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Issues finding a class file stored remotely

I store all my work files on a remote system, so when I log on to any computer at my institution I can see my files. Previously, when I ran the following .tex file there was no issue. (I am using ...
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Re-installed LyX; pdf preview doesn't work

I have re-installed LyX on my laptop (Windows 8), and now the pdf preview doesn't work. At first, it was popping up an error message (something to the effect that it couldn't find some sort of MiKTeX ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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What is the Windows MikTeX equivalent to “updating pdftex.map by running initexmf --mkmaps”? [duplicate]

I have been having this problem: pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable fonts even with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} My most recent trouble-shooting step is what ...
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pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable fonts even with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

According to this question: On pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable fonts, microtype package, to get rid of the error, a scalable font must be loaded. Package ...
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Video in Beamer using multimedia package

I am trying to put a video (.mp4 or .avi) in my Beamer presentation, preferably to start on click, using the multimedia package. Code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{multimedia} \begin{document} ...
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MiKTeX installer no longer connects to any server

I am using the MiKTeX Update Wizard. It has been working fine until my last attempt to update. I am getting the following error: Sorry, but something went wrong: The remote package repository ...
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MiKTeX updater fails [closed]

The updater on a completely fresh MiKTeX install fails with the log file: 2016-05-15 11:56:25,964+0200 INFO initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.5900 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) 2016-05-15 ...
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TexWorks from MiKTeX vs new version of TexWorks

I have installed the TeXworks 0.6.1, the lastest version. Now I have this new Texworks version and the version from MiKTex. My question is, what is the best way to procede: Update the Texworks ...
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Bibtex entries with last names first and year after authors

I know that this question has already been asked and I tried to use the answer of this question Biblatex entries with last names first and year after authors but is not working :( my code is: ...
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tex capacity exceeded using the lstlisting package [duplicate]

Using the lstlisting package on a large number of items (200 +) I get ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [pool size=3174358].<argument> \XC@@tmp \FPsub{\scratch}{1}{\scratch} % I have absolutely ...
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Random errors using pdfLaTeX in Texmaker

I cannot use pdfLaTeX in Texmaker on my laptop. It was working on my desktop with windows 7, and I installed MiKTeX and Texmaker on my laptop with windows 10 and opened the same file and now it gives ...
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MikTeX: pdflatex.exe - Entry Point Not Found after the recent update

I just updated MiKTeX packages in my workstation, and TexWorks gives following error when I try to make pdf: pdflatex.exe - Entry Point Not Found The procedure entry point ...
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I downloaded a package because Latex said it needed it, and now my computer keeps crashing

I am very new to Latex but I have been slogging through teaching myself to use it. Recently I was working on an assignment and I wanted to add a figure to my document (which was an article). I found ...
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After MiKTeX update when using LuaLaTeX: Package pgf Error: Driver file ``pgfsys-luatex.def'' not found

I just updated my MiKTeX instance to the latest packages and am using the LuaLaTeX compiler. Whenever a document relies on pgf I get the following error: ! Package pgf Error: Driver file ...
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Changing the font style for chapters, sections and subsections

Can anyone please help me change the font style (say the LaTeX font: accanthis) only for the chapter name while the text in the article still has a palatino font (I am using \usepackage{palantino}). ...
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Failing with '=“”' when updating MiKTeX packages

I have some problem with my MiKTeX and I want to now update some packages. But it seems I cannot connect to the server. At the same time, I find I cannot connect to http://miktex.org/ either. ...
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MikTeX installation error, “The member could not bex extracted from the cabinet file”

MiKTeX Setup 2.9.5870 Report Date: Monday, May 09, 2016 Time: 10:28:25 OS version: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, Service Pack 3, build 7600 SystemAdmin: yes PowerUser: false SharedSetup: false Setup ...
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PdfLatex stops compilling

when I add 'numbers' option for package natbib and compile files, pdflatex starts compiling and stop at the middle of the processs (and cpu is at 25%), maybe an infinite loop... I'm using MikTex 2.7 ...
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PDFLatex throws errors, undefined control sequence, use of \sortlist doesn't match it's definition, etc [closed]

I recently asked a question about using biblatex, but that didn't seem to be a problem. I now used some code which should work fine, but I'm still getting errors. Here is the code I used: ...
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Problem with installing MiKTeX

I was trying to install MiKTeX 2.8.35553 and landed up with the following error. Can anybody tell me the exact installation source ? Thanks in advancce...
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MiKTeX and initexmf - Change user root priority without using settings GUI

When running MiKTeX as non-admin, packages get automatically installed in AppData; sometimes, however, you want to manually install a version of a package in another root folder without removing the ...
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LaTeX bug; my text is'nt showing at all [closed]

This is a noob question, but for some reason, after compiling the rest of my document wont show up. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} \begin{flushleft} Proof: It suffices to construct ...
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MIKTEX - The XCharter-Roman-tlf-sc-t1--base source file could not be found. Running ttf2pk.exe

