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Display of source code in customised (IDE-like) format in PDFLaTeX

I want to put some “C” source code snippets in latex (I am using PDFLaTeX), but I don’t get the result that I want using the “listings” package. What ideally would like to get is the same result as ...
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Rare pdflatex “Auto Expansion is only possible with scalable font” on scaleable-font document [duplicate]

I know I am sounding crazy, but this looks like a veritable pdflatex bug to me. even small innocent changes to the file make it go away. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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The TPM file could not be parsed (MiKTeX) [closed]

Today i wanted to continue working on my paper on a different machine. I installed MiKTex and TexnicCenter the same way i did on my first machine. After loading the project i tried to compile it. I ...
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Video embedded into the PDF of a LaTeX beamer document as flash makes Acrobat Reader 9.4.1 crash on slide transition

I have tried to embed a .flv video file into a PDF using either the package flashmovie or the package media9 together with beamer and pdfLaTeX, as described, for instance, here. The video is shown ...
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teTeX Distribution in Slackware

I have installed slackware 14. It has an in-built support for TeX. The distributions provided are teTeX and eTeX. Does it make a difference if I install TeXLive 2013? Secondly, I am not able to ...
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Using LaTeX to serve web requests in enterprise

I am looking for a solution to generate pdfs dynamically and serve the web requests. I have a couple of questions: Would it be a good solution to use LaTeX if I get input from web, fill LaTeX ...
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want to make table in latex command

to make my cv, to give educational information in a table with box box, I have used this \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[help lines] (-5,0) grid (4,4); \end{tikzpicture} and ...
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Font messed up in print, but looks good on the screen? [closed]

Okay, so I turned in this assignment a few days ago. It looked great on my machine (and I've had it tested on other machines too) but it looked DREADFUL once I printed it. The fist page, using bookman ...
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Why is texlbl attribute sufficient for node, but not for edge in dot2texi?

I'm using dot2texi to embed mindmaps (= graphs) with arbitrary latex markup in nodes and on edge labels in latex documents (compiled with pdflatex) which should be layout completely automatic. Atfter ...
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mktextfm ptmr8t errors

Switching environments (to a machine with Cygwin), I got errors like this from pdflatex: kpathsea: Running mktextfm ptmr8t /usr/share/texmf-dist/web2c/mktexnam: Could not map source abbreviation for ...
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miktex-makepk: PK font Alegreya-Regular-lf-t1--base could not be created

I just want to use Alegreya font with pdflatex. i had a question about an error before and got an answer. But it gives another error now. what should i do. error message: miktex-makepk: PK font ...
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How to hyperlink the 'general index' in the resulting PDF without it appearing in the table of contents?

I want my book (in PDF file) have an 'Contents' (general index) hyperlinked. But do not want the line of the word 'contents' (including page number) in the content of the table of contents, redundant ...
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Foreign language quotation marks with babel and csquotes on pdfLaTeX

I haven't been able to switch the quotation marks from Spanish to English in the document resulting from the MWE below. What, if anything, am I doing wrong or missing? And, yes, I've also tried by ...
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Clash between animate and hyperref on pdfLaTeX

When I compile the MWE below on pdfLaTeX I get the error message `! pdfTeX error (ext4): destinations cannot be inside an XForm. right before the \newframe* command is read. I have tried by switching ...
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Using a forloop to generate PDF output of eps stata files

I'd like to create a PDF file which, for now, contains only the image output I've generated in stata. The images are all located in a folder called \network\location and all follow a common naming ...
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What is the default font type (OT1, T1, T3, etc.) used in AMS document classes (amsart, etc.)

Today I read several articles that suggested using Type 1 fonts in LaTeX (and they claim that Type 3 fonts are the default in LaTeX, which lead to terribly rendered PDF documents). Personally I didn't ...
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Clean way to plot a sequence of 3D objects from file

I want to plot a sequence of cones using tikz. My cones have arbitary coordinates that I calculated beforehand. For n cones, I have the coordinates of n+1 circles, each as a tuple of (depth, center, ...
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EPS figures have misaligned text when imported [closed]

I have a manuscript with two-dimensional .eps figures generated by Gnuplot 4.6.3. When I examine these .eps figures directly (e.g., via OS-X's preview app), they appear fine. They're also fine under ...
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PSTricks at LyX (via pdflatex)

I'm using LyX (at Windows) and I'm trying to get pdf file output while I have PSTricks code (I put as \ERT. I Try to write at the preamble things like: \usepackage[off]{auto-pst-pdf} and ...
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PGFplot shrinks after I add it the main TeX document with standalone package. What should I do?

