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Changing colors of included cmyk jpg

I am trying to convert a pdf containing grayscale pictures and black text into shades of a single color in cmyk color space (for printing). I was thus very happy to learn, from a side remark in one ...
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Inconsistent letterspacing (interword space) in pdflatex vs lualatex

In my documents I prefer text in small- and all-caps to be letter spaced. To that end I am using the letterspacing capabilities of the microtype package. Until now (with version 2.5 of microtype) I ...
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Text copied from pdf is missing spaces, or has extra ones

When I create a pdf with pdflatexand copy text from that pdf (using Adobe Reader DC on Windows 10), some of the spaces are missing. Here's an MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{newtxtext} \...
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Performance difference between different graphics formats in pdflatex

I have a very complex document with many pictures (jpg, png and pdf). In trying to improve compiling performance I tried to convert all pictures to jpg, then all pictures to png and then to pdf (with ...
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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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Included PDFs alter Beamer colors

I am compiling a Beamer presentation on Ubuntu using PDF figures output from Inkscape. The colors on certain slides are wrong. This appears to be caused by including certain figures, and based on my ...
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Unwanted kerning inside em-dash when using microtype

I'm using microtype together with XCharter font. I have to add some space around en-dash and this works perfectly. Now I introduced some em-dashes with '---' but these are rendered by pdflatex as an ...
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Why does the picture appear in a different position in XeLaTeX?

Min reprex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{adjustbox} \usepackage{showframe} % just to illustrate \begin{document} \adjustbox{trim={.5\width} 0 0 0,clip}{\includegraphics{...
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tikzmark and xelatex

There seems to be a problem with tikzmark and xelatex. Ulrike Fischer from the xetex list helped to track this down. The following code does not work when compiled with xelatex but produces the ...
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MikTeX Deployment for multiple users

We use mainly MikTeX/pdflatex 2.9. I'm wondering if the deployment scheme we have here is really the best. The way we deploy is as follows: Create a miktex 2.9 System with required packages for our ...
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Issue with pdfminorversion while using pdfx package

Considering the following LaTeX code: \documentclass{book} \pdfminorversion=5 \usepackage[a-1b]{pdfx} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{figure}[!htb] \centering \includegraphics[...
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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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How do I include Postscript graphics in a LaTeX file?

I am trying to include sample.ps file to my document with the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=3cm,a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm} \usepackage{amsfonts} \...
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latex to word? — OCR?

I write in latex, but I often need to collaborate with others who insist on using MS Word. so, I create my part of the document first in latex, then I convert it to MS-Word and kiss it goodbye. it's ...
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Characters missing when embedding PDF with pdftex

I have the feeling this must have been asked before, but I couldn't find it with search... When I run the following test file \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % \pdfmapfile{+rotis....
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Windows 8 TTF font problems

We are building a small app which produces a .pdf out of a TeX document. Therefore we copied the pdflatex.exe (pdftex.exe, pdftex.dll) and its configs and packages out of TeXlive 2013. To handle ttf ...
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lecturer.tex and xetex

I am experimenting with lighter-weight alternatives to beamer, and found lecturer.tex interesting. However, it depends on PDF-specific features, thus it compiles under pdftex. If I try to use xetex I ...
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pdf inclunding print version (in b/w)

is it possible to include in a pdf with colours (no images but some simple vector graphics created by tikz) also information for a black an white print (or a print in general), ie. defining that a ...
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Interactive graphs in PDF file with Latex?

There are several questions which are asking similar question, but not exactly. I'm looking for a tool/method in Latex to generate really interactive graphs, when by dragging something on the graph ...
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Workaround for the animations in Beamer? How to convert a pdf presentation to a Sozi svg?

I want to use Beamer to write my presentations, mainly because I can use TikZ code on it. I also use to include png and pdf figures, so I like to compile with pdflatex. However, I'm starting to hate ...
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Where can I find the PDF syntax for texorpdfstring?

I use \texorpdfstring for section commands, but how do I find the PDF syntax? For instance, I recently learned about \texttwosuperior just by chance. Is there a reference for similar symbols?
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eps import wrong title in graphic \pi looks like \neq

I need to import a figure from Matlab. I export it as an .eps. I use epstopdf to import it in LaTeX and for some unknown reasons the greek letter pi in the title of the plot that looks ok in the .eps ...
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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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graphics.sty - File 'pdftex.def' not found

After updating MikTeX today, I get the error graphics.sty - line 100 - File 'pdftex.def' not found I've reduced the document to the following and still get the error. \documentclass[10pt, a4paper]...
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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, colons,...
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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 produce only devanagari vowel signs (matra)?

