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I'm using TeXworks as my editor in writing an article, where the bibliography style has to be vancouver. It has previously worked just fine, and if I set the style to plain I have no problems, but as soon as I set it to vancouver I encounter this problem.

I can open the package manager just fine manually, and I have also updated MikTeX

Here's the console output:

This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (MiKTeX 2.9)
The top-level auxiliary file: filename.aux

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miktex-bibtex.exe: Cannot start MiKTeX package manager.
miktex-bibtex.exe: Data: Invalid syntax

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I couldn't open style file vancouver.bst
---line 16 of file filename.aux
 : \bibstyle{vancouver
 :                    }
I'm skipping whatever remains of this command
I found no style file---while reading file filename.aux
(There were 2 error messages)

Thankful for any suggestions and sorry if this question is badly defined, I've only just stated using LaTeX, and all of this is completely new to me!

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closed as too localized by Joseph Wright Oct 31 '12 at 8:16

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vancouver.bst is missing on your system and bibtex is trying to install it on-the-fly and fails. On my system it worked fine so I can't tell you what is wrong on your system, but you could try to install the missing vancouver package with the package manager. –  Ulrike Fischer Oct 29 '12 at 10:42
    
Thanks heaps! I thought that all the packages I could see were already installed, but now I see of course that not all of them are. –  Mia Oct 29 '12 at 13:02

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vancouver.bst is missing on your system and bibtex is trying to install it on-the-fly and fails. On my system it worked fine so I can't tell you what is wrong on your system, but you could try to install the missing vancouver package with the package manager.

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