{printing} is about the physical process of printing *TeX documents, influencing their printing, and preparing documents for printing, e.g. with special settings for binding.

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Tikz and ctable incompatibility, gives error when printing

When I print a report I get an error: An error exists on this page. Acrobat may not display the page correctly. Please contact the person who created the PDF document to correct the problem ...
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Print issue 3D pgfplots, shader=interp

I have some trouble with printing a 3D plot created with pgfplots. With using an interpolation shader, the map is not printed. The same problem accours when I copy and past my pdf, the map disappear ...
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LaTeX rasterizes Mathematica 10 PDF figures when PDF document is printed, but not Mathematica 9 figures

Not sure whether to post here or on Mathematica SE (or somewhere else), but I'll give it a go here first. I recently updated to Mathematica 10 and then discovered that when I printed a LaTex ...
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Tikz package “animations” - Print final version

I am using Beamer and the Tickz package to put two boxes around some images. When compiling beamer places 3 slides as it should (one without boxes, one with first box and one with two boxes). But for ...
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PDFs are not printed with the correct fonts

Using pdflatex I create some official PDFs from LaTeX source with \usepackage{mathpazo} or even just with the normal CM fonts and they look fine on my screen both, in Preview and in Adobe PDF Reader. ...
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Print only part of the nomeclature

I was wondering if I can print only a bit of the whole nomenclature? Like after you have written an eq. and you want to explain the variables and constants. It would be nice to do so in nomenclature ...
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Recommended margin and binding offset

I'm soon going to deliver my Thesis for printing. The printing office are not going to do anything to the margins before printing, nor binding offset. I showed them the default twopage LaTeX margins, ...
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Some characters are not printed

When I create a LaTeX document and my tutor prints it either in the Firefox pdf.js viewer or some other desktop Linux PDF viewer, it gets printed like this: You can also look at the scanned PDF. In ...
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The text on some lines on printed document appear bolder or darker

As the attached picture illustrates, some lines in my document appear darker or more bold than the rest. I've marked the lines with a red line. The PDF document seems all fine. Is there something in ...
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Document cannot be printed - no pages were selected

I suddenly stumbled upon this problem. I'm using TexnixCenter using Latex->PDF. I have never had any problems with printing, but recently this message starts turning up... (Document cannot be printed ...
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Add Watermark only on print

Is there a way to add a watermark to a document only when it is being physically printed?
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Problem in Printing Friggeri Resume/CV

I am using Friggeri Resume/CV template, which can be found here. This template is absolutely beautiful and easy to read on a computer. Its look is astounding and I just like it very much. However, ...
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I have a checkbox, but it does not print the answer

I need a checkbox with an "X" in it when checked. With the code I have right now, I can see the X, when I check it in Adobe reader, but it does not print the X. Also, the X is only visible, of I click ...
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Export PDF for two printer - one pdf with just the pictures, the other one with the text

Do you know a possibility how to export a pdf, that has just blank space where the grahpics should be? (And the other way round) Why do I need this? I have a black and white laser printer and an ...
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Security Printing in pdflatex documents

this is may situation. I generate a test which is printed for 1300 copies to be distributed amongst my students. However I would like to put some feature in the printed pages, such that if someone ...
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Printing specific Beamer overlay slides with Acrobat

I want to print specific slides from one frame using Acrobat under Microsoft Windows (I don't have a choice here...). Specifically, for instance, I want to print the 6th and and 12th slide of my ...
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Can I have hyperlinks a different color for printing?

Is it possible to print hyperlinks in the same colour as the surrounding text when printing a hard copy of a PDF? When a PDF is printed on paper I would like the links to be the same colour as the ...
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Poster printing tip

I made a poster using Beamerposter and I am about to print it. A couple of places I have in mind asks to upload a file in a picture format. I have a couple of questions. Does latex support output as ...
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Why are letters dissapearing when document is sent to the printer. MTPRO2

Whenever I send pdf-documents typeset with MTPRO2 (it only happens for MTPRO2) to be printed, certain combination of letters will disappear from the print, so far, I have only found that this happens ...
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Dashed line doesn't print (TikZ)

I have several graphics which include dashed lines. In the PDF, everything looks exactly as it should. When I print, however, the dashed line disappears completely. What should I do to prevent this? ...
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Beamer: print slides and notes on A4 paper correctly

Following up on this question, I have the MWE example below, that works well except for when I want to print the resulting pdf, which becomes completely shrunk ... so small that I cannot read the ...
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Links is it possible to show alternate text when the pdf is printed?

I want to have an electronic pdf version that says: See the game Guillotine (video). But in the printed version it should just say: See the game Guillotine. Is this type of behavior ...
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Missing characters in figure when printed

The following plot is displayed on my Mac and chromebook (using either Adobe Reader, Preview and Chrome). However when I print the document using Adobe Reader (on Mac) many characters are missing: ...
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How to protect a PDF generated via LaTeX [duplicate]

I've seen several questions similar to this one, but mine is how I can protect my PDF: Extract contents. Print. And, eventually, customize all the meta tag.
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Why do TikZ Bézier curves print as rectangles when part of a closed path?

