{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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Break PDF booklet into pages

I have a PDF with booklet-odered pages (like the one below). I would like to break these PDF A4 pages back into the original twice as many PDF A5 pages. |-------| PDF page 1 | 8 1 | |-------| ...
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What paper dimensions to use for printing with the octavo class?

I am working on a fiction novel. I want to print this in a comfortable size for carrying and reading. I will have the pages printed, cut to size, glued together, with heavy paper added to the outside ...
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Multiple copies of short page on one sheet of paper

Suppose you have a short document (including a fancy header) which occupies only a small part of a DIN A4 page, like in this example: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} ...
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Including crop marks when printing

I would like to print crop marks around my document (an invitation). The invitation has a smaller size than the physical paper and the crop marks aid in the cutting process. Using the crop package, ...
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Just save colored pages of a document?

How can I just save the colored pages of a document? I want to print the colored pages on another printer...
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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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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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complexity package: disable banner

The complexity package uses the \typeout command to print a banner when the package is loaded. What is the correct way to disable the banner (other than editing the source code of the package)? ...
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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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Front-end for pdfpages

I use following .tex file very much for printing books, booklets, etc \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pdfpages} \begin{document} \includepdf[pages={4-8},nup=1x2,frame,landscape]{xyz.pdf} ...
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Glossaries: Make a glossary entry recognizable in printing

How do you make it visible to the reader that the printed word/term is an entry in the glossary? In my PDF on the computer, I just see it because I use the hyperref package and there's a red box ...
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Booklets in memoir class

I was just reading this question about using pdfpages to create twoup effects in memoir. This worked great for me, but I am wondering how I can get the page order to set up a booklet, so that it can ...
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Print from TeX to labels that have odd-sized pages

Is it possible to generate PDF files in TeX that can be printed to odd-format printers, e.g. the DYMO LabelWriter 450? This label maker prints to a roll of labels with page/label sizes such as, e.g. ...
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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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Commercial stock printing with LaTeX (prefer memoir, if possible)

In paragraph 2 of Section 2.2 of texdoc memoir, I quote ... with one page per piece of stock. In commercial printing the stock material is much larger with several pages being printed on each ...
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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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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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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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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 can I print a LaTeX document with raster images in halftone?

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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Beamer/TikZ shadow printed via Adobe Reader (PostScript) cause errors [closed]

Consider the example below compiled using pdflatex. Basically it is a simple test of the Frankfurt theme and the Whale color theme (just attempting to make something smaller). We experience problems ...
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Problem to print a pdf [closed]

The problem appears with two Lexmark printers. A friend compiled this example of my package tkz-euclide: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} ...
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How do signatures work in printing, and how can I use them in LaTeX?

With respect to printing, what are signatures? How do I use them when setting up my LaTeX document for printing (for example a book)?
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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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Splitting page into four parts

I am trying to figure out how to split a page into four quadrants (2 rows and 2 columns) to model the time management matrix. I tried using longtable but the second row will only start after the ...
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Shift Odd Page in Duplex Print

This is more a printer problem, but I have no way to solve it on the printer side. When printing a two sided document, the sides do not match vertically. That means for example the line of ...
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n-up printing of beamer slides with empty right-hand side

I'm creating a presentation with LaTeX beamer and want to print out some handouts. The handout should fit onto a A4 page and should have the following format. The page is (virtually) split in 4 parts. ...
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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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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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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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Removal of binding offset when submitting digital version of document

I'm writing my dissertation in LaTeX, and we're required to submit a paper copy and a PDF copy. For the paper copy, I'm using: \documentclass[twoside]{scrartcl} \usepackage{fullpage} ...
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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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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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Print front page on a single piece of paper without adding empty pages to PDF

Some people use empty pages to make sure that the front page gets printed on a single piece of paper (example). I think this is a bad solution, as some people might want to print every page on a new ...
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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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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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) becomes 9 in print-out [closed]

I have the following expression \mathfrak{U}^{(\alpha,N)}. The pdf output generated with pdflatex is all right. But the printer turns the ) into a 9. Has probably something to do with the printer ...
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Place two A5 pages on A4 using memoir

I was trying ConTeXt out and found out about imposition. I'm specifically interested in the 2UP schema, so I can just print on a regular A4 and trim. I have a book typeset using LaTeX and memoir. ...
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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 typeset micro fonts?

Here is the scenario: I'm having a exam and I'm allowed to take 1 printed/written page (cheat sheet) to exam. I want to prepare a cheat sheet with small fonts utilizing the entire page. I tried ...
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Problems with pdfLaTeX because of transparencies and transfer curves

I'm about to finish my report for this semester. My document inlucdes a lot of pictures and schematics from different (external) sources. Now the printery (prepress) is complaining about ...
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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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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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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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Problem with rotated pages (pdflscape package) and double-sided printing

I am using the pdflscape package to rotate pages with wide tables on them. This works fine, but there is a problem when I print the document in duplex mode. Its a double-sided document (left and ...
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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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\includepdf changes left and right pages

I've followed advice at "How to start new chapters on the right hand side" and found that including as title page, one PDF page is braking left&right orientation: ...
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PDF pages with color/gray-scale figures print with bold text

When including PDF and JPG images with either color or gray-scale in my pdflatex document everything appears perfect on screen. However, when I try to print on a color printer the text in these pages ...
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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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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: ...