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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Create PDFs that assume different colours on screen and on paper

Is there a way to make PDFs assume different colours when viewed on screen as opposed to when printed on paper? As an example, I am using the titlesec package to make section labels a fancy dark blue....
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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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newtxtext typewriter text OK on screen but does not print (sometimes)

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{newtxtext} \begin{document} Hello world \texttt{Hello world} \end{document} Compiled with just-updated TeX Live 2015 on OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. newtx is ...
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Best practice for ggplot transparency in pdf figures

I lost a couple of hours because of few transparent figures which Adobe Professional couldn't flatten to print (it crashed in the process). I wonder if there's any trick to produce PDF figures with ...
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TikZ: Printing press cannot print document due to RGB colors, layers and transparency

The place I print my thesis needs the PDF file to conform to certain demands. Demands I was not aware of prior to sending them the document. So, here is the challenge: Using PGF/TikZ how can I bulk ...
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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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'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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Why does my printed tikz image have a black background?

In my Latex document I have a lot of TikZ figures generated by \addplot3[surf, shader = interp,...]. In my PDF this figures look quite good. However, if I print the PDF, there is a black background. ...
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PDFLatex Printing Preview - French Cursive environment

I wanted to had a maxime to my latex book. Here is document viewed with Evince here the document viewed with the preview application in printing windows of Evince here the document viewed with ...
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luatex tex.print does not trigger process_input_buffer callback?

I've defined a new LaTeX command to randomize itemize-like lists using LuaLaTeX like this: \newcommand*\Randomize{% \directlua{% questions.itemstbl = {""} luatexbase....
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Full Bleed TikZ with Crop and Registration Marks

I've created some card-sized pages that I now need to adapt for full-bleed printing and trimming. Here's an MWE: \documentclass[border=0in, multi=tikzpicture, varwidth=false]{standalone} \usepackage{...
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Is it possible to force LaTex to put fonts into the pdf output?

Sometimes when I make a document with Hungarian letters, the pdf is perfect on the screen, but my printer cannot handle the Hungarian letters. I don't know where is the source of the problem (in the ...
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Crop package axes marks

I am preparing a document for printing. My bookbinder asked for long (vertical) axes marks on every page, for folding the signatures. The axes marks should start 1cm from the final page and go all the ...
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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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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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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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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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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} \...
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How to remove the extra margins in the printed version

I'm running a Texmaker 4.4.1 on ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I wrote a front page for my thesis with a Tikz picture inside, the preview of this document in texmaker is good, and opening the document with evince ...
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Dynamic table that optimizes block height to fit page or skips to next page if page cutoff overlap

Say I have a bunch of blocks in a table like this: |251|haf|p24|<-- 251 block |251|dga|63y| |251|hla|asp| |364|fty|p24|<-- 364 block |765|sfn|alr|<-- 765 block |765|hdf|hrt| |765|fjg|jth| |...
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Difficulty printing fancyhdr and margin specification

I'm trying to print a calendar, hedge to hedge, bottom to top. So I used the fancyhdr packages and put all the specified margins and it look great, but when I get the PDF and use the printing dialogue,...
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How to give a book for printing (pdf to jpeg)?

Currently I am preparing a report with full of designs(full of images and designs) in latex( I am on xubundu, so I have GIMP and Inkscape...) I am using Xelatex since I am using fontspec package. I ...
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Ensure black/white pages are recognized as such by printer

How can I ensure that the pages I print in black and white with pdflatex are recognized as black and white by a printer in my PDF and not as mixed from CMYK colors? My question arises because my ...
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How can I print print a calendar double-sided (duplex)?

To print a Filofax-like calendar I installed the package tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/calendar. Processing \documentclass[German,a4paper]{weekly} \begin{document} \begin{weekly} {pageheight=5in,...
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Ink usage of white text background

I am working on a project that contains a lot of colorboxes and floats with background color. This consumes a lot of ink, which makes me consider making a separate copy available that uses transparent ...
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Add Watermark only on print

Is there a way to add a watermark to a document only when it is being physically printed?
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Two pdfs (screen and print) from one .tex file

I want to generate two pdfs from one .tex file. There are two packages namely pdfscreenand screen for creating a document either for print as output or for viewing the pdf generated online. How can ...
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Printing more than one book at a time

Can small number of pages per book allow for printing multiple books on a press run, or does each book have to stand on its own as an independent job?
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Add a 3mm margin to every side of an A4 document

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Print two selected pages in one

I want to print a book with my printer and, because I will fold them in two, I have to print two pages of the book on one real page. Because I am printing a book, I also have to print the pages of the ...
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Print <A4 at 100%

What LaTeX package is best used to show crop marks on a page, so that I can print a LaTeX pdf page on an A4 sheet of paper at 100% in order to check the physical font size display. In doing so, I don'...
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How to add rip-out pages exactly in the middle of a booklet?

I am creating a staple-bound booklet for printing. I make sure it has a page count that is a multiple of 4. Now I have a few independent pages, also always a multiple of 4, that I would like to inject ...
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Printing the document out changes the margins

In my document both the right and left margins are set to 3cm: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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Problem in printing cropped pdf file

I am facing a problem printing a cropped pdf file. I used pdfcrop in ubuntu. The digital version looks as it should look but when I tried to print that (using adobe reader) the print out was not the ...
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texstudio: print PDF instead of source?

Pardon this as an application question, I'll go elsewhere if I need to, but I'm not sure where else to ask. I am using textstudio 2.8.4 in linux. I have my document ready to print. When I goto File> ...
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LaTeX rasterizes Mathematica 10 PDF figures when PDF document is printed, but not Mathematica 9 figures

Not sure whether to post here or on Mathematica SE (or somewhere else), but I'll give it a go here first. I recently updated to Mathematica 10 and then discovered that when I printed a LaTex ...
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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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Poster printing tip

I made a poster using Beamerposter and I am about to print it. A couple of places I have in mind asks to upload a file in a picture format. I have a couple of questions. Does latex support output as ....