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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} \end{...
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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. \documentclass[jcp,aip,preprint,superscriptaddress]{revtex4-1}...
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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 ...
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Cannot get apa6 style to work in (MiK)TeX

I am a new LaTeX user, and I followed some guides on the internet to set up MiKTeX + Texmakerx on Windows Vista. As I am doing a PhD in Psychology, I wanted to use the new APA6 class. So I opened the ...
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Biblatex + Biber + Texmaker + MiKTeX

Will someone please help me to both configure Texmaker and use it so that I can use the backend=biber option with biblatex package. I am using MiKTeX 2.8 and Texmaker 3.1. Please do not simply tell me ...
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Using Notepad++ with MiKTeX on Windows

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows. So far I've been using LeD to compile my PDFs (using pdflatex). I want to start using Notepad++ to compile my LaTeX PDFs as I've lately become very fond of this editor....
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Windows API Error when running LaTeX over the web (MiKTeX installation) [closed]

I have installed MiKTeX 2.9 on a Windows Server 2003R2 with IIS. I have a CGI program that's internally running the command "latex filename" but this program is failing with an error message ...
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Problem with TeXnicCenter and MikTeX

I had installed MiKTeX 2.7 and TeXnicCenter 1 Stable RC1. I had made my Ph.D. thesis files in that but due to an accident my hard drive is crashed and I have to make my thesis again. I am trying to ...
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LaTeX Error: File 'baposter.cls' not found

It appears when I try to build file in MiKTeX 2.9 I get LaTeX Error: File 'baposter.cls' not found Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name.(Default extension:cls)) Enter file ...
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\printglossaries is not generating anything for me

I'm using the glossaries package with MikTeX 2.9 (using TeXnicCenter as my editor) and my document is setup as follows: \documentclass[ebook,11pt,openany]{memoir} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{...
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Configuring portable TeXstudio to use MiKTeX portable

I have downloaded and installed the portable versions of TeXstudio and MiKTeX for Windows. I assume I now have to map the commands in TeXstudio to the binaries (or the batch files) in MiKTeX. However, ...
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using texlive:latex/pdflatex/xelatex and shebang (jobname)

I'm wondering, why my minimal example (in file shebang.tex) %& -job-name=test \listfiles \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hidiho \end{document} will always (no matter if using latex, ...
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Different color display between Adobe Reader and Yap

Today I have been realized some drawings for my scientific article using PGF. After converting the DVI to the PDF file I have noticed that my grid which has been supposed to be gray was somewhat ...
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Are there any good video tutorials for protex?

I just downloaded and installed MikTex and TexMaker today, and was wondering if you have any advice. I'm starting to read through various wikipedia tutorials, and other guides, but videos would be an ...
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Why is TeXWorks generating corrupted pdfs?

I have installed MikTeX and TeXWorks on my Windows 7 PC. When I edit a .tex file in TexWorks and then save the file as a pdf, the pdf created cannot be opened by Adobe Reader; Reader complains that ...
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How can I install the ocr-a font on MiKTeX 2.9? [closed]

In my previous post Generate random numbers with a specific font I was unable to compile the code given in the discussion because there was an error when compiling which said that (C:\Users\azetina\...
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I cannot run any cmd in WinEdt

I am using WinEdt(Build: 20110315 (v. 6.0)) with MiKTeX(2.9.4282). I have used it for years, it was all OK one hour ago. But now I cannot click the button to run the cmd. I do not know what I did any ...
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How do I make the perl script [makeglossaries] work on WinXP?

I got help yesterday on how to make \makeindex work (see link at bottom). I now realize that it would be better if I could make the perl script makeglossaries work, since I currently have to modify ...
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MikTex Installation Error: File name database capacity exceeded

When trying to do a complete intallation of MikTex 2.8 the setup wizard returns the following error: The operation could not be completed for the following reason: File name database capacity ...
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How do I make [\makeindex] work fully on my WinXP system (works on a different system)

I cannot create glossaries on my WinXP setup of MiKTeX 2.8, which I installed about half a year ago together with a TeXnicCenter from a distribution that I downloaded from TUG. The document does ...
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problems with Venturis ADF and Iwona fonts in MiKTeX

Running \documentclass{article} \usepackage{venturis} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} Hello, World! 0123456789 Hamburgers! \end{document} through pdflatex gives me !pdfTeX error: ...
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How to use WEAVE and TANGLE

I have a MikTeX 2.9 installation on Windows 7. I can use CWEAVE AND CTANGLE with no issues. If I try WEAVE sample.web null.ch sample.tex I get an error WEAVE: Read operation failed. The version ...
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Forward-inverse search using SyncTeX with the precison of a single word

I would like to know if SyncTeX supports forward search and inverse search in a precision of a single word. The "default" implementation in both TeXLive and MikTeX only seems to be able to synchronize ...
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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.