{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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Tikz and ctable incompatibility, gives error when printing

When I print a report I get an error: An error exists on this page. Acrobat may not display the page correctly. Please contact the person who created the PDF document to correct the problem ...
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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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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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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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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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newtxtext typewriter text OK on screen but does not print (sometimes)

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{newtxtext} \begin{document} Hello world \texttt{Hello world} \end{document} Compiled with just-updated TeX Live 2015 on OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. newtx is ...
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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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How to repeat the page-contents on the same page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple copies of short page on one sheet of paper I am a school teacher. I have the following need. I have to distribute a large number of quizzes to about 200 ...
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Is there any recommended package for converting A4 size PDF page into A3 size page?

Currently I'm able to generate required output file using pdflatex in A4 page size. To reduce printing cost, I'd like to convert this A4 size PDF into A3 page as mentioned in the diagram below. Is ...
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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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Inserting Landscape PDF in printed document

I wonder how to insert a landscape PDF best. Since my document will be printed, I tend to insert it as a portrait rotated left side up. But then it is not well readable on screen. And the Section ...
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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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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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Printing specific Beamer overlay slides with Acrobat

I want to print specific slides from one frame using Acrobat under Microsoft Windows (I don't have a choice here...). Specifically, for instance, I want to print the 6th and and 12th slide of my ...
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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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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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How do I print a book (A6 size), 4 times into an A4 size paper?

I have a latex prepared doublesided pdf, it has 130 pages. I just want a result where I can cut the A4 paper into 4 parts and get 4 separate a6 books. No need to set frames, just cut the paper in ...
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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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PDFs are not printed with the correct fonts

Using pdflatex I create some official PDFs from LaTeX source with \usepackage{mathpazo} or even just with the normal CM fonts and they look fine on my screen both, in Preview and in Adobe PDF Reader. ...
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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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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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Printing is cutting off the edges of my fboxes

\documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{mathpazo} \usepackage[a4paper,margin=10mm]{geometry} \begin{document} \fbox{% \begin{minipage}{\linewidth} \textbf{Course:} \hfill \textbf{Essay} ...
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Imposition and creep

I have to print a book and make signatures for binding. I have modified this solution: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/246226/56153 This way: book-pages.tex \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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How do I compile my LaTeX doc to make it suitable for printing at 300 DPI?

I have a LaTeX document that uses the \usepackage{lmodern} font. It will be printed on a (low resolution) 300 DPI printer that only takes raster images as input (an old Riso printer). After compiling ...
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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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classicthesis margins in case of front-only printing

I am writing my master thesis with classicthesis. I am afraid margins are too wide and I was considering modifying them. I am definitely not a LaTeX guru so I surfed on the internet to find how much ...
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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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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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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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Why do TikZ Bézier curves print as rectangles when part of a closed path?

When we compile this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} % Some variants of closing the path \coordinate (a) at (0,0) ; \coordinate (b) ...
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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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Export PDF for two printer - one pdf with just the pictures, the other one with the text

Do you know a possibility how to export a pdf, that has just blank space where the grahpics should be? (And the other way round) Why do I need this? I have a black and white laser printer and an ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Recommended margin and binding offset

I'm soon going to deliver my Thesis for printing. The printing office are not going to do anything to the margins before printing, nor binding offset. I showed them the default twopage LaTeX margins, ...
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Dashed line doesn't print (TikZ)

I have several graphics which include dashed lines. In the PDF, everything looks exactly as it should. When I print, however, the dashed line disappears completely. What should I do to prevent this? ...