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I need to use the TikZ library quotes. I have MiKTeX Version 2.9 but no admin privileges, so I cannot update TikZ.

In my current version I cannot use this library since it it not installed. Is there a way to easily add (only this) library so that I can use it? For example by adding a file to MiKTeX/tex/generic or somewhere else?

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The quote library for TikZ can be downloaded from this link. Download the file, and then copy it to

TEXMF/tex/generic/pgf/frontendlayer/tikz/libraries

where TEXMF is your TeX directory.

It's worth noting, however, that this file is included by default as a part of PGF/TikZ, and seems to have been since at least 2014. This suggests that your TikZ distribution is hopelessly out of date, in which case you should speak to your system administrator.

  • "your TeX directory" is a bit vage. It is not a good idea to put such files in the main texmf tree of miktex. It is better to create a local texmf tree. – Ulrike Fischer Jan 20 '17 at 17:58
  • @UlrikeFischer I agree that this isn't a good idea, but since OP is using a years-out-of-date distribution to which he doesn't have administrator access, creating a local texmf tree is out of the question. – ChrisS Jan 21 '17 at 1:43

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