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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 ...
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How to set path to Latex distribution in a .tex file? [closed]

I am writing my CV and and I am modifying the moderncv package. Since Texlive can update packages and potentially overwrite my changes, I have copied the moderncv package inside my working folder. ...
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Paths in TeXStudio

At least, in teTeX/Linux, one can use environment variables like TEXINPUTS, BIBINPUTS, BSTINPUTS to change default directories. In TeXStudio/Mac, how to access these like variables to specify others ...
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highlights path sequentially BUT in order of clicking

I have been looking for a possibly difficult answer to a simple question. I would like to be able to highlight paths on a TikZ picture. I would like to highlight these paths by clicking on them and at ...
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TikZ: Decorated paths without straight segment

When a path is decorated in TikZ a straight segment might be added at the end, depending on the length of the path. This is undesirable in some cases, and a resolution for the snake decoration has ...
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Sweave.sty Rd.sty on texlive 2011 (OpenSUSE 12.1)

I am trying to make Sweave.sty and Rd.sty globally available on my system. After reading related posts on StackExchange, I changed texmf.cnf, so that kpsewhich --expand-var='$TEXMF' results in ...
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Extract coordinates from 3D point

How do I extract coordinates from a three-dimensional point defined when using tikz-3dplot? I would like to perform some calculations on these (more specifically a cross-product of two vectors), but ...
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Obtaining the location of the document class [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? Our organization produced a document class for internal use. The document class uses ...
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TikZ: Bug with multiple decorations “at position 1”?

If I try to put two decorations on the same path, both at position 1, only the first shows up: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,decorations.markings} \begin{document} ...
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TikZ: How to decorate a path with the open diamond arrow tip that “bends” with the path?

I have a curved path that I want to put an open diamond arrow tip on. Here is a MWE with my best attempt: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,decorations.markings} ...
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Usage of UNC paths in XeTeX Documents

Is it possible to use UNC paths in a XeTeX document?
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Draw reversed path in TikZ

Is there a way to draw a TikZ path reversed? I am trying to create some code that generates tessellating figures (to be used in How do we Draw a Bird in LaTeX). Here is what I got: ...
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How to scale and clip a path at the same time?

Again, i started a question here, and i found the solution. But i think this method maybe useful for others. The problem: i exported the TikZ code of one path from Inkscape; then, i wanted to use it ...
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Pass options to the scope that is internally created by preaction

In the reply to this question on shadows, it was suggested to use the backgrounds library so that the shadow of one object doesn't overlap another object drawn previously. If I understand the ...
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TikZ: Large arrow tips at the end of smooth curves

I have problems with adding a large arrow tip to smooth curves. It works perfect with straight lines, but as soon as I use the edge command, the arrow tips are added to the beginning of the curve ...
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Can I have a path argument that contains spaces?

I'm trying to get biblatex to see where I have my .bib file located, but I have a space in the path to the file: \addbibresource{~/Documents/My Project/TheBib.bib} How do I specify a full path that ...
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kpathsea and path prefixes

On page 27, the kpathsea manual states: [A search path is a colon-separated list of path elements.] ... To check a particular path element e, Kpathsea first sees if a prebuilt database applies to ...
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Draw a path with dashed start and solid end

I want to draw a line or path with dashed line style at its begining and a solid line at the end, but in only one path (I mean, not drawing two path), something like : \documentclass{minimal} ...
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Problem with labeled equations in beamer: Why do the labels have different positions after each compilation?

I'd like to make a slide in beamer with a few equations that labels the parts of the last equation shown. I'm doing this with overlays so one equation is added at a time, and only that last equation ...
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Full path of current file

This question led to a new package: currfile-abspath (subpackage to currfile) How can I display the full path of the tex file that I compile? It is a simple file, no include or input present. ...
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Reusing TikZ Path Definition

I'd like to know if somebody know a way to define a path in TikZ and reuse the path's definition several times. For example, consider the following: If I wanted to change the path (0,2) -- (0,2) -- ...
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Commands paths in TeXstudio on Mac OS X - with 'could not start the command' error

When I am trying to 'quick build' my document in TeXstudio 2.1 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, I am getting and error: could not start the command (with 'quick build' options being LaTeX + DviPdf + PdfViewer). I ...
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Multiple marks on a path

I want to add a multitude of marks to a single path. However, sometimes these marks are heavily misplaced. For example, the blue arrows should be a little bit ahead of the red ones. ...
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TikZ: complicated paths, e.g. for complex integrals

I would like to illustrate lecture notes on complex analysis, which by its nature is a lot about how the lines of integration are running through the complex plane. However, I'm having trouble finding ...
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How to use tilde or space in includepdf filename?

I'm trying to include a pdf in a document, using pdfpages package, but I'm having troubles when filename contains tilde or space. e.g. ...
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Good way to show a UNIX path, including a variable component?

I'm writing a document for some data analysis code that I produced, and I need to state where the resulting data is stored. The data is written to a directory with a particular name (reducedData) ...
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Recreating the xkcd Movie Narrative Chart

To teach myself TikZ, one of the things I've done is recreate interesting graphs/charts/etc. One of my bigger projects is attempting to recreate the xkcd Movie Narrative Charts comic. Different ...
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LaTeX can't find my .bst file. How do I show it the way?

My question is nearly identical to that posed in these: Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? How to have local package overide default package LaTeX ...
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TeX Live with Kile in Ubuntu

I have found How to configure kile to run texlive 2011? and this is my problem. I have installed Ubuntu's TeXLive with sudo apt-get install texlive and TeXLive 2011 using the net installer from CTAN ...
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Setting environment variables for latex and bibtex in .bashrc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: .bib library file in a different directory, how to use? (Mendeley centralised .bib file) I recently started using TeX to write journal articles. I use TeX Live version ...
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How do I set the search path for MikTeX?

Simple question: I have a folder I'd like to add to my MikTex search path (containing a stack of include and .sty files.) For the life of me, I can't seem to figure out how to add a folder to the ...
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Is there a way to draw TikZ lines on the “inside” or “outside” of a path?

In this answer, Jake points out The miter option is more "correct" in that it doesn't add new corners to a shape or introduce rounding. In some cases with very sharp angles, the results might ...