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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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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How Remove EPS-preview? [closed]

How to tell if a particular EPS figure has a TIFF preview and how to remove this preview? For some reason the Journal of Mathematical Physics don't want these preview to be there when uploading ...
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MacTex 2012 v MacTex2014: Different behaviour combining \PreviewEnvironment{center} and beamer [duplicate]

Something changed between MacTex2012 and MacTex2014 in terms of how PreviewEnvironment and beamer interact. This MWE used to produce a single page (by pdflatex in MacTex 2012), but now it produces ...
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Texmaker generated pdf file of multi-file latex not showing the position of cursor

I am compiling LaTeX files with Texmaker on Ubuntu 14.04 system. When I run pdflatex and then view the .pdf file (internal), it does not show me the exact place where I am editing on Texmaker i.e. ...
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Aquamacs opening TexShop viewer instead of Skim

When I click View in Aquamacs after clicking Latex, it opens TexShop and a TexShop viewer. I want it to open Skim. I have set preferences to Skim as per other posts on this site. This behavior happens ...
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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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How to output a multiline equation with no margins

I'm trying to output a .pdf that just contains an equation, without any borders at all, or borders the same width all the way round. So far, I've tried two things. Using the standalone document ...
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Workaround for too many pages when using preview with pgf or tikz

The following document produces a PDF with two pages, while only one is called for: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfcore} \usepackage[active]{preview} \begin{document} Text ...
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Texstudio - Preview no longer jumps to text where cursor is at

Yesterday I accidentally hit the escape button instead of the backward quote (`) button, causing my preview to close. I reopened it by pressing f7 but whenever I build & view now using the F1 ...
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beamer.cls and preview.sty don't work together

I have the following file, in which I use the preview package and the beamer class \documentclass[]{beamer} \usepackage{preview} \PreviewEnvironment{align*} \PreviewEnvironment*{frame} ...
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Auctex preview for included documents

I've two *.tex documents, a main one and another one included in main. main.tex: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \section{Hello} \begin{equation} \label{eq:1} \frac{1}{9000} ...
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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 of tikz/pgf in Lyx

I'm using tikz/pgf in Lyx. I included the \usepackage{pgfplots} in my header and the output pdf works fine. However, I'm using Lyx to be able to see a preview of my document as I write. Did anyone ...
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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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TikZiT issues (Mac OS X Yosemite)

I was wondering if people here using the TikZ editor TikZiT are experiencing issues with said tool after upgrading to OS X Yosemite? I can't get it to compile a preview, and I am not able to see the ...
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embedded pdf viewer doesn't show me the page I just compiled but a random one

I'm using Texmaker 4.4.1, and I have the following problem: When I compile my document, the empedded pdf viewer doesn't show me the corresponding lines I just compiled, and it may show me even a ...
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Exporting from Org-mode without LaTeX preamble?

Is it possible to export an *.org file to LaTeX file, without the usual preamble of \documentclass[...]{article} and a number of \usepackage[]{xyz}, yet take advantage of LaTeX and org-mode's math and ...
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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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Preview + tikz extraction no longer working (TL 2014) [duplicate]

I'm trying to regenerate an old document where I used to extract tikz figures using preview and I'm getting into a problem where preview extracts every page of the document rather than just the ...
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Source - Preview not showing

Very new to this and just starting the learn MacTex, downloaded a resume/CV template and started inputing my data. There is no preview window and when I go to Window > Source - Preview (Command 1) ...
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preview: why the table layout in preview is different than without it?

I try to give a variant to David Carslisle answer on question. To better see obtained results I use preview package. I was surprised, that I obtain different result in comparison when I not use it! My ...
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Emacs not rendering PDF correctly

I'm using AUCTeX, preview-latex and latex-preview-pane to compile and preview documents written in LaTeX. However, whenever I compile my document and it is shown in the preview pane, it is not ...
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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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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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How to disable inline preview in certain parts of document while editing?