I would like to ask question concerning usage of PGFplots package (LaTeX). I have this problems: after inserting tex file using standalone package in my main document, part of pgfplot shrinks and font ...
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includegraphics: How to check if PDF/PNG are transparent?

I am trying to generate PDF/A-1 compliant documents, in which transparency is not allowed. I would like to check, if included PDF and PNG images have transparency. Is there a TeX way to check this? ...
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Finding LaTex output files

I'm using TeXstudio 2.6.2 with MiKTeX-pdfTeX 2.9.4535 on Windows7. I configured TeXstudio to store all output files in a separate directory. It now looks like this: -src |_Report.tex ...
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Goudy Old Style for LaTeX?

Is there any possibility to make use of the font "Goudy Old Style" in a LaTeX document? I haven't found it in the font packages.
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Inkscape and Latex Line Spacing

I have exported a figure from inkscape to latex using the .pdf_text method. Everything is working fine but I would like to be able to change the line spacing of the text which was exported. Any ideas? ...
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PDF's not working in LATEX

I was not sure if I should ask this on Mathematica or LATEX or here. I am very new to LATEX and using \includegraphics to put images into my paper. I am using plots generated in Mathematica as PDF's. ...
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Remove small kink in tikz picture

I have made this graphic using tikz: Sourcecode: \documentclass[]{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes, arrows, calc, positioning, fit, external} \begin{document} ...
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Adjust font size in IPE-generated PDF-graphics within Latex

I started using ipe (http://ipe7.sourceforge.net/) for creating sketches and graphics for my thesis. The goal was to have the text appear in the same font size as the whole document, regardless of the ...
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How can I replace a character (zero)?

Is it possible to replace characters in pdflatex? I use the Minion Pro and Myriad Pro font and the zero looks like a small 'O'. I want to replace the zero by a zero with a dot or slash in the middle ...
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LaTeX error in the LaTeX compilation while making pdf [duplicate]

I am using Winedt for my latex related work. Till compilation its good, but when I click on acrobat reader of dvi2pdf, it opens the pdf file but also show the following thing : whats the problem. ...
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comp.text.tex quasi-defunct? [closed]

I tried posting a question to comp.text.tex from my google account, which has worked in the past. it is pretty non-descript as far as errors go. either I managed to be classified as a meat-popsicle ...
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MinionPro Font-bugs: Copy numbers in pdf with lf option does not work and small caps are not scaled correctly

I have experienced the following problem with the MinionPro font with pdflatex and would like to ask if someone has an idea how to solve them: If I use minionpro package with the "lf" options in ...
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Changing colors over multiple sections and pages

I would like to mark up a whole section (including all subsections and footnotes, spanning multiple pages) as proposed for deletion -- ideally, with color and strikethrough, but just one of the two ...
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Is there any compiler-dependent font loadable for pdflatex but not for latex-dvips-ps2pdf?

I want to make sure that I can load the same fonts for each input file either for diagrams and text contents. It is related to my statement below, Even though PSTricks cannot work with pdflatex ...
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What causes this \discretionary error?

I would like to compile my old LaTeX thesis to PDF. The text was created in 1999 (emTeX, I believe) when the computers and the tools were a bit different -- read it, I am returning to LaTeX after 14 ...
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Changing page margins in {pdf-,Xe-}TeX

In TeX, changing the \hsize and the \vsize changes the main text size and the page size of the dvi output. When I compile a document with pdftex or xetex, the page size remains at A4. How can I change ...
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How to install Myriad Pro on Windows 7 with TeX Live 2013?

I was trying to install Myriad Pro into my TeX Live 2013 and it comes up with this error: !pdfTeX error: pdflatex.exe (file pmyb8a.pfb): cannot open Type 1 font file for reading Since there are ...
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Indented Code Blocks Have no Background Color When Generating PDF

As the title says, when I run: pandoc -o book.pdf book.md The code blocks show up in monotype font but with no background color. I've also tried all styles using --highlight-style with no success. ...
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MikTex TOC links incorrect when setting title

When I generate a document with toc and a title by adding the lines: % Book Name % by Author Name The toc links to the book are all off. I'm running the following command: pandoc --toc ...
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Beamer not working at all!

Suddenly I am getting the cryptic "Text line contains an invalid character" errors (100 of them) on all my beamer files. Even this MWE doesn't work right: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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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 ...