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Xelatex/LuaLatex build problem at Texmaker 4.5 in windows

I want to build with Xelatex, I run it by selecting Xelatex from the drop down menu. and it gives ! Fatal fontspec error: "cannot-use-pdftex"!! The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX ...
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LuaLaTeX Variable Expansion

I've run into an issue with variable expansion in the different distributions of LuaLaTeX (chiefly MikTeX and TeXLive). In TeXLive (both 2014 and 2016), I can use the following to reference my home ...
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Sharing documents with setmainfont breaks MikTeX's on the fly package installation

When I share a document that uses fontspec's \setmainfont and the other person hasn't got the used font installed, they get an error. If the other person is using MiKTeX they are used to packages ...
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Class moderncv: renewcommand makecvtitle results in undefined control sequence error

This question relates to another one asked here a few years ago. The goal back then was to set the contact details below the name in a classic cv made with moderncv. I simply tried to copy the code: ...
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TikZ externalization with absolute path and MiKTeX distribution

This code: \documentclass[11pt,openright]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} \usepackage[british]{babel} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzexternalize[prefix=...
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Error 1 (driver return code) — Works on old computer but not new one

I have MikTex 2.9.6022 and TeXMaker 4.5 installed on three different machines. All updated to the latest win10 build of 1511. I have two older machines that I have used for years and my resume ...
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newtxmath + libertine won't compile on pdfLaTeX (error: “fxlri-5letters could not be found”)

I've been using the memoir class to design the layout of my thesis. I opted for the libertine font and, accordingly, would like to implement the {libertine}[newtxmath] style available for the math ...
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Is there a website providing LaTeX source files to guide beginners?

I am learning LaTeX by using the book More math into latex. So I want to find some good LaTeX source files teaching the syntax. This way, I think I can master basic rules of LaTeX in a faster approach....
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Installation of RevTex-4.1 in MikTex

I have created a directory containing revtex-4.1 and added it's path to the Roots section under Settings of MikTex. Thereafter, on looking up on the package manager, I see no sign of it. How does the ...
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Miktex xetex-def package installation

Miktex wants to install xetex-def package in order to compile. It cannot be installed automatically from package depository because of server error (error response from server:404). Package files can ...
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Use pdfinterwordspaceon with pdflatex from MiKTeX on Windows

In Text copied from pdf is missing spaces with newtxtext, I have found out that I want to use \pdfinterwordspaceon, which is available as of TeX Live 2014, for example. I, however, am using MiKTeX (...
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MikTeK doesn't show an updated package

There is a new release of a fancytabs package. It can be seen in the mailing list and in this CTAN mirror. However, when I try to Update MikTeX (both Admin and non-admin - following advice in How do ...
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pgfsys-luatex.def'' not found error on Miktex with lualatex after updating [duplicate]

I updated Miktex last night, selected update all (as admin and also as user). Now I get an error ! Package pgf Error: Driver file ``pgfsys-luatex.def'' not found.. Here is the full screen log >...
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Problems Installing MikTeX on Linux [closed]

I am trying to install MiKTeX on Linux Mint following this guide. Unfortunately, I get an error message after executing the command: cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" Here is the output: CMake Error at ...
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TexMaker not working

I've been using LaTeX for some years now, and I've never really had a problem. However, since two days ago, I have not been able to generate PDFs using TeXmaker. The problem started after I used ...
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Permission denied: path="C/program Files/MiKTeX 2.9\doc/bibitex/apalike/apalike.doc

While installing MiKTeX this error is coming: Permission denied: path="C/program Files/MiKTeX 2.9\doc/bibitex/apalike/apalike.doc My OS version is Windows 7 Ultimate and I downloaded complete ...
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How to resolve the badboxes and other warningss

I'm new to LateX and these errors are giving me a tough time to understand what they are and not sure of fixing them. Please help me resolve below errors. bibdata.bib file compiled with no errors. ...
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How to configure inverse search with WinEdt + TeXworks viewer?

I am having trouble getting "jump to source" working properly with my new TeX set-up on my new computer. I installed WinEdt 10 with MikTex 2.9 on a new Windows 10 computer. I use pdftexify, and the ...
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Beamer with Miktex 2.7 [closed]

I have 2.7 installed and do not want to update to anything else for now. Can you point to me everything needed for Beamer latex to work with 2.7 and guide me. I keep downloading this and that package ...
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TexWorks has stopped working for only one tex document

I searched far and wide for a solution to this, but the one topic that could have procured an answer was closed (which didn't make sense to me?). I have a .tex document in TexWorks that was installed ...
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Using TeXMaker on Mac and Windows simultaneously

I'm a LaTeX novice so forgive my ignorance. I would greatly appreciate any help with an issue I am having. I created a basic template for my university reports and projects, on my Mac laptop, with ...
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Can't find .bib-file in created root using MiKTeX

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 installed on drive C:\. (win7-64bit) In MiKTeX options menu I added a new root under E:\drive\latexfiles\ This folder looks like /bibtex ../bib ../../misc ../bst ../.....
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Page formatting when using images [duplicate]

New Lyx user, not very good in page formatting. whenever i insert an image, the whole page formatting get messed up. like in the below figure. In my code the above paragraph was after the pic. but in ...
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Font ygoth at 720 not found

This is what happens when i try compile on miktex via pdflatex command my .tex file I have MikTex 2.9. This problem doesn't happen with it on another computer with MiKTex 2.9 Both miktex's are just ...
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Converting Matlab arrays to LaTeX compatible Code

I was looking for ways to convert some MATLAB 2D arrays directly to LaTeX executable code that prints it nicely. While searching I came across this answer Including a Matlab table in document The ...
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How do I properly implement Biblatex with the Biber backend in Texmaker? [closed]

I believe I have everything configured correctly (having looked at other questions). I have replaced bibtex % with biber % in the Commands and I have selected PdfLaTex + Bib(la)tex + PdfLaTex (x2) + ...
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MiKTeX installation error “Too many open files”

I tried to install MiKTeX 2.9. Some information: OS: Windows 7, Intel i7, 8 GB RAM. MiKTeX install file: setup-2.9.5987.exe Install from: local repository (downloaded first), full install. ...
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How do I fix a Cannot Run error?

