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Missing .dll file prevents MiKTeX package manager from opening

I recently installed MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 (64-bit; single-user installation), but shortly after I installed it, the Package Manager stopped opening. When I try to open it, I get the following ...
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LaTeX keep calling my tables Tab. 0.1 instead of Table 1

I'm trying to draw a table in my thesis. Although I made it, but I have difficulty to enumerate that. I want to call it Table 1, but \LaTeX keeps calling it Tab. 0.1. This is the piece of code that ...
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Problems compiling math w/Beamer when running as non-administrator

I am having problems compiling a Beamer-presentation w/math symbols when running as non-administrator under Win7-64. (I use TeXStudio 2.10.8 with a complete install of MiKTeX 2.9.) To give an example, ...
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I cannot install MiKTeX 2.9 on windows 10

I am installing MiKTeX on windows 10, the installer continue till the end then it stops, this is the log file initializing setup service... starting installer... Loading package database... starting ...
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Wrong math symbols using LuaLaTeX after updating MikTeX

Last week, I updated my MikTeX distribution (both as administrator and user). When using the LuaLaTeX compiler, the resulting math symbols are incorrect. The same has been noticed before when using ...
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MiKTeX - Compile Error during Installation

I have been trying to install MiKTeX on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, I have been following the instructions from http://miktex.org/howto/build-unx. After several obstacles and installing the mentioned ...
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Can't compile in Texmaker “Sorry, but pdfLaTeX did not succeed”

When working on a university project we use Texmaker as our editor. We share our documents and compile our master in a dropbox folder. Now when I try to quickbuild the master document I get this ...
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Moderncv template.tex is not compilable after MikTex and moderncv update

I wrote my CV using the \moderncv package just recently. All worked fine until I updated MikTex and the moderncv package (via the MikTex package manager). Now I use MikTex 2.9 and moderncv 2.0.0 on a ...
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How to reinstall MiKTeX

I want to re-install my MiKTeX distribution on my computer. What would be the most advisable way of doing it? What is the process of uninstalling the previous version safely and installing the new ...
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How to install forest package with MikTeX?

I am using Latex trough TeXnicCenter with core of MikTeX...in this week news I've found something about tree graphs and I wanted to try it by myself but when I used appropriate code (copied from the ...
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Installation/usage of latexdiff on Windows 7

Description I'm new to both Perl and latexdiff. I'd like to use latexdiff to track changes between versions of my LaTeX documents. However I couldn't get it to work. I have MikTeX 2.9, and ...
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MikTex Crashes on Update

I've recently started writing a long academic paper and some other problems forced me to update MikTex to a current version. I ran the Updater (Admin) several times. Now I have two issues. The ...
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Why isn't my LaTeX compiling to pdf?

I wrote a pretty basic LaTeX code to get myself familiar with LaTeX again as it's been a while since I used it. The code is simply: \documentclass[10pts]{article} \begin{document} \title{THE ...
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LaTeX for Microsoft Surface

I have my new Microsoft Surface and I was wondering whether it's possible to install pieces of software like MikTeX and TexMaker on this tablet. Does anyone know?
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How to automate using biber in MiKTeX-TeXworks

I have MikTeX 2.9, 32-bit, Windows 7, all the latest updates are there. I'm using TeXworks ( pdflatex + makeindex + bibtex). When I use biblatex package with option [backend=biber] I have no ...
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File 'lipsum.sty' not found

I downloaded a LaTeX template to start writing my report, and as a first-timer in LaTeX, I get the error message LaTeX error: File lipsum.sty not found along with two other messages (Emergency ...
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How should one maintain and update a MiKTeX installation?

Every once in a while after updating MiKTeX, the installation gets into an inconsistent state. This might be a problem with the packages (an example is described in this question), but sometimes ...
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MikTex 2.9 Package Repository woes

After trying (unsuccessfully) to install the mathtools package it now seems my entire package manager is broken. I can no longer get to a point where I can select a mirror from the list. Automatic ...
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Latexdiff not working in Windows (Unescaped left brace in regex)

Because the miktex repo is down today, I tried installed the latexdiff package manually. I am using windows 10 by the way. Here are the steps I followed. Installed strawberry perl from ...
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music tex needed after package update?

I did a clean installation of MiKTeX (latest version). Then I did a package update --- believe it or not, there were packages to update. After the update, I tried running "Update Formats" from the ...
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TexStudio: Biber claims biblatex version is wrong

I use MiKTeX 2.9 and TexStudio 2.10.8 as my editor. And I try to use biblatex/Biber I have installed Biber with the packackge manager of MiKTeX and configured TexStudio to use Biber. This is the ...
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Fontspec / Polyglossia error after windows 10 update

I have recently (about a week) updated the operating system from windows 7 to windows 10. As for this moment, any use of the fontspec or polyglossia packages won't compile. After the problem ...
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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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Simple plot in LaTeX using gnuplot

I would like to plot sin(x) on a LaTeX document (an article) by using gnuplot commands programmatically inside the document. I am aware that you can save the plot as a .tex file and then insert it in ...
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List all installed packages and their versions from the command line

How can I generate a list of all installed LaTeX packages, classes, and fonts on the command line with MikTeX? Raw output is fine for my use case. Related, with a TeXlive solution: Diagnostics about ...
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Error with BibTeX when compiling in MiKTeX

