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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 ...
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Where are the LaTeX binaries stored in linux? (latexDraw configuration)

I just made a nice diagram in latexDraw but the problem I am having is that I cannot seem to add mathematical symbols. I am guessing it is because of the configuration so I looked to see if I could ...
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How to specify the path for a package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to have local package override default package In the (linux) server in which the basic LaTeX suite (TexLive 2009) was installed, I can run LaTeX with some basic ...
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Configuring paths to TeX Live for TeXShop [closed]

I recently installed TeXShop, and proceeded to write some code and tried to preview it. Unfortunately, I got an error message: Can't find required tool. /usr/texbin/simpdftex does not exist. ...
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TikZ: positioning label at the end of a path

I'm trying in TikZ to find a general way to draw an arrow and label it at the end. Something like this works reasonably well: \draw[->] (0, 0) -- (1, 3) node[pos=1.1]{$\vec{v}$}; However, ...
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dynamic paths in latex

Im trying to link from my preamble to some pictures used in the header. My problem is i use the same preamble in multiple documents. lets say the preamble and the needed picture is in the top folder, ...
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Error with TextMate 2, PATH, --shell-escape and gnuplot in 10.8.2

I reopen this post, which was started some time ago but didn't came with a solution. I don't really remember what was the exact problem with this (well, of course, gnuplot didn't work correctly). So I ...
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can't find tfm sometimes

I'm trying to use this Garamond package to use its Garamond font, and I can't use it if I try to tidy the files into their own subdirectory. Contrary to the instructions, if I unpack the zip in the ...
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Path to image located in the cloud for different users or computers

I'm trying to point the location of an image in the cloud (Dropbox) using TeX on Mac OS. The problem is that I require full path name which contains the username (different for both machines). For ...
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Adjusting font size for fake perspective

I'd like to add text on the paths on the left side with font size continuously adjusted from \Huge to \tiny to achieve a perspective like effect. The font size steps shouldn't be \Huge, \huge, \LARGE, ...
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How to fill area between curve defined by series of control points and x-axis

How to fill area between curve defined by series of control points and x-axis? MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} \usetikzlibrary{intersections} ...
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Relative paths in a subimport-ed file, when using pdfpages [closed]

Short version: a subimport-ed file has correct relative path when using \includegraphics, but incorrect relative path when using \includepdf. Long version: File a.tex is located in my main a ...
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assistance on good handling of text on TikZ paths

I am putting together an ornate logo using TikZ. The logo as it is currently is as follows: I request assistance on handling the lowermost outer text (which reads "UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW"). For the ...
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LaTeX install path on OS X

I run the MacTeX 2012 installer and it installed a bunch of apps and tools under /Applications/TeX. However, I can't find the latex executables. There is no /usr/texbin, no /usr/local/texlive. If I ...
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How do I use scopes to apply a style to nodes inside a path?

I want to use nodes inside a single path, in order that I might position one relative to another using the ++(x,y) notation. However, a scope that I want to use to style the nodes only styles the ...
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How to configure TeXLive search paths?

Every time I run pdflatex my whole home directory is scanned. It takes forever and one cpu core is at 100% usage. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 TeXLive packages and can't find where this is set. kpsepath ...
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Can a default path be set globally for \input{…} akin to \graphicspath{…}?

For the graphicx package, we can use \graphicspath{...} so that we can directly use filenames in the argument of \includegraphics{...}. Can a similar thing be done for directly using filenames in ...
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Accessing a .bib file in a Dropbox folder with TeXWorks [duplicate]

I use LaTeX on multiple computers. To avoid having different versions of my bibliography files floating around, I keep all of my .bib files in a Dropbox folder, instead of in local texmf folders. ...
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Why Glossaries with Xindy unable to execute(cannot find the correct PATH)?

After I compiled a tex file by xelatex, I use Glosarries with Xindy to make a index, it reported: $ makeglossaries test makeglossaries version 2.04 (2012-05-19) added glossary type 'main' ...
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TikZ: text along path as node

I'm using the decorations library to put bended text along a path. That works fine. However, I'd like to have the bended text as a node, so that I can later use it as a reference (for instance to draw ...
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Make LaTeX recognize local files in Dropbox under Linux

I have some local LaTeX files in Dropbox and have not been able to make LaTeX recognize them. It does find my local texmf folder, but that doesn't help me. I am working under Fedora 17 and uname -r ...
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How to build a trail of nodes from a path in tikz-pgf?

What I want: where the yellow line is the path to be transformed. The points inside the yelow line are the nodes after processing. The only way I found to do this is the intersection between a ...
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Decorate path with arrows at nodes

Standalone example: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[black, very thick] plot[smooth] coordinates {(4,1) (2,2) (1,3) ...
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How to make \animategraphics happy with a file name with spaces?

% this filename is main.tex % compile it with "pdflatex -shell-escape main" (without the quotes) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} % Create a PDF file that consist of some pages ...
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How to use latex to include EPS images with spaces in theirs names and paths?

I have EPS image files (with spaces in their names) in a directory ../../Images space bla bla bla/. The following MWE simulates the real scenario in a simplified way. \documentclass{article} ...
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Why do my “to path” arrowheads disappear when I upgrade to PGF 2.10?

Since I upgraded to PGF 2.10, some of my arrows drawn with to don't look right anymore. For instance, they are missing arrow-heads, and some other styles I applied to them have also disappeared. For ...
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Make line extend beyond endpoint and intersect with line

Is it possible to have a line go through two coordinates and then extend until it intersects with another line? The line in question is not horizontal nor vertical (otherwise I could use the ...
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Error in start node of path

Getting a strange error where any path from a certain node starts in the incorrect place. The red paths are identical in code. The image on the left is what I expect, but the image on the right is ...
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Increase the bending distance of a ``to`` path in TikZ

I have problem with an small graph. The path between the node J and B should to the right of node I. Is there a way to do this? \documentclass[11pt]{article} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Relative image path in renewed \maketitle

To minimize the amount of copy-pasting I have to do between documents/projects, I've decided to create a separate file in which I renew the \maketitle command. This file (title.tex) should then be ...
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relative paths don't work without absolute path

I'm trying to automate pdftex to generate docs. I'm in some kind of hell where TeX assumes people want to use absolute paths or the working directory. I have the file main.tex. It imports several ...
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How do I restore my TeX path?

I have an up-to-date installation of MacTeX (2012) on my machine, but a recent upgrade of my system software seems to have removed TeX from my path. TeX Live Utility recognizes my installation and ...
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Coil path decoration without straight segment

When a path is decorated in TikZ, a straight line segment might be added at the end, depending on the length of the path. This is undesirable in some cases, and a very nice versatile resolution for ...