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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

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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Hint for an “environment variable problem” when creating fonts with mktexpk

When piloting pdflatex from another program and having to take care of environment variables, I encounter the following error: kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+0/600 --dpi 600 ...
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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

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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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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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.