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How to translate a figure on a path (rollercoaster)

Is it possible to make something like this: The best thing I could do was this: With this code: \documentclass[symmetric,justified,a4paper]{tufte-book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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lualatex: Error when loading a font from a relative path

I'm trying to load a .ttf from lualatex, which works fine when I place the .ttf in the same folder as the .tex file. However, for my project structure it would be beneficial to store .ttf files in a ...
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remove “” from lyx macro

I am using LyX and followed http://wiki.lyx.org/BibTeX/Biblatex. I don't want to use an absolute path with \addbibresource so I've tried following there example of using the \input@path macro. This ...
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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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Multimedia : Path to sound and video files

I have the same sound on transition between frames in a quizz beamer pdf. Each quizz file will use the same sound file, all quizz are not in the same directory. I want to avoid copying the same sound ...
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Pathing images from a separate folder location

A document I wrote uses \begin{figure} and \includegraphics to load an image. Later, I \input this document into a master document in the same folder, and the image is included in my output document. ...
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How to input file with relative paths within

In most of my work, I use a specific .tex ("main".tex) file with a preamble and \begin- and \end{document}. In the document I use \input{...} to another .tex file, with no preamble. Let's say ...
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Tikz Intersecion doesn't recognize path named with name path

I have problems with using path names defined even in the same loop. the following code produces error message: ! Package tikz Error: I do not know the path named `ab6'. Perhaps you misspelt it. ...
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Upgrading Tex Live from 2013 to 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded Tex Live from 2013 to 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04 using the guidelines given in this nice answer. But have some problems. After upgrading when I check the version of Tex Live using tex --version ...
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Lualatex paths with spaces and backward slashes

If I run lualatex (version beta-0.80.0 (TeX Live 2015/W32TeX) (rev 5238)) as follows: lualatex "D:\Documents\index Spaces" I get an error (directly at the start of compiling) ! Emergency stop. ...
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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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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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How to set PATH variable in portable miktex to be used with texmaker

When I perform ps->pdf or XeLaTeX I get error 'mgs.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. The solution for this is to add ...
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How to center a label inside a closed path in Asymptote?

I am new to Asymptote and I need a little help. I would like to place a label exactly in the center of a closed path, for example in a triangle: unitsize(1cm); size(4cm); draw((0, 0) -- (0, 3) -- (3, ...
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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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How to change the styles (.sty) path in Lyx?

I am using LyX Version 2.1.3 (for Mac Yosemite) Library directory: /Applications/LyX.app/Contents/Resources/ User directory: ~/Library/Application Support/LyX-2.1/ If I go to Tools-> TeX ...
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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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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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How to add a search path for packages in TexStudio on Mac OS?

I would like to add a custom folder into the search path of TexStudio on OS X Yosemite for using custom packages. Is it possible to do so in a way that it would work when compiling LaTeX documents ...
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Define path for packages in the LaTeX file (analog of \input@path or \graphicspath for \usepackage)

How to specify path for additional packages in the LaTeX file itself? For graphics, you use \graphicspath{{a}{b}}, and then \includegraphics{file} finds b/file.pdf. EDIT: it should be ...
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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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path for own .xdy file

when I a put a .xdy in the current folder, texxindy find it well. However, if a put it in <localtexmf>/xindy, texindy don't find it. Is it possible to have a personnal styles in a ...
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TexStudio Then Miktex Installed in Wrong Order

I installed TexStudio on my laptop without realizing I first needed Miktex (or texlive) I installed Miktex but the paths were not automatically recognized. I uninstalled TexStudios and reinstalled it ...
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Image File Not Found in LaTeX

I am trying to use the includegraphics command alongside a custom command to include an image in my PDF file, however I'm running into an issue where LaTeX can't seem to find a file that clearly ...
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3D Orbits around Sphere, arc points or orbit coordinates positioning

I have again a question about some 3D tikz problem. Added crosspost at: http://www.latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=26046 Added german crosspost: ...
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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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Global path for .eps files [duplicate]

I use an .eps image file in my customized letterhead. Is there a place in my (Windows XP) file structure that I can place the file so that all of my letters inherit the image? I tried putting it in ...
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Link to pdf file on network drive (UNC)

I would like to put a link to an external file in a presentation, but the file is located on a network drive, so I may only get an UNC path like: \\server\folder\file.pdf Is there a way to get this ...
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How can I use relative paths?

I want to add a table from a separate tex file to my document. I get an error saying the file vr_sets.tex is not found, when I do this in Chapter2/chapter2.tex: \input{tab/vr_sets} This also fails: ...
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Subfiles in subdirectory, file not found

I am writing a long document with two other people using Dropbox as the file storage mechanism. I want to have each person be able to work on their piece individually. Therefore I want to be able to ...
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How to provide a picture for a 'global' class? [duplicate]

Is there a way to provide pictures for a 'global accessible' class file? To use my own class and style files from everywhere, I put them in ...
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Starting LanguageTool from TeXstudio

I am trying to start LanguageTool grammar checker from TexStudio on OS X 10.10.2. This is done defining in Preferences/Grammar the path to Java. I have installed the recent JRE8 but I don't know how ...
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tikz externalize doesn't find pdflatex

I'm using Tikz' externalize function to speed up compilation of documents with a lot of plots. This works fine on any System except my Mac with MacTex 2014. pdflatex fails when tikz calls it's own ...
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kpsewhich: command not found. on tlmgr update, MacTex install [closed]

I tried to update the tlmgr with TexLive-Utility and it fails to find kpsewhich. I'm not sure why though, because it is in my bash PATH $which kpsewhich /usr/texbin/kpsewhich Not only that, it is ...
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Multiple graphics directory

Here is what I am trying to do. I am writing a document which has many figures. In order to manage the figures it is very convenient for me to keep different types of figures in different folders. Now ...
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calculating coordinates of a path within a \newcommand

I am trying to draw the layout of an optical system. It includes some components like mirrors and the light path. To make templates, I use \newcommand which draws the corresponding path do a desired ...
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Defining a new node shape for an electronic multiplexer

I found this question which suggests making a multiplexer symbol with this path: (0,0) -- (1,-0.5) -- (1,-1.25) -- (1.3,-1.25) -- (1,-1.25)-- (1,-2) -- (0,-2.5) -- (0,-1.75) -- (-0.3,-1.75) -- ...
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Naming irregular shapes and drawing lines to/form them

I'm trying to draw irregular shapes (e.g., polygons) and then drawing lines to and from them. I guess that we need to name the path that creates them and them the \draw (name_of_shape) -- (target); ...
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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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PATH setting. Updating TLMGR via Terminal [duplicate]

I'm trying to update tlmgr via Terminal using the .sh file update-tlmgr-latest.sh. When I hit the enter button i get this error: Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing TeX Live ...
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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 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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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 || ...