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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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 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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Crop mark and thumb part

For my second volume of thesis, I added a mark on the odd pages to facilitate consultations in the volume. I am not a great specialist in latex or tikz but initially I made boxes of 5.94 cm (297 cm / ...
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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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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 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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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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LaTeX PDF compiles well but the printer fails

I'm compiling a bunch of documents in LaTeX (PdfTex) with TexStudio in a Macbook Pro (MacOS Yosemite) and the compiling results appearance it's ok. The problem is I sent that documents and the ...
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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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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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Recommended margin and binding offset

I'm soon going to deliver my Thesis for printing. The printing office are not going to do anything to the margins before printing, nor binding offset. I showed them the default twopage LaTeX margins, ...
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How to improve color consistency of bitmap pictures from native format to target pdf file?

For the first time I am concerned about proper rendition of pictures for the draft of a document with artistic content. I use the basic macro below to embed the pictures. The pictures are in .jpg ...
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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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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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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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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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How to get a list of the filenames of the figures embedded in a document

I have a TeX document that is embedding a huge amount of figures from a fig folder that is full of another humongous amount of other figures. I would like to move the document along with its figures, ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to get two pages in one with LaTeX?

I would like to have my document compiled with two pages in one using LaTeX, like what you see when you choose to print two pages in one. As my pages are "portrait", I need the page to be shown in ...
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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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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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color differences in professional printing

This question is about the use of colors in professional printing. I made the following table: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{colortbl} \definecolor{rga}{HTML}{00E516} % ...
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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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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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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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What can interfere with glossaries to prevent printing?

I have the strange experience that from the combination \glossarystyle{altlisthypergroup} \clearpage Printing acronyms \printglossary[type=acronym] only the debug message is printed, ...
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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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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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fading tikz fancyhdr problem in book printing [closed]

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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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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Problem in Printing Friggeri Resume/CV

I am using Friggeri Resume/CV template, which can be found here. This template is absolutely beautiful and easy to read on a computer. Its look is astounding and I just like it very much. However, ...
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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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Can I have hyperlinks a different color for printing?

Is it possible to print hyperlinks in the same colour as the surrounding text when printing a hard copy of a PDF? When a PDF is printed on paper I would like the links to be the same colour as the ...
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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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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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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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