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wxLua in LuaLaTeX

I have some problems using wxLua in LuaLateX. This works: lua simpleui.lua (print instead of tex.print) But if i try this: lualatex wx.tex it doesn't work. \documentclass{article} \directlua{...
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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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MikTeX Deployment for multiple users

We use mainly MikTeX/pdflatex 2.9. I'm wondering if the deployment scheme we have here is really the best. The way we deploy is as follows: Create a miktex 2.9 System with required packages for our ...
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Conversion to *.odt - error in odt's styles.xml

I'm trying to turn my latex document into an odt file to be able to open it with LibreOffice (to then be able and save it as MS Word file so colleagues can open and comment on it). Although the file ...
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Using .bib files in central directory in MikTex 2.9 on Windows 7

I am very new at LaTeX, so please bear with me if I am re-posting something. I have found a lot of info online, but nothing simple enough for me to duplicate it. I am trying to set-up my document to ...
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Tikz Externalize with LualateX - Fontspec?

There are several questions already posted about issues externalizing tikz with the Lualatex engine. However, most of these are dead ends with no correct answer. The reasons for externalizing are ...
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Problem T1 fontenc and microtype?

I had to reinstall Windows on my pc, and therefore Latex too. It worked perfectly well before, and I don't understand why I have a problem now (I reinstall the complete miktex distribution). Here is ...
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LuaTeX bug? Abrupt stop

I'm on Windows, with latest and fully updated MiKTeX. I try to compile a document with lualatex test.tex where test.tex is \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} code \end{...
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XeLaTeX: mathtools, unicode-math and \text spoil \mathtt

I work on a big XeLaTeX document and encountered a rendering bug(?) with my MiKTeX installation (all packages are updated as per April 10, 2016). Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \...
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LyX claims it's exporting a PDF, but it isn't

I recently reinstalled both LyX and MiKTeX (on Win10, if it matters), hoping to fix a longstanding error where I couldn't export to pdf via pdflatex. Now, instead, no pdf exports work. It reports that ...
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can't compile simple plain text in Lyx (lyx_tmpbuf2)

I have recently installed a portable Lyx 2.0.8 in Win7. I already run Miktex update and reconfigure Lyx. However, I just write a few lines on Lyx (plain text, no more) and cannot compile it on pdf. ...
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Syntax coloring stopped working after updating TeXworks to 0.4.6

Today I updated TeXworks editor (from the MikTeX 2.9 update tool) to version 0.4.6 and the syntax highlighting is not working any longer. Is there some workaround I may apply to solve the issue? ...
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Verbments file *.pyg.vrb not found

I am using Verbments package in texworks from MiKeTeX and I have added -shell-escape to the argument list but I keep getting this error ! LaTeX Error: File `untitled-2.pyg.vrb' not found. here is ...
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How to compile files with non-ASCII paths?

I cannot compile files with non-ASCII paths. I am using XeLaTeX from MikTex and TexStudio on Windows. Is it possible to read paths as utf8? The specific path contains Chinese. If I change what ...
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CTAN Mirror Integrity - Miktex Update

Does the Miktex Updater ensure that the downloaded packages from a CTAN mirror are not corrupted in comparison to the original version? When looking up the update log there are messages about a "...
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Problem with overwriting diagram files using feynmf

I've just installed feynmf package and tried working with a standard example. I'm working with MikTeX 2.9 on Windows. The compilation worked fine and I got the diagram in the PDF, but when changing ...
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Difference in PDF loading in lua- and xelatex

Someone is trying to install a package of mine (http://www.ctan.org/pkg/lilyglyphs) in MiKTeX on Windows 7. After some hassles with file and font paths we managed to get him going, but there is one ...
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How to configure inverse search with WinEdt + TeXworks viewer?

I am having trouble getting "jump to source" working properly with my new TeX set-up on my new computer. I installed WinEdt 10 with MikTex 2.9 on a new Windows 10 computer. I use pdftexify, and the ...
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MikTeX installation error, “The member could not bex extracted from the cabinet file”

MiKTeX Setup 2.9.5870 Report Date: Monday, May 09, 2016 Time: 10:28:25 OS version: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, Service Pack 3, build 7600 SystemAdmin: yes PowerUser: false SharedSetup: false Setup ...
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Tex document not building in new computer (fontspec)

I have a resume written in Tex that was working just fine. I had to change my HD drive due to a problem. I installed Miktex 2.9 and TexMaker again and configured the packages to download and install ...
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Problems using pstool with miktex

I am recently writing my thesis. To get nice plots I use the matlabfrag-option in Matlab to create a .tex and .eps File. With the help of \psfragfig I include the Matlab-Figure in Latex. I use ...
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Can't compile in Texmaker “Sorry, but pdfLaTeX did not succeed”

When working on a university project we use Texmaker as our editor. We share our documents and compile our master in a dropbox folder. Now when I try to quickbuild the master document I get this ...
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File 'lipsum.sty' not found

