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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'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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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] \draw[...
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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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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 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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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} \usepackage[active,...
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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. \end{...
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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 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 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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How to use preview and animate packages together?

I'm used to prepare tikz graphics with preview or standalone packages to crop them. Now I've started to experiment with animations and wanted to do the same. My first test was with Alexander Grahn's ...
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Crop a float containing subfigures horizontally with Preview or Standalone package

I have a float containing subfigures. I want to "export" it as a single item so that I can include it elsewhere as one object. I tried to use the Preview package with [active,floats,tightpage], but it ...
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What is the problem in the codes?

See the code given below. Actually, I am looking for a tree of number 36. Can somebody let me know what I did wrong? \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage[a4paper,top=1 in,bottom=1 in,...
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How can I see what am I writing in a TeX editor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX? What's the fastest way to preview changes as I learn TeX? I am new member on math.stackexchange.com and I am ...
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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 \begin{preview}...
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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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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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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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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} \setlength\...
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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} \usepackage{...
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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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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} \begin{...
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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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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:..} \end{...
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Emacs + Auctex, Latex environment

I'm writing a document in LaTeX. The document is divided in .tex documents and compiled using a Makefile. My question is, could I see the dvi/PDF for the section of the document that I'm already ...
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How to print out only statements (theorems, lemmata, etc) from a tex file?

Suppose that I have a long tex file with a lot of things. In order to read the logic structure only, I want to print only text inside \begin{theorem}..\end{theorem} and \begin{lemma}..\end{lemma}. ...
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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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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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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 ...