Questions tagged [printing]

{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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Printing the tags beside question number with exsheets package

I would like to display the tags used for each question on the right side of each question number, in a modified form, such that: S-20-A2, 10-Complex would become [Simulation 2020 - Variant 2, Grade ...
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How to reorder included pdf-pages for bulk cutting ? [for paper saving]

How to reorder included pdf-pages for bulk cutting ? [for paper saving] Situation and Problem I receive continuously updated lecture scripts as (A4) PDFs that I need to print. The text area ...
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How can I print code and output using TeXworks?

When I use TeXworks and I want print the code I have seen there is not the possibility to print the code and the output. A few years ago I printed the code using TeXworks but now there is no ...
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Printing each page in a separate pdf file

Is it possible to print every page of the document to a separate pdf file, with a specific name. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \begin{document} page 1 \clearpage page 2 \clearpage page 3 \...
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Change report from one-side to two-sided

I wrote my diploma thesis in a one-sided layout (report) and now I want to print it, but don't want to have the back page blank on every single page. So I want to change the paper format to a two-...
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How do I make sure my printer prints the fonts I see on screen? (PDFs, Overleaf, Mac)?

I'm using the following setup: Mac OS 10.15.4 Brother MFC-L5750DW (latest driver) And have several PDFs (both old and new) which I'd like to print. The old PDFs were made in Lyx years ago and ...
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Printing Instructor's (all items) vs. Student's Solutions Manual (odd items only) (Take 2):

This is a rephrasing of a previous question I posed. I do thank the individuals that have helped to resolve it. I apologize for the lack of clarity in my previous post. So, here it is again... I ...
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How to print in colour with plain tex and Texshop? [duplicate]

How to print in colour with plain tex and Texshop ?
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PDF's page layout and dimensions not good for printing

So now that I have a 600+ page PDF (book) on my hands, I'd like to get a print out of it -- never thought I would. Turns out that the PDF's page formatting is not right for the print-on-demand service ...
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Adding Color bars from print production [duplicate]

Using the crop package, we can easily add printer marks. I am look for Color Bars. I am wondering if there is a package for this?
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Show underlines in view mode, but omit when printing?

I would like to know if there is a way I could display URLs with underlines when being viewed in a PDF, but to omit them when printing. I saw the following code example from this answer: \usepackage{...
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Does this need a proper \fill color or is just caused by the printer?

UPDATE I could manage to take a "decent" photo of what I'm refering to with the LED's: Is that caused by the printer? This is how the LED's are drawn: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \...
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How to print all environment variables?

Many languages have a printenv or list or str() command that allows you to see the run-time environment of the variables assigned... By "environment variables" I mean to include values as they are ...
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Print Quality of Latex Documents on Windows 10

I use Overleaf to generate PDF files from latex. When looked on the screen, the fonts in the PDF are perfect, even when I zoom in and watch really closely. However, when I print out the document, I ...
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Convert a6 flyer in printable leaflet on a4

I would like to print a leaflet of flyer in a6 format. Therefore, I would like to convert it to a double-sided a4 document, that I can print double-sided, cut in half and fold. It is important, to get ...
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Printing Images on two sides of a page so that they line up

is there an easy way to line up two images with the same dimensions such that when the two images are printed they are back to back on the printed page and can be cut out of the piece of paper to ...
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How can I customize the latex output?

Assume I have prepared a CV, which has a section for my contact. For my webpage, I would like to have only my email in the contact section, for my job applications, I want to have my cell phone number ...
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Once and for all: Produce PDF/X-1a:2001 (with lualatex, without pdfx package)

I've been going crazy browsing the internet for an ultimate, easy, straightforward, up-to-date answer (possibly hoping to find some switch for the lualatex command). I also checked the LaTeX 2e manual ...
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liabilities of web fonts for tex printing

The below expands on the themes briefly represented in a question from several years ago. Historically, TeX and its descendants have distinguished themselves as being accessible to non-commercial ...
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Page scaling at print

I am writing my thesis with the Latex template provided by the university, and they are complaining that the margins are not right. The .cls file I am using is provided by them and has the correct ...
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How to duplicate in 2 x A5 a tcolorbox written in A5 format on several page?

I wrote a Dupli environment that allows me to print two identical A5 pages on an A4 page. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % environnement Dupli \newlength{\ligne}% \newsavebox{\maboite}% \newlength\...
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Detect and act on tampering/re-printing of PDF

Is there a way to make a LaTeX-produced PDF file appear wildly different if someone has modified it (i.e. by opening it in a PDF reader application, and using the "Print to PDF" feature)? In short, I ...
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What is the LuaTex equivalent to `\pdfcatalog{/ViewerPreferences<</PrintScaling/None>>}`

With pdfLaTeX I prevent downsizing of printouts with \pdfcatalog{/ViewerPreferences<</PrintScaling/None>>}. Now how to use this with LuaLaTeX? I tried: {\pdfextension catalog=/...
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Add a 3mm margin to every side of an A4 document [duplicate]

I have created a document in LaTeX and the document is complete, but the printers have asked for a 3mm white board applied to the PDF, so the overall size is 6mm wider and taller than standard A4. ...
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PDF output of overleaf/pdflatex seems to shrink at printing stage

This problem seems to specific to printing the output of OverLeaf. At the printing stage the PDF file seems to shrink. The issue is not observed on, say, TeXStudio. I tex the document on overleaf, ...
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Setting PDF Print Configuration to “Actual Size” [duplicate]

