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I'm trying to create a tooltip with the fancytooltips package, the compilation is going well, but I don't get any tooltips.

I'm on Windows 7 with MikTeX. I don't know if this is really necessary, but I installed PERL http://www.activestate.com/activeperl with the Config::IniFiles module. I created the file test-tip.pdf containing a rectangle triangle created with tikz with this code:

\documentclass{standalone}

\pagestyle{empty}
\usepackage[createtips]{fancytooltips}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw(0,3)--(0,0)--(4,0)--cycle;
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}

Then, I compiled the main file with the "inactive" option as indicated in this thread: Fancytooltip error during fancy-preview because otherwise the compilation fails with this error:

LaTeX Warning: File `fancytipmark. pdf' not found on input line 5. ! Package pdftex. def Error: File fancytipmark. pdf not found: using draft sett

The main file is this:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[filename=test-tip,movetips,mouseover]{fancytooltips}

\begin{document}
Le \tooltip{triangle rectangle}1
\end{document}
  • What should I correct in my code?
  • How do I also get a simple text tooltip?
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    For simple tooltips, this ↗approach might do perhaps. Example on ↗ShareLaTeX. – AlexG Oct 2 '17 at 18:48
  • Yes, indeed, for simple tooltips, it works very well. And being able to move tooltips is just great. – AndréC Oct 2 '17 at 20:04
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It seems that LaTeX cannot find the file fancytipmark.pdf . You should set the path to this file or put the file somewhere in the LaTeX path.

btw: The approach used in fancytooptips package is overcomplicated. It worked well when the package was created, but the situation is different today. I agree with AlexG that there are better methods nowadays.

  • Thank you very much. Where can I find the file fancytipmark. pdf? – AndréC Oct 3 '17 at 11:43
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I just found this fancytipmark.pdf file that is not included natively in MikTeX. It is included in the compressed folder that can be downloaded from CTAN's fancytooltips page, here http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/fancytooltips.zip

By including this file or indicating its path, as indicated by the author of the package ( @robert.marik.cz ) in his answer, the compilation works without needing the inactive option and the tooltip is now visible.

By creating a fancytooltips folder in my local texmf folder according to the tree structure:

local-texmf -> tex -> latex -> fancytooltips

in which I placed all the fancytipmark.pdf files (there are several of them), then refreshing the MikTeX database:

MIKTEX Settings (Admin) -> Refresh FNDB

there is no need to specify the path to the fancytipmark.pdf files.

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