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makeindex and restricted \write18

I use the nomenclature package to create nomenclature sections for my papers. I haven't done a paper in a while with a nomenclature, but today it is not working. In order to use the nomenclature ...
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Conversion of big “amount” of seconds into HH:MM:SS when plotting timeseries with pgfplots

My aim is to plot a timeseries (experimental data) using pgfplots in LaTeX (pdfLaTeX, TexLive on Mac). The data I'm using is seperated with semicolons (columnwise) and has the following structure: -- ...
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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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Running pdflatex does not update file in Adobe Reader

I am using Adobe Reader 9 to display PDF files in Ubuntu. When I run the pdflatex command, the file itself is updated as usual. But if the file is currently open in Adobe Reader, then the displayed ...
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Translating LaTeX document to XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX

I'm writing a Thesis on the ''use of history to teach mathematics''. The first four chapters are already typed and compiled in pdfTex, I used the memoir document class. Recently I read this Lua post ...
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Font lunr8r not found - or - What to do if a font file has not been found? [on hold]

After installing Univers_ps font I get the error lunr8r not found, probably exactly the same which is reported by a guy in a post here (german) The problem is: I don't understand the solution given ...
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Numeration of formulas in Lyx

How to numerate formulas in Lyx? Is there exist LaTeX command like "\tag "? I haven't found corresponding info before.
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How to use cmap to create an un-copyable pdf with pdftex?

For some reason I want to create a pdf with an un-copyable text. There is a solution which manipulates the font. It's from an older post(see Is it possible to produce a PDF with un-copyable text?): % ...
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pdflatex mysteriously loses half a line [on hold]

I have encountered a very mysterious problem. When I send my document to my professor, he found half a line of text is missing in the PDF file, meaning that it left as blank but occupies correct ...
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How to setup synctex with vim, pdflatex and an open-source PDF-viewer under Linux?

Inspired by the comments to this answer I am curious how to actually setup and use forward/reverse (inverse) search with vim, pdflatex and an open-source PDF-viewer under Linux. Btw, to give more ...
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UTF-8 error with verbments

I'm writing a book using Latex in what I want to write code in Python. My operating system is Linux and my editor is Kile with: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to reduce spacing before each section in latex

Below is my latex code. I have also uploaded a screenshot. As you can see from the screenshot that I want to reduce the space before the section title. I found some solution but they change the ...
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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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using package circuitikz causes tikz labels to not appear on vertices

I've been using tikz to create graphs and it's been working fine, but recently I added the circuitikz package to the preamble since I need to also create electric circuits. And now the labels for the ...
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How to change the indents between LaTeX formulas and text in Lyx

I want to change the indents between LaTeX formulas and text in Lyx, but I don't know where is this option. Can you help me?
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Lyx doesn't display matrix correctly

I have tried to insert following LaTeX code for matrix in Lyx: $u_{L}(k) = \sqrt{E}\begin{pmatrix} 0 \\ 1 \\ 0 \\ -1 \end{pmatrix}$. In all LaTeX-based sites this code is displayed correctly, but ...
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Stix font not in Adobe Illustrator (Windows) [closed]

I compiled my latex document using pdflatex in texstudio. I have already installed the Windows Stix fonts in to the system fonts folder. However when I open the pdf output in Illustrator I get: and ...
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External animation, "hyperreffed'' from beamer

I want to show my students an animation during a presentation. The animation is on a particular web site and the copyright statement says that one can openly present the animation onsite or link to ...
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Check if fontseries exists

I want to check if the actual font used has a special fontseries installed, for example: %check for semibold \ifx\fontseries{sb} % doesnt work \def\textsb#1{\fontseries{sb}\selectfont #1} \else ...
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Size error with *.png-files when compiling with LaTex

I use MikTeX 2.9 and TeXmaker as an editor. When I compile my code with "Quickbuild": "pdflatex + bib(la)tex + pdflatex (x2) + view pdf" there is no problem and everything looks fine. But running ...
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Convert LaTeX to HTML

Is there a converter that will convert LaTeX to HTML? I have tried several services but the LaTeX diagrams and some of the maths came out weird. I actually converted the Latex to PDF without a ...
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Why IEEEtran is blurry with XeLaTeX but not with PDFLaTeX, and how to fix it?

The question is pretty simple. Compiling this code with PDFLaTeX \documentclass{IEEEtran} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum \end{document} gives me back whereas compiling the ...
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pdflatex (TeXLive) unreadable output on linux

I'm compiling my TeX files using pdflatex from XFCE terminal (same on XTerm). The compile log is very hard to read. It's like pdflatex doesn't break the lines, so the window is randomly filled with ...
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How to convert PDF to (La)TeX?

I know that hardly any information is passed to the PDF when a .tex file is compiled. But is there a tool that can convert a PDF document back to (La)TeX?
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Is there an Elsevier LaTeX2e book class?

I am interested in evaluating LaTeX2e book classes used by specific book publishers. I would like to lay my hands on the LaTeX2e book class, if it exists, for preparing book manuscripts for ...
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How can I run pdflatex on multiple .tex files on Windows 7?

