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Using LaTeX to generate .png images of an equation

I am familiar with using LaTeX on online websites (like MathOverflow or Physicsforums). My input is rendered using MathJax. However, I do not understand the LaTeX environment in its native OS form. ...
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pdflatex and commercial book printing

I have published several textbooks that were typeset using pdflatex. In each case, when I sent them to the commercial book printer, the technicians doing the preflighting invariably found some ...
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Long Source Titles are not broken into new lines in bibliography

I am currently writing my master thesis and struggle with the bibliography. I have some long titles used as sources with some extra info like journal the paper was in and so on. Now when compiling ...
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how to typeset 'maximum - subject to' relation?

How to type the following formula inside an algorithm in latex?
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Why do pdflatex and latex LNCS outputs look different?

I've found that using embedded postscript (eps) with the pdflatex command, as opposed to the latex command, may require more effort; and potentially insecure write18 permissions with cygwin. No ...
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I need to source my images. Is there any way to do that?

I have a plenty of figures in my thesis and I need to add internet sources to them at the end of my work. How can I make it happen? EDIT: I do not have a list of figures. I use just large captions. ...
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Feynman diagrams with feynmf/feynmp - edges of diagram cropped off?

I am trying to create Feynman diagrams with LaTeX/MetaPost and feynmp seems like the perfect package to do so. I had no problems with the tutorial and can generate the diagram itself in .eps without ...
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centering an animation in beamer

there's lots about centering in beamer and animation in beamer, but I'm not finding what I need. I have an animation made through R's animate, where I've set the center option TRUE. The resultant tex ...
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Table on paper (A4) gets cut off

I used tabular to create a wide table. Even-though it appears fine on pdf, when I print it on A4 the right side of the table is cut off. Any idea why this is happening? I know I can simply reduce the ...
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Simple text editor that uses LaTeX layout [duplicate]

I would like to know if there's any simple program or something of the sort that allows me to use some of LaTeX's tools, especially the math embedding and overall formatting. What I want is somewhat ...
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latexmk drops into pdfTex shell or something

I keep on reading articles on how to use latexmk, but when I try, the command never just exits. It always drops me into some kind of shell like this $ latexmk -pdf latex-preview.tex Latexmk: This is ...
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stfloats, twocolumn, figure* broken with late pdfTeX 1.40.16

I tried to build some older document with a new pdfTeX version and encountered very strange errors of figures getting lost. I was able to produce the following minimal example: ...
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pdflatex crashing with no error message and no output

I just switched to a new laptop, installed Miktex and Texmaker, and cannot get pdflatex to work. When started from inside Texmaker, the program runs for a few seconds, then spits out nothing. No ...
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Pdftex error in moderncv: FontAwesome--fontawesometwo at 600 not found

I am getting the abovementioned error when compiling a moderncv file in Texmaker. I recently switched to Windows 10. I have tried the solutions mentioned here and here but nothing worked. I am ...
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Compiler-style output for latex errors

I am a programmer who is used to using command line tools to compile source code. One of the must-have features of these compilers is the ability to tell programmers where their errors are so they ...
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Gedit build main file

My document is split into multiple files, that are all in one directory. I use gedit and evince to edit and view my document and synctex is working. ...
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I am using the latest sig-alternate.cls from the official ACM suite.

But still, I am getting "undefined control sequence" error message for isbn class. What's the possible reason & how it could be fixed?
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Hover text for images in LaTeX using pdfLaTeX

How to put a hovering title text for images (like the title attribute in HTML <img> tags) in LaTeX file using pdfLaTeX?
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10 words of extra memory for PDF output out of 10000 (max. 10000000)

can someone explain me the message that appears in PDF statistics log file, if it is important how to avoid it ? 10 words of extra memory for PDF output out of 10000 (max. 10000000) I am using ...
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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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TexMaker - pdftex - El capitan - high CPU

I installed El capitan and since then, everything stopped working. I had to uninstall TexMaker, MikTex and everything I had because all the solutions I found on the forum didn't work. Anyway, now a ...
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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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How to write a system of equations in sharelatex.com?