I downloaded a LaTeX template to start writing my report, and as a first-timer in LaTeX, I get the error message LaTeX error: File lipsum.sty not found along with two other messages (Emergency ...
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MikTex 2.9 Package Repository woes

After trying (unsuccessfully) to install the mathtools package it now seems my entire package manager is broken. I can no longer get to a point where I can select a mirror from the list. Automatic ...
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Problem with pdfcrop on Windows 10

I've been using pdfcrop (MiKTeX) from time to time without problems. But I recently moved to a windows 10 machine and now I get an error when pdfcrop is executed: The error shown is: C:\...\...
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using the elsarticle template from Elsevier

I'm new to LaTeX. I just downloaded the elsarticle.zip folder from ctan.org but I don't understand how to use it. the zip folder has a .dtx, .ins, and .tex files. The documentation said to run the ....
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png, jpeg, etc not being found

I just did a clean install of windows 10, and I'm trying to get latex up and running again. I just installed the basic MikTex 2.9 package and TexMaker. I gave MikTex the authority to install ...
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Miktex font errors

I use miktex 2.9 \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{parskip} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{txfonts} \usepackage{pxfonts} \usepackage{tabularx} \usepackage{...
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“Process failed to start: Access denied” whilst attempting to compile PDF

I have just installed TeXworks, and MiKTeX on my home PC to continue work from university. I configured TeXworks to compile using MiKTeX, however once I opened my university work in TeXworks, and ...
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MikTeX: Failing to compile in sublime text 3

When I compile in Sublime Text 3, a PDF does not appear, instead I get the following message: shell_cmd or cmd is required [cmd: None] I have already installed Latextools, and i've added SumatraPDF ...
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Long filename causes crash after compilation

xxxxxxxxxxxx.tex: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello world! \end{document} LaTeX/MiKTeX compiles the file just fine, but it crashes at the end: When I shorten the file name, then the ...
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Install RevTex 4.1 in MiKTeX 2.9

I am having a problem with installing/upgrading the revtex package in miktex. Using the upgrading feature leads nowhere because it seems that the new revtex package was not added on the update list. I ...
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Error while compiling: “Could not start the command. pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex”

I know that a lot of people have already done this question but, I've tried everything said in the answers but nothing works! I'm trying to use TeXMaker 4.4.1 and MikTeX 2.9 but, when I try to compile ...
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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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Combine multiple scripts

I have added the makeglossaries script to the list of scripts available in miktex. It's working fine, but the problem is that it first requires pdflatex to run. Also makeIndex and bibtex should be run ...
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Issues with Bibtex in elsarticle

I am facing some issues with bibtex in elsarticle. Below is the bibtex file- @misc{EducationData, title = {Education}, howpublished = {\url{http://data.worldbank.org/topic/education?...
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The title font change my body font

I'm writing a PS and like some professional papers, the title font is different from that of content. I'm trying to mimic that and got a template from internet and did some modifications. However, ...
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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 doesn'...
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Update failure, failure to compile and now unable to remove

I use MiKTeX 2.9 along with LyX in Windows 7. Last week I downloaded and updated LyX and it worked fine. After that I tried to update MiKTeX, but it failed or was not properly completed. Since then ...
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MetaPost to PDF in Texmaker (miktex)

I am trying to make the MPost command in Texmaker work. I am using the Texmaker in windows 7 with miktex. So far I used the example document below. When using the windows console I was able to use ...
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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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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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could not start the command or log file not found

I get the error could not start the command when compiling with Quickstart and I get log file not found when compiling with PDFLaTeX. Can any one help me with this issue? Please, see the screen shot.
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How do I use Notepad++ with MiKTeX and Sumatrapdf

This identical question has been answered, but unfortunately the answer is a bit over my head :( EDIT: way over my head. I need a very basic explanation - preferably in English not computersciencese -...
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Eclipse-Latex-Building problem

I've just installed MikText and the TeXlipse 1.5.0 plugin on Eclipse. On this photo you can see the Builder settings: Im getting this error, when I try to build the file: I am also getting en ...
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Conversion of .pl and .vpl files in windows

I am trying to install a type 1 font in MiKTeX, I use Windows Seven. I am using fontinst and following step by step the guide here http://ctan.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/CTAN/info/Type1fonts/...
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TexMaker not working

I've been using LaTeX for some years now, and I've never really had a problem. However, since two days ago, I have not been able to generate pdfs using TexMaker. The problem started after I used ...
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Beamer with Miktex 2.7

I have 2.7 installed and do not want to update to anything else for now. Can you point to me everything needed for Beamer latex to work with 2.7 and guide me. I keep downloading this and that package ...
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TexWorks has stopped working for only one tex document

I searched far and wide for a solution to this, but the one topic that could have procured an answer was closed (which didn't make sense to me?). I have a .tex document in TexWorks that was installed ...
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TexMaker does not generate pdf (no error)

I was writing a document for months using TexMaker and everything worked fine. Today suddenly nothing (usefull) happened after quick build. I also tried pdfLatex and Latex commands and log file doesn'...