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Using the command window to convert LaTeX to HTML [closed]

I am trying to convert a LaTeX file to HTML. I have tried to do this by typing cmd into the search bar of the START menu. When the black background box comes up, I type in htlatex filename.tex where ...
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Problem getting preview to work in Auctex on Windows 7

I'm trying to get preview of math formulas to work in AUCTeX. When running M-x preview-buffer on simple test document I get the following error: Preview-DviPS finished at Wed Dec 28 00:53:14 DviPS ...
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Using htlatex to convert LaTeX to HTML

I appear to have htlatex and htxelatex already installed on my computer. However when I try to run them, it comes up with the message, 'I can't write on file 'texput.log'' I am trying to convert a ...
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Custom Header Directory

On Windows Vista, I created a custom directory C:\MikTex\tex\latex\myheader for all my header files (mostly just .tex). Now I've installed Windows 7 and I can't seem to work out how I did it the last ...
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texify or latexmk?

MiKTeX 2.9 comes with both and they apparently do the same thing. I was wondering what the difference between them is (if any) and which one is preferable for large documents.
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PSTricks raises an error while using RightAngleType=german

I moved some files from one computer to another. The first computer was able to compile all the files without errors. The second computer is not able to compile these files as soon as a I change the ...
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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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How to make the rmligs script available globally on Windows?

Hopefully on-topic as about "(La)TeX related software and tools" I just learned about the rmligs script. Since it isn't available through MiKTeX (and neither through TeX Live), I downloaded the ...
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Difference between - and -​- in compiling options

In running MiKTeX What is the difference between -shell=escape and --shell-escape What is the difference between -synctex=1, --synctex=1, and --synctex=-1
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How can I enable write 18 on a MikTeX installation

I have tried my best, but don't seem to get this one right. How do I enable shell escape in MikTeX? Why XeLaTeX comes with a default for shell escape but not LaTeX?
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MiKTeX Portable can't open Beamer theme

I have a Beamer theme called beamerthemeMittweida.sty that's not available in a package. At home I just copied the .sty to Miktex\tex\latex\beamer, then updated all packages and I was able to use the ...
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error: pdflatex.exe: the memory dump file could not be found

I've seen this question on a closed post on this forum, but the answer given there does not solve my problem. I'm an unexperienced LaTeX user, using TeXnicCenter, and MikTeX 2.9 on 64-bit Windows 7. ...
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I got an error "stata.sty not found [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows) I got the error : file stata.sty not found. I am using MiKTeX 2.9, Texmaker in Windows 7. I followed the ...
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Using psplot, graphs won't appear on page 2

The following code seems to work (I'm using Texmaker and MiKTeX): \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-plot} \begin{document} \begin{center} ...
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MiKTeX, TeXnicCenter and “cancel” package - errors [closed]

EDIT2: I answered it below. I had duplicate of my cancel.sty where my .tex file was. That made some troubles (obviously). EDIT: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[croatian]{babel} ...
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lingtrees on Miktex [closed]

I'm using MikTex 2.9 on Windows 7. I also have python 2.7 installed and added to my path. I'm trying to install and use lingtrees to draw syntax trees. Unfortunately it doesn't have a MikTex ...
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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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MiKTeX and missing repositories

The list of repositories in the installer is much smaller than listed on the web site. Why? In particular, there are no Australian repositories listed in the Installer but they are on the website. ...
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How to run updmap-sys after installing cm-super?

My original question was: How to improve rendering The answer that seems suitable to my cause is to install cm-super. I did that (using package manager [winxp 32 bit, MikTex installation 2.9 recently ...
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TeXnicCenter with MikTeX fails to render many symbols, such as \nsubseteq

I am new to LaTeX (sort of) and my fresh installation of TeXnicCenter with MikTeX doesn't recognize many symbols. For example: \nsubseteq, \subseteqq and \nsubseteqq (and the superset counterparts). ...
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Tex4ht under MiKTeX: How to convert multiple tex files

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and installed the miktex-tex4ht-base2.9 in order to convert my LaTeX files into HTML. I just updated everything before starting so I should have the latest packages for ...
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How to use latexmk in Windows with MikTex and Winedt

I am using Windows 7 x64 with MikTex and WinEdt. I just found latexmk has the function for continuous preview when we type latex document. I would like to know if this works if I type my latex ...
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SyncTeX wrongly placed when XeTeX called with -aux-directory [closed]

I am using MikTeX 2.9 and compiling "hello.tex" containing: \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} text \end{document} with: xelatex --synctex=1 --aux-directory=auxdir hello.tex produces a ...
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TeXnicCenter & MiKTeX – “directory where the executable is located”?

I have a 64-bit System running Windows 7. I installed MiKTeX and then tried to install the TeXnicCenter editor. All went well until I clicked on the TeXnicCenter icon on my desktop and was asked ...
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Getting strange error with MiKTeX when trying to use “kpfonts” package

I'm getting the following error when trying to compile the following very minimal example with MiKTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{kpfonts} \begin{document} test ...
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Using MiKTeX and TeX Live on the same computer?

