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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 ...
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TextMate 2 and lost paths

This is a recent development, and I'm not sure what I've changed to make this happen… other than setting TM_SUPPORT_PATH to ~/Library/Application Support/TextMate/Managed/Bundles/Bundle ...
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Latex on Linux: Path problem after new install of TeX Live

UPDATE: between the suggestions made in comments, and Andrew Stacey's patient walkthrough/diagnostic, the problem was eventually solved by correcting a faulty environment variable in the bashrc. It's ...
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node at sloped path and/or not respecting every path/.style [duplicate]

I'm producing a schematic Nyquist plot, and I want to create an arc between the x-axis and a straight line, which should be denoted PM (phase margin). I use the intersections library to find the ...
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epslatex: relative path issue

Please, how one could directly include epslatex graphics into main latex file, say main.tex? main.tex has its own template provided by a third party. I used this command within main.tex file to ...
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elliptical path estimation

I am going to use tikz to make the following picture (see below). I don't need advice or help in making the picture just estimating the ellipse since I don't have anything to reference. The ellipse ...
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PdfLaTeX in Texmaker doesn’t work: “Could not start the command”

I have a problem with LaTeX. I have installed MiKTeX 2.9 and Texmaker, and when I try to compile a .tex file in Texmaker, I get the error Could not start the command When I try to build it from the ...
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Adding more \graphicspath causes images to not be found

The structure of the document I'm writing is the following. Top level -> Plots -> some images -> 1 -> some images -> 2 -> some images ...
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Filling the arrow tip and not the path using two different colors

I have a small problem with some arrows but I can't seem to find a solution. Please note that this question is different from Setting fill color for TikZ arrow tips only (and not the path itself), ...
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How to include symlinked graphics with spaces?

I symlink to images and reference the symlink in the code. This works well as long the filename ends in an extension. However, the method I use to create symlinks creates symlinked files with the ...
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How to fine tune rotation of text along circular path?

After searching the web and finally coming from here (recreating a logo), I couldn't find an answer to what I am looking for. I want to rotate a text inside a circle and have a full control/fine ...
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Draw additional parallel paths in TikZ

How can parallel lines elegantly be added to an existing path? I am looking for a solution or hint to, how a general style can be made, that works with any path. Example path: ...
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Referencing bib files with spaces in the filename

I am using a Mac with TeX Live and Mendeley for automatically generating .bib files, some of which have spaces in the file names. I would like to know how to reference such files from LaTeX as using ...
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Quickest way of applying thesis to tex template

I am trying to apply my thesis to a TeX template. I have pdflatex installed on a Linux box (in my university), but cannot get it to work. When I point to my TeX file as below, it gives an error: ...
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Input files relative to main file when using subfiles [closed]

I'm writing a report where I use the package subfiles to include different parts of my report. \input{misc/variables.tex} will include my variables file perfectly and render the subfiles. But if I ...
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TikZ setting the edge of a path to horizontal rather than in=0 out=180 or vice versa

\path[->] (A) edge [out=180, in=0] (B); This path is written quite often in my document. Sometimes I find myself changing it to: \path[->] (B) edge [out=0, in=180] (A); I do not want to ...
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Determine the operating system

I often switch between Linux and Windows. A number of my LaTeX files use images from a central folder. All of these are within a Dropbox folder, which is how I sync between them. The dropbox folders ...
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Reference file relative to the home directory

How can I refer to a file (e.g. in \includegraphics{}) that lives in my home directory (I am on linux)? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} not working: $\sim$/foo.png ...
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Assistance on arabic text on TikZ

I attempting to use both arabic and TikZ pictures but, I have four problems: The Arabic words appear in reverse order, the first word appears finally ... The sentence is not in arc as in the English ...