{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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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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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 blue....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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,...
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Print only part of the nomeclature

I was wondering if I can print only a bit of the whole nomenclature? Like after you have written an eq. and you want to explain the variables and constants. It would be nice to do so in nomenclature ...
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Why are letters dissapearing when document is sent to the printer. MTPRO2

Whenever I send pdf-documents typeset with MTPRO2 (it only happens for MTPRO2) to be printed, certain combination of letters will disappear from the print, so far, I have only found that this happens ...
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Two pdfs (screen and print) from one .tex file

I want to generate two pdfs from one .tex file. There are two packages namely pdfscreenand screen for creating a document either for print as output or for viewing the pdf generated online. How can ...
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Crop package axes marks

I am preparing a document for printing. My bookbinder asked for long (vertical) axes marks on every page, for folding the signatures. The axes marks should start 1cm from the final page and go all the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Print issue 3D pgfplots, shader=interp

I have some trouble with printing a 3D plot created with pgfplots. With using an interpolation shader, the map is not printed. The same problem accours when I copy and past my pdf, the map disappear ...
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LaTeX rasterizes Mathematica 10 PDF figures when PDF document is printed, but not Mathematica 9 figures

Not sure whether to post here or on Mathematica SE (or somewhere else), but I'll give it a go here first. I recently updated to Mathematica 10 and then discovered that when I printed a LaTex ...
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Some characters are not printed

When I create a LaTeX document and my tutor prints it either in the Firefox pdf.js viewer or some other desktop Linux PDF viewer, it gets printed like this: You can also look at the scanned PDF. In ...
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The text on some lines on printed document appear bolder or darker

As the attached picture illustrates, some lines in my document appear darker or more bold than the rest. I've marked the lines with a red line. The PDF document seems all fine. Is there something in ...
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Document cannot be printed - no pages were selected

I suddenly stumbled upon this problem. I'm using TexnixCenter using Latex->PDF. I have never had any problems with printing, but recently this message starts turning up... (Document cannot be printed -...
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I have a checkbox, but it does not print the answer

I need a checkbox with an "X" in it when checked. With the code I have right now, I can see the X, when I check it in Adobe reader, but it does not print the X. Also, the X is only visible, of I click ...
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Poster printing tip

I made a poster using Beamerposter and I am about to print it. A couple of places I have in mind asks to upload a file in a picture format. I have a couple of questions. Does latex support output as ...
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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 printer,...
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Missing characters in figure when printed

The following plot is displayed on my Mac and chromebook (using either Adobe Reader, Preview and Chrome). However when I print the document using Adobe Reader (on Mac) many characters are missing: ...
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`pdfpages` `\includepdf`'s page list input options

I'd like to use pdfpages to make a print layout of my documents, in order to print them in A4 paper, but with 2 pages per page. The problem is setting the page order in a way I can cut the printed A4 ...