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Is there any compiler-dependent font loadable for pdflatex but not for latex-dvips-ps2pdf?

I want to make sure that I can load the same fonts for each input file either for diagrams and text contents. It is related to my statement below, Even though PSTricks cannot work with pdflatex ...
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Different color

I use the following code to generate a plot \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} % colorize your documents \usepackage{graphicx} % and use graphics \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} % ...
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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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Undefined control sequence \Hy@MakeCurrentHrefAuto when using tex4ht

I'm producing a small encyclopedia with the memoir class which relies fairly heavily on \nameref. If it's relevant, I have my project directory set up so that I have a folder called articles/ which ...
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Selecting a single word in ereaders

ebook readers let user select only a single word in the most PDF documents. However, when I try to select a word in a PDF generated with pdflatex (and also with latex), the ereader (i.e. sony prs600) ...
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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} % ...
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includegraphics: How to check if PDF/PNG are transparent?

I am trying to generate PDF/A-1 compliant documents, in which transparency is not allowed. I would like to check, if included PDF and PNG images have transparency. Is there a TeX way to check this? ...
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What causes this \discretionary error?

I would like to compile my old LaTeX thesis to PDF. The text was created in 1999 (emTeX, I believe) when the computers and the tools were a bit different -- read it, I am returning to LaTeX after 14 ...
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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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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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Why is texlbl attribute sufficient for node, but not for edge in dot2texi?

I'm using dot2texi to embed mindmaps (= graphs) with arbitrary latex markup in nodes and on edge labels in latex documents (compiled with pdflatex) which should be layout completely automatic. Atfter ...
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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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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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pdflatex: How to automatically quit on compile error?

See also this question on Reddit. I want to automate running pdflatex over and over with make and guard. However, when pdflatex encounters a syntax error, it hangs, preventing guard from being able ...
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semibold Linux Libertine broken?

I've just updated to the latest TeX Live (on a Mac, i.e. sudo tlmgr update --self --all says no updates available) and am now getting errors when trying to use semibold fonts with the libertine ...
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Would it be possible to port the fontawesome package to pdflatex?

I really like the fontawesome package and it has almost every fancy symbol I need for my documents. Now I'm working with a third party document which must use pdflatex, and I really miss the ...
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Graphics confusion

I am compiling a latex file like this: pdflatex path/to/file.tex There is a png in the same directory as the .tex file: path/to/img.png I get an error, presumably because pdflatex is looking in ...
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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 ...
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How to diagnose 'gs' failure converting eps to pdf as part of pdflatex

I'm creating a beamer presentation using a custom theme with company logos on the frametitle and footer of the pages. I've got these in EPS format and the resulting document does generate correctly ...
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Equations as pictures in text

Is there a way to compile a document with pdflatex and render all displaymath into graphics which are then included in the document instead of the equation code itself? Analogous to what you can do ...
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PDF images not showing up with lualatex/pdflatex

I am trying to include an image in PDF format into my document as a figure. When compiling with lualatex or pdflatex, the image does not appear. If I take that very PDF image and convert it to PNG and ...
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Resolution (dpi) for \includeimage pictures and pdflatex

I am trying to create a pdf file with some pictures in it. Those are PNG files with 300dpi. I use texlive and pdflatex from Debian Squeeze. A simple code of my document would be: ...
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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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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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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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package clash between ctable and auto-pst-pdf?

