{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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T1 Encoding causing bad PDF quality? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that some of the papers I've listed on my homepage look a lot sharper than others when rendered in a PDF viewer. Curious about this, I tracked it down to this import: ...
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How to print A0 poster as an array of combinable A4 pages?

So I have an A0 paper on which I want to stick myltiple A4 pages representing original A0 poster presentation. I have no A0 printer. I can print only A4 pages. How to get A0 latex poster be printed ...
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How can I print index cards two-sided with multiple cards per page?

There are several answers about "learning cards" here on Stackexchange, pointing to several solutions, but this particular part of it is not my problem. I already designed them, created them (DIN A 6) ...
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Implementing full-page Screen-Only & Print-Only in PDF

I am interested in displaying some things (e.g.: title page) in full color on screen, while having the same object/page display in a black and white friendly form when printed. According to this SO ...
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Arrange business cards with crop marks

I have a single business card as PDF (paper size is 85mm x 54mm). Does anyone have a solution to arrange copies along an A4 paper with crop marks? Here's an example: With pdfpages, arranging works ...
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How to use grey text so that it prints nicely on a B&W laserprinter?

In my latex document, I have a chart (created through matplotlib, and saved as .pdf file), where I put some text in grey. This is fine when looking at the paper PDF onscreen (its a vector image, so ...
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sidewaysfigure correctly placed on page but two-sided printing is wrong

I am using sidewaysfigure from the rotating package. The orientation of the figure is as desired for the double-page layout. In the pdf (generated through Latex->PS->PDF), the page is rotated so that ...
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Saving tex file in its pdf form

I have a .tex file but I need to email it as its pdf in order to send it via email and have the receiver print it. is there a way to do this?
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Using LaTeX for pre-printed paper

I'm thinking of moving from Crystal Reports to a LaTeX based solution, but it's a requirement to be able to make a pdf that conforms to a pre-printed layout (in the company I work we use pre-printed ...
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gsView prints the PDF ok but Adobe Reader X prints the fonts badly [duplicate]

I am using pdglatex to generate PDFs. They look perfect on screen, the fonts are smooth even when I zoom in a lot. However, when I print them from Adobe Reader characters look like low resolution ...
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Glossary style long but without the indentation before the notations

I want to do a nomenclature list using the glossaries package. I like the print style "long", however, I would prefer if it didn't have the large indentation to the left and it also would be great if ...
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Adding crop marks to a4 document to crop it to book without changing the layout?

I have a complete 150 pages LaTeX document that is in a4 format. I basically want to print it exactly as it is, except that I want to add crop part of the margins. I want to remove 10mm on the inner, ...
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Error detection in the code written

\begin{frame} \begin{block} {Video Animation} \end{block} \begin{itemize} \barrow Include package{hyperref} \barrow command \begin{itemize} \bullet {\begin{print} {\href{run:video.mp4}} \end{print}} ...
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How do pages included with \includepdf using pdfpages differ from regular pdf pages produced by pdflatex?

I wondered if anybody could explain what differences there are in the PDF which would differentiate pages produced by running pdflatex on the .tex file where the code is part of that file and pages ...
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Font messed up in print, but looks good on the screen? [closed]

Okay, so I turned in this assignment a few days ago. It looked great on my machine (and I've had it tested on other machines too) but it looked DREADFUL once I printed it. The fist page, using bookman ...
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How to invert a PDF using OCG/Layers?

I am creating a PDF that is designed for viewing on Screens/Tablets, and uses white Text on black background. Since some readers might want to print it, and I want to avoid to create a second PDF, I ...
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Four per page to print [duplicate]

I made an invitation for an event in LaTeX, with output at 4.25in x 5.5in. I'd like to place four of these in a 2x2 grid, and get an 8.5in x 11in document for printing. No margin changing, no ...
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emacs as an editor and document management system [closed]

Though I use texstudeo for my latex editing and lyx for day to day work, Is there any advantage in moving to emacs in terms of ease of use document management revision control document search ...
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How to improve color consistency of bitmap pictures from native format to target pdf file?

For the first time I am concerned about proper rendition of pictures for the draft of a document with artistic content. I use the basic macro below to embed the pictures. The pictures are in .jpg ...
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Spotcolor bleeds into the surrounding

This question led to a new package: xspotcolor I have a problem using spotcolor package. When using the package for redefining headers, titles, \emph etc. the color bleeds into the ...
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Why will PDFs from TeXworks not print? Will this issue ever be fixed?

I am fairly new to LaTeX, TeX etc.(I have the latest MacTeX package) and I just recently tried to print out one of my documents made on TeXworks. It would not send any data to my printer. I copy and ...
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Figure not printing

I have about 20 figures in my document. All of them compile and I get a nice pdf output but when I print a paper copy of my document, only the pages containing the first couple of figures print and ...
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XeTeX & Overprinting

My printing house asked me to set black overprint feature on for my book which includes a lot of background images. I have no idea what is overprinting and after spending a long time of googling I ...
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Print from A4 to A0

I am a math teacher and am working on a brochure for my students, but I'm doing this aquivo in A0 size, how can I do to change to A4 without unconfigure the page. Excuse my lack of knowledge in Latex. ...
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Compile two A5 pages on one A4 page

I often make A5 size hand outs for my students. I would like the A5 page to be directly compiled to have a copy of the original A5 page on one A4 page. Up till now my solution has been to make a ...
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Using Pantone/spot colors and TikZ together

