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Yap viewer getting slow [closed]

I switched recently from MikTeX 2.5 to MiKTeX 2.9 version for latex compilation. I'm getting the below issue with Yap viewer. Performance of Yap viewer is very slow in opening and browsing through ...
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How to force MikTeX' texdoc to open package manuals with a PDF reader rather than the DVI viewer?

I am working on a machine with MikTeX installed. When I want to open a certain package manual, I type texdoc packagename. However, I don't want to open it with Yap (the DVI viewer in MiKTeX). Acrobat ...
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colorlinks option of hyperref with TeXnicCenter doesn't work [closed]

I am new to the hyperref package. When I am not using the colorlinks option, it works well. (Loading other options like pdfborder presents no problem.) But, once I load the colorlinks option, the ...
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Problem using package 'algorithmic':: LaTeX-Result: 0 Error(s), 0 Warning(s), 0 Bad Box(es), 0 Page(s) [closed]

I am relatively new to LaTeX, and I am having problems with using the algorithmic package. Whenever I add the command, \usepackage{algorithmic} and try to build the document, the number pages ...
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GSView Open file's Error: /invalidfileaccess in /findfont

I use GSview to open a .ps file and got errors as: GSview 5.0 2012-01-17 GPL Ghostscript 9.05 (2012-02-08) Copyright (C) 2010 Artifex Software, Inc. All rights reserved. This software comes with NO ...
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Errors when using dot2texi in MikTeX

I receive errors in log file while trying to compile the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} \usepackage{dot2texi} \begin{document} ...
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Problem with custom auxiliary file and tex4ht

I have a LaTeX file that's working very well with pdflatex. I want to turn it into HTML, so I'm using tex4ht (under MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7). I've already gotten around some problems (the old graphics ...
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Trying to typset Persian(Farsi) with MikTeX - expl3.sty not found [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Latest MiKTeX-Update broke XeLaTeX with fontspec I am a new user of LaTeX. I have installed MikTeX 2.9 and my editor is: TeXnic. Actually, I installed the xepersian ...
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Install pbox with MikTex 2.9

I'm trying to install the pbox package on my MiKTeX 2.9 installation, and failing miserably. The miktex package manager fails with the message "Remote file not found". I got the package from ...
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Strange behaviour debugging a document with AUCTeX-GNUEmacs in math mode

When I try to compile this document \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} A simple fraction with an error $\frac{a}{b$ \end{document} I obviously get an error because there ...
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Using Biber with latexmk

With version 4.22, latexmk claims to [s]upport the use of biber (with the biblatex package) as an alternative to bibtex for generating bibliographies, with automatic determination of whether to ...
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Problems with CJK in MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7

I have always had a problem with the proper configuration of the CJK package. Here is a sample file that I would normally try to compile. ...
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New to MiKTeX: Errors when updating and compiling [closed]

I've just migrated from MacTeX (on 10.7) to MiKTeX 2.9 (Windows 7) and I'm getting some pretty nonproductive errors. I'm using the "Basic" MiKTeX install (via basic-miktex-2.9.4407.exe) and I have ...
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LuaTeX stumbles over special characters in path names, is this a bug?

This bug in MiKTeX is fixed as of 29. March 2012. I looked briefly at the LuaTeX documenation but could not find any information whether LuaTeX has a problem with special characters in path names. ...
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Where is mp.exe in MikTeX 2.9?

I am a a retired software engineer and a newbie on this site. Please execuse me for the naiveness in my question. I am using Windows, XP and Vista. Other OS's are not affordable to me for now. I used ...
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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 ...