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Biber not recognized on Windows 7 64-bit after installing it into the localtexmf tree

I downloaded the texmf tree containing biber.exe from miktex-biber-bin.tar.lzma Then I created a tree c:\localtexmf and put the tpm, miktex, doc folders there. I added c:\localtexmf to the %path% ...
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How to plot smoothly an implicit function using gnuplot and tikz-pgf?

I would like to plot implicit functions in Latex with tikz and gnuplot. A minimal example of my code is given by: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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MiKTeX package update: Select All grayed out

I installed MiKTeK 2.9.4321 in a locked down environment. I don't believe that we can directly download the entire thing from outside, and the aforementioned version is the one that we have on a CD, ...
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Set up tengwarscript [duplicate]

Could anyone give me a brief explanation of how to install the tengwarscript package? I understand it needs special fonts installed separately, but I don't know where to put them and how... I'm using ...
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Trying to use Luatex: luatex.fmt not found, etex.ini not found

I want to disclaim that I am very inexperienced with latex. I am using Texmaker 4.3 with Miktex 2.9 on Windows 7. I am writing an article (let's call it "test") which includes several packages to ...
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acro package files in c:\Users\Bob\AppData\{Local,Roaming}\MiKTeX\2.9

I was perplexed by a message that acro.sty was missing, since I copied both of my root directories (2 localtexmf's) from one computer to another. The acro package does not show up in the MiKTeX ...
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problems installing mathtools

There have been a few questions regarding installing this package in the past, but they now seem to be out of date. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and TexMaker. When I try \usepackage{mathtools} in TexMaker it ...
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Texmaker portable with Miktex portable

I am trying to setup texmaker portable to work with Miktex portable. I found instructions here: http://jimstitzel.com/2010/01/configuring-texmaker-usb-with-miktex-portable/. Updating of Miktex ...
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problem with LuaLaTeX: no file found

I am trying to experiment with lualatex but I cannot make it work properly My preamble is: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[greek]{polyglossia} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} ...
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What about Kuvio for making diagrams? [closed]

Kuvio (Finnish for 'pattern') seems to be a very general tool for diagram making. Which are the major disadvantages? Why isn't it used more often (only one Q/A on the site seems to mention it)? Can ...
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Why does TexWorks in MikTex only compile documents from a single directory? [closed]

Using Portable MikTex on a Windows7 machine, my document compiles only when I save the document in my c:\users\temp folder. If I save the same file to my thumb drive e.g. G:\useraa\downloads\drafts\ ...
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WinEdt cannot locate the specified .tex and .bib files

My laptop OS crushed and I did a fresh re-installation. I have installed WinEdit 8.1, 64-bit, and MiKTeX 2.9, 64-bit. However, I am trying to compile a TeX file but it returns the following error: ...
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Font lunr8r not found - or - What to do if a font file has not been found? [closed]

After installing Univers_ps font I get the error lunr8r not found, probably exactly the same which is reported by a guy in a post here (german) The problem is: I don't understand the solution given ...
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TeX4ht (htlatex) on MiKTeX 2.9 to convert LaTeX into MathML, and then into Office MathML with Word 2010

I managed to use TeX4ht via the htlatex command on MiKTeX 2.9 to successfully convert a LaTeX document into an HTML document. The TeX file is a fairly simple test document with an integral in display ...
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Copy packages from old miktex to new miktex

How to copy packages from old miktex 2.8 to new miktex 2.9. I want installing miktex2.9 but I can't download all packages by slow internet,thus I want to copy this packages from installed miktex. ...
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How to increase the memory if I get this error TeX capacity exceeded

I am using the following codes to input DNA sequences from fasta format (177 sequences with 1140 base pair long) Using texshade package but I had the following error: my system is: Windows 7 (64 bit) ...
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Beginner Concepts about how latex works

I'm a beginner in latex, I understand that latex requires a Tex editor to compile the code and a distribution to get the libraries installed. However, there are many concepts that still I want expert ...
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How to install Babel English?

I use MikTex Update to install, some security configurations make me can only install package in Update, not Package Manager. I install all package in the Update, but the system show error that I do ...
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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 to share packages [closed]

I have locally created a document and used some packages for that. Is it possible to share this environment with my colleagues, without having them to install miktex and the packages? Solved: I used ...
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Sorted bibliography not displayed [closed]

I have a tex file that was working perfectly with several bibliography parts with different sorting options. It is no longer working! Some bibliography parts are not displayed. My OS is Windows 7 Pro ...
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Update failure, failure to compile and now unable to remove

I use MiKTeX 2.9 along with LyX in Windows 7. Last week I downloaded and updated LyX and it worked fine. After that I tried to update MiKTeX, but it failed or was not properly completed. Since then ...
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Miktex Package Installation

I recently installed MiKTeX with the texmaker editor and cannot figure out how to update the packages. When I attempt to use the subfigure package with the following preamble ...
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Making MiKteX pdflatex on Windows available to cygwin

I currently have a project with a workflow that uses pandoc in its Makefile to convert text from Markdown to LaTeX to PDF. This requires that a LaTeX engine be present in my path, or specified with ...
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MiKTeX Options submenu is greyed out in WinEdt 6.0

I have included the package mtpro2 in my latex document using \usepackage[lite,subscriptcorrection,slantedGreek,nofontinfo]{mtpro2} as recommended here. The main reason is that I need very wide ...
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Undefined control sequence by reference LYX, MikTex

