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While downloading I get an error

While downloading MiKTeX downloading was not achieved and I get: "C:\Program Files (x86)\New folder (2)\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe" --update-fndb --admin --log-file="C:\Program Files (x86)\New folder ...
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How can I prevent Latex from doing something “bad” to my computer? [duplicate]

More precisely, I want to run PDFLatex on a server and let it accept arbitrary .tex source files from users, returning the compiled pdf to them. However, obviously this introduces a security threat ...
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Usepackage english babel - default.sty not found?

I am totally new to latex. I have downloaded Miktex (for Windows) and installed it to the root directory of my local hard drive. I have a predefined latex template. When I try to compile this ...
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plot not showing legend when used in Miktex

A have density plot in Mathematica as ShowLegend[ DensityPlot[Sin[x y], {x, 0, \[Pi]}, {y, 0, \[Pi]}, Mesh -> False, PlotPoints -> 30], {ColorData["LakeColors"][1 - #1] &, 10, " 1", ...
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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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German hyphenation in MiKTeX 2.9.5105 not working like in 2.9.3927

I recently installed MiKTeX 2.9.5105 and noticed that german hyphenation was not working. Then I checked with my older MiKTeX Version (2.9.3927) and everything is working like a charm. I couldn't ...
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getting error message using movie15 package

I am trying to embed a \GIF image in my miktex.But it is showing the message that movie15.sty not found.What causing this problem?
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MikTeX not installing packages [on hold]

I am using WinEdt and I wanted to install the package esint. When I compile my document to generate my pdf, it asks me if I want to install the package from online. However, nothing ever happens, ...
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Configuring the dvips driver. Can I modify the config.ps file?

I'm having some trouble with paper sizes when I use the sequence Latex->dvips->ps2pdf to compile my .tex file. I have figured out that the problem is with the dvips bit. I want a letter size ...
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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 ...
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Adding a custom .bst to TexMaker in Windows

In order to get the required bibliography style for my dissertation, unable to find a correct one, I used makebst to create a custom one. However, I find myself unable to use it, my program just says: ...
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Installation error

I am trying to install MiKTeX but I get this error: An error occurred: source file: Libraries\MiKTeX\Extractor\CabExtractor.cpp source line: 506 message: The file could not be extracted. ...
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Cell borders in table disappear in different zoom levels [duplicate]

I'm using Miktex 2.9 and TexnicCenter 2.02 and I would like to have a gray column in my table. I found some examples on the internet. They work, but if I use them, some of the cell borders (only in ...
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the memory dump file could not be found

I'm using MiKTex on Windows 8. Using the simplest tex file would bring about the error. pdflatex.exe: the memory dump file could not be found. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Converting Word or Excel tables to Latex

Is there a plug in or something that can convert Ms Word or Ms Excel tables exactly as they are (with borders etc) to Latex? I have used http://www.ctan.org/pkg/excel2latex but it removes the lines in ...
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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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Passing details (commands) between two

I'm working on my CV and the covering letter and I would like to compile both documents (two different document classes) in one run (more or less). Either way, I followed the example as shown in this ...
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Where should I put my input files that should be accessible from anywhere? [duplicate]

I'm using MiKTeX and TeXnicCenter to compile my projects. Is there a folder where I can store all your input files which I want to include in another document, so I don't have to put all the files in ...
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Error: TexStudio “Could not start command”

I just installed TeXstudio 2.5.2 and compiled the following \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \end{document} but I get this error Error: Could not start the command: "/usr/texbin/pdflatex" ...
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Using gmp with shell-escape in Windows 10, MiKTeX 2.9, WinEdt 9.1

Windows 10, MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit, WinEdt Build: 20150731 (v. 9.1) - 64-bit. I have updated the filename database and all format files in MiKTex 2.9. I am using the gmp package that allows MetaPost ...
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Compile master file in pdflatex

I am using miktex, texworks and pdflatex to compile my document, which is in multiple parts. When compiling the main file (which includes all of the other parts using \include{}) it works fine, ...
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Where and how to enable '--shell-escape' or '--enable-write18' of pdflatex.exe in LaTeXTools of Sublime Text?

I know how to deal with the problem with the older version of LaTeXTools. But recently LaTeXTools has been updated, which turn out to deprive me of knowing what to do. I use Windows+MikTex, by the ...
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PDF file size massive in MikTex

I did my thesis in Latex/Linux using raw gs commands and managed to produce the whole 150page monster within a few megabytes. For brevity I've decided, some 10 years on, to use Miktex under windows ...
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TeXStudio and MiKTeX Portable - Could not start command

I have a problem with my TeXStudio. I am using a portable version (2.9.4) together with the latest MiKTeX. Everything used to work just fine and now that I have to finish my work from home instead of ...
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In MikTeX, `mathtools` package not found even if it is installed

I have installed mathools package from MikTeX packahe manager (both normal and admin). However, MikTeX still tries to find it in the mh bundle and does not find it as a separate package. How do I ...
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Difference between administrative and user mode of MiKTeX

