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MiKTex package update fails “Windows API error 87” [duplicate]

I have just installed MiKTex 2.9 in Windows 7. I had this problem and fixed it by deleting the .fndb files. The first time I try to compile a "hello world" .tex file , a window pops up titled Package ...
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Run MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have tried to install MiKTeX 2.9 on my Windows 8 laptop and the installation wizard was running fine and i had no problems. when I was compiling TeX the first time the following occurred: Sorry, ...
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Unable to install a missing package on-the-fly in MikTeX, 64 bit from WinEdt

It's strange but I am unable to compile beamer class documents under Windows 10. The following example \documentclass[ unicode,xcolor={dvipsnames,usenames} ]{beamer} ...
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“MiKTeX Configuration Utility” did not succeed

I have recently installed MiKTeX on my system. It worked well but after I updated it, it does not work and give this messages: Sorry, but "MiKTeX Configuration Utility" did not succeed. The log file ...
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MiKTeX and TeX Live both installed?

I am new to LaTeX and I have started having errors that I cannot explain. The code works for a moment but then it fails without any changes made! So I have started thinking that it is because of the ...
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Latex error - is format correct? [closed]

I am using LaTeX for the first time and I think I am using the correct format, but for some reason I am getting this error that says: Could not start the command. pdflatex -synclatex=1 ...
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Sublime text 3 fails to compile

I am getting the following message after trying to build [Compiling C:\Users\my name\Desktop\TeX\untitled-1.tex] TraditionalBuilder: Engine: pdflatex -> pdftex. Invoking texify... COULD NOT ...
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MikTeX: Failing to compile in sublime text 3

When I compile in Sublime Text 3, a PDF does not appear, instead I get the following message: shell_cmd or cmd is required [cmd: None] I have already installed Latextools, and i've added SumatraPDF ...
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Error: Libraries\MiKTeX\UI\Qt\mikuiqt.cpp

I just updated MiKTeX and compiled some article with below header. \documentclass[preprint,review,12pt]{elsarticle} It does not show any error before updating but it failed shown below. ...
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XeLaTex - fontawesome: compiles without errors, but doesn't show symbols

I have trouble using fontawesome symbols with XeLaTex. Set up MikTex 2.9 on Windows 8.1 from scratch. Fontawesome installed properly. When I try to use fontawesome symbols with XeLaTex I don't get any ...
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MiKTeX: Two things did not succeed

I installed a new hard drive on my computer this summer and I'm trying to install MiKTeX on it now. There were no problems when I was using my old hard drive. My OS is Windows 8.1. I'm trying to ...
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MyriadPro and MiKTeX (FontPro)

I tried to install Myriad Pro as described by FontPro (XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX aren't an option) because I couldn't build the files via cygwin and used GNU/Linux to build all necessary files and copied ...
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Error Unable to update the static FcBlanks

After an update with MikTex 2.9 (Windows 7) I have the problem that some fonts are garbled. Running xelatex displays Unable to update the static FcBlank and I get the same error with the following ...
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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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While downloading I get an error [duplicate]

While downloading MiKTeX downloading was not achieved and I get: "C:\Program Files (x86)\New folder (2)\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe" --update-fndb --admin --log-file="C:\Program Files (x86)\New folder ...
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How can I prevent Latex from doing something “bad” to my computer? [duplicate]

More precisely, I want to run PDFLatex on a server and let it accept arbitrary .tex source files from users, returning the compiled pdf to them. However, obviously this introduces a security threat ...
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German hyphenation in MiKTeX 2.9.5105 not working like in 2.9.3927 [closed]

I recently installed MiKTeX 2.9.5105 and noticed that german hyphenation was not working. Then I checked with my older MiKTeX Version (2.9.3927) and everything is working like a charm. I couldn't ...
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getting error message using movie15 package

I am trying to embed a \GIF image in my miktex.But it is showing the message that movie15.sty not found.What causing this problem?
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Error in Updating FNDB after last update

After updating packages this morning nothing works anymore (I am working under Windows 8). Particularly, compiling files with TeXWorks returns the message: running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to ...
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MikTeX not installing packages [closed]

I am using WinEdt and I wanted to install the package esint. When I compile my document to generate my pdf, it asks me if I want to install the package from online. However, nothing ever happens, ...
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Installation error

I am trying to install MiKTeX but I get this error: An error occurred: source file: Libraries\MiKTeX\Extractor\CabExtractor.cpp source line: 506 message: The file could not be extracted. ...
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Configuring the dvips driver. Can I modify the config.ps file?

I'm having some trouble with paper sizes when I use the sequence Latex->dvips->ps2pdf to compile my .tex file. I have figured out that the problem is with the dvips bit. I want a letter size ...
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Cell borders in table disappear in different zoom levels [duplicate]

I'm using Miktex 2.9 and TexnicCenter 2.02 and I would like to have a gray column in my table. I found some examples on the internet. They work, but if I use them, some of the cell borders (only in ...
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Passing details (commands) between two

I'm working on my CV and the covering letter and I would like to compile both documents (two different document classes) in one run (more or less). Either way, I followed the example as shown in this ...
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Where should I put my input files that should be accessible from anywhere? [duplicate]

I'm using MiKTeX and TeXnicCenter to compile my projects. Is there a folder where I can store all your input files which I want to include in another document, so I don't have to put all the files in ...
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Compile master file in pdflatex