I'm using AUCTeX+emacs, and have inline preview enabled (although it could apply to other preview enabled editor like TeXstudio). My document has a TiKZ plot generated using gnuplot, and it has lots ...
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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 set preview-latex left indentation on formulas?

Preview-latex is good to leave some left indentation on formulas. When the window is small, however, the left indentation on preview is a bit excessive, is there any way to change the amount of ...
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Preview package cutting off top of content

When the preview package is loaded, the tikzpicture/figure environment that I am trying to isolate becomes set too high, resulting in the top of the image being cut off. (This is similar behavior to ...
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skim cannot reload file after auctex preview-latex

I am using emacs+skim to preview latex on macs, and I use auctex preview-latex from time to time. the problem is, after I run C-c C-p C-d in emacs to preview entire document, the pdf file is now ...
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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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strange preview latex problem with tikz and maketitle [closed]

The following example does not produce the expected preview: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \title{a} \maketitle $a$ \end{document} Instead of the inline math a ...
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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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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 problems in AUCTeX when using certain document classes

I just changed document class to lipics (class files here) which is used for various conference proceedings, i.e. \documentclass[a4paper,UKenglish]{lipics} I now have problems rendering previews in ...
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Compilation error after texlive update

I used to make animated pictures using pstricks and the beamer overlay syntax (eg. using \only<2>{<some pstricks code>}) with the standalone class. Here a MWE which did the work: ...
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Exporting preview-generated image width and height to a text file

I use the preview package to generate some pictures from the equation environment. I need the width and height of each picture. I guess the preview package does some black magic and, at some point, ...
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Code to ignore all of document except for list environments and sections

I am trying to typeset all of the (description) lists in my document without any of the surrounding text or figures (with the exception of desiring some context by way of section headings). I thought ...
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How to make table floats work with preview/standalone environment?

Couldn't make a table float work inside the preview environment: \documentclass[fontsize=16pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview} \setlength{\PreviewBorder}{25pt} \begin{document} ...
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AUCTeX and TikZ does not work in emacs for me : HELP T

This is no duplicate. I am unsure how things work here. But I wasn't able to save my last username as it was a temporary username and cannot access my previous post which was marked as duplicate. ...
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Set colour of equations when using preview package

I use the preview package to export a pdf containing only my equations by putting the following in the preamble \usepackage[active,tightpage,displaymath,textmath]{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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preview generates error [closed]

when attempting to view a latex document in texniccenter I get MiKTeX Problem Report Message: Some PostScript specials could not be rendered. Data: Error: /undefined in H.S Operand stack: ...
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AUCTeX and TikZ does not work in emacs for me : plz help? [duplicate]

I've looked around for resolutions however, could not find any. Indeed the one response that is pointed out, I already tried. I did the following sudo gedit .emacs and embedded the code provided ...
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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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PreviewMacro for todonotes

I like auctex with Preview and would like my todonote \todo's shown in my emacs browser. However, this will either not show at all or consist of the \tikzpicture building blocks, namely each line ...
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Windows TeX editor with live preview

I'm looking for a TeX editor for Windows that would offer a live preview of fully-rendered PDFs, like what Latexian does on Mac OS - preferably freeware, but if such an editor is payware, I'm ...
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opening pdf at the cursor on lyx

While creating a preview on lyx , I expect the pdf to show me the position of the text at which cursor is positioned. The default behaviour seem to open pdf at first page. How can I change this ...
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Journal of Statistical Software class breaks preview in AUCTeX

I'm using AUCTeX 11.86-11 on Debian stable. The jss.sty style file contained in the JSS style file zip archive breaks AUCTeX's preview for me even with a simple file. NOTE: the jsslogo.jpg file is ...
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Emacs' Preview LaTeX: Using different background colors depending on environment

In Emacs' Preview LaTeX, I would like included graphics (e.g., what's inside \includegraphics) to look different than all other previewed environments. Otherwise, graphics that have black lines ...
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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?