[OS X TeX] Math mode in TikZ question

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Fri Jan 18 17:28:49 EST 2008

On  18 Jan, 2008, at 15:03, Dietrich, Daniel L wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a small problem that perplexes me.  I have a document with a  
> number of tables that contain math in them (e.g. $\pm 13\: VDC$).   
> All works and compiles fine.  I went to add some simple figures  
> using TikZ (\usepackage{tikz}) and when I did, I now get an error  
> on any table element using '\:' to create a space in math mode  
> ('\,' and '\;' work fine).  I can work around it using the other  
> two, but I don't know why '\:' gives an error.  I'm not that  
> proficient in LaTeX and tikz, so I'm probably missing something  
> simple.

I just tried with the (almost) newest version from CVS


and I don't get any error.

If you want to fetch the CVS version, in ``modulename'' you have to  
put ``pgf'', as there is another module.

Prof. Tantau is updating the CVS version (well, he's constantly  
updating it) as there are some problems with some libraries, so I  
think it would be better to wait till tomorrow if you want the latest  

There is a very active pgf mailing list:




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