I built some graphics with TikZ and pgfplots. I have put the code with the most minimal necessary preamble into a standalone document for each figure. Say I put all those files for chapter 3 (hence ...
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Embedding videos in pdf for playback on Mac

I'm trying to make a pdf with videos for viewing on a Mac. I know how to do this on Linux, but have never tried viewing it on a Mac. Is there an easy way to embed the videos (I have them in any ...
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Lyx generated PDF with JavaScript encounters NotAllowedError

I am trying to generate a pdf file that opens another pdf file with this code \usepackage[pdftex]{insdljs} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % Main Script ...
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Multiple PDFs with page group included in a single page warning

I updated TeX Live to the Ubuntu Quantal version (2012.20120611-4) and I suddenly got this warning: PDF inclusion: multiple pdfs with page group included in a single page This is a minimal ...
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pdfTeX and JPEG2000

In Which graphics formats can be included in documents processed by latex or pdflatex?, the answers indicate that that pdfLaTeX understands JPEG2000. For me it doesn't work and the above link seems to ...
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pdfLaTeX produces different outputs from the same file

I am writing a report using LaTeX and I am quite confused about something. I am working with TeXShop, and the output produced after compiling sometimes changes. Let me show some screenshots Here ...
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pdflatex error \write18 and pdflatex.fmt not found

I have a TexLive 2014, but it doesn't work as I expected! It's seem to be an issu ever seen but I don't understand what can I do! This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) ...
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How to change output file directory in latex?

I'm using MikTeX 2.9 (pdflatex) and WinEdt 8.2. I know that all output files such as .tex, .pdf, .dvi, .log are important and I cannot simply delete them so I would like to ask how to get files (.pdf ...
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pdflatex error for TikZ externlization when using LuaLaTeX [duplicate]

This is how I am calling LuaLaTeX in TeXstudio: lualatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode --shell-escape %.tex Doing a test run of my main document, I get this error throughout the document ...
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Longtable: how to force a page break?

I am writing an application and I have to complete a table similar to this: and since the descriptions in the second column will be lengthy, I have decided to use longtable. Some of the ...
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Avoid splitting/wrapping error message when using pdflatex

When compiling with pdflatex and using the file-line-error option if I have a long pathname and there is an error, that error is split at 80 characters in the log file (see image below) Is one (or ...
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How to add synctex feature in my custom tex editor and pdf viewer(okular or evince)?

I have created a custom tex editor using html and php.I need to add synctex feature in my editor and pdf viewer.Am using okular and evince as pdf viewer.In pdflatex command am adding --synctex=-1 ...
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Cannot select radio elements, even output is not similiar

Referring to this post my output first doesn't look similiar and I also can't click on the elements. I've used the exact same code there. Has anyone an idea why this happens? His first example: ...
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Where to download pdftex 1.40.4

In the readme of the microtype package page7, it is said that pdftex >= 1.40.4 is recommended. I have miktek on windows xp and my version is : This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (MiKTeX ...
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Installing new fonts for use with PDFlatex [duplicate]

I have been looking around the web for guides on how to install a new font for LaTeX with PDFlatex. There are plenty of guides, but I have a hard time trying to follow them. At the moment I have the ...
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Determine hex unicode character code from raw character?

I found coloremoji which allows inserting apple's color emoji's into an uptex document. This library first extracts all emoji's as PDFs named according to their hex unicode character codes (e.g. ...
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EPS to PDF conversion done by pdflatex is blurry

I have done a figure using TikZ that uses the shadows.blur package. Using qtikz (my TikZ editor), I have exported the image as an eps file. In my document, I use \includegraphics{theimage} and ...
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How to use the new pdfTeX feature “\pdfinterwordspaceon”

According to the docu there are some new features in texlive 2014. One of them is a command \pdfinterwordspaceon. It seems as if it adds spaces between the words, so that I can just copy and paste ...
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Writing linebreak and tab to output file

In LaTex Beamer (MikTex on Win7), I use my own following macro to write to a text file: \usepackage{newfile} \newoutputstream{comment} \openoutputfile{\myFile.txt}{comment} ...
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TexStudio Autosave Recovery Question

So I was using Texstudio to write an article and the computer just froze. I had to restart the computer, my 2 hour work was gone. I was stupid enough to not save it at all... Does anyone know if ...
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auto-pst-pdf behaviour on Linux outside of the /home/ directory

I've searched and found many questions and answers regarding the use of auto-pst-pdf but none of them have helped me so far. My problem is that I'm generating a code 39 bar code, which does not always ...
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Track changes option in pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

Is their any track changes option available in LaTex, similar to word. If some other person want to mark comments in my LaTex document, is that possible?
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Tikz code not working in LyX but working in pure Tex

I'm trying to add a tikz picture in my LyX document. To do this, I organize the tikz tex code in Texmaker (a friend sent me a tikz code model in a .tex file) and then I copy it to a ERT in LyX (making ...
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Korean characters in article title [duplicate]

I'm writing a paper in English and need to include a few characters in Korean in the body and title. I've read several other posts and managed to get the Hangul to show up inside the body, but I ...
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How do I get Korean (Hangul) characters to typeset in LaTeX ?

I've been unable to find a concise answer anywhere else on the web. Since its only a few words, albeit crucial ones, that are in Korean I don't want to have to muck around with HLaTex or deviate from ...