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Multiple graphics directory

Here is what I am trying to do. I am writing a document which has many figures. In order to manage the figures it is very convenient for me to keep different types of figures in different folders. Now ...
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calculating coordinates of a path within a \newcommand

I am trying to draw the layout of an optical system. It includes some components like mirrors and the light path. To make templates, I use \newcommand which draws the corresponding path do a desired ...
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Defining a new node shape for an electronic multiplexer

I found this question which suggests making a multiplexer symbol with this path: (0,0) -- (1,-0.5) -- (1,-1.25) -- (1.3,-1.25) -- (1,-1.25)-- (1,-2) -- (0,-2.5) -- (0,-1.75) -- (-0.3,-1.75) -- ...
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Naming irregular shapes and drawing lines to/form them

I'm trying to draw irregular shapes (e.g., polygons) and then drawing lines to and from them. I guess that we need to name the path that creates them and them the \draw (name_of_shape) -- (target); ...
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kpsewhich: command not found. on tlmgr update, MacTex install [closed]

I tried to update the tlmgr with TexLive-Utility and it fails to find kpsewhich. I'm not sure why though, because it is in my bash PATH $which kpsewhich /usr/texbin/kpsewhich Not only that, it is ...
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PATH setting. Updating TLMGR via Terminal [duplicate]

I'm trying to update tlmgr via Terminal using the .sh file update-tlmgr-latest.sh. When I hit the enter button i get this error: Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing TeX Live ...
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How to make an HTA looking thing?

I am try achieve something along the lines of this: I cannot however figure out how to make these arrows. I have some code that gives me something that is almost right but it is messed up in some ...
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How to highlight variables in a \path?

Is there a way to highlight variables within a \path? For example in \path{$HOME/some/thing.txt} to highlight the $HOME part as Bash variable? Or do I have to use a listing environment for this?
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How to configure texlive 2014 when I use new account in windows

I change my account into new. But there is no texlive manager. So I realize I need to reinstall. One thing I need to mention is that all the texlive files were installed in C: by the old user. So I ...
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Spaces are not formatted correctly in url paths when using sphinx package and reStructuredText

I have a problem similar to the one in: Obey spaces with URL package (path command). The obeyspaces option is not working within the pgfplots table column. However, my problem is slightly different ...
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pdflatex path problem

I am having a problem running pdflatex on the command line. When I install a new package using tlmgr it puts things in the the directory /usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ which is fine. ...
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Serious trouble inserting image in MacTex [duplicate]

So I was using the online editor Writelatex and inserting images there is pretty straightforward. However, it's quite slow so I began to use MacTex. I'm using the \usepackage{graphicx} but I guess ...
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TikZ : how to control the paths ? [duplicate]

I have a problem with my paths in tikz, as I try to show in the picture : By using my path as -| or |- I can obtain the two green paths, but I would like to have the red one, and neither |-| or || ...
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non-root non-sudo installation not working; how to install-tl using custom --profile?

I'm trying to install TeX Live in my home directory in Ubuntu 12.04, where I don't have sudo rights. I'm installing from the Live CD. But install-tl always wants to install in /usr/local/bin and ...
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Compile error due to tex file having a UNC path

I'm trying to compile a LaTex document using the LaTeXing package in ST3. If the file is on my local disk 'C:*' it compiles fine, but I have to keep it on a networked drive '\[company_site]*' which I ...
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Two Latex installations on the same ubuntu system

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it comes with a basic TeX installation. I use LaTeX a lot and many of my packages don't come with ubuntu TeX installation. It's difficult and time consuming to ...
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paths when using \input

I tried the following: \chapter{Chapter One} \input{C:/Users/ocuk/MyDocuments/Introduction/Introduction.tex} I have already renamed "My Documents" to "MyDocuments" but is still doesn't seem to ...
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TeXMaker can't find my own class file

I've been using TeXMaker for a while now and it usually works fine. A couple of months ago i wrote my own class and style files, started to use them and it worked fine. I had placed the .cls and .sty ...
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Setting paths for different types

I wonder if it is possible to set several paths for different types of images, that im including in my document. Currently im using \graphicspath{{./Figures/}} for saying that, it should use ...
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Decorate with text along the perimeter of a circle using TikZ

Using the following code I am trying to visualize nested circles: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,fpu} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \begin{document} ...
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lcdf typetools- kpathsea library not found

