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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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mdframed breaking pages in weird places

I defined a new environment which puts the frame title in the middle of the frame \newenvironment{coloredframe}[2]{ \mdfsetup{ hidealllines=true, leftline=true,topline=true, ...
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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} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Image appears half Latex EPS Photoshop/Gimp

This is the first time this is happening in years of latex usage. I recently started using photoshop, and having exported the image in a variety of formats in photoshop (pdf/jpeg/png) and ...
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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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No PDF output file and no error message

I am very new to LaTeX, please accept my apologies! A couple of months after finishing my dissertation with LaTeX, I want to run PDFLaTeX (Texmaker) again. However, no PDF output file is being ...
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Which encoding used in LaTeX sources to convert PDF file accents to the doc format correctly?

I have the following configuration file in my LaTeX source: % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How to set cambria math as math font for pdflatex

How can I make pdflatex use cambria for math fonts and uarial for the body font?
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Printout of TikZ colorbar gives wrong colors

I want to publish a PDF with a print-on-demand service, but the resulting hard copy has errors in the printed colorbars. The colorbar is generated with TikZ by \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...