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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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MiKTeX 2.9 Portable update corruption

Since yesterday's (22.6.2015) update my MiKTeX 2.9 on a USB stick no longer works. Trying to start it on a Windows 7 desktop returns the error Windows API error 2: could not find file The only ...
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Quick build options in Texmaker

I'm working with Texmaker 4.1 and Miktex 2.9. My document consists of 4 files, 3 section tex-files and 1 main tex-file. When working in the sections it always upsets me that I have to change the view ...
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includegraphics error when scaling image

I have been using Latex for years now, and consider myself fairly fluent, but this error has me stumped. I am using Miktex 2.9 in Windows 7, and am encountering an error in something that up until now ...
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How to install fonts from the LaTeX font catalogue?

How can I install both fonts in the page http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/garamondx/ to work together? My attempt so far was installing both as OpenType system fonts and using XeLaTeX with no success. ...
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How do I make the command texdoc latex2e to open the PDF version by default?

I found a latex2e.pdf in my MiKTeX installation tree. How do I make texdoc latex2e open the PDF version by default? UPDATE: I tried renaming latex2e.html to something else, and now the PDF version is ...
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LyX & MiKTeX installation problems on Windows 7 [closed]

I'm having problems installing LyX on Windows 7. It gets to the point of alerting me that it's going to install MiKTeX, and after I've hit OK it aborts with the following error: No ...
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Can I make write18 send command lines to Cygwin bash instead of Windows command interpreter?

I am using Windows 7, Cygwin (CYGWIN_NT-6.6-WOW64), and MiKTeX 2.9. I am trying to compile a document of a friend of mine who has written a specific document class file (.cls), a class that is able to ...
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Using Asymptote with MiKTeX

Asymptote is shipped out with TeX Live, but not with MiKTeX, not even with a full installation. Do you nonetheless know a way for manual installation? MiKTeX needs to know the path of the sty files, ...
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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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Texworks syntax highlighting not working on windows 8 and 8.1

any latex code I want to view in TexWorks 0.4.5 r.1280 (Miktex 2.9) won't show the syntax highlighting. It compiles just fine but everything line is written in black. On very long documents the ...
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Change from MiKTeX to TeX Live

I'm basically a noob when it comes to dealing with packages and TeX distributions. I currently have both MiKTeX and TeX Live installed with MiKTeX as the default distribution (I think), but I would ...
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Windows 8, cannot find MiKTeX Options after I unpinned them from Start

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 8 and I need to install a package by hand. Looking at their documentation page I copy my input files to the correct directory and then need to register the new package ...
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luaotfload can’t find fonts

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows. luaotfload does not find the fonts located in the MiKTeX-maintained root directory (which is C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\ on my system) and I am therefore ...
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Identical executable files with different names in MiKTeX

What is the difference between miktex-*.exe and *.exe, where * is any one of bibtex, kpsewhich, luatex, makeindex, mf, mpost, omega, pdftex, tex, texlua, texluac, texworks, or xetex? These files are ...
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TeX Live and MiKTeX: underlying basic difference

The two standard distributions for (La)TeX, MiKTeX and TeX Live. Just to know the difference between them I searched this site and came across a variety of differences, some of them being MiKTeX is ...
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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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How can one install biber on miktex 64-bit? [duplicate]

Update: Since summer 2015 Biber is also available trough the repositories for 64-bit MikTeX. There is no need to install Biber manually, it can be installed via the package Manager. I am using MikTex ...
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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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\setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} uses pfb files instead of otf

(This is sort of a follow-up to libertineotf and xelatex - bold smallcaps broken?, based on a problem that I had noticed earlier, but hadn't put my finger on.) \documentclass{article} ...
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Unicode characters changing order in listings (XeTeX)

I am trying to input code listings with unicode characters and everything seems to work (more or less) except some unicode characters being displayed out of order. For example instead of służąca ...
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Why can't MikTex find all of my style files?

I was wondering if you could help me please. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and WinEdt on Windows 7 and I've tried to add the style files that I need to use for a particular project to the search path for ...
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How do I set the search path for MikTeX?

