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pdflatex without ghostscript to preserve transparency of included pdfs

I'm trying to include a pdf with a transparent gradient using pdflatex from texlive installed with macports. Using the article class (not standalone), the transparency of the included pdf is lost when ...
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pdflatex -draftmode much slower compared to draft option passed to graphicx

I found that passing -draftmode to pdflatex does not change the compile time of my document (~10 minutes) at all, while passing draft to graphicx reduces it to about 1 minute. From the documentation I ...
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Using a custom TrueType font in spans of text [duplicate]

I am putting together a book using pdfTeX (from the TeX Live distribution on OSX), and part of the book involves a fictional dictionary for a constructed language. What I would like to do is define a ...
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Latexmk says the file is up-to-date, while it's not

For some reason the pdflatexmk typesetter is sometimes not recognising changes in my file and it returns: Latexmk: All targets (main.pdf) are up-to-date while the target is not up-to-date. When I ...
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Libertine newtxmath and text (oldstyle) figures in headers

This is closely related to the OP with title "lining figures in tables and math, old style figures in text", and to the answer provided therein. The following (semi)MWE is to be run with pdfLaTeX: ...
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HtLaTeX - problem when using relative paths

I'm currently working on a little thing I called offline blog engine. The idea is to write my articles in simple (La)TeX files and create some static HTML files which contains the blog posts. The ...
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Why do some of the characters in my included PDF file show up transparent?

I'm trying to include a PDF file in my LaTeX document (I'm using pdflatex), which looks as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \includegraphics[page=1]{fdt1} ...
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Issue on pdf(La)TeX with named colors in dvipsnames

When compiled on pdfLaTeX, the following code (and MWE) returns a PostScript error message: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{pstricks} ...
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Using Arabic letters in moderncv package

I'm trying to include a small snippet or Arabic script into my document. This works fine if I use the documentclass article, but I'm using the moderncv package as provided here, and for some reason, ...
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How can I reference a page in another pdf, which I have no control over?

I want to reference a specific page in another pdf document. There is also a bookmark on that page, which I could use. However, I have no control over the other document, and maybe it wasn't even ...
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Leveraging a dynamic preamble to generate multiple output formats

Background The diagram below shows an architecture for generating books using a dynamic preamble. The top part of the image shows the database relations between a book theme and its preamble. The top ...
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Latex-pdftex-TexStudio-Cannot use garamond font [duplicate]

I'm now using TexStudio with my Macbook pro, Lion system. I want to set the font of content to garamond but the command I got from the Internet is not working. \usepackage[urw-garamond]{mathdesign} ...
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Accessing the Fancy /es/ Ligature Without Lua-/Xe-Latex

This is in LuaLaTeX with fontspec and \setmainfont{EB Garamond}. The first is rendered for \emph{es} and the second separates the letters with \emph{e\mbox{}s}. I find the former ligature very ...
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Why will pinlabel not find a fig.pdf when using pdftex?

I have just discovered pinlabel, and would like to use it to add labels to my figures. I am using Adobe Illustrator to create my figures: I have a Mac, and with the latest OS, it seems ...
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Typesetting option that includes makeindex (TeX Live, TeXworks)

I used to work with the MiKTeX distribution and the included TeXworks program. The latter provided me with a typesetting-configuration that was something like pdfLaTeX + BibTeX + MakeIndex. (It ...
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Cannot get braille font to work

I want to use the eurobraille font found here: http://www.fakoo.de/braille-fonts/#achtpunkt in a latex document. I found this script to install ttf fonts: ...
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How to avoid the error Entity: line n: parser error : xmlParseCharRef:? [closed]

I am using the hyperref package. If I use PDFLaTeX the PDF generated don't have problems, but when I use the classical mode compilation LaTex (DVI -> PS -> PDF) the PDF generated opened by ...
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Tooltips compatible with Mac OS X preview.app

I would like to achieve hover-over tooltips for bibtex entires as mentioned in this previous question, but all solutions (e.g. involving cooltooltips, fancytooltips) do not seem to be compatible with ...
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Chinese character \cjk within \section{} does not work using pdflatex, + \includegraphics

Why does the following not work \section{ \begin{CJK}{UTF8}{gbsn} 白居易 \end{CJK}} It works when I use it in the main text, but does not work within \section{xxx}. Same applies to the following case ...
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Hide image in PDF, reveal with mouseover

Is there a way to load a hidden image into a pdf output document that will show up when the user moves the cursor over a relevant piece of text? E.g., a pdf file generated by tex contains this ...
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Creating accessible PDFs using Latex? [duplicate]

I am working at a governmental office and we are required to only produce accessible PDF files. In practice that means that generated PDFs have to pass Adobe's accessibility checker or the "PDF ...
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'Dimension too large' error in animate package

I am using the animate package to include a series of images into a PDF (like a small movie), which usually works fine, however, now I am running into an ! Dimension too large. <recently read> ...
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Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced in php file [closed]

We are using following code in .php script for generate .pdf file. $result1 = exec("R CMD Sweave /var/www/html/r/r_latex_sweave.Rnw"); $result2 = exec("pdflatex /var/www/html/r/r_latex_sweave.tex"); ...
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Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced [duplicate]

we are executing following code from .php file. $result1 = shell_exec("R CMD Sweave /var/www/html/r/r_latex_sweave.Rnw"); $result2 = shell_exec("pdflatex /var/www/html/r/r_latex_sweave.tex"); But, ...
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Text missing from top of page: margins?

