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Questions about LaTeX, the document markup and typesetting tool commonly used in academia. LaTeX is used to lay out scientific articles and theses.

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Feedback on the design of a physics document

I am not a designer, I am a physicist. Back in 2005, I made a guide for students about how to measure cosmic rays, for a lab class I was teaching. Now I am redesigning it and would like to ask for the ...
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How can I get LaTeX fonts into Adobe illustrator?

I am currently trying to add equations created with LaTeXiT straight into Adobe Illustrator CS6, but somehow the "font" changes. I've tried scrolling around the Internet to see if I could find out how ...
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How to fix transparency issue in pdf output from Inkscape?

I'm creating some histograms for use in a scientific article, The final figure is supposed to be a few graphs, each with two sets of data plotted showing how similar they are. In my example, I used ...
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Is Computer Modern a high-quality font?

Computer Modern, a font created by a computer scientist for use with his own typesetting system TeX, has become one of the most frequently used fonts of all time, precisely because of the popularity ...
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Illustrator glow effect not shown in pdf after saving

I am relatively new to Illustrator. I use version CS6 and I just discovered that when I apply an outer glow effect it is not visible in the PDF after saving apart from when you make the effect really ...
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Prevent Inkscape to make multiple pages PDF for LaTeX

When I generate a PDF from a Drawing using Inkscape 0.92.1 on Ubuntu, it creates a multiple page document which is barely not displayed then in a LaTeX document. How could I prevent Inkscape to make ...
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Where to find “LaTeX Formula” in inkscape?

I know It should be on the menu bar -> Extensions -> Render -> LaTeX Formula. But when I use inkscape on windows, there is no "LaTeX Formula" in the above path. It should be hidden somehow. Anyone ...
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Technical name of a particular fountain pen font

Kind users, I've been trying for two hours to identify a font using the various online tools that can be used in LaTeX but I failed. I don't know if it's even a commercial font. The k that I ...
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What is the difference between pdf “print ready” and just straight pdf?

I am about to get a book printed and the term: "pdf print ready" has come up. How is this different from an ordinary pdf file?
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Help to obtain a professional table (using Latex)

Could you please show me how to improve the table below? In particular: 1) is it correct to put the "(%)", in the caption? Otherwise how could I point out that the numbers of the table are ...
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A font for mathematical notation

i have to state that i have no idea about font design but i always wondered why there was never a font that fully supports mathematical notation especially multi part mathematical notation such as ...
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Export vectors from Illustrator and trim out extra canvas to use in Latex

Is there a way to save an Illustrator file as pdf without the canvas? Somehow, when I save as pdf I always end up having the "whole" canvas saved with it. In contrary, when I export to, lets say png, ...
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What is the history of the bounding box concept? [closed]

A bounding box, if I understood correctly is a box that frames the box in which we work. It allows to align the box on the left, on the right, in the center. Its use can be found in LaTeX package ...
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Free tool to view millimeter coordinate under mouse of a PDF

I am looking for a free tool (Windows/Linux) which can display a PDF and show the coordinates under the mouse pointer in millimeter (or inch/etc just what the settings are) based on the PDF coordinate ...
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CharterBT/CMSans complementary monospaced font

I am writing a technical documentation in LaTeX which will also include code listings and in-text keywords set in Monospace. After reading this post i chose a combination of CharterBT for text and ...
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Inkscape: Export SVG to LaTeX-PDF preserving text positioning

I am using Inkscape to export .svg files to LaTeX-PDF using the following command: inkscape --without-gui --file="<file>.svg" --export-pdf="<file>.pdf" --export-latex It generates a pdf ...
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Exporting to pdf for latex generate a .pdf_tex with several pages

I am using inkscape 0.91 on kubuntu. In a script (that I created some time ago) I use the following command line: inkscape -z -D --file=input.svg --export-pdf="output.pdf" --export-latex It ...
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Pantone-like color matching for latex 6-color printing?

For print design with 4-color process, I've used the coated version of the Pantone Color Bridge to select colors. I'd like to select similar, perhaps wider-gamut equivalent colors to be printed on ...
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Convert file from Adobe Illustrator to TikZ

Yet I can not find a way in Adobe Illustrator to convert an image to any format in TikZ and PGF. TikZ is build on top of PGF and allows you to create sophisticated graphics in a rather intuitive and ...
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.eps good quality and fast-loading vector images

I am writing a paper using PDFLaTeX. In this paper I insert few .eps pictures I export from ArcMap. These images have been exported in format .eps with a dpi of 600. My problem is that when I build ...
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Batch combining images in latex or inDesign? [closed]

I'm making my print and play card game. Everything is ready: card frame which is common for all cards (svg), custom image for each one (svg or png) and text to be placed below image in the text field. ...
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Should headings divide space unequally and be close to the border?

This is a chapter heading of an ebook style of LaTeX, and it divides space unequally. Small phone screen doesn't mean it need to be close to the top border to make the reading flow rushy, does it?
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What is the most suitable vinyl for breeze block internal walls?

Using a Latex printer. Printing a mural, never applied vinyl to breeze block surface before, not sure what will apply best. Does it need to be polymeric or cast?
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As to known the colors used in an image?