Every search for system of equations that I put on that site will break and not render properly.
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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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pdf file size of moderncv too large

When I pdflatex my moderncv.tex I obtain a file size of 150 kB. This seems too big since I don't include any picture yet. And in fact after gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress -dNOPAUSE ...
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Problems with creating abstract in custom class

I am working on creating a thesis template for myself and others in my lab to use. I have gotten stuck on creating a specialized abstract environment however. As a MWE (well minimum broken example) ...
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pdfLaTeX in AUCTeX doesn't make pdf files with some fonts

I like AUCTeX for edit TeX files. I can generate pdf files with some fonts (like New Century Schoolbook, Helvetica or Charter), but not with other (XCharter and urw-Garamond, for example). The ...
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Command \texteuro unavailable in encoding T1

I want to know how does LaTeX figures out if the Eurosymbol (€) is a glyph of a given T1 font. I tried \iffontchar but it seems the value is not unique. AFAIK it's not a standard symbol of the 256 ...
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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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Is it possible to embed a YouTube video using LaTeX?

I'd like to embed a YouTube video inside a PDF generated by LaTeX, now I know it is possible to embed videos using the movie15 package but that includes the video in the PDF. I was hoping there would ...
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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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Automatically format words in a PDFLaTeX document which are in a keyword list

When writing technical documents, I often want to format 'technical phrases' (such as the name of some technology) in a particular way, which becomes annoying when I type the phrases frequently. I'm ...
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\end{thebibliography} on bibtex bibliography of lyx document

(This may be a stupid question, but I'm new to this, and have tried to find the answer elsewhere to no avail.) When I try to update my lyx file using pdflatex after appending a BibTeX-generated ...
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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 stop this? \blockquote{ \#6 \\ you\\ \\ \\ are\\ \\ inscribed\\ ...
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Moderncv does not compile

I just wanted to try out the moderncv class, and when I try to compile any of the examples, I get the following errors: ! Undefined control sequence. l.16 \@initializecommand ...
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path of figures in different directories with subfile latex

This is the structure of my directories - Main tex file /Diss/main.tex chapter tex files Diss/chap1/chap1.tex, Diss/chap2/chap2.tex etc Images Diss/chap1/images/f1.png, Diss/chap2/images/f2.png etc ...
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conflict using matlab-prettifier and LaTeX beamer [duplicate]

I was trying to use the matlab-prettifier package with the LaTeX beamer package, and I noticed I was getting errors when trying to compile. Mainly I was getting an error when trying to use ...
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Defining the pdf output file within the document file using %& -job-name

My understanding is that if I create a file called noName.tex with the first line %& -jobname=myName then when I run pdflatex on that file, the output file will be named myName.pdf rather than ...
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Opacity Logo in beamer slide

Hi i have the following Beamer slide and i want to make the logo in the bottom right corner have an opacity on say 50 % ? Here is my code \documentclass[a4paper, ]{beamer} ...
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mktextfm fails when pdflatex is invoked by cgi-bin script under www-data (apache)

I'm starting pdflatex from a shell-script invoked as cgi-bin application on Ubuntu (running under default www-data user) and from time to time I have the following kind of error preventing compiling: ...
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Quick build does not compile bibtex file

I have a bibtex .bib file and a main latex file. To get latest references in correct form one needs to run pdflatex, bibtex and pdflatex twice. To to it in a shorter manner, it is already programmed ...
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El Capitan Texmaker “could not start command”

As so many people I have problems since updating to El Capitan. I'm using TexMaker and MacTex, I downloaded the newest version of both (so the /Library paths are already in the default setting of ...
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pst-barcode with pstool

I would like to use the package pst-barcode with pstool. Is this possible? I am aware of the working pdflatex solution: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pst-barcode} ...
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Find files that are not included by any other files

In a larger latex project am using \include to include the chapter files and within those \input for sections and subsections. I just discovered that due to some rearranging some of the \input ...
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\neq prints as '='

When I try \neq the output looks like =. I found a similar problem - \neq (not equal) command does not work anymore. Doesn't look like my case (see below for details), and don't know how to follow the ...
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Compile document multiple times with different parameters [closed]

I'd like to have different versions of my document. So far I built the document such that I only have to change \newcommand{\setversion}{0} to the version number I'd like and the respective ...
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Options controlling PDF Output

I came across a line in a LaTeX file reading \pdfoptionsminorversion=6. This changed the minor version of PDF, which I confirmed by looking at the generated PDF. Now, this option doesn't seem to be ...
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Real-time editor(whiteboard) using Latex Editor

After studying tex for more then 3 weeks, I am still wondering, how can I create a real-time editor(whiteboard) to prepare notes with complex structure. Suppose I am having dictionary of latex symbols ...
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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 ...