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How do I make links in my pdf to run other programs?

I remember when I installed MiKTeX on my PC, I did it by clicking a series of links in a pdf document, which would run the various installer programs. What (La)TeX commands were used to make that ...
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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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Has anyone managed to use \glossaries with TeXstudio on Windows?

As a new LaTeX user, I have spent some time configuring my system and ironing the usual start-up mistakes. So far, I've been able to compile several documents with indices, graphics, etc. but now I'm ...
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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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Problem with hyperref and bookmark

I use TeXnicCenter 2.02 Stable (32-bit) and MiKTeX 2.9.4533 (32-bit) on a 64-bit Windows 7. I just installed both the 32-bit softwares (uninstalling the 64-bit ones) to check wether the problem was ...
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Cannot produce a document in Greek

I have just installed MikTeX 2.9 in my gf's laptop along with Texmaker. I decided to make a test document to see if everything is working fine. However, while packages are loaded without any problem, ...
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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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External font with portable MiKTeX, Version 2.9

I have an external font and be able to use it in my documents on my desktop computer with MiKTeX 2.9. Now I try to use the same font with portable MiKTeX 2.9. The external font is located in my ...
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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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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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How to reinstall MiKTeX

I want to re-install my MiKTeX distribution on my computer. What would be the most advisable way of doing it? What is the process of uninstalling the previous version safely and installing the new ...
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LyX - undefined control sequence but package seems to be added

I am using LyX with MikTeX and I am trying to use the following command \oiiint but I am getting the following error: \oiiint The control sequence at the end of the top line of your error message ...
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Language (hyphenation patterns) not available

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 on windows7. When compiling with pdflatex, I get the following warning from Babel (which is discussed elsewhere No hyphenation patterns were loaded for the language): Package ...
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Installing fonts for yhmath on MiKTeX 2.9

I'd like to use the yhmath package (pdf documentation), but it requires the installation of new fonts. This is beyond my knowledge level, and I'd really appreciate some help. I downloaded the CTAN ...
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How to install Type 1 font in MiKTeX 2.9

What is the procedure to install Type 1 font in MiKTeX 2.9? Can anybody help me?
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GUI framework error after Update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix the error "GUI framework cannot be initialized" with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX? Yesterday I updated all packages via the Miktex 2.8 update ...
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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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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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How to run MiKTex FNDB on Windows 8?

Apologies for the inane question, but I can't figure out how to run MiKTex FNDB on Windows 8. On Windows 7 and earlier, I simply followed: Start → Programs → MiKTeX 2.9 → Maintenance Of course the ...
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compiled pdfs cannot be opened in Adobe Reader 11

I use TeXnic-Center 2.0 Beta 2 (64 Bit) and MiKTeX 2.9. I have a problem with my Adobe Reader 11. I cannot open compiled pdfs, AR 11 says that the pdf is damaged and cannot be repaired. I already ...
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Cross-platform package manager for packages *not* on CTAN [closed]

I do not want to reinvent the wheel, so perhaps you could help me find a tool that fits my needs. Background As far as I know, it takes some time to get a LaTeX package available on CTAN. And some ...
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MikTeX for MS Windows seems to use Type3 (raster) fonts when instructed to use Type1 (vector)

I use MikTeX as my compiler for Windows. The problem is that it uses Type3 (raster) fonts even though I've stated: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} in the preamble. As far as I've understood, this will ...
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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

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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\printbibliography is always blank (warnings given)

I cannot get a bibliography working using biblatex. Even the most basic example doesn't work. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{refs.bib} @BOOK {KandR, ...
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Configure Latexmk in TeXworks for automation of bibliography compilation

I've been using LaTeX for almost four years now, so one could perhaps think I would know how to do this. But I don't. I'm at a complete loss here trying to get latexmk and, eventually, BibTeX to work. ...
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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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Adding command to LaTeX file using texify [duplicate]

A program I am using spits out LaTeT tables in LaTeT files (outreg2 command from STATA), which I run using texify to make pdfs of the tables. I crop these tables (using pdfcrop) and embed them ...
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How to get the proper position for eps graphs using dvipdfm? [closed]

After a MikTeX update in the middle of October, the dvipdfm utility does not put eps graphs to correct place. The graphs are shifted with respect to their captions, parts of graphs may disappear. The ...
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latexdiff problem in MikTex 2.8 after update: “Perl script not found” [closed]

Some days ago, I've updated my Miktex 2.8 installation (on Windows 7). However, since doing that I have problems with latexdiff (it did work before). When I run it, I get: latexdiff: the Perl script ...
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Want to install a new font in MiKTeX [closed]

I am using MiKTeX in PC with WinEDT 6.0 version. I want to use a new Type1 font for one of my document and I have *.afm and *.PFB files with me. How can I install a font newly and what are the map ...
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problem with polyglossia after update of MiKTeX 2.9 packages [closed]

I updated all MiKTeX packages today (2011-10-11) and my files no longer compile. I traced the problem to the polyglossia package. Even an empty file won't compile: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} ...
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GraphViz and LaTeX; gives blank PDF

I've tried 4 different .sty files (most of which didn't work, some of which gave me errors on rendered page). Now trying with the dot2texi package, which is giving me a blank PDF. I have tried ...
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Texworks syntax highlighting not working on windows 8 and 8.1

any latex code I want to view in TexWorks 0.4.5 r.1280 (Miktex 2.9) won't show the syntax highlighting. It compiles just fine but everything line is written in black. On very long documents the ...
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MiKTeX where do I specify command line options?

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and I want to specify the command line option --shell-escape. The reason for this is that I'm trying to use an eps file and I get the error xxx-eps-converted-to.pdf' not ...
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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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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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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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Installing amsthm.sty under MiKTeX

On the LaTeX wikibooks I saw that there is an easy way to make theorems: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Theorems The problem is that \usepackage{amsthm} doesn't work - asmthm.sty is not found. ...
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XeLatex: problem with aux-directory and include-directory options on TexLive?

I am trying to port some app from MikTex to TexLive (Windows to Ubuntu basically). The options that works perfectly fine with MikTex just ended up as not recognized for TexLive The options in ...
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Why does picins exist in MikTeX but it does not exist in TeX Live?

If picins is not free, why does it exist in MikTeX?
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LaTeX doesn't pick up changes to style file

I installed the widetext package and was happily using it until I decided to edit the style file widetext.sty. Happily, LaTeX immediately picked up the changes and compiled correctly. I then decided ...
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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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Poetrytex package

I'm trying to create a poetry anthology using the poetrytex package. I'm following the instructions in the poetrytex manual on CTAN and so far my code is \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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Installing colortbl package

I have MiKTeX 2.9 basic installation (using Windows). When I go into the package manager and try to install colortbl package (to get colortbl.sty) I get the following message: Error response from ...
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How to use Windows fonts with memoir class

I am writing my thesis using the memoir class within MiKTeX on Windows 7. However, I want to use some of the Windows fonts (e.g., Cambria). Is it possible to be done?
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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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MikTex 2.9 64-bit not loading sans serif font for moderncv

I just got a new computer and installed MikTex 2.9 for Windows7 64-bit. When I compiled my resume for the first time (moderncv, theme casual), it compiled in roman vs. sans serif fonts. I did not ...
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How to install the xpatch package in MiKTeX?

This is a follow up question to \nameref only shows reference as a red rectangle, no name in it. In the answers to the question cited @Werner suggested to have the package xpatch installed so that ...
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How to use 'makeglossaries'?

I try to make a glossary with the glossaries package. I understand that I have to run makeglossaries to display the glossary. (according to this link: "Processing the file will have to include a call ...
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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 ...