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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 LaTeX-...
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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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Problem with Miktex installation [duplicate]

my miktex distribution has started playing up! Everything compiled yesterday, but after an automatic update, it has started to do funny things. It doesn't seem to be able to find the amsmath package ...
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A MiKTeX update removed amsmath as obsolete – can I use another package or get it back?

I have a problem with amsmath package. After an update this package was removed because it was obsolete. But what package can use instead of amsmath?
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Sweave: run a bat file in Windows 7

When I run a RNW file inside RStudio compilation is working. But when I try to run the same RNW file through a BAT file, compilation is not working. I am a Win 7 user, using MixTex... Actually my ...
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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} %\usepackage{...
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Metapost crashes when adding tex labels

I am using Miktex 2.9 (64-bit) and TexnicCenter when compiling Metapost (version 1.504). My files will compile fine without labels. When I try to add a tex label, metapost crashes. I NEED HELP PLEASE! ...
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--aux-directory simulation on Texlive [duplicate]

I use TeX Live and as you know --aux-directory works only on MiKTeX, is there any way to simulate --aux-directory=dir. Also I think that TeX Live and MiKTeX are the only distributions. Why are they ...
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MikTex Portable + Texmaker not supporting EPS [duplicate]

Keep in mind, I am a beginner to LaTeX in general and not skilled in command lines. MiKTeX Portable and TeXmaker are installed on my portable drive. TeXmaker has been properly configured to use ...
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MikTex Package Update Issue on Windows 8

I have been using MikTex on Windows XP and 7 for few months now and I faced no issues in installing packages that needs to be done on the fly. However, with Windows 8, the packages are not updated at ...
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latexdiff problem in MikTex 2.8 after update: “Perl script not found” [closed]

Some days ago, I've updated my Miktex 2.8 installation (on Windows 7). However, since doing that I have problems with latexdiff (it did work before). When I run it, I get: latexdiff: the Perl script ...
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Error: TexStudio “Could not start command”

I just installed TeXstudio 2.5.2 and compiled the following \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \end{document} but I get this error Error: Could not start the command: "/usr/texbin/pdflatex" -...
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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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Where to save custom .bst files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX I'm trying to create my first bibliography with BibTeX. I want to use the Geological Society of America's .bst file for my style. I'm ...
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MiKTeX can't find fkob.cfg [closed]

I'm trying to compile this document. I am using Winedt 7, MiKTeX under Windows 7 pro 64 bits. This is the message I get the error below. ------ LaTeX document --------------------------------------...
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How can I get my LaTeX set up on Emacs/AUCTeX to use the -file-line-error option when calling pdfTeX [duplicate]

I have been puzzling over this for the past few hours and can't quite figure it out. I am using AUCTeX 11.87 and MiKTeX 2.9 on Emacs 24.2 (obtained from Vincent Goulet with AUCTeX pre-packaged): I ...
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Weird message on dvi mode [closed]

I am getting the following message when I visualize in dvi mode: MiKTeX Problem Report Message: Some PostScript specials could not be rendered. Data: Error: /undefined in H.S Operand stack: --...
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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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Change from MiKTeX to TeX Live

I'm basically a noob when it comes to dealing with packages and TeX distributions. I currently have both MiKTeX and TeX Live installed with MiKTeX as the default distribution (I think), but I would ...
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MikTeX and TeXStudio portables both unpacked to usb flash drive. Now What?

I downloaded the portable packages of MikTex and TeXStudio, and unpacked them onto usb flash drive. I do not understand what to do next to configure the TeXstudio to use or work with the MikTeX. I ...
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Libertine/Biolinum suddenly missing/corrupted?

I'm working with Miktex 2.9 64 Bit on Windows 8 with Texniccenter. Up until yesterday I compiled all my documents without any problems. Today everything seems fine, too, I did not run any Miktex ...
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No LaTeX in MiKTeX TeXworks

I don't have the option of compiling using LaTeX engine in TeXworks, which I installed from MiKTeX. Take a look at the options I have: How do I compile that TeX document using LaTeX?
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xy-eps-converted-to.pdf not found - wrong filename?

I'm trying to include an EPS file into a PDF file using MikTex 2.9 under Windows 8. Everything else LaTex related works like a charm. pdflatex keeps complaining about a missing xy-eps-converted-to....
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How to install fonts from the LaTeX font catalogue?

