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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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\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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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includegraphics: eps-converted-to.pdf not found

I'm trying to include an .eps file to a .tex in the following way: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,twoside,openright]{report} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{epstopdf} \begin{document} ...
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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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%!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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pdfpages can't find a file that's right there

I'm running Miktex 2.9 on Windows 7, and trying to use pdfpages to put two .pdf files together. I have set up a Miktex root directory at C:\Personal Data\mydirectory, and my .tex file and two .pdfs ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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\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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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} ...