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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Booklet printing problem

I'm working on Lubuntu linux. I need to create a 8-pages booklet, A5, saddle stitch. Firstly I created this document (a5-doc.tex)... % a5-doc.tex \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[margin=20mm,...
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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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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 do I print a book (A6 size), 4 times into an A4 size paper?

I have a latex prepared doublesided pdf, it has 130 pages. I just want a result where I can cut the A4 paper into 4 parts and get 4 separate a6 books. No need to set frames, just cut the paper in ...
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Imposition and creep

I have to print a book and make signatures for binding. I have modified this solution: https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/246226/56153 This way: book-pages.tex \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \begin{...
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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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Physical page measures not matching with pdf measure tool [closed]

Perhaps related to physical printing and not to LaTex. Googling the problem don't come up with any answer addressing the issue. In a hope that maybe someone here had a similar issue and able to solved ...
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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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Duotone pdf for printing?

I want my document to have only two colors (using CMYK). Let's say black and Cyan. For the Cyan I want to have a tint. Will the following code work or the printshop will tell me that these are more ...
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How print a folded single-sided A5 booklet on A4 with no cutting

I would like to print (several) single sided A5 booklets using my double-sided A4 printer. I am using the example from https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/150302/34993 currently as a template. However, ...
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Print print/cut markings for a \pagewidth image

My thesis cover has an image that stretches over the entire pagewidth. This is nice in PDF, but I expect that the outer few milimeters cannot be printed. In indesign or similar programs, the printed ...
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Inserting Landscape PDF in printed document

I wonder how to insert a landscape PDF best. Since my document will be printed, I tend to insert it as a portrait rotated left side up. But then it is not well readable on screen. And the Section ...
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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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How to get 'Scale/Fit to page' behaviour automatically when printing?

I have slides created like this: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[american]{babel} \KOMAoptions{paper=128mm:96mm}% like Beamer \usepackage[includefoot, left=5mm, right=...
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LaTeX created pdf is causing trouble while printing

I need to have my thesis printed (131 pages front and back, 22MB size). It has several complex figures where you can literally watch how they are "created" when going to the respective pdf-page where ...
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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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Some TikZ lines not printing [closed]

I noticed while printing my thesis that some dashed lines do not appear on the hard copy. Here is what I get after printing: Here's what it's supposed to look like: I have another figure somewhere ...
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is it possible to display color only in PDF viewer, not printed page?

The ocgcolorlinks option to hyperref will let you have colorful links on the screen that are black (or more generally, the textcolor) when printed. Is there a way to have coloured hyperref ...
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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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How can I print multiple pdf pages on top of each other?

I have two pdf pages with text and/or images. I would like to print them on top of each other, on one single page. Text and/or images have to be plotted over each other, transparent (white) regions ...
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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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LaTeX to pdf; printing [closed]

This might be off-topic, since it appears to be a printer problem, but I wondered if anyone else has encountered this. When I generate a pfd document from a LaTeX source using Pdftex in TeXShop 3.56,...
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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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Providing alternate stroke styles for black and white printing in PDF

I would like to produce from LaTeX (MiKTeX, TeXnicCenter) both a black and white, and a colored version of my document. It contains vector graphics with several lines in one plot. In the color version,...
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How do I compile my LaTeX doc to make it suitable for printing at 300 DPI?

I have a LaTeX document that uses the \usepackage{lmodern} font. It will be printed on a (low resolution) 300 DPI printer that only takes raster images as input (an old Riso printer). After compiling ...
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How can I turn my LaTeX into a black and white (1 bit) bitmap image? [closed]

I have a LaTeX document with only text in it. I want to prepare it for printing at printshop, and they need it in a black and white 1 bit bitmap image format, for example a 1 bit tiff, at 300 dpi. ...
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Print problem with 3D pgfplots (surf, shader=interp)

I recently encountered the same problem as in this post and since it still seems to be unsolved, I wanted to add a few details to it hoping that someone can help. I create a pdf in Texshop (Version 3....
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Automatically converting pictures to black-and-white

I am submitting a paper to an Elsevier journal, and they ask that "For reproduction in black-and-white, please supply black-and-white versions of the figures for printing purposes." My figures are ...
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Iterating through a character/string array in LaTeX

I have an array of strings, and am trying to output each element into LaTeX. I am able to achieve that using the following code: \documentclass[12pt,english,nohyper]{tufte-handout} \usepackage[T1]{...
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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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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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Tikz package “animations” - Print final version

I am using Beamer and the Tickz package to put two boxes around some images. When compiling beamer places 3 slides as it should (one without boxes, one with first box and one with two boxes). But for ...
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PDFs are not printed with the correct fonts

Using pdflatex I create some official PDFs from LaTeX source with \usepackage{mathpazo} or even just with the normal CM fonts and they look fine on my screen both, in Preview and in Adobe PDF Reader. ...
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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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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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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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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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Export PDF for two printer - one PDF with just the pictures, the other one with the text

Do you know a possibility how to export a PDF, that has just blank space where the graphics should be? (And the other way round) Why do I need this? I have a black and white laser printer and an ...
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Security Printing in pdflatex documents

this is may situation. I generate a test which is printed for 1300 copies to be distributed amongst my students. However I would like to put some feature in the printed pages, such that if someone ...
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Printing specific Beamer overlay slides with Acrobat

I want to print specific slides from one frame using Acrobat under Microsoft Windows (I don't have a choice here...). Specifically, for instance, I want to print the 6th and and 12th slide of my ...
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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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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 ....
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Why are letters dissapearing when document is sent to the printer. MTPRO2 [closed]

Whenever I send pdf-documents typeset with MTPRO2 (it only happens for MTPRO2) to be printed, certain combination of letters will disappear from the print, so far, I have only found that this happens ...
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Dashed line doesn't print (TikZ)

I have several graphics which include dashed lines. In the PDF, everything looks exactly as it should. When I print, however, the dashed line disappears completely. What should I do to prevent this? \...
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Beamer: print slides and notes on A4 paper correctly

Following up on this question, I have the MWE example below, that works well except for when I want to print the resulting pdf, which becomes completely shrunk ... so small that I cannot read the ...
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Links is it possible to show alternate text when the pdf is printed?

I want to have an electronic pdf version that says: See the game Guillotine (video). But in the printed version it should just say: See the game Guillotine. Is this type of behavior possible? ...
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Missing characters in figure when printed

The following plot is displayed on my Mac and chromebook (using either Adobe Reader, Preview and Chrome). However when I print the document using Adobe Reader (on Mac) many characters are missing: I ...
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How to protect a PDF generated via LaTeX [duplicate]

I've seen several questions similar to this one, but mine is how I can protect my PDF: Extract contents. Print. And, eventually, customize all the meta tag.
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Why do TikZ Bézier curves print as rectangles when part of a closed path?

When we compile this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} % Some variants of closing the path \coordinate (a) at (0,0) ; \coordinate (b) ...
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Cover/Wrapper for thesis [duplicate]

I am soon finishing my thesis and need some advice on how to create the cover/wrapper that surrounds the thesis (cover page + spine + back). Since it will be printed I also need to add some X's in the ...