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Why does url.sty appear in 3 different places in the TeX Directory Structure?

On my up-to-date MiKTeX system, there is a copy of url.sty in three different places in the TDS: texmf\tex\xelatex\xetexurl (part of MiKTeX package xetexurl, packaged on 2007-Sep-05) ...
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How to use minted under MikTeX and Windows 7?

According to minted documentation: Windows support is sketchy / untested at the moment. There are two complications: installation and usage....... This question seeks a step by step ...
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MiKTeX and Perl scripts (and one Python script)

Again and again here on TeX.SX users of MiKTeX ask a question having a problem with a package or included program, where it turns out, that a Perl script is involved, in particular glossaries (because ...
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How to install language modules for the glossaries package

I've updated to the latest version (v 4.12) of the glossaries package on a miktex installation under windows. Now I get two warnings from the glossaries package: Package glossaries Warning: No ...
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installing FontPro (support for Minion Pro, Myriad Pro, & Cronos Pro) with MiKTeX 2.9

The Minion Pro distribution available on CTAN seems to be out of date. One issue with pdftex was reported on this question ($\epsilon$ is undefined using MinionPro). The most up-to-date scripts (see ...
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MiKTeX’s LuaLaTeX and minitoc: “I can't write on file …mtc”

When compiling the code below with LuaLaTeX I get the error: "I can't write on file 'test.mtc'". Any ideas on how to resolve this? (Btw, the file test.mtc is there and contains the word "Contents") ...
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TeXLive and MikTeX behave differently in handling BOM

It is a followup of my answer that has been converted to comment (click) posted several decades ago. Shortly speaking, MikTeX does not remove leading BOM but TeXLive does as shown in the following ...
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How to preview images generated by MetaPost?

I use the old MetaPost program to create graphics. My problem is that, to see the result of my MetaPost figures, I have to compile first the .mp file and then the .tex file where I've inserted them. ...
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Couldn't open font map file “kanjix.map”. with MiKTeX

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} Foo \end{document} When compiling this MWE with MiKTeX 2.9’s xelatex, I get the following warning: ** WARNING ** Couldn't open font map file "kanjix.map". ...
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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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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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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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MiKTeX “default papersize” setting

Now MiKTeX has the following setting: I have it set to A4 (A4size) all the time. But I don't really understand what this setting is supposed to do. When I compile \documentclass{book} ...
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“Empty bibliography”

For some reason, BibLaTeX doesn't work. Here's my minimal example. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{csquotes} \RequirePackage{filecontents} ...
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MikTeX 2.9, install packages on the fly?

I set the Install Packages on the Fly setting to Yes and try to compile my document in Texmaker, but I still get the error File [...] not found, where [...] is the package I need. Basically, I need to ...
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Why \allowbreak is not working?

So, here's the code I have: \usepackage{amsthm} \begin{theorem} ...could be now considered as an algebraic structure $DB_E = \left\langle \mathbb{S},\allowbreak \mathbb{E},\allowbreak f,\allowbreak ...
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LaTeX for Microsoft Surface

I have my new Microsoft Surface and I was wondering whether it's possible to install pieces of software like MikTeX and TexMaker on this tablet. Does anyone know?
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How do I use LuaTex in MikTeX?

I am using MikTeX 2.9 version and although the manual says I can use LuaTeX, there is nothing in the TeXworks menu. I can see all the other members of the TeX family but none for LuaTeX. Can someone ...
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Why does Lualatex crash after a recent update?

After updating packages of MiKTEX 2.9 lualatex stopped working. I execute this code: \documentclass[12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[] at (0,0) {A}; ...
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MiKTeX 2.9, latest package update broke biblatex bibliography

I have strange problem with bibliography after the latest MiKTeX 2.9 base packages update. In the document I use biblatex package with backend option either bibtex8 or biber. Before, bibliography was ...
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How to use hyph-utf8 correctly?

I'm using MiKTeX and pdfLaTeX and the package manager tells me that hyph-utf8 is installed and auto-download of packages is activated, too. But when I do \usepackage{hyph-utf8}, because I hope that ...
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Installing the comicsans package to MiKTeX

Consider this question theoretical in nature; an exercise to understand the TDS tree structure better. Assume one were attempting to install the comicsans package, which is part of neither of the two ...
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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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How to make a CTAN package MiKTeX friendly?