For each reference I put in to the document, I get the following error message. What should I do? Undefined control sequence Document Class: scrreprt 2013/12/19 v3.12 KOMA-Script document class ...
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Don't have read permission [closed]

I installed mtpro2 manually but texstudio gave the error Trying to make PK font mt2mit at 720 DPI... Running miktex-makemf.exe... miktex-makemf: The mt2mit source file could not be found. Running ...
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Texniccenter asking for Proxy Authentification for every compilation

Up to yesterday, Texniccenter was working perfectly until I installed a couple of packages using Miktex 2.9->Maintenance(Admin)->Package Manager(Admin) and now, texniccetner is asking for Proxy ...
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LuaTeX and polyglossia -> Warnings

I am using an up-to-date version of MikTeX. As soon as I compile a document with LuaLaTeX and including the package polyglossia I get two warnings: Module luaotfload-main warning: LuaTeX v0.76 ...
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How can I migrate my MiKTeX distro to another computer and keep my packages?

I want to migrate my home distro of MiKTeX to my work desktop and keep all of my installed packages. I want to do this because my workplace blocks my attempts at downloading packages I've included in ...
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gnuplottex with windows 8.1

I am having difficulties setting up my system right in order to add the gnuplottex abbility. I followed this tutorial: adding gnuplot capability to latex and also used the mwe posted in this thread. ...
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Problems setting BIBINPUTS var for MikTex on Windows (.bib file won't read properly)

I'm trying to centralize all my bibliography into one .bib file that lives in: C:\Users\My Name\Documents\GitHub\Bib I'm using MikTex on Windows 7 with the default pdfLaTeX+MakeIndex+BibTeX ...
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Y&Y TeX versus TeX Live/MikTeX

I noticed that the formerly commercial Y&Y TeX is available under http://tug.org/yandy/. My question is: compared with a modern MikTeX or TeX Live is there any feature in Y&Y TeX that could be ...
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MetaPost to PDF in Texmaker (miktex)

I am trying to make the MPost command in Texmaker work. I am using the Texmaker in windows 7 with miktex. So far I used the example document below. When using the windows console I was able to use ...
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Hebrew in lyx 2.1 (using MiKTeX 2.9)

Recently I've upgraded my OS to windows 8.1 and I had to reintsall lyx and LaTeX. After finished the installation, I ran the culmus-miktex-0.2.1 file but when I want to compile my document I get the ...
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Miktex on windows 8: fatal format file error

I've just freshly installed miktex 2.9 on windows 8. Plain tex seems to work but running latex on a simple file produces This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (MiKTeX 2.9) (Fatal format file ...
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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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What is MiKTeX Cairo? How about MikTeX Graphite2?

I am finally updating my MiKTeX installation, and I noticed that the wizard wants to install something called miktex-cairo-.... miktex-graphite2-... What are they?
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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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symbol.cab missing digital signature

I am trying to run an Elsevier template, and apparently it needs the file symbol.cab. Miktex (2.9) tries to download this automatically from ...
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Efficiently Organize TikZ Nodes in Beamer Presentation

The following minimal example comiles: \documentclass[c]{beamer} \usepackage{tikz,times} \tikzset{ invisible/.style={opacity=0}, visible on/.style={alt=#1{}{invisible}}, alt/.code ...
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How to find out which compile steps are necessary? [duplicate]

I have been using LaTeX for quite a while now, but I have not found out how to determine the rules for the compilation steps needed to create the document yet. A couple of questions come up. Please ...
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Errors with Japanese-English format [closed]

I am writing a paper, and it should be formatted with specific format. Somehow I got many errors and Google did not help. I want some experts to help me figure out and fix it. It is reporting ...
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How can I add YAP to a TexLive installation? [closed]

I don't like TeXLive's DVIOUT; I do like MikTeX's YAP... unlike in this question, I don't want an independent YAP installation - I want to graft it onto TeXLive. Is that possible?
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Bibliography won't be built after '-aux-directory='-command

I've found a solution to move some of the auxiliary files to another folder: http://docs.miktex.org/manual/texfeatures.html#auxdirectory Unfortunately, if I add that line to my PdfLaTeX line in ...
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Biber.exe infected by Trojan BackDoor.Generic18.ALDX [duplicate]

My antirus software AVG 2014 just detected that there seem to be a Trojan in the biber.exe program which was last updated on June 6, 2014 and is in the package miktex-biber-bin. Has anybody else had ...
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How to install mathtools package?

I'm new to Latex so forgive me if the questions are dumb... I was trying to right left-top corner superscript, someone recommended mathtools package on this forum: Left and right subscript. So I ...
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esint - Step-by-step instructions for editing space between integral signs

I just don't know how to proceed in order to change the horizonal space between integral signs, when adding \iintor similar commands. I've read the documentation, but my knowledge of TeX structure ...
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Is there any harm in “known incorrect sRGB profile” warning from dvips?

This is what I get from stderr stream when compiling with lualatex under MikTex 2.9: This is dvips(k) 5.993 Copyright 2013 Radical Eye Software (www.radicaleye.com) ' TeX output 2014.06.27:1240' ...
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Forest with ~500 nodes runs out of TeX memory

When using Forest package to chart an organizational structure, I have to limit it to 4-5 hierarchy levels, as both pdflatex or lualatex throw an error ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [save ...