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Path Problems Again with El Cap 10.11.6?

Last year I updated my mac to El Capitan, and followed the instructions here to fix the path issues. It was easy! Today I updated to 10.11.6. The preferences in TeXMaker (my GUI of choice) reverted ...
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Tex file linked in TEXMFHOME is not found

I recently moved my tex installation from Windows to Linux Mint. While I never had any trouble with the paths on Windows, I don't get it to work under Linux. I have several own packages (...
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Confuse with relative path for subfolder

Sorry as maybe this question is a bit rhetorical, I have my main latex file in C:/latex/thesis.tex while i split my other chapters in another chapters folder C:/latex/chapters/ and my images ...
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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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How to import data from relative path for multiple documents?

I have pgfplots tikzpicture where I use data from external data file. I use this picture in multiple latex documents that are located in different directories. So when I try to compile these documents,...
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Lost my ability to add .tex and .sty files when upgrading to texlive 2016 on ubuntu [duplicate]

Using the instructions from How to install vanilla texlive on debian or ubuntu I upgraded from texlive 2014 to texlive 2016 on my second laptop. I did this because I am using some more recent packages ...
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How can I put a white-space in the Path to .bib while compiling BibTeX? Continued

I am trying to compile a .tex file (beamer class), and I want to use references from a .bib file. This .bib file is located in a folder with a path with multiple white spaces in it. Basically I have ...
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How can I properly resolve relative paths in `\usepackage`?

I have a dedicated directory for my project; within that are nested directories source/, output/ and styles/ that contain the .tex, .pdf and .sty files. I was surprised to find that while \...
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How to hide path in lstlistoflistings?

When I am making a list of listings in my latex report, using: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{listings} \lstset{language = Matlab, inputpath=./Code/} \begin{document}...
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I want to draw isotherms of Andrews

I want to draw the isotherms of Andrews that similar to this: Important point is that I could "mark" the zones I, II, III and IV with a color or pattern. I've already tried two things with this ...
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tlmgr path add yields errors but makes symlinks

Today (June 9, 2016), I've just installed TeX Live 2016 on my Ubuntu 14.04.4. The installation itself was successful, but when I tried to make symlinks for binaries, info pages, and man pages, path ...
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Drawing automata paths step by step with TikZ and \onslide command

I have an oral presentation on friday, where I will have to explain the determinization process for transducers. To save time, and make the whole thing clearer, I'd like to do a step by step ...
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TeX Live texmf.cnf path recursion scope

texmf.cnf: % // means to search subdirectories (recursively). % A leading !! means to look only in the ls-R db, never on the disk. I'm wondering whether the // recursion operator applies when the !! ...
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How to set a default bib path where all the bib files can refer to it?

I have a problem when I have multiple bib files (i.e.,full.bib,article.bib,conf.bib,book.bib,me.bib; all the bib files are put into the bib folder), that is, every time I want to add bib files to my ...
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nomencl.ist not found

I'm on osx [MacTex] and I'm trying to use nomencl package. The problem is that: makeindex thesis.nlo -s nomencl.ist -o thesis.nls does not work, printing index file nomencl.ist not found ...
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Texmaker can't find the image

I'm writing my master thesis using texmaker as editor... I have a multi-file project with a main-file as master document and another file used as input. Here is my MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} \...
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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: PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2013/bin/i386-linux:$...
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Include a tex file that contains the bibliography section

I found when I tried to keep the spaces in my file name by using \include{{""}}, then the file could still be included, but the references would be question marks. This is my MWE \documentclass{...
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Different latex compilators don't get files and folders right

I'm working on my thesis and I decided to do it in LaTeX. I was using an amazing online service, ShareLatex, that allowed me to compile and edit my projects wherever I go (I use several computers in a ...
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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} \input{\...
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How to Keep LaTeX Process Files in Directories?

I want to organise better LaTeX process files such as .aux, .log, .nav, .snm, .synctex.gz, .toc and .out. I know the threads here about How to manage LaTeX files in a directory? but it is about ...
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Figures in LaTeX from different directories

I've seen this sort of question on a lot of fora, but I haven't found an answer to my question. If the answer is already out there and I didn't find it, I apologize in advance. The situation is as ...
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Tikz: convert an object to a filled path?

Let's say I have such a simple tikz "contour" object defined with \draw: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \tikzset{x=1pt, y=1pt, z=1pt} \begin{document} \def\object{ \draw[blue,...
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How to add label at center of three nodes and have it pointed to nodes respectively?