Is it possible to configure the print default option as "Actual Size" in my LaTeX document such that when the PDF is created, the default is set to "Actual Size" in the print dialog box?
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Spacing issue with the newcommand [duplicate]

I had created an abbreviation (abv) shortcut using the newcommand. However the command did not render as expected. Specifically, there is a gap between the abv and punctuation marks (See line 1 of the ...
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Points printed right after part question in exam class

I'm using the exam class (exam.cls) to make an exam. I'm trying to get the points printed right after the part question. Anyone an idea how to achieve this? \documentclass[11pt]{exam} \begin{document}...
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Including a greyscale PNG image gives wrong colorspace in resulting pdf file

I am preparing a large document that will be printed in one colour, and I tried including a few images in png-format that have been converted to a greyscale colorspace (DeviceGray). In the resulting ...
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How to create material which is visible on screen but invisible on paper?

You can have LaTeX draw frames around things that are placed inside boxes. You use \fbox for this. How can you have LaTeX draw lines, e.g., frames around things, which are visible when viewing the ...
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Display text in PDF, but remove it when physically printing the document

I'm trying to create a document which contains some special text that's only visible when the document is opened in, e.g., Acrobat. When printing it using a normal printer, I want the text to be ...
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Greyscale compatible colours for TikZ

I am looking for five different colours/fill styles for the bars in a TikZ chart. The bars are quite narrow. I want them to be distinctive when viewed onscreen or printed in colour, but also ...
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Extracting pages of Xelatex created PDF in Acrobat requires password

I have a .tex file and after compiling with XeLatex , when I want to extract pages of the PDF or open a single-page PDF in Illustrator, it tells the file is Password-Protected (in Adobe Acrobat, no ...
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How to put a double-sided B5 document on A4 paper for duplex printing?

I have a ClassicThesis B5 document: \documentclass[ b5paper, twoside, openright, titlepage, numbers=noenddot, headinclude, footinclude, cleardoublepage=empty, BCOR=5mm, fontsize=10pt, abstract=on, ]{...
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ConTeXt: Replace PDF Content During Printing

Is it possible to create a single document which appears different when printed? Not separate modes which typeset multiple documents per input TeX, but a single document which prints differently than ...
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When I try to print my LaTex PDF from a PDF viewer, it prints the source [closed]

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04. I compile the document with TexStudio, open it with Okular, Document Viewer, etc., document looks great, but when I print it from the PDF viewer I'm using (Okular, Document Viewer,...
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Print out all relevant document information. (Maybe a package?)

I starting to make a table which print out all for me relevant document information in one table like actual paper width, count of words, actual font size actual font type ... Is there maybe a ...
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Ligatures gets printed with the wrong thickness

I am writing my masters thesis project in LaTeX and is enjoying it so far. However, when printing some of the pages for review, I noticed that ligatures seems to be printed with the wrong weight and ...
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How to print using letterpaper from auto-multiple-choice

I have prepared an exam in auto-multiple-choice (AMC) and formatted the document to use letterpaper, rather than the default a4paper. However, when I go to print individual (serial) copies of the exam ...
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\printbibliography by variable years

This is the system I currently have: \defbibcheck{yr2016}{ \iffieldint{year} {\ifnumequal{\thefield{year}}{2016} {\skipentry} {}} {\skipentry} } This should exclude anything except ...
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How to prepare a latex file to ready for flex printing?

Hello TeX user's i want to know how can we prepare a LaTeX file for flex printing, i heard from someone for flex printing only .tif format is supported, but when we build a LaTeX file is generated ...
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What's the best way to hide (leave space) for “Solution”?

Sorry if my previous question was not so clear. I will delete it later. Here is a MVE. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm,amssymb} \usepackage{enumerate} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%...
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Hide/Show Solution for Problems

There are too many options for "Solution/Answer" environments which we can use and I am adopting this one for my "big" project that I am doing. At the moment, it looks like the easiest one for me to ...
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\refstepcounter does not print the counter

So I am trying to automate a counter using new counter and \refstepcounter. However I would like to print the number of the counter and the code below does not seem to word. Any idea why? \newcounter{...
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Compile print version and display version in 1 run

Often I have to create two documents with the same content but different layout: one version to print and another as a digital document. Therefore some small changes have to be made like other margins,...
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Emulating transparency to avoid discrepancies among pdf viewers/printers - TikZ

I previously asked this question about why my transparent fades weren't showing up or printing and it seems that the transparency feature in pdfs isn't uniformly supported. So my new question is this:...
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TikZ path fading doesn't print

Here's a MWE of some path fading I'm doing: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{fadings} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \fill [blue!80!black, path fading=east] (0,0) -...
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Preventing document from being printed

Banknotes (money) have printing-preventive patterns in them, like e.g. the EURion constellation. This prevents the note from being scanned and copied and printed (since most printers and scanners are ...
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Remove empty page allocation for book document class because I am printing single side

\documentclass [12pt] {book} \begin {document} \title {Title} \maketitle \tableofcontents \listoffigures \listoftables \chapter {chapter} content \end {document} I wish to remove the empty page ...
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Make “heavy” 3D pgfplot printable/reducing PDF layers

td;dr: How can I reliably reduce the number of layers in a PDF that contains pgfplotswith lots of data point. I have made some 3D plots using pgfplots which each contain a lot of data points. They ...

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