I'm new to LaTeX and decided to write my PhD thesis with it (pdflatex.exe, TexStudio2.6.6, Win7x64). I nailed the conflict to two packages namely ctable and auto-pst-pdf. Unfortunately I need both ...
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Trouble loading .PNG in article class

I'm in the process of writing my thesis, and am having trouble getting any images to load in my document. I'm using the article class, as it required the least amount of editing to get it to look like ...
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Font management, i.e. problems with StandardSymL-Slant_167

my Illustrator doesn't know about the font "StandardSymL-Slant_167", which seems to be used in a picture that I createted with gnuplot+pdflatex. At the moment Illustrator is replacing it with another ...
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Mysterious error message regarding missing reference

At the very end of my pdflatex compilation, I get the following error messages: (see the transcript file for additional information)pdfTeX warning (dest): name {theorem.10.2} has been referenced but ...
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Inkscape and Latex Line Spacing

I have exported a figure from inkscape to latex using the .pdf_text method. Everything is working fine but I would like to be able to change the line spacing of the text which was exported. Any ideas? ...
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Adjust font size in IPE-generated PDF-graphics within Latex

I started using ipe (http://ipe7.sourceforge.net/) for creating sketches and graphics for my thesis. The goal was to have the text appear in the same font size as the whole document, regardless of the ...
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Internal Links like arXiv Documents

I am trying to have my LaTeX files have internal links like arXiv papers do, where they reference Theorem 3.2 and you click on it and it takes you there. I am using MiKTeX on Windows 7 compiling with ...
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DejaVu Serif Condensed: Matching math font using PdfLaTeX

I like the DejaVu Serif Condensed font as text font, but I did not find an appropriate math font for it. To overcome this, I thought about two possible solutions: Finding an existing math font ...
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pdfpages not working with classicthesis

I am trying to use a title page I found in this website (Showcase of beautiful title page done in TeX) which begins with \documentclass. As I try to include it in the main tex file, LaTeX returns an ...
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Problem using adobe sourcesanspro

I'm using TeX Live 2012 on CrunchBang Linux (which is a derivative of Debian wheezy), and trying to get Adobe Source Sans Pro running, following this post: How can I use Source Sans Pro in Tex-Live ...
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Rubber with etex package

I am using rubber to compile my documents. In some of them (usually Beamer presentations), I use the etex package. In such a case, rubber aims to use as the command elatex to invoke the e-TeX engine ...
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Embedding Adobe Type Basics T1 Postscript fonts in Beamer

Recently I acquired the Adobe Type Basics T1 package and I am using Acrobat Distiller for the ps2pdf option (Winedt 8.0 + MikTeX 2.9). If I create a file using latex-dvi2ps-ps2pdf, the Times ...
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Span background image across whole page

I want to put a background image on a file which uses the scrartcl class. The target pdf output size is A4 which is exactly the size of the background image (210mm x 297mm). The image should therefore ...
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Video from Beamer Plays Only One Second

Sorry about the title...it was hard to word my problem. I am using LaTeX, and more specifically Beamer, to create a presentation that plays a video file. The code I use is: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Cyrillic and microtype: pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable fonts

I have a rather huge document and everything worked fine. The problems started when I tried to insert some Russian text. I was able to resolve some issues, but now I'm stuck with the following error: ...
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Tooltips compatible with Mac OS X preview.app

I would like to achieve hover-over tooltips for bibtex entires as mentioned in this previous question, but all solutions (e.g. involving cooltooltips, fancytooltips) do not seem to be compatible with ...
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Zero error, but no PDF

I just installed texlive2012 on the new distribution Mageia 3, as well as the libertine font .rpm packages. I have a problem with this code : \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How to automate a workflow: several files in 1 master .tex

I have the following situation: I have to produce 60+ files in latex, each one from a .txt file, and with one master file (tex): I mean, I have a 1- or 2-page file per situation (a .txt file, in UTF8 ...
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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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How do I make it so that pdf outputs open in a maximized screen?

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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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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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 ...
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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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Inlage 4 configuration - Windows 8.1 - very slow In generating the PDF

In Windows, I really like the Inlage 4 editor. But it takes a very long time to generate the PDF, even for a small document. Even in the shell, the pdflatex command is very slow. I feel my system is ...
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Is there a version of pdfTex that does not ignore non-pdf special commands?

To make hyperlinks to theorems in plaintex one can use commands that are available in a file called Hyperbasics. When running pdftex instead of tex on the file, Miktex ignores some of the special ...