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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 ...
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Externalize graphics when using pgfplots doesn't work (MiKTeX 2.9)

I'm having problems exporting my pgfplots figures to separate files using the externalize command. I get an error, the central point of which seems to be "Please verify that you have enabled system ...
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Replacement for MiKTeX's texify in TeX Live

I used to use the texify command in MiKTeX on Windows. I would, for example, run a command like: texify --pdf --run-viewer file.tex which, as I understand it, would produce a pdf, automatically ...
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How to hyphenate Portuguese in plain TeX?

I'd like to use plain TeX in Portuguese, but I don't know how to hyphenate in this language, or in any other language than English. What do I have to do?
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pdfTex Miktex/Tex Live 2010 version difference

We are having difficulties running PDF-XChange Viewer with pdflatex. With configuration MiKTeX the viewer works fine but with TeX Live 2010 the viewer crashes on windows xp sp3. Any ideas what the ...
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MikTex 2.9 Installation Error: File name database capacity exceeded.

I am trying a complete installation of MikTex 2.9, using 64 bit installer, from a recently downloaded local package directory, all latest versions. During installation, I run across this error "File ...
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LuaLaTeX does not work anymore since last MiKTeX 2.9 update (“fatal format file error”)

I just recently updated Miktex via the update wizard, and after that LuaLaTeX fails to generate any output. At first I thought it would have to do something with SIunitx, because I received an error ...
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Setting up WinEdt 6.0 and MiKTeX to run biblatex and biber

There should be a simple solution to the following problem, but I have failed to find one. I have a fresh installation of WinEdt 6.0 and MiKTeX 2.9. I usually use SumatraPDF for preview, using ...
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How to have access to (or manage) bib files in MiKTeX?

I use Jabref to manage my bibliography database. I also use it with LyX and it's running well. But now I need to use it with MiKTeX and use TeXmaker as an editor. Using my MiKTeX settings I'm trying ...
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Why does picins exist in MikTeX but it does not exist in TeX Live?

If picins is not free, why does it exist in MikTeX?
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What are the advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?

I have been using MiKTeX for a couple of years. I don't know whether it is "wise" to insist on using it. Could you give me a list of advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?
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How do you use style sheets in TeXworks?

How do you choose which .sty file a document uses in TeXworks?
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pgf install error - MiKTeX [closed]

i have this code taken from another question trying to produce a tree: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} \begin{document} \tikzset{edge from parent/.style= {draw, edge from parent path={...
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Installing pgfcore.sty

There is a problem with installing pgfcore.sty file for the beamer package. This file can not be installed from the internet (TeX says file not found) and when I plug this file manually into the ...
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How can I write greek in TexnicCenter with Miktex

Using the standard babel package is compeltely counter-intuitive as the letters in the keyboard do not match the babel package and also the accent is in a different key which makes it impossible to ...
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\addbibresource undefined control sequence with MikTex

I'm using the latest version of MikTex, which comes with biblatex, and I can't get biblatex to work. It breaks in the preamble: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{hyperref} \...
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How to fix the MiKTeX bug about uni-wtal-ger / uni-wtal-get? [closed]

I encountered the exact problem as MikTeX 2.9 without list of packages in settings program. Now I figure out it may be a bug of MiKTeX. It misnamed one package. The correct package should be uni-...
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Problem with mk4ht [closed]

I'm trying to compile my .tex file to html, suitable for conversion to an ebook. I'm using the following command: C:\...\write-up>mk4ht htlatex diss.tex 'xhtml,charset=utf-8,pmathml' ' -cunihtf -...
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MikTeX 2.8 Update Error “Windows API error 87”

I was happily updating packages when the following error appeared: Error: Windows API error 87: The parameter is incorrect. The full update report with this error at the very end is as follows: ...
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MikTeX 2.9 without list of packages in settings program [closed]

Today I updated MikTeX and the process aborted. After that, the program does not show the list of packages in the update (admin) program. I changed the package repository address and the program ...
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MikTex Packages Download Failure

I've just installed the Basic version of MikTex 2.9 When i compile a file using pdflatex , it attempts to download the package "miktex-zzdb1-2.9.tar.lzma" . It takes about 2-3 mins . Then it proceeds ...
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Is there a way to use long or Unicode filepaths with texify?

I use MiKTeX and it’s TeXworks and there is the command for making XeLaTeX+MakeIndex+BiBTeX at once. This uses texify and when your file is somewhere in the directory tree where there are non-standard ...
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Libertine fonts not working in ConTeXt

In a previous question about vertical rhythm, I was pointed at ConTeXt, which I am now trying to use. I first took the step from LaTeX to luaLaTeX in order to get simplified font selection and the ...
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beamer doesn't work after upgrading to MiKTeX 2.9 – 20 error messages

After upgrading to MiKTeX 2.9 my beamer files stopped working. The code: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} Hello \end{frame} \end{document} Gives some 20 errors and two ...
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Which Windows TeX package goes well with TexMaker ?

I'm trying to setup my Windows 7 box with LaTeX. I had installed TexMaker 3.0, but I later found out I had to install a TeX Package (like MikTeX/TeXLive) before installing TexMaker. My question is ...
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How to install Beamer in Windows XP using LyX

I installed LyX on Windows XP, but when I attempt to load a file which uses beamer it says MikTeX does not have it! What to do? (I have MikteX 2.7) I am trying to update MikTeX, but when ...
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How do I find which pgf version I have installed on Windows (MikTeX)?

