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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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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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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 ...
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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

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!

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

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 ...
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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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LaTex \include space in path

It's not graphs. It's a .tex file that I want to include. I used \input and it worked fine. But as I keep writing more and more, the file got bigger and bigger and I decided to use chapterbib to make ...
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Problem when compiling, file not found, after update to El Captain

I already see all the questions related to the change of directory path everywhere in the texmaker settings. I follow those steps and I change all the paths with the: /Library/TeX/texbinbut I still ...
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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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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 manage spaces in paths to format files?

I have noticed that pdflatex \&"/path with a space/mylatexformat" file.tex does not work whereas pdflatex \&"/path/without/space/mylatexformat" file.tex works well. Is there any ...
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Relative paths to tex files? [duplicate]

In the preamble of my tex document I can set graphicspath. Is it also possible to set a path to sub sections and tables, so I can do \input{relative-path/filename.tex} from any tex file and move that ...
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TexMaker, permanent changing of the path

I just update my MacBook with the last OS El Capitan. I follow all the suggestion in order to make TexMaker work in a proper way, but when I relaunch the application all the changes in the paths are ...
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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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How to add more sty and cls locally?

Please be warned, despite this sounding very similar to Where do I place my own .sty or .cls files, to make them available to all my .tex files? it is a different problem. I need to generate PDF as ...
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3D path and its projection on walls with cube markers

Does anyone know how to do something like this with tikz?: I would like to crate practicaly same thing just with one path 1 point thick withou eyes ect... thanks exaple of path: 0, 0, 0; 1, 1, ...
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Can a default path be set globally for \input{…} akin to \graphicspath{…}?

For the graphicx package, we can use \graphicspath{...} so that we can directly use filenames in the argument of \includegraphics{...}. Can a similar thing be done for directly using filenames in ...
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latexmk says fontspec/Path is unknown

I have the following document, which uses fonts stored in a fonts/ directory (specifically several subdirectories of fonts/), as well as defined font subfamilies. I'm trying to compile it into a PDF ...
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TeXstudio PATH problem with kpsewhich

If I start up TeXstudio by launching it normally as an app in OS X Yosemite, whenever I build and view a document, it complains kpsewhich: command not found. However, which kpsewhich in a terminal ...
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Why typesetting file path not working?

I know this How to typeset a file path? I think that the PATH command works like making possible to use shorter PATH in URLs. I have documents in my filesystem which I often include in my notes. I ...
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LaTeX install path on OS X

I run the MacTeX 2012 installer and it installed a bunch of apps and tools under /Applications/TeX. However, I can't find the latex executables. There is no /usr/texbin, no /usr/local/texlive. If I ...
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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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Externalize with tikz images not displayed

I am currently trying to externalize my tikz images. I get a problem that the pdfs are generated from tikz, but they cannot be displayed in the main file. Instead is a white box with the path to the ...
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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 ...