font Latin Modern in math mode or another font?) MWE: ...
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How to put synctex file in different directory than pdf without segmentation fault?

I want to put output files (.pdf) into a _out dir and auxiliary files such as .synctex.gz or .toc into a _aux subdir. From the help it seems that the -d option is what allows one to do it, but if I ...
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Problem getting MyriadPro package to work

I just managed to install MinionPro and MyriadPro by following the FontPro installation manual. Everything seems fine, only the pdf output is not in MyriadPro with the following MWE. ...
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Font embedding problem with EPS figures in LaTeX

I have an EPS figure generated by Microsoft Visio with PDFCreator. I want to add this EPS figure to my document using pdflatex by declaring \usepackage{epstopdf} but the fonts in the EPS figure are ...
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pgfplots — Patterns are not displaying correctly in PDF version 1.4 [closed]

I am using this method to plot a pattern in-between two curves. If I save the file as PDF version 1.5 everything looks great. Unfortunately the journal that I am submitting the paper to requires PDF ...
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Special non-standard font sizes for different types

The more I read about fontsizes in LaTeX, the more confused I've become. I don't know how to meet my requirements, which are the following: text = 11pt --> This works. footnotes = 9pt --> This ...
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Error using Minted for syntax highlighting in custom document class

I am writing Master thesis in LaTeX and want to use minted package for source code syntax highlighting. I have installed it successfully and minimal example from minted documentation works just fine. ...
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Unable to use pdftex if Adobe is still open

I'm sorry if this exact question has already been asked, but the similar duplicates I've found didn't have the same phrasing. Therefore, I'm asking a new question... I have WinEdt 7.0 on Windows 7 ...
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Figures from PDF pages according to their labeleing in latex

I have dozens of figures in my latex named all differently. I want to put them into a single PDF file and call each figure from there via something like \includegraphics[page="label3"]{foo} instead of ...
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How to set size of pdf page in pixels and put a background image

I need to create certificates in pdf. I have an image, where the text must be put to the appropriate place. I managed to set the correct pdf page size and all margins, except the top: ...
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Pdf not generating after attaching figures in PdfteXt [duplicate]

I am using scientific Linux 6.3 and pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6) and elsarticle document class. I have to attach figures and iam doing it as, %%%%%%%%%%%%%%% begin figure 1 ...
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How to make this matrix in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Ok, so I am trying to find a way to make this matrix shown here, in LaTeX: I tried to search for this type, but I frankly do not know what one would call this, so I had to draw a picture shown here ...
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Resolution (dpi) for \includeimage pictures and pdflatex

I am trying to create a pdf file with some pictures in it. Those are PNG files with 300dpi. I use texlive and pdflatex from Debian Squeeze. A simple code of my document would be: ...
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PSTricks and LaTeX vs. pdfLaTeX

I'm trying to convert my thesis to pdfLaTeX, as latex + dvips behaves ugly when it comes to break (really long) URLs... I'm using up-to-date TeXLive 2012 on Linux. The only problem is (so far), that ...
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List of all post original TeX control commands

Is there a well documented list of all control commands added by all post Knuth's Tex like PdfTeX, e-TeX, XeTex, LuaTeX?
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Package animate is great but could it have a better animation compression?

I just tried the animate package to get pdf files with animations and it works great! However, I noticed that the size of the files generated is 10 times larger that what it could be for the ...
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What are lccode and uccode used for?

In TeX, each of the 256 bytes has an associated \lccode and an \uccode, integers in the range [0,255] which indicate among other things how \lowercase and \uppercase act. There are of course a bunch ...
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Writing the shahada with arabtex

I'm not familiar with the Arabic alphabet, but would like to write the shahada in the two ways displayed below using pdflatex, for inclusion in a paper. How can I do it? Is arabtex the way to go? ...
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How to automate a workflow: several files in 1 master .tex

I have the following situation: I have to produce 60+ files in latex, each one from a .txt file, and with one master file (tex): I mean, I have a 1- or 2-page file per situation (a .txt file, in UTF8 ...
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pdflatex “Required Page Does Not Exist” error with beamerarticle

I have several beamer tex files and need to create a manual (using beamerarticle) that incorporates all of the beamer files (with their notes) as one document. The original basis of the articlebeamer ...
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Why I shouldn't load pdftex option with hyperref?

According to @percusse in this post, I shouldn't load the pdftex option with the hyperref package. Why is it?
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How do I know which ligatures are used in my document?

In order to know which ligatures I might consider disabling, I would like to know which ones are actually used in my document. (Which ligatures are provided by a font is a more general question; I ...
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Loading latex from tex

I decided venture into the very basics of the world of TeX and LaTeX. I have been playing around with tex, pdftex and latex and after paying close attention to the binaries and not being able to ...
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Can include text which conditionally appears depending on PDF viewer? [duplicate]

Can you have a message in a document which only appears when particular PDF viewers are used? I am using pdflatex to create a PDF document. I am including pdf image which, unfortunately, does not ...
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Plotting floating point data with pgfplots

Is there a binary file structure supported by pgfplots to allow floating point numbers to be loaded and plotted? I understand the time taken to convert floating point data to a text file is small, ...
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How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???) differ in terms of use(s), purpose(s), pros and cons? [duplicate]

How do the various LaTeX compilers (LaTeX, XeLaTeX, PDFLaTeX, ???, ConTeXt, fill-in-the-gap) differ? Is there an authoritive list of all currently available LaTeX-related compilers? Which are the ...
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Determine required number of pdflatex runs to generate complete document [closed]

Background Looking to generate a PDF using latexmk. The LaTeX document, which is automatically generated from a web-based application, will include many large images, Tikz graphics, table of ...
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Why does pasting the contents of a tikz file into my main file compile properly but not when using \input

If I place the contents of my tikz picture in my main.tex file it works like a charm using \usepgfplotslibrary{external} \tikzexternalize and subsequently: pdflatex --enable-shell ...
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How to use hyph-utf8 correctly?

I'm using MiKTeX and pdfLaTeX and the package manager tells me that hyph-utf8 is installed and auto-download of packages is activated, too. But when I do \usepackage{hyph-utf8}, because I hope that ...
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Creating Interactive graphs like Stack exchange reputation tab

I like to prepare an interactive timeline graph (static on load, but dynamic on MouseHover event). Somehow is similar to the Stack-exchange reputation tab for an user. One classic example is here. ...
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How to disappear text or figures by printing?

As you know, the option ocgcolorlinks of the hyperref package disables colors of all links presented in a PDF file by printing it from Adobe Reader (and by compiling with e.g. pdflatex); as a result, ...