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Embed all the fonts during compiling with pdflatex?

My paper has the font TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT not embedded in itself, and therefore fails the IEEE submission check. I am able to embed it with Acrobat by printing the PDF. However, I find it changes ...
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How to overcome Acrobat Reader error 131 with a pdfLaTeX doc?

I'm generating a PDF document with pdflatex (more precisely, latexmk invoked from TexMaker 3.4. My LaTeX install is TeXLive 20120719). I can read the document fine in Okular and Gmail's attachment ...
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Error \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level than > \pdfstartlink

When compiling this tex file in ShareLaTeX, I get the following error: Error in English1213/LaTeX_English_def.tex (line 96): pdfTeX error (ext4): \pdfendlink ended up in different nesting level ...
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-shell-escape for gnuplot: it does not works when I launch pdflatex programatically

The situation and the issue When I launch pdflatex from another program, programatically, it seems that, even with the option -shell-escape, I am not able to launch gnuplot. I have asked to ...
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MinionPro and Searchability/Encoding

I'm using pdflatex with the MinionPro package. The PDF looks fine, but apparently some characters (specifically "W" and the "Th" ligature) are put in the PDF in a way that breaks searchability. For ...
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pdftooltip from pdfcomment package: Using LaTeX code in tooltip

I work as a Physics teacher and I am writing a "Problem-Solution-Book" with hyperlinks from problems to solutions and backreferencing -- all of it works pretty good. Now I wanted to introduce ...
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pdftooltip (from pdfcomment package) with included graphic?

I would like to show structure formulas associated with chemical compounds in tooltips, but have not been able to achieve that easily. \includegraphics appears to be ignored silently, rather its ...
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How do I make it so that pdf outputs open in a maximized screen? [on hold]

I'm using a recent version of MikTeX and my pdf outputs open in a window not maximized. This is quite annoying. How can I make it so that they open in Adobe reader in a maximized window? Please ...
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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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problem running Tex on os 10.9.2 [duplicate]

After installing OS 10.9.2 on my computer I can no longer use LaTeX. Every time I try to typeset a document I get an error message: The program 'pdftex' was not found. Searched in directories: ...
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“pdflatex: ! Core one to three” error [closed]

I used a javascriptprogram to generate a rather long .tex file (8500 lines), but whenever I try to compile it, it gives me an `pdflatex: ! Core one to three` error. The error doesn't seem to do ...
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Deactivating Anti-Aliasing when typesetting QR-Code

Using the following LaTeX-Code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-barcode} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(0.7in,0.7in) ...
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MinionPro package semibold / medium fonts

How can the medium and semibold weights of Adobe Minion Pro be accessed in pdfLaTeX with the MinionPro package? I am confused by the package documentation, which indicates initially that the ...
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eps import wrong title in graphic \pi looks like \neq

Need to import a figure from Matlab. I export it as an eps and use epstopdf to import it in latex for some unknown reasons the greek pi in the title of the plot that looks ok in the .eps does not ...
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punctuation from times

i'm using pdflatex and my math font is palatino. i want to change the punctutation into times because apostrophe is so similar derivation symbol. i used the command below but it changed all math into ...
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Problem with converting from lyx file to PDF

I'm trying to convert from latex to PDF but whenever i hit CTRL+R, a message appears that reads: File does not exist: C:/Users/name/AppData/Local/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp6680/lyx_tmpbuf2/assignment1.pdf ...
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Manually set destination name for pdflatex

This question is related to an attempt to fix the following warning in my case. pdfTeX warning (ext4): destination with the same identifier (...) has been already used, duplicate ignored I ...
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Question on the syntax of the options of pdflatex, latex, etc.: difference between -shell-escape and --shell-escape?

What is the difference between pdflatex -shell-escape myFile.tex and pdflatex --shell-escape myFile.tex ?
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Metrics of natwidth parameter in includegraphics when dealing with PDF

I need to get the .bbl file from the .bib and so need to compile the .tex in LaTex, but I have included PDF graphics which can be compiled in LaTex using natwidth, natheight params. \begin{figure} ...
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Unable to see more than one blank page [on hold]

I'm new to TeX and use texmaker to write my latex documents. I'm having trouble to convert it to pdf. It displays only one blank page. Here's the mainreport.tex ...
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How to get the res class document to work for a resume?

So I tried to start my resume like this: \documentclass{res} \usepackage{graphics} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \pagestyle{fancy} \cfoot{Name} \rfoot{\thepage} \fancyhead{} ...
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PDF randomly does not show parts of the text without errors in compilation [closed]

I am writing my thesis with pdflatex and did not have any problems until now. When I compile my thesis I don't get any errors. However a part of a sentence is suddenly missing (so that a part of a ...
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Strange “Too many files” error with pdfTeX

That is the auto-pst-pdf message I get when I compile the MWE below with the pdfTeX engine. I have just (meaning, as of this post's date) reinstalled my entire MikTeX 2.9 system with a complete ...
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Why can't pdflatex print EPS figures?

The images in my paper are in EPS format. If I execute pdflatex to get a PDF version of my paper, the figures won't appear. I have to typeset using the latex command, and then convert the DVI file to ...
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How to automatically optimize the PDF output of TiKZ externalize?

