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lyx with background won't load unless I type \newpage after the text

I try to write a document with a background in lyx, I made sure it works on Texmaker, on Texmaker it needed to be built a couple of times and then it got it right but when I try to preview or export ...
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Conditional compilation of code based on package version [duplicate]

I am working on a document with a colleague and we have different versions of PGF/Tikz installed -- I have version 3 and he has version 2.10. This is causing a problem for compilation on our two ...
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tikz picture inside main code or include tikz output

Suppose that someone wants to include a tikz picture inside a LaTeX document. Suppose that a simple tikz code is the following \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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1answer
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Compilation problem with tikz diagram

As I said, I'm writing math books for school; one of them is about matrices and I have several problems with it. It's a big code, so I'm trying to summarize it: Problem with TikZ matrix: When I ...
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1answer
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Using TikZ library `external` with images that require multiple compilations

I have a fairly large LaTeX document that requires compiling a number of times (because of a lot of (cross)references, appendices, etc.). Part of this document are a number of TikZ images that require ...
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Integrating latexmk and TikZ external mode=list and make

I've been looking into using latexmk to create my documents because it automatically handles how many passes the document needs to be fully processed etc. So, for example, a simple run of latexmk -pdf ...
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1answer
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TikZ: compiling a standalone picture

I am not sure if this is recreate-able through a MWE. Whenever I compile a standalone TikZ picture, it compiles all my standalone figures in the same folder. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and Emacs with ...
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1answer
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TikZ-Editor: Preview error

How can I setup my TikZ-Editor to enable preview? I use MacTeX 2013, installed with the ISO file. Could you give me some clue about how I can configure this software? The error message reads: ...
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difficulty compiling TikZ code - unknown key “breakable” [closed]

In attempting to compile some TikZ related code by Gonzalo Medina, I am running into difficulties. The code is accessible here: Creation of a new poster template Specifically, I am encountering the ...
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Load Graphics as Empty Boxes for Positioning and Quick Compiling [duplicate]

Is there a package that loads all images (tikz, pgfplots, images, etc.) only as empty boxes? This would greatly speed up compilation of documents when making edits to the content and layout when the ...
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1answer
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FOSS for real-time PGFPlots

Any FOSS for real-time PGFPlots? Is it worth opening a feature request for KtikZ (QtikZ)?
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1answer
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pdflatex nonstopmode with TikZ stops compiling

I compiled a TikZ code using pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode. Depending on code errors, compiling stops. I want to know what went wrong. Let me show you two cases, both of which involve a code error ...
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tikz: code just keeps compiling? [closed]

I was trying to draw arcs in tikz, and I was using code from this site \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathreplacing} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw ...
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1answer
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#ifdef analog for LaTeX

For example there is a simple tex-file with following text: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0,0) circle (0.4cm); \end{tikzpicture} \end{document} Is it ...
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Programming TeX macros so that they output instructions to rerun the compilation

This question is motivated by the behavior of the tikzmark macro created by Andrew Stacey, and a recent discussion with David Carlisle on chat. I have noticed that LaTeX code using tikzmark typically ...
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Dual compatibility of TeX sources

Consider the following situation. You enjoy TeXing on your local machine, having fun with the latest versions of various packages. For example, exploiting the benefits of TikZ/externalize... or ...
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Memory limit reached - Precompile .tikz plots - How to output pdf with papersize near to image [closed]

Okay, well I have a problem my .tex file has reached the memory limit. Now I tried to change the memory limit /usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf however that does not work. It keeps saying pdflatex> ...
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1answer
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How to exploit externalized images runtime-wise?

Thanks to the valiant efforts of @zeroth, I got TikZ' externalization running with todonotes, TikZ images pieced together by environments and macros and my homebrew compilation script. In particular, ...
2
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0answers
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Endless compilation with TikZ. Bug? [closed]

If I try to compile this, \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node [rectangle, % <-- there's a syntax error ...
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0answers
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Will TikZ compilation become faster? [closed]

I find that TikZ compilations are rather slow. I often work with old computers and the LaTeX compilation is very fast but TikZ slows down the process. Externalizing the graphics helps but making a ...
2
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1answer
463 views

I do not know the key '/tikz/insert path'

Trying to compile this example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay] % A path that follows the edges of the current page ...
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votes
2answers
634 views

Possible to avoid re-compilation of unmodified part of LaTeX document?

I have some TikZ code in my LaTeX document. Whenever I edit other parts in the LaTeX document, I recompile it. But repeating recompiling unmodified TikZ code can be time-consuming. I was wondering ...
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1answer
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Tikz problem - compilation seems to go on forever!

I am trying to compile this not-too-complicated figure, but pdflatex and latex both seem to be taking forever. They have never completed successfully even after multiple attempts and waiting for upto ...
2
votes
1answer
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using easybmat and tikz packages together?

In continuation to this question, I was looking for a way to add nice diagonal lines inside a BMAT matrix to express a band structure of the matrix. However, a LaTeX file with both TikZ and easybmat ...
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1answer
951 views

Automagically externalising pdftricks and TikZ pictures

My thesis currently has a few pdftricks pictures and tikz pictures. It takes a while to compile over here Scott says he has some scripts to automate externalising TikZ pictures. I'm looking ideally ...
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How can I speed up LaTeX compilation?

The slowest part is a dozen of diagrams in TikZ.