When we compile this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} % Some variants of closing the path \coordinate (a) at (0,0) ; \coordinate (b) ...
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Cover/Wrapper for thesis [duplicate]

I am soon finishing my thesis and need some advice on how to create the cover/wrapper that surrounds the thesis (cover page + spine + back). Since it will be printed I also need to add some X's in the ...
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Printed PDF is missing some text when using `multicols` [closed]

I've prepared a 3-column equation sheet in LyX using the {multicols}{3} environment. The generated PDF looks great, but when I print it, some text is missing. Here are all the details: It's a ...
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How to print the abstract inside the maketitle command

I would like to print the abstract before the \maketitle command but the abstract is printed on separate page. I am using basic article class file. The below mentioned coding i am using in tex file. ...
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Two pdfs (screen and print) from one .tex file

I want to generate two pdfs from one .tex file. There are two packages namely pdfscreenand screen for creating a document either for print as output or for viewing the pdf generated online. How can ...
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Printing more than one book at a time

Can small number of pages per book allow for printing multiple books on a press run, or does each book have to stand on its own as an independent job?
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Libertine, ebgaramond garbled when printed from Evince

If I try to print a PDF produced with pdflatex from within the Evince document viewer on Debian Wheezy, the print output is garbled. This is also true if I "print to file": it looks as shown below. ...
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Tikz pattern areas become black when printing

I'm afraid this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find it. When I have an element in a tikzpicture environment that has a hatched filling, the filling becomes black when printing. ...
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Frame numbering with multiple frames in a page in beamer

I am working on a beamer presentation where I number frames using \addtobeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}{% \usebeamerfont{footline}% \usebeamercolor[fg]{footline}% \hspace{1em}% ...
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How to change text arrangement on page

Currently I'm using pdflatex to print content on page with width of 6 in and height of 9 in. It's printing in standard print orientation as mentioned in the diagram below "Current Printing format". ...
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Is there any recommended package for converting A4 size PDF page into A3 size page?

Currently I'm able to generate required output file using pdflatex in A4 page size. To reduce printing cost, I'd like to convert this A4 size PDF into A3 page as mentioned in the diagram below. Is ...
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`pdfpages` `\includepdf`'s page list input options

I'd like to use pdfpages to make a print layout of my documents, in order to print them in A4 paper, but with 2 pages per page. The problem is setting the page order in a way I can cut the printed A4 ...
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Create PDFs that assume different colours on screen and on paper

I'm a little bit surprised to find that my exact question doesn't already exist on stack exchange. It is quite general and thus doesn't require a minimal working example. I would like to know if ...
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How to get a list of the filenames of the figures embedded in a document

I have a TeX document that is embedding a huge amount of figures from a fig folder that is full of another humongous amount of other figures. I would like to move the document along with its figures, ...
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How to set Book Cover Design dimensions for printers?

I am new to LateX and I would like to know if there is a class which allows for creating a book cover design to send to the printers ? I already have the book cover design done in Adobe Photoshop ...
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How to change a thesis paper size for printing

I use classic thesis for my thesis and I had to increase the size of my text in the following proportions : \usepackage[left=4cm,right=4cm,top=3cm,bottom=3cm]{geometry} Now, there are two ...
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Why is July Printed Twice on X-Axis?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{dateplot} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.11} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ date coordinates in=x, ...
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Help me understand the offset values for pdfpages, for a non-standard page setup (a4 landscape, divided in three along the vertical axis)

This is my pdfpages tex file: \documentclass[a4paper,landscape]{article} \usepackage[final]{pdfpages} \begin{document} \includepdf[pages={1,3,5},nup=3x1,noautoscale=true,landscape,offset=-124 ...
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Printing a sheet multiple times with list of names

How to print the same exam (can be multiple pages long) multiple times with a different student name on it? Something similar has been covered here. However, I want the name list to be separated only ...
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Is it possible to force LaTex to put fonts into the pdf output?

Sometimes when I make a document with Hungarian letters, the pdf is perfect on the screen, but my printer cannot handle the Hungarian letters. I don't know where is the source of the problem (in the ...
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Best practice for ggplot transparency in pdf figures

I lost a couple of hours because of few transparent figures which Adobe Professional couldn't flatten to print (it crashed in the process). I wonder if there's any trick to produce PDF figures with ...
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printglossary acronym, display only the first appearance of arcshort in glossary

I defined acronyms like: \newacronym{sdk}{SDK}{Software Development Kit} use it in the text: Page 3: Test test \acrshort{sdk} Page 6: test test \acrshort{sdk}. Page 9: Test \acrshort{sdk} and ...
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Printing a handout of a Beamer presentation, the resulting pdf is shrunk!

I use the code below to produce handouts of my presentations. When I open the resulting pdf with any pdf viewer, it is viewed correctly, but when I print it, it is always printed very small, no ...
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Printing pages in Colour: hyperref and glossaries

I am using the packages hyperref and glossaries and the the links are appearing in colour in the pdf. I have some colour in a few pages which I want to print in colour. Now, the problem is that the ...
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How to batch generate badges with a list of names?

I want to make a number of badges using LaTeX for the participants of a summer school. There are 40 or so people, so I don't want to manually change the name and compile and then print. I could think ...
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printed margins not correspond with pdf

I'm writing my thesis. My page layout: \documentclass[12pt,twoside,a4paper,openright]{report} \usepackage[inner=3cm,outer=2cm,tmargin=2.0cm,bmargin=2.0cm,includefoot, includehead]{geometry} ...