Questions tagged [paths]

paths give the location of bin directory which consists of (latex) executable files in any platform. Post installation it is important to set the path for the bin directory. use this tag for installation issues

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relative paths and compile problem in windows cmd

Tying to write a BATCH file in windows cmd to compile/update all PDF under each folder. Silly me wasn't really thinking about the larger maintenance issue while started my "little" project. ...
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Texmaker - LaTeX Error: File `bm.sty' not found

I was trying to use pstricks in Texmaker and wanted to manually install a package. However, since it didn't work I downloaded MiKTeX and I must have accidentally destroyed my settings and the paths. ...
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How do I color a region enclosed by a curve drawn using tkz-euclide?

I have a region enclosed by a closed curve as can been on the picture below. How can I color this region? I remark that I have used tkz-euclide, though I think the library tikz-avoidpath was created ...
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Installing and switching to new distribution

I installed the new texlive 2022 distribution and removed the old 2021 texlive distribution with tlmgr uninstall --all (after verifying I was on the right distribution with tex version and it returned ...
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Place text along a path

I'm using the decorations library to put text along a path. But the text does not appear on the path, instead, it appears in the node, how should I correct it? Also, the dotted path is not symmetrical,...
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Again troubles using the figure environment with the subfile package

I'm having troubles using the figure environment with the subfile package. Here is the setting I'm currently working on: root/ images/ img.png main/ main.tex mystyle.sty ...
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TeX Giving a Blank Console

Using a Mac on Monterey 12.2.1, and TeXShop on 4.70. When attempting to Typeset, the console window is completely blank. A "which pdflatex" search in the Terminal gives /Library/TeX/texbin/...
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Is there a way to draw the rest of a path by mirroring the existing part?

Here is a simple path, which has a symmetry: \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[thick] (0,0) -- ++(-9,0) -- ++(5,3) -- ++(2,7) -- ++(2,0); \draw[green,thick] (0,10) -- ++(2,0) -- ++(2,-7) -- +...
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Texmaker cannot execute pdflatex

I set up a new Latex-installation on my ubuntu system and installed Texmaker. However, Texmaker seems to have problems resolving the commands pdflatex etc. I wanted the newest version of latex so I ...
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How can I customize the directory of my own style files for latex on MAC-OS? [duplicate]

I couldn't find any satisfying solution to this problem I had for years so I finally decided to ask it myself. I want to create a folder outside the usual latex directories (e.g. /Users/myname/Dropbox/...
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usepackage, absolute path, and github development

I've forked the github repo for a package that is on CTAN and distributed with TeXLive. I'd like to do some development on it, and use it locally before committing back. This seems a pretty standard ...
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Add search path on compilation

I need to (for a single compilation) point LaTeX to a (single or multiple additional) directory/es that will be recursively searched for class or package files. This is because I have project specific ...
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How to get the full path of TeXLive tree root?

I know that it's /usr/local/texlive/2021/texmf-dist on my machine (MacOS), but how can I get this path programmatically from the command line? I don't see it in my env, but tlmgr works perfectly: ...
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TiKz Path Exclusion - Compound Shapes (pathfinder functionality)

On Adobe Illustrator, it is very easy to use Pathfinder to create compound shapes by (using the path exclude function with the shape to be retained in the back layer and all paths to be removed in ...
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Storing file paths and names in an array or list for use as arguments for \catchfilebetweentags or \insertgraphics [closed]

EDITED SOLVED---Thanks @Skillmon I have a multitude of compartmentalized tex files each with three tags (all built from the same template with the same tag names). The files are 20001.tex, 20002.tex,.....
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Metapost: how to build a cycle path for the picture to hatchfill?

Followed is a minimum example to show my problem. I want to hatchfill the Cee section. I don't know how to build the cycle path for the hatch. I have tried buildcycle but failed. How can I add the ...
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How do I tell pdflatex where to find a .600pk file

I have a letter template areletter.tex file, which loads a style file called areletter.cls. My template requires a seal in order for the letterhead to compile. The seal file is ucseal60.600pk and ...
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Problem on minted package on Windows 10 Pycharm

I have a problem with minted package, because when I try to use it in my text editor (TeXmaker), it returns me the next error: "You must have `pygmentize' installed to use this package" ...
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\graphicspath & Dropbox

Hmmm... I have an issue that may or may not be a problem with a Dropbox situation? I have my .tex file in a folder on my Mac called 'Staff Handbook'. Inside this folder is another folder called '...
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Error with minted and TeXMaker : You must have `pygmentize' installed to use this package

I have discover TeX and LaTeX recently, and I start to learn it to make math documents, but I need to write some source codes in Python3. I choose to use the package minted, but I have this error : !...
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Latex can't find .sty with TEXINPUT exported

My LaTeX document starts with this: \RequirePackage{mymacros} mymacros.sty is located in a completely different dir. Following this guide which says I should export TEXINPUTS, I've added this line to ...
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UNC paths with xelatex > no pdf output

It appears that my home university has changed the paths for our directory from a letter drive M: to a server path (the drive M: was also on a remote server, by the way). The paths to files in that ...
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Compact content path (in footer) with hyperlinks

Is it possible to display every page’s “directory path” or full content location (preferably in the footer on every page)? My goal is to obtain a clickable path structure equal to the contents page on ...
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Texlive 2021 and tlmgr: an unsolved issue

I have installed Texlive 2021 on UBUNTU 21.04 from tug.org. I have had to install it as root user since, while trying to install it as simple user he didn't let the installer write in some directories....
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How to I properly setup LaTeX Workshop in VSCode with WSL2

