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How do I tell Texmaker where to look for packages

I recently installed texlive from the internet (using tar found here). When the installation finished, I added the following lines to /etc/bash.bashrc: ...
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Can not make non-freefonts installed

Texlive 2013 is installed in /usr/local/texlive with a script install-tl at http://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html. Now I want to use garamondx font and installed it as ...
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circle vs arch with shorten — normal or bug?

When I draw arches using arc in pgf, the arch path precisely fits on the path of the corresponding (ie having the same radius) circle (red on black in the attached figure). When I apply shorten to the ...
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drawing arrows on a circle path and a tangent arrow in tikz

I would like to draw relatively complex paths in tikz. This is an example: The boxes represent nodes with texts of different lengths. The arched arrows should be on a circle path. The arched arrow ...
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Fill a path but drawing just a part of it at the same time

I want to fill the angular sector and just draw the curve part of it in one command. I tried with move to command but it doesn't work. \documentclass[tikz,10pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{calc} ...
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Is there an equivalent to \graphicspath for listings?

How can I make the \lstinputlisting to search for files in a given directory? I'm thinking of a solution along the lines of the solution to this question. I would like to have a solution like ...
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Number of intersection points

In this examle from pgfmanual p 132, how to use \t the number of intersections point outside \fill command. I tried \def\Nb{\t} but it dosen't work. \begin{tikzpicture} \clip (-2,-2) rectangle (2,2); ...
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Extract a part of a path and reuse it as part of a new one

I want to draw the blue line part 1-2-3-1 filled and the blue line part 1-4-3 dashed. The definition of the blue line (EllA path) is made of computed nodes. I can't find intersection points during ...
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Use a part of a path to make a cycle

I have two pathes the firt is to be fully drawed, but only a part of the second using intersection point with the first. Here an example: I want to draw only the upper part of the square (dashed) as ...
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Path and node problem

In the following example, why there is no blue triangle ? \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[marginparsep=3pt, top=2cm, bottom=1.5cm, left=3cm, right=1.5cm]{geometry} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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includegraphics: eps-converted-to.pdf not found

I'm trying to include an .eps file to a .tex in the following way: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,twoside,openright]{report} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{epstopdf} \begin{document} ...
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How to close path for complex path in TikZ?

I'm doing a bit of 3D primitive fugures using this code: \documentclass[tikz,10pt]{standalone} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{mathptmx} ...
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TikZ: create filled polygon from single points set

I have a list of named points (from mark-1 to mark-26) and I want to use them as vertexes of a polygon, which should be filled blue. I don't want to write them down in a path manually because they ...
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Setting a path for LaTeX style files [duplicate]

This is a question that has come up many times but I do not seem to be able to get this to work using any of the suggestions that have been made so I would REALLY appreciate any help. I am trying to ...
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How can I put a white-space in the Path to .bib while compiling BibTex ?

I have a white-space in the Path to my .bib ... The Path is : /Users/Alji/Google Drive/Recherche/Papers/LibraryBibDesk.bib When I compile BibTex I get the following error when I compile BibTex : ...
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How to write the path to the *. Bib at the natbib package? [duplicate]

I'm working on a paper and need to cite the literature that is in a different folder to the one used at work. How to write the correct path to the *.bib at the natbib package?. Thanks ...
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pdfpages can't find a file that's right there

I'm running Miktex 2.9 on Windows 7, and trying to use pdfpages to put two .pdf files together. I have set up a Miktex root directory at C:\Personal Data\mydirectory, and my .tex file and two .pdfs ...
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Relative paths for \input and building from different directories

The minimal example If I have a directory containing my main LaTeX source file and it uses \input to incorporate some data in another file, I can use a relative pathname. E.g., with these files: ...
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Macros for formatting & breaking classnames, file paths etc?

I would like to format classes, file paths, directory paths, method names and so on in my document. At the very basic each of those should be formatted as \texttt. However, the rules for when LaTeX ...
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Patched version of pdftex does not see what kpsewhich sees

I have TeX Live version 2013.30973-7 running on ArchLinux. I want to use a patched version of pdftex to create valid PDF/A-1b documents. I have an issue using the patched version after compilation. ...
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How to compile a file to view in .pdf file in texStudio

How to compile a file to view in .pdf file in texStudio? I am using foxit reader as my pdf viewer. I can't compile after I text it. The below is the error display in the foxit reader after I compile ...
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Combining different projects into one (papers into PhD Thesis)

My question is similar to this one, but I have a problem with relative paths when including files. Assume I have three projects which all start with \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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%!TEX root = to parent directory

Currently, I am writing a large report. In my previous ones, I always had the chapters and the main file (thesis.tex) in the same directory as the individual chapters. This time, however, I created a ...
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Replace \path in Tikz with a 3D tube

Is it possible to define a new command in Tikz, which will use the same arguments as the \path [line] (node1) -- (node2); command, but which draws instead a 3D tube?
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Hebrew text along a (circular) path is typeset LTR instead of RTL

I have read Typesetting straight baselines in a circular arrangement and I would like to have a solution for my situation. I would like to insert some text in Hebrew on an annulus. Here is my attempt ...
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relative paths for bibtex in lyx

I insert a bibliography into my LyX document through insert > list/TOC > bibtex bibliography. I find my file and everything works out. However, the path it uses is absolute as opposed to ...
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Meaning of bend right or left in TikZ?

