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"Print ready" is a term of art used in the printing industry to describe a PDF that has been correctly prepared so that it can be printed by a commercial printing company. The exact requirements for a PDF to be "print ready" depend on the specific printing company that will be printing the PDF. Their printing equipment and technological setup determine ...


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As one who has typeset a thick mathematical book (written by various contributors), I would make two points in favour of Computer Modern. First, the lower-case italic v and the lower-case Greek ν are clearly distinguished. Second, parentheses rise higher than ascending letters, so that items in parentheses look more fully enclosed than in other fonts (e....


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You need to install lots of additional software to get the LaTeX extension to show up, and to work. As far as I've been able to ascertain, it only works with old versions of Inkscape, and all the sites which show instructions seem to be old and out-dated. Anyhoo, that's probably not what you want to hear, but there is a work around to get LaTex generated ...


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Unfortunately the PDF format available from Inkscape does not support transparency. To still be able to create a PDF with an Inkscape drawing having transparent objects we will have to convert these to bitmap first. For a single object or group this can be done with the Filter > Transparency utilities > Light Eraser. We have to be aware that this filter ...


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Probably, you would like this way click on menu item Object->Artboards->Fit to Artwork Bounds and after that File->Save As... PDF as usual. If you want artboard size back - just press Command-Z or if you on Win Control-Z after saving. The same result you can achieve by pressing Shift-O (or clicking on the artboard icon) and choosing the option as on the ...


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According to the instructions, all you need to do is to copy the .inx and .py files from here: https://github.com/kjellmf/svg2tikz/tree/master/svg2tikz/extensions into your user extensions directory (which is listed in Edit > Preferences > System : User extensions). Then restart (or start) Inkscape. The extension should be available in the export dialog (...


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Any professional-level layout software can do this (InDesign, XPress, FrameMaker). Even some less-than-ideal tools may be able to pull it off (Word, Pages, etc) with enough effort. The key requirement is a designer with an eye for layout and typography usage, as well as knowledge of the software in use. No software will handle the aesthetic aspects for ...


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I would start by debunking the HTML being overkill. It is possibly the easiest solution around you, especially if you want to typeset a lot for text (see this as example). It is no no harder than or more work than LaTeX. Secondly the way LaTeX works means can do pretty much any look and feel you like so no there are no anesthetics that it lacks. However in ...


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Make a search for Color Picker. You find several tools like this: It's here: https://imagecolorpicker.com/en If you can run legacy Photoshop, you can as well do PrntScrn to copy an image to the clipboard, then open a new image in PS, paste and check the colors with the picker.


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InDesign treats linked/placed PDFs as if they are images. You simply can not scale one aspect of a placed PDF while not scaling another. Placed PDFs are seen as one object. Any type within the PDF is not recognized as live type by InDesign. If you want type sizes to remain consistent, you need to set your tables up in InDesign rather than linking to PDFs....


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A bunch of sotware must be found on your computer. In addition some environment variables must be set manually to make the software working together. Inkscape needs textext extension. Textext is useless if it can't find the following installed before to your computer: Ghostscript (=postscript language clone) GsViewer (= graphical user interface for ...


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First of all, check if there are any preferred style guides you should be following. If there are, there should be guidelines for the use of tables and units etc. With regards to the units—I don't see any problem with stating the unit in the caption, but I would personally declare it in the column header. If the columns used different units, you would ...


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But LaTeX does use math fonts with mathematical symbols. But just using math fonts isn't enough to typeset math. The other answer talks about 200-400 characters. LaTeX easily needs more. For instance, there's a package to use Times and matching math fonts: its glyph table lists around 8 * 128 glyphs for math support (not counting the "used with the varg ...


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Your design is great! If I were to publish, your book will be a standard I would try to achieve. Your introduction does your work no justice. My preamble to my answer is "It has been 20 years since I have opened a style guide for writing." At least I have some recent relevant experience: I'll spend hours reading articles, books, and web pages to research ...


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It was really just the PDF viewer I used. In my case, it was Preview from Apple. Using Adobe Reader, the glowing effect was visible.


