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 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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Simulate printing imperfections and defects with TeX?

Is there a way to simulate imperfections of some of the older books in LaTeX? Like the missing pieces of letters, extra splotches of ink and such? Here is an interesting artifact: P.S.: I guess one ...
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Tikz and ctable incompatibility, gives error when printing

When I print a report I get an error: An error exists on this page. Acrobat may not display the page correctly. Please contact the person who created the PDF document to correct the problem ...
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Is there a way to have coloured hyperref hyperlinks in the PDF, but have them print “as if” they were black?

I like having my hyperref hyperlinks a different colour, so it's obvious that they are links. But when I print a copy of the PDF, I don't want the links to be coloured, because you can't click them, ...
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How do I insert an image in LaTeX so it looks good on print?

LaTeX documents print beautifully, but images often looks "ugly", "pixelated" or "low-res" compared to the text. By images I don't mean photos, which I rarely use, but rather diagrams, charts and ...
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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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Using opacity in TikZ makes the entire page become “more coarse” when printed

In my document, some of the figures uses opacity. In the PDF viewer, everything looks fine, but when I print the document, the pages in which these figures appear become more "coarse"; the text looks ...
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Implementing full-page Screen-Only & Print-Only in PDF

I am interested in displaying some things (e.g.: title page) in full color on screen, while having the same object/page display in a black and white friendly form when printed. According to this SO ...
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Four smaller pages in one page

I would like to style my document in such a way that the page is divided into four equal parts and then the text is printed in those pages: it is similar to twocolumn but I also want to have, say two ...
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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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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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How to make the pdf output of better print quality?

The pdf output generated from by LaTeX is usually not as clear or black as the standard documents would usually be preferred. The search so far suggests that either the fonts used or the Ghostscript ...
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Is it possible to distinguish between the soft copy and the hard copy of a pdf?

I have a document with a significant difference between its hard-copy and soft-copy. Something like some text-boxes which should be printed bold and big in the hard copy but should be hidden (or as ...
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Printing a book

I would create a document using latex, if I want to print the document and make a book out of it, how should I do it? My document has 50 pages, and following requirements : Double side printing Book ...
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Having a LaTeX PDF display the date the document was printed, not compiled

I have been looking around for quite some time trying to find a way for a PDF (created using XeTeX) to adjust the date accordingly by the date it was printed - not compiled. I am familiar with \date, \...
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How to sort the order of pages so that they can be printed in a folded book?

I am using ConTeXt to print a book. Each page is A5, but the print store can only print on A4 paper, so they print 2 pages on each side of the A4 paper. I used this code to specify the layout: \...
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Printing a handout of a Beamer presentation, the resulting pdf is shrunk!

I use the code below to produce handouts of my presentations. When I open the resulting pdf with any pdf viewer, it is viewed correctly, but when I print it, it is always printed very small, no ...
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What measure can we use by LaTeX to control the print budget

I found there are so much excellent answer to questions about how to product high quality typesetting output. But I wonder how to save ink with LaTeX. What we need to think about to manage cost. page ...
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Beginner needing help to create simple documentclass for traditional printed Tibetan manuscripts (Pecha)

I am delighted to see how well XeLaTeX can handle Tibetan script and want to use it for the typesetting engine for my software. The first thing I want to do is to create a simple documentclass, with ...
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How was TeX output visualised on screen, back in the day?

I've been using LaTeX for about two years; I'm only learning TeX now, to get a better understanding of the foundations. In Chapter 6 : Running TeX of his TeXbook (more specifically, on page 23), ...
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Using Pantone/spot colors and TikZ together

This question led to a new package: xspotcolor I came to the end of writing book in LaTeX. Thanks to this great community I have succeeded to apply designer's wishes into document and I thought ...
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Printing beamer slides?

I want to print handouts of a Beamer presentation. I am using psnup to a create a copy with multiple slides per pages. I notice that there is a lot of empty space on the top of each slide and the ...
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Printing a double-sided A5 document on A4 paper

I have a doubled-sided A5 landscape document with the following page order: As my printer supports only A4 paper, I want to print two of these pages on one portrait A4 paper so that I can cut it in ...
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How to automatically output page order to print 8 pages of a booklet on a single sheet of Letter paper?

