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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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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Dashed lines in pdf-figures turn out as solid lines when printed

I just stumbled into an unexpected problem. I included something like the following in my tex-file to show a graphic that includes one dashed line: \begin{figure}[htbp] \centering \...
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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 do I cite references in an external bibtex file without printing my references?

Submitting NSF proposals requires you to submit your references in one PDF, and the rest of everything you write in another PDF. So my challenge is to \cite{something} from my external references.tex ...
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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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Printing from DVI or from PDF file?

From a LaTeX source document we can get after compilation either a DVI or a PDF file. My questions are: If we want to get a paper version of the document, is there any difference between using the ...
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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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Is it possible to generate preview/sample chapters directly

If I have a commercial book of 10 chapters. Is it possible to generate free preview/sample material of different chapters: lets say the sample material will include (/frontmatter + chapter1, chapter3, ...
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'f' not printing correctly

I have a very strange situation where my content appears perfectly normal in a PDF viewer, but when I print it, the letter 'f' is replaced with a box with some kind of shading within. Here's a couple ...
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How do I configure texstudio to print pdf

I updated to TeXstudio 2.12.6 (hg 6632:7777b2b8a906) Using Qt Version 5.9.1, compiled with Qt 5.9.1 R Previously, I could print the pdf file that was created when I compiled the tex file by opening ...
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LaTeX not meant for print?

In the process of printing my dissertation, I encountered problems where the text and figures were dithered and in gray instead of black. This exact problem has been discussed in an earlier question, ...
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Ugly ragged fonts in pdflatex and lualatex prints

I recently had to print out one of my LaTeX documents and was surprised by the bad quality of the prints in comparison to standard Word or PDF prints. The font produced in the prints by pdflatex or ...
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Tips for printing LaTeX documents

When printing my papers, I noticed something odd: while the letters of documents exported from Word were clean around the edges, PDF compiled by LaTeX usually had some kind of grainy imperfections in ...
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Koma-Script: Adding margin for printing [closed]

For printing purposes I need to add 3 mm margin to all four sides. MWE #1 \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{newpxtext} \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} \blinddocument \end{document} ...
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multiscript document replaces Latin character with Japanese character in print

I made a business card with Japanese and English text. Then I gave it to "printing service". They could view the pdf and saw no mistakes but the printer A replaced a latin character with a japanese ...
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Including custom, scalable symbol in a printer-friendly manner

I have a symbol which I would like to use in a document as a math symbol. (In a manner akin to the symbol $*$, say - as a subscript, most often.) This symbol is a black-on-white inkscape .svg file, ...
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Add blank/empty page after every page automatically

I wrote my thesis and my school wants an one-sided print. The printing and binding will be done by a professional bookbinder. They only accept only two sided manuscripts. My \documentclass: \...
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Printing a line twice in TikZ

In the MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \section*{Version 1} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0,0) -- (1,0) -- (1,1) -- (0,1) -- cycle; \draw (1,0) -- (2,0) -- (2,1) -- (1,...
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Overprinting spot colors

I am trying to produce a pdf in a CMYK colorspace with an additional spotcolor, and make sure black on a spotcolor background is "overprinted", i.e. that if I look at the color separation of the ...
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Printing XeLaTeX-compiled PDF containing OTF fonts produces corrupted output

I am compiling a PDF document containing an OTF font using XeLaTeX. I'm using the fontspec package and the \setsansfont{} command to define this OTF font as my sans serif default. The following code ...
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Printing plot adds strange line

I just occured a very strange problem with pgfplots. Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...
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How to change order of pages when using \pgfpagesuselayout{2 on 1}?

I have a 100 pages text file in Latex, using A5 paper landscape, memoir template. Now I want to print it on A4 paper (two A5 per side). To do it, I use the command bellow: \usepackage{pgfpages} \...