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Which constructs would cause a long compile time in a Document?

I have a friend which writes a rather long document. By now he has about 130 (PDF) Pages. He uses TexWorks on Windows and his document takes sometimes up to 2 - 3 minutes until it is compiled. I'm ...
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Error on including large videos with media9 [closed]

I am trying to include a video of 17MB using the media9 package in a beamer presentation (I am using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7): \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{media9} ...
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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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Miktex amsfont problem: \scriptfont is undefined [duplicate]

Today, After updating Miktex system, I have trouble with error \scriptfont is undefined. So I tried to reinstall Miktex 2.9.4813 (32 bit version). Everything OK, but again after updating, problem is ...
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Updating MiKTeX: again errors [duplicate]

After today's update of MiKTeX I got lot of errors like this: ! \textfont 192 is undefined (character ???). \beamer@doifinframe ...v 10^{13}\;\text {cm}^{-3}$ ...
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error “latexdiff: The Perl Script could not be found.” [duplicate]

I have MikTeX 2.9 installation and Strawberry Perl 5.10.1.5. All the latexdiff, latexdiff-fast, latexidff-so paths seem to be present in the scripts.ini file and their .exe files in the ...
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amsthm and amssymb disappeared after updating? [duplicate]

I had recently updated my MikTeX 2.9, but after I did that, two packages - amsthm and amssymb - disappeared. My editor outputs an error whenever I call them, and I can't find them in the package ...
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What are the forbidden characters in file name with XeLaTeX [closed]

I was wondering what are the forbidden characters in file name using XeLaTeX. I know that the forbidden characters for Windows files are \ / ? : * " > < | Also, I have found another character ...
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yrcmex10 problem AFTER December 5, 2012 [closed]

I updated MiKTeX and everything. I get this: (C:\Users\Bora\Desktop\aaa\12.23.2011.aux)Trying to make PK font yrcmex10 at 600 DPI... Running miktex-makemf.exe... miktex-makemf: The yrcmex source file ...
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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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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} ...
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Space between Hebrew letters larger with MacTeX than with MiKTeX [closed]

I'm writing LaTeX using LyX on Macintosh, and in Hebrew. My problem is that when exporting the document I get bigger spaces between my Hebrew letters than if compiling the same file on a Windows ...
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LuaTeX font database cannot be created in MiKTeX 2.9 [closed]

Quite in a hurry I am trying to setup MiKTeX 2.9 on the computer of a friend of mine. We started with the portable version but the problem is the same in the normal install. Before the compilation ...
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Tikz for Commutative Diagrams

I need to use tikz package because of the quality of commutative diagrams it produces as I've seen in some manuals. I've tried it severally but all to no avail. I'm using MiKTeX with TeXmaker editor ...
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Undefined control sequence while using bib file for References

I'm using TexMaker, if it helps. I also have TeXnicCenter and TexWorks. The tex file is the following: \documentclass[11pt]{book} \begin{document} (...) \bibliographystyle{unrst} ...
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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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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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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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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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Europass logo cannot be found compiling simple CV [closed]

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXstudio 2.4 on Windows with europecv package but there's something wrong trying to load the europasslogo file. My .tex document is pretty simple so far: ...
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New map file with MikTeX

I am new to MikTeX. I have set up a texmf tree and included that into MikTeX (works OK because the style files are found). But the font in that directory cannot be used yet, because the pdftex.map ...
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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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BibTeX suddenly failed mysteriously

This is my first question here. I have a problem that bibtex just suddenly failed me. I get the following error message in the console but it doesn't help me much. What does "This operation is ...
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How do I achieve this chapter optic?

