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pdfLatex exitcode when running with timeout

I'm using latexmk for compilation of my document and want to limit time for every compile cycle. In order to do it I use timeout util in following way: latexmk -f -pdf -bibtex \ -pdflatex="timeout ...
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Set 'end of document' signal within PDF from LaTeX

So I am developing a LaTeX document that will have several copies of the same or similar 'document' within it. Eg pages 1-10 might be a proforma pre-populated with someone's name and details, and then ...
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Help getting epstopdf to work

I have included \usepackage{epstopdf} in the preamble. I have change the settings on my Texmaker to: "../MiKTeX/miktex/bin/pdflatex.exe" -interaction=nonstopmode -synctex=1 -enable-write18 %.tex ...
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Biblatex, Biber - wrong versions. How to downgrade?

It seems I am having version issues with BibLaTeX/Biber. When I run Biber, I get biber datei INFO - This is Biber 1.8 INFO - Logfile is 'datei.blg' INFO - Reading 'datei.bcf' WARN - Warning: Found ...
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Wrong anchors in bookmarks and TOC

I am having some trouble with some anchors for sections, which automatically start at a new page. The TOC shows the right page numbers, where the PDF bookmarks show the page number of the previous ...
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\newcommand in imsart package

I am currently using the imsart package provided by http://www.e-publications.org/ims/support/ims-instructions.html However, it seems the pdfLatex/Latex/pdfTex/pdfTexify compilers cannot read one ...
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pdflatex.exe - .synctex not written properly

I am writing on an IEEE LaTeX project at Windows 8.1 using TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX version 2.9. Further I am using SumatraPDF as viewer to perform forward and reverseSearch while watching the output. ...
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Producing “glossy” documents

Without going into too much extraneous detail, currently our product manual is produced using some proprietary WYSIWYG editor, which has a bunch of limitations. I'm considering producing the manual ...
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How to correct error typeseting using TexShop 3.49 running Yosemite 10.10.1?

When I try typesetting a document after installing TexShop 3.49 on MacBook Pro OS X Yosemite (10.10.1), I get the following error: "/usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for ...
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knitr and biblatex

I'd like to create a PDF report with knitr with LaTeX-code in RStudio with biblatex for citations. However, the in-text-citations are always undefined and no bibliography is printed. The same ...
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Compile extremely large file into pdf

I am using Django and it's templating system to dynamically generate Latex and then compiling it with pdflatex, which works great. The problem is when the latex that gets generated is 30,000+ lines ...
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media9: “l3kernel too old” (support outdated)

Well, I was trying to follow this answer "beamer, media9 - play multiple videos at once", in order to play two videos at the time in one frame. But the problem is that, after installing the packages ...
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pdf inclusion multiple pdfs with page group included in a single page [duplicate]

I was reading about this strange fail in different post, but I observe that only ocurs if the image it's in the same page as another created with the same editor (in my case Inkscape). Two figures in ...
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How do I define an excludecomment environment in a for loop?

I'm using the forloop and comment packages to define environments prob1 through prob5 that exclude portions of my document. Here's a MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{comment} ...
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pdftex,fit to page printing,laser printer pdf acroread,A4,2pages per sheet

I have a pdf file with 2 pages per sheet A4,horizontally.Is someone able to create pdftex source which cuts off the big white borders and magnifies the text to fit A4 as output from my laser printer, ...
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Please help compiling [closed]

I have found summary of a course online. But I am having trouble of compiling it. I don't have much experience with latex. Can anyone help me to compile to pdf? The files are attached.
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Texmaker “click to jump to the line” does not always update in PDF viewer

I use Texmaker to edit my tex documents and I have the PDF viewer embedded in the editor, so I can edit the .tex files in the left and see the PDF result in the right. For big documents, a quite ...
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Exclude the citations in the list of figures [duplicate]

I am using the below command to print the list of figures. But I would like to exclude the citations in the list of figures, though it should show in pdf. ...
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PDF/A-3b with attachments: how to create an /AF entry at pdf catalog?

I'm trying to produce a PDF/A-3b file with pdflatex. Everything is fine with fonts, colors, links... But I'm not able to create the /AF entry at Document Catalog. I know I can start by \pdfcatalog ...
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Miktex 2.8 in Windows 8 error

Recently, I install miktex 2.8 in Windows 8 and there is no problem in the installation process. However, when I try to compile the following, there is an error: ...
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How to write a report template in IEEE format?

Well, I want to write a report in IEEE format ,but I have limited knowledge about Latex, so how am I supposed to begin?
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LaTeX compiling very slow when internet is connected [closed]

LaTex compiler in my system taking unusual time to build pdf when connected to internet. But it is running normally when PC is not connected with internet. Mine is MiKTeX 2.9.5105, windows 32 bit ...
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Choosing TeX engine for novel — just how unstable is LuaTeX?

I am using LaTeX for typesetting some novels and am in a dilemma about which engine to use. pdfLaTeX has full microtype support, but I am not free to choose the font I want For XeLaTeX, the ...
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Bug in TikZ's math and calc with PDFLaTeX and LuaLaTeX : workaround?

