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Can MikTeX and TeXLive share a common package installation tree?

I am wondering whether it would be possible to use MikTeX and TeXLive reference the same TDS tree? Then I could use both whenever I like without wasting space and worrying whether both has the ...
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Font not being updated properly

I'm experiencing an odd scenario where my updated font is not reflected in pdf output of my latex documents. First of all, i made my own font at FontStruct.com, and downloaded it as a true-type-font. ...
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MiKTeX package management

When I first installed MiKTeX and started using it, I had to install a bunch of extra package that had been included in my .tex. I did this by using the MPM, etc. Now I'm about to uninstall MiKTeX ...
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Myriad Pro : Font shape `OT1/MyriadPro-OsF/m/n' undefined

I am trying to install MyriadPro on my MiKTeX 2.9 (32bit). Sadly, something, somewhere seems to have gone wrong. I allready installed MinionPro on my TeX Distribution and basically I proceeded the ...
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Windows Miktex can't find mathtools.sty

When I try to compile my paper I get the error: ! LaTeX Error: File `mathtools.sty' not found. Other packages are successfully found and automatically installed, but mathtools.sty is not. I just ...
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Enumerate list with greek letters

I am new on LaTeX and I have a problem with a sublist with enumerate. The content is in Greek and the Wizard of TexMaker has automatically added this part of the code: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Biber not recognized on Windows 7 64-bit after installing it into the localtexmf tree

I downloaded the texmf tree containing biber.exe from miktex-biber-bin.tar.lzma Then I created a tree c:\localtexmf and put the tpm, miktex, doc folders there. I added c:\localtexmf to the %path% ...
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How to plot smoothly an implicit function using gnuplot and tikz-pgf?

I would like to plot implicit functions in Latex with tikz and gnuplot. A minimal example of my code is given by: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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MiKTeX package update: Select All grayed out

I installed MiKTeK 2.9.4321 in a locked down environment. I don't believe that we can directly download the entire thing from outside, and the aforementioned version is the one that we have on a CD, ...
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Set up tengwarscript

Could anyone give me a brief explanation of how to install the tengwarscript package? I understand it needs special fonts installed separately, but I don't know where to put them and how... I'm using ...
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Trying to use Luatex: luatex.fmt not found, etex.ini not found

I want to disclaim that I am very inexperienced with latex. I am using Texmaker 4.3 with Miktex 2.9 on Windows 7. I am writing an article (let's call it "test") which includes several packages to ...
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acro package files in c:\Users\Bob\AppData\{Local,Roaming}\MiKTeX\2.9

I was perplexed by a message that acro.sty was missing, since I copied both of my root directories (2 localtexmf's) from one computer to another. The acro package does not show up in the MiKTeX ...
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problems installing mathtools

There have been a few questions regarding installing this package in the past, but they now seem to be out of date. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and TexMaker. When I try \usepackage{mathtools} in TexMaker it ...
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Texmaker portable with Miktex portable

I am trying to setup texmaker portable to work with Miktex portable. I found instructions here: http://jimstitzel.com/2010/01/configuring-texmaker-usb-with-miktex-portable/. Updating of Miktex ...
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problem with LuaLaTeX: no file found

I am trying to experiment with lualatex but I cannot make it work properly My preamble is: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[greek]{polyglossia} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} ...
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What about Kuvio for making diagrams? [closed]

Kuvio (Finnish for 'pattern') seems to be a very general tool for diagram making. Which are the major disadvantages? Why isn't it used more often (only one Q/A on the site seems to mention it)? Can ...
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Why does TexWorks in MikTex only compile documents from a single directory? [closed]

Using Portable MikTex on a Windows7 machine, my document compiles only when I save the document in my c:\users\temp folder. If I save the same file to my thumb drive e.g. G:\useraa\downloads\drafts\ ...
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WinEdt cannot locate the specified .tex and .bib files

My laptop OS crushed and I did a fresh re-installation. I have installed WinEdit 8.1, 64-bit, and MiKTeX 2.9, 64-bit. However, I am trying to compile a TeX file but it returns the following error: ...
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Installing Biblatex-apa using package manager when button is disabled

I would like to install the biblatex-apa bibliography package and have been running into issues. This is the first time I am installing a package that didn't come preinstalled. My distribution of ...
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Font lunr8r not found - or - What to do if a font file has not been found? [closed]

After installing Univers_ps font I get the error lunr8r not found, probably exactly the same which is reported by a guy in a post here (german) The problem is: I don't understand the solution given ...
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TeX4ht (htlatex) on MiKTeX 2.9 to convert LaTeX into MathML, and then into Office MathML with Word 2010

I managed to use TeX4ht via the htlatex command on MiKTeX 2.9 to successfully convert a LaTeX document into an HTML document. The TeX file is a fairly simple test document with an integral in display ...
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Copy packages from old miktex to new miktex

How to copy packages from old miktex 2.8 to new miktex 2.9. I want installing miktex2.9 but I can't download all packages by slow internet,thus I want to copy this packages from installed miktex. ...
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How to increase the memory if I get this error TeX capacity exceeded

I am using the following codes to input DNA sequences from fasta format (177 sequences with 1140 base pair long) Using texshade package but I had the following error: my system is: Windows 7 (64 bit) ...
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Beginner Concepts about how latex works

I'm a beginner in latex, I understand that latex requires a Tex editor to compile the code and a distribution to get the libraries installed. However, there are many concepts that still I want expert ...
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How to install Babel English?

I use MikTex Update to install, some security configurations make me can only install package in Update, not Package Manager. I install all package in the Update, but the system show error that I do ...
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Where do I find the source code of beamer in a MiKTeX installation?

