{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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Exclude images for printing pdf

I have a document that has images that are very, very dark. As such, they should not be printed when the user goes to print. Somebody I'm working with loves to print, and they use a lot of toner ...
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Fonts too thin when A4 scaled down to A5 in printing

In my document I am using the same settings as in the MWE below. I need copies of the document in A4 and A5. Both have to be identical so I cannot optimise the appearance of both by using a4paper for ...
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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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What is bleed, and how do I achieve it?

I am going to print business cards that I've created using LaTeX, and when I contacted the print company and asked what they needed for the print, they answered that they needed a "pdf with the ...
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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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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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Two pages per sheet brochure

I am looking for a package that helps to print two pages per sheet for a brochure. I have used leaflet class for printing three pages per sheet. Booklet package looks promising. But it doesnt work ...
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Create PDF with images in black and white

I have a LaTeX document with several black and white, gray value, and color images. When creating a PDF with pdfLaTeX I get a PDF where I am not sure if the embedded black and white images are ...
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How to make a switch for print vs. display versions of a document with respect to links/URLs

I want the print version of a document have links or URLs written out but the online version have the abbreviated tag/name. So the switch, set at the beginning, will choose between two alternatives, ...
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Printing/typesetting two A4 pages from a single-page A3 document in TikZ

I'm currently working on a huge graph using a A3 format, with the landscape option. I don't usually work on A3 pages, but this is not a mistake. I purposefully chose this format because it's made of ...
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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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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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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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esint package leads to misprinted integrals [closed]

If I print a document using the package esint and the mathpazo font the integral signs (\int, \iint) are all cut at the bottom. I tested different printers with both a Linux and Mac system and got the ...
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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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When printing document, why do pages with figures appear rougher (of lower resolution) than text-only pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some pages in my PDF coming out bold? I have a PDF document that I made in LaTeX. Some pages contain figures I created in METAPOST. Everything is super-smooth in ...
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Converting a pdf into a form ready for binding

I have a pdf that is 118 pages long, and I want to end up with a bindable form, so that I have on one sheet pages: 1 4 2 3 What is the simplest way in LaTeX to accomplish this? Would quire ...
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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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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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\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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A grid of images to fill A4 -paper for economic printing with some space for scissors

I want to print a A4 paper full of the same QR image. I want more elegant way to this answer here, yes I can get it working like that but I want to leave just enough space for scissors and no space ...
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How do I set a binding offset for multiple pages printed on one sheet?

I'm creating a PDF LaTeX document that has A4 portrait pages. But it is destined to be printed in landscaoe orientation, two-up and double-sided. That means any binding offset needs to be added to ...
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Margins and text size change when printing from external viewer (using Texmaker 3.1)

With Texmaker 3.1 on Win XP Pro SP2, the following MWE prints with different margin widths and font size according to whether, from the window which opens after I press F1, I use the print command ...
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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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Printing entire PDF slide not just one item per page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a nice way to compile a beamer presentation without the pauses? I compiled a PDF from LaTeX. When I print the PDF it prints only one item per page. I want it to ...
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Printing a double-sided A5 document on A4 paper

I have a doubled-sided A5 landscape document with the following page order: As my printer supports only A4 paper, I want to print two of these pages on one portrait A4 paper so that I can cut it in ...
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Embedding printer settings in pdf

I want to produce a pdf that includes settings for a predefined profile, like the the printing on both side of a piece of paper, is that possible? If a pdf does not provide this kind of feature, you ...
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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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Recommended color for hyperlinks in a CV

I'm using the hyperref package, and I'm curious if there is a recommended color for hyperlinks. At the moment I am using urlcolor=BlueViolet which looks great onscreen, but when printed in b&w it ...
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What measure can we use by LaTeX to control the print budget

I found there are so much excellent answer to questions about how to product high quality typesetting output. But I wonder how to save ink with LaTeX. What we need to think about to manage cost. page ...
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Empty page with pdflatex generated documents while printing [closed]

I am having a HP Color Laserjet 2550Ln. Every time when I am printing a PDF file generated by pdflatex, the printer throws out an additional empty page at the end. I don't think it's a printer ...
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Typeset content of a PDF text-field without recompilation

With respect to preparing a PDF for printing: Is it possible to provide a text-field in PDF where I can type something and it should be typeset for printing? A resume for example : Most of the ...
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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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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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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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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? If my document has 50 pages, and following requirements : Double side printing ...
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Printing A6 on A4 paper

Yesterday I encountered a problem with printing an A6 pdf document (which I created using LaTeX). The Printing shop did not have A6 sheets, so they took the print out on an A4, which turned out ...
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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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How can I have text colored on screen and black on printing?

I have a document with colored hyperlinks, using the options of the hyperref package. I also have lots of tikz-figures that use various shades of gray and occasionally some colors. The way my ...
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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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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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Letter 'e', when printed in the default TeX font, missing a stroke

I often see printed LaTeX documents where the horizontal stroke of the 'e' is invisible -- even among different printers, documents, and people who print them. The image below shows it occurring on ...
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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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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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\sc not printed

I'm using the \sc command as {\sc Tight} but I can't see (on the monitor and when printed) it in acrobat reader but only with okular. Do you know why?
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Having a LaTeX PDF display the date the document was printed, not compiled…

I have been looking around for quite some time trying to find a way for a PDF (created using XeTeX) to adjust the date accordingly by the date it was printed - not compiled. I am familiar with \date, ...
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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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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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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. ...