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Using MikTex Portable, TexMaker, and Asymptote from a USB drive [closed]

I installed MikTex Portable on a USB drive, along with Texmaker. These are configured properly (TexMaker uses MikTex to compile LaTeX documents to PDF's). Now, I'm trying to install Asymptote as well, ...
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Error: The program miktex-pdftex.exe was not found! [closed]

My TeXworks doesn't let me compile my documents anymore due to the error: The program miktex-pdftex.exe was not found!: It is OK in TeXnicCenter but not here. I looked up the net to download the ...
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Texmaker / TeXstudio does not compile XeLaTeX with MiKTeX portable

I am trying to migrate from TeXworks to Texmaker (just for the fact that it is better for handling multi-files projects). I am using portable versions of both MiKTeX and Texmaker, so, in Texmaker I ...
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Why does MiKTeX have old version of The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List?

On CTAN, the package named "Comprehensive" contains a version of The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List dated 09 November 2009. But the corresponding package on MiKTeX contains a version of the file ...
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Where can we get/download LaTeX fonts?

Where can we get/download LaTeX fonts automatically? I am using MiKTeX and I am looking for bbm8.pfb fonts.
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Bibtex and Miktex: A bibliography program (empty) bbl file

There are quite few posts with the same problem and I think I tried all of them, and couldn't solve the issue. I am using a thesis template and Texmaker on Ubuntu, so, I guess following lines ...
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Pgf plot square not positive

I am using pgfplot to draw a node and a cusp but it seems to be that the squares \x^2 are returning negative numbers to the coordinates. This is strange. I was using the same code before and getting ...
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Can I make write18 send command lines to Cygwin bash instead of Windows command interpreter?

I am using Windows 7, Cygwin (CYGWIN_NT-6.6-WOW64), and MiKTeX 2.9. I am trying to compile a document of a friend of mine who has written a specific document class file (.cls), a class that is able to ...
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Copying LaTeX packages from another machine

I use a linux, windows dual boot computer. I have a full installation of MiKTeX on Windows, and have installed texlive-basic packages on linux. Can I copy the TeX packages from MiKTeX onto linux? If ...
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Unicode characters changing order in listings (XeTeX)

I am trying to input code listings with unicode characters and everything seems to work (more or less) except some unicode characters being displayed out of order. For example instead of służąca ...
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MikTeX can’t find xstring [closed]

I’m not using MikTeX myself but someone I developed a class for. And it seems like there’s a problem with xstring. The following MWE compiles fine with my TeX Live 2012 but MikTeX (on Win 7) can’t ...
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problem with qpxmath: qplri at Xpt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found

I face problems while using Gyre with MiKTeX. The simple example is a template for a journal, downloadable at http://nlp.ipipan.waw.pl/ojs/public/jlm-latex.zip Following the README file, I installed ...
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Problems with bibliography style file in TeXworks [closed]

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 ...
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Problem with LuaTeX : can't write on the .aux file at second pass [closed]

I use MiKTeX 2.9 for Windows, format Plain eTeX. I have my own macro package which I've used for years, and I tried recently to use it with LuaTeX (included MiKTeX version) in order to use UTF-8 ...
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Installing AUCTeX on Windows from package-install [closed]

I have Emacs 24 and MikTeX on Windows 7 professional and I have recently installed AUCTeX 11.86 from package-install. The installation seems to have completed successfully, I even succeeded at ...
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xeCJK l3-too-old

I started using XeTeX and whenever I use the xeCJK package I get the following error: ! Critical xeCJK error: "l3-too-old" ! ! ! Support package 'expl3' too old. ! ! Please update an up to date ...
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MiKTeX update: a too old babel/frenchb

This question deals with the version of a babel language available after a MiKTeX update (the french one, namely frenchb.dtx). I've just made an update of my (complete) MiKTeX 2.9, especially ...
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Empty bibliography and undefined references [closed]

My minimal working example. But it does not work. Bibliography %\RequirePackage[ngerman=ngerman-x-2012-05-30]{hyphsubst} \documentclass[ngerman, fontsize=12pt]{scrartcl} %\usepackage{xunicode} ...
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MiKTeX, nomencl - Couldn't find input index file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using package nomencl I was searching for this problem on this webpage and I found several related questions, however, with no accepted answer. I hope this entry will ...
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Using biber 1.2 with MiKTeX [closed]

I'm having trouble compiling my document with xelatex using the latest version of biber (1.2) on Windows 7 x64 with MiKTeX. I just updated my MiKTeX packages. As it appears that biber is not included ...
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MiKTeX can't write on pdf file [closed]

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7. I'm getting the error: "can't write on pdf file." The pdf doesn't reflect what I wrote. What did I do wrong? My input: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Problem Installing MiKTeX 2.9 under Windows XP Pro

Every time I try to install the full distribution of MiKTeX 2.9 under Windows XP Pro, I get the following error message. Installation: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9 Loading package database... starting ...
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MikTeX: How to run pdflatex from cmd prompt on Windows 7 compared to Windows XP?

