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Language support for Icelandic does not exist?

I have been trying for a few days now to get Icelandic characters. I've installed the cm-super font package and I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 on a Windows 8 Lenovo yoga btw. Anyways I've made sure that ...
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pdflatex custom command for texstudio only run in cmd

I've just installed MikTex by which TexStudio came aswell as the editor. So far the editor seems fine. My only problem arises once I have to compile and actually look at what I've created. For now ...
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Only the old version of pgfplots is available with MiKTeX (version 1.7)

I am looking for a solution to install the last version (currently 1.8) of pgfplots via the package manager MiKTeX on Windows. However, MiKTeX only offers the old version 1.7 of pgfplots. Is there a ...
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Can't compile anymore after trying to install dsfont in MiKTeX 2.8 [closed]

I'm currently writing my master thesis with MiKTeX 2.8. Now I wanted to install dsfont. But since 2.8 seems not to be supported anymore, I tried to install the package manually. I downloaded the ...
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pdflatex error in Inlage Editor - Command line compiler

I have installed MikTeX and Inlage LaTeX editor for intellisense LaTeX programming. To convert it to pdf when I click the convert icon, it displays me pdflatex.exe not found. I changed the path of the ...
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Conversion of .pl and .vpl files in windows

I am trying to install a type 1 font in MiKTeX, I use Windows Seven. I am using fontinst and following step by step the guide here ...
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compiled pdfs cannot be opened in Adobe Reader 11

I use TeXnic-Center 2.0 Beta 2 (64 Bit) and MiKTeX 2.9. I have a problem with my Adobe Reader 11. I cannot open compiled pdfs, AR 11 says that the pdf is damaged and cannot be repaired. I already ...
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How to get UTF-8 output with tex4ht under MikTeX 2.9? (`Illegal storage address` error)

Compiling this MWE (mwe.tex) \documentclass{article} \usepackage[greek,italian]{babel} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \begin{document} \latintext chars with àccéènts greek chars \greektext ασδφγη ...
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Beamer doesn't compile on windows using minted [closed]

Have the same problem than him: Beamer presentation fails to compile after TeX Live upgrade I'm on windows using miktex (texworks), compiling with --shell-escape. I have the same message: LaTeX ...
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Generating file associations on Windows Part II: DVI

This is going to be a simple addendum to my previous question (detailed enough I think, with image proofs) on how to set properly file associations on my machine; OS: Windows 7 64 bit Professional, ...
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How to sort references in alphabetical order? [duplicate]

How would I sort this bibliography in alphabetical order? \begin{thebibliography}{99} \bibitem{laz}{\textbf{L.A.Zadeh}, ``\textit{Fuzzy Sets}", Information and Control, 8: 1965, 338 -- 353.} ...
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MinionPro on Windows 7 does not have \epsilon [duplicate]

I have installed MinionPro fonts under Windows 7 using Miktex 2.9 by following the steps in the instruction you can read online on Scribd (mpro_installation_miktex_windows_machine.pdf) and load down ...
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MiKTeX savesym package not found

Using MiKTeX 2.9 package manager (mpm.exe) I try to install savesym.sty. It is listed in the mpm window, I can right click it and choose 'Install'. But when mpm tries to install it aborts with a "not ...
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How can I get hieroglyphics in my MiKTeX 2.9 TeXworks application?

I am to write an essay which involves the use of several mathematical hieroglyphs (e.g. 1, 10..., 1,000,000, +, -, Fractions). I have tried very hard to follow (relatively) technical instructions ...
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LaTeX Error: Cannot determine size of graphic in title.png (no BoundingBox)

I seem to be getting a strange error after updating MiKTeX 2.9. I am using pdfLaTeX and TeXmaker with the graphicx package to include .png images. When I try to compile, I get the error LaTeX Error: ...
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MikTeX difference between Maintenance and Maintenance (Admin) [duplicate]

