{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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How to print in white text over black background in latex

I already have set a document with text and image. On the whole document: Is it possible to make the white background go set to black? That is: text in white color & background in black color. ...
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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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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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Including spotcolors in a DVI file

Consider, the PDF is generated using DVI-PS-PDF. Is there an easy way to add spotcolor in a dvi file, so that the resulting PDF contains the spotcolor. I know that using pdflatex this is possible. ...
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Printed PDF has wrong colors and linethickness

This error may be connected to this and this posts. My file is a presentation, created using beamer-class and LuaLatex. The compilation works fine, there are no errors. I will try to create a non-...
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Strange printing error when including different PDFs [closed]

First of all: I was not able to compile a MWE, since the error seems to be connected to one of my documents, all of which are classified. I'm experiencing (for the first time) the following error: ...
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Printing Latex generated pdf to a roll of labels

Wondering if anyone ever worked with (or tried to) printing to a ROLL of labels (ie. NOT discrete pieces of paper like A4). Is it just a matter of setting the length of the page really long? Or ...
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luatex tex.print does not trigger process_input_buffer callback?

I've defined a new LaTeX command to randomize itemize-like lists using LuaLaTeX like this: \newcommand*\Randomize{% \directlua{% questions.itemstbl = {""} luatexbase....
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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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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{...
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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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Different margins for on-screen pdf and for printed pdf

Is it possible to have different margins for printing from those shown on screen? I'm writing my thesis and for the paper version I would like a larger inner margin to allow space for the binding, but ...
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Booklet printing problem

I'm working on Lubuntu linux. I need to create a 8-pages booklet, A5, saddle stitch. Firstly I created this document (a5-doc.tex)... % a5-doc.tex \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[margin=20mm,...
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How can I place a 1 cm margin to a set pdf book (a6) to print

So I've already got my book ready set for a6 paper: contents, latex compilation, and I'm already satisfied with the end result of pdf I've got. However I've noticed that it'd be good to add a small ...
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Why do my PDF figures in PDFTeX look bad in print?

I am using several figures created using Matplotlib in a LaTeX document that I compile with PDFTeX. When I print the compiled PDF, I find that the figure quality is not optimum on some printers, ...
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How to add rip-out pages exactly in the middle of a booklet?

I am creating a staple-bound booklet for printing. I make sure it has a page count that is a multiple of 4. Now I have a few independent pages, also always a multiple of 4, that I would like to inject ...
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pdf graphic produced by Inkscape doesn't print properly [duplicate]

This question was marked as a duplicate: This question already has an answer here: \includegraphics PDF, color problem but I don't see that it is. I had previously looked at that question, and even ...
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How to give a book for printing (pdf to jpeg)?

Currently I am preparing a report with full of designs(full of images and designs) in latex( I am on xubundu, so I have GIMP and Inkscape...) I am using Xelatex since I am using fontspec package. I ...
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What can interfere with glossaries to prevent printing?

I have the strange experience that from the combination \glossarystyle{altlisthypergroup} \clearpage Printing acronyms \printglossary[type=acronym] only the debug message is printed,...
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Moderncv personal info icons printing issue

I am using the overleaf site in order to compose my cv (moderncv style) but i have an issue : Although in pdf my personal infos appear ok , when i print it some icons appear much bigger (for ex ...
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\printbibliography is not printing everything [duplicate]

I create a presentation using beamer. On the last page I want to show some references: \appendix \begin{frame} \frametitle{References} \tiny \printbibliography \end{frame} My ...
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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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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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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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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} \begin{...
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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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Printed figure different than the tikz one

I have a weird problem with some tikz figures. When I compute the figure, it looks normal, but when I try to print the output PDF document, an undesired line appears on the plot. It seems like the ...
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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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Physical page measures not matching with pdf measure tool

Perhaps related to physical printing and not to LaTex. Googling the problem don't come up with any answer addressing the issue. In a hope that maybe someone here had a similar issue and able to solved ...
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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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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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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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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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How print a folded single-sided A5 booklet on A4 with no cutting

I would like to print (several) single sided A5 booklets using my double-sided A4 printer. I am using the example from http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/150302/34993 currently as a template. However, I ...
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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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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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Using Pantone/spot colors and TikZ together

This question led to a new package: xspotcolor I came to the end of writing book in LaTeX. Thanks to this great community I have succeeded to apply designer's wishes into document and I thought ...
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Set start page number on pdf

Hi guys I hope you can help me with a PDF generated by LaTeX. I want to change my numeration on PDF file, its something like this: i, ii, "no number", "no number", I, II, III, IV, 1, 2, 3, 4, .... ...
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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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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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Printing the document out changes the margins

In my document both the right and left margins are set to 3cm: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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How to get 'Scale/Fit to page' behaviour automatically when printing?

I have slides created like this: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[american]{babel} \KOMAoptions{paper=128mm:96mm}% like Beamer \usepackage[includefoot, left=5mm, right=...
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Printing document to make a book [duplicate]

I need to print a document to make a book, the first sheet will have pages 2 and 3 on one side and 4 and 1 on the other, and so on... Any help on how to arrang this type of format?
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LaTeX created pdf is causing trouble while printing

I need to have my thesis printed (131 pages front and back, 22MB size). It has several complex figures where you can literally watch how they are "created" when going to the respective pdf-page where ...
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Pagenumbers vanished (from the printed version) after adjusting margins

I'm using Lyx. I'm trying to set 2cm top and bottom margins, in "Page layout" I also selected A4 paper, because that's the paper size I use (and without it the printed margins were not the right size)....
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Problem in printing cropped pdf file

I am facing a problem printing a cropped pdf file. I used pdfcrop in ubuntu. The digital version looks as it should look but when I tried to print that (using adobe reader) the print out was not the ...
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Some TikZ lines not printing [closed]

I noticed while printing my thesis that some dashed lines do not appear on the hard copy. Here is what I get after printing: Here's what it's supposed to look like: I have another figure ...
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Incorporate fonts to the output pdf for printing

I'm writing my thesis with texmaker. At the printing house, they ask me to incorporate all used fonts to the pdf, I know that it's possible when we write with word and print with pdfCreator (I tried ...
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How can I print print a calendar double-sided (duplex)?

To print a Filofax-like calendar I installed the package tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/calendar. Processing \documentclass[German,a4paper]{weekly} \begin{document} \begin{weekly} {pageheight=5in,...