In tikz I have three nodes as following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgf, tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows, automata} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[>= stealth,...
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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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SVG filename argument to \includesvg - damned if you do, damned if you don't

I'm trying to use the svg package, for some svg files I have in a graphics/ subdirectory. My includegraphics command used to be: \includegraphics{graphics/foo.png} Now, if I write: \includesvg{...
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tikz path use draw area

I found a interesting snowman here, I rewrite it with some relative coordinate as below for fun: \documentclass[border=2pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning,shapes} \...
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How to fix a bad texmf tree structure path

This all started when my LaTeX installation couldn't find some (Multimarkdown) customization *.tex files that I had written a few years ago and that worked at that time. I am running MacTeX 2015 on ...
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Draw the dogbone contour for complex integral

I want a diagram to demonstrate the dogbone contour like: I have found some useful pages to teach myself, such as TikZ: complicated paths, e.g. for complex integrals Drawing complex integration ...
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Automatic line breaks in path{} command?

i use the \path{} command to print out a path to a directory in my *.tex File. I searched a lot around the internet to solve the problem to automatically linebreak the path-url. I found some hints ...
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! Missing $ inserted

im experiencing a kind of weird error. I receive the "! Missing $ inserted." error message for line 727. The problem: the line is empty! In the error message he seems to load an R document that I ...
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Change style of individual path labels?

I am working on creating a path diagram using Tikzedt. The problem I'm running into is that the path labels on these lines that are very close to each other are overlapping with the other lines, ...
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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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Setting the path of images in writing a Thesis

I am writing a thesis with two chapters. Each chapter is a separate journal paper and has its own text and one single image. I put the text and image of each chapter in a separate file: ...
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File Path with Symbol Causes Error

I foolishly included a # (number symbol) in a file path. Whenever I reference this it generates the following error: Illegal parameter number in definition of \reserved@a. [.../Paper#1/2016-02-14/...
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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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What's Happening With My Path After Upgrade to El Capitan?

I've tried everything I could find (within good reason) regarding how I should proceed in making my TeX files compile again and nothing works. After hunting it down in the computer, I have found that ...
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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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Error: Make sure that you have installed a (La)TeX distribution

I just installed MiKTeX and TeXstudio. I opened TeXstudio and recieved the following message when I tried to compile: Make sure that you have installed a (La)TeX distribution e.g. MiKTeX or TeX Live, ...
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BibKey-Autocompletion with a standard BibFile-Folder [closed]

Basically, what I've been trying to do is organize my structure and working environment a little bit, setting up a folder for different kinds of "preamble"-documents and one for my *.bib files. Since ...
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paths to deftex files

I need to set a path to my predefined file so I start the document with \input zadanla and do not worry about all settings. I put the file Zadanla.tex in the directory myinput/mydefs. Off course ...
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Define a \path like command in Tikz to draw 3D tubes

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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What is the counterpart in LaTeX for the R package ezknitr and its tools for managing paths and directories

Dean Attali has just added an R package called ezknitr to CRAN. It enables those who use knitr and RMarkdown in .Rmd files to handle directories quite flexibly. His blog describes it well: path ...
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Include graphics from subfolders [closed]

I have this structure: mainfolder/main.tex mainfolder/frontmatter/front.tex mainfolder/frontmatter/images/logo.jpg Now i include front.tex in main.tex, but i can't view the logo. PS: I want ...
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How to draw a path to form a regular pentagon?

I already have a code that draws a regular hexagon the following way \begin{tikzpicture}[every node/.style={draw,shape=circle,fill=blue}] \path (0,0) node (p0) {} (-1.5,-1) node (p1) {} (-1.5,-2.5) ...
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Gnuplottex and Texshop — Cannot open Ghostscript for piped input! [closed]

I'm trying to compile the following file using latex and the gnuplottex package. For some reason I'm getting this error, even though I have already enabled shell escape and /usr/local/bin/gnuplot is ...
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Working TeX files from three different computers with different base username

I have a Windows work desktop, a Windows home desktop, and a Mac laptop. I primarily use the two Windows machines. The problem is that this is a VERY large project that imports lots of charts and ...
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TikZ path from wide to narrow

I'd like to make an arrow in a TikZ drawing. I think a straight line is too simple, so I'd like to have it start out with a certain width, and then gradually decrease its width (like this arrow: ...
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“Stroke” a predefined path

I would like to use the name of a previous defined path to draw it later on in my code. I have included an example below, where I define two paths, "D1" and "S1", and then later on, draw these very ...
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Symbolic link in ~/texmf mystery [closed]

I have TeX Live 2013 installed on Ubuntu 14.04 with kpathsea and I have a rather curious situation. I created a new beamer theme that I work on at ~/code/git/beamer/mytheme and then I created a ...