I'm looking for the source code of default beamer themes (*.sty) for studying purpose. A file content search for keywords like \setbeamertemplate only returns texworks.exe. If these definitions are ...
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How to share packages [closed]

I have locally created a document and used some packages for that. Is it possible to share this environment with my colleagues, without having them to install miktex and the packages? Solved: I used ...
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Sorted bibliography not displayed [closed]

I have a tex file that was working perfectly with several bibliography parts with different sorting options. It is no longer working! Some bibliography parts are not displayed. My OS is Windows 7 Pro ...
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Update failure, failure to compile and now unable to remove

I use MiKTeX 2.9 along with LyX in Windows 7. Last week I downloaded and updated LyX and it worked fine. After that I tried to update MiKTeX, but it failed or was not properly completed. Since then ...
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Miktex Package Installation

I recently installed MiKTeX with the texmaker editor and cannot figure out how to update the packages. When I attempt to use the subfigure package with the following preamble ...
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Making MiKteX pdflatex on Windows available to cygwin

I currently have a project with a workflow that uses pandoc in its Makefile to convert text from Markdown to LaTeX to PDF. This requires that a LaTeX engine be present in my path, or specified with ...
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MiKTeX Options submenu is greyed out in WinEdt 6.0

I have included the package mtpro2 in my latex document using \usepackage[lite,subscriptcorrection,slantedGreek,nofontinfo]{mtpro2} as recommended here. The main reason is that I need very wide ...
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Undefined control sequence by reference LYX, MikTex

For each reference I put in to the document, I get the following error message. What should I do? Undefined control sequence Document Class: scrreprt 2013/12/19 v3.12 KOMA-Script document class ...
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Don't have read permission [closed]

I installed mtpro2 manually but texstudio gave the error Trying to make PK font mt2mit at 720 DPI... Running miktex-makemf.exe... miktex-makemf: The mt2mit source file could not be found. Running ...
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Texniccenter asking for Proxy Authentification for every compilation

Up to yesterday, Texniccenter was working perfectly until I installed a couple of packages using Miktex 2.9->Maintenance(Admin)->Package Manager(Admin) and now, texniccetner is asking for Proxy ...
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LuaTeX and polyglossia -> Warnings

I am using an up-to-date version of MikTeX. As soon as I compile a document with LuaLaTeX and including the package polyglossia I get two warnings: Module luaotfload-main warning: LuaTeX v0.76 ...
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How can I migrate my MiKTeX distro to another computer and keep my packages?

I want to migrate my home distro of MiKTeX to my work desktop and keep all of my installed packages. I want to do this because my workplace blocks my attempts at downloading packages I've included in ...
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gnuplottex with windows 8.1

I am having difficulties setting up my system right in order to add the gnuplottex abbility. I followed this tutorial: adding gnuplot capability to latex and also used the mwe posted in this thread. ...
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Problems setting BIBINPUTS var for MikTex on Windows (.bib file won't read properly)

I'm trying to centralize all my bibliography into one .bib file that lives in: C:\Users\My Name\Documents\GitHub\Bib I'm using MikTex on Windows 7 with the default pdfLaTeX+MakeIndex+BibTeX ...
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Y&Y TeX versus TeX Live/MikTeX

I noticed that the formerly commercial Y&Y TeX is available under http://tug.org/yandy/. My question is: compared with a modern MikTeX or TeX Live is there any feature in Y&Y TeX that could be ...
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MetaPost to PDF in Texmaker (miktex)

I am trying to make the MPost command in Texmaker work. I am using the Texmaker in windows 7 with miktex. So far I used the example document below. When using the windows console I was able to use ...
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Hebrew in lyx 2.1 (using MiKTeX 2.9)

Recently I've upgraded my OS to windows 8.1 and I had to reintsall lyx and LaTeX. After finished the installation, I ran the culmus-miktex-0.2.1 file but when I want to compile my document I get the ...
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Miktex on windows 8: fatal format file error

I've just freshly installed miktex 2.9 on windows 8. Plain tex seems to work but running latex on a simple file produces This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9) (Fatal format file ...
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music tex needed after package update?

I did a clean installation of MiKTeX (latest version). Then I did a package update --- believe it or not, there were packages to update. After the update, I tried running "Update Formats" from the ...
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What is MiKTeX Cairo? How about MikTeX Graphite2?

I am finally updating my MiKTeX installation, and I noticed that the wizard wants to install something called miktex-cairo-.... miktex-graphite2-... What are they?
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Check if TeX installed is MikTeX

Is there a way to check from command line whether tex and other commands belong to MiKTeX or some other distribution (I want to only (require 'tex-mik) in Emacs initialization if it's needed)?
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symbol.cab missing digital signature

I am trying to run an Elsevier template, and apparently it needs the file symbol.cab. Miktex (2.9) tries to download this automatically from ...
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Efficiently Organize TikZ Nodes in Beamer Presentation

The following minimal example comiles: \documentclass[c]{beamer} \usepackage{tikz,times} \tikzset{ invisible/.style={opacity=0}, visible on/.style={alt=#1{}{invisible}}, alt/.code ...
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How to find out which compile steps are necessary? [duplicate]

I have been using LaTeX for quite a while now, but I have not found out how to determine the rules for the compilation steps needed to create the document yet. A couple of questions come up. Please ...
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Errors with Japanese-English format [closed]

I am writing a paper, and it should be formatted with specific format. Somehow I got many errors and Google did not help. I want some experts to help me figure out and fix it. It is reporting ...