This question led to a new package: xspotcolor I came to the end of writing book in LaTeX. Thanks to this great community I have succeeded to apply designer's wishes into document and I ...
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Shrink the entire beamer pdf by leaving a 1/2 inch margin on all four edges of each slide, would like to print each slide without notes

How do you shrink everything in a beamer such that it leaves 1/2 inch border around each slide? I would like to maximize its size and be able to print everything on each page, including the border. ...
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Dynamically set if environment should be printed [duplicate]

Is it possible to tell LaTeX whether or not some environments should be printed in the output PDF file? I want to create one version of my document with "extended" examples and another with fewer ...
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Print A6 on A6 paper [closed]

I've set a document with a couple of pages in A6: \usepackage[paperheight=4.13in,paperwidth=5.83in, margin=0.5cm]{geometry} The pages in the PDF I get as a result are indeed A6 sized. When I try to ...
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Specification of the Layout for Q-A Reference Cards (Flashcards, Visual Cards)

I'm relatively new to LaTeX and I've used Microsoft Word so far for virtually all work with documents. For college, to use own question-and-answer reference cards, I decided once to split a portrait ...
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Is there a bleed correction in KOMA?

I'm preparing a book (text only) using the scrbook class of the KOMA-Script that in the end should have A5 sized pages. To do that, I have to prepare a PDF that has slightly larger pages, since the ...
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Printer not printing = sign and curly brackets [closed]

Some mathematical symbols do not print on paper when I send the compiled PDF to the network printer. So far I am having problems with the = sign. It does not always print though it appears on PDF - on ...
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printing colored borders of hyperref package (latex)

I Want to print the borders of hyperref package in LaTeX. Using the package \usepackage{hyperref}, in the pdf file, some borders (red, green, etc) appears. When the document is printed the borders ...
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What is good practice when preparing a book for printing?

I'm writing my thesis using Latex and nearing its completion I'm beginning to worry about the quality of the hardcopy. I'm curious about what should be taken into consideration when preparing a ...
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How to select a default frame for `\animategraphics` when the viewer doesn't support animation?

I made a beamer with some animations. Here is a sample of my code: \usepackage{animate} \begin{document} \begin{figure}[!ht] \centering ...
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Select colors to avoid dithering when printing document

I have some listings and some portions of text, that need (or at least i want them to have) a colored background. At the moment i'm using blue!5, which gives a nice color on the screen, but has the ...
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Store black and white information in a generated pdf

Last time when I printed my thesis at a copy shop the nice girl asked me if my pdf has some kind of color information stored inside. She explained to me that their printers can detect black and white ...
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Printing pdf - letter size changed

I created my LaTeX pdf with Texniccenter. I want to give the pdf to some people, but only some specific sites. So I printed the sites I wanted to a pdf printer. However, the size of the letters seems ...
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Does it make sense to convert lightgray into cmyk for more legible printing results? Does this necessitate choosing a (different and) darker colour?

In my document I'm using the colour lightgray which looks nice on screen, but is barely decipherable when printed (with a BW-laser-printer). Using the xcolor pkg: Would it make sense to try and ...
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Simulate printing imperfections and defects with TeX?

Is there a way to simulate imperfections of some of the older books in LaTeX? Like the missing pieces of letters, extra splotches of ink and such? Here is an interesting artifact: P.S.: I guess one ...
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XeLaTeX - Symbola font breaks pages on my printer

Processing this with XeLaTeX produces a PDF that looks fine on the screen, but when I print it, the page comes out broken. Is this just a problem with my printer, or is there something about the ...
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Create element in pdf that doesn't print to paper

I'm creating a fancy header with hyperlinks (see here) for a large document. However, if/when this document is printed, this header is not useful and uses up ink and space. Is it possible to include ...
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Use of unicode-math results in “unprintable” PDF

In the following example, if I uncomment the inclusion of unicode-math, I still get an PDF that shows up fine in my PDF Viewer (Evince), but none of the equation shows up in print. Why is that? ...
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How can I toggle the document between print and view mode?

Is there a possibility to set a key into my header which defines the desired output of my document? I can imagine three modes: Print (black and white) Print (colored) PDF for display view With ...
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Optimising for on-screen viewing

I have found some examples where a document, which is not a presentation, was nevertheless typeset with a papersize fitting screen aspect ratio: A ConTeXt manual Another ConTeXt manual The pdfscreen ...
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Space in while printing but not viewing PDF [closed]

I am trying to write in a IEEETran class of latex. I have a very strange problem. The minimum stripped code is as follows - \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \def \b {\beta~} ...
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Source code description in LaTeX

I have a problem concerning the creation of the name below a "Source code" (Listing) in LaTeX. When I have a figure I use: \begin{figure}[t] \centering ...
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How to divide document for black and color printing?

Most of my document is black text, but there is a color figure here and there. I would like to print the text on a black and white printer, and the figures on a color printer. I know i could just ...
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Saving A3 Landscape page to an A3 size pdf [closed]

I did manage to put an A3 size page within the A4 document. It contains a landscape figure. My problem is how to save document in pdf format such that the A3 page appear as it is, and not scale down ...
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Beamer: Visualize overlay borders in handout mode

I want to display the slide areas of a frame in handout mode. A possible solution could look like this: \begin{frame} % presentation mode On slide 1 \\ \pause On slide 2 \end{frame} ...