{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 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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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 ...
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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} ...
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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} ...
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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 ...
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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} ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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} ...
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How to invert a PDF using OCG/Layers?

I am creating a PDF that is designed for viewing on Screens/Tablets, and uses white Text on black background. Since some readers might want to print it, and I want to avoid to create a second PDF, I ...
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How can I print multiple pdf pages on top of each other?

I have two pdf pages with text and/or images. I would like to print them on top of each other, on one single page. Text and/or images have to be plotted over each other, transparent (white) regions ...
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Why will PDFs from TeXworks not print? Will this issue ever be fixed?

I am fairly new to LaTeX, TeX etc.(I have the latest MacTeX package) and I just recently tried to print out one of my documents made on TeXworks. It would not send any data to my printer. I copy and ...
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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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Create PDFs that assume different colours on screen and on paper

Is there a way to make PDFs assume different colours when viewed on screen as opposed to when printed on paper? As an example, I am using the titlesec package to make section labels a fancy dark ...
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pdftex, fit to page printing, laser printer pdf acroread, A4, 2 pages per sheet

I have a pdf file with 2 pages per sheet A4, horizontally. Is someone able to create pdftex source which cuts off the big white borders and magnifies the text to fit A4 as output from my laser ...
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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 ...
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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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Can I have hyperlinks a different color for printing?

Is it possible to print hyperlinks in the same colour as the surrounding text when printing a hard copy of a PDF? When a PDF is printed on paper I would like the links to be the same colour as the ...
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texstudio: print PDF instead of source?

Pardon this as an application question, I'll go elsewhere if I need to, but I'm not sure where else to ask. I am using textstudio 2.8.4 in linux. I have my document ready to print. When I goto File> ...
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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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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 ...
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Providing alternate stroke styles for black and white printing in PDF

I would like to produce from LaTeX (MiKTeX, TeXnicCenter) both a black and white, and a colored version of my document. It contains vector graphics with several lines in one plot. In the color ...
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How can I turn my LaTeX into a black and white (1 bit) bitmap image? [closed]

I have a LaTeX document with only text in it. I want to prepare it for printing at printshop, and they need it in a black and white 1 bit bitmap image format, for example a 1 bit tiff, at 300 dpi. ...
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Automatically converting pictures to black-and-white

I am submitting a paper to an Elsevier journal, and they ask that "For reproduction in black-and-white, please supply black-and-white versions of the figures for printing purposes." My figures are ...
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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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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} ...