{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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How to print low resolution (96dpi) raster images correctly?

Possible duplicate of this. But this is a detailed and specific sub problem of that topic. I know I should use vector images whenever possible, or 300dpi images. Since I am dealing with computer ...
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Printing the document out changes the margins

In my document both the right and left margins are set to 3cm: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to get 'Scale/Fit to page' behaviour automatically when printing?

I have slides created like this: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[american]{babel} \KOMAoptions{paper=128mm:96mm}% like Beamer \usepackage[includefoot, left=5mm, ...
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is it possible to display color only in PDF viewer, not printed page?

The ocgcolorlinks option to hyperref will let you have colorful links on the screen that are black (or more generally, the textcolor) when printed. Is there a way to have coloured hyperref ...
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Printing document to make a book [duplicate]

I need to print a document to make a book, the first sheet will have pages 2 and 3 on one side and 4 and 1 on the other, and so on... Any help on how to arrang this type of format?
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LaTeX created pdf is causing trouble while printing

I need to have my thesis printed (131 pages front and back, 22MB size). It has several complex figures where you can literally watch how they are "created" when going to the respective pdf-page where ...
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Pagenumbers vanished (from the printed version) after adjusting margins

I'm using Lyx. I'm trying to set 2cm top and bottom margins, in "Page layout" I also selected A4 paper, because that's the paper size I use (and without it the printed margins were not the right ...
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Problem in printing cropped pdf file

I am facing a problem printing a cropped pdf file. I used pdfcrop in ubuntu. The digital version looks as it should look but when I tried to print that (using adobe reader) the print out was not the ...
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Some TikZ lines not printing [closed]

I noticed while printing my thesis that some dashed lines do not appear on the hard copy. Here is what I get after printing: Here's what it's supposed to look like: I have another figure ...
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Incorporate fonts to the output pdf for printing

I'm writing my thesis with texmaker. At the printing house, they ask me to incorporate all used fonts to the pdf, I know that it's possible when we write with word and print with pdfCreator (I tried ...
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How can I print print a calendar double-sided (duplex)?

To print a Filofax-like calendar I installed the package tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/calendar. Processing \documentclass[German,a4paper]{weekly} \begin{document} \begin{weekly} ...
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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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How can I print multiple pdf pages on top of each other?

I have two pdf pages with text and/or images. I would like to print them on top of each other, on one single page. Text and/or images have to be plotted over each other, transparent (white) regions ...
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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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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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Create PDFs that assume different colours on screen and on paper

Is there a way to make PDFs assume different colours when viewed on screen as opposed to when printed on paper? As an example, I am using the titlesec package to make section labels a fancy dark ...
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pdftex, fit to page printing, laser printer pdf acroread, A4, 2 pages per sheet

I have a pdf file with 2 pages per sheet A4, horizontally. Is someone able to create pdftex source which cuts off the big white borders and magnifies the text to fit A4 as output from my laser ...
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Ink usage of white text background

I am working on a project that contains a lot of colorboxes and floats with background color. This consumes a lot of ink, which makes me consider making a separate copy available that uses transparent ...
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LaTeX to pdf; printing

This might be off-topic, since it appears to be a printer problem, but I wondered if anyone else has encountered this. When I generate a pfd document from a LaTeX source using Pdftex in TeXShop ...
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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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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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texstudio: print PDF instead of source?

Pardon this as an application question, I'll go elsewhere if I need to, but I'm not sure where else to ask. I am using textstudio 2.8.4 in linux. I have my document ready to print. When I goto File> ...
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How do I compile my LaTeX doc to make it suitable for printing at 300 DPI?

I have a LaTeX document that uses the \usepackage{lmodern} font. It will be printed on a (low resolution) 300 DPI printer that only takes raster images as input (an old Riso printer). After compiling ...
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Print problem with 3D pgfplots (surf, shader=interp)

I recently encountered the same problem as in this post and since it still seems to be unsolved, I wanted to add a few details to it hoping that someone can help. I create a pdf in Texshop (Version ...
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Providing alternate stroke styles for black and white printing in PDF

I would like to produce from LaTeX (MiKTeX, TeXnicCenter) both a black and white, and a colored version of my document. It contains vector graphics with several lines in one plot. In the color ...
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How can I turn my LaTeX into a black and white (1 bit) bitmap image? [closed]

I have a LaTeX document with only text in it. I want to prepare it for printing at printshop, and they need it in a black and white 1 bit bitmap image format, for example a 1 bit tiff, at 300 dpi. ...
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Automatically converting pictures to black-and-white

I am submitting a paper to an Elsevier journal, and they ask that "For reproduction in black-and-white, please supply black-and-white versions of the figures for printing purposes." My figures are ...
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How to print without the image

I want to print a document without print the images too: just the position of them so the printer make the process faster (I have some big image and i don't want to spend ink and time to print them). ...
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Iterating through a character/string array in LaTeX

I have an array of strings, and am trying to output each element into LaTeX. I am able to achieve that using the following code: \documentclass[12pt,english,nohyper]{tufte-handout} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using opacity in TikZ makes the entire page become “more coarse” when printed

In my document, some of the figures uses opacity. In the PDF viewer, everything looks fine, but when I print the document, the pages in which these figures appear become more "coarse"; the text looks ...
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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 a book

I would create a document using latex, if I want to print the document and make a book out of it, how should I do it? My document has 50 pages, and following requirements : Double side printing ...
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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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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 ...