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I want to change font of my document to Verdana. For this I need to refresh the LaTeX database. How is this done?

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Are you using pdftex, xetex, or luatex? The last two engines will easily let you use any installed system font by means of the fontspec package. – jon Sep 5 '12 at 20:48
Sorry for the extensive edit, but I felt the need to do it. If I changed the meaning of the question or the goal you're trying to achieve, please tell me. – Tom Bombadil Sep 22 '12 at 22:16
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To refresh the file name database of the TeX distribution MiKTeX (actual version 2.9) do the following:

  • Start the Settings windows of MiKTeX with the command sequence: Windows Start -- all programms -- Maintenance (Admin) -- Settings (Admin)
  • Choose General and click on Refresh FNDB

The right way to refresh the FNDB can depend on the way you have installed MikTeX as user version or administrator version. More you can learn with command texdoc miktex in your windows command line (see for example page 22 for "Refreshing the File Name DataBase").

Alternativly you can use the command initexmf --admin --update-fndb in admin mode or initexmf --update-fndb in user mode to refresh the file name database.

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