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Defining -aux-directory for pdflatex breaks citations for natbib

When I run pdflatex with an -aux-directory flag it makes it so natbib can't find the citations. pdflatex command with -aux-directory: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex ...
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How to deal with a tilde in url's in Mendeley?

If a link in an url contains ~, Mendeley changes it to $\sim$ and hyperref links just don't work. I use pdflatex and biblatex. Is there a quick way how to change manually the link in Mendeley to fix ...
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Mavericks upgrade screwed up my pdflatex (command not found)

so everything was working fine ... until i upgraded to os x mavericks (version 10.9.2) a couple days ago. using emacs version 24.3 (9.0) auctex version 11.87.3 after upgrade, tried to compile and ...
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How can you correctly combine lineno and paracol?

When a paragraph inside paracol is split up over multiple pages all the line numbers show up at the top of the page where the paragraph has ended instead of next to the line they belong to. The ...
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getting error “could not start command pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex”

I use a texmakerwin_32 \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \begin{document} sharath ...
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pdftex.def error - 'pdftex' requires pdfTex

This is an error that appears everytime I try to build the output of my document though texnic centre. As you can see in the image, the error is: "option pdftec requires pdftex, but pdftex features ...
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Document class CD to create beautiful CD cover

Does somebody know a document class like cd to create cd covers where: a) I can add a logo to the CD cover text and b) the output is not a4 (or so) but the exact size to fit a CD cover. I tried ...
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How can you make a macron less wide?

Macrons appear really wide on all characters, but especially so on the i. Is it possible to make them less wide? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Tac\=e, M\=arc\=o, \=unus, f\=\i li\=\i? ...
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How can protrusion in the headings of document divisions be fixed when using pdfLaTeX and titlesec?

How can protrusion in the headings of document divisions be fixed when using pdfLaTeX and titlesec? In this answer I provide a tentative patch which allows character protrusion to work normally in ...
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PDFlatex not converting eps to pdf ANYMORE

I observe a very strange behaviour with PDFlatex. I have recently used the beamer to create a presentation. The last compilation (with PDFlatex) was done on the 9th of April 2015. Today (July 2015), ...
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JabRef and Cyrillic citation

It is a similar question to this one. However, I already defined my file.bib as UTF-8 and also similar to this question but my biggest problem is that I must follow ABNT and my university's format. ...
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Adjusting the width of the column with the dates in moderncv

I'm trying to adjust the width of the column with the dates in the cventry item, in order to have all the text justified at the same level. You can see in the attached image what is my issue with the ...
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What is the equivalent of \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} in TeX?

I have inherited a semi-small TeX project in which I, after syncing across various computers and OS'es, had some problems with encodings of special characters like åäö. My initial approach for fixing ...
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How to get xstring methods variables work with pgfmacros and vice versa in all situations?

I am trying to draw simple graph with my command: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xstring} \usepackage{float} \begin{document} \newcommand{\lT}[4]{ \draw[line cap=round, line ...
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How to check if the produced LaTeX PDFs are identical?

I have a preprocessor that generates and compiles some input into LaTeX and then into a PDF. I'd like to have some regression tests so that I can tell if I've accidentally broken something in the ...
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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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How to check paper size?

Is there a way to check what paper size my LaTeX document is set to? I'm aware I can set the paper size using the geometry package, but I want some type of 'check' on this. I don't see anything ...
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Absolute positions of text over a tikz image

I'm trying to create a composite figure in Latex, by layering two images (pngs) on top of each other with a text label added. Sadly, this seem surprisingly difficult to achieve in LaTeX. I tried the ...
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Spacing too large with double subscript [duplicate]

In a document that uses the newtx packages, double subscripts seem to have too much spacing. \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{newtxtext} \usepackage{newtxmath} \pagestyle{empty} ...
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Pdf compiled file error [duplicate]

Here is my attached pdf file shot. When I compile my LyX document these figures go out of the window. Actually these are 10 sub figures whereas only 5 are visible in the pdf file after compiling. ...
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Error “Font ptmr8r at 480 not found”

\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[capitalize]{cleveref} \usepackage{url} \graphicspath{{./figures/}} ...
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Right-to-left script with pdfLaTeX, LuaLaTex

Is there any reasonable, generic way (i.e. not only Arabic, or only Farsi) to write RTL LaTeX documents (or even bidi) and compile them with pdfTeX or LuaTex? In ConTeXt, we can use \righttoleft{my ...
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Dot at the end of a glossary entry

I Have a strange problem with my glossaries. When you compile the provided example, pdflatex adda period for the first and last glossary entry but not for the second. I added the nopostdot option to ...
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Inputenc error: unicode char u8 - texstudio

I started write some TeX document, but I have problem with special characters (polish characters like (ś, ć, ę etc.). It's my error message package inputenc error: unicode char u8: not set up ...
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texlive-fonts-extra + \ssfamily + microtype + [T1]{fontenc} = pdflatex crash?

