{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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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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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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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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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? \...
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Help me understand the offset values for pdfpages, for a non-standard page setup (a4 landscape, divided in three along the vertical axis)

This is my pdfpages tex file: \documentclass[a4paper,landscape]{article} \usepackage[final]{pdfpages} \begin{document} \includepdf[pages={1,3,5},nup=3x1,noautoscale=true,landscape,offset=-124 -124]{...
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Printing pages in Colour: hyperref and glossaries

I am using the packages hyperref and glossaries and the the links are appearing in colour in the pdf. I have some colour in a few pages which I want to print in colour. Now, the problem is that the ...
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How can I print index cards two-sided with multiple cards per page?

There are several answers about "learning cards" here on Stackexchange, pointing to several solutions, but this particular part of it is not my problem. I already designed them, created them (DIN A 6) ...
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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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How to change text arrangement on page

Currently I'm using pdflatex to print content on page with width of 6 in and height of 9 in. It's printing in standard print orientation as mentioned in the diagram below "Current Printing format". ...
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Is ConTeXt a good choice for creating a nice large catalog?

I only know a little of ConTeXt but I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use ConTeXt for creating a large catalog containing hundreds of books with a three column layout inside. I was ...
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Handouts don't 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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Duotone pdf for printing?

I want my document to have only two colors (using CMYK). Let's say black and Cyan. For the Cyan I want to have a tint. Will the following code work or the printshop will tell me that these are more ...
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Frame numbering with multiple frames in a page in beamer

I am working on a beamer presentation where I number frames using \addtobeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}{% \usebeamerfont{footline}% \usebeamercolor[fg]{footline}% \hspace{1em}% \...
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Four per page to print [duplicate]

I made an invitation for an event in LaTeX, with output at 4.25in x 5.5in. I'd like to place four of these in a 2x2 grid, and get an 8.5in x 11in document for printing. No margin changing, no ...
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How to select a default frame for `\animategraphics` when the viewer doesn't support animation?

I made a beamer with some animations. Here is a sample of my code: \usepackage{animate} \begin{document} \begin{figure}[!ht] \centering \animategraphics[autoplay,loop,width=\textwidth]{2}{../...
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Printing pdf - letter size changed

I created my LaTeX pdf with Texniccenter. I want to give the pdf to some people, but only some specific sites. So I printed the sites I wanted to a pdf printer. However, the size of the letters seems ...
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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 : http://tex.stackexchange....
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printed margins not correspond with pdf

I'm writing my thesis. My page layout: \documentclass[12pt,twoside,a4paper,openright]{report} \usepackage[inner=3cm,outer=2cm,tmargin=2.0cm,bmargin=2.0cm,includefoot, includehead]{geometry} ...
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Beamer presentation to a4 printable

Hi I'm going to graduate in physics on tuesday and I'd love to have a printable nice formatted copy of my presentation. I tried adding \usepackage{pgfpages} \pgfpagesuselayout{resize to}[a4paper,...
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Conditional margins for printing

This is a follow up question to Different margins for on-screen pdf and for printed pdf. I would like different margins for on-screen viewing and for paper. So, if someone views the pdf on a screen, ...
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fading tikz fancyhdr problem in book printing

I recently had a book printed, where I used fading lines in the header. In the PDF it looks correct, bu in the actual print, the lines on the left pages didn't fade as much as the lines on the right ...
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Ensure black/white pages are recognized as such by printer

How can I ensure that the pages I print in black and white with pdflatex are recognized as black and white by a printer in my PDF and not as mixed from CMYK colors? My question arises because my ...
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Sphere shading in cmyk colours

I'm trying to make a sphere in cmyk colours. In rgb, the spheres are nicely overlapping as expected. Is the solution using @Christian Feuersänger suggestion here? \documentclass{standalone} \...
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is it possible to display color only in PDF viewer, not printed page?

The ocgcolorlinks option to hyperref will let you have colorful links on the screen that are black (or more generally, the textcolor) when printed. Is there a way to have coloured hyperref ...
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Ink usage of white text background

I am working on a project that contains a lot of colorboxes and floats with background color. This consumes a lot of ink, which makes me consider making a separate copy available that uses transparent ...
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LaTeX to pdf; printing [closed]

This might be off-topic, since it appears to be a printer problem, but I wondered if anyone else has encountered this. When I generate a pfd document from a LaTeX source using Pdftex in TeXShop 3.56,...
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Iterating through a character/string array in LaTeX

I have an array of strings, and am trying to output each element into LaTeX. I am able to achieve that using the following code: \documentclass[12pt,english,nohyper]{tufte-handout} \usepackage[T1]{...
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Add Watermark only on print

Is there a way to add a watermark to a document only when it is being physically printed?
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Printing more than one book at a time

Can small number of pages per book allow for printing multiple books on a press run, or does each book have to stand on its own as an independent job?
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Tikz pattern areas become black when printing

I'm afraid this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find it. When I have an element in a tikzpicture environment that has a hatched filling, the filling becomes black when printing. ...
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Best practice for ggplot transparency in pdf figures

I lost a couple of hours because of few transparent figures which Adobe Professional couldn't flatten to print (it crashed in the process). I wonder if there's any trick to produce PDF figures with ...
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Dynamically set if environment should be printed [duplicate]

Is it possible to tell LaTeX whether or not some environments should be printed in the output PDF file? I want to create one version of my document with "extended" examples and another with fewer ...
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Beamer: Visualize overlay borders in handout mode [closed]

I want to display the slide areas of a frame in handout mode. A possible solution could look like this: \begin{frame} % presentation mode On slide 1 \\ \pause On slide 2 \end{frame} \...
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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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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 my ...
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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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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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\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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How can I toggle the document between print and view mode?

Is there a possibility to set a key into my header which defines the desired output of my document? I can imagine three modes: Print (black and white) Print (colored) PDF for display view With ...
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How to print two A6 pages to one A4 page

Good afternoon I would like to print two A6 pages on one A4 page, on all page, the picture on the right side. I tried to use this code, below, but the result isn't that what I want, the picture on ...
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Print print/cut markings for a \pagewidth image

My thesis cover has an image that stretches over the entire pagewidth. This is nice in PDF, but I expect that the outer few milimeters cannot be printed. In indesign or similar programs, the printed ...
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Printing multiple non-standard sized document pages on two sides of one piece of paper

I am trying to find a way to create traditional Tibetan manuscripts in XeLaTex(referred to as a pecha) and one of the things I need to do is to be able to place multiple pecha pages on one sheet of ...
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How to print URL typed using \href command

When I print document that contain \href{url}{title} I get title. Is it possible to print the url also but when viewing the document the URL is not shown. If yes how to do it? Try to print this : \...
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Print problem with 3D pgfplots (surf, shader=interp)

I recently encountered the same problem as in this post and since it still seems to be unsolved, I wanted to add a few details to it hoping that someone can help. I create a pdf in Texshop (Version 3....
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Problem in Printing Friggeri Resume/CV

I am using Friggeri Resume/CV template, which can be found here. This template is absolutely beautiful and easy to read on a computer. Its look is astounding and I just like it very much. However, ...
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How to use grey text so that it prints nicely on a B&W laserprinter?

In my latex document, I have a chart (created through matplotlib, and saved as .pdf file), where I put some text in grey. This is fine when looking at the paper PDF onscreen (its a vector image, so ...
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Full Bleed TikZ with Crop and Registration Marks

I've created some card-sized pages that I now need to adapt for full-bleed printing and trimming. Here's an MWE: \documentclass[border=0in, multi=tikzpicture, varwidth=false]{standalone} \usepackage{...