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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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miktex does not autoinstall via texmaker

MikTeX on the command line automatically installs missing packages, but when I run latex via TeXMaker, it does not. How can I achieve that?
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How to set -dAutoRotatePages#/None in MikTeX

I'm using MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 7. I understand one needs to tell GS explicitly not to auto rotate pages by supplying: -dAutoRotatePages#/None as parameter to ps2pdf (or gswin32c, as indicated ...
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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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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 install titlesec and secsty packages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I update my TeX distribution? How can I change the package repository? Please help me to install packages. When I install the options for random repository ...
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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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Undefined \pgfsetpath: is tikz or Miktex update responsible [closed]

I run the following simple example using MikTeX 2.9 (complete installation) that is regularly updated (this is one of the first examples in TikZ manual): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Luapath broke after upgrading miktex

I had my miktex 2.9 working fine with lualatex. I went in and somewhere modified some file so that I could add my own module paths. After upgrading some packages using the miktex upgrade tool my latex ...
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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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Yap viewer getting slow [closed]

I switched recently from MikTeX 2.5 to MiKTeX 2.9 version for latex compilation. I'm getting the below issue with Yap viewer. Performance of Yap viewer is very slow in opening and browsing through ...
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colorlinks option of hyperref with TeXnicCenter doesn't work [closed]

I am new to the hyperref package. When I am not using the colorlinks option, it works well. (Loading other options like pdfborder presents no problem.) But, once I load the colorlinks option, the ...
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Problem using package 'algorithmic':: LaTeX-Result: 0 Error(s), 0 Warning(s), 0 Bad Box(es), 0 Page(s) [closed]

I am relatively new to LaTeX, and I am having problems with using the algorithmic package. Whenever I add the command, \usepackage{algorithmic} and try to build the document, the number pages ...
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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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How to run latexmk with LuaTeX on Windows?

This is a bit of a follow-up question to: Is there latexmk functionality for LuaTeX? I am trying to setup latexmk on Windows 7 together with LuaTeX but it does not work for some unknown reason. ...
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Problem with custom auxiliary file and tex4ht

I have a LaTeX file that's working very well with pdflatex. I want to turn it into HTML, so I'm using tex4ht (under MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7). I've already gotten around some problems (the old graphics ...
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Trying to typset Persian(Farsi) with MikTeX - expl3.sty not found [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Latest MiKTeX-Update broke XeLaTeX with fontspec I am a new user of LaTeX. I have installed MikTeX 2.9 and my editor is: TeXnic. Actually, I installed the xepersian ...
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Relocate MiKTeX 2.9?

On my Windows 7, 64-bit machine MiKTeX lives in C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9. I'd like to move it to D:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9. Is there a mostly painless way to do so, or should I just reinstall?
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Error when using the python package

I am very new to LaTeX. I need to run python package in LaTeX but I can't. I use MiKTeX 2.9 under Windows 7 but the programs gives me this error: Latex error: ! I can't find file ...
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MiKTeX: “Font ccicons at 600 not found”

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXnicCenter 1.0-RC1 (Windows 7) and try to compile the following minimal code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{ccicons} \begin{document} ...
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Install pbox with MikTex 2.9

I'm trying to install the pbox package on my MiKTeX 2.9 installation, and failing miserably. The miktex package manager fails with the message "Remote file not found". I got the package from ...
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Package repository down, how to relocate?

I would like to use the function of TeXnicCenter 1.0, where is automatically downloads missing packages used. The problem is, that the repository it wants to download from does not exist anymore (the ...
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Can't create pdf in Lyx

I am a third year math student and I decided to start writing in TEX. I installed Lyx 2.0 and wrote a new document, when I tried to export using the option "PDF(ps2pdf)" I got an error: lyx cannot ...
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Strange behaviour debugging a document with AUCTeX-GNUEmacs in math mode

When I try to compile this document \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} A simple fraction with an error $\frac{a}{b$ \end{document} I obviously get an error because there ...
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Errors when using dot2texi in MikTeX

I receive errors in log file while trying to compile the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} \usepackage{dot2texi} \begin{document} ...
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Including pdf figures in Latex document using TexnicCenter

I am sorry if I missed anywhere the obvious answer to my problem, but after searching several hours for a solution I am a bit lost... I am using Texniccenter and MikTex under Windows Vista to create ...
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Windows API error 5: “Access is denied” when trying to compile TikZ picture

I installed PGF but are unable to compile the following document: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0,0) --(1,2); \end{tikzpicture} ...
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GSView Open file's Error: /invalidfileaccess in /findfont

I use GSview to open a .ps file and got errors as: GSview 5.0 2012-01-17 GPL Ghostscript 9.05 (2012-02-08) Copyright (C) 2010 Artifex Software, Inc. All rights reserved. This software comes with NO ...
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New to MiKTeX: Errors when updating and compiling [closed]