Im new to tex so I'm sorry if this is something is actually easy to do but I cannot find a solution. I want to print a signature/booklet of my book by printing two separate parts of the sig on one ...
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How can I have text colored on screen and black on printing? [duplicate]

I have a document with colored hyperlinks, using the options of the hyperref package. I also have lots of tikz-figures that use various shades of gray and occasionally some colors. The way my ...
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Embedding printer settings in pdf

I want to produce a pdf that includes settings for a predefined profile, like the the printing on both side of a piece of paper, is that possible? If a pdf does not provide this kind of feature, you ...
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Overriding printer scaling defaults from within LaTeX

Edited version of question I have to produce a series of documents that need to be printed without scaling. The target users are likely to have low-level computer skills and will overlook ...
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No Bibliography is printed and citations shown bibtex key

I writing a document in LyX (2.0.5) with references. For displaying references I use biblatex. (http://wiki.lyx.org/BibTeX/Biblatex). My latex environment is MiKTeX 2.9 Since I switched my Desktop, ...
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Different margins for on-screen pdf and for printed pdf

Is it possible to have different margins for printing from those shown on screen? I'm writing my thesis and for the paper version I would like a larger inner margin to allow space for the binding, but ...
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Printing A6 on A4 paper

Yesterday I encountered a problem with printing an A6 pdf document (which I created using LaTeX). The Printing shop did not have A6 sheets, so they took the print out on an A4, which turned out ...
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What is bleed, and how do I achieve it?

I am going to print business cards that I've created using LaTeX, and when I contacted the print company and asked what they needed for the print, they answered that they needed a "pdf with the ...
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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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Multiple copies of short page on one sheet of paper

Suppose you have a short document (including a fancy header) which occupies only a small part of a DIN A4 page, like in this example: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \usepackage[top=2cm,...
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Booklets in memoir class

I was just reading this question about using pdfpages to create twoup effects in memoir. This worked great for me, but I am wondering how I can get the page order to set up a booklet, so that it can ...
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Place two A5 pages on A4 using memoir

I was trying ConTeXt out and found out about imposition. I'm specifically interested in the 2UP schema, so I can just print on a regular A4 and trim. I have a book typeset using LaTeX and memoir. ...
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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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Conditional margins for printing [closed]

This is a follow up question to Different margins for on-screen pdf and for printed pdf. I would like different margins for on-screen viewing and for paper. So, if someone views the pdf on a screen, ...
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Is there any recommended package for converting A4 size PDF page into A3 size page?

Currently I'm able to generate required output file using pdflatex in A4 page size. To reduce printing cost, I'd like to convert this A4 size PDF into A3 page as mentioned in the diagram below. Is ...
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Two pages per sheet brochure

I am looking for a package that helps to print two pages per sheet for a brochure. I have used leaflet class for printing three pages per sheet. Booklet package looks promising. But it doesnt work ...
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If a letter is white on white background, does a printer see it?

In preparation for press printing, I would like to produce a version of a document for printing a glossy varnish layer, where all the text is "missing", but the images and other elements are at the ...
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How to disappear text or figures by printing?

As you know, the option ocgcolorlinks of the hyperref package disables colors of all links presented in a PDF file by printing it from Adobe Reader (and by compiling with e.g. pdflatex); as a result, ...
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Specification of the Layout for Q-A Reference Cards (Flashcards, Visual Cards)

I'm relatively new to LaTeX and I've used Microsoft Word so far for virtually all work with documents. For college, to use own question-and-answer reference cards, I decided once to split a portrait ...
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Glossary style long but without the indentation before the notations

I want to do a nomenclature list using the glossaries package. I like the print style "long", however, I would prefer if it didn't have the large indentation to the left and it also would be great if ...
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“This page was left intionally blank” on center of page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make pages which were “intentionally left blank”? Assuming I am forcing amount of pages to be even using Raphink's solution : https://tex.stackexchange....
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Why do some vector graphics included into a document force rasterization of the whole page and subsequently ruin the look of the text in cups?

When I \includegraphics certain PDF files (for example this SVG converted with Inkscape), the output produced by LuaLaTeX or PDFLaTeX will be such that when the page containing the picture is printed ...
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Create element in pdf that doesn't print to paper

I'm creating a fancy header with hyperlinks (see here) for a large document. However, if/when this document is printed, this header is not useful and uses up ink and space. Is it possible to include ...
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T1 Encoding causing bad PDF quality? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that some of the papers I've listed on my homepage look a lot sharper than others when rendered in a PDF viewer. Curious about this, I tracked it down to this import: \usepackage[...
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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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Using LaTeX for pre-printed paper

I'm thinking of moving from Crystal Reports to a LaTeX based solution, but it's a requirement to be able to make a pdf that conforms to a pre-printed layout (in the company I work we use pre-printed ...
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How to divide document for black and color printing?

Most of my document is black text, but there is a color figure here and there. I would like to print the text on a black and white printer, and the figures on a color printer. I know i could just ...