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Miktex on windows 8: fatal format file error

I've just freshly installed miktex 2.9 on windows 8. Plain tex seems to work but running latex on a simple file produces This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9) (Fatal format file ...
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music tex needed after package update?

I did a clean installation of MiKTeX (latest version). Then I did a package update --- believe it or not, there were packages to update. After the update, I tried running "Update Formats" from the ...
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What is MiKTeX Cairo? How about MikTeX Graphite2?

I am finally updating my MiKTeX installation, and I noticed that the wizard wants to install something called miktex-cairo-.... miktex-graphite2-... What are they?
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Tikz code not working in LyX but working in pure Tex

I'm trying to add a tikz picture in my LyX document. To do this, I organize the tikz tex code in Texmaker (a friend sent me a tikz code model in a .tex file) and then I copy it to a ERT in LyX (making ...
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Check if TeX installed is MikTeX

Is there a way to check from command line whether tex and other commands belong to MiKTeX or some other distribution (I want to only (require 'tex-mik) in Emacs initialization if it's needed)?
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symbol.cab missing digital signature

I am trying to run an Elsevier template, and apparently it needs the file symbol.cab. Miktex (2.9) tries to download this automatically from ...
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Efficiently Organize TikZ Nodes in Beamer Presentation

The following minimal example comiles: \documentclass[c]{beamer} \usepackage{tikz,times} \tikzset{ invisible/.style={opacity=0}, visible on/.style={alt=#1{}{invisible}}, alt/.code ...
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How to find out which compile steps are necessary? [duplicate]

I have been using LaTeX for quite a while now, but I have not found out how to determine the rules for the compilation steps needed to create the document yet. A couple of questions come up. Please ...
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Errors with Japanese-English format [closed]

I am writing a paper, and it should be formatted with specific format. Somehow I got many errors and Google did not help. I want some experts to help me figure out and fix it. It is reporting ...
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How can I add YAP to a TexLive installation?

I don't like TeXLive's DVIOUT; I do like MikTeX's YAP... unlike in this question, I don't want an independent YAP installation - I want to graft it onto TeXLive. Is that possible?
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Bibliography won't be built after '-aux-directory='-command

I've found a solution to move some of the auxiliary files to another folder: http://docs.miktex.org/manual/texfeatures.html#auxdirectory Unfortunately, if I add that line to my PdfLaTeX line in ...
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Biber.exe infected by Trojan BackDoor.Generic18.ALDX

My antirus software AVG 2014 just detected that there seem to be a Trojan in the biber.exe program which was last updated on June 6, 2014 and is in the package miktex-biber-bin. Has anybody else had ...
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How to install mathtools package?

I'm new to Latex so forgive me if the questions are dumb... I was trying to right left-top corner superscript, someone recommended mathtools package on this forum: Left and right subscript. So I ...
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esint - Step-by-step instructions for editing space between integral signs

I just don't know how to proceed in order to change the horizonal space between integral signs, when adding \iintor similar commands. I've read the documentation, but my knowledge of TeX structure ...
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Is there any harm in “known incorrect sRGB profile” warning from dvips?

This is what I get from stderr stream when compiling with lualatex under MikTex 2.9: This is dvips(k) 5.993 Copyright 2013 Radical Eye Software (www.radicaleye.com) ' TeX output 2014.06.27:1240' ...
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Forest with ~500 nodes runs out of TeX memory

When using Forest package to chart an organizational structure, I have to limit it to 4-5 hierarchy levels, as both pdflatex or lualatex throw an error ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [save ...
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What could cause pdflatex/lualatex to halt compilation and freeze?

I am trying to run pdflatex or lualatex from ASP.NET web application using impersonation. The standard output and standard error streams are being redirected and I am saving their contents to the log ...
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How do I get MikTeX 2.9 to use a class file which I created and used successfully with MikTeX 2.1

The class was created some years ago. It worked correctly with MiKTeX until I upgraded to 2.9 I have created a TDS root and located my personal .sty files in this. They work successfully. I assumed ...
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TexMaker autoinstall via MiKTeX

I have the similar problem like mentioned in miktex does not autoinstall via texmaker but somehow I am lost. Texmaker is installed. When I launch the MiKTeX-Package Manger on Windows 8 via mpm then ...
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installing Luatex in Miktex

How to install Luatex win 32 luatex version in Miktex 2.7, see http://www.luatex.org/download.html , my operating system is Windows XP, it seems that the luatex package is not complete, it doesn't ...
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auto-pst-pdf throws 'MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.05: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1'

In a machine with freshly installed MikTex 2.9 the below error is generated every time a file is compiled which uses auto-pst-pdf package, but then PDF is produced fine. Does this require any ...
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How can I filter for multiple packages in Package Manager

I had to reinstall MiKTeX today and installing all packages i need took way too much time. Is there a way to filter for multiple packages in the Package Manager? I tried using OR, ,, ; and ...
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Trouble with setting up TexClipse

I have installed TexClipse in past on several machines, however seems like something is wrong this time. The only thing different this time is that I am using Windows 8. I have downloaded MikTex and ...
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Babel-Spanish issue MikTex [closed]

I have some problems with babel package in MikTex. I was working on a spanish document few weeks ago and all run nicely. Today, I resumed the document but had some problems when I compile using ...
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TeX engine can't write on hidden aux files in Windows

To make my latex folder clean, I tried to hide all auxiliary files with the following DOS command: attrib +S +H *.aux ...... attrib +S +H *.toc But when I tried to compile my latex file again, ...
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Unable to Move Root Directory

I want to use the newest beta-version of exam.cls to create my assessments (I teach high school math and physics). I obtained it and successfully created my local directory using this source: ...
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Missing package nestochp with MikTeX [duplicate]

I'm a newbie in LaTeX, I installed MikTeX 2.9 and WinEdt 5.5 . I have this code: \documentclass[french,a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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How to start new numeration of theorems with every chapter?

