{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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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How to automatically output page order to print 8 pages of a booklet on a single sheet of Letter paper?

Im new to tex so I'm sorry if this is something is actually easy to do but I cannot find a solution. I want to print a signature/booklet of my book by printing two separate parts of the sig on one ...
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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} ...
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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 ensure that LaTeX-generated pdfs print correctly from print-on-demand services

I've just bought printed copies of a pdf-booklet I've made using luaLaTeX. The "print ready copy" created during the Lulu upload process looks fine in the electronic version and when printed on my ...
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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 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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sidewaysfigure: how to suppress rotation in pdf output

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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two pages on one and exact crop marks

the page size of my document is A5 and has about 100 pages. For printing I need to put two pages on one in A4 and rearrange them in a specific way due to my thumb index at eachside of the page. ...
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Printing multiple non-standard sized document pages on two sides of one piece of paper

I am trying to find a way to create traditional Tibetan manuscripts in XeLaTex(referred to as a pecha) and one of the things I need to do is to be able to place multiple pecha pages on one sheet ...
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Beginner needing help to create simple documentclass for traditional printed Tibetan manuscripts (Pecha)

I am delighted to see how well XeLaTeX can handle Tibetan script and want to use it for the typesetting engine for my software. The first thing I want to do is to create a simple documentclass, ...
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\animategraphics does not show the poster image in pdf viewers without javascript support

Below is a minimal example that compiles fine but that does not show any image on viewers without javascript like evince, okular, xpdf, etc. Any ideas what going wrong (does not work either with the ...
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TikZ: Printing press cannot print document due to RGB colors, layers and transparency

The place I print my thesis needs the PDF file to conform to certain demands. Demands I was not aware of prior to sending them the document. So, here is the challenge: Using PGF/TikZ how can I bulk ...
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Crop package axes marks

I am preparing a document for printing. My bookbinder asked for long (vertical) axes marks on every page, for folding the signatures. The axes marks should start 1cm from the final page and go all the ...
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No section number and title be printed in PDF output in LaTex [duplicate]

I am using documentclass{book} to write a thesis. All my tables and figures go into the appendix, which consists of two chapters: one is Tables, another is Figures. And there are several sections in ...
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Use black and white image for printing, color image for viewing [duplicate]

I have a color figure (image1.pdf) in a document which conveys some information nicely; however, when I print the document on a black and white printer, most of the information is lost. I have created ...
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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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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 to print URL typed using \href command

When I print document that contain \href{url}{title} I get title. Is it possible to print the url also but when viewing the document the URL is not shown. If yes how to do it? Try to print this : ...
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How to make a document with light colors printer friendly?

I have a document with some text in light colors. It's looking good on screen but I need to print it. Unfortunately, once printed on a black and white laser printer, the light blue is no longer ...
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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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How can I print a LaTeX document with raster images in halftone? [closed]

I have a LaTeX document with photos in it, and I would like to print this in high quality halftone on a black and white laser printer. I would like to achieve a better halftone than the one my printer ...
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How can I fade out the margins of a Beamer frame?

I'm making a poster with beamer. The department's printer has a specific printable area that I must stay within, but I'd like to have a gradual fade-out of my background pattern. How can I fade out ...
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Is ConTeXt a good choice for creating a nice large catalog?

I only know a little of ConTeXt but I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use ConTeXt for creating a large catalog containing hundreds of books with a three column layout inside. I was ...
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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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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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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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Overriding printer scaling defaults from within LaTeX

Edited version of question I have to produce a series of documents that need to be printed without scaling. The target users are likely to have low-level computer skills and will overlook ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...