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How can I get pdflatex to perform multiple passes when compiling a document?

I have a number of files requiring several compiler passes because it has a table of contents. I usually set this up in my TeX editor, Latexian, without going through the command line; but now I'm ...
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Full-page landscape figure in middle of document

I have a full-page figure that needs to be rotated to fit on the page. I started out with this figure in an appendix at the end of my document, and just wrapped the figure in ...
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How do I open PDF in Adobe Reader DC without locking the file from being updated by pdflatex?

I don't know if this is possible on Adobe Reader DC on Windows, but asking in case someone has managed to do it. When I am working on a large document in LaTeX (I use TexStudio) I sometimes like to ...
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luatex has different subscript distances

I wanted to write some scientific text in TeX Gyre Schola, because I like its increased weight compared to Latin Modern Roman. Unfortunately, I noticed that the spacing between a variable and its ...
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Fix subpicture placement

I know this kind of thing has been asked here before, but I have a question about this post. I copied the code from there and only changed the filenames to have my pictures. \begin{figure*} ...
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Unable to get permission for fls file while using pdflatex

I'm using Sublime Text 3 with the Latexing package to compile a file. The distribution is TeXLive and I'm compiling with pdflatex. Everything works fine for a while, then the compile process starts ...
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Force LatexTools to output pdf only after its complete compilation

With one of the recent updates, LatexTools now supports Okular under Linux. This makes it eventually useful for my setup of writing tools. The fact that LatexTools provides the pdf viewer with the ...
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Order references alphabetically with “elsarticle-num-names.bst”

How Can I order my references alphabetically using the bibliographystyle "elsarticle-num-names.bst"?
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MIKTEX - The XCharter-Roman-tlf-sc-t1--base source file could not be found. Running ttf2pk.exe

I am trying to build a CV with pdflatex (MikTeX) but it fails. The error is as follows: Trying to make PK font XCharter-Roman-tlf-sc-t1--base at 720 DPI... Running miktex-makemf.exe... ...
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How to put sub-plots using external tikz (Latex-Matlab) of an extracted file.

I have two figures in Matlab that were changed to tikz using that have been matlab2tikz and they are Drawing1.tex and Drawing2.tex. I would like to put both files into two subplots of the same figure. ...
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Break a table in a two column article in latex

Hello I want to break a table in a two column article but i don't know how. Here is the latex code: \begin{table}[H] \centering \caption{ Results of Mutual Information using two ITK techniques and ...
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Hide page number when converting eps to pdf

I converted my eps file to pdf. But I do not want to display page number. For example, in attached picure, I want to ignore "1" at the bottom. I tried some ways but it id not working. Here is my ...
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quote command similar to bibliography

I have a book project that will be peppered with citations, as epigraphs to chapters and in the body of the text. I plan to have an index of the citations with proper reference to the source. Some ...
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merging pdf files without keeping the pdf files in the same folder

I would like to merge some pdf files, for example, paper1 & paper2. But they are in some other folders. I just want to run the tex file without keeping the pdf files. Is there any way to do this? ...
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Setting up BasicTex (Homebrew)

Just getting started with TeX and I think I'm missing something... I've installed BasicTex via Homebrew Cask (brew cask install basictex) which supposedly includes pdfTeX and a bunch of other tools ...
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pdfLaTeX Font shape undefined using DejaVuSans

For about a week I am unable to include the "DejaVu Sans" font into my pdflatex in order to use it. My document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \fontfamily{DejaVuSans} \selectfont ...
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Error: I can't find the format file pdflatex.fmt

For no particular reason that I could identify, I was faced with the impossibility to compile any latex document and invariably got this error message each time I tried : LaTeX: problems after [0] ...
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create pdf to convert to grayscale tif

I use the following latex script: \documentclass[varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor \end{document} after using ...
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TikZ library `external` doesn't recognize node name from different picture

I am attempting to improve my compilation time by externalizing TikZ pictures. I do seem to be able to refer to named nodes, however. For example, consider the following. \documentclass{article} ...
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import png and jpeg figures and pdfmark destination beyond page

I am compiling a TeX document in TeXStudio on OS X El Capitan. I am able to compile it successfully with xelatex on Windows 7 in TeXStudio using ghostscript. However, when I compile it in TeXStudio on ...
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Createspace package prints transparent layers in pngs as black

This problem is almost identical to this problem, but my issue is limited to the createspace package. The problem is reproducible with this code, run with pdfTeX: \documentclass[11pt]{book} ...
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XeLaTeX French guillemets non-breaking space best practice

What is the best approach to get a non-breaking space just before the closing French guillemet » ? I wish to be able to type in the natural style, which in French is « bonjour » with non-breaking ...
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Spacing text with equal vertical alignment

I want to space some texts horizontally but I want all of them to be aligned equally even if they are unequal. This is what I mean: Instead of: A Hallo AB Hallo ABC Hallo I would like to ...
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pdflatex long file name error: I can't find file

