The main purpose of the {preview} package is the extraction of selected elements from a LaTeX source, like formulas or graphics, into separate pages of a DVI file.

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How to preview LaTeX in Emacs?

I want a similar layout as in SO, I use it currently as my editor but I would like to find such tool under my fingers. I am more vi-prone so having hard time to get preview-latex working with emacs. I ...
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How to make a smarter cropping with standalone or preview packages?

The arrow tail at the bottom left corner is not properly cropped. \documentclass[tikz,border=0pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=3,line width=3pt] ...
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'Standalone' TikZ pictures

I want to create a TikZ picture in an external PDF file, which then can be included in my main document via \includegraphics. However, compiling a document with a TikZ picture in it produces a whole ...
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Is there a TeX/LaTeX editor that can show results in real-time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the fastest way to preview changes as I learn TeX? This is my first post to TeX. I have taken it upon myself to learn how to type math formulations via LaTeX, ...
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I'm using the standalone package. How can I get regular paragraph breaks?

I'm using the standalone class to render images for individual math problems that will be displayed in an app, so the cropping functionality is essential. However, the package seems to destroy ...
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Live tex compilation

Tools like firebug allow a developer to immediately view the results of changes they make to the HTML of a webpage. Has anyone taken a similar strategy with LaTeX, so that an entire compile cycle is ...
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Is it possible to type LaTeX code and see its real time preview in LyX?

I'm new to LyX. I have just given it a try and written my first article. I discovered a panel from Menu > View > View Source. It shows the source code of my article. But as far as I see, I am ...
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Build cropped PDF image from LaTeX

I have created an image with pgfplots in a separate file and want to add the PDF that is built from that as an image in my report. The problem is that the image PDF created is a complete A4 format. ...
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Transparency in tikz, preview package and xelatex

Is it possible to have transparency in a tikz picture while using the preview package and compiling with xelatex? The following mwe compiles without warnings/errors under both xelatex and pdflatex ...
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preview.sty and font transparency in LuaLaTeX

Using the preview package removes font transparency in LuaLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{luaotfload} \usepackage[active]{preview} \begin{document} \begin{preview} ...
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“Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup” when combining “fixltx2e” and “preview” packages

In a two-column document with figure* floats, where the preview package is set up to preview floats, compilation seems to fail if the fixltx2e package is loaded: \documentclass[twocolumn]{article} ...
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AUCTeX preview font size too small

I have Emacs 24 and AUCTex on a Windows 7 machine, however the preview font size is just way too small. Is there a way to make them bigger?
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What is the best side-by-side preview method for Emacs24 AUCTeX?

I am new to the Emacs world. I did this transition from one of the best latex editors and despite of the complexity of Emacs at every turn, I can still see there is future in learning it on the long ...
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Add additional info to a preview

The following example works in so far as it shows the image in the source latex file and disregards everything else. Is there some way of performing the same task but also list information about each ...
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Why is beamer+pstricks+preview no longer compatible now?

The following code is taken from Gonzalo Medina' answer here (click). At the time he posted the answer the code was compilable. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{pstricks-add} ...
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How to remove the white space on the top of the following table?

How to remove the white space on the top of the following table? \documentclass[preview,border=0pt,varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{longtable} ...
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How to make a new tex command in org-mode-latex?

In a general tex-file, one can easily define a new command, for my case, let me take this as an example: To put this code in header \newcommand{\dd}{\,\mathrm{d}} I can use the shorter command to ...
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Is there an option to trim the remaining whitespace to the right?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview} \PreviewBorder=12pt \begin{document} \begin{preview} $ \frac{1}{3}=0.333\ldots \Rightarrow 1=3\times\frac{1}{3}=3\times ...
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AUCTeX, preview-latex, and Ghostscript (Emacs)

I'll keep this short and sweet; Emacs can't find gs, which has been installed via brew and works fine. Error PDF2DSC sentinel: Searching for program: No such file or directory, gs MWE ...
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Croping Tikz animation out of a beamer presentation (producing empty pages)

I've a beamer presentation and want to use the tikz pirctures inside rendered as svgs. So far no problem, but compiling the code via pdflatex the following (minimal) example results in four pages, ...
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Customizing preview-latex command to use LaTeX when in TeX-Pdf mode

In short: Is there a way to tell preview-latex to NOT use pdflatex instead of just toggling TeX-Pdf mode every time I want to re-generate previews? I have a somewhat odd setup. AucTeX + GNU Emacs 24 ...
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Crop equations with preview package

Is it possible to avoid left space from equations previewed with preview package? \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[active,tightpage,displaymath]{preview} ...
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Can Texmaker, as I'm typing, automatically create a preview of the document's PDF output?

Currently, I have to use the F1 key to get PDF output. I want to set up Texmaker so that it automatically shows me an in-IDE preview of the PDF file that my .tex file compiles to...as I type. How ...
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Preview TikZ figure in AUCTeX?

I am using AUCTeX on Emacs. Recently I began to draw pics using TikZ, but the problem is AUCTeX doesn't generate preview of this environment. (However, it does generate preview for the general figure ...
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How to ignore ending punctuation in an equation environment?

