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kpsewhich returns blank line

When I run kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOME in the command prompt on Windows 10, a blank line is returned (i.e. two blank lines between the command and the next prompt). It is not an error (kpsewhich ...
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psvectorian package

I work with Miktex2.9 . In a template code I downloaded , their is something called a psvectorian package. i.e. it uses \usepackage{psvectorian} .However I searched the Miktex package manager, but ...
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About error “ could not start default compiler : PdfLaTex ”

Recently I install texstudio. (My mitex is version 2.9) But when I compile the the following popup appears could not start default compiler : PdfLaTex : pdflatex.exe - synctex =1 - interaction=...
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MiKTeX spelling check red underline

I have MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit on a Windows 10, and I can't get the red underline in misspelled words to appear. I tried to install in different folders, but no success. If I right-click on a misspelled ...
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installing Luatex in Miktex

How to install Luatex win 32 luatex version in Miktex 2.7, see http://www.luatex.org/download.html , my operating system is Windows XP, it seems that the luatex package is not complete, it doesn't ...
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The SumatraPDF Inverse-Search for any arbitrary Editor

I wanna use texmaker+sumatra, winEdt8+sumatra and texnic Center+sumatra together. I set the SumatraPDF Inverse-Search option on all editors. But the SumatraPDF Inverse-Search does not work on WinEdt ...
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How to use Miktex's Xindy package?

Using the package manager one can install a package titled tex2xindy binaries. However, the executable tex2xindy.exe is installed to miktex\bin\x64\internal\ and is thus not added to the system path. ...
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MiKTeX gives error upon attempting to typeset [closed]

I am a Mac user of LaTeX who is forced to use Windows at work, so I'm clueless when things go wrong. I've been using MiKTeX quite successfully until yesterday, when I all of a sudden had 2 MiKTeX ...
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Package repository down, how to relocate?

I would like to use the function of TeXnicCenter 1.0, where is automatically downloads missing packages used. The problem is, that the repository it wants to download from does not exist anymore (the ...
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Adding a Windows TrueType font to MiKTeX

I just installed MikTeX v. 2.9 I have used MFTI 0.60 with older versions of MikTeX with no problem.. MikTeX 2.9 did away with localtexmf and texmf directories. I tried to figure what to use for ...
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MikTeX 2.9 does not respond under Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

Two weeks ago I installed MiKTeX 2.9 64 bit on my laptop with OS Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. When working a while on a document (article) MiKTeX all of a sudden no longer responds. This invariably happens ...
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How to use biblatex with miktex and texmaker [closed]

I try to write my thesis with LaTeX. I built a basic template which seems to work. But, now I want to use biblatex for autor-year citations. And this doesn't seem to work in my case. I'm getting ...
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BibLaTeX not working with MikTeX, TeXMaker [closed]

I am using the latest version of both MikTeX and TexMaker (fresh install about two weeks ago). I am getting very frustrated because I am completely unable to use BibLatex in any of my documents. Here'...
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ocgbase.sty and ocgx2.sty packages not found

I'm using Miktex 2.9 and texmaker on a windows 7 OS. I'm getting the error message "! LaTeX Error: File `ocgbase.sty' not found. (...)" I found out that installing the ocgx2.sty package would solve my ...
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Abbreviated author names with initials at the end in the reference list [duplicate]

I use TexMaker with TeXworks to write a paper. The comments I use are given below. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[numbers,sort & compress]{natbib} \begin{document} \section{...
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pdflatex claims it is missing MiKTeX209-core.dll

I am using Win8.1 with all updates and Winedt 9 and when compiling using the Winedt console, I get the following message:impossible to start the program because MiKTeX209-core.dll is missing. Please ...
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MiKTeX won't typeset

I have just bought a new computer and downloaded MiKTeX onto it. When I try to typeset some of my old TeXworks files I get: "Sorry, but "MiKTeX Configuration Utility" did not succeed. The log file ...
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Glossaries - how to deal with auxiliary files in another directory using MikTeX?

To keep my main folder clean, have redirected the auxiliary files using the -aux-directory=.\auxiliaries command in LaTeX and PdfLaTeX (1). However, when making the glossaries, TeXstudio gives the ...
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Porting MikTeX packages from one PC to another

I am using MikTeX on windows. I have installed lots of packages from online repositories. Now I have a new PC, where i have installed MikTeX again. But I don't want to reinstall all the packages ...
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LaTeX Error: File `foo.ent' not found

I'm trying to compile the Latex template from there. The template use the endnote packages. When I compile the document I get this error from lualatex: ! LaTeX Error: File `main.ent' not found. ...
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How to convert pdf to eps

I know that this post provides a windows batch file conversion option, but after I run the batch file, a .cmd UI comes up, and I'm not sure what to do from there. I have tried entering the file name ...
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Tex document not building in new computer (fontspec)

I have a resume written in Tex that was working just fine. I had to change my HD drive due to a problem. I installed Miktex 2.9 and TexMaker again and configured the packages to download and install ...
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I want to compile a figure or a graph, and I couldn´t [closed]

I use the package graphicx; and I couldn´t compile, appear the text: this application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin. Reinstalling the application. ...
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After failing to install media9, removing package from preamble continues giving error Support package l3kernel too old

I tried to install media9 by putting the following code in the preamble: \usepackage{media9,graphicx} This in order to be able to add sound files to my pdf, as this guy also asked help about. ...
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.synctex.gz(busy)

I am trying to compile a tex file using texstudio. All settings/configuration seem to be OK. I am using a local repository with all packages I need. However, when attempting at compiling I get this ...
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XeLaTeX: mathtools, unicode-math and \text spoil \mathtt

I work on a big XeLaTeX document and encountered a rendering bug(?) with my MiKTeX installation (all packages are updated as per April 10, 2016). Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \...
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How to do clean reinstall?