What's the difference between this to options to install and manage packages? And which one is better to use for regular LaTeX typesetting?
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MiKTeX 2.9 (for x86), Win 7 (x64): biber not running as if not installed [closed]

I installed biber through MiKTeX's package manager but when trying to compile my references, nothing happens, as if biber was not installed when, in fact, its .exe is present under C:\Program Files ...
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Texlipse - Preview document fails: “viewer> Can't find a file with extension” [closed]

I recently installed the Texlipse plugin for Eclipse and MiKTex on Windows 7. My builder settings were automatically set to point to the correct location of the MiKTex exe's. And as far as I can tell ...
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Does oberdiek bundle actually contain ifpdf package?

From the installation chapter of the ifpdf documentation, it sounds like having the oberdiek package means you have the ifpdf package. When I use the MiKTeX 2.9 package manager, oberdiek shows up as ...
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MikTeX fails to download the listings package

I'd like to use the listings page to include code snippets in my master thesis. I used the \usepackage{listings} command but it failed with the following error message: downloading ...
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MikTex Download Failure - toptesi.tar.lzma

I try to install Complete MiKTeX 2.9 But there is this: Error: The operation could not be completed because the following file failed verification: C:\...\mikTex\toptesi.tar.lzma There is the ...
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Texworks compiling acting non-deterministic. Difficulty adding images to document [closed]

I am trying to add some png graphics to a document. The figure section on its own compiles, as does the remainder of the document. Combined, it always errors out the first time but sometimes just re ...
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How to “cleanly” update TeXworks under MikTeX 2.9

A while ago I was struggling to obtain TeXworks working correctly with MikTeX 2.9.4521-x64 under Windows 7-x64; and after a marathon I managed to correctly match the appropriate extensions with the ...
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MiKTeX graphicx package missing

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and tryng to install the graphicx package. But it is not available on the package manager: Could anyone help on this? I found MiKTeX 2.9 doesn't find the includegraphics ...
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TeXworks won't open *.cls extensions

I've always used MikTeX as the main LaTeX base to compile/write my *.tex/*.sty/*.cls files, so I downloaded the specific version 2.9.4521-x64 on my first computer (running Windows 7 Professional); and ...
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mptopdf package for graphicx [closed]

I'm writing up some mathematics notes in LaTeX using Texmaker, and want to include some diagrams (from image files). When I include the graphicx package, I keep getting a pop-up entitled 'Package ...
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Cannot build .tex file

I am running MikTex 2.9 and I'm facing a problem. When i try to edit a tex file it keeps building for ever. I've noticed that in Task Manager there is a process that's running, miktex-maketfm.exe. ...
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BibTeX suddenly failed mysteriously

This is my first question here. I have a problem that bibtex just suddenly failed me. I get the following error message in the console but it doesn't help me much. What does "This operation is ...
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MikTex doesn't accept “ù” character [closed]

I'm using MikTex and pdfLatex. In the preamble I'm using \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} because I'm writing in italian, and the text is coded in UTF-8. This works nicely for every type of ...
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Different package manager: Why? [closed]

I was wondering why do we need different package managers in TeXLive and MiKTex? Would it not be better and less work for both authors if there was a common approach and even other persons taking ...
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Configure TexStudio for first use

I am trying to configure TexStudio for first use. If it makes any difference I downloaded Protex onto a machine running Windows-XP. Under Options Configure TexStudio on the left I click Commands when ...
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TeXnicCenter hangs on pdf build [closed]

I am having the issue that when I try to build any file that includes => pdf, teXnicCenter immediately hangs, eventually builds, hangs again, eventually opens Adobe, hangs again, eventually opens the ...
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MikTeX update caused compilation problems (Oct 2013)

I just updated all my MikTeX packages in an attempt to deal with the problem posed in this question: Biblatex citation and bibliography misbehaving in Texmaker - help!. Now TeXworks and TeXmaker both ...
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Sweave on Windows 7 - using Texmaker