I use the following to export all equations in a long document as a separate pdf (and subsequently, png files): \documentclass{article} \newif\ifexport %\exporttrue \ifexport ...
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How to conditionally load `tikz` and draw a TikZ diagram when `preview` is not loaded

How can I conditionally load tikz and draw a TikZ diagram only when preview is not loaded, i.e., AUCTeX is not generating images for other things (e.g., mathematical formulas)? MWE: ...
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Instant preview color in LyX

I'm using the instant preview feature in LyX, which as I understand is based on a LaTeX package of the same name. As I have LyX configured with a dark background - Is there anyway to configure the ...
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preview-latex does not function

Preview-latex installs, but doesn't actually preview. When I generate the preview from the source, all I see is... the source. For example, the math equations are highlighted, but not rendered. Some ...
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How to trim the left and right white spaces when a table is previewed?

The following table has unwanted right and left white spaces. But you cannot see them because the figure has been converted to PNG with alpha channel enabled. How to trim the left and right white ...
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Is there a “smarter” way to know the size of \psbarcode?

The size of 2D barcode depends on the first argument of \psbarcode. I usually do trial and error to find the size of \pspicture such that I get a tight output. \documentclass{article} ...
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Does tikz 2.1 no longer work with the preview package?

I used to be able to create png images of diagrams made with tikz code by using the preview package and printing the dvi output from dvips to a png file using ghostscript. The latest version of tikz ...
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preview and standalone crop too much of tikz picture

When I try to fit the page size to my tikz image, too much is cropped. No matter whether I use \documentclass{standalone}, \documentclass[preview=true]{standalone} or ...
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LaTeX editor with live preview for Windows and RTL language support? [duplicate]

Looking for a LaTeX editor for Windows with the following features: Live preview. (Inherited live preview, not something achievable if you do some tricks.) RTL language support. (Hebrew for example) ...
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Why this error in the TikZ and preview package?

This minimal example produces an error (undefined control sequences): % !TEX TS-program = pdflatexmk \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{preview} \begin{document} Hello. ...
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Emacs, preview-latex, sseq

I like using preview-latex in Emacs. I have been working a lot with spectral sequences lately and so I would like to get the figures I draw in sseq to show up in preview-latex. So far no luck. Does ...
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AUCTeX: how to jump to PDF (with synctex) without recompile when inline preview has been created?

I'm using Aquamacs 2.4 on MacOS X 10.6.8 with pdflatex (TeXLive 2011). My problem: I can create inline previews of formulas, figures etc. in the source code with AUCTeX which is very helpful - e. ...
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text preview feature does not work anymore after upgrade to El Captain

I am using a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) running OS X 10.11. After having upgraded to El Captain, Bibdesk is not producing anymore the preview of my bibliographic entries. How can I visualize ...
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Using \usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview} does not generate any page

What is wrong with this code? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview} \begin{document} \(1 + 1 = 2\) \end{document} I get this error. $ pdflatex bar.tex This is pdfTeX, ...
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Difference with standalone and preview? [duplicate]

I have a table, but for cleanliness (I'll use the figure in a paper and in talks), I'd like to compile to a single PDF and include it with includegraphics instead of having the table rendered within ...
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preview, problem with showing floats

In preparing an answer for SE, I suddenly stuck with preview package. LaTeXing the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{siunitx} ...
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Isolate Latex Environments [on hold]

I want to build a framework for sharing latex mathematics exercises. When trying to assemble exercises from different authors into one "homework assignment", I have a problem. How can I deal with ...
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fancy-preview with other \ref-like commands (such as \autoref and \cref)

I finally got fancy-preview working, and I found the place (around line 97) in the script to add to the list of environments which it catches (to add propositions and so on). But what I can't find ...
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What needs to be done to get preview of TeX/LaTeX files in Preview-Pane of Windows Explorer?

When you click on a usual text file you see its preview (contents) in the Preview Pane of the Windows Explorer. Same is possible with many other formats like Word, Excel etc. Is it possible for ...
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preview-latex in emacs auctex: empty boxes?

I originally posted this question directly on the Auctex mailing list but did not receive a response. I'll hopefully get more luck on the TeX Exchange. I was recently reminded by this post regarding ...
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vim, PDF -XChange, pdflatex, TeX Live 2010, windows xp, (pdfsync)

Hope I didn't forget any. These are the packages I want to use on my computer for typesetting pdf files. Up to date I'm using vim (without any plugin but integrated syntax highlighting for .tex files) ...
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Figure preview wrapper

How do I best preview my figures? I have one file with this: \begin{figure} \begin{tikzpicture} %if tikz ... \end{tikzpicture} \includegraphics{...} %if eps \caption{...} \label{fig:..} ...
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How to preserve the indentation when using standalone or preview?

The following output has no correct paragraph indentation after incorporating standalone documentclass or preview package. \documentclass[border=12pt,preview]{standalone} \parindent=12pt% does not ...
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What kind of “magic” does preview package do to produce a tight paper size?

Actually the following method, that looks like reinventing the wheel, has been discarded once I have known the existence of preview package. % WithoutPreview.tex \documentclass{article} ...
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Add -shell-escape option to the LaTeX invocation of preview-latex in AUCTeX

I need preview-latex to use the -shell-escape option when it invokes PDFLaTeX, which is required by the minted package for syntax highlighting, as it invokes python. How can I do that?
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Problem getting preview to work in Auctex on Windows 7

I'm trying to get preview of math formulas to work in AUCTeX. When running M-x preview-buffer on simple test document I get the following error: Preview-DviPS finished at Wed Dec 28 00:53:14 DviPS ...