MiKTeX is a widely used TeX distribution available for Windows.

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Cannot find dvipng.sty but MikTeX installed package

I am trying to use Iguanatex, but the program cannot access dvipng. According to the MikTeX package manager, mixtex-dvipng-bin-2.9 has been installed and I see dvipng.exe in the MikTeX 2.9 ...
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MikTeX proxy settings

My computer connects to the internet through a proxy server, for which I have the username and password, but for the life of me I cannot find the location in MikTeX preferences to enter the proxy ...
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How to modify the LaTeXTools.sublime-settings to make it work in Windows (MiKTEX)

First, I use Windows XP and MiKTeX. As a thoroughly new-user of LaTeX, I don't know how to modify LaTeXTools.sublime-settings to make the ST3 comply the LaTeX code. Even after reading the ...
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MiKTeX 2.9, latest package update broke biblatex bibliography

I have strange problem with bibliography after the latest MiKTeX 2.9 base packages update. In the document I use biblatex package with backend option either bibtex8 or biber. Before, bibliography was ...
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Configuring command line editing for MiKTeX

I just started using MiKTeX 2.9. I set up the Makefile to produce the pdf and it works good. However, how do I set up command line editing of my .tex file. I have the downloaded the Emacs editor and ...
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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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Bibliography in LaTeX with Biblatex and Biber as backend [duplicate]

I am not able to create a bibliography with biblatex and can't figure out what the problem might be. Below are the steps I have taken which I thought would work. What am I doing wrong? I am using: ...
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balance package not found

I am getting following error in LaTeX Windows version in Wineditor: ! LaTeX Error: File `balance.sty' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: ...
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How do I use Notepad++ with MiKTeX and Sumatrapdf

This identical question has been answered, but unfortunately the answer is a bit over my head :( EDIT: way over my head. I need a very basic explanation - preferably in English not computersciencese ...
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biblatex with APA problem [closed]

Hi I basically want to use biblatex instead of apacite. When I try run the following code, it just doesn't run: \begin{filecontents}{myref.bib} @ARTICLE{ref1, author = "A. E. Gill", title ...
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Clip image to drawing area

I have a vector graphic that I need to include in a LaTeX file. Since LaTeX doesn't support SVG, I attempted to include it as a PDF. The problem is, that there are some elements of the image that ...
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Using ITRANS postscript fonts with MikTeX2.9

I have followed John Washburn's instructions from the document ITRANS53 Installation Notes with MiKTEX 2.9 (http://www.aczoom.com/files/itrans/mirror/itransi-MiKTeX/itransi-MiKTeX.pdf). I can ...
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Eclipse-Latex-Building problem

I've just installed MikText and the TeXlipse 1.5.0 plugin on Eclipse. On this photo you can see the Builder settings: Im getting this error, when I try to build the file: I am also getting en ...
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Verbments file *.pyg.vrb not found

I am using Verbments package in texworks from MiKeTeX and I have added -shell-escape to the argument list but I keep getting this error ! LaTeX Error: File `untitled-2.pyg.vrb' not found. here is ...
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Makeindex stops at scanning input file stdin

I'am trying to make a nomenclature in documentclass mscThesis, but when I try to use makeindex I can't go any further. Makeindex says: This is C:\Users\Rob van ...
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How do I get TeXCount working in TeXnicCenter

Sorry this is a bit specific, but I could really use some help. I am trying to work out a good way of getting a word count for my thesis. I do most of my editing on windows, via TeXnicCenter v1 and ...
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HTTP Error when trying to change repository [closed]

Today I wanted to install some new packages in the Package Manager. I got an error message saying: "MiKTeX Problem Report Message: HTTP Error Data: HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" I checked and ...
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Biber error after MiKTeX update

After having updated Biber from 1.5 version to 1.8, while the build time, I'm getting errors on the \begin{document} of my latex code telling that File ended while scanning use of \field.. I've tried ...
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TeXStudio: Any command is an “Undefined control sequence” [duplicate]

I'm trying to configure TeXStudio (using Windows) with MiKTeX. I configured the path to latex.exe and pdflatex.exe in Options\Commands and still I get errors compiling any .tex. Every command (like ...
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MiKTeX package repository down for maintenance, Info available? / How to switch repositories? [closed]

Does anyone know anything about that? How long will this take? Does this affect ALL repositories? If not, how can i change the repository (it won't work from the Package Manager)? Thanks! Edit: I ...
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How to use forward slash (/) as a path separator in texniccenter [duplicate]

I am working on a collaborative Latex project which is hosted on a svn server. The project uses forward slash as the path separator in the tex source. e.g, ...
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connect to mysql

I try to run nlatexdb to connect to mysql. I'm using Miktex on Windows 7 with TexnicCenter In MySql I have a database called 'world'. In 'world' there is a table called 'city'. The table 'city' ...
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First try in TeX problem

I have just installed MikTeX and WinEdt and i try this code in WinEdt: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts,amssymb} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage[electronic]{ifsym} ...
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MiKTeX missing error message

I used the command to suppress the screen output latex -quiet foo.tex --quiet is implemented in MiKTeX's executables and removes all the stuff from the output stream except for the errors. It ...
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MakeIndex Style and pdfLaTeX Format Not Found

When I try to compile my document I get the following errors: Index style file PhD_Research_Proposal.ist not found pdflatex.exe: The memory dump file could not be found texify: pdflatex.exe failed ...
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Error using lualatex and tikzexternalize to compile document with PGFPlots

I have a fairly large document with a number of pgfplots diagrams and due to memory capacity limits in PDFLaTeX I am now using LuaLaTeX to compile. While this works well, it takes forever to produce ...
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Whitespaces in arguments in aux file

I am using document template provided here: http://iel.ucdavis.edu/code/ASME/conf-1.7b.html. My MWI is the tex file supplied with the template itself. All I have done is to change author name, ...
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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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Where do I find documentation for packages in a MiKTeX installation?