Using texlive 2015 on OSX, and package devanagari, I can't seem to produce only vowel signs in devanagari? I'd like to be able to write only the matras for, for example a, o, and so on. I've tried ...
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Scale svg according to font size

Assume this example document: \documentclass[12pt,leqno,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{svg} \begin{document} \begin{figure}[htbp] \centering \resizebox{0.75\textwidth}{!}{\...
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How can I have pdftex with dvi output expand CM fonts with high quality?

The following output pdftex > dvi > ps shows the problem: This comes about as follows. First, I use the file \pdfoutput=0 \hsize=5truein \tenrm \pdffontexpand\tenrm 20 20 20 \pdfadjustspacing=2 ...
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How can I install newly created fonts?

I am using texlive2015 on Ubuntu 14.04. The distro is owned by root and I have to use sudo for such things as updmap. [I have another computer where I changed ownership to me, but the following ...
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Using setupbackend and pdfpageattr together via ConTeXt

Is it possible to use setupbackend and pdfpageattr together via ConTeXt? I was able to use setupbackend alone via ConTeXt (LuaTeX). Got the result as expected. I was able to use pdfpageattr ...
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LaTeX + Gnuplot on Mac: Plot Not Showing

Right. Total novice here so you might need to go easy. I'm trying to use Gnuplot with TikZ to draw an elliptic curve. Using TeXShop 3.58, Gnuplot 5.0 patchlevel 1... don't know what else is relevant. ...
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XeLaTeX output prints fine, pdfLaTeX print fails

I have generated two PDF files from the same source, one via XeLaTeX and the other via pdfLaTeX. The pdfLaTeX file is larger (as already noted in File size difference between XeLaTeX and pdfLaTeX). ...
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LyX claims it's exporting a PDF, but it isn't

I recently reinstalled both LyX and MiKTeX (on Win10, if it matters), hoping to fix a longstanding error where I couldn't export to pdf via pdflatex. Now, instead, no pdf exports work. It reports that ...
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! LaTeX error: “kernel/command-not-defined” ! ! Control sequence \str_case:nnn undefined

I am starting to write a report and I have used what I have previously done some months ago and it gives me this error: ! LaTeX error: "kernel/command-not-defined" ! ! Control sequence \str_case:nnn ...
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why hyperref link text border(box) doesn't have uniform size under Xelatex

I found that the same code under different tex engines gives different hyperref link border(box) size, see the minimal sample code below: \documentclass[UTF8]{ctexart} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{...
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TexStudio - internal embedded pdf viewer shows different figure than external pdf viewer of the output pdf

I use TexStudio (2.9.4) on a Mac OSX (10.10.3) with TexLive. The problem here is that when I insert figures, that are saved as pdf files, and compile with PDFLaTex, the output figures deviate from the ...
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Error when trying to use Roboto font with pdftex

I'm trying to use the Roboto font in a beamer presentation, built with pdftex. I installed the roboto package, but when trying to build, I get the following error: Trying to make PK font Roboto-...
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Automatic line breaking for English

I have c. 80 pages of English text that naturally contains (in)definite articles. The text is block-aligned. The problem is that the article sometimes remains in the end of line and the noun starts on ...
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Where are LaTeX-related bug trackers located? Where do I report `{pdf,lua,xe}latex` issues?

Following up this question: Is it ImageMagick's fault or pdflatex's that some JPEGs aren't working? I now want to submit a bug report. However, I'm a bit confused where exactly I ...
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Create custom font package for LaTeX?

Can I create a custom package for LaTeX, that provides a custom font? There a packages like paratype or droid. I can just type \usepackage{droid} and it works! Is there tools to convert OTF/TTF ...
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PDF optimization packages/options

I noticed that when compiling any document in TeX, the resulting PDF can be reduced in size by quite much. For example, take \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...
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Distributable Tex application

I'm trying to write a very short .tex file which should read some images and text and create a report in pdf. Writing the tex is definitely not the problem. The report will contain some text, and a ...
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Texmaker “click to jump to the line” does not always update in PDF viewer

I use Texmaker to edit my tex documents and I have the PDF viewer embedded in the editor, so I can edit the .tex files in the left and see the PDF result in the right. For big documents, a quite ...
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Caecilia font for latex

I would like to know if there is a comprehensive website for all (standard) fonts available for latex and their code names. For example, I would like to use the font caecilia and do not know if it is ...
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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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\graphicspath and pax package

Pax is used to restore URLs inside PDFs that are embedded with \includegraphics. First, for every included PDF you create a .pax file, which sits in the same directory as the figure it is related to. ...
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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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Include R output as pdf in Texmaker

I just switched from texshop to texmaker on Mac OS X. However, now the plots I want to insert from R as pdf in the document are missing the fonts in the pdflatex output. It used to work fine with ...
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Space is sometimes gobbled with microtype and url

I experimented with condensing URLs slightly and thought everything worked fine, until I noted a problem in the final proofreading. The first "this" in the following minimal example seems to have no ...