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LuaTeX font database cannot be created in MiKTeX 2.9 [closed]

Quite in a hurry I am trying to setup MiKTeX 2.9 on the computer of a friend of mine. We started with the portable version but the problem is the same in the normal install. Before the compilation ...
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Using the erdc with MiKTeX on Windows (trouble with mathgifg and font setup)

I'm trying to use the erdc class for a document I've been typesetting, which currently uses the memoir class. erdc depends on mathgifg, which in turn requires Fraklin Gothic and Georgia fonts, which ...
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How to add a custom .sty file to MiKTeX Portable?

How do I add a custom .sty file to MiKTeX Portable? Adding it to .\tex\latex\misc and then refreshing the database doesn't work -- Xetex still avoids searching for the file altogether, outside of the ...
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What hyper referencing package is compatible with MiKTeX 1.20e?

I am looking for the basic functionality of the hyperref in a package that would be compatible with MiKTeX 1.20e. (This is needed for uploading files to an organization which supports MiKTeX 1.20e but ...
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miktex can't find udmj.cfg

I'm trying very hard to compile the minimal document in this example. I just want to use CJK on my Windows install of Miktex and it always fails with this message: miktex-makemf: The udmj source file ...
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LaTeX Error: File 'baposter.cls' not found

It appears when I try to build file in MiKTeX 2.9 I get LaTeX Error: File 'baposter.cls' not found Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name.(Default extension:cls)) Enter file ...
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Difference between - and -​- in compiling options

In running MiKTeX What is the difference between -shell=escape and --shell-escape What is the difference between -synctex=1, --synctex=1, and --synctex=-1
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texify or latexmk?

MiKTeX 2.9 comes with both and they apparently do the same thing. I was wondering what the difference between them is (if any) and which one is preferable for large documents.
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MiKTeX and Sphinx : problems on complex TeX output

I've installed the complete package of MiKTeX 2.8 because I have to manage the PDF rendering of a TeX file generated by Sphinx 1.0.4 (Python 2.6) from a ReST source file. I underline that the HTML ...
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I cannot run any cmd in WinEdt

I am using WinEdt(Build: 20110315 (v. 6.0)) with MiKTeX(2.9.4282). I have used it for years, it was all OK one hour ago. But now I cannot click the button to run the cmd. I do not know what I did any ...
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Why does TeX Live's pdflatex produce smaller PDFs than MiKTeX's pdflatex?

When building my master thesis, I've found that the size of the produced PDF differs if I use Tex Live on Ubuntu compared to MiKTeX on Windows; for the latter, the size is about 50% greater (from ...
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Windows 7: problem with TeXnicCenter, MiKTeX2.9

Please help! They have updated my computer to Windows 7, and I have tried to reinstall MiKTeX2.9 and TeXnicCenter. When I run a LaTeX program, it tries to install 412 files from CTAN, and I get the ...
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How are the default Execution Modes set up in WinEdt? [closed]

I'm using portable MiKTeX and when I set up the Execution Modes pointing to it, it works just fine. However, every time I change the computer the defaults are reverted to the C:\ drive and I have to ...
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How to install the xpatch package in MiKTeX?

This is a follow up question to \nameref only shows reference as a red rectangle, no name in it. In the answers to the question cited @Werner suggested to have the package xpatch installed so that ...
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MiKTeX portable fontconfig file location configuration

I moved MiKTeX portable to another directory, and after that there are issues with loading fontconfig. Specifically, when compiling with xelatex, fontconfig cannot be loaded. Its location is ...
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Calculations ignored on a fresh MiKTeX install

On a fresh MiKTeX 2.9 install, previously working piece of code \begin{tabular}{>{}p{9em}p{\linewidth-12em}} is not working anymore — -12em is being outputted in table row fields instead of ...
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missing file from the package symbol

I'm using TeXworks for writing a book in LaTex based on the Springer Template available on http://www.springer.com/authors/book+authors?SGWID=0-154102-12-417900-0 During the first test of their ...
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Problem with TeXnicCenter and MikTeX

I had installed MiKTeX 2.7 and TeXnicCenter 1 Stable RC1. I had made my Ph.D. thesis files in that but due to an accident my hard drive is crashed and I have to make my thesis again. I am trying to ...
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Texify and `--output-directory`

I'd like to tell texify to place compiled output (i.e., .pdf in my case) in the parent directory (I'm using MikTeX 2.8 on Vista32). I run the following: texify --pdf --clean ...
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TeXnicCenter & MiKTeX – “directory where the executable is located”?

I have a 64-bit System running Windows 7. I installed MiKTeX and then tried to install the TeXnicCenter editor. All went well until I clicked on the TeXnicCenter icon on my desktop and was asked ...
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problems with Venturis ADF and Iwona fonts in MiKTeX

Running \documentclass{article} \usepackage{venturis} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} Hello, World! 0123456789 Hamburgers! \end{document} through pdflatex gives me !pdfTeX error: ...
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Different color display between Adobe Reader and Yap

Today I have been realized some drawings for my scientific article using PGF. After converting the DVI to the PDF file I have noticed that my grid which has been supposed to be gray was somewhat ...
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Are there any good video tutorials for protex?

I just downloaded and installed MikTex and TexMaker today, and was wondering if you have any advice. I'm starting to read through various wikipedia tutorials, and other guides, but videos would be an ...
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Why is TeXWorks generating corrupted pdfs?

I have installed MikTeX and TeXWorks on my Windows 7 PC. When I edit a .tex file in TexWorks and then save the file as a pdf, the pdf created cannot be opened by Adobe Reader; Reader complains that ...
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How can I install the ocr-a font on MiKTeX 2.9? [closed]

In my previous post Generate random numbers with a specific font I was unable to compile the code given in the discussion because there was an error when compiling which said that ...
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How do I make the perl script [makeglossaries] work on WinXP?

