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comment Getting TikZ to work on Elementary OS (Ubuntu)
Well, the "quick" fix is to install the .tds.zip. Not sure what you have now if you've also installed from TUG. (The command which latex might be of help here, if you are unsure also.)
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comment Getting TikZ to work on Elementary OS (Ubuntu)
Actually: TeX Live 2015 is due out in about 2 weeks. You might want to wait until then to do the install; otherwise, you'll need to do it again if you want to benefit from having a current install. My suggestion might be "better" for now, depending on how much you like installing 3000 packages....
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comment Getting TikZ to work on Elementary OS (Ubuntu)
But the better solution really is what @Johannes_B suggested. (More time invested now, but more time saved in the long run.)
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comment Getting TikZ to work on Elementary OS (Ubuntu)
It's the directory "tree" containing (in theory) all your TeX and MetaFont files. There are three trees: main, local, and personal. The root of each can be found with these commands: kpsewhich --var-value TEXMFMAIN, kpsewhich --var-value TEXLOCAL, and kpsewhich --var-value TEXMFHOME. Home is searched before local, and local before main. If you don'tt want to risk borking your current install, run the last command, which will likely point to /home/<user>/texmf; create the directory if needed, then cd to that directory, and unzip. If things go screwy delete that folder.
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comment Getting TikZ to work on Elementary OS (Ubuntu)
Sorry, no. I think you're better off installing the .tds.zip from its sourceforge page. They are designed for easy install: just unzip at the root of your texmf tree.
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comment Getting TikZ to work on Elementary OS (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu 12.04 is likely to have an extremely outdated version of tikz, but you can check by adding \listfiles to your document and looking at the .log.
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comment Create a “special” cover
Indeed. But the policy on this site is to have, so far as possible, "self-contained" examples in an effort to make these questions and answers have some value independent of the fate of other websites. (That said, I agree with @Johannes_B's answer.)
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comment Create a “special” cover
And what is in the file "thesis.preamble"?
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comment Wrapfigure keeps space for rest of page
I suspect wrapfig does not realize how much vertical space your tikzpicture is taking up, and thus continues to wrap lines of text until it has decided it has wrapped enough. The \clearpage probably just "forces" the issue.
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comment Do I risk breaking documents by updating my TeX distribution?
Search this site for questions regarding bundledoc and arlatex if you want help creating "future-proofed" documents.
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answered Center a line of two words on the space separating them
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comment Center a line of two words on the space separating them
Relative to typeblock or physical page?
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comment how to fix a section position
@DavidCarlisle -- Hey! Some of us need to cheat just to stay in the race!! (So keep the comment, so I can point to it in the future.) A comment about flafter is still apropos, too.
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comment how to fix a section position
@DavidCarlisle -- from the docs: "Something you may not like is that, by default, “\FloatBarrier” is very strict, and will (try to) prevent a float from appearing above the start of the current section or below the start of the next section, even though the float is still on the same page as its intended section. Each restriction can be relaxed separately by using the “[above]” and “[below]” package options: “[above]” allows floats to appear above their section, if on the same page; “[below]” allows below." The original version "acted like it was loaded with the option “[above]” specified."
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comment how to fix a section position
Consider adding \usepackage[section]{placeins}. More fine-tuning is possible if you look at the documentation for that package.
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answered How to allow parcolumns environments in an enumerate environment?
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comment How to allow parcolumns environments in an enumerate environment?
Will that document ever compile without the \colplacechunks command, even outside the enumerate environment? If I remember, you have to explicitly "place" the chunks.
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comment write my refrences in APA style
Skip apacite-- unless you must use it -- and switch to biber (in place of BibTeX) and biblatex-apa (in place of apacite).
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comment What is the width of the standard paragraph indent in LaTeX's article class?
Also: if you just open a terminal and type tex (or latex), then hit return, you're given an interactive prompt where you could then type \showthe\parindent, hit return, and then get the output: > 20 pt. Then type x and return to exit.
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comment Does termcal work with datetime?
You can \let\monthname\relax or use etoolbox's \undef. Not sure which package has the command you want to keep and which you want to \relax, though. (There may also be other unexpected consequences in a complex document.)