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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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How to enable shell-escape in TeXworks?

I require use of the minted package of similar one which support Prolog syntax-highlighting. Given that I use the TeXworks "IDE", how do I enable shell-escape? Though I attempted—see above—I still ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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\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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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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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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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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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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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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PSTricks transparency does not work with MikTeX's XeLaTeX

I use MikTeX and have updated all packages several minutes ago. The problem is that XeLaTeX produces a weird result where the transparency parts become opaque. It is not caused by preview as ...
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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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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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LyX & MiKTeX installation problems on Windows 7 [closed]

I'm having problems installing LyX on Windows 7. It gets to the point of alerting me that it's going to install MiKTeX, and after I've hit OK it aborts with the following error: No ...
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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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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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Is “conditionals” name of package?

In some package I have seen construct like this one: \if\blank{\myMacro}% %do something \else %do something else \fi I like it and I want to use it to test if call to a macro has empty result. ...
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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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Read file without file extension from hidden directory

I'm trying to read some data from a file and use the following approach: \documentclass{minimal} \newcommand{\file}{./.dir/.testFile} \begin{document} \newread\myread \openin\myread=\file\relax \loop ...
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How can I update the array package? Warning from tabu

I am trying to use the tabu package, but it returns a warning which does not seem like a good sign. Does anyone know how to resolve the following issue? LaTeX Warning: You have requested, on input ...
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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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*.sty file not found

This question is very similar to a previous post: Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXnicCenter to compose and execute my ...
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mpgraphics: Unable to compile using MikTex on Windows

This is an example from mpgraphics package documentation: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mpgraphics} \begin{document} \begin{mpinline} draw (20,20)--(0,0)--(0,30)--(30,0)--(0,0) \end{mpinline} ...
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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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MikTex Packages Download Failure

I've just installed the Basic version of MikTex 2.9 When i compile a file using pdflatex , it attempts to download the package "miktex-zzdb1-2.9.tar.lzma" . It takes about 2-3 mins . Then it proceeds ...
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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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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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Why would esvect produce pixelated arrows?

When using esvect (MiKTeX, pdflatex) I get the following undesirable result: From this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{esvect} \begin{document} \[\vv{u}\] \end{document} The arrows are ...
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MiKTeX order of precedence for duplicate files

I am using MiKTeX under a single-user installation. My MiKTeX Options dialogue shows me, if I click on the "Show MiKTeX-maintained root directories" checkbox, directories in the following order (from ...
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Syncing feature between editor and pdf viewer not working

I'm using TeXStudio on Windows 7 with MikTeX. I don't know how to get the "Jump to source" command that appears in the mouse right-click menu, in the pdf viewer, once I compile a *.tex file with Quick ...
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How do I set the search path for MikTeX?

Simple question: I have a folder I'd like to add to my MikTex search path (containing a stack of include and .sty files.) For the life of me, I can't seem to figure out how to add a folder to the ...
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From CTAN to TeX Live and MiKTeX

A few months ago (before the release of TL2013) I uploaded a script to CTAN. What are the next steps (if any) that need to be taken to get the script or package part of the TeX Live and MiKTeX ...
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How do I change styles in markdown2pdf?

I'm a markdown user, and am just getting my feet wet in latex for PDF creation. I'm using Pandoc and MikTex on Windows 7. The following command gives me a nice PDF document: markdown2pdf ...
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Missing final brackets (in one equation { and in other - ]) in the equations

This is my first question on tex.stackexchange, so the formatting will be terrible. I've got a problem with three lengthy equations - the closing brackets, in all three formulas, are not displayed. ...
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Oldstylenums with Latin Modern (MiKTeX 2.9)

I'd like do get the nice oldstyle-numbers in my entire document. (Would there be a reason not to want them anywhere in a literature paper?) I use pdfTeX 1.40.11 via MiKTeX 2.9 and Latin Modern ...