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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What's the best font for printing on a LED-printer?

my impression is that text appears to be too thin, hence hard to read and appearing grey-ish, when using LaTeX. It may look reasonable when viewing a pdf, but it's worse than e.g. Word or any other ...
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I'm having a problem in 2-page header, cant make the authors to align in the same line they jump under

Using this code to call the authors. \lhead{ \fontsize{8}{8} \selectfont \@title\\ \newcommand{\printauthorlist}{{% \expandafter\let\csname textsuperscript \endcsname\@gobble% ...
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Why doesn't my A4 document fit A4 paper when printed?

I use the template from this GitHub repo. As far as I know, it must be in A4 since \documentclass[10pt,landscape,a4paper]{article}, but seems it isn't. When I try to print it, it doesn't fit the page. ...
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KOMA-Script equal margins left and right with double sided

I'm using this KOMA-script-based template for a double-sided document. To enforce that new chapters begin on an odd-numbered page, I set the corresponding option to twoside. However, this also leads ...
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Crop package, want three outside edges to have bleed

I have formatted a document for printing, and the printer is saying that I need a bleed of 0.125' on the outside three edges. I am printing a booklet (using `booklet'), so the outside edges look like: ...
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Can LaTeX do non-printable graphical elements?

Is there a way to make some graphical elements to be non-printable, i.e. prints as white, while staying fully visible on screen? Here's a MWE to play and have fun with: \documentclass[11pt,letterpaper,...
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How to Modify a Latex Program to Display Only the Table of Contents

I am working on a LaTeX document that will likely result in a Table of Contents that spans a large number of pages. When the document is finished, I would like to ``carve-out'' the TOC from the ...
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Using booklet or 2up package to print “zine” on duplex

I'm trying to make a simple booklet that is to be printed on legal paper in a home printer, folded in half, and stapled together in the center. This style is sometimes called a "zine". I ...
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Embed full fonts into dvipdfmx's output

It happened to others on this forum, now it happens to me: the printing company (which I have not chosen) sent me the following message: The interior file cannot be manufactured due to unlicensed/...
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Nomencl not being printed no nls file [duplicate]

Written article, but nomenclature is not printed. Using Texmaker with MikTEX. I have configured the Makeindex file locations as in the examples. makeindex <filename>.nlo -s nomencl.ist -o <...
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Making Tikz shapes/surfaces that don't appear in the PDF

I want that my tex-editor shows me the 2-holes of a A4 sheet, but don't appear in the output PDF. Note: I don't want to use % and comment the circle's out and compile it again. The reason is, that I ...
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Are RGB defined colours converted to the xcolor setting?

I am preparing a manuscript for print. I am not a typesetter and now fairly little about printing in general. I have read that CMYK is typically the preferred format for printing (as it refers to ...
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suppress printing of B series of notes in reledmac

Using reledmac, I write two series of critical footnotes, \Afootnote and \Bfootnote. How can I suppress or disable the B series of notes while leaving them in the source? That is, I want the A ...
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Font size changes when printing PDF, but not when viewing it on screen

I have a very large and complex tufte-book document. I have not been able to pinpoint what causes the issue I am reporting here, so for now, I can not provide an MWE... but maybe this is a known ...
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ConTeXt: Can I print a PDF document with fillable forms?

When I try to print PDFs achieved with ConTeXt that have fillable forms, when I fill in the form, what I have filled in does not appear in the print. Is there any way to get that once filled they ...
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How to print complete frames in pdf, not slides

I have a pdf which comes from a Beamer presentation, but I don't have access to the code of the original presentation. Each frame is made of several slides as explained in a similar question: ...
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Saving scrbook as 2up PDF

I have a document of the scrbook documentclass, so it distinguishes between even and odd pages. I want to save it as a handout (PDF) with two pages per a4 side, placing the even side to the left and ...
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Biber Biblatex Miktex Texworks

Unable to print the bibliography whatever I do. In Texworks preferences tool configuration, I add Biber I run pdfLaTex - Biber - pdfLaTex individually with TexWorks I update Miktex Thanks for help ...
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What is twoside used for in printing?

I wonder the detailed usage of the documentclass option twoside. I learned from somewhere that it is used for some kind of printing, especially for printing books. However, it does not provide more ...
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Booklet with Cover and Iteratively Added Pages

I'd like to print a document according to the following specification: The first duplex page is the booklet's cover, so it has the front cover and back cover on one side and the first "left"...
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How to properly put two pages onto one using pdfjam?

I usually want to include two pages onto one in landscape format for printing, and I use pdfjam for that. However, what I notice is that it leaves a lot of empty white-space above and below, and it ...
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Customised Society documents in LaTeX

OK, I know that LaTeX can be used to design letter head and memo. But in all through the answers I searched here, I cannot find one that answers my question. So I ask this one. I want to produce ...
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odd-pages printed as left pages…why?

Sorry, I´m newbie to latex. I´m using KOMA-Script Book as document class and two-sided document as page layout and I have the following problem: chapters do correctly start with their first page odd-...
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Issue with curly brace after printing

The following piece of code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{cases} \renewcommand{\d}[1]{\ensuremath{\operatorname{d}\!{#1}}} \begin{document} \[ \begin{cases} f = g+a \\ \...
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OCGX2 print hidden layers

I am using the ocgx2 package with hyperref in scrreprt. All of the ocg are hidden to start with. I would like to create a printed copy with all of the ocg visible. I already tried the printocg=always ...
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LaTeX generated PDFs miss division lines when printed

I regularly get sent LaTeX generated PDFs (university assignments) which contain mathematical equations. Whenever I print these all the division lines (i.e. the middle of the fraction) are missing ...
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Hide certain elements when printing a document

For some reason, I wanted to insert a notice to users that they can click on certain elements in my PDF document. However, this notice should not appear when the document is printed on paper, as it's ...
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How to specify a FOGRA39 ICC colour profile in LuaLaTeX

I found some posts about this (like pdfx: CMYK color profile in PDF/A) but I'm not sure it applies to my case. Here is the context : I'm a designer and I'm working on a mixed Adobe/LaTeX workflow I ...
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Problems creating PDFs for professional print

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I hope you can send me to the right place if this one isn't. I have problems creating a PDF from XeLaTeX for professional printing. How it all started: ...
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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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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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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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