The following code actually comes from the PGF manual. It works fine, but I have a difficult time in understanding it (I'm new to TikZ) \documentclass{article} % say \usepackage{tikz} ...
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TikZ path decorated with coil or snake

A recurrent question on the forum is... How to draw a decorated path without a straight segment at the end? Usually the path described are straight lines (See post1, post2 or post3), but there are ...
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LaTeX Flow Chart Path Problem [duplicate]

I have a flow chart that has all of the nodes that I want, there is just one path that I can't get. \begin{figure}[H] \begin{center} \tikzstyle{decision} = [diamond, draw, fill=blue!20, ...
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How can I easily use the same preamble on all my documents?

I use multiple computers (Mac and PC), so creating a path (e.g. \input{c:/folder/Preamble}) won't work. I really want to assign a URL (in Dropbox) to the file and input the file via the URL, but I ...
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Can I \usepackage with a full path?

As the name suggests - can I do something like: \usepackage{/home/nebffa/Desktop/maths/questions/fillwithlines.sty} LaTeX is throwing errors at me when I try to do it.
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Make \includegraphics search \graphicspath before current directory

I would like LaTeX, when I specify \graphicspath to browse these locations before looking for the file in the current directory. A simple MWE follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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LaTeX command to pick root directory

I work on a folder with LaTeX files on two different computers. Dropbox syncs both folders, but the location of folders are different in different computers, so when I include a photo in one computer, ...
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How can I move a “text along path” vertically?

How can I move a "text along path" vertically? Currently, I'm using a path with modified endpoints to place the text, and then draw the actual line. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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TikZ: position text along path

I'm trying to position a piece of text at a certain position along a multi-part path. Here's what I have been trying so far. \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Problems with \pgfplotstableread and relative paths

I have this folder structure in my project: main.tex mystyle.sty tex mytex.tex img myimg.tex dat mydat.dat And the following files: main.tex: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{mystyle} ...
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“Stroke” a predefined path

I would like to use the name of a previous defined path to draw it later on in my code. I have included an example below, where I define two paths, "D1" and "S1", and then later on, draw these very ...
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making pdflatex look in the right place for texlive

I have followed the install instructions for texlive for unix, and have set the path permanently - i.e. "echo $PATH" gives the following output - ...
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\path command problem in a text document

I´m dealing with a problem with a TikZ graphic. I´ve done the graphic in a new document. Now, I want to include it in a text. When I compile the code in a new document there´s no problem but.. when I ...
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How can I properly resolve relative paths in `\usepackage`?

I have a dedicated directory for my project; within that are nested directories source/, output/ and styles/ that contain the .tex, .pdf and .sty files. I was surprised to find that while ...
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TikZ: Combining multiple paths in and outside foreach

I am trying to generate a path from a list of directions (as seen on the numpad). The coordinates are generated correctly, but because I use multiple call to \path the arrowheads are drawn on each ...
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Correct path on Windows for custom beamer style files

I've recently switched to windows from linux and I'm having trouble getting my custom beamer style files to compile correctly. I have them in ~/texmf/tex/latex/local currently. There are other style ...
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Ipe can't find pdflatex

Okay I installed texlive 2012, just by following the guides from http://www.tug.org/texlive/. Now when I downloadend, compiled and installed ipe7, the latest version. Now when I try something, ...
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Path for global figures

I know that I can save some styles files to be used for all users simply loading it on preamble. I'd like to know where save some figures to have the same effect, that is, any user could insert the ...
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Compiling with texmaker fails, compiling on commandline works

Hi i can compile my latex document using pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode -shell-escape Masterthesis.tex When i hit the quick compile button in textmaker however nothing happens. I ...
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Relative paths with TeXstudio under Windows (portable installation)

I have just installed TeXLive 2013 Portable (Windows, full install) on my USB stick, and have also extracted the TeXstudio USB zip into the root of my USB. The folder hierarchy is as follows: USB ...
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Where should I put the bib-file to use it directly in \bibliography{bibfile}?

I've usually referred as \bibliography{path_to_bib_file/bibfile} to find the bib-file of my Bibliography. Where should I put my bib-file in order to simply use the command \bibliography{bibfile} ? ...
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add texmf tree to TeX Live [duplicate]

I'm new to TeX Live. I know in MiKTeX it's very easy to add multiple paths using "MiKTeX Settings". But how can I do this in TeX Live? The directory I want to add is /usr/share/R/share/texmf It's ...
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How to use paths with space in usepackage?

I need to use an absolute path for my package. One of the folder I use contains a space. I cannot change the name of this folder. So, how can I use paths containing the space character in usepackage ...
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Add path in TeX Live 2012 on Ubuntu

I write a package named umtools.sty, since Ubuntu One can only sync the folder which is in ~/, so I put *.sty in ~/tlpkg/. Now, how can I use it like \usepackage{umtools} instead of ...