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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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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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fontspec LuaTeX error

I have installed "ProTeX" with "TeXstudio 2.3" & "Miktex 2.9". I get an error ! The fontspec package requires either XeTeX or LuaTeX to function when I attempt to run \documentclass{article} ...
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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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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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Relocate MiKTeX 2.9?

On my Windows 7, 64-bit machine MiKTeX lives in C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9. I'd like to move it to D:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9. Is there a mostly painless way to do so, or should I just reinstall?
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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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MikTeX x86 vs MikTeX x86_64

I've found that MikTeX now have both x86 and x86_64 version. What's the difference between them? Are there are some limitations in the x86_64? Or they are completely interchangeably?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to install language modules for the glossaries package

I've updated to the latest version (v 4.12) of the glossaries package on a miktex installation under windows. Now I get two warnings from the glossaries package: Package glossaries Warning: No ...
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How can one install biber on miktex 64-bit? [duplicate]

I am using MikTex 64 bit. Unfortunetely it has no biber.exe. Is it possible to take biber from, e.g., MikTex 32 bit? If yes, how to do that? I've heard that biber.exe needs perl library.
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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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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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Is there any way to disable automatic ('discretionary break') hyphenation, while allowing/forcing TeX to break some chosen words?

I have a large document with narrower paragraph width than regular (approx 5 average words long), and I want to disable hyphenation short of having the opportunity to allow hyphenation of chosen words ...
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Umlauts in filenames using the grffile package

"Never ever use non-ASCII characters and spaces in your filenames. Never!" That's what I'm telling my students for years. But if for any reasons there is an urgent need to include an image file with ...
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Missing final brackets (in one equation { and in other - ]) in the equations

This is my first question on tex.stackexchange, so the formatting will be terrible. I've got a problem with three lengthy equations - the closing brackets, in all three formulas, are not displayed. ...
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How can I get my LaTeX set up on Emacs/AUCTeX to use the -file-line-error option when calling pdfTeX [duplicate]

I have been puzzling over this for the past few hours and can't quite figure it out. I am using AUCTeX 11.87 and MiKTeX 2.9 on Emacs 24.2 (obtained from Vincent Goulet with AUCTeX pre-packaged): I ...
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Oldstylenums with Latin Modern (MiKTeX 2.9)

I'd like do get the nice oldstyle-numbers in my entire document. (Would there be a reason not to want them anywhere in a literature paper?) I use pdfTeX 1.40.11 via MiKTeX 2.9 and Latin Modern ...
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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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Change language preference in TeXworks?

I have installed the MikTeX 64 bit version for Windows, but the interface of the TeXworks editor uses some foreign language. During installation, it did not ask me my language preference. Is there an ...
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Shutting down the pc while the program being executed!

My PC was turned off while I was running my TeX file on the LED (LaTeX editor). Indeed, it turned off before the execution of the file was finished. When I came back to my tex file it was turned into ...
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How to run latexmk with LuaTeX on Windows?

This is a bit of a follow-up question to: Is there latexmk functionality for LuaTeX? I am trying to setup latexmk on Windows 7 together with LuaTeX but it does not work for some unknown reason. ...
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Problem with TeXnicCenter and MikTeX

I had installed MiKTeX 2.7 and TeXnicCenter 1 Stable RC1. I had made my Ph.D. thesis files in that but due to an accident my hard drive is crashed and I have to make my thesis again. I am trying to ...
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Error compiling .Rnw in TeXstudio (knitr with PdfLaTeX)

I´ve been trying to get the minimal Demofile for knitr running and compiling in TeXstudio, but I keep getting errormessages. Here´s the info, mybe somebody can help me out about what I´m doing wrong: ...
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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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TeX engine can't write on hidden aux files in Windows

To make my latex folder clean, I tried to hide all auxiliary files with the following DOS command: attrib +S +H *.aux ...... attrib +S +H *.toc But when I tried to compile my latex file again, ...
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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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Problem with LuaTeX : can't write on the .aux file at second pass [closed]

I use MiKTeX 2.9 for Windows, format Plain eTeX. I have my own macro package which I've used for years, and I tried recently to use it with LuaTeX (included MiKTeX version) in order to use UTF-8 ...
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How to make the rmligs script available globally on Windows?

Hopefully on-topic as about "(La)TeX related software and tools" I just learned about the rmligs script. Since it isn't available through MiKTeX (and neither through TeX Live), I downloaded 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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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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How can I avoid that a functions argument touches the brackets using unicode-math?

Maybe, I am doing something wrong, but please have a look on the alignment in this formula: % arara: lualatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage[% ,math-style=ISO ...
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TeXnicCenter & MiKTeX – “directory where the executable is located”?

I have a 64-bit System running Windows 7. I installed MiKTeX and then tried to install the TeXnicCenter editor. All went well until I clicked on the TeXnicCenter icon on my desktop and was asked ...
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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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How to install PGF/TikZ 3.0 in MikTeX?

Currently, the MiKTeX package manager does not know of the latest stable version of PGF/TikZ. I have made an attempt at installing it manually, following Stephan Kottwitz’ answer to question How can I ...
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Adding .cls to portable MiKTeX

I guess specifically it would help to know where the texmf path is. I make extensive use of a particular class and need to add it to MiKTeX portable. Can someone point me in the right direction? I saw ...
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MikTex error for PNG images when trying to produce DVI

I have a tex file with \includegraphic elements for some PNG images. I use MikTeX on Windows and the PDF is fine. Now, I need a DVI so I tried using: \pdfoutput=0 This creates a DVI, but only after I ...
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LuaTeX cyrillic hyphenation problems

I am trying to use LuaTeX (LuaLaTeX) in MiKTeX 2.9 and I'm stuck with getting it to load cyrillic hyphenation patterns. I'm quite new to LuaTeX, so maybe there's something special about hyphenation ...
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Error building MikTeX format “csplain”

I am trying to build new MikTeX format "csplain". The reason is that after unpacking MikTeX portable csplain is not enabled by default. The sequence of steps can be seen in following screenshots: 1. ...
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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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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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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 update caused compilation problems (Oct 2013)

I just updated all my MikTeX packages in an attempt to deal with the problem posed in this question: Biblatex citation and bibliography misbehaving in Texmaker - help!. Now TeXworks and TeXmaker both ...