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Error when externalizing with TeXLive 2022 [closed]

today I have decided to upgrade to TexLive 2022 from 2020. Just after the new version has been installed I have encounter the problem when running this simple file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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tikzlibrary: externalize - Generate figures without background

Hello there When using tikz's external library in a document with tcolorbox translucent boxes, the generated figures have the page background and appears as a hole in the tcolorbox box, how to remove ...
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tikzlibrary: external not outputting usable file

Hello there Currently trying to implement the external library but cant seem to make it work \documentclass{article} % pgfplots \usepackage{pgfplots} % % Uncommenting generates error % \...
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Draw shape using data from external file in TikZ

I want to draw a 2D shape, let's say polygon or set of circles or polygonal chain or whatever and use the data from external file data.txt which contains: 2.69272 0.141119 2.62013 0.275386 2.50901 0....
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Open LaTeX PDF file in Skim from Visual Studio Code

I am trying to open my PDF document with Skim from Visual Studio Code. I would like the View LaTeX PDF file command to open in Skim my PDF document and update it automatically. Unfortunately, when I ...
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Problem with TikZ externalize and \pause

I try to use \pause for TikZ pictures. Normally this works great, but since I have many pictures in my document, I also want to externalize the TikZ images. When I add the \tikzexternalize command, ...
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reference external figures from supplementary inside overleaf

I try to reference external figures from the supplementary information inside the main text. How to reference figures that are in the supplementary content in main text? describes an approach I try to ...
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Creating a supplementary document with S prefixes

I am in the process of writing two documents, one is the main file and one is a supplementary file. Both use the article class. I can refer to the second from the first quite happily using the xr ...
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tikzexternalize citation in legend

I would like to add a citation in a legend entry in combination with using tikzexternalize. It seems like tikzexternalize is causing some errors here. The \cite{} command is not properly converting ...
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I want to remove links which direct us to our browser from my doc. How can do that?

\documentclass[letterpaper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{latexsym} \usepackage[empty]{fullpage} \usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage{marvosym} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{color} \usepackage{verbatim} \...
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pgfplots: Best practice to avoid "TeX capacity exceeded" when plotting huge data sets?

I want to create some huge pgfplot with three different axis and a lot of data points. In summary there are 20160 lines of data existent. My problem is: All few hours the values will change ...
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Run external program in Beamer

I have Xubuntu 18.04 and TeXstudio 2.12.6. I want --- if possible --- run an external program in Beamer. I searched the net for a solution where I found a lot of stuff some links claiming that this ...
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LaTeX Uglifier / obfuscator

For JavaScript you have e.g. js uglifier, which obfuscates the javascript so that it is infeasible for humans to read the javascript code. Also, judging by @DavidCarlisle's xii.tex (see below), ...
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lualatex and tikz external library issue

I need to use lualatex to compile some pgfplots which have many data points (exceeding the memory allocatable by pdflatex). However, when I try using lualatex with the external library I'm having ...
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with tikzexternalize, how to name the images with the current name of the imported file

I use to save different tikz images, tikzexternalize, I have no problem if I let tikz name the pictures or if I needed a name for the next image. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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Creating clickable links to outside references in LyX

I use LyX exclusively for note taking, rather than as document generation tool. I would have used emacs org-mode if it weren't for the fact that LyX allows me to enter math formulas and simple ...
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Center legend above (or below) a groupplot WITHOUT references

So, I need to place my legend outside a groupplot with 2 columns and 2 rows. I'd like to center it either above or below. I read a lot of similar question on tex@stackexchange, but all of them seems ...
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tikzscale with tikz-external: Recreating plot

I am creating pgfplots in the tikzpicture-environment together with the external library. To ensure the width of the plot, I wanted to use tikzscale. Originally, I was using the beamer-class with a ...
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Add regression line to data from file [duplicate]

I would like to display a regression line, as well as a legend for it, reading the raw data from an external file. My code is: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{pgfplots, pgfplotstable} \begin{...
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PGFPlots external crossref updates

I’m using the PGFPlots package along with its external library for my dissertation. Overall, it's worked great and has been extremely helpful. But I've had issues when trying to update cross-...
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Displaying counts and tables based on external files

I've got a complex report that I'm trying to generate, and I'm at a loss on how best to get it working. Let me say that using CSV files is not an option, for starters. I have a number of files named ...
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TeX capacity exceeded using pgfplots with/without externalization

The following MWE compiles (for me) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzexternalize[prefix=figures/externalized/] \begin{...
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Tikz External vs. Overlay

While designing a title page in TikZ I noticed a somewhat unwanted behaviour. When I use the externalize and the overlay option for a tikzpicture the output is just empty. MWE: \documentclass{book} \...
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Using the tikzexternal.sty package together with legend to name feature

I am using the following TeX code (minimal example), which compiles fine, when running pdflatex then run make -f filename.makefile and repeat the procedure a second time to also include the referenced ...
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