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Which one to choose? Update (Admin) or Update, Settings (Admin) or Settings?

I am green on MikteX, and would like to have a try on this suprior tool. Environment: Windows 8.1, ProteXt\MikteX 2.9.4533. My Windows 8.1 has two accounts, namely the administrator account and the ...
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Configuration of Texmaker to work with MiKTeX Portable

I have MiKTeX Portable on my USB, and I've installed Texmaker on my machine with Windows XP. I cannot find a way to configure Texmaker so that it compiles with MiKTeX portable. It just prompts me ...
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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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Missing jump to source

I used to be able to right click on the pdf and the bottom of the list would be a "jump to source" option which would take me to the source code where I had clicked on the pdf. It is no longer there ...
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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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Tikz code not working in LyX but working in pure Tex

I'm trying to add a tikz picture in my LyX document. To do this, I organize the tikz tex code in Texmaker (a friend sent me a tikz code model in a .tex file) and then I copy it to a ERT in LyX (making ...
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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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Configuring portable TeXstudio to use MiKTeX portable

I have downloaded and installed the portable versions of TeXstudio and MiKTeX for Windows. I assume I now have to map the commands in TeXstudio to the binaries (or the batch files) in MiKTeX. However, ...
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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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First try in TeX problem

I have just installed MikTeX and WinEdt and i try this code in WinEdt: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts,amssymb} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage[electronic]{ifsym} ...
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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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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?

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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auto-pst-pdf throws 'MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.05: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1'

In a machine with freshly installed MikTex 2.9 the below error is generated every time a file is compiled which uses auto-pst-pdf package, but then PDF is produced fine. Does this require any ...
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Biber.exe infected by Trojan BackDoor.Generic18.ALDX

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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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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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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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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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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Problem in Texmaker after reinstalling MiKTeX: 'the memory dump file could not be found'

I had MiKTeX, with TeXworks and Texmaker running fine on my Windows 7 machine, except the package manager crashed whenever I opened it. So I decided to uninstall and reinstall everything LaTeX on my ...
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Bioinfo.cls leads to strange ignoring of header

...as you may observe: Here is my LaTeX code: \documentclass{bioinfo} \pubyear{2014} \copyrightyear{2014} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{natbib} ...
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How can I filter for multiple packages in Package Manager

I had to reinstall MiKTeX today and installing all packages i need took way too much time. Is there a way to filter for multiple packages in the Package Manager? I tried using OR, ,, ; and ...
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How to get bibtex working

I am new with LaTeX and MiKTeX, so the answer may be very simple. Tried several things, copy pasted some examples, but can't get it. .Tex file \documentclass[]{report} \usepackage{times} ...
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How do I get MikTeX 2.9 to use a class file which I created and used successfully with MikTeX 2.1

The class was created some years ago. It worked correctly with MiKTeX until I upgraded to 2.9 I have created a TDS root and located my personal .sty files in this. They work successfully. I assumed ...
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How to use Xindy with MiKTeX?

As probably widely is known, the indexing tool Xindy is not included in the TeX distribution MiKTeX. Because MakeIndex does not work well with Unicode, but Xindy does, I therefore have a question: ...
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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 ...
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What could cause pdflatex/lualatex to halt compilation and freeze?

I am trying to run pdflatex or lualatex from ASP.NET web application using impersonation. The standard output and standard error streams are being redirected and I am saving their contents to the log ...
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Using ITRANS postscript fonts with MikTeX2.9

I have followed John Washburn's instructions from the document ITRANS53 Installation Notes with MiKTEX 2.9 (http://www.aczoom.com/files/itrans/mirror/itransi-MiKTeX/itransi-MiKTeX.pdf). I can ...
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! Font EU1/lmr/m/n/10=[lmroman10-regular]:mapping=tex-text at 10.0pt not loadab le: Metric (TFM) file not found

I have this sample code that I was trying to run but it kept on producing an error that says: ! Font \zf@basefont=Flama-Light at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found. ! Font ...
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installing Luatex in Miktex

How to install Luatex win 32 luatex version in Miktex 2.7, see http://www.luatex.org/download.html , my operating system is Windows XP, it seems that the luatex package is not complete, it doesn't ...
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TexMaker autoinstall via MiKTeX

I have the similar problem like mentioned in miktex does not autoinstall via texmaker but somehow I am lost. Texmaker is installed. When I launch the MiKTeX-Package Manger on Windows 8 via mpm then ...
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Error using lualatex and tikzexternalize to compile document with PGFPlots

I have a fairly large document with a number of pgfplots diagrams and due to memory capacity limits in PDFLaTeX I am now using LuaLaTeX to compile. While this works well, it takes forever to produce ...
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TeXLive and MikTeX behave differently in handling BOM

It is a followup of my answer that has been converted to comment (click) posted several decades ago. Shortly speaking, MikTeX does not remove leading BOM but TeXLive does as shown in the following ...
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Installing pdflatex

I've been working with miktex for a while, recently I installed texlive instead, and found pdflatex for each manager is different, I'd like to unninstall pdflatex from the texlive manager and install ...
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miktex configuration - editor

I would like to alter the configuration on my MikTeX 2.9 system. I'm using the portable version. A problem I have is that when I run initexmf it always uses Microsoft notepad to read configuration ...
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Trouble with setting up TexClipse

I have installed TexClipse in past on several machines, however seems like something is wrong this time. The only thing different this time is that I am using Windows 8. I have downloaded MikTex and ...
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Babel-Spanish issue MikTex [closed]

I have some problems with babel package in MikTex. I was working on a spanish document few weeks ago and all run nicely. Today, I resumed the document but had some problems when I compile using ...
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Problem when running babel

I am using babel installation (used Miktex 2.9 package manager to install) and the Culmus MiKTeX package (retrieved from http://www.ma.huji.ac.il/~sameti/tex/culmusmiktex.html) ...
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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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Unable to Move Root Directory

I want to use the newest beta-version of exam.cls to create my assessments (I teach high school math and physics). I obtained it and successfully created my local directory using this source: ...
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Missing package nestochp with MikTeX [duplicate]

I'm a newbie in LaTeX, I installed MikTeX 2.9 and WinEdt 5.5 . I have this code: \documentclass[french,a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Is there any way to disable automatic ('discretionary break') hyphenation, while allowing/forcing TeX to break some chosen words?

I have a large document with narrower paragraph width than regular (approx 5 average words long), and I want to disable hyphenation short of having the opportunity to allow hyphenation of chosen words ...
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How to start new numeration of theorems with every chapter?

What I want? [that way of numbering] 1 How to do squats Theorem 1. Put your barbell on your shoulders. Theorem 2. Squat. 2 How to do bench press Theorem 1. Lean on a bench. Theorem 2. Push. ...
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Installing EB Garamond (miktex lua) encore encore

There are many related questions and answers. I looked at Installing EB Garamond for pdfLaTeX (encore) and tried the lua answer there. lualatex from a freshly instlled Miktex on this MWE ...
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MiKTeX 2.9 64bit error with BulletsADF

I have this error Process started: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "TESI".tex This is makeindex, version 2.15 [MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit] (kpathsea + Thai support). Scanning input file ...
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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 ...