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Biber error after MiKTeX update

After having updated Biber from 1.5 version to 1.8, while the build time, I'm getting errors on the \begin{document} of my latex code telling that File ended while scanning use of \field.. I've tried ...
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HTTP Error when trying to change repository [closed]

Today I wanted to install some new packages in the Package Manager. I got an error message saying: "MiKTeX Problem Report Message: HTTP Error Data: HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" I checked and ...
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Syncing feature between editor and pdf viewer not working

I'm using TeXStudio on Windows 7 with MikTeX. I don't know how to get the "Jump to source" command that appears in the mouse right-click menu, in the pdf viewer, once I compile a *.tex file with Quick ...
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Why would esvect produce pixelated arrows?

When using esvect (MiKTeX, pdflatex) I get the following undesirable result: From this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{esvect} \begin{document} \[\vv{u}\] \end{document} The arrows are ...
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connect to mysql

I try to run nlatexdb to connect to mysql. I'm using Miktex on Windows 7 with TexnicCenter In MySql I have a database called 'world'. In 'world' there is a table called 'city'. The table 'city' ...
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TeXStudio: Any command is an “Undefined control sequence” [duplicate]

I'm trying to configure TeXStudio (using Windows) with MiKTeX. I configured the path to latex.exe and pdflatex.exe in Options\Commands and still I get errors compiling any .tex. Every command (like ...
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MiKTeX package repository down for maintenance, Info available? / How to switch repositories? [closed]

Does anyone know anything about that? How long will this take? Does this affect ALL repositories? If not, how can i change the repository (it won't work from the Package Manager)? Thanks! Edit: I ...
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How to run MiKTex FNDB on Windows 8?

Apologies for the inane question, but I can't figure out how to run MiKTex FNDB on Windows 8. On Windows 7 and earlier, I simply followed: Start → Programs → MiKTeX 2.9 → Maintenance Of course the ...
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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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How to use forward slash (/) as a path separator in texniccenter [duplicate]

I am working on a collaborative Latex project which is hosted on a svn server. The project uses forward slash as the path separator in the tex source. e.g, ...
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MiKTeX missing error message

I used the command to suppress the screen output latex -quiet foo.tex --quiet is implemented in MiKTeX's executables and removes all the stuff from the output stream except for the errors. It ...
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MakeIndex Style and pdfLaTeX Format Not Found

When I try to compile my document I get the following errors: Index style file PhD_Research_Proposal.ist not found pdflatex.exe: The memory dump file could not be found texify: pdflatex.exe failed ...
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Whitespaces in arguments in aux file

I am using document template provided here: http://iel.ucdavis.edu/code/ASME/conf-1.7b.html. My MWI is the tex file supplied with the template itself. All I have done is to change author name, ...
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External font with portable MiKTeX, Version 2.9

I have an external font and be able to use it in my documents on my desktop computer with MiKTeX 2.9. Now I try to use the same font with portable MiKTeX 2.9. The external font is located in my ...
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Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX

In TeX Live there are TEXMFLOCAL for admin and TEXMFHOME for user pre-defined, but in MiKTeX there’s by default no local texmf tree installed, though it is useful, cf. Purpose of local texmf trees. ...
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Where do I find documentation for packages in a MiKTeX installation?

Is there a systematic way to find documentation for latex packages (e.g. beamer, TikZ, amsmath) on a windows machine with a MiKTeX/TeXnicCenter installation? It seems the package user manuals (pdf ...
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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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Latex Error File `x.sty` not found [duplicate]

I am using MikTex and WinEdt 8.1 on Win8.1 X64. I am trying to compile a tex file which was previous complied on another PC without any problem. But I am having multiple LaTex Error: File ...
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How do update latest style files in MiKTeX [duplicate]

How do automatically update the from old to new style files internet. We have facing many problems from old style files.
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Acquiring YAP without MiKTeX

It's a very trivial question, but where I can to download YAP without MiKTeX? I have begun to use TeX Live instead if MiKTeX, however, I want to keep YAP. In TeX Live, there is only DVIOUT ...
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Issue with `pgflibrary` and MiKTeX

After reading "Tikz shape similar to rectangle with selective drawing of borders," I tried to compile the following code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{chains} ...
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How to compile files with non-ASCII paths?

I cannot compile files with non-ASCII paths. I am using XeLaTeX from MikTex and TexStudio on Windows. Is it possible to read paths as utf8? The specific path contains Chinese. If I change what ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 bugs between xkeyval or dstroke

Please help a not installation expert. I just upgraded from MiKTeX 2.8 to MiKTeX 2.9 and I use TeXnicCenter 2.02. The compilation "hangs" whith the line "MiKTeX ...
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Install packages in texworks missing style files

So I am trying to install the pgfplots package in LaTeX on my Windows 7 machine. I usually did this by just running the LaTeX file with \usepackage{pgfplots}, and then the computer asks me if I want ...
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Miktex randomly fails on install [closed]

Everytime I try to install miktex it fails, but in different places. I tried restarting the computer, running admin, nothing works. The TexStudio installs fine, but doesnt compile the document (i ...
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Where to save custom .bst files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX I'm trying to create my first bibliography with BibTeX. I want to use the Geological Society of America's .bst file for my style. ...
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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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Cannot install MiKTeX 2.9 after a new Windows installation [closed]