We can use calc library inside tikzmath to do calculations with coordinates. Everything works fine if we want to calculate something like \p3=(0,0)!.5!(2,0); (inside and outside functions). But if we ...
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Errors with tocloft

I'm trying to use tocloft to create a list of equations in the contents table of my thesis, but it's erroring when I compile the document. I've used \newcounter to define a new list of R scripts for ...
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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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TexWorks destroys tex document when compiling with pdfLaTex

When I input \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello World! \end{document} and compile with pdfLaTex, the output .pdf file is created and looks good. My sourcefile doesn't.
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Unicode Replacement Character in Standard TeX

Is there a font, available to -all- TeX users, that includes a glyph that can be recognized as the Unicode Replacement Character? I realize I can use XeTeX with a U+FFFD (or maybe any character not ...
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Suppress pdflatex warning about missing eps file

I use .eps graphics in my latex documents converted at compile using the epstopdf package and it works great. When I build the file, epstopdf creates the <filename>-eps-converted-to.pdf file ...
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What are the incompatibilities of pdftex, xetex and luatex?

[Please correct me if my statements are wrong] TL;DR: pdftex, xetex and luatex exhibit different behaviour. What are these differences and why are they present. I know of three engines, which ...
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conversion to pdflatex loses all figures

I am trying to compile a document using pdflatex but I lose all figures (they look blank). The document was created by using the TeX + DVI typeset, and now I'm trying to change this to Pdftex. Is ...
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How to convert text in a PDF file from fonts/text to outlines?

I have PDF graphic in which I would like to have fonts removed. All other properties of the file should remain (such as size, etc). The output file should be in PDF as well. The text itself should be ...
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Build pdf from auxiliary files only

After compiling with the option draftmode set, how can I create a PDF without recompiling everything. I was looking all around, but somehow the main concern seems to be to get rid of the auxiliary ...
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Converting EPS file to standalone PDF with PSFRAGs or compiling both data types in one Latex file

I have a few figure files and some of them are already PDF files, for example directly obtained from MATLAB as PDF standalone file. Some 3 or 4 files are EPS files with which I use PSFRAG to embed the ...
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Getting the error ! Undefined control sequence. 1.82 \n

! Undefined control sequence. 1.82 \n The only places I have a \n are in things like \newpage and \newline, so I'm really not sure what's going on.
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! LaTeX Error: File `epdftex.def' not found

I am new to LaTeX and run my TeX file using pdf and had the following error, could someone help me fix it. Thank you. ! LaTeX Error: File `epdftex.def' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to ...
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Complex objects delay compiling time - how to make latex faster for draft versions?

Working on my phd thesis has become a nightmare since I tried to insert some very large (sideways)tables with many columns and cells all containing citations. A complete compiling run with latexmk ...
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Search in pdf and babel

I noticed that in my PDF-files search does not work if there is an ukrainian letter "i" in the word. Nevertheless, the search is works well in the words with the two other specific for ukrainian ...
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Character escaping in \input{|“command”}

This includes two main questions: A)Which characters are forbidden in between the quotes (" ") of an \input{|"command"}? B)How can those forbidden characters be escaped so that they, infact, can be ...
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Run pdflatex from external application

I use a Mac. When I open up the Terminal and run commands like pdflatex Preface.tex, all is well. I'd like, however, to trigger this command from within MatLab. When I do so, it doesn't recognise ...
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Problem converting eps to pdf with pdflatex

I am using pdflatex to convert eps figures to pdf as follow: \begin{figure}[!t] \centering \includegraphics[width=\linewidth,height=\textheight,keepaspectratio{./Figures/R.eps} \label{fig_1} ...
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Unicode degree symbol ° in math formulas: \textdegree invalid in math mode

I'd like to be able to simply input a degree symbol as ° in my source code. German keyboards have a key for this, and it makes the source so much more readable. I'm using pdflatex from TeXLive 2012, ...
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Different line breaks with pdflatex and latex-dvips-ps2pdf

I have noticed that, for the same text, I get slightly different line breaks depending on whether I use pdflatex or a latex-dvips-ps2pdf sequence. This is what I get with pdflatex And this is what ...
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Poor Kerning in pdfLaTeX output, am I doing something wrong?

Just for the sake of clarity I'm using Linux Mint 17, with TeX Live. I'm using TeXworks to edit my TeX code. Here is the LaTeX code I'm using: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Very Keen Katz ...
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Future of the commands used by pdfTeX, pdfLaTeX and related engines making use of the pdf-extension

I'm currently in the process of building a class file with preferrably a best practice setup of the macros. My current paradigm is to write all macros in (plain) TeX, since I find it contradictory to ...
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PDF form as background image - filling the form fields

I'd like to elaborate my proof of concept so that I can be confident with selected tools/packages for this task before I start implementing it. Scenario. I have several documents (each document has ...
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pdflatex and bbl

I am working with pdflatex on a nested tex file (eg: Main.tex+Chapter1.tex+...) and as my work folder is quite a mess already, I want to have the build files in a subdirectory. Checking the dedicated ...
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Cronos Pro: missing opticals?

I am experimenting with the use of alternate fonts with LaTeX using pdfTeX (no XeTeX nor LuaTeX). I have installed FontPro with Adobe Reader's Minion & Myriad Pro, plus some Cronos Pro files I ...
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List of tables is not displaying with the \listoftables

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper, oneside]{book} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \frontmatter \tableofcontents \listoffigures \listoftables \mainmatter ... ... ... \begin{tabular}{c||c|c} ...
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How to create circular graphs with labels in Latex?

I am trying to draw these graphs with labels in Latex. I already drew a graph in this style with this code: \documentclass[tikz, border=5]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{calc,arrows} \tikzset{ every ...