PdfLaTex now terminates with a fatal error (no pdf generated) while processing my book, a novel without math. It was working before with all my PSNFSS fonts, and those are the postscript fonts ...
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Error when compiling PDF using pdflatex.exe - non writable directory

Error when compiling PDF using pdflatex.exe - unable to build in non writable directory, on Win7 - Install is MiKTex 2.9 Thanks for any suggestions, Gerald
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Weird behaviour runing pdflatex on terminal

I'll try to summarize the problem. Consider the MWE below at /home/user/main.tex and also a pdf file at /home/user/new.pdf. MWE \documentclass{report} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} ...
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My file.tex is damaged, and so is the pdf. Why? [closed]

I think it happened because I didn't close the software properly: I (by mistake of course) unplugged my laptop while everything was running (not compiling, just open). When I turned it on, my .tex was ...
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Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item in PDFLaTeX

I am trying to make a CV in LaTeX. I am already finding out it's a waste of time, but since I'm almost done I want to finish it. I have this code: \section{Section name} \tabbedblock{ \bf{2004-2012} ...
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Invisible part introductions (\ctparttext{}) in classicthesis [closed]

I have a strange problem. In the resulting PDF of when my large (200+ pages) classicthesis.sty project is compiled, it works just nice, except that the part introductions are invisible. The text is ...
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PDF file size massive in MikTex

I did my thesis in Latex/Linux using raw gs commands and managed to produce the whole 150page monster within a few megabytes. For brevity I've decided, some 10 years on, to use Miktex under windows ...
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Why isn't my title showing up?

Note: This question's answer does not apply to my question. I've written just about the simplest .tex file I can imagine: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} \title{The Influence of ...
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TeXStudio and MiKTeX Portable - Could not start command

I have a problem with my TeXStudio. I am using a portable version (2.9.4) together with the latest MiKTeX. Everything used to work just fine and now that I have to finish my work from home instead of ...
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Increase vertical space for tikz boxes

Problem: This problem is two-fold: How would I do in order to increase the top and bottom margin for the orange box where it says "Code if true"? How would I do in order to always align the orange ...
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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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A guide on how to produce accessible PDF files?

First: I know that this has been asked before: How can tagged PDFs be created that support Universal Accessibility and reflowing? (06/2010) LaTeX accessibility (05/2011) Accessibility issues ...
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TikZ image breaks PDF printing

I have a strange conundrum. I created this image in TikZ: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{fadings} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[color=black!30!white,line ...
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compilation errors when using glsaddall

When I compile the example below I got the error: ! undefined control sequence <write> (indexentry :tkey (\glo@computer@index) : locref "{}{\gls@numberpage}"... MWE ...
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No room for a new \dimen with \subfig package

No room for a new \dimen with \subfig package I got the above error with the subfig package. I tried the solution at http://www.tex.ac.uk/FAQ-noroom.html. It removed the error and compiled ...
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Sub figure in 1 by 2 grid with height properly scaled

I want to produce figure similar to given in question Captioning nested subfigures with subcaption but with combined height of b1 and b2, equals the height of a.
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Coloring of @param and @return with Listings

Here is a MWE of what I have, along with a screenshot \documentclass[paper=a4, fontsize=11pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{color,soul} % For text coloring and highlighting ...
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Setting width of page

I would like to control the width of the document, i was able to set the margins more the the left (https://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/www/latex/guide/node30.html) But that just moved the text to ...
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Define Chronology size to textwidth

I want to use the chronology package to make a nice timeline. However, I cannot get it to work at all. It seems to have a serious problem with the \textwidth and \linewidth commands, although the ...
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lua(la)tex vs pdf(la)tex speed in texlive 2015

I know similar questions have been asked about lua*tex speed in years past. But now it's 2015, and according to wikipedia, lua*tex is the designated successor for pdf*tex. my hopes for lua*tex is ...
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Print problem with 3D pgfplots (surf, shader=interp)

I recently encountered the same problem as in this post and since it still seems to be unsolved, I wanted to add a few details to it hoping that someone can help. I create a pdf in Texshop (Version ...
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latexmk not copiling files

I have the following make that use latexmk to compile my latex project. It work in my personal machine but not in work machine. The files in tikz folder are not compiled. So what's the problem with my ...
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Why does pdflatex crash on \includegraphics?

This piece of code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \section{a} b \includegraphics{Nomogram3d_v05a.pdf} c \end{document} Crashes pdflatex with the following ...
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Sorting according to absolute page height from pdf extensions

I'm unsure how to present the question, so I'll just go with something and edit if it is deemed necessary. The PDF extensions currently extend the basic TeX macros with at least the following three ...
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Fontawesome doesn't scale up

Edit: @cfr said, that in the new version 4.4.0 the bug was fixed. I have written a small sample to test, if the fontawesome script (v. 4.3.0-1) scales up with the font size which I want, but it ...
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pdflatex not found on Yosemite

Why am I getting this error? I tried adding PATH to pdflates in .profile, still get the same error (build works until pdflatex is called): Running LaTeX files through pdflatex... ...