Supposing that I have the following table, Is there a fast method (with external tools with the web: for example ColorZilla, browser extension) to recognize the color in RGB (or CMYK) without to ...
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Encoding symbols from LaTeX in Adobe Illustrator

I would like to solve a problem but I am not able to do it. Precisely I am creating figures and I should insert mathematical formulas. The first thing I do is to create a .pdf file from a .tex source ...
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Use Matlab 2014b figures (via Inkscape) in pdfTeX

I know there are many threads related to this topic, but I still could not find a satisfying solution. Summary Matlab 2014b figures -> export as .eps or .svg -> load into Inkscape (problem is in here:...
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How to get font to align on the ascender line instead of the baseline?

I'm trying to get a font, SambhotaUnicode, to align on the ascender line, so that text reads evenly across the heads of the letters at different sizes. Another font, TibetanMachineUnicode, actually ...
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BA (Baskerville) Math Font from micropress available?

For several years now, I've been trying to get my hands on the BA Math Font from micropress. But I can't find anyone who has it, or who is willing to sell it to me (including the original authors). ...
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Printing a PDF page in A0 poster

I have a poster that I want to print in A0 size. For technical reasons, the output PDF file unfortunately is currently not in A0 size. How can I print this poster in A0? Should I first convert it to ...
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Typography of sideways figure

I'm writing my thesis using LaTeX and I have the following question. Since my figure is too wide to fit the layout, I rotate it using sidewaysfigure environment from rotating package. I'd like to ...
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Inkscape failing at converting an .svg to an .eps (or any other file)

I used inkscape to grab an image out of a pdf. After doing so, I found out the only way it would actually save was to save it to .svg. I then tried saving the svg to eps/pdf/wmf/emf... etc basically ...
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Why Computer Modern (latex) font doesn't contain all the math symbols?

I downloaded the Computer Modern font, which is the default LaTeX font, to use it on my website, but when I opened the file with FontForge I noticed that it misses a lot of math symbols. It contains ...
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Using LaTeX in Inkscape 1.0 Beta on macOS Catalina

I recently updated my MacOS to Catalina, with that, Inkscape 0.92.2 using XQuartz or X11 stopped working. Since I use Inkscape to make all my figures for conference papers and things like that, I ...
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How to extract Tikz images from a PDF

I have a paper in PDF, created using Latex and Tikz. Now I need to produce individual files for the images, one file per image. Since I have the source, I could manually copy and paste (let me see..) ...
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Affinity Designer for Windows: How to use scientific and mathematical expressions (e.g. Latex)?

Title says it all, is there a way to directly write math equations in AD?
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What word processing tools that can work with complicate text boxing?

I need to mimic the way Messenger boxes each message in bubbles. Word, obviously, is not a tool for this. However, going full-fledged HTML is kind of overkill for me. This is for a research article, ...
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SVG2TikZ or Inkscape2TikZ: convert from SVG graphics to TikZ/PGF code [closed]

Inkscape is a graphics program that has several extensions. One of this tool for exporting SVG pciture is TikZ/PGF. From this page https://github.com/kjellmf/svg2tikz SVG2TikZ, there are a set of ...
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Use of the maths in graphics programs

In relation to my activity as a teacher of Mathematics and Physics at an Art School, I would like how to connect in graphics programs, any arguments of the analytic geometry or trigonometry in ...
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I'm looking to replicate reports that similar-looking to these. Any ideas how it can be done? [closed]

Reports like these: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GlobalRisks_Report_2014.pdf https://www.bmwgroup.com/content/dam/bmw-group-websites/bmwgroup_com/ir/downloads/en/2016/BMW_GB16_en_Finanzbericht....
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How to draw mathematical diagrams in Inkscape

Mathematician here trying to create some diagrams for my undergraduate thesis. I' Long story short, I'd like to be able to create something like this. I'm trying to work with inkscape and want to be ...
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Best way to copy and modify pictures from sources like (pdf, web) so that the modified image has high quality?

I am using TeXMaker (Latex) to write my PhD thesis, I have a lot of thesis examples (extension .PDF, .tex) I want a help concern the copy and modification of pictures from sources (web, book, thesis, ...
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Can I have vertically aligned subscript and superscript with Word or LibreOffice?

The Arithmetical Hierarchy is an example where one in mathematics uses aligned subscripts and superscripts. When writing in Latex I e.g. write $\Pi^1_1$ to talk about a certain class of formulas. How ...
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Inkscape loses text coordinates when exporting for LaTeX

I'm trying to export a chart as pdf with tex code. I've made it with LibreOffice Calc, copied to Draw and exported it as svg. I've uploaded it to ge.tt. Now, after opening the svg with Inkscape and ...
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How to render LaTeX formulae in inkscape under OSX / mac?

I had trouble to find out how to render LaTeX formulae in inkscape under OSX / mac. I can imagine that many people are struggling with that, so lets collect the best solutions.
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Creating pdf or eps image file from inkscape with the same fonts in the images as in the main file?

I was trying to upload my files to the editorial manager system of a journal, but it does not support *.pdf_tex files which I created using inkscape for my figures. Now, I need to convert those images ...
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Using LaTeX and TikZ with Illustrator

When using Adobe Illustrator I wish I could just program things sometimes, like I do with TikZ & LaTeX. Are there any plugins or extensions or general workflows that can help unite these two ...