After updating with the package manager, I can't compile any more, because I get the error "amsmath.sty not found". I'd like to do a complete new install of MiKTeX. I did an uninstall using Windows,...
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How to preview images generated by MetaPost?

I use the old MetaPost program to create graphics. My problem is that, to see the result of my MetaPost figures, I have to compile first the .mp file and then the .tex file where I've inserted them. ...
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How to compare two TeX codes and mark differences with color

I would like to find easy tool, which compares two TeX codes and generates a PDF file of the first code, in which the differences from the second code are marked by a given color. I use winedt 7.0 ...
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BibLaTeX – Remove Year Labels

I started using BibLaTeX with the APA style, and I noticed that if two dates are the same (including n.d.), a label will be added to the year (e.g. 2016b or n.d.-b). I would like to remove these. ...
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Slight package bug about Babel/efrench

I was writing in LaTeX, and when I'm trying to complie with MikTex, this prints: ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\e-french\french.cfg" ! Undefined control sequence. I believe it ...
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Creating pdf using winshell and latex causes winshell to crash

I am running windows 7 trying to make latex files using winshell. I have used winshell's website and followed their instructions on the error, which was to find the correct directory for latex's ...
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Algorithm package not found

I want to use the algorithm-package for writing pseudo code. Yesterday, I downloaded MiKTeX and now I am getting this message. But when I click install, nothing is happening. \documentclass{...
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In Miktex (Latex), how do I rotate figure and fill the entire page with it?

I have a horizontal (say A3 page) .eps figure which I want to import into Miktex generated text, rotating it so that it will fill the entire A4 page rather than occupy only it's say 30% when imported ...
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pdflatex failed for some reason (but which? and how can this be repaired?)

pdflatex is giving me problems since Friday 3rd, October 2015. Apparently babel and some font definitions are making it stall. From the pdflatex.log I copied the following message: 2015-10-05 22:24:...
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Certain EPS files don't convert with epstopdf

I seem to be having problems with certain EPS files, generated by Matlab. Using epstopdf, it generates an empty pdf file (which it then inserts into the document, leaving a void there). It seems ...
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configuring MiKTeX and asymptote

I recently installed and used MiKTeX successfully on a brand new Windows 10 laptop. However, I had trouble with Asymptote. The first time I ran Asymptote from the command line, I typed this: asy -f ...
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! LaTeX Error: File `moderncv.cls' not found

I am trying to compile this simple file with the moderncv but I am getting the following error: ! LaTeX Error: File moderncv.cls not found. Then I clicked program --> MiKTeX 2.9 --> Maintenance --> ...
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Permission denied to install algorithm packages

I am trying to install the algorithm-package. I have created a folder in Local Disk C. Then I have copied the following files to the folder: miktex-zzdb1-2.9.tar.lzma miktex-zzdb2-2.9.tar.lzma. In ...
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PDFTeXify — cannot remove a .synctex file

I use WinEdt 9.1, MikTeX 2.9, and Windows 7 Enterprise SP1. Sometimes when I PDFTeXify my document (main.tex), I get the following error The pdflatex.log entries related to this specific ...
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Specific font displays next letter instead of current

Problem is simple, when I write "a" it shows "b" and so on, but only for common letters (for example polish "ń" was left as it should be). Weird thing about it is that only one font in the family ...
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MikTeX: Package installation repair

I was compiling a TeX file with marvosym package - which was not installed in my computer. When it was automatically attempting to install the marvosym package, I force closed the program thinking ...
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Install Biber in MiKTeX on a 64-bit version of Windows

Update: As of summer 2015 Biber is also included in the 64-bit repositories for MikTeX. There is no need to install Biber manually any more, it can simply be installed via the Package Manager just ...
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upgrading MiKTeX to release 2014/05/01

I have the release 2011/06/27 of MiKTeX available on my laptop, but for a manuscript template, the release 2014/05/01 is requested in the warning message. I am worried about losing my old files, if I ...
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Package xparse continues to throw “Support package l3kernel too old”

I tried to compile a (flawlessly working) LaTeX document on a different computer, and suddenly was faced with the above error message printed by the xparse package (after that, many errors follow). I'...
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installing FontPro (support for Minion Pro, Myriad Pro, & Cronos Pro) with MiKTeX 2.9

The Minion Pro distribution available on CTAN seems to be out of date. One issue with pdftex was reported on this question ($\epsilon$ is undefined using MinionPro). The most up-to-date scripts (see ...
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DVIPNG on MikTex

I know a similar question has been asked before for something want to get DVIPNG for their Iguanatex but it appears the question was never answered. Cannot find dvipng.sty but MikTeX installed package ...
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xeCJK l3-too-old

I started using XeTeX and whenever I use the xeCJK package I get the following error: ! Critical xeCJK error: "l3-too-old" ! ! ! Support package 'expl3' too old. ! ! Please update an up to date ...
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No PDF file found

I am using TeXStudio and MikTex 2.9 (Windows 10). My file was working properly until today and I did not change anything. I've already tried renaming the file and change permissions (allow all changes)...
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ST3, LaTeXTools, No Build System?

I'm getting a No Build System error when I try to build a .tex file. This only happens when I create a new file and physically type the following lines into the file (or when I just try to create a ...