I've just migrated from MacTeX (on 10.7) to MiKTeX 2.9 (Windows 7) and I'm getting some pretty nonproductive errors. I'm using the "Basic" MiKTeX install (via basic-miktex-2.9.4407.exe) and I have ...
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Using MikTex Portable, TexMaker, and Asymptote from a USB drive [closed]

I installed MikTex Portable on a USB drive, along with Texmaker. These are configured properly (TexMaker uses MikTex to compile LaTeX documents to PDF's). Now, I'm trying to install Asymptote as well, ...
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Pdflatex problem with Texstudio and Miktex 2.9

I'm trying to build a tex file with TeXstudio 2.3 (and MikTeX 2.9 installed separately), which builds with no problem using LEd. When I run pdflatex with TeXstudio, I get the error message (and thus ...
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Where is mp.exe in MikTeX 2.9?

I am a a retired software engineer and a newbie on this site. Please execuse me for the naiveness in my question. I am using Windows, XP and Vista. Other OS's are not affordable to me for now. I used ...
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Problems with CJK in MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7

I have always had a problem with the proper configuration of the CJK package. Here is a sample file that I would normally try to compile. ...
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How to configure ps2pdf in MiKTeX portable?

I'm using MiKTeX portable 2.9 with TexStudio in Windows 7 without administrator permission. When I try to use ps2pdf, I get the following error: "mgs.exe is not recognizable as an internal or ...
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LuaTeX font database cannot be created in MiKTeX 2.9 [closed]

Quite in a hurry I am trying to setup MiKTeX 2.9 on the computer of a friend of mine. We started with the portable version but the problem is the same in the normal install. Before the compilation ...
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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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Using the erdc with MiKTeX on Windows (trouble with mathgifg and font setup)

I'm trying to use the erdc class for a document I've been typesetting, which currently uses the memoir class. erdc depends on mathgifg, which in turn requires Fraklin Gothic and Georgia fonts, which ...
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How to add a custom .sty file to MiKTeX Portable?

How do I add a custom .sty file to MiKTeX Portable? Adding it to .\tex\latex\misc and then refreshing the database doesn't work -- Xetex still avoids searching for the file altogether, outside of the ...
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What hyper referencing package is compatible with MiKTeX 1.20e?

I am looking for the basic functionality of the hyperref in a package that would be compatible with MiKTeX 1.20e. (This is needed for uploading files to an organization which supports MiKTeX 1.20e but ...
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md-chr7y source file could not be found

I am trying to build a document with pdflatex (MikTeX) but it fails. It seems to be the used font on the title page. The error is as follows: miktex-makemf: The md-chr7y source file could not be ...
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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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An issue when using TeXnicCenter Alpha and Adobe Reader 10

I use TeXnicCenter Alpha, DDE control TeXnicCenter, MikteX 2.7, Adobe Reader 10, and Windows 7. Whenever I build, the log file reads "undefined !control sequence" and whenever I output the file, the ...
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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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Why does TeX Live's pdflatex produce smaller PDFs than MiKTeX's pdflatex?

When building my master thesis, I've found that the size of the produced PDF differs if I use Tex Live on Ubuntu compared to MiKTeX on Windows; for the latter, the size is about 50% greater (from ...
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Setting TEXMFHOME variable when using Miktex portable

Apparently Miktex sometimes doesn't properly set the TEXMFHOME variable, or rather leaves it empty, even though you manually add folders to the "root" list and refresh the file name database. So how ...
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Windows 7: problem with TeXnicCenter, MiKTeX2.9

Please help! They have updated my computer to Windows 7, and I have tried to reinstall MiKTeX2.9 and TeXnicCenter. When I run a LaTeX program, it tries to install 412 files from CTAN, and I get the ...
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How are the default Execution Modes set up in WinEdt? [closed]

I'm using portable MiKTeX and when I set up the Execution Modes pointing to it, it works just fine. However, every time I change the computer the defaults are reverted to the C:\ drive and I have to ...
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MiKTeX portable fontconfig file location configuration

I moved MiKTeX portable to another directory, and after that there are issues with loading fontconfig. Specifically, when compiling with xelatex, fontconfig cannot be loaded. Its location is ...
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How to install the xpatch package in MiKTeX?

This is a follow up question to \nameref only shows reference as a red rectangle, no name in it. In the answers to the question cited @Werner suggested to have the package xpatch installed so that ...
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Calculations ignored on a fresh MiKTeX install

On a fresh MiKTeX 2.9 install, previously working piece of code \begin{tabular}{>{}p{9em}p{\linewidth-12em}} is not working anymore — -12em is being outputted in table row fields instead of ...