So I've tried to configue Sweave on Texmaker following these instructions: http://arts.uwaterloo.ca/~tmparker/722/hw/Setup_Sweave_in_Texmaker.pdf When I go to run this example: ...
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Package files not downloading on an account without privileges

I'm on a uni campus pc which is pretty locked down without admin privileges so when my document requires a particular e.g. \usepackage{enumitem} file it never downloads it. Do I have to manually ...
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Package Manager MikTex 2.9 crashes if you install any script [duplicate]

I tried installing any script from the Package Manager of latest version of MikTeX but when you try any script, the package manager crashes. I have tried it with and without the admin mode. Moreover, ...
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MiKTeX Package Manager not installing subfigure package [closed]

I am trying to install subfigure package in MiKTeX using: mpm --verbose --install subfigure But when I run this command in cmd in Windows 7, the crash notification comes up saying: MiKTeX Package ...
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MikTeX package manager unable to download any packages [duplicate]

I used to be able to download packages but recently I have been unable to do so for quite sometime now. It gives the message: get proxy host by name failed in tcp_connect() I don't remember doing ...
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Using Open Sans font with LaTeX: Alphabetic chars right, numeric chars wrong

I've downloaded the Open Sans font from CTAN for use in MiKTeX on Windows (using pdfLaTeX). After the download, I just copied all the files into the MiKTeX root directory (= texmf). As described ...
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LyX - undefined control sequence but package seems to be added

I am using LyX with MikTeX and I am trying to use the following command \oiiint but I am getting the following error: \oiiint The control sequence at the end of the top line of your error message ...
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Biber doesn't work anymore (with biblatex-apa in TeXnicCenter) [duplicate]

Today I encountered an issue with biblatex and it seemed I had to update the biblatex package to the newest version to fix this. So I went for a complete update of my MikTeX installation (installed ...
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Import and Export LaTeX presentations in graphical presentation editor

I want to find (or create) a graphical presentation editor (or say Winedt macros) that allows text, graphics images and latex formulas to be inserted and formatted interactively. It should also allow ...
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Example code of PSTricks in MikTeX

everyone, in the past one hour, I have been fighting with the PSTricks package in MikTeX. I found a lot of example code here. For example, I downloaded the gliding ball example tex and I ran it in ...
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TexWorks giving error message

I have this code: \documentclass[xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \mode<presentation> \usetheme{Antibes} \usecolortheme[named=Green]{structure} \title[Training And Placement Cell]{Training And ...
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siunitx in scrreprt - problems with beamer class

I want to use the usepackage siunitx for my thesis (scrreprt). MikTeX asks for installing the documentclass beamer each time when I compile my document (and then freezes while installing). When I ...
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An issue when using TeXnicCenter Alpha and Adobe Reader 10

I use TeXnicCenter Alpha, DDE control TeXnicCenter, MikteX 2.7, Adobe Reader 10, and Windows 7. Whenever I build, the log file reads "undefined !control sequence" and whenever I output the file, the ...
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Biblatex, Biber pdflatex: undefined references

I'm tring to use biblatex with biber (Miktex 2.9 32bit on Win7 64bit), but I can't get it to work: Here is my MWE: \listfiles % shows used packages in a list in log file ...
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After switching to TeX Live from MiKTeX, Kile's live preview feature doesn't work anymore [closed]

A few days ago I switched from MiKTeX to TeX Live in order to make both my Mac and Windows computer be on the same platform. I've been ripping my hair out trying to figure out why Kile suddenly ...
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error “latexdiff: The Perl Script could not be found.” [duplicate]

I have MikTeX 2.9 installation and Strawberry Perl 5.10.1.5. All the latexdiff, latexdiff-fast, latexidff-so paths seem to be present in the scripts.ini file and their .exe files in the ...
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No space between vertical rule and image

I want to design a titlepage for a beamer presentation (XeLaTeX, Miktex 2.9-64, Win7-64) and need to reduce the space between a rule and a graphic to 0. My code: \setbeamertemplate{background} ...