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Problem with running proTeXt.exe file in Windows Vista

I downloaded the self extracting proTeXt.exe file from http://ftp.sun.ac.za/ftp/CTAN/systems/windows/protext/ which finished after quite a while in Windows Vista. It went on well until almost the end ...
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How to get a list of all available (TTF-) Fonts with XeTeX?

Very neat that I can use any available Truetype font on my Windows machine with MikTeX and XeTeX. %!TEX TS-program = xelatex %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[]{article} ...
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Why are all languages selected by default in MiKTeX's Settings (Admin)?

Why are all languages selected by default in the MiKTeX 2.9 Settings (Admin)? In my experience in the previous MiKTeX distributions, only a few languages were selected by default. Is there any ...
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Adding language to MiKTeX installation

My native language is Serbian and it is included in MiKTeX distribution for Windows. However, there is only latin version of it, and I'd like to use cyrillic Serbian. I tried searching the Internet ...
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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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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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pdflatex.ini missing - but it's there (MikTeX) [closed]

When I try to compile the .tex-file, I get an error, telling me that the pdflatex.ini is missing in \tex\config\pdflatex.ini. I went looking into the directory - and the file is there. But TeXWorks ...
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Texmf tree with MikTeX + Vista32?

This post is a follow-up to my post Using subfiles package with .sty files. Answering that post, a couple people suggested I build a local texmf tree. I've hunted around and it seems that this is ...
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GUI framework error after Update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix the error "GUI framework cannot be initialized" with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX? Yesterday I updated all packages via the Miktex 2.8 update ...
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Stop non-English documentation returns from `mthelp`?

How do I stop non-English documentation returns from mthelp? mthelp graphicx returns a Polish manual. mthelp amsldoc returns an Italian manual. How do I stop this? How do I get a hold of the English ...
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Flashcards class installed incompletely on MiKTeX

I don't have much experience with low-level LaTeX. MiKTeX (my version is basic-miktex-2.9.3972) always installed needed packages "on-the-fly". Trying to compile a document using 1.0.1 version of ...
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MikTex error for PNG images when trying to produce DVI

I have a tex file with \includegraphic elements for some PNG images. I use MikTeX on Windows and the PDF is fine. Now, I need a DVI so I tried using: \pdfoutput=0 This creates a DVI, but only after I ...
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Is TeXLive 2010 faster than MiKTeX 2.9? [closed]

Some guys say that TeXLive 2010 compiles faster than MikTeX 2.9, while others say that this is not true and say that the speed of the two systems is similar. What do you think? Please explain your ...
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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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How to get the algorithm2e package?

I am trying to compile a document I built on another computer using algorithm2e. I keep getting errors when I try to build it with TeXworks. I suspect I get those errors because it cannot find the ...
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Is there a way to detect from inside a package that MiKTeX is used?

Is there a way to detect that the MiKTeX TeX LaTeX executable is used? Something like \ifmiktex or even \IfFileExists{<some file only present in MiKTeX>}{}{}? The reason is that in one of my ...
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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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How do I use feynmf or mf with miktex?

I am trying to use feynmf with miktex on my windows machine to make Feynman diagrams. When I follow the instructions in the template file that comes with feynmf, it does not produce the dvi file ...
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LaTeX error: can't write file

I'm using Miktex 2.9 on windows 7 x32, texniccenter as IDE. I encounter an error for a project that worked few days ago: when I compile, I get the message: ! I can't write on file `../preamble1.aux'. ...
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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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How does one invoke the MiKTeX port of “mft”?

I can see that MiKTeX 2.9 (of which I use the "Portable" version) has an executable for "mft", which (if run with no arguments) will crash and print: Usage: mft inputfile changefile stylefile ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 Does NOT Support `hypernat`

Today I migrated from MiKTeX 2.8 to MiKTeX 2.9 (on Windows XP). Starting to compile old LaTeX files, I noticed the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File `hypernat.sty' not found. A little search ...
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How to convert LaTeX to RTF when using sffms extension?

I'm just starting out using LaTeX. I've successfully installed MiKTeX and the sffms package for formatting fiction. This is all working OK (converting to PDF). I need to convert my tex files to RTF as ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 portable — Unavailable to complete the update

I have received several errors with MiKTeX 2.9, being portable or standard install, in which some files related to configuration, does not work well. In my laptop (Win XP, spanish), the user's ...
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Some strange errors when moving from MikTex on windows to Ubuntu TeX.

I have some tex code that I used to compile successfully (actually, with some 3 non-important warnings) on Windows using MikTex. When I try to compile it on Ubuntu using: tex composition-body.tex I ...
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Installation of GhostView needed before installing MiKTeX?

I want to install MiKTeX 2.9.3959 (on WinXP in order to create PS files). Do I need (or better, should I) install GhostScript and GhostView first, before installing MiKTeX?
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LuaTeX cyrillic hyphenation problems

I am trying to use LuaTeX (LuaLaTeX) in MiKTeX 2.9 and I'm stuck with getting it to load cyrillic hyphenation patterns. I'm quite new to LuaTeX, so maybe there's something special about hyphenation ...
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BibTeX work in Miktex 2.7, but in version 2.8 does not work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In BibTeX say: One or more errors occured! please check the options!, what can I do? In a computer with Miktex 2.7 a run bibtex works very well, but in another computer ...
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Why Windows API 5 error when running initexmf in MiKTeX?

I have a MiKTeX installation running on Windows Vista, and whenever I try to run initexmf, I get the following error message initexmf: Windows API error 5: Access is denied. initexmf: Data: ...
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“Yap: revival of the MiKTeX 2.4 render method”

I see on the MiKTeX page, that "Yap: revival of the MiKTeX 2.4 render method" is planned. What does this mean?
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Can MiKTeX texmf trees contain the equivalent of a “symbolic link”?

I have a few personal class and style files that I keep in a Git repository as they change often. On UNIX-based systems, I simply insert a symbolic link in my texmf tree that points to these files: ...
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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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Graphicspath for MikTeX

Is there a way to specify a \graphicspath that includes all sub-directories? I know I could put all my graphics in a texmf tree, but I'd like to have them in another directory tree. As far as I can ...
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How can I install MiKTeX packages that are not found in the Package Manager? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I manually install a package on MikTex (Windows) I am new to LaTeX and looking to convert my undergraduate thesis to LaTeX format for practice. This community ...
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How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

I'm new to LaTeX, investigating using it for some work projects. I'm using MiKTeX on Windows. My employer's locked-down network blocks the application's automatic installation function. I can take ...
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What is the difference between the basic MiKTeX and the complete MiKTeX?

I am just starting out with LaTeX on Windows XP, and I was advised to install MiKTeX. What would I get in the complete MiKTeX that isn't in basic MiKTeX?
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How do I make links in my pdf to run other programs?

I remember when I installed MiKTeX on my PC, I did it by clicking a series of links in a pdf document, which would run the various installer programs. What (La)TeX commands were used to make that ...