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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 ...
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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} ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...