I am using miktex, texworks and pdflatex to compile my document, which is in multiple parts. When compiling the main file (which includes all of the other parts using \include{}) it works fine, ...
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Using gmp with shell-escape in Windows 10, MiKTeX 2.9, WinEdt 9.1

Windows 10, MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit, WinEdt Build: 20150731 (v. 9.1) - 64-bit. I have updated the filename database and all format files in MiKTex 2.9. I am using the gmp package that allows MetaPost ...
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PDF file size massive in MikTex [closed]

I did my thesis in Latex/Linux using raw gs commands and managed to produce the whole 150page monster within a few megabytes. For brevity I've decided, some 10 years on, to use Miktex under windows ...
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MiKTeX update fails due to missing mpm.exe

I am running a freshly installed MiKTeX set-up (v2.9, x64) but it fails to install updates through the "Update" tool. After selecting packages to update, it downloads them but then interrupts the ...
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Can't uninstall MikTeX

I go to my MikTex 2.9 directory, search for uninstall_admin.exe. I run it, the uninstallation bar does not move and it allows me to press next. It does not remove the folder or do anything. My ...
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Just starting - miktex can't compile

I'm trying to get the template here to load: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/wilson-resume-cv I just downloaded miktex, here: http://miktex.org/download I open cv13.tex, and tried to compile ...
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Rows in table overlap each other

I have problem with putting any simple table in to my document. Every row is typeset on the same line and they overlap each other. I'm using Miktex 2.9 on windows. Is this some kind of bug? Or ...
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In MikTeX, `mathtools` package not found even if it is installed

I have installed mathools package from MikTeX packahe manager (both normal and admin). However, MikTeX still tries to find it in the mh bundle and does not find it as a separate package. How do I ...
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Debugging problem

I'm trying to find the bug in this code \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{times} \usepackage[francais]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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Trouble installing and using TeXmaker with windows 10

So after the update to Windows 10, everything with my texmaker-miktex install was fine until a catastrophic crash meant I had to fresh install eveything. Now I'm getting: "Could not start the ...
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Cannot build .tex file on Texnic Center (The memory dump file could not be found)

I am running MikTex 2.9 on Windows 8 and i am trying to compile my first .tex file. I face the following error when i try to build latex->PS or latex->PDF. latex> latex.exe: The memory dump ...
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MiKTeX service unavailable for downloading new packages [duplicate]

Here what I got : The MiKTeX web service has rejected your request. Possible reason: too many requests arriving from your IP address. Any ideas ? I thought it could come from the location of ...
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After fixing MiKTeX 2.9 Portable update corruption the command window won't appear [closed]

Today I installed MikTeX 2.9 portable. After closing it once I couldn't open the taskbar icon again. An error window appeared stating: Windows API error 2: could not find file I followed the ...
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Include .tex file from texmf folder

Suppose I have the following files in texmf/tex/latex/ myclass.cls mystyle.sty mydoc.tex What I would like to do is % file.tex \documentclass{myclass} \usepackage{mystyle} \begin{document} ...
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MikTeX Update corrupts the installation

I tried to Update MikTex as I have done before, with the Update (admin) console. I get a window with a few items checked and grayed out "Select All" and "Select None" buttons. I clicked on Next and ...
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More than 3 included .eps files causes single page to be broken into two pages [duplicate]

I am working in MikTex, trying to put more than 3 .eps drawings onto a page. After the third .eps drawing is added, the next drawing gets pushed onto the next page. Here's my Tex code; I can provide ...
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miktex - update and (re)install previously installed packages

I would like to update my MikTeX 2.9 portable. I originally installed it in 2011. What I'd like to do is: Get a list of packages installed in the old System Install a new System somewhere Use my ...
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Using MikTex, adding bibliography, getting a “Undefined Control Sequence”

I'm using MikTex v2.9 for homework in the subject computergraphics at university. I'm using the acmsiggraph layout. \documentclass[tog]{acmsiggraph} So my problem is, I'm trying to use BibTex for ...
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Biber v1.9 with Miktex 2.9 - Bibliography not displayed [closed]

I am trying to compile my Bibliography, but it dosent show up in the output. I use MikTeX 2.9 & Biber 1.9. Further I have this in my preamble: \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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scrbook.cls missing even though koma-script is installed [closed]

i'm writing my master's thesis with texmaker and miktex. everything worked fine since two days ago. every time when i want to generate my tex-file the package-installation window pops up telling me ...
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Rule of thumb for synchronizing/updating Tex distributions

Some companies will not update their tex distribution regularly. What is a practical length of time to allow to pass before failing to resynchronize Tex Live or Miktex could reasonably become a ...
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Connecting line does not show up when using nodes in PSTricks

I was trying to understand the nodes feature in pst-node. I copied the following example exactly as written in the PSTricks readme. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks, pst-node} ...
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Long filename causes crash after compilation

xxxxxxxxxxxx.tex: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello world! \end{document} LaTeX/MiKTeX compiles the file just fine, but it crashes at the end: When I shorten the file name, then the ...
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Which Perl to install for Xindy with MiKTeX (on Windows)?

Please, read the question before marking it as duplicate. Since June 2015, xindy is finally included in the MiKTeX distribution for Windows. Unfortunately, this does not mean that you can use xindy ...
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Achemso installing problems, Windows

I will try to explain where my problems are, where after hours of trial and error I still do not get achemso running. Maybe its an MiKTeX Package problem I have or I really do not know anymore, thats ...