I used to have MiKTeX working well. I then recently had to reinstall Windows, hence I have to reinstall MiKTeX. It always stops during the installation and here is the log file: Loading package ...
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MiKTeX: connect failed in tcp_connect [closed]

I already read these threads: 1, 2, 3 and 4 which address the connection error connect failed in tcp_connect(). I found out that the address I can't connect to is 178.77.68.21 but there is nothing ...
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Error in compiling

I'm starting to use latex, my code is \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[T1]{inputenc} \usepackage[italian]{babel} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} The ...
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Delete MiKTeX setup files

I just installed complete MiKTeX 64 bit. I noticed the setup files lie in my AppData/Local/Temp folder and it's taking up about 1 GB. Does it contain any important files for MiKTeX to run or can I ...
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Where and how to enable '--shell-escape' or '--enable-write18' of pdflatex.exe in LaTeXTools of Sublime Text?

I know how to deal with the problem with the older version of LaTeXTools. But recently LaTeXTools has been updated, which turn out to deprive me of knowing what to do. I use Windows+MikTex, by the ...
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Lightweight xelatex

On my winXP machine MikTEX installation folder is almost 500M. That's ok when I use it myself. I want to bundle installation package or pre-installed latex distribution (I need xeLaTeX especially) in ...
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File `datatool.sty' not found [closed]

I am making a latex document with class {article} I want to make a page for glossaries I added the below in my preamble \usepackage{datatool} \usepackage{datatool-base} \usepackage{glossaries} ...
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Install Biber in MiKTeX on a 64-bit version of Windows

The question Biblatex + Biber + Texmaker + MiKTeX describe how to use Biber with MiKTeX. But on the 64-bit version of MiKTeX Biber isn't installed. How it is possible to install Biber on a 64-bit ...
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Problems compiling arXiv LaTeX source files

I use LaTeX to write papers. I'm using TeXworks/MiKTeX on a Windows XP computer. When I write the LaTeX code, I can compile it without any problems using "pdfLaTeX+MakeIndex+BibTeX". But if I ...
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Good at using TeX, bad at installing it

I'm hoping you can help out a clueless person. As a former mathematical physicist, I've used Tex or LaTeX to typeset just about everything under the sun. But when it comes to installing the thing, I ...
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TikZ and auto-pst-pdf break Ghostscript

After profiting enormously from other people's questions here, I finally need to ask one myself: since I updated my MiKTeX 2.9 installation a week ago, I can't compile my PhD thesis anymore. I use ...
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miktex-makemf: The source file could not be found

I m trying to compile file using TeXworks. I use fithesis class because its pre-set class by my university for creating documents. \documentclass[12pt,oneside,final]{fithesis} \usepackage[latin2] ...
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including .eps figures

I'm trying to include .eps figures in my .tex file (I'm using MiKTeX 2.9). I need to include graphics in this particular way: \usepackage{graphics} % or graphicx ... \begin{figure} ...
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How to install syntax highlight package minted on Windows 7?

I followed the instruction from this link: http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/minted/ Firstly, I install Python 2.7, then create a folder named Scripts in the directory: ...
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Does pgf 3.0.0 on ctan not have the arrows.meta tikz library?

Ever since upgrading to pgf 3.0.0 and tikz-cd 0.9b, I cannot load the tikz-cd package. The issue seems to be with the arrows.meta tikz library. The following MWE throws up 3 errors and a warning, also ...
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Is it possible to pass options to mpost.exe using luamplib?

I would like to use the development version of metapost with luamplib. I've switched over the executable mpost.exe which is presumable called by luamplib somewhere along the line. Now, I would like ...
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LaTeX file compiles on two computers but not on the third [closed]

I have tried to troubleshoot a problem for several days and cannot solve it. I have a LaTeX document that compiles on two computers but not on a third computer. (Other documents have compiled fine on ...
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Using latexdiff in MiKTeX

I am trying to use latexdiff to compare two .tex files, producing a .pdf with a markup similar to the "track changes" function in Microsoft Word (see ...
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Font installation in LaTeX: otftotfm mktexupd failed

I'm using otftotfm tools with a Windows/MiKTeX 2.8 installation, when I run something like otftotfm -a --verbose -e ec -fkern -fliga Ubuntu-R.ttf T1--Ubuntu--Regular I receive an error message ...
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Makeindex warning

During \makeglossaries run I get warning: Process started: makeglossaries "settings" makeglossaries version 2.12 (2014-01-20) added glossary type 'main' (glg,gls,glo) makeindex -s ...
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! I can't find file `pgfutil-common-lists.tex'. \input pgfutil-common-lists.tex [closed]

I've recently run into the following error message that I have no idea on how to resolve: ! I can't find file `pgfutil-common-lists.tex'. \input pgfutil-common-lists.tex It occurs when I use the ...
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Installation of TexStudio and MikTex in Ubuntu 12.04 LTE

I was using Microsoft Windows 7 and I had installation of TeXStudioand Latex flavour MikTex. Both were installed according to the instruction in this Ĺink. I developed a document there and now I am ...
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What happened to the mzlatex command?

I am using MiKTeX 2.9. I would like to convert a LaTeX file to HTML. I have seen here (http://access2science.com/latex/tutorial_txht.xhtml#x1-50001.2) that I can use the mzlatex command to convert ...