Is there a systematic way to find documentation for latex packages (e.g. beamer, TikZ, amsmath) on a windows machine with a MiKTeX/TeXnicCenter installation? It seems the package user manuals (pdf ...
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YAP: Permission denied after recompilation

Some time ago I installed MiKTeX 2.9 with TeXnicCenter 2.0 beta (64bit) and YAP 2.9.4206. Since then I've had a problem with recompiling. That is, if YAP is already running and displaying my ...
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Latex Error File `x.sty` not found [duplicate]

I am using MikTex and WinEdt 8.1 on Win8.1 X64. I am trying to compile a tex file which was previous complied on another PC without any problem. But I am having multiple LaTex Error: File ...
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Acquiring YAP without MiKTeX

It's a very trivial question, but where I can to download YAP without MiKTeX? I have begun to use TeX Live instead if MiKTeX, however, I want to keep YAP. In TeX Live, there is only DVIOUT ...
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How to compile files with non-ASCII paths?

I cannot compile files with non-ASCII paths. I am using XeLaTeX from MikTex and TexStudio on Windows. Is it possible to read paths as utf8? The specific path contains Chinese. If I change what ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 bugs between xkeyval or dstroke

Please help a not installation expert. I just upgraded from MiKTeX 2.8 to MiKTeX 2.9 and I use TeXnicCenter 2.02. The compilation "hangs" whith the line "MiKTeX ...
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Issue with `pgflibrary` and MiKTeX

After reading "Tikz shape similar to rectangle with selective drawing of borders," I tried to compile the following code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{chains} ...
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Miktex randomly fails on install [closed]

Everytime I try to install miktex it fails, but in different places. I tried restarting the computer, running admin, nothing works. The TexStudio installs fine, but doesnt compile the document (i ...
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Error in compiling

I'm starting to use latex, my code is \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[T1]{inputenc} \usepackage[italian]{babel} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} The ...
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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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Delete MiKTeX setup files

I just installed complete MiKTeX 64 bit. I noticed the setup files lie in my AppData/Local/Temp folder and it's taking up about 1 GB. Does it contain any important files for MiKTeX to run or can I ...
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MiKTeX: connect failed in tcp_connect [closed]

I already read these threads: 1, 2, 3 and 4 which address the connection error connect failed in tcp_connect(). I found out that the address I can't connect to is 178.77.68.21 but there is nothing ...
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File `datatool.sty' not found [closed]

I am making a latex document with class {article} I want to make a page for glossaries I added the below in my preamble \usepackage{datatool} \usepackage{datatool-base} \usepackage{glossaries} ...
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Problems compiling arXiv LaTeX source files

I use LaTeX to write papers. I'm using TeXworks/MiKTeX on a Windows XP computer. When I write the LaTeX code, I can compile it without any problems using "pdfLaTeX+MakeIndex+BibTeX". But if I ...
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Good at using TeX, bad at installing it

I'm hoping you can help out a clueless person. As a former mathematical physicist, I've used Tex or LaTeX to typeset just about everything under the sun. But when it comes to installing the thing, I ...
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TikZ and auto-pst-pdf break Ghostscript

After profiting enormously from other people's questions here, I finally need to ask one myself: since I updated my MiKTeX 2.9 installation a week ago, I can't compile my PhD thesis anymore. I use ...
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miktex-makemf: The source file could not be found

I m trying to compile file using TeXworks. I use fithesis class because its pre-set class by my university for creating documents. \documentclass[12pt,oneside,final]{fithesis} \usepackage[latin2] ...
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including .eps figures

I'm trying to include .eps figures in my .tex file (I'm using MiKTeX 2.9). I need to include graphics in this particular way: \usepackage{graphics} % or graphicx ... \begin{figure} ...
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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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arrows.meta in tikz

I have an up-to-date MikTeX 2.9 installation with tikz/pgf 3.0, but trying to compile \documentclass[tikz,border=0.125cm]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta} \begin{document} ...
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Using latexdiff in MiKTeX

I am trying to use latexdiff to compare two .tex files, producing a .pdf with a markup similar to the "track changes" function in Microsoft Word (see ...
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Font installation in LaTeX: otftotfm mktexupd failed

I'm using otftotfm tools with a Windows/MiKTeX 2.8 installation, when I run something like otftotfm -a --verbose -e ec -fkern -fliga Ubuntu-R.ttf T1--Ubuntu--Regular I receive an error message ...