For a lot of questions here on TeX.SE and on other fora regarding MiKTeX, it turns out that the underlying problem actually lies in the not understood distinction between administrative and user ...
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Creating a Beamer Poster

I am trying to create a Beamer poster. I'm using Texnic Center and normally packages install on the fly. When I tried to copy a paste a beamer template into Texnic Center, I got an emergency stop. ...
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Just starting - miktex can't compile

I'm trying to get the template here to load: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/wilson-resume-cv I just downloaded miktex, here: http://miktex.org/download I open cv13.tex, and tried to compile ...
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Can't uninstall MikTeX

I go to my MikTex 2.9 directory, search for uninstall_admin.exe. I run it, the uninstallation bar does not move and it allows me to press next. It does not remove the folder or do anything. My ...
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How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

I'm new to LaTeX, investigating using it for some work projects. I'm using MiKTeX on Windows. My employer's locked-down network blocks the application's automatic installation function. I can take ...
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MiKTeX update fails due to missing mpm.exe

I am running a freshly installed MiKTeX set-up (v2.9, x64) but it fails to install updates through the "Update" tool. After selecting packages to update, it downloads them but then interrupts the ...
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Rows in table overlap each other

I have problem with putting any simple table in to my document. Every row is typeset on the same line and they overlap each other. I'm using Miktex 2.9 on windows. Is this some kind of bug? Or ...
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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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Error: font/MTX file not found (FontPro: MinionPro)

During the installation of MinionPro for MiKTeX using the FontPro Package, I encounter several errors. I am using Cygwin with texlive-collection-typetools installed and I followed also the hints from ...
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Certain EPS files don't convert with epstopdf

I seem to be having problems with certain EPS files, generated by Matlab. Using epstopdf, it generates an empty pdf file (which it then inserts into the document, leaving a void there). It seems ...
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More than 3 included .eps files causes single page to be broken into two pages

I am working in MikTex, trying to put more than 3 .eps drawings onto a page. After the third .eps drawing is added, the next drawing gets pushed onto the next page. Here's my Tex code; I can provide ...
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Debugging problem

I'm trying to find the bug in this code \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{times} \usepackage[francais]{babel} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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How do I install LaTeX package on-the-fly on Mac?

I am trying to use the resume document class res.cls but Texmaker is throwing an error that the file is not found. I am new to Mac, when I was using Windows MiKTeX helped me install packages ...
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Cannot build .tex file on Texnic Center (The memory dump file could not be found)

I am running MikTex 2.9 on Windows 8 and i am trying to compile my first .tex file. I face the following error when i try to build latex->PS or latex->PDF. latex> latex.exe: The memory dump ...
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Trouble installing and using TeXmaker with windows 10

So after the update to Windows 10, everything with my texmaker-miktex install was fine until a catastrophic crash meant I had to fresh install eveything. Now I'm getting: "Could not start the ...
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using references inside a table

I am trying to analyse my bibliography in a Tabular way, to obtain the following output: for this, I use the following piece of code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} ...
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MiKTeX service unavailable for downloading new packages [duplicate]

Here what I got : The MiKTeX web service has rejected your request. Possible reason: too many requests arriving from your IP address. Any ideas ? I thought it could come from the location of ...
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Problem with MikTex and Hebrew when using 12pt font

I'm using MikTex 2.9 (on Windows 7), together with the culmus-latex pack (I used the instructions I found here: http://www.ma.huji.ac.il/~sameti/tex/culmusmiktex.html). When working with the default ...
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After fixing MiKTeX 2.9 Portable update corruption the command window won't appear [closed]

Today I installed MikTeX 2.9 portable. After closing it once I couldn't open the taskbar icon again. An error window appeared stating: Windows API error 2: could not find file I followed the ...
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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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Include .tex file from texmf folder

Suppose I have the following files in texmf/tex/latex/ myclass.cls mystyle.sty mydoc.tex What I would like to do is % file.tex \documentclass{myclass} \usepackage{mystyle} \begin{document} ...
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miktex - update and (re)install previously installed packages

I would like to update my MikTeX 2.9 portable. I originally installed it in 2011. What I'd like to do is: Get a list of packages installed in the old System Install a new System somewhere Use my ...
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MikTeX Update corrupts the installation

I tried to Update MikTex as I have done before, with the Update (admin) console. I get a window with a few items checked and grayed out "Select All" and "Select None" buttons. I clicked on Next and ...
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Errors with MiKTeX [duplicate]

Related to this question, last week my portable installation of MikTex starting throwing errors. When I try to update packages, I receive the following error message... The operation could not be ...
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Using MikTex, adding bibliography, getting a “Undefined Control Sequence”

I'm using MikTex v2.9 for homework in the subject computergraphics at university. I'm using the acmsiggraph layout. \documentclass[tog]{acmsiggraph} So my problem is, I'm trying to use BibTex for ...