MiKTeX is a widely used TeX distribution available for Windows.

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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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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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Use package listing error: Listing.sty not found

I want to use the listings package, but every time I compile my document in Texmaker I get the following error: !LaTeX Error: File `listings.sty' not found. Before this happens Texmaker displays me ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 0....
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How can I save auxiliary-files into an other folder with arara?

I tried to do the following: % arara: lualatex: {options: -output-directory=.\output\ -aux-directory=.\auxiliary} I did not succeed. I also tried starting the command with -- as well as absolute ...
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How to automatically draw a graph?

Is there a simple package for which I can input an abstract graph and it returns a drawing? A similar question was asked in 2010, it did not receive any answers relevant to my question. I want no ...
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music tex needed after package update?

I did a clean installation of MiKTeX (latest version). Then I did a package update --- believe it or not, there were packages to update. After the update, I tried running "Update Formats" from the ...
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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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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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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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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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MikTeX problem after last update

After my last update on May 20th 2014, the Miktex Update Wizard give me this error: The `.tmp` file could not be parsed. Details: C:\User\xxx\AppData\Local\Temp\mik13840\pstool.tmp I think ...
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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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“MiKTeX Configuration Utility” did not succeed [closed]

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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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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MiKTeX 2.9 (for x86), Win 7 (x64): biber not running as if not installed [closed]

I installed biber through MiKTeX's package manager but when trying to compile my references, nothing happens, as if biber was not installed when, in fact, its .exe is present under C:\Program Files (...
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Texlipse - Preview document fails: “viewer> Can't find a file with extension” [closed]

I recently installed the Texlipse plugin for Eclipse and MiKTex on Windows 7. My builder settings were automatically set to point to the correct location of the MiKTex exe's. And as far as I can tell ...
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MikTeX can’t find xstring [closed]

I’m not using MikTeX myself but someone I developed a class for. And it seems like there’s a problem with xstring. The following MWE compiles fine with my TeX Live 2012 but MikTeX (on Win 7) can’t ...
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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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Why can't I get pstricks with auto-pst-pdf (and cropping) running on MikTeX?

\documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-5.25,-5.25)(5.25,5.25)% \pscircle*[linecolor=cyan]{5} \psgrid[subgriddiv=0,gridcolor=lightgray,gridlabels=...
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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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Latex Error: 'Sweave.sty' not found?

I downloaded the most recent version of Miktex Basic Installer (2.9.5105). After following the Miktex's instructions, I began working through Nicola Satori's Sweave Tutorial. The R portion of ...
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Where do I find the source code of beamer in a MiKTeX installation?

I'm looking for the source code of default beamer themes (*.sty) for studying purpose. A file content search for keywords like \setbeamertemplate only returns texworks.exe. If these definitions are ...
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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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How to have access to (or manage) bib files in MiKTeX?

I use Jabref to manage my bibliography database. I also use it with LyX and it's running well. But now I need to use it with MiKTeX and use TeXmaker as an editor. Using my MiKTeX settings I'm trying ...
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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: […] does not seem to be a local package repository

I used MiKTeX 2.9 on windows. I have downloaded a package I want to install from the internet (manually, not through MiKTeX). The archive (*.lmza) containing the package was saved to a directory on my ...
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Changing the location of auto-installed packages in MiKTeX

This is a software question, specific to MiKTeX: I have automatic downloading of packages enabled, so that if I try to use a style that's not in the existing directory trees, it is downloaded from ...
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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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Problems with fonts

I'm an average user of LaTeX, but not proficiency. I'm trying to learn from book templates I've found on the web, but I get this error message: Trying to make PK font ccicons at 1493 DPI... Running ...
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Configure TexStudio for first use

I am trying to configure TexStudio for first use. If it makes any difference I downloaded Protex onto a machine running Windows-XP. Under Options Configure TexStudio on the left I click Commands when ...