I was compiling some certificates with automatically generated file names using pdflatex on a Linux machine. It worked well until I got this name: "[Nicola Scott] [Induction Module 2 _New_ - ...
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chunk ran only once knitr/lyx then error

I am having trouble when I run the following code in lyx, using a script written in R: clean_cache(clean = TRUE) <<echo=TRUE,results='asis'>>= library(knitr) library(RMySQL) ...
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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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view dependencies within lyx file

I have a lyx file that has a bunch of child documents (tables) embedded in it. How can I generate a list of these external files that are included in my main file when I compile (pdflatex) it? This ...
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Tikz externalize and placing a caption overlapping with a picture

Original Problem I have some big "banana shaped" pictures in a document. Thus the picture fills the whole page, the "actual picture" i.e. the non-white space, however, does not. I place a caption in ...
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TeX Gyre Pagella and itemize environment gives font warnings

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{tgpagella} \begin{document} \begin{itemize} \item test1 \item test2 \item test3 \end{itemize} \end{document} Compiling the above minimal LaTeX file ...
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clickable checkmarks in pdf with ocgs

I want to create a pdf (with pdflatex) with some ocgs layers. These layers are only images. Further I want to activate and deactivate these layers with boxes and checkmarks. So for example if I see a ...
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Spaces between lines inconsistent in Word2Tex inserted in Latex

I have a word document that I am trying to append to the beginning of an existing Latex document I have. However, when I save that word doc as tex using Word2Tex and then see the output of the entire, ...
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Slanted text in newtxmath

The \textsl and \textit appears to be same when I load the newtxmath,newtxtext package. Can anyone say why the error? My commands: \documentclass[12pt]{extarticle} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} ...
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Available commands for including LaTeX version information in document

Already asked, it's possible to include the version of LaTeX in a PDF using \pdftexbanner. However, this is only one command. Is there a similar selection of commands as those presented for ConteXt to ...
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How to compile just one chapter, with bibliography of citations in that chapter?

I'd like to compile one chapter in a thesis, and include the bibliography, with only the citations found in that chapter. I am using \include and \includeonly to get just the chapter I want, but it ...
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n-dash, m-dash missing on final print

I use pdflatex (and I love texing). New printer, new version of ubuntu, I no longer get any n-dashes and m-dashes on the final paper. All other punctuation seems to work: I get rules, lines, ...
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Cannot set up vertical indentation of some chapters

I have a class file to set up a very long report file (a thesis). So, this document is actually a modified report class. I haven't set up the class file myself but I have got familiar with the class ...
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Missing = inserted for \ifnum. <to be read again>

I really have no idea why. I googled and tried almost everything but to no avail. When I try to compile using Winedt, I get the following error: "! Missing = inserted for \ifnum. <to be read ...
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Diverging arrows, tikz/pgf - flowchart

I've spent hours trying to draw the picture below in tikz. I can't figure out how to draw the diverging arrows, would be very grateful for any advices on the matter! Thank you in advance!
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How can I generate PDF metadata from LaTeX?

I am writing a document using LaTeX and generating PDF. Can anybody tell me how I can generate the PDF metadata, e.g. author or title, from LaTeX? On Windows XP, I am using MikTex's texify to ...
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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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Increase the distance of a tikz path edge

So, I made a graph in Latex, but I can't get the edges of the nodes to elongate themselves in any way. The weights of the edges are hard to read as they currently are. How can I fix this? Below is ...
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Using epsfig in lncs guidelines

In the template for the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science the guideline PDF states: Preferably the images should be enclosed as PostScript files – best as EPS data using the epsfig ...
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Blank page removal and explanation of command

I am using this thesis template, and it has a blank page before every new section like Abstract, Acknowledgement etc. I searched around and found out that \cleardoublepage is used for this purpose ...
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How to create invisible item in Beamer Overlays case by case?

Please allow me to explain my situation. I am using Beamer overlay for a quiz. (And I love the pdf output). So, I give the students multiple choices on first slide. And next slide they get the answer. ...
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epstopdf package converts a file, and pdftex package doesn't find it

I'm using texmaker on OSX. After upgrading my OSX to El Capitan, I couldn't do anything in texmaker at first because the .tex file would not be found. I fixed the problem strictly following this ...
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Add spaces to the start of lines in a blockquote

I'm trying to typeset a poem in a \blockquote, but the spaces at the start of each line disappear when I make a PDF. How do I allow the spaces to remain at the beginning of each line of the poem? ...
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“Debugging” installed fonts. Which font is mapped to which serie/shape?

I installed some new fonts using autoinst. Now I have a problem finding back the font family/shape/serie which belongs to my bold font which I believe I installed it. After I did: ...
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What's the difference between pdfTeX and pdfLaTeX?

I've been working on a project and compiled it using pdfLaTeX, then tried to compile using pdftex and got a whole lot of errors. I'd like to know why that would happen since it's a very plain file and ...
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Install latex to work with sublime text 3 on windows

I have been using 'sublime text 3' for a long time and I like it very much. It has limited support for LaTeX. Since I have to write reports in LaTeX I want to do it in 'sublime'. I installed ...
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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/}} ...