When building and viewing LaTeX > PDF on TeXnic Centre, I am having run-over paragraphs missing the first line of text. (by run-over I mean paragraphs that move onto a new page due to a pagebreak ...
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How can I distribute a non-CTAN font with my source files?

I want to distribute the LaTeX source my work to various people, who use different platforms and I want to save them from having to install the font I use manually. I am using this font: ...
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AUCTeX/Emacs not recognizing correct commands automatically

On my previous OS install, Debian Squeeze with FluxBox, my workflow was as follows: With *.bib file open, I enter C-c C-c. The BibTeX command was recognized as necessary and ret executed it. Then I ...
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Gill Sans - possible to use on Linux with pdflatex?

There are numerous old posts whose topic relates to using the font Gill Sans in LaTeX documents. The most notable are perhaps this post from 2007 and this one from 2010. The former gives a solution ...
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Including pdf_tex images from inkscape

I am trying to use pdftex to lay out a document including images made in inkscape. From inkscape I can output the images as pdfs with accompanying pdf_tex files and put these in a figure environment. ...
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What is the main difference between command latex, tex, pdflatex, pdftex … and all the other commands? [duplicate]

I am new to TeX world, and I use pdfLatex very often. But sometimes pdfLatex do not work. So I begin to wonder what the difference between all these tex commands. Please give me some guiding ...
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How to get “XeLaTeX + unicode-math” output as close as possible to that of pdflatex?

I've started exploring XeTeX and the unicode-math package in order to use unicode in my input. Of the six math fonts described in unimath-symbols.pdf, Latin Modern Math seems to be closest to what ...
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How can I make toggle buttons with images using pdflatex?

I am currently designing an interactive PDF by means of the media9 package in Latex. I have three \mediabutton buttons that I would like to treat as toggle buttons. A picture of the buttons is shown ...
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Is it possible to use LaTeX tools with pdf preview?

So I want to use LaTeX in sublime text 2, and I came across the plugin LaTeXTools. It works great, but it requires me to install Skim PDF Viewer. Is it possible to set it up so that when I compile the ...
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blank page shows up after adding \usepackage[pdfpagelabels]{hyperref}

I have index.tex that I made a copy of it. renamed the copy to index_bad.tex, and added the line \usepackage[pdfpagelabels]{hyperref} to its preamble. So the 2 files are identical other than this ...
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How do I optimize the output for ebooks? [closed]

In ps2pdf there is a -dPDFSETTINGS=/ebook option to control the nature of the pdf output. Is there an analogous setting in pdflatex to do the same thing?
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Texshop synctex inverse search [closed]

I'am running pdflatex from Texshop 3.18 on OS X 10.8.4 with Synctex and the inverse search is not working, meaning from the output pdf back to the source window. Command left clicking the pdf does ...
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pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (name{figure.1}) has been already used, duplicate ignored

I've tried to make bilingual caption with package "ccaption" and compiled it with pdfLaTeX. It works fine but with a warning: pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier ...
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What is the macro/primitive for the current run time? [duplicate]

I've seen (I don't know where) a couple of interesting metadata-oriented control sequences, and I was wondering if such a sequence exists for the job runtime. I can't expect it to give me the total ...
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\pushbuttons with Icons with pdflatex (xobject reference)

I would like to create a pushbutton with icons instead of text. Like the text in the example below the icons should change with the mouse options. The manual of the eforms package (eformman.pdf) ...
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tikz setting font size to pts

I'm using tikz to create color boxes containing text. However I haven't been able to set font size within these boxes using pts. I found a snippet in this question that defines a Boxed command: ...
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GIF/SWF animation embedded in LaTeX document (PDF) [duplicate]

There seem to be plenty of resources for how to do it (even on this website), but I'm struggling with the process. Can someone provide a link to an example pdf with the working animations in it? The ...
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Calling pdflatex inside C code [closed]

I am writing C code that writes a LaTeX file for me. I then attempt to compile the file using pdflatex in a non-interactive mode (as in I'm automating some process and don't want to wait for user ...
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Running a simple example with PythonTeX fails

Using the v 0.12 beta of PythonTeX I am trying to compile the following example: \documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pythontex} ...
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TikZ & External: figure re-created for no apparent reason

I'm having an issue where only one out of multiple figures is recreated despite the use of the tikz/external library. I've created a MWE which shows the same effect with only two figures. Below is my ...
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How are the glyph (character) names in PDF-files determined?

PDF-files make internal use of glyph names. For example, the name of ≈ (U+2248; TeX \approx) appearing in a PDF-file might be approxequal. One can find such names in a TeX-generated PDF-file by ...
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Is there a working solution to produce PDF/A-1b with MiKTeK

I have read a lot of interesting questions and answers on PDF/A-1b production with LaTeX and pdfTeX. I still can't produce validating PDF/A-1b files. I used either: the standard up-to-date pdfx ...
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How to convert scanned .tiff files into editable LaTeX files

I'm new to LaTeX platform and got trained just 1 day on TeX commands 2 days before, my TL rushing me to finish 50 pages per day but I can do only 7 pages a day, what I'm doing is entering each and ...
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Suppress natbib warnings

The output of pdflatex is filled with lines like this: Package natbib Warning: Citation `lee2004calder' on page 15 undefined on input line 207. I'm aware that the citation is undefined, and at some ...
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Add header to the table

I want to create the table as follows in latex. Note, the table below is created using excel. So, far I have created something like this: Observed-modeled |observed-modeled| Observed-modeled ...
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Blurry output in LaTeX using LyX [closed]

I am using LyX to type a paper. My problem is that the quality of the pdf output from LyX is very low. I am using Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the pdf output that I generate using pdflatex. I have ...