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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 ...
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Where is PATH modified to include /usr/texbin?

I've noticed that my PATH variable includes /usr/texbin, as it should, but I can't find any bash files that modified my PATH variable to include it. How did the TeXLive installation modify my PATH ...
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TikZ finishes a morphed path with a straight segment

When, in TikZ, I apply a path morphing decoration (say, "snake") and specify the segment length option, I often finish up with a straight segment at the end of the path, such as which often is not ...
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Link to file in the parent folder

I have a folder, say C:\example\paper with a bib-file C:\example\1.bib. I also have a tex file C:\example\paper\main.tex where I would like to put a link to 1.bib. I can put the whole path, of ...
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Specifying path correctly for .bib file [closed]

Given the directory structure: B-Galactosidase Report\LaTeX\Min ex\ My .tex file is inside "Min ex" directory. My .bib file is inside the "B-Galactosidase Report" directory two levels above that. ...
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pdflatex fails within Emacs.app, but works in terminal

LaTeX rookie here. I'm running OS X 10.7 with Emacs 24, Auctex 11.86 and TexLive 2011 via MacTex. When i run LaTeX through Emacs in the terminal it outputs my test.tex as test.pdf just fine. ...
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Execute xelatex

My xelatex application in "C" directory. My Tex file is in "D" Directory. How can I run my tex file in "D" Drive? and cmd prompt?
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What are all the options for the “edge” part of the TikZ \path command?

I am drawing edges in a graph using a command like \path (nodeName1) edge [->] (nodeName2) The only way I have learned what options can go into the square brackets after "edge" is by looking at ...
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Wedged/tapering paths in TikZ

Initial question Is there an easy way to vary the thickness of a path along its length to create a wedge (for instance, to create a stereochemical cue)? e.g. cis-cyclohexane-1,2-diol, drawn in ...
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\input and absolute paths

Sometimes it is convenient to use an absolute path to include a preamble. To do so, I use the following "hack": \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \newcommand{\folder}{/path/to/folder} ...
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How do I include a path to my image in graphicx?

I want to specify path-to-image\image.png but for obvious reasons that will not work because \... is interpreted as a command. How do I include a path to my image? (I'm on Windows 7). ...
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Custom .sty directory with OSX 10.5 and pdfTeXk

I have a tex project using a custom .cls which builds in Windows 7 with TeXlipse + MikTeX. The .cls has a number of CTAN LaTeX contrib package dependencies, which I installed one-by-one with MikTeX ...
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How can I get the actual relative path using \import and \subimport?

I have structured my PDFLaTeX document in folders. Inside them there are .tex files, .PDF figure files. And all works using \import and \subimport commands from the Import package: Main/ |-- ...
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Specifying an absolute Windows path for \includegraphics

I know that includegraphics can be used in Latex to include images into the document, but how can I specify a path for that file? \includegraphics[]{picture-name} Instead of asdd.jpg I want to ...
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TikZ. Is there a way to alternate path to be drawn basing on some condition?

What I want is to connect nodes by stepped (horizontal-vertical-horizontal, hvh) path if they have different y-coordinate, and by straight line if they are on the same level. Costruction of the only ...
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Drawing paths/nodes along a path in Tikz

I would like to draw a collection of nodes / paths. However, I'm too lazy to position them manually, I would like to specify their position along a given path. How can I do that? Here a picture of ...
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Styling the text placed on \path [line] using \tikzstyle.

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm trying to work out how I can configure TikZ to position the text ON the connecting lines (rather than beside it) in this flowchart and then give that text a filled white ...