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LaTeX templates for jupyter notebook conversion to pdf

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A more accurate representation of jupyter notebooks when converting to pdfs. This template was designed to make converted jupyter notebooks look (almost) identical to the actual notebook. If something doesn't exist in the original notebook then it doesn't belong in the conversion.


  1. \maketitle is removed (If you want a title then add a markdown cell to the top of your notebook)
  2. Sections are no longer numbered automatically (notebooks don't number sections so the pdf shouldn't)
  3. BOXES! are drawn around code cells.
  4. In/Out will move to the left as the execution count increases instead of pushing code to the right.
  5. $\LaTeX$ and $\Tex$ in markdown cells will no longer cause conversion to fail (This change was merged into nbconvert and is set for 5.4.0 release)
  6. "\LaTeX" and "\TeX" are no longer converted into a logo on conversion to pdf unless they are in math mode. (This and the above point replicate the functionality of these commands in notebook markdown)
  7. In/Out text colours updated to match Jupyter
  8. Markdown paragraphs are no longer auto-indented in the pdf
  9. Syntax highlighting improvements. (Bonus if using XeLaTeX)
  10. Output text wrapping improvements.
  11. Code cell text wrapping (requires extra setup)

Quick Comparison: comparison for a closer look see the example directory.



drop all of the "*.tplx" files into the folder containing the other LaTeX nbconvert templates. If using anaconda, it should be something like:



This has been thoroughly tested on windows, and it has been reported to work on MacOS as well.

pip install nb_pdf_template
python -m nb_pdf_template.install

Optional Extra Setup

In order to make code cells wrap text, we need to change how nbconvert does syntax highlighting. This feature is experimental. (And known not to work with TeX Live 2015).

Add the following to your and your

c.PDFExporter.latex_command = ['xelatex', '-8bit', '-shell-escape','{filename}']

then run:

python -m nb_pdf_template.install --minted


From the command line:

jupyter nbconvert --to pdf filename.ipynb --template classicm


c.LatexExporter.template_file = 'classicm'

to the file will let you drop the "--template classicm", and to the file will let you use "download as pdf" from within the Jupyter notebook.

Replace classicm with your template of choice.


This package offers the following templates:

Template Use
classic.tplx For most accurate recreation of the default Jupyter Notebook Style.
classicm.tplx (Recommended) m for modified. Similar to classic.tplx, but in/out prompts are above cells instead of in the margin. Bonus left margins are smaller so code cells are wider.
style_jupyter.tplx DO NOT use this directly. Inherit from this template if you want to build your own.


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