How can I install both fonts in the page http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/garamondx/ to work together? My attempt so far was installing both as OpenType system fonts and using XeLaTeX with no success. ...
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Different behaviour in BaKoMa TeX and MiKTeX

I am trying to use the resume template by David Grant. I have put both the .tex file and the shading.sty file together in one folder. When I use BakomaTeX (v 9.83) to convert the .tex file to PDF I ...
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TeX fails to generate output with Hebrew text: Jerusalem font metric file missing

I have MiKTeX installed on a Windows machine. I have this simple document, where I'm trying to use Hebrew: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{ucs} % package to add unicode support \...
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Where is amsfont.sty and how do I install it for MiKTeX? [closed]

I am trying to use \mathbb. It seems that this command requires \usepackage{amsfont}. But as soon as I use this package, my MikTeX 2.9 installation complains that it doesn't find amsfont.sty. So ...
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What are the forbidden characters in file name with XeLaTeX [closed]

I was wondering what are the forbidden characters in file name using XeLaTeX. I know that the forbidden characters for Windows files are \ / ? : * " > < | Also, I have found another character ...
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How to expand source files when installing packages using MiKTeX

When installing packages using the MiKTeX Package Manager, there is usually a file placed in texmf\source whose name ends in -src.tar.bz2 (or sometimes -src.cab). These compressed files generally ...
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Multiple windows pop up when compiling PDFs (LyX) [closed]

To view my document in LyX (Windows), I click the view button and it compiles a PDF. But it does this by opening multiple (around but not always 5) instances/windows of the same PDF file in Acrobat ...
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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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Problem with \usepackage{glossaries}

\documentclass{report} \usepackage{datatool} \usepackage{glossaries} \makeglossaries \begin{document} \chapter{Hello} \section{First Section} Hello World \newglossaryentry{electrolyte}{name=...
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How many packages do MiKTeX and TeX Live contain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How many LaTeX classes and packages are there (say, on CTAN)? Where can I find the total package count for TeX Live 2012 and MiKTeX 2.9?
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yrcmex10 problem AFTER December 5, 2012 [closed]

I updated MiKTeX and everything. I get this: (C:\Users\Bora\Desktop\aaa\12.23.2011.aux)Trying to make PK font yrcmex10 at 600 DPI... Running miktex-makemf.exe... miktex-makemf: The yrcmex source file ...
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Packages not recognised and no output produced [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix the error “GUI framework cannot be initialized” with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX? I am using MiKTex with TexnicCenter (the 32bit version) and whenever I try ...
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epstopdf suddenly stopped working

I'm trying to compile some .tex files in WinEdt 7 with pdfLaTeX using MikTex 2.9. I have a lot of eps figures and was previously using epstopdf in the preamble without any problems. But for some ...
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Suddenly having problems installing packages [closed]

Ever since I started using LaTeX, I've used the Package Manager that came with MiKTeX to install new packages. Tonight, I went to install a package multiple times and was told that I couldn't connect ...
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MikTeX 2.9: libertine suddenly broken [closed]

MikTeX 2.9: 'libertine' seems to have broken at some point today (9 Dec leading into 10 Dec). The following code should produce some material in libertine: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \...
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MiKTeX (x64) on WIndows 8 Qt Error

I recently installed MiKTeX (x64) on WIndows 8 and fully upgraded it. In multiple occasions, such as invoking xetex, it prompts an error Qt: Untested Windows version 6.2 detected! Also the GUI of ...
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MiKTeX trying to create PK fonts that already exist

Just as a preface: I'm still very new to Latex. So I have a package that I wrote to work on top of the base letter class to add some custom functionality (letterhead, fonts, formatting, etc.) On the ...
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Location of .bst files

I'm using Windows, and I found my .bst files (such as plain.bst) inside the directory MiKTeX 2.8/bibtex/bst/base. If I want to add a new .bst file of my own, should I add it into this directory, or ...
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Adding packages to TeXnicCenter

I am having problems with the packages in a document I am trying to compile, specifically natbib.sty and fancyhdr.sty. I have both of these on my computer, but I don't think that TeXnicCenter is ...
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Weird spacing with DejaVu Sans Mono with MiKTeX's XeLaTeX

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{DejaVu Serif} \setsansfont{DejaVu Sans} \setmonofont{DejaVu Sans Mono} \begin{document} Hello World! \textsf{Hello World!} \...
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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} \usepackage{...
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Texlipse - Preview document fails: “viewer> Can't find a file with extension” [closed]

I recently installed the Texlipse plugin for Eclipse and MiKTex on Windows 7. My builder settings were automatically set to point to the correct location of the MiKTex exe's. And as far as I can tell ...
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Language (hyphenation patterns) not available

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 on windows7. When compiling with pdflatex, I get the following warning from Babel (which is discussed elsewhere No hyphenation patterns were loaded for the language): Package ...
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Updating a .cls file with MiKTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows) I recently installed MiKTeX 2.9 and also installed a .cls-file. I did this by copying the .cls-file to the ...
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MiKTeX, and custom classes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX OK, so today is the very first time I've decided to try using TeX, and I have a few questions. I've finally, after much fussing around, ...
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How to use Cambria with MiKTeX 2.8?

I'm trying to use Cambria in an article; I'm using Windows (XP, but I have the font installed), MiKTeX 2.8 and WinEdt 6.0. (Yes, I know Cambria is not available on all machines, but it's not a concern ...
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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, ...