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Is there a portable robust self-contained way to obfuscate email addresses in TeX?

It is a well-known fact that spammers crawl web pages and automatically extract email addresses not only from HTML files, but also from other formats, e.g., PDF. It is therefore desirable to have an ...
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Making an anonymous PDF file using PDFLaTeX

When writing a referee report for a journal, it would be preferrable to have the resulting PDF file generated by pdflatex be completely anonymous. Does one need to take special actions to ensure ...
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What kind of data can be gleaned from a PDF created in LaTeX?

As I use LaTeX for the creation of many of my business instruments, and since I send these all over the world to different clients I just wanted to know if there are any data embedded in a PDF that ...
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How does one build MiKTeX on Windows?

I want to build MiKTeX (pdflatex specifically) to resolve this privacy issue with pdflatex by applying this change. I followed this howto. On a new Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit) install I installed: ...
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How to conceal a document's content and meanwhile preserve its structure?

I am demonstrating how LaTeX helps typeset a CV. So I wish to show my own CV to them, but with my personal information all concealed. Meanwhile, since the purpose of showing them my CV is to show how ...
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How to define a private color in a (possibly LaTeX3) package?

Suppose I'd like to define, in a personal package mypackage, a private (xcolor's) color: \definecolor{my_so_beautiful_red}{rgb}{1,0,0} the name of which I'd like to not be accidentally used by ...
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Does LaTeX store any potentially personally revealing data from my source in some log file somewhere?

I'd like to know if I'm leaking personal data if I hop from computer to computer running my .tex file without deleting some hidden log of some kind that retains, say, an address I have in an invoice ...
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Automating the appearance of email addresses as images

Publishing pdf manuscripts on the web with emails embedded in the file results in spam. More generally, I am looking for a way to automate the conversion of a string to an image. It's quite easy to ...
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Multiple output pdfs with limited info in one

I am making my resume using and for xelatex. Certain versions of my resume have my name and address, they others, those which are public do not. Is there an easy way to hide this information on the ...
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Obfuscation of @ and . in e-mail addresses

I manage style files for an academic journal. A typical article will contain authors' email addresses, which we attempt to obfuscate in order to give some measure of protection against e-mail ...