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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. ...
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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, ...