What I want? [that way of numbering] 1 How to do squats Theorem 1. Put your barbell on your shoulders. Theorem 2. Squat. 2 How to do bench press Theorem 1. Lean on a bench. Theorem 2. Push. ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 64bit error with BulletsADF

I have this error Process started: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "TESI".tex This is makeindex, version 2.15 [MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit] (kpathsea + Thai support). Scanning input file ...
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spanish option for babel

I recently updated my Miktex 2.9 and when I try to compile my files I get the following error, which I didn't have... package babel error: unknown option spanish. Either you misspelled it or ...
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Installing EB Garamond (miktex lua) encore encore

There are many related questions and answers. I looked at Installing EB Garamond for pdfLaTeX (encore) and tried the lua answer there. lualatex from a freshly instlled Miktex on this MWE ...
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Problem with MikTex and Hebrew when using 12pt font

I'm using MikTex 2.9 (on Windows 7), together with the culmus-latex pack (I used the instructions I found here: http://www.ma.huji.ac.il/~sameti/tex/culmusmiktex.html). When working with the default ...
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Is there any way to disable automatic ('discretionary break') hyphenation, while allowing/forcing TeX to break some chosen words?

I have a large document with narrower paragraph width than regular (approx 5 average words long), and I want to disable hyphenation short of having the opportunity to allow hyphenation of chosen words ...
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TeXLive and MikTeX behave differently in handling BOM

It is a followup of my answer that has been converted to comment (click) posted several decades ago. Shortly speaking, MikTeX does not remove leading BOM but TeXLive does as shown in the following ...
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miktex configuration - editor

I would like to alter the configuration on my MikTeX 2.9 system. I'm using the portable version. A problem I have is that when I run initexmf it always uses Microsoft notepad to read configuration ...
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How can I output the PDF to a different folder? [duplicate]

I am using TexStudio on Windows 7 with Miktex. Currently, the output PDF of my document is generated in the same folder as my .tex files. How can I output it elsewhere?
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Output temporary files in a different directory [duplicate]

TexStudio currently dumps all intermediate files into the same directory that my .tex files were in. It makes a lot of clutter. Can these be put into their own directory? How? I'm using Miktex on ...
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Tikzexternalize not compatible with Miktex 2.9 abntex2 package

The folowing code works correctly inside Texlipse together with Miktex 2.9 x64. The tikzexternalize option is used to speed up the compilation process, just make sure the shell-escape mode is enables ...
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Bibtex installed on MikTeX, but does not work on another .sty file

I am currently transferring all of my work that is written for article publication format (different .tex) to dissertation .tex (using a .sty class given by school). For my article, the class file ...
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Disable MiKTeX proxy setting on the command line?

I am using the latest version of MiKTeX (updated a few days ago) on Windows XP (yeah, I know...). Usually I am connecting from work via an internal proxy. Now I am off the corporate network for a few ...
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could not start the command or log file not found

I get the error could not start the command when compiling with Quickstart and I get log file not found when compiling with PDFLaTeX. Can any one help me with this issue? Please, see the screen ...
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TeXnicCenter and WinEdt not working but Texmaker working fine?

I am able to generate pdf output of my report in Texmaker without any error but both TeXnicCenter and WinEdt(7 & 8) are unable to produce output of the same file. Personally I prefer WinEdt 8. Can ...
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Bioinfo.cls leads to strange ignoring of header

...as you may observe: Here is my LaTeX code: \documentclass{bioinfo} \pubyear{2014} \copyrightyear{2014} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{natbib} ...
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Installing pfgornament?

Note: I have already searched through this site on how to do this but a lot of the things explained make little to no sense to me, I am a novice at this stuff so I was wondering if could get a little ...
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Metapost labels do not work with MiKTeX 2.9

I have upgraded from MiKTeX 2.8 to 2.9. All the label commands that earlier worked in Metapost are not working anymore. I am using MiKTeX in conjunction with TeXnicCenter. The MetaPost version ...
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How to get bibtex working

I am new with LaTeX and MiKTeX, so the answer may be very simple. Tried several things, copy pasted some examples, but can't get it. .Tex file \documentclass[]{report} \usepackage{times} ...
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Always a problem with the last update [closed]

I have done the last update today. The update have removed the package "latex-base". Consequently, I cannot compile any tex document. I have always the same message: article.cls not found.
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Installing pdflatex

I've been working with miktex for a while, recently I installed texlive instead, and found pdflatex for each manager is different, I'd like to unninstall pdflatex from the texlive manager and install ...
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Which one to choose? Update (Admin) or Update, Settings (Admin) or Settings?

I am green on MikteX, and would like to have a try on this suprior tool. Environment: Windows 8.1, ProteXt\MikteX 2.9.4533. My Windows 8.1 has two accounts, namely the administrator account and the ...
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article.cls not found after last update [closed]

Latex work fine till I do the last update today. When compiling a text, document, I have an error : article.cls not found Samething for book and report class. Any idea ? Thanks.