I'd like to modify the chapter appearance to become similar to this draft: I use XeLaTeX and Minion Pro/Myriad Pro (from Adobe Reader) as main fonts (the sans font in the screenshot might be a ...
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MikTeX does not use TEXMFLOCAL environment variable

I use TEXMFLOCAL, TEXINPUTS and TEXFONTMAPS to tune tex compilation. Everything works fine under Linux and Mac OS X, but MitTeX under Windows breaks my expectations. c:\tmp\tex> type test.bat set ...
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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 increase pool size in MiKTeX 2.9

I'm using MiKTex 2.9.4196 with TeXnicCenter 2.0 beta on Windows 7. As I have to compile very large tikzpictures I use tikz externalize. Nevertheless some tikzpicture still produce an error. ! TeX ...
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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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Why are all languages selected by default in MiKTeX's Settings (Admin)?

Why are all languages selected by default in the MiKTeX 2.9 Settings (Admin)? In my experience in the previous MiKTeX distributions, only a few languages were selected by default. Is there any ...
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Missing character 1 in font bbold11

I have a problem with my (freshly updated) MiKTeX installation: I like to use \mathbbold{1} from the bbold package to obtain a blackboard bold 1. This works with TeX Live under Linux, but for font ...
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\cupdot gives “Undefined control sequence” with MikTek on Windows 7

I am using MikTek 2.9 on Windows 7. When I try to use \cupdot, in math mode, I get an "Undefined control sequence" error message. Is there a package that I need to include to use \cupdot?
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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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LaTeX packages: automatic versus manual installation, and related issues

I often run into problems in LaTeX with packages. I did a reinstall (MiKTeX) and it seemed to fix some issues with knowing where packages coming from or going. In general, I am not sure what should or ...
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How many packages do MiKTeX and TeX Live contain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How many LaTeX classes and packages are there (say, on CTAN)? Where can I find the total package count for TeX Live 2012 and MiKTeX 2.9?
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xeCJK l3-too-old

I started using XeTeX and whenever I use the xeCJK package I get the following error: ! Critical xeCJK error: "l3-too-old" ! ! ! Support package 'expl3' too old. ! ! Please update an up to date ...
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miktex, ucs, uni-global.def and empty unicode directory

I'm trying to compile a cv with LaTeX and the europecv class. Compilation fails because a file named uni-global.def is missing. After a Google search, I found that file should be into the ...
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LaTeX Error: File 'baposter.cls' not found

It appears when I try to build file in MiKTeX 2.9 I get LaTeX Error: File 'baposter.cls' not found Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name.(Default extension:cls)) Enter file ...
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MiKTeX and missing repositories

The list of repositories in the installer is much smaller than listed on the web site. Why? In particular, there are no Australian repositories listed in the Installer but they are on the website. ...
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Getting strange error with MiKTeX when trying to use “kpfonts” package

I'm getting the following error when trying to compile the following very minimal example with MiKTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{kpfonts} \begin{document} test ...
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saving output as .eps

How to save output of LaTeX file as .eps file rather than .pdf? I want to put a figure in LateX file and enter some text in it. Then I want to save output as .eps format rather than in form of .pdf. ...
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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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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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Makeindex warning

During \makeglossaries run I get warning: Process started: makeglossaries "settings" makeglossaries version 2.12 (2014-01-20) added glossary type 'main' (glg,gls,glo) makeindex -s ...
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Installing MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 8

I'm about to have my students use LaTeX. I'm a Mac user, so a simple install of MacTeX is very straightforward. I'm concerned about students installing MiKTeX on Windows 8 as the system requirements ...
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Using Open Sans font with LaTeX: Alphabetic chars right, numeric chars wrong

I've downloaded the Open Sans font from CTAN for use in MiKTeX on Windows (using pdfLaTeX). After the download, I just copied all the files into the MiKTeX root directory (= texmf). As described ...
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MikTex CJK Windows font issue

I usually use the MS Mincho font for doing Japanese stuff. However, with XeLatex the following creates gobbledegook: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xeCJK} % Font should be available on windows ...
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MikTeX cannot find the file

Why is it that MikTeX's XeTeX cannot find my file? Dude, you're right there in the same directory as the file, why can't you see it?!
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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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MiKTeX 2.9 Portable update corruption

Since yesterday's (22.6.2015) update my MiKTeX 2.9 on a USB stick no longer works. Trying to start it on a Windows 7 desktop returns the error Windows API error 2: could not find file The only ...