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Package repository down, how to relocate?

I would like to use the function of TeXnicCenter 1.0, where is automatically downloads missing packages used. The problem is, that the repository it wants to download from does not exist anymore (the ...
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md-chr7y source file could not be found

I am trying to build a document with pdflatex (MikTeX) but it fails. It seems to be the used font on the title page. The error is as follows: miktex-makemf: The md-chr7y source file could not be ...
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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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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 use latexmk in Windows with MikTex and Winedt

I am using Windows 7 x64 with MikTex and WinEdt. I just found latexmk has the function for continuous preview when we type latex document. I would like to know if this works if I type my latex ...
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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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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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Add nomenclature to TeXworks

How do you add nomenclature typesetting tool to TeXworks? I use pdfLaTeX + MakeIndex + BibTeX It produces .nlo file but does not put the nomenclature list in the document.
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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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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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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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Include pdfTeX in Inno Setup whitout install MiKTeX

I have developped a little tool in matlab to fill directly some .tex files and then compile them in a pdf file (I use the command pdflatex to compile). It is well working on my computer because I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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I have miktex but it can not recognize the xepersian package

I downloaded Miktex2.9 but when I try to type Farsi(persian) it does not recognize the xepersian package and give an error instead. I need to add the xepersian or other packages to my Miktex please ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Texmaker (windows 7) don't use TEXINPUTS environment variable?

I normally use Unix system, but I am forced for a while on a Windows7 setup. I installed MikTex and texmaker 4.0.4. All is working except it seems that texmaker is not respecting the TEXINPUTS ...
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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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MikTeX 2.9 installs polyglossia in a different location than where it looks for it

I recently did a complete reinstall of Windows 7, installed all updates, and reinstalled all of my programs, including MikTeX using the 2.9 64-bit version. I ran a XeLaTeX document I had created and ...
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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 ...