I've heard that it is difficult to install my new statrep package using MiKTeX. The dtx file is self-extracting, but I think MiKTeX doesn't expect to work with a dtx file. Can someone provide a ...
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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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Is there a working solution to produce PDF/A-1b with MiKTeX?

I have read a lot of interesting questions and answers on PDF/A-1b production with LaTeX and pdfTeX. I still can't produce validating PDF/A-1b files. I used either: the standard up-to-date pdfx ...
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How can I balance uniformity of style files against modularity?

I'm using Windows/TeXworks/MiKTeX, and I would like to have one style file I can use anywhere in any document in my top-level folder. If I want to add a new command or renew an old one, I'd like that ...
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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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Inconsolata missing after MiKTeX update

I just ran the MiKTeX Updater and there was an update for Inconsolata. I also refreshed the FNDB and it is listed as installed in the Package Manager, but when I try to compile my documents that have ...
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\printglossaries is not generating anything for me

I'm using the glossaries package with MikTeX 2.9 (using TeXnicCenter as my editor) and my document is setup as follows: \documentclass[ebook,11pt,openany]{memoir} \usepackage{color} ...
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Small Caps in Gentium Plus after MiKTeX update

I'm using Gentium Plus under XeTeX for quite a long time now, and it always worked like a charm. However, after updating MiKTeX (I'm running version 2.9.4902 now), small caps are not displayed ...
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How can I change the package repository?

The package repository shows that the packages can be installed from internet. But I need it to be installed from random package repository. How can I change it Please help me
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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?
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LuaLaTeX does not work anymore since last MiKTeX 2.9 update (“fatal format file error”)

I just recently updated Miktex via the update wizard, and after that LuaLaTeX fails to generate any output. At first I thought it would have to do something with SIunitx, because I received an error ...
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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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How do I make the command texdoc latex2e to open the PDF version by default?

I found a latex2e.pdf in my MiKTeX installation tree. How do I make texdoc latex2e open the PDF version by default? UPDATE: I tried renaming latex2e.html to something else, and now the PDF version is ...
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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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How to install mathtools package?

I'm new to Latex so forgive me if the questions are dumb... I was trying to right left-top corner superscript, someone recommended mathtools package on this forum: Left and right subscript. So I ...
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Libertine fonts not working in ConTeXt

In a previous question about vertical rhythm, I was pointed at ConTeXt, which I am now trying to use. I first took the step from LaTeX to luaLaTeX in order to get simplified font selection and the ...
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Using Asymptote with MiKTeX

Asymptote is shipped out with TeX Live, but not with MiKTeX, not even with a full installation. Do you nonetheless know a way for manual installation? MiKTeX needs to know the path of the sty files, ...
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Insert eps graphics with graphicx (file not found)

When I run Andrew Robert's import.tex in MikTeX I get an error message saying that the image file is not found: ! LaTeX Error: File `chick' not found. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for ...
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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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luaotfload can’t find fonts

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows. luaotfload does not find the fonts located in the MiKTeX-maintained root directory (which is C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\ on my system) and I am therefore ...
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Identical executable files with different names in MiKTeX

What is the difference between miktex-*.exe and *.exe, where * is any one of bibtex, kpsewhich, luatex, makeindex, mf, mpost, omega, pdftex, tex, texlua, texluac, texworks, or xetex? These files are ...
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TeX Live and MiKTeX: underlying basic difference

The two standard distributions for (La)TeX, MiKTeX and TeX Live. Just to know the difference between them I searched this site and came across a variety of differences, some of them being MiKTeX is ...
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MikTeX x86 vs MikTeX x86_64

I've found that MikTeX now have both x86 and x86_64 version. What's the difference between them? Are there are some limitations in the x86_64? Or they are completely interchangeably?
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MiKTeX package manager: service unavailable

I have a problem with the MiKTeX package manager. I receive the message: The MiKTeX web service has rejected your request. Possible reason: too many requests arriving from your IP address. and: ...
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How to compare two TeX codes and mark differences with color

I would like to find easy tool, which compares two TeX codes and generates a PDF file of the first code, in which the differences from the second code are marked by a given color. I use winedt 7.0 ...
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\setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} uses pfb files instead of otf

(This is sort of a follow-up to libertineotf and xelatex - bold smallcaps broken?, based on a problem that I had noticed earlier, but hadn't put my finger on.) \documentclass{article} ...
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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 ...