Simple question: I have a folder I'd like to add to my MikTex search path (containing a stack of include and .sty files.) For the life of me, I can't seem to figure out how to add a folder to the ...
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MiKTeX and Xindy problems

Today's updates of MiKTeX include Xindy (at last!). This is great news, but unfortunately I can't get it to work. With the following minimal example: \documentclass{article} ...
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Biblatex no .bib inserted and no .bbl file created - using TeXnicCenter

I tried to use biblatex for the first time, instead of BibTeX, which was fine, however LaTeX is obviously unable to insert the .bib file because the warning messages stay the same if I intentionally ...
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From CTAN to TeX Live and MiKTeX

A few months ago (before the release of TL2013) I uploaded a script to CTAN. What are the next steps (if any) that need to be taken to get the script or package part of the TeX Live and MiKTeX ...
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Can't find ocgbase.sty while using animate

I am trying to learn the animate package. While I was trying to compile some example codes, I always run into the problem that **LaTex Error: File `ocgbase.sty' not found.** I am using Miktex ...
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MikTeX for MS Windows seems to use Type3 (raster) fonts when instructed to use Type1 (vector)

I use MikTeX as my compiler for Windows. The problem is that it uses Type3 (raster) fonts even though I've stated: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} in the preamble. As far as I've understood, this will ...
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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 ...
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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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Cannot use the hobby package with MiKTeX 2.9

I was directed to use the hobby package from a previous question of mine: Drawing a bent path as a loop in tikz However, I just don't seem to get the package to work. Here is an MWE: ...
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LuaTeX stumbles over special characters in path names, is this a bug?

This bug in MiKTeX is fixed as of 29. March 2012. I looked briefly at the LuaTeX documenation but could not find any information whether LuaTeX has a problem with special characters in path names. ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 missing dll?

Since yesterday's (22.6.2015) update, my MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 8.1 64-bit repeatedly crashes with an error message that is something like: missing Qt5WinExtras.dll. This file is not present either in ...
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Is “conditionals” name of package?

In some package I have seen construct like this one: \if\blank{\myMacro}% %do something \else %do something else \fi I like it and I want to use it to test if call to a macro has empty result. ...
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LaTeX error: can't write file

I'm using Miktex 2.9 on windows 7 x32, texniccenter as IDE. I encounter an error for a project that worked few days ago: when I compile, I get the message: ! I can't write on file `../preamble1.aux'. ...
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Color each letter in document

I am trying to define a command that changes the color of every letter in the whole document to a specified color. I already tried different approaches from this thread, but I was not able to color ...
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Read file without file extension from hidden directory

I'm trying to read some data from a file and use the following approach: \documentclass{minimal} \newcommand{\file}{./.dir/.testFile} \begin{document} \newread\myread \openin\myread=\file\relax \loop ...
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Setting up MiKTeX and TeXworks

I'm trying to learn LaTeX, I installed MiKTeX and TeXworks as a editor and gave the path to MiKTeX in edit/preference/typesetting. I'm trying to run some code it gives me an error that the program ...
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How can I update the array package? Warning from tabu

I am trying to use the tabu package, but it returns a warning which does not seem like a good sign. Does anyone know how to resolve the following issue? LaTeX Warning: You have requested, on input ...
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mpgraphics: Unable to compile using MikTex on Windows

This is an example from mpgraphics package documentation: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mpgraphics} \begin{document} \begin{mpinline} draw (20,20)--(0,0)--(0,30)--(30,0)--(0,0) \end{mpinline} ...
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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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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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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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Cannot generate bibliography using TeXworks from MiKTeX

I am trying to generate a bibliography with no luck until now. I get an empty one. Here is my code. \documentclass[12pt,twoside, openright, a4paper]{report} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{cite} ...
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The LaTeX \obeylines command not working for the entire document if document contains a table

I'm using MikTeX 9.6.0.5 on windows 8.1. The following displays all the four lines in a new line, as expected: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{obeylines} This is first line. And the ...
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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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Biblatex with MiKTeX

I wanted to try biblatex, but even my minimal examples don't work: \documentclass{article} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @ONLINE{Doe:2009:Online, author = {Doe, Ringo}, title = {This is a test ...
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MiKTeX order of precedence for duplicate files

I am using MiKTeX under a single-user installation. My MiKTeX Options dialogue shows me, if I click on the "Show MiKTeX-maintained root directories" checkbox, directories in the following order (from ...
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I installed TeXStudio and MiKTeX in the wrong order. How can I do a clean install again?

So i am a noob at any kind of TeX. I quickly wanted to get up and running and downloaded protex.exe. I installed TeXStudio first, then MiKTeX, which is obviously wrong. The problem is that when you ...
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spanish option for babel

I recently updated my Miktex 2.9 and when I try to compile my files I get the following error, which I didn't have... package babel error: unknown option spanish. Either you misspelled it or ...