I got help yesterday on how to make \makeindex work (see link at bottom). I now realize that it would be better if I could make the perl script makeglossaries work, since I currently have to modify ...
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MikTex Installation Error: File name database capacity exceeded

When trying to do a complete intallation of MikTex 2.8 the setup wizard returns the following error: The operation could not be completed for the following reason: File name database capacity ...
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How do I make [\makeindex] work fully on my WinXP system (works on a different system)

I cannot create glossaries on my WinXP setup of MiKTeX 2.8, which I installed about half a year ago together with a TeXnicCenter from a distribution that I downloaded from TUG. The document does ...
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MikTeX 2.9 without list of packages in settings program [closed]

Today I updated MikTeX and the process aborted. After that, the program does not show the list of packages in the update (admin) program. I changed the package repository address and the program ...
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How to use WEAVE and TANGLE

I have a MikTeX 2.9 installation on Windows 7. I can use CWEAVE AND CTANGLE with no issues. If I try WEAVE sample.web null.ch sample.tex I get an error WEAVE: Read operation failed. The version ...
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Use MiKTeX option through latexmk

When I use MiKTeX normally, I call this: pdflatex --aux-directory="C:\Users\doncherry\Documents\LaTeX\AUXI_global" foo.tex For latexmk outputting pdf (via pdfLaTeX) with continuous previewing, my ...
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Using the command window to convert LaTeX to HTML [closed]

I am trying to convert a LaTeX file to HTML. I have tried to do this by typing cmd into the search bar of the START menu. When the black background box comes up, I type in htlatex filename.tex where ...
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'fontspec' package problem with XeLaTeX in MiKTeX 2.9

Recently, I updated to MiKTeX 2.9, and after this the xelatex compiler fails when compiling documents with the fontspec package included. In other words, the following code won't compile: ...
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Custom Header Directory

On Windows Vista, I created a custom directory C:\MikTex\tex\latex\myheader for all my header files (mostly just .tex). Now I've installed Windows 7 and I can't seem to work out how I did it the last ...
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Is there a way to use long or Unicode filepaths with texify?

I use MiKTeX and it’s TeXworks and there is the command for making XeLaTeX+MakeIndex+BiBTeX at once. This uses texify and when your file is somewhere in the directory tree where there are non-standard ...
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texify: how to invoke bibtex8 instead of bibtex?

Suppose that I need to run bibtex8.exe -B -c cp1251.csf or something like that in order to produce correct bibliography list; cp1251.csf comes with the gost package but it makes no difference in the ...
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Replacement for MiKTeX's texify in TeX Live

I used to use the texify command in MiKTeX on Windows. I would, for example, run a command like: texify --pdf --run-viewer file.tex which, as I understand it, would produce a pdf, automatically ...
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PSTricks raises an error while using RightAngleType=german

I moved some files from one computer to another. The first computer was able to compile all the files without errors. The second computer is not able to compile these files as soon as a I change the ...
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How to make the rmligs script available globally on Windows?

Hopefully on-topic as about "(La)TeX related software and tools" I just learned about the rmligs script. Since it isn't available through MiKTeX (and neither through TeX Live), I downloaded the ...
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Setting up WinEdt 6.0 and MiKTeX to run biblatex and biber

There should be a simple solution to the following problem, but I have failed to find one. I have a fresh installation of WinEdt 6.0 and MiKTeX 2.9. I usually use SumatraPDF for preview, using ...
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I got an error "stata.sty not found [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows) I got the error : file stata.sty not found. I am using MiKTeX 2.9, Texmaker in Windows 7. I followed the ...
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pgf install error - MiKTeX [closed]

i have this code taken from another question trying to produce a tree: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} \begin{document} \tikzset{edge from parent/.style= {draw, edge from parent ...
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Using psplot, graphs won't appear on page 2

The following code seems to work (I'm using Texmaker and MiKTeX): \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-plot} \begin{document} \begin{center} ...
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MiKTeX, TeXnicCenter and “cancel” package - errors [closed]

EDIT2: I answered it below. I had duplicate of my cancel.sty where my .tex file was. That made some troubles (obviously). EDIT: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[croatian]{babel} ...
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lingtrees on Miktex [closed]

I'm using MikTex 2.9 on Windows 7. I also have python 2.7 installed and added to my path. I'm trying to install and use lingtrees to draw syntax trees. Unfortunately it doesn't have a MikTex ...
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How to use latexmk in Windows with MikTex and Winedt

I am using Windows 7 x64 with MikTex and WinEdt. I just found latexmk has the function for continuous preview when we type latex document. I would like to know if this works if I type my latex ...
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MiKTeX and missing repositories

The list of repositories in the installer is much smaller than listed on the web site. Why? In particular, there are no Australian repositories listed in the Installer but they are on the website. ...
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TeXnicCenter with MikTeX fails to render many symbols, such as \nsubseteq

I am new to LaTeX (sort of) and my fresh installation of TeXnicCenter with MikTeX doesn't recognize many symbols. For example: \nsubseteq, \subseteqq and \nsubseteqq (and the superset counterparts). ...
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Tex4ht under MiKTeX: How to convert multiple tex files

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and installed the miktex-tex4ht-base2.9 in order to convert my LaTeX files into HTML. I just updated everything before starting so I should have the latest packages for ...
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How to hyphenate Portuguese in plain TeX?

I'd like to use plain TeX in Portuguese, but I don't know how to hyphenate in this language, or in any other language than English. What do I have to do?