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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Set certain fontsize for a certain part of my document

I'm embedding a figure into my document which contains several \put{}-commands to place texts and formulas over the PDF-figure. The code looks of BLA.pdf_tex looks like this: %% Creator: Inkscape ...
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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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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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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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Can MiKTeX texmf trees contain the equivalent of a “symbolic link”?

I have a few personal class and style files that I keep in a Git repository as they change often. On UNIX-based systems, I simply insert a symbolic link in my texmf tree that points to these files: ...
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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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Language support for Icelandic does not exist?

I have been trying for a few days now to get Icelandic characters. I've installed the cm-super font package and I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 on a Windows 8 Lenovo yoga btw. Anyways I've made sure that ...
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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. ...