{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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Is it possible to distinguish between the soft copy and the hard copy of a pdf?

I have a document with a significant difference between its hard-copy and soft-copy. Something like some text-boxes which should be printed bold and big in the hard copy but should be hidden (or as ...
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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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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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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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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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Store information about which paper tray to use in PDF

Searching here, I found the question Embedding printer settings in pdf - while related, this appears to apply to printer settings for the entire PDF, not for changing printer settings per page. Our ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I print a syntax-highlighted LaTeX source file?

I want to print an example source file so that I can study it. How do I print it with syntax highlighting? I'm currently using TeXShop in MacTeX; apparently it doesn't have this ability. What program ...
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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 ...
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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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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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) 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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Handout is not the same as last displayed state of a frame [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to exclude certain slides from handout OK. Here is the MWE that explains it all. When compiled as beamer (onscreen) option, the itemized items appear on every click. ...
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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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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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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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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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How to deal with (probably bogus) errors from third party on my pdf? [closed]

I use a print-on-demand company (lulu.com) that has always been picky and inconsistent about the PDF files they accept. I'm giving them files produced by pdftex. They use various subcontractors to ...
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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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“This page was left intionally blank” on center of page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make pages which were “intentionally left blank”? Assuming I am forcing amount of pages to be even using Raphink's solution : ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...