I use pgfplots with externalization for generating plots in my document. For heavy plots the output PDF for a figure can grow to few hundred KB. I used Adobe Acrobat to optimize the PDFs which ...
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Proper outline in Devanagari and Arabic fonts

Please save your time and energy on this question, I also submitted one possible solution. Zdeněk Wagner, a Czech TeXist, in his article (the Zpravodaj journal of the Czechoslovak TeX Users ...
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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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Compile all tex files within a folder at once

Is there a way to compile all tex files within a specific folder, from LINUX terminal, at once? I would like to do this using pdflatex or lualatex in a way to create a pdf file for each distinc ...
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Texmaker Hangs on Process started

When I try to run my script in Texmaker, Texmaker gives me the message "Process started" but hangs on it forever and never actually finishes compiling. I know these are long equations, but Texmaker ...
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MinionPro Font-bugs: Copy numbers in pdf with lf option does not work and small caps are not scaled correctly

I have experienced the following problem with the MinionPro font with pdflatex and would like to ask if someone has an idea how to solve them: If I use minionpro package with the "lf" options in ...
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“Undefined control sequence” on auto-generated tex files [closed]

I'm using ipython-notebook to convert my code to tex file and then to a pdf file, and an issue occurred when converting from the generated tex file to pdf (I've posted an issue here). The whole ...
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Latex use other languages in section title

I am writing in english, greek babel and I have custom commands to change between languages. The problem is that I can change to english for example, anywhere in my text except in \chapter{}, ...
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How to enbale SyncTex in LyX?

I'm using LyX 2.0.7, and I tried to enable 'Synchronization with output' by following the guide on LyX wiki. I couldn't succeed after doing each step exactly as the wiki stated. After lots of ...
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Chage font to Times New Roman in pdfLatex [duplicate]

Is there any way to change main font to times new roman in Pdf Latex. I search over internet. And what I saw was how to change font with xelatex or lualatex, not pdflatex.
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Starting with TeX (not LaTeX)

I've been using LaTeX for 3 years and I'm decided to switch to (plain) TeX. For the moment I'm reading The TeXbook for the third time (I quietly start to read the double-danger signed paragraphs) and ...
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Error when trying to reproduce example with pgfgantt [closed]

I keep getting an error when trying to reproduce the example on pgfgantt manual. Its the last one; This is the error I get Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/pgfgantt/? today' and I am ...
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Auto-hide Winedt Console

Is there anyway to make Winedt console invisible when you are writing the code, and when the compile starts the console shows the log and then disappears by itself? Also if there is an error it stays ...
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Reverse LaTeXing [duplicate]

My system got formatted completely. I dont have any files related to tex. So I installed TeXLive and texmaker on my pc. But yes, I have the pdf generated by the tex file. Is it possible to get my tex ...
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Error in compiling

I'm starting to use latex, my code is \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[T1]{inputenc} \usepackage[italian]{babel} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} The ...
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Rotatebox in eso-pic background rotates whole page with scrbook, but not in pdfLaTeX

I am using the eso-pic package to create a draft sign in the background of my document (scrbook-class). The sign is rotated 45° on the page. Everything works fine. I use TeXLive and Kile with Suse ...
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Figures in latex using loop [duplicate]

To put maximum of 6 figures in 3 rows & 2 columns in a A4 page using loop, I tried like: \foreach \x in {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12} { \begin{figure}[h] \caption{This is the caption.} ...
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Invisible markers in PDFs using pdflatex

I'm using latexdiff to show changes that I make in a large text (200+ pages). Most of my changes affect only a few pages though, so I don't want my readers to sift through 200 pages looking for the ...
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Install MyriadPro on MacOS/Texlive 2013 [closed]

I tried to install MyriadPro using FontPro (FontPro). Everytime I try to compile a latex document with pdflatex I get the following error: kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag ...
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How can I execute pdflatex when I'm not in the directory?

I am currently experimenting with lilypod. To generate a PDF from the source, I have to enter mkdir -p charts-out lilypond-book --output=charts-out/ --pdf charts.tex cd charts-out pdflatex ...
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Compile Tex inside Microsoft C#.net

I know there are some command-line applications like pdflatex that can help me to compile a LaTex document from C#.Net (using the System.Diagnostics.Process class) . I wanna know that what's the ...
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pdftex.def Error: File logo-eps-converted-to.pdf not found

I am using the EPFL thesis template to write a LaTex document. I need to compile it using pdfLaTex. Also, I want to use these same template - I can't use any other template. I have many EPS figures ...
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References to appendix fail after first page

I have 4 appendixes, and I reference once each one. I have found that pdflatex only finds the references to the first appendix page. I have tried to replicate it in a blank project but I cannot ...
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LaTeX Error: File 'ashmath.sty' not found [closed]

I am using TexShop on Mac OS X Mavericks, I need to type mathematical formulas and greek symbols like \omega. I try to include the ashmath package from TexShop (using PdfTex): \usepackage{ashmath} ...
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Problem getting picture in document [duplicate]

I am a LaTeX rookie and would like some help! Have problem with not getting a picture/logo in the document. I am using TexWorks on Mac OSX with pdfLaTeX as compiler. Here is my code. The pic is is ...
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Make PdfLatex in Winedt as fast as PdfLatex in TeXStudio

While I prefer WinEdt much more than TeXStudio, but I am surprised how fast TeXStudio can execute PdfLaTex. I tried in WinEdt to make it as similar as possible to how TeXStudio handles the log and ...