I recently installed MiKTeX on my laptop, and when I try to typeset some of my (old) TeX files, all my references show as [?] in the pdf. I get the following error message from the console: Sorry, ...
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MiKTeX: can't install glossaries. “mfirstuc.sty not found”

I know, this question has already been asked but none of the solutions work for me. I've put the packages mfirstuc and glossaries in my preamble but I get an error: ! LaTeX Error: File ...
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arrows.meta in tikz

I have an up-to-date MikTeX 2.9 installation with tikz/pgf 3.0, but trying to compile \documentclass[tikz,border=0.125cm]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta} \begin{document} ...
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Problem with pdfcrop on Windows 10

I've been using pdfcrop (MiKTeX) from time to time without problems. But I recently moved to a windows 10 machine and now I get an error when pdfcrop is executed: The error shown is: ...
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After recent updates, bibtex/texify no longer work with my custom .bst file

I'm using the TeXworks editor, version 0.4.6, with MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit. Other people relying on my .bst file started complaining it no longer works. I tested it this morning and it was fine; I then ran ...
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The directory when you install TeXnicCenter

My whole problem started when I upgraded Adobe Reader to the version DC, it crashed down my LaTeX, I replaced the DC version by the older one. I remove MiKTeX and TeXnicCenter and installed them ...
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problems installing mathtools

There have been a few questions regarding installing this package in the past, but they now seem to be out of date. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and TexMaker. When I try \usepackage{mathtools} in TexMaker it ...
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Qt platform plugin not found since updating MiKTeX

I use both Win7 and Win8.1 on 2 different machines. This morning I upadated the MiKTeX packages in admin. Since, I have trouble compiling documents that used to be compilable as late as yesterday. On ...
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Having trouble using fontspec package with LuaLaTex in TexWorks

I am trying to compile the following code in TexWorks with LuaLaTex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} It works without the line: ...
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TexStudio, MiKTeX and Sumatra; Compilation Issue

All is in place: latest version of TexStudio, latest version of MiKTeX (I chose the installation for my 64x windows 8.1), and latest version of SumatraPDF. I installed every package by hand which ...
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No pdf is being produced while using moderncv (most likely because of special icons)

I'm trying to write a résumé using modern CV. The problems I encouter are strangely similar to those tackled here. I tried the solution suggested there, to no avail, hence this post. Here is what I am ...
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RStudio Can't Find pdflatex On Windows 7

I'm running RStudio (0.98.1091) and Texworks MiKTeX (2.9 64 bit) on Windows 7. My PATH environment variable is set and includes the complete path to the MiKTeX directory where pdflatex lives: ...
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mpm manual installation, file failed verification

I am trying to install packages manually from a local folder with MikTeX. I have a folder with files downloaded from CTAN like: folder/ biblatex.zip pgfplots.tar.lzma acronym.tar.lzma ... ...
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Bug causing undefined control sequnce error with XeLaTeX, unicode-math and XITS Math [duplicate]

I am suffering from a bug in unicode-math whose TeX Live solution I have found, but I am using MikTeX 2.9 on Windows. Updating all eligible packages in MikTeX hasn't helped. The following "MWE" ...
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10 words of extra memory for PDF output out of 10000 (max. 10000000)

can someone explain me the message that appears in PDF statistics log file, if it is important how to avoid it ? 10 words of extra memory for PDF output out of 10000 (max. 10000000) I am using ...
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using the elsarticle template from Elsevier

I'm new to LaTeX. I just downloaded the elsarticle.zip folder from ctan.org but I don't understand how to use it. the zip folder has a .dtx, .ins, and .tex files. The documentation said to run the ...
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Can't use Acro Package, .sty stored in appdata\ [closed]

I wanted to manage my acronyms with the acro package, because it lists them in alphabetical order. However, everytime i try to compile, it gives me a bunch of these errors. Zeile 447: LaTeX error: ...
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Conversion to *.odt - error in odt's styles.xml

I'm trying to turn my latex document into an odt file to be able to open it with LibreOffice (to then be able and save it as MS Word file so colleagues can open and comment on it). Although the file ...
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Start package manager in Windows 10

In Windows 10 there is no Start → Program anymore so this method doesn't work anymore. Can you tell me the path of the package manager? I can't find it.
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Loading MPS to PDF converter

I'm using MikTex to write a report. But when I want to convert that to PDF it gets stuck at [Loading MPS to PDF converter] for a while. Nothing would happen and then I have to cancel that. This is my ...
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which package should i use for that code given below

V_{i_{k}} = X_{i_{k}}+\Phi_{i_{k}}\times (X_{i_k}-X_{j_k}) This is not working in LaTeX. Which additional package should be used?
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MiKTeX update fails due to missing mpm.exe

I am running a freshly installed MiKTeX set-up (v2.9, x64) but it fails to install updates through the "Update" tool. After selecting packages to update, it downloads them but then interrupts the ...
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Justify the “Abstract” in iEEE Transaction computer society

How to justify (both left and right) the abstract in IEEETrans ? when I generate the pdf using the standard template provided by ieee computer society transaction, I get the abstract in the left ...
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MiKTeX empty remote repository list (connection problem?)

I installed the latest version of MiKTeX 64bit on windows 10. I am trying to change the remote repository without success. The wizard does not show any suggestion as shown in the capture below. I ...
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Miktex package installation Dongle TCP failure

Trying to instal tabu.sty -during respository specification as internet - TCP communication problem (using a internet dongle so cannot specify address) any way out?