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Customizing the height of the pages

The question I would like to control the height of the pages of the PDF documents I produce with LaTeX. Starting with a LaTeX document and two parameters: a given page size (heightPage and ...
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A guide on how to produce accessible PDF files?

First: I know that this has been asked before: How can tagged PDFs be created that support Universal Accessibility and reflowing? (06/2010) LaTeX accessibility (05/2011) Accessibility issues ...
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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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PDF/X in pdflatex with memoir, new xcomply package

Only a question in the sense of feedback requested. Move if necessary... For some time, I have been working on a better alternative to packages such as pdfx and xmpincl. I think I've got it! Results ...
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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 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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TikZ image breaks PDF printing

I have a strange conundrum. I created this image in TikZ: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{fadings} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[color=black!30!white,line ...
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Runtime of the TeX family

I have been searching in vain for statistics about the runtime of pdfTeX, LuaTeX and XeTeX. My impression is that (ordering by increasing runtime), LuaTeX > XeTeX > pdfTeX, but exactly how big is this ...
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Why XeLaTeX and PDFLaTeX give different outputs for Beamer presentation

I have 3 questions: Why does the following code (see below) give different results in XeLaTeX than PDFLaTeX? Which one is incorrect? (My guess is that XeLaTeX's output is incorrect.) How do I ...
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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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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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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} % ...
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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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How to get “XeLaTeX + unicode-math” output as close as possible to that of pdflatex?

I've started exploring XeTeX and the unicode-math package in order to use unicode in my input. Of the six math fonts described in unimath-symbols.pdf, Latin Modern Math seems to be closest to what ...
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Why does my Latex want multiple \end(document)s?

My Latex document wants multiple instances of \end{document} even though I only have one begin{document}. Without the extra \end{document}s, I get the error: Compile Error. Sorry your LaTeX code ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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getting error “could not start command pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex”

I use a texmakerwin_32 \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \begin{document} sharath ...
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Adjusting the width of the column with the dates in moderncv

I'm trying to adjust the width of the column with the dates in the cventry item, in order to have all the text justified at the same level. You can see in the attached image what is my issue with the ...
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LEd is not compiling

After 4 years I decided to take up again LEd, which I used for my bachelor thesis. It was alright until I decided to compile to see the PDF. The error was: 21-07-2015 08:27:48: START ...
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MinionPro % character not being properly rendered

After installing MinionPro following instructions from https://toihoctap.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/install-minionpro-font-for-texlive-2012-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts/ % signs aren't being properly rendered, ...
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Undefined control sequence \end{tikzpicture} with classicthesis.sty

Sadly I wasn't able to get the help I needed from this other question with the same problem: Undefined control sequence \draw and \end{tikzpicture} I am using the code presented in this answer: ...
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Unknown option `x-1a1' for package `pdfx' error

I am trying to use pdfx package to generate PDF/X-1a:2001. According to its specification: The package can be loaded with the command: \usepackage[<option>]{pdfx} and x-1a: ...
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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} ...
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Strange reference behaviour. (References disappearing randomly)

I am using the MNRAS class https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/mnras?lang=en, and I have a very strange behaviour with my references. I am using BibTex, and some times the file ...
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cannot search in created PDF-File

I write my bachelor thesis with texstudio under ubuntu 14.04. And I've noticed that I cannot search in the created file. I tried everywhere - evince, acroread, in texstudio integrated pdf-viewer. I ...
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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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How to properly include fonts for mathgifg package

I installed the mathgifg package according to this guide: How to install mathgifg package as well as the mathgifg documentation. For typesetting I am using the MacTex 2013 distribution and pdftex. ...
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Timed out compile unless I delete bibliography

I have a document that won't compile unless I delete the bibliography. All of the subfiles compile individually (but they don't refer to the bibliography file). It was working fine for weeks, and all ...