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Beginner Concepts about how latex works

I'm a beginner in latex, I understand that latex requires a Tex editor to compile the code and a distribution to get the libraries installed. However, there are many concepts that still I want expert ...
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Copy packages from old miktex to new miktex

How to copy packages from old miktex 2.8 to new miktex 2.9. I want installing miktex2.9 but I can't download all packages by slow internet,thus I want to copy this packages from installed miktex. ...
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Biber & Biblatex - getting errors when more than one citation [closed]

I am using Texstudio 2.6.4, Miktex 2.9, Biber 1.8 and Biblatex 2.9 on Win7x64. I switched from Natbib to Biblatex as I want to use some of the better citation options in my thesis. I kept getting ...
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Where do I find the source code of beamer in a MiKTeX installation?

I'm looking for the source code of default beamer themes (*.sty) for studying purpose. A file content search for keywords like \setbeamertemplate only returns texworks.exe. If these definitions are ...
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How to share packages [closed]

I have locally created a document and used some packages for that. Is it possible to share this environment with my colleagues, without having them to install miktex and the packages? Solved: I used ...
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Which one to choose? Update (Admin) or Update, Settings (Admin) or Settings?

I am green on MikteX, and would like to have a try on this suprior tool. Environment: Windows 8.1, ProteXt\MikteX 2.9.4533. My Windows 8.1 has two accounts, namely the administrator account and the ...
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Sorted bibliography not displayed [closed]

I have a tex file that was working perfectly with several bibliography parts with different sorting options. It is no longer working! Some bibliography parts are not displayed. My OS is Windows 7 Pro ...
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Update failure, failure to compile and now unable to remove

I use MiKTeX 2.9 along with LyX in Windows 7. Last week I downloaded and updated LyX and it worked fine. After that I tried to update MiKTeX, but it failed or was not properly completed. Since then ...
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LuaTeX and polyglossia -> Warnings

I am using an up-to-date version of MikTeX. As soon as I compile a document with LuaLaTeX and including the package polyglossia I get two warnings: Module luaotfload-main warning: LuaTeX v0.76 ...
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Miktex Package Installation

I recently installed MiKTeX with the texmaker editor and cannot figure out how to update the packages. When I attempt to use the subfigure package with the following preamble ...
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Making MiKteX pdflatex on Windows available to cygwin

I currently have a project with a workflow that uses pandoc in its Makefile to convert text from Markdown to LaTeX to PDF. This requires that a LaTeX engine be present in my path, or specified with ...
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Undefined control sequence by reference LYX, MikTex

For each reference I put in to the document, I get the following error message. What should I do? Undefined control sequence Document Class: scrreprt 2013/12/19 v3.12 KOMA-Script document class ...
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Don't have read permission [closed]

I installed mtpro2 manually but texstudio gave the error Trying to make PK font mt2mit at 720 DPI... Running miktex-makemf.exe... miktex-makemf: The mt2mit source file could not be found. Running ...
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YAP: Permission denied after recompilation

Some time ago I installed MiKTeX 2.9 with TeXnicCenter 2.0 beta (64bit) and YAP 2.9.4206. Since then I've had a problem with recompiling. That is, if YAP is already running and displaying my ...
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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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gnuplottex with windows 8.1

I am having difficulties setting up my system right in order to add the gnuplottex abbility. I followed this tutorial: adding gnuplot capability to latex and also used the mwe posted in this thread. ...
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Texniccenter asking for Proxy Authentification for every compilation

Up to yesterday, Texniccenter was working perfectly until I installed a couple of packages using Miktex 2.9->Maintenance(Admin)->Package Manager(Admin) and now, texniccetner is asking for Proxy ...
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How can I migrate my MiKTeX distro to another computer and keep my packages?

I want to migrate my home distro of MiKTeX to my work desktop and keep all of my installed packages. I want to do this because my workplace blocks my attempts at downloading packages I've included in ...
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Problems setting BIBINPUTS var for MikTex on Windows (.bib file won't read properly)

I'm trying to centralize all my bibliography into one .bib file that lives in: C:\Users\My Name\Documents\GitHub\Bib I'm using MikTex on Windows 7 with the default pdfLaTeX+MakeIndex+BibTeX ...
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MikTeX proxy settings

My computer connects to the internet through a proxy server, for which I have the username and password, but for the life of me I cannot find the location in MikTeX preferences to enter the proxy ...
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How to use Xindy with MiKTeX?

As probably widely is known, the indexing tool Xindy is not included in the TeX distribution MiKTeX. Because MakeIndex does not work well with Unicode, but Xindy does, I therefore have a question: ...
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Why is my TeXnicCenter not compiling and producing any output in PDF?