In Windows XP I create my test.tex in emacs and then run it in the cmd promt as pdflatex test.tex in the corresponding directory, and it works without a problem. However, in Windows 7 doing the same ...
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Want to install a new font in MiKTeX [closed]

I am using MiKTeX in PC with WinEDT 6.0 version. I want to use a new Type1 font for one of my document and I have *.afm and *.PFB files with me. How can I install a font newly and what are the map ...
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Installation of packages

How can I install a package that doesn't exist in my MikTeX 2.9 package manager? I have downloaded it from CTAN and then created a folder named ucharclasses that contains the ucharclasses.sty and ...
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Latex font BrushScriptX and MiKTeX [closed]

I am a beginner in Latex. What I know is, how to type my papers. But recently I found out that I can change the fonts of Latex. Perhaps for you is nothing new but for me is really surprising. But ...
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texmaker 3.5 miktex portable 2.9 and epstopdf

I am using TeXMaker 3.5 (same problems in TeXMaker 3.4.1) and MikTeX 2.9. My source is: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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How to install “TeX Gyre Schola” font for MiKTeX?

I've followed the guide: http://www.tug.org/fonts/fontinstall.html and downloaded the font files from: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/tex-gyre/ Now there are 72 .map files under the map ...
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Compilation of LaTex in Windows? With TeXnicCenter or other software?

I am forced to use Windows -machine during certain classes, software provided by this party here. I have earlier compiled things through SSH but now trying to use Tex -softwares built for Windows ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 CJK Korean font not found error

After a day of trying to use Korean fonts in my LaTeX file, I ask this forum for some helpful insight. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 (just upgraded a few days ago from 2.7). So far, I have been able to use ...
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Problems installing LaTeX packages

I'm running TeXnicCenter 1.0 and have just started in LaTeX. I have managed to get text in, get a lot of the formatting commands working and have rendered to pdf. It's awesome. My problem is packages, ...
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How to have access to (or manage) bib files in MiKTeX?

I use Jabref to manage my bibliography database. I also use it with LyX and it's running well. But now I need to use it with MiKTeX and use TeXmaker as an editor. Using my MiKTeX settings I'm trying ...
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Problem with generating Reference list (no bbl file generated?)

I am just starting with LaTeX so I am sure I have made a bunch of silly mistake on the way. But as of yesterday I am stuck with no solution. So here is a bit of background: Win7, installed MikeTex ...
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fontspec LuaTeX error

I have installed "ProTeX" with "TeXstudio 2.3" & "Miktex 2.9". I get an error ! The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to function when I attempt to run \documentclass{article} ...
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How to replicate TeXify / Yap current page display behavior with PDFTeXify / Adobe Reader?

After TeXify finishes, Yap displays the same page it was on prior to the TeXify. How do I replicate this behavior with PDFTeXify / Adobe Reader so that it displays the same page I was on prior to ...
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Setting TEXMFHOME variable when using Miktex portable

Apparently Miktex sometimes doesn't properly set the TEXMFHOME variable, or rather leaves it empty, even though you manually add folders to the "root" list and refresh the file name database. So how ...
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Why can't I get pstricks with auto-pst-pdf (and cropping) running on MikTeX?

\documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-5.25,-5.25)(5.25,5.25)% \pscircle*[linecolor=cyan]{5} ...
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Purpose of local texmf trees

In Tex Live there are several local texmf trees (TEXMFLOCAL for admin and TEXMFHOME for user, compare comments and answers to What are TeXLive's four different texmf folders?), in MiKTeX I manually ...
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XeLatex: problem with aux-directory and include-directory options on TexLive?

I am trying to port some app from MikTex to TexLive (Windows to Ubuntu basically). The options that works perfectly fine with MikTex just ended up as not recognized for TexLive The options in ...
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Space between Hebrew letters larger with MacTeX than with MiKTeX [closed]

I'm writing LaTeX using LyX on Macintosh, and in Hebrew. My problem is that when exporting the document I get bigger spaces between my Hebrew letters than if compiling the same file on a Windows ...
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MikTex CJK Windows font issue

I usually use the MS Mincho font for doing Japanese stuff. However, with XeLatex the following creates gobbledegook: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xeCJK} % Font should be available on windows ...
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MikTeX cannot find the file

Why is it that MikTeX's XeTeX cannot find my file? Dude, you're right there in the same directory as the file, why can't you see it?!
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Where can I find the official version of MiKTeX to download safely?

I just tried downloading a newer version of MiKTeX from the MiKTeX site and a huge amount of sketchy junk, including shop to win and blekko seemed to come with it, scaring me off. Is this safe? And ...
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MiKTeX where do I specify command line options?

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and I want to specify the command line option --shell-escape. The reason for this is that I'm trying to use an eps file and I get the error xxx-eps-converted-to.pdf' not ...
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Why can't MikTex find all of my style files?

I was wondering if you could help me please. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and WinEdt on Windows 7 and I've tried to add the style files that I need to use for a particular project to the search path for ...
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miktex does not autoinstall via texmaker

MikTeX on the command line automatically installs missing packages, but when I run latex via TeXMaker, it does not. How can I achieve that?
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7-2012 l3kernel & l3packages updates | 'broken'?

After installing recent updates to l3kernel and packages (both packaged 2012-07-19) on my MikTeX 2.9 system, several things seem to have broken: docs relying on unicode-math no longer compile ...
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IguanaTex doesn't access the LaTeX process [closed]

I run IguanaTex 32-bit in Office 2010 32-bit / Windows 7 SP1 64x with MikTeX 2.9 32-bit. When I try to compile some TeX things with IguanaTeX to PPT, I get the error "Could not start process 'latex ...
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Installing mincho font for MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 [closed]

I want to use Japanese Writing in my LateX document and for that I (think that) need to install the Mincho font, which is currently not fully available from mixTeX. My Problem is that I need to be ...
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pst-barcode, textpos and XeLaTeX

Please consider the following MWE, which shall place a QR code (pst-barcode package) at a fixed position on the page using the textpos package: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-barcode} ...