I'm not sure how to find which version of pgf with MikTeX installed on my computer (Windows 7 - 64 bit).
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How do I use LuaTex in MikTeX?

I am using MikTeX 2.9 version and although the manual says I can use LuaTeX, there is nothing in the TeXworks menu. I can see all the other members of the TeX family but none for LuaTeX. Can someone ...
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Why does \jobname give asterisks/stars instead of spaces, and how do I fix this?

When I LaTeX a file named test 1.tex with the code \edef\temp{\jobname.txt}\show\temp, I get > \temp=macro: ->test*1.txt. This seems to work fine with LaTeX's internal commands, but if I then ...
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Get MiKTeX dvips to embed fonts found in EPS file [closed]

I have some EPS figures embedded in a LaTeX document. When I run dvips on the .dvi file I get complaints like this: dvips.exe: Font TimesTen-Roman used in file ./fig01-01.eps is not in the mapping ...
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Problems installing LaTeX packages

I'm running TeXnicCenter 1.0 and have just started in LaTeX. I have managed to get text in, get a lot of the formatting commands working and have rendered to pdf. It's awesome. My problem is packages, ...
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Oldstylenums with Latin Modern (MiKTeX 2.9)

I'd like do get the nice oldstyle-numbers in my entire document. (Would there be a reason not to want them anywhere in a literature paper?) I use pdfTeX 1.40.11 via MiKTeX 2.9 and Latin Modern (...
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How do I change styles in markdown2pdf?

I'm a markdown user, and am just getting my feet wet in latex for PDF creation. I'm using Pandoc and MikTex on Windows 7. The following command gives me a nice PDF document: markdown2pdf myfile....
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LaTeX doesn't pick up changes to style file

I installed the widetext package and was happily using it until I decided to edit the style file widetext.sty. Happily, LaTeX immediately picked up the changes and compiled correctly. I then decided ...
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Problem with generating Reference list (no bbl file generated?)

I am just starting with LaTeX so I am sure I have made a bunch of silly mistake on the way. But as of yesterday I am stuck with no solution. So here is a bit of background: Win7, installed MikeTex (...
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Problem with running proTeXt.exe file in Windows Vista

I downloaded the self extracting proTeXt.exe file from http://ftp.sun.ac.za/ftp/CTAN/systems/windows/protext/ which finished after quite a while in Windows Vista. It went on well until almost the end ...
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How to get a list of all available (TTF-) Fonts with XeTeX?

Very neat that I can use any available Truetype font on my Windows machine with MikTeX and XeTeX. %!TEX TS-program = xelatex %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{...
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Why are all languages selected by default in MiKTeX's Settings (Admin)?

Why are all languages selected by default in the MiKTeX 2.9 Settings (Admin)? In my experience in the previous MiKTeX distributions, only a few languages were selected by default. Is there any ...
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Adding language to MiKTeX installation

My native language is Serbian and it is included in MiKTeX distribution for Windows. However, there is only latin version of it, and I'd like to use cyrillic Serbian. I tried searching the Internet ...
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texify: how to invoke bibtex8 instead of bibtex?

Suppose that I need to run bibtex8.exe -B -c cp1251.csf or something like that in order to produce correct bibliography list; cp1251.csf comes with the gost package but it makes no difference in the ...
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Texify and `--output-directory`

I'd like to tell texify to place compiled output (i.e., .pdf in my case) in the parent directory (I'm using MikTeX 2.8 on Vista32). I run the following: texify --pdf --clean --tex-option=--output-...
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pdflatex.ini missing - but it's there (MikTeX) [closed]

When I try to compile the .tex-file, I get an error, telling me that the pdflatex.ini is missing in \tex\config\pdflatex.ini. I went looking into the directory - and the file is there. But TeXWorks ...
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Texmf tree with MikTeX + Vista32?

This post is a follow-up to my post Using subfiles package with .sty files. Answering that post, a couple people suggested I build a local texmf tree. I've hunted around and it seems that this is ...
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GUI framework error after Update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix the error "GUI framework cannot be initialized" with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX? Yesterday I updated all packages via the Miktex 2.8 update funktion. ...
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Stop non-English documentation returns from `mthelp`?

How do I stop non-English documentation returns from mthelp? mthelp graphicx returns a Polish manual. mthelp amsldoc returns an Italian manual. How do I stop this? How do I get a hold of the English ...
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Flashcards class installed incompletely on MiKTeX

I don't have much experience with low-level LaTeX. MiKTeX (my version is basic-miktex-2.9.3972) always installed needed packages "on-the-fly". Trying to compile a document using 1.0.1 version of ...
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MikTex error for PNG images when trying to produce DVI

I have a tex file with \includegraphic elements for some PNG images. I use MikTeX on Windows and the PDF is fine. Now, I need a DVI so I tried using: \pdfoutput=0 This creates a DVI, but only after I ...
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Is TeXLive 2010 faster than MiKTeX 2.9? [closed]

Some guys say that TeXLive 2010 compiles faster than MikTeX 2.9, while others say that this is not true and say that the speed of the two systems is similar. What do you think? Please explain your ...
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'fontspec' package problem with XeLaTeX in MiKTeX 2.9

Recently, I updated to MiKTeX 2.9, and after this the xelatex compiler fails when compiling documents with the fontspec package included. In other words, the following code won't compile: \...