So I am trying to preview my Latex file as a pdf, so when I click pdf preview, an warning pops up stating, Cannot run: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Maxthon\Bin\Maxthon.exe" "C:\Users\Joe\Documents\Sample(...
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Configuring arara in Texstudio on Windows

Following this answer, I fully installed arara from Github, then I tried to run the user command Arara from Texstudio menu on this simple code but I got an error Uh-oh, the configuration file ...
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MiKTeX and babel: missing file and useless package installation required

After not updating my MiKTeX 2.9 for a very long time, I did it a few days ago. I had pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16, LaTeX2e <2014/05/01>, babel <3.8m>, and now I have pdfTeX 3.14159265-...
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Cannot install any package using Miktex update manager

when using Miktex update manager, when I click install on any package, it open downloading windows but nothing happens, then the error report shows without a comment or message, just like that ...
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MikTeX Deployment for multiple users

We use mainly MikTeX/pdflatex 2.9. I'm wondering if the deployment scheme we have here is really the best. The way we deploy is as follows: Create a miktex 2.9 System with required packages for our ...
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What is the best (most robust) way to install a custom Xindy style?

I’m developing a (non-public) custom class which has a comparing Xindy style file (.xdy). I’m installing the class feels etc. according to TDS with a script (or by unzipping to the right directories). ...
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How to install natbib in MIkTeX

How can I install the natbib package for bibtex in MikTex. I already got the package from https://www.ctan.org/pkg/natbib but cannot find instructions to install within MikTeX.
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problem with bibliography perhaps a missing item

I am trying to produce a bibliography , using acl16 style. the code is the following: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{acl2016} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{url} \usepackage{latexsym} \...
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Downgrade biblatex and biber (due to change to name formats in biblatex 3.3)

I use the droit-fr class but it doesn't work anymore after the changes made to name formats in biblatex 3.3. I'll contact the developer, but the update is not trivial. In the meantime, what would be ...
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Could not start Default Compiler: PdfLaTeX

I've been using TeXstudio without any problems for a while. Now, whenever I try to compile some documents I get this error: "Could not start Default Compiler:PdfLaTeX: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -...
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compiling problem with MikTeX

I installed MikTeX 2.9a few days ago, and now I don't succeed to convert to PDF most of my documents. I don't think that there is a problem with documents themselves, since I compiled them previously, ...
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Undefined Reference Errors in Miktex [closed]

I have been getting weird undefined reference errors to 'Last Page' that point to the line corresponding to my end{document}. I have no idea what this means, but in any case, here is a minimum working ...
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TexMaker does not generate pdf (no error)

I was writing a document for months using TexMaker and everything worked fine. Today suddenly nothing (usefull) happened after quick build. I also tried pdfLatex and Latex commands and log file doesn'...
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How to downgrade Miktex? Where to find a roadmap of past versions?

Setting up a new system I just installed the newest version of Miktex (2.9.5987) without keeping track which version I actually had before. The newest version introduced some serious compatibility ...
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Texmaker taking a long time

Texmaker takes really long to do pdflatex now like I've been running it for 10 minutes and it has not compiled used to compile in like 10 secs and I only added a few lines. Anyone have ideas on how to ...
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How to use adforn package? [closed]

I would like to insert a single ornament on the titlepage of my thesis, something like this: I have found the adforn package on CTAN and it has the exact glyph I was looking for. However, after I ...
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Re-installed LyX on Windows 8 laptop; pdf preview doesn't work

At first, LyX was popping up an error message (something to the effect that it couldn't find some sort of MiKTeX thing; I'm sorry I didn't write down the exact message). Anyway, I was able to fix ...
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How to run shell command with \write18?

I want to use the command \write18 with shell or other excutables rather than only a restricted list of programs as it says here: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/20446/92620 How can i bypass the ...
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How does one get the character “§” to appear in the main document text? [duplicate]

How does one get the character "§" to appear in the main document text?
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Package bbold not working

I've been trying to use the bbold package for the indicator function but I get the following error: Process started This is METAFONT, Version 2.7182818 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) (C: \Users\somename\...
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Prevent pdflatex.ini repair when updating packages in miktex

I've installed Miktex for the local user only so it is installed in C:\Users\~\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9. I had to add save_size=80000 to pdflatex.ini in ..\miktex\config to avoid errors when ...
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pdflatex on linux gives error, pdflatex on windows no error. You can't use `\spacefactor' in math mode

Could someone please explain why this file compiles OK on MikTex on windows with no error, but on Linux with TexLive 2015 it gives an error? \documentclass[10pt]{book} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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Wrapfig: No image after section

I am trying to figure out why I am getting no image and no error message in the log when using wrapfigure environment right after a sectioning command. The only way how I was able to force wrapfigure ...