Today I have just downloaded Basic MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXnicCenter 2.0 Beta (latest version from the website). But my TeXnicCenter is not compiling and producing any output in PDF. It happened before ...
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Bioinfo.cls leads to strange ignoring of header

...as you may observe: Here is my LaTeX code: \documentclass{bioinfo} \pubyear{2014} \copyrightyear{2014} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{natbib} ...
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Y&Y TeX versus TeX Live/MikTeX

I noticed that the formerly commercial Y&Y TeX is available under http://tug.org/yandy/. My question is: compared with a modern MikTeX or TeX Live is there any feature in Y&Y TeX that could be ...
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MetaPost to PDF in Texmaker (miktex)

I am trying to make the MPost command in Texmaker work. I am using the Texmaker in windows 7 with miktex. So far I used the example document below. When using the windows console I was able to use ...
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Using ITRANS postscript fonts with MikTeX2.9

I have followed John Washburn's instructions from the document ITRANS53 Installation Notes with MiKTEX 2.9 (http://www.aczoom.com/files/itrans/mirror/itransi-MiKTeX/itransi-MiKTeX.pdf). I can ...
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balance package not found

I am getting following error in LaTeX Windows version in Wineditor: ! LaTeX Error: File `balance.sty' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: ...
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Trouble with setting up TeXlipse

I have installed TeXlipse in past on several machines, however it seems like something is wrong this time. The only thing different this time is that I am using Windows 8. I have downloaded MiKTeX ...
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TeXLive and MikTeX behave differently in handling BOM

It is a followup of my answer that has been converted to comment (click) posted several decades ago. Shortly speaking, MikTeX does not remove leading BOM but TeXLive does as shown in the following ...
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Configuration of Texmaker to work with MiKTeX Portable

I have MiKTeX Portable on my USB, and I've installed Texmaker on my machine with Windows XP. I cannot find a way to configure Texmaker so that it compiles with MiKTeX portable. It just prompts me ...
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Miktex on windows 8: fatal format file error

I've just freshly installed miktex 2.9 on windows 8. Plain tex seems to work but running latex on a simple file produces This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9) (Fatal format file ...
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What is MiKTeX Cairo? How about MikTeX Graphite2?

I am finally updating my MiKTeX installation, and I noticed that the wizard wants to install something called miktex-cairo-.... miktex-graphite2-... What are they?
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Check if TeX installed is MikTeX

Is there a way to check from command line whether tex and other commands belong to MiKTeX or some other distribution (I want to only (require 'tex-mik) in Emacs initialization if it's needed)?
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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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symbol.cab missing digital signature

I am trying to run an Elsevier template, and apparently it needs the file symbol.cab. Miktex (2.9) tries to download this automatically from ...
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First try in TeX problem

I have just installed MikTeX and WinEdt and i try this code in WinEdt: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts,amssymb} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage[electronic]{ifsym} ...
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Efficiently Organize TikZ Nodes in Beamer Presentation

The following minimal example comiles: \documentclass[c]{beamer} \usepackage{tikz,times} \tikzset{ invisible/.style={opacity=0}, visible on/.style={alt=#1{}{invisible}}, alt/.code ...
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How to find out which compile steps are necessary? [duplicate]

I have been using LaTeX for quite a while now, but I have not found out how to determine the rules for the compilation steps needed to create the document yet. A couple of questions come up. Please ...
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Errors with Japanese-English format [closed]

I am writing a paper, and it should be formatted with specific format. Somehow I got many errors and Google did not help. I want some experts to help me figure out and fix it. It is reporting ...
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How can I add YAP to a TexLive installation?

I don't like TeXLive's DVIOUT; I do like MikTeX's YAP... unlike in this question, I don't want an independent YAP installation - I want to graft it onto TeXLive. Is that possible?
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auto-pst-pdf throws 'MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.05: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1'

In a machine with freshly installed MikTex 2.9 the below error is generated every time a file is compiled which uses auto-pst-pdf package, but then PDF is produced fine. Does this require any ...
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Biber.exe infected by Trojan BackDoor.Generic18.ALDX

My antirus software AVG 2014 just detected that there seem to be a Trojan in the biber.exe program which was last updated on June 6, 2014 and is in the package miktex-biber-bin. Has anybody else had ...
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Bibliography won't be built after '-aux-directory='-command

I've found a solution to move some of the auxiliary files to another folder: http://docs.miktex.org/manual/texfeatures.html#auxdirectory Unfortunately, if I add that line to my PdfLaTeX line in ...
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Installing amsthm.sty under MiKTeX

On the LaTeX wikibooks I saw that there is an easy way to make theorems: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Theorems The problem is that \usepackage{amsthm} doesn't work - asmthm.sty is not found. ...
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esint - Step-by-step instructions for editing space between integral signs

I just don't know how to proceed in order to change the horizonal space between integral signs, when adding \iintor similar commands. I've read the documentation, but my knowledge of TeX structure ...
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How can I filter for multiple packages in Package Manager

I had to reinstall MiKTeX today and installing all packages i need took way too much time. Is there a way to filter for multiple packages in the Package Manager? I tried using OR, ,, ; and ...
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How to get bibtex working

I am new with LaTeX and MiKTeX, so the answer may be very simple. Tried several things, copy pasted some examples, but can't get it. .Tex file \documentclass[]{report} \usepackage{times} ...
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How do I get MikTeX 2.9 to use a class file which I created and used successfully with MikTeX 2.1

The class was created some years ago. It worked correctly with MiKTeX until I upgraded to 2.9 I have created a TDS root and located my personal .sty files in this. They work successfully. I assumed ...
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Is there any harm in “known incorrect sRGB profile” warning from dvips?

This is what I get from stderr stream when compiling with lualatex under MikTex 2.9: This is dvips(k) 5.993 Copyright 2013 Radical Eye Software (www.radicaleye.com) ' TeX output 2014.06.27:1240' ...
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Forest with ~500 nodes runs out of TeX memory

When using Forest package to chart an organizational structure, I have to limit it to 4-5 hierarchy levels, as both pdflatex or lualatex throw an error ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [save ...