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How to make an HTA looking thing?

I am try achieve something along the lines of this: I cannot however figure out how to make these arrows. I have some code that gives me something that is almost right but it is messed up in some ...
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How to configure $PATH (for LaTeX) and run commands in Terminal? [on hold]

I have run into an issue with citations in LaTeX. While the coding is right, I only get a question mark instead of the correct citation. I am using the following template: ...
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How to highlight variables in a \path?

Is there a way to highlight variables within a \path? For example in \path{$HOME/some/thing.txt} to highlight the $HOME part as Bash variable? Or do I have to use a listing environment for this?
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TeXMaker can't find my own class file

I've been using TeXMaker for a while now and it usually works fine. A couple of months ago i wrote my own class and style files, started to use them and it worked fine. I had placed the .cls and .sty ...
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How to configure texlive 2014 when I use new account in windows

I change my account into new. But there is no texlive manager. So I realize I need to reinstall. One thing I need to mention is that all the texlive files were installed in C: by the old user. So I ...
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Spaces are not formatted correctly in url paths when using sphinx package and reStructuredText

I have a problem similar to the one in: Obey spaces with URL package (path command). The obeyspaces option is not working within the pgfplots table column. However, my problem is slightly different ...
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Two Latex installations on the same ubuntu system

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it comes with a basic TeX installation. I use LaTeX a lot and many of my packages don't come with ubuntu TeX installation. It's difficult and time consuming to ...
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pdflatex path problem

I am having a problem running pdflatex on the command line. When I install a new package using tlmgr it puts things in the the directory /usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ which is fine. ...
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Serious trouble inserting image in MacTex [duplicate]

So I was using the online editor Writelatex and inserting images there is pretty straightforward. However, it's quite slow so I began to use MacTex. I'm using the \usepackage{graphicx} but I guess ...
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Compile error due to tex file having a UNC path

I'm trying to compile a LaTex document using the LaTeXing package in ST3. If the file is on my local disk 'C:*' it compiles fine, but I have to keep it on a networked drive '\[company_site]*' which 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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TikZ : how to control the paths ? [duplicate]

I have a problem with my paths in tikz, as I try to show in the picture : By using my path as -| or |- I can obtain the two green paths, but I would like to have the red one, and neither |-| or || ...
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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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non-root non-sudo installation not working; how to install-tl using custom --profile?

I'm trying to install TeX Live in my home directory in Ubuntu 12.04, where I don't have sudo rights. I'm installing from the Live CD. But install-tl always wants to install in /usr/local/bin and ...
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paths when using \input

I tried the following: \chapter{Chapter One} \input{C:/Users/ocuk/MyDocuments/Introduction/Introduction.tex} I have already renamed "My Documents" to "MyDocuments" but is still doesn't seem to ...
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Setting paths for different types

I wonder if it is possible to set several paths for different types of images, that im including in my document. Currently im using \graphicspath{{./Figures/}} for saying that, it should use ...
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Decorate with text along the perimeter of a circle using TikZ

Using the following code I am trying to visualize nested circles: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,fpu} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text} \begin{document} ...
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lcdf typetools- kpathsea library not found

I am not sure this is the right place, but considering that involves a tex-based library, I hope so. I am on ubuntu 14.04, texlive 2014 manually installed (on ...
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Malfunction when loading preamble code using \include{}

I am trying to load a piece of code using \include{file}. This code uses tikz to create fancy chapters. The weird thing is that when I load my code, the \chaptername gets cut(after running the code ...
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Cannot set local Tex path on ubuntu with “vanilla” TeX Live

Using manual installation of TeX Live on Ubuntu (i.e. not via repos) I cannot seem to get LaTeX to look through my local tex directory path. I've set TEXMFHOME using sudo tlmgr conf texmf TEXMFHOME ...
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quickly changing all the file paths in a .tex file

I use a .tex file that I sync with Dropbox across two computers, - mac (running win 7) and a pc. The problem is that the .tex file is large, and contains a lot of tex commands (even user-written ...
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Specify path to sister directory in a style file

I'm about to share my LaTeX document and all its accessory files in such a way that it is self-contained and ready to compile. But I can't figure out how to refer to a sister folder from a .sty file. ...
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Subfiles errors while using style in the main file [duplicate]

I would like to build a modular document in latex. My main directory (in which I put the main file "thesis.tex") is called "tesi". Inside "tesi" i have another directory named "capitoli" where I ...
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Ipe latex, error with pdflatex command

I have a problem with ipe. I recently reinstalled my system with Ubuntu 14.04. I installed texlive 2013 manually and ipe 7.1.4 by the package from the software center. When I start ipe using ipe. I ...
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Relative path issue with epslatex

I'm trying to include a figure which is saved as two files (eps and tex). I can get it to work if the files are in the same folder as the main document, but not if I move them elsewhere, even just to ...
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packaged.tex in different folder [closed]

I have file called packages.tex with the following listing: \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{float} \usepackage[ ...
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Where to save a xindy style?

What is the best place to save a xindy style file (.xdy)? I read about XINDY_SEARCHPATH but what if I can’t change it because I’m only the developer and have no access to the users settings or when I ...
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Using 8.3 path names with pdfLaTeX

I am trying to run pdfLaTex on a file that is in a path stored in an environment variable in my Windows environment (e.g. the %TEMP% directory). The path is stored using it's 8.3 DOS name. This seems ...
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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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Draw curved path inside circle

How to draw the curved line inside the red circle in this picture : MWE \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to draw curved paths

I'm trying to do this picture : I have a problem to draw the curved paths. MWE \documentclass[scale=0.5,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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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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What path provide in a .dtx file (located in source/ folder) to reach files located in doc/ folder?

For a class I want to upload on CTAN, I'd like the provided files to be organized as follows when installed by TeX distributions: 〈ROOT PATH〉/doc/latex/myclass/ myclass.pdf sample/sample.tex ...
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Simulating hand-drawn on curve lines, make a cycle AND fill it if necessary

Reading this question : Simulating hand-drawn lines and following Percusse's idea I tried this : But is it possible to "hide" the multido code in a style command and pass the parameters throu ...
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Relatives/absolute path for listing with subfiles

I have problem with path management. Let me explain you: I work with subfiles that are arranged in this way: REPORT --Main.tex --lab1 ----Matlab ------CodeLab1.m ----Report ------Report_P1_1.tex ...
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How to include graphics with spaces in their path?

I want to import graphics into my main input file using the macro \includegraphics. It does not work if the filename contains spaces. Include image with spaces in path directory to be processed with ...
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Closing a path with a “to” curve

The "oval" path in too sharp as you can see in the intersection with the horizontal line. How can i fix this problem? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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Closing a path with too sharps edges [duplicate]

The "oval" path in too sharp as you can see in the intersection with the horizontal line. How can i fix this problem? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{patterns} ...
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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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Hint for an “environment variable problem” when creating fonts with mktexpk

When piloting pdflatex from another program and having to take care of environment variables, I encounter the following error: kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+0/600 --dpi 600 ...
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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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pgfplots + gnuplot not working, shell escape and windows PATH are ok

I'm trying to get pgfplots to work with gnuplot to get this answer to work (i.e. triangulate a surface from a set of points). Shell escape was already enabled since I use TikZ externalization. gnuplot ...
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Documents in different directories calling the same .sty files

Suppose I have one folder (folder name: stys) where I stored the following files: main.sty other.sty The full path for the stys folder is: D:\a\b\c\stys I created one document (doc1.tex) which ...
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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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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 ...