I am completely lost. I have installed TeXLive on windows 10 and with TeXworks I'm able to use the packages stmaryrd, physics, and mathtools along with the normal ams packages. However the second I ...
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One Dot vs Two Dots to import file

Sometimes I see one dot (like: \subfile{./chapters/file.tex}) and sometimes two (like: \graphicspath{{figures/}{../figures/}}) while importing a file. Can someone clarify which is used when?
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Package not found despite being installed on Linux

I am trying to us the extarticle.cls class but when I compile I get an error saying it cannot be found. ! LaTeX Error: File 'extarticle.cls' not found. Since I am using a Debian based system I checked ...
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Setting a path to a bibliography file in windows

Creating a new bib file to save it in the same folder as my tex file is a mess, therefore I would like to have a permanent general bib file and be able to set a path to it when I am making a new tex ...
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Linux MiKTeX Path to Executables Incorrectly Set

MiKTeX installs links to executables to ~/bin. However, I use ~/bin for other things, and the MiKTeX executable links clutter the directory. I moved them to ~/bin/MiKTex to keep things neat, and ...
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Getting TeX Live Utility to recognize new TeX Live Version (2021) on OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

Since the MacTeX-2021 package does not support my old OS version I have manually installed TeX Live 2021 via the Unix installer as described on Unix Install of TeX Live 2021. The installation worked ...
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Bounding box of an arbitrary tikz path?

I want to be able to iterate (left to right, bottom to top) the bounding box of a specific path, (I am guessing) one that has been "saved" using spath3. Why? I want to use it to fill the ...
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Path problems in write18-call after miktex-update

After updating miktex on 2021/04/18 I realized a changed behaviour when using write18-calls from within TeX. In one of my source files I have the line \immediate\write18{ skizze.bat 1 mp } and with ...
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How to draw a line along the path?

I'm trying to draw a red line along the existing path: Here is my code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \tikz{ \node[circle,draw] (v1) {}; \node[circle,draw,below right ...
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Access and use $HOME environment for setting the path for a new font

I want to use a font I just downloaded for a document class I created. This document class will be used on other workstations so I would like the path of the font not to be "hardcoded" but ...
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path for outhertheme in beamer templates

I want to store my templates in the same folder as my presentations. I have created templates using a file beamertemplatefoo.sty that contains : \useoutertheme[subsection=false]{foo} \useinnertheme{...
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Defining coordinates on an arrow between two nodes

I am trying to draw the diagram as shown in the Figure. I want to position the nodes B and C, just 1.5 cm above the arrow connecting to node 1 and 2. In case of node A I used the following code to ...
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Compiler can't find cls files in Windows

I have TeXLive2014 under Windows10 that was working fine for 6 years. Problems started a week ago or so. I opened a document which compiled in December correctly, made some irrelevant changes (nothing ...
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MiKTeX cannot retrieve attributes for the file...(file name with & and spaces)

I ran into a problem when compiling a project this day. The project is working fine when I compile it on my regular hard drive. I also made a copy on a NAS drive, for backup reasons. For working on ...
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Why is overleaf unable to locate my file sections in the path? I'm trying to get my word count [closed]

This is what I see when I click the word count button. This was someone else's template I used from overleaf.
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latex in manjaro

I install texlive in manjaro and didn't work, so I try the miktex and it only work in the texstudio when I change the 'comands ($path) to home/user/bin it works but only to texstudio. How can I make ...
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TikZ 'midway' that knows about the 'to' opearation

This is sort of the same as/follow up to this: TikZ coordinate that refers to the last "current coordinate" The answer to that question suggests me to use to instead of -- so that I can use \...
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\path{} command and blank spaces

The document that I am writing includes lots of paths to files. Many of them have blank spaces that I am powerless to remove since they originate outside of my domain of control. But the \path{} ...
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Class options don't work if class and document files are in different directories

I have the following directory tree: . ├── foo │ └── foo.tex └── testcls └── testcls.cls where foo.tex is \makeatletter \def\input@path{{../testcls/}} \makeatother \documentclass[hyperref=true]...
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Latex error - "Could not start the command. "pdflatex" -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex"

I have just downloaded texmaker on my Mac, and when I try to compile a document, but I get the error "Could not start the command. "pdflatex" -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex&...
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Can't find .sty files after changing shell

I installed my texlive in ~/Software/texlive/2020 and when I used bash, I had ~/Software/texlive/2020/bin/x86_64-linux in my PATH, which was all I needed to get all style files and packages. Now I ...
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How to find absolute path of the parent working directory without needing additional command line parameters

I have an answer for this, but it's been bugging me that all solutions I could previously find required either --shell-escape or (using currfile) -recorder, making it pretty much impossible to write a ...
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TexLive 2020 installation Ubuntu

I just installed TexLive 2020 into my Ubuntu laptop following the steps written in: http://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html However, when I arrive to the steps Post-install: setting PATH After ...
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How to Change Latex texlive/2020 but not 2019?

I installed the 2020 version from the official source via MacTex.pkg on MacOS. But the latex version is still 2019. I need a package called capt-of.sty but not found, showed as below: ! LaTeX Error: ...
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Path dependency of template

I created a template (myclass.cls), which includes another file (mystyle.sty) using the input command. Then I used the template in a document (mydocument.tex). The directories are as follow: mypath/...
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Specify additional include directories within a tex file [duplicate]

I want my document to use class files, style files or bibliography style files located in some subdirectory of my TeX document's directory. Sometimes I can sorta-kinda- use, say, \documentclass{...
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