{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 plain CSV list of pages with/without figures

I'm wondering if there's an easy way to have LaTeX output two lists: of pages containing and of pages not containing figures and/or other color objects. I'd like to print color pages on a color ...
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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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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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Four smaller pages in one page

I would like to style my document in such a way that the page is divided into four equal parts and then the text is printed in those pages: it is similar to twocolumn but I also want to have, say two ...
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How to sort the order of pages so that they can be printed in a folded book?

I am using ConTeXt to print a book. Each page is A5, but the print store can only print on A4 paper, so they print 2 pages on each side of the A4 paper. I used this code to specify the layout: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Libertine, ebgaramond garbled when printed from Evince

If I try to print a PDF produced with pdflatex from within the Evince document viewer on Debian Wheezy, the print output is garbled. This is also true if I "print to file": it looks as shown below. ...
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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? [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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Links is it possible to show alternate text when the pdf is printed?

I want to have an electronic pdf version that says: See the game Guillotine (video). But in the printed version it should just say: See the game Guillotine. Is this type of behavior ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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? ...