I am trying to build a CV with pdflatex (MikTeX) but it fails. The error is as follows: Trying to make PK font XCharter-Roman-tlf-sc-t1--base at 720 DPI... Running miktex-makemf.exe... ...
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LuaTeX bug? Abrupt stop

I'm on Windows, with latest and fully updated MiKTeX. I try to compile a document with lualatex test.tex where test.tex is \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} code ...
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Where to put plain TeX macros so MiKTeX finds them

I have MiKTeX 2.9 working except it can't find the files (.tex macros) when the source file (always plain TeX) refers to them as in \input mac2 I do have a TDS-compliant directory called ...
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“Wedding” font in plain TeX

I have a plain-TeX source file ready to go that makes a nice wedding program. But I need a script font for the headings. Something like Windows Edwardian Script (Open Type) which comes in a file ...
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Problem with citation in latex Springer journal template

I am writing an article in springer using svjoul3.cls. I have imported all my reference detail to bibfile. Any time use the fallowing command in MiKTeX, I confront with an error. any suggestion? ...
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Setting MikTeX proxy from batch file

I am trying to automate the installation of MikTeX on Windows 7 machines but fail when it comes to proxy definition. Manual definition using the GUI works well, but not the batch file based ...
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XeLaTeX with fontspec gives “Undefined control sequence” error after MiKTeX update - volume 2

I have the very same problem as in XeLaTeX with fontspec gives "Undefined control sequence" error after MiKTeX update. But in my case, repeatedly running the two MiKTeX updaters does not ...
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Error: Could not start the command pdflatex.exe

Whenever I work on TeX, first time it works normal and gives output but later it makes problems and can not give output. Mostly it gives error like this "Error: Could not start the command: ...
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kpsewhich returns blank line

When I run kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOME in the command prompt on Windows 10, a blank line is returned (i.e. two blank lines between the command and the next prompt). It is not an error (kpsewhich ...
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psvectorian package

I work with Miktex2.9 . In a template code I downloaded , their is something called a psvectorian package. i.e. it uses \usepackage{psvectorian} .However I searched the Miktex package manager, but ...
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About error “ could not start default compiler : PdfLaTex ”

Recently I install texstudio. (My mitex is version 2.9) But when I compile the the following popup appears could not start default compiler : PdfLaTex : pdflatex.exe - synctex =1 - ...
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How to include eps figure MiKTeX 2.9, pdfLaTeX, shared Windows computer

I've finally managed to get my file to compile, but the image I want to include isn't showing up. I get a big bit of blank space. Without all the actual text stuff going on, this is what I've got: ...
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Adding a Windows TrueType font to MiKTeX

I just installed MikTeX v. 2.9 I have used MFTI 0.60 with older versions of MikTeX with no problem.. MikTeX 2.9 did away with localtexmf and texmf directories. I tried to figure what to use for ...
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MiKTeX spelling check red underline

I have MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit on a Windows 10, and I can't get the red underline in misspelled words to appear. I tried to install in different folders, but no success. If I right-click on a misspelled ...
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where are the circuitikz keys located within a miktex install?

I am looking for the circuitikz source files in my miktex installation (Windows 7) so I can Use the Source to determine which scaling factors do what. (since there isn't really any specific ...
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ocgbase.sty and ocgx2.sty packages not found

I'm using Miktex 2.9 and texmaker on a windows 7 OS. I'm getting the error message "! LaTeX Error: File `ocgbase.sty' not found. (...)" I found out that installing the ocgx2.sty package would solve my ...
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Glossaries - how to deal with auxiliary files in another directory using MikTeX?

To keep my main folder clean, have redirected the auxiliary files using the -aux-directory=.\auxiliaries command in LaTeX and PdfLaTeX (1). However, when making the glossaries, TeXstudio gives the ...
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Porting MikTeX packages from one PC to another

I am using MikTeX on windows. I have installed lots of packages from online repositories. Now I have a new PC, where i have installed MikTeX again. But I don't want to reinstall all the packages ...
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BibLaTeX not working with MikTeX, TeXMaker [closed]

I am using the latest version of both MikTeX and TexMaker (fresh install about two weeks ago). I am getting very frustrated because I am completely unable to use BibLatex in any of my documents. ...
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How to convert pdf to eps

I know that this post provides a windows batch file conversion option, but after I run the batch file, a .cmd UI comes up, and I'm not sure what to do from there. I have tried entering the file name ...
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Tex document not building in new computer (fontspec)

I have a resume written in Tex that was working just fine. I had to change my HD drive due to a problem. I installed Miktex 2.9 and TexMaker again and configured the packages to download and install ...
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I want to compile a figure or a graph, and I couldn´t [closed]

I use the package graphicx; and I couldn´t compile, appear the text: this application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin. Reinstalling the application. ...