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Your question is really very broad, but if an animation would help with the the construction of such a diagram, then here it is. Here I use the Rectangle tool, a skew transform, the Bézier tool, fills, strokes, and arrow markers. These are all fairly basic functions in Inkscape. The rest is just typing. Use the Character map to find symbols such as Phi, ...


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Do you want history? Let's do that. The inventor was probably... Gutemberg on 1440. Or probably the Chinese inventor Bi Sheng around 1040. The press has different features, one feature is the press itself. And by that, I mean pushing a wood block to make a sandwich with paper inside and some engraving on the other side. But the other feature was "movable-...


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If an image is in a web browser, it is rendered as RGB, so basic color pickup will work. Use Colorzilla or any other color pickup tool (browser based or local installation doesn't matter). CMYK image have no use of values without knowledge what color profile is used, so no simple solution is possible. Mozilla have several Color Management solutions built in ...


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I got 2 application suggestions for Mac: ColorSnapper ~$9 Latest update November 29, 2019 Sip Color Picker ~$10 Latest update November 21, 2019 They are OS wide color pickers so they can be used to pick colors from anything you see in your screen without having to feed it an image or take a screenshot first or something. I own both and I've used them ...


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This isn't using the standard TeX Computer Modern font family: it seems to be some kind of Garamond. My guess is that this is either EB Garamond 12, or Adobe Garamond, or Adobe Garamond Premier, all of which have a standard default italic 'k' that looks just like this.


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In my opinion, let the printing company study the document. There are two main factors at hand. 1) Does the document have the correct proportion? Is the document A4 for example, and not a horizontal long banner-like document? 2) Is the document in vector format? If it has images, are they in a good enough resolution? If the answer to those questions is ...


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Okay I did some digging and it sounds like the company is in fact out of business. Here are a few alternatives people have suggested: http://www.gaehrken.de/tex/ http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/utopia/ http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/utopia-md/ If those won't work the only thing it appears might get the original Baskerville Math Font is contacting Michael ...


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When you say "the default monospaced font" are you referring to the monospace counterpart to Computer Modern? If so, I think you're responding to the Prestige Elite-style serif treatment, which is so retro it's almost fashionable these days ;) The complicating factor is that you've chosen a proportional sans face that is very similar in style to sanserif ...


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If anybody in the future encounters the same problem, please read this: After a lot of trial, I came to the conclusion, that it is probably the best to use matlab2tikz or pgfplots. The link that @Dolphin posted in his comment [in the above linked thread!] leads to a handy extension of Inkscape, which fulfills its purpose. All the text in the matlab figures ...


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Yes it is! It's well-designed as a text font, and it has small caps and text figures. But it was designed a long time ago and there are a few oddities: - and – are at very different heights and some modern currency symbols are a problem, the € was clearly not added by the font's original designer and ₹ is missing (a common test of fonts to see if they've ...


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It is bit of everything combined. Most users do not need a font that covers all the possible use cases. Typing text is much more common than doing mathematical notation, thus a widely useful font only requires a few hundreds glyphs to share. So for the average western European it takes about 50 characterss for most tasks. By doing 200, you can cover 95% of ...


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The problem is one of the tools (probably LO Draw) isn't setting the X,Y on the <svg:text> elements properly. If you open the SVG in Inkscape and look at the XML source, the <svg:text> elements don't have x and y attributes set. Within them, however <tspan> has an X and Y set (if I understand right, these offset the position from the ...


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Removing the extra \includegraphics in output.pdf_tex does not solve the problem since each page in output.pdf contains parts of the drawing. I found a solution (proposed by Biber on launchpad.net) which uses a new definition of the "\includesvg" command: Your drawings must be in the folder "./Figures/"; Your temporary files (".pdf", ".pdf_tex") will be ...


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After examining the two fonts in fontforge and FontLab, it appears that the letters are simply aligned differently. The TibetanMachineUnicode aligns the top of the letters at y-axis 0, where as the SambhotaUnicode font is aligned to drop the bottom part of the letter slightly below 0. SambhotaUnicode (left) vs. TibetanMachineUnicode (right): Using ...


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