Is there anything I should be aware of if I want to install MiKTeX and TeX Live on the same computer? Are there any problems, any incompatabilities? Is it even possible? I imagine there could be some ...
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problem with polyglossia after update of MiKTeX 2.9 packages [closed]

I updated all MiKTeX packages today (2011-10-11) and my files no longer compile. I traced the problem to the polyglossia package. Even an empty file won't compile: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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Use MiKTeX option through latexmk

When I use MiKTeX normally, I call this: pdflatex --aux-directory="C:\Users\doncherry\Documents\LaTeX\AUXI_global" foo.tex For latexmk outputting pdf (via pdfLaTeX) with continuous previewing, my ...
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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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Problem including PDF 1.6 files in XeTeX with MikTeX

Here's the MWE for my problem: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Adobe Garamond} \begin{document} text \begin{figure} \centering ...
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What is the preferable setup for MiKTeX to keep all packages up-to-date easily?

By default, MiKTeX is set up for all users to the folder C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9 However, packages added on-the-fly go to the folder C:\Users\CurrentUser\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9 (in case of ...
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No building file; No LaTeX=>PDF

I installed MiKTeX 2.8 and TeXnicCenter on a friend's PC. There seems to be a quite weird issue. There seems to be missing the option "LaTeX=>PDF". Clicking on the arrow to select the output file ...
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miktex can't find udmj.cfg

I'm trying very hard to compile the minimal document in this example. I just want to use CJK on my Windows install of Miktex and it always fails with this message: miktex-makemf: The udmj source file ...
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XeLaTeX compilation of Alessandro Plasmati's CV example fails

I am trying to compose a CV of mine like this resource link here!, but facing issues with compilations. Could you pls help me out? Related known question-in-stackexchange. On Win XP, MikTex 2.9 and ...
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How can I install a .cls file with MikTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows) I am new to LaTeX, but need to write up a report pretty soon. Anyway, the instruction for authors state that I ...
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beamer class on MikTex2.9

I'm having a hard time getting MikTex ready to produce \documentclass{beamer} Documents. The MikTex-package-manager says that "beamer" is already installed. I de-installed and installed it again, ...
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How can I fix the error “GUI framework cannot be initialized” with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX?

I don't know what I've done, but all of a sudden I am unable to compile any document which uses the geometry package. Minimal (non)-working example: \documentclass[11pt]{article} ...
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Problem Installing MiKTeX 2.9 under Windows XP Pro

Every time I try to install the full distribution of MiKTeX 2.9 under Windows XP Pro, I get the following error message. Installation: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9 Loading package database... starting ...
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How can I generate PDF metadata from LaTeX?

I am writing a document using LaTeX and generating PDF. Can anybody tell me how I can generate the PDF metadata, e.g. author or title, from LaTeX? On Windows XP, I am using MikTex's texify to ...
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Which IDE/Editor and “compiler” do you use for TeX/LaTeX? - How do macros work? [closed]

I've been using LaTeX for a few weeks now, with TeXworks, and have found it quite frustrating. I'm running MiKTeX 2.8 on Windows 7 x64 with TeXworks 0.3. Reasons why I find TeX frustrating: Very ...
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What to download, proTeXt or MiKTeX?

What exactly is included in the proTeXt's 1.1GB package and why would you rather download that compared to just downloading the humble 170MB MiKTeX basic install? Also, why is proTeXt's file size so ...
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How to use 'makeglossaries'?

I try to make a glossary with the glossaries package. I understand that I have to run makeglossaries to display the glossary. (according to this link: "Processing the file will have to include a call ...
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Bibtex and Miktex: A bibliography program (empty) bbl file

There are quite few posts with the same problem and I think I tried all of them, and couldn't solve the issue. I am using a thesis template and Texmaker on Ubuntu, so, I guess following lines ...
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missing file from the package symbol

I'm using TeXworks for writing a book in LaTex based on the Springer Template available on http://www.springer.com/authors/book+authors?SGWID=0-154102-12-417900-0 During the first test of their ...
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Can't compile LaTeX document when glossaries package is used (fatal error) [closed]

I just followed the instructions for setting up TeXnicCenter to work with the glossaries package as described at latex-community.org. I am trying to create a list of acronyms, however, I will not be ...
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How to install syntax highlight package minted on Windows 7?

I followed the instruction from this link: http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/minted/ Firstly, I install Python 2.7, then create a folder named Scripts in the directory: ...
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How to constrain text to a rectangle in tikzpicture?

I have a list of rectangular blocks that have a text, color, and size (y start, y size, x start, and x size). I want the text to be in the center of the rectangle, such that it does not go outside of ...
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hyperref package - link boxes are too small (overlap the text)

The boxes the hyperref package creates around links in my document are too small, hiding out the characters. I'm using latex to get a DVI, then dvi2pdfm to get a PDF. Both from MikTex 2.8. ...
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MikTek Installation error = File name database capacity exceeded

Downloaded latest MikTEK July 7,2011. Attempted 'Complete' installation. Received the following error: "File name database capacity exceeded". I then attempted 'Basic' installation and was ...
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New map file with MikTeX

I am new to MikTeX. I have set up a texmf tree and included that into MikTeX (works OK because the style files are found). But the font in that directory cannot be used yet, because the pdftex.map ...