I am not sure this is the right place, but considering that involves a tex-based library, I hope so. I am on ubuntu 14.04, texlive 2014 manually installed (on ...
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Malfunction when loading preamble code using \include{}

I am trying to load a piece of code using \include{file}. This code uses tikz to create fancy chapters. The weird thing is that when I load my code, the \chaptername gets cut(after running the code ...
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Cannot set local Tex path on ubuntu with “vanilla” TeX Live

Using manual installation of TeX Live on Ubuntu (i.e. not via repos) I cannot seem to get LaTeX to look through my local tex directory path. I've set TEXMFHOME using sudo tlmgr conf texmf TEXMFHOME ...
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quickly changing all the file paths in a .tex file

I use a .tex file that I sync with Dropbox across two computers, - mac (running win 7) and a pc. The problem is that the .tex file is large, and contains a lot of tex commands (even user-written ...
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Subfiles errors while using style in the main file [duplicate]

I would like to build a modular document in latex. My main directory (in which I put the main file "thesis.tex") is called "tesi". Inside "tesi" i have another directory named "capitoli" where I ...
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Ipe latex, error with pdflatex command

I have a problem with ipe. I recently reinstalled my system with Ubuntu 14.04. I installed texlive 2013 manually and ipe 7.1.4 by the package from the software center. When I start ipe using ipe. I ...
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Relative path issue with epslatex

I'm trying to include a figure which is saved as two files (eps and tex). I can get it to work if the files are in the same folder as the main document, but not if I move them elsewhere, even just to ...
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Specify path to sister directory in a style file

I'm about to share my LaTeX document and all its accessory files in such a way that it is self-contained and ready to compile. But I can't figure out how to refer to a sister folder from a .sty file. ...
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packaged.tex in different folder [closed]

I have file called packages.tex with the following listing: \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{float} \usepackage[ ...
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Where to save a xindy style?

What is the best place to save a xindy style file (.xdy)? I read about XINDY_SEARCHPATH but what if I can’t change it because I’m only the developer and have no access to the users settings or when I ...
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Draw curved path inside circle

How to draw the curved line inside the red circle in this picture : MWE \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Using 8.3 path names with pdfLaTeX

I am trying to run pdfLaTex on a file that is in a path stored in an environment variable in my Windows environment (e.g. the %TEMP% directory). The path is stored using it's 8.3 DOS name. This seems ...
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How to draw curved paths

I'm trying to do this picture : I have a problem to draw the curved paths. MWE \documentclass[scale=0.5,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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What path provide in a .dtx file (located in source/ folder) to reach files located in doc/ folder?

For a class I want to upload on CTAN, I'd like the provided files to be organized as follows when installed by TeX distributions: 〈ROOT PATH〉/doc/latex/myclass/ myclass.pdf sample/sample.tex ...
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Simulating hand-drawn on curve lines, make a cycle AND fill it if necessary

Reading this question : Simulating hand-drawn lines and following Percusse's idea I tried this : But is it possible to "hide" the multido code in a style command and pass the parameters throu ...
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Relatives/absolute path for listing with subfiles

I have problem with path management. Let me explain you: I work with subfiles that are arranged in this way: REPORT --Main.tex --lab1 ----Matlab ------CodeLab1.m ----Report ------Report_P1_1.tex ...
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Closing a path with too sharps edges [duplicate]

The "oval" path in too sharp as you can see in the intersection with the horizontal line. How can i fix this problem? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{patterns} ...
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Closing a path with a “to” curve

The "oval" path in too sharp as you can see in the intersection with the horizontal line. How can i fix this problem? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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pgfplots + gnuplot not working, shell escape and windows PATH are ok

I'm trying to get pgfplots to work with gnuplot to get this answer to work (i.e. triangulate a surface from a set of points). Shell escape was already enabled since I use TikZ externalization. gnuplot ...
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Documents in different directories calling the same .sty files

Suppose I have one folder (folder name: stys) where I stored the following files: main.sty other.sty The full path for the stys folder is: D:\a\b\c\stys I created one document (doc1.tex) which ...
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Declaring Custom fading leads to unfilled element? (Tikz/PGF)

What is wrong with the following way of declaring fadings using PGF/TikZ?: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,fadings} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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What path can I use to specify content in beamer theme styles?

The author of this neat theme posted the source on github, but as the commits state, the background image was thrown in later and not referenced in the style files. I added a global background ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...