{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 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? [closed]

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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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 [closed]

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} ...
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How was TeX output visualised on screen, back in the day?

I've been using LaTeX for about two years; I'm only learning TeX now, to get a better understanding of the foundations. In Chapter 6 : Running TeX of his TeXbook (more specifically, on page 23), ...
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If a letter is white on white background, does a printer see it?

In preparation for press printing, I would like to produce a version of a document for printing a glossy varnish layer, where all the text is "missing", but the images and other elements are at the ...
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Creating a mask for printing glossy varnish over images

I'm interested in finding a better method for the following: creating a black mask over the images on all pages while removing (or covering with white) all the text and other elements but still ...
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How to disappear text or figures by printing?

As you know, the option ocgcolorlinks of the hyperref package disables colors of all links presented in a PDF file by printing it from Adobe Reader (and by compiling with e.g. pdflatex); as a result, ...
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For figures in PDF format, what version and standard is ideal? [closed]

What PDF version and standard is ideally suited for the current version of pdflatex? Primarily for press, but online distribution will follow (large scientific publication). Bonus: Include some of ...
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Perfect Print and Screen Quality

I'm going to finish my thesis which leads me to the wish of polishing my document at it's best. Currently I'm running in some minor problems with my black values and I observed some table blurring ...
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Gray scale output using pdflatex

I use colour diagrams (saved as pdf files) which I include in my LaTeX file. Is there any options in pdflatex to create a gray scale document or a pdf viewer where you can view the document in gray ...
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Is there any harm using hyperref for a document destined for printing?

I am using the hyperref package in my LaTeX document, and then using pdflatex to generate the pdf file. Is there any harm in print quality, in using the hyperref package? Or should I have two ...
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Wrong kerning after \beta on printout [closed]

The following minimal example looks fine on my system: \documentclass[]{report} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} \Huge Test $\alpha, \beta, \gamma$ Test \end{document} The PDF looks like this: ...
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Offset in page numbers in pdf viewer due to roman numbering of frontmatter makes printing difficult

My PDF document generated with LaTeX has roman numbering for the frontmatter. My problem is: if I want to print a certain range of pages, it is very difficult to select them, because my PDF Viewer ...
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Why do the output fonts of Latex often appear fuzzy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are Bitmap-Fonts used automatically? When I look at the output of my LaTeX files, the fonts appear markedly more blurry than standard computer output. Why is this? ...
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TikZ shadings and printing incompatibility

I would like to use some effects provided by the shadings library of tikz. More specifically, I am trying to use the ball and radial shadings (tikz 2.10 manual, p. 412-). The resulting pdf looks ok ...
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No Bibliography is printed and citations shown bibtex key

I writing a document in LyX (2.0.5) with references. For displaying references I use biblatex. (http://wiki.lyx.org/BibTeX/Biblatex). My latex environment is MiKTeX 2.9 Since I switched my Desktop, ...
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Make backrefs invisible in hardcopy

Is there a way to make bibliography back-references display and hyperlink in a PDF file but not print in a hard copy. When I use \usepackage[colorlinks=false,backref=page]{hyperref} I get a red ...
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Handouts dont print properly

I have been unable to print handouts --- multiple slides per page with border around each. And it just does not work. I tried compiling with xelatex and latex (both almost default installs on Ubuntu ...
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Print a document with exam class so that it can be folded into a book [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Printing a book Is there a method when printing on a5paper with exam class so that it comes out like a book? Folding down the middle, and have it print the pages in ...