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Setting MikTeX proxy from batch file

I am trying to automate the installation of MikTeX on Windows 7 machines but fail when it comes to proxy definition. Manual definition using the GUI works well, but not the batch file based ...
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Error: Could not start the command pdflatex.exe

Whenever I work on TeX, first time it works normal and gives output but later it makes problems and can not give output. Mostly it gives error like this "Error: Could not start the command: ...
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About error “ could not start default compiler : PdfLaTex ”

Recently I install texstudio. (My mitex is version 2.9) But when I compile the the following popup appears could not start default compiler : PdfLaTex : pdflatex.exe - synctex =1 - ...
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epstopdf does not create any output when run by latexmk

EDIT: I was pointed to a solution by someone else. I use Sublime Text 2 as my editor, and use the LatexTools package to compile the file. In my case, I had forgotten to add ;%PATH% to my texpath ...
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Can't find svg file

even though i changed PDFLaTex to: pdflatex.exe --shell-escape -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex i still get those error messages Zeile 16: File fig/vector' not found. } Zeile 16: ...
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How to convert pdf to eps

I know that this post provides a windows batch file conversion option, but after I run the batch file, a .cmd UI comes up, and I'm not sure what to do from there. I have tried entering the file name ...
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How to use biblatex with miktex and texmaker

I try to write my thesis with LaTeX. I built a basic template which seems to work. But, now I want to use biblatex for autor-year citations. And this doesn't seem to work in my case. I'm getting ...
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Does svg package work on Windows?

The 2012 documentation for the svg package says "Finally, this package will not work on Windows". Is this still true?
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Creating pdf using winshell and latex causes winshell to crash

I am running windows 7 trying to make latex files using winshell. I have used winshell's website and followed their instructions on the error, which was to find the correct directory for latex's ...
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No PDF file found

I am using TeXStudio and MikTex 2.9 (Windows 10). My file was working properly until today and I did not change anything. I've already tried renaming the file and change permissions (allow all ...
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tlmgr proxy on Windows

I have TeX Live installed on Windows 7. I need some additional packages. The computer sits behind a proxy, so tlmgr does not work. I couldn't find any mentioning of proxies in the tlmgr documentation. ...
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makeglossaries with the glossaries package using TexShop & TexLive Manager on Windows 10

I'm getting the following errors: Process started: makeglossaries.exe "Thesis" No \@istfilename found in 'Thesis.aux'. Did your LaTeX run fail? Did your LaTeX run produce any output? Did you ...
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Can I just install TeX Live to get ConTeXt?

I have a hankering to try ConTeXt again. I am normally a MikTeX user -- its on all my computers, except the linux ones (which generally use whatever is the the package manager). Last time I used ...
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Compiling a file in Mac works fine. Comping it in Windows fails

I am compiling a document successfully, on Texshop on Mac. When I send my document to my supervisor, he cannot compile the document. He receives the error I could not find Mybibfile.bib database. It ...
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Weird bodegraph output [closed]

I've tried to make a bodegraph with the bodegraph package and gnuplot. I'm using TexLive and TexStudio on a Windows 10 computer. I get red axes and no graph, only the axes. ...
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Code that compiled in ubuntu but not working in win 7

I was typing my thesis in ubuntu in gedit and compiling in the terminal and it worked fine but now due to some reasons I installed windows 7 in my PC but the same code is not working in texmaker. When ...
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pgf-pie package [duplicate]

I've normally been able to just use packages without much thought: \usepackage{tikz} and things have worked just fine. However I've tried to include the pgf-pie package and I get: ! LaTeX Error: ...
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jabref web search stopped working [closed]

I've been using Jabref for a few months, I really like it; but suddenly the web search function doesn't work. Regardless of what search term I type in for Medline, I get a "no references found" ...
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Xepersian does not work on Windows, missing xepersian.sty

I've installed the full version of TexLive 2011 on my friend's Windows. When I try to compile Persian tex files with xelatex engine I get this error: missing xepersian.sty. I tried both TexMaker ...
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Linux PNG not compiling on Windows

I'm creating .png image plots using the Python library matplotlib on Ubuntu. On Windows, I'm writing a LaTeX document and want to include that image: \includegraphics{myplot.png} I'm getting the ...
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Trouble installing MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 10

I have PC with fresh install of Windows 10. I am now trying to install the version of MiKTeX 2.9, but am running into same installation problem. The install starts fine (Net install, basic install, ...
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Lyx2.1: change PDF viewer Windows10

I am using LyX 2.1 version and Acrobat Reader DC and Windows 10. When I select View PDF[(pdflatex)], Acrobat opens but my file is not displayed. I have tried changing the path adding this C:\Program ...
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TeX Live Installation Failure on Windows

Please help me to resolve this issue... I am using Windows 7 (Enterprise Edition) computer to install Tex Live While running .exe file, I get an pop up message: "To unpack an then run ...
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exported PDFs are different in windows and ubuntu

I am using Texmaker with PDFLaTeX build option in both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The .tex uses my institute's template which is said "using scrreprt class of KOMA-Script". The problem is: I can ...
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Fontspec / Polyglossia error after windows 10 update

I have recently (about a week) updated the operating system from windows 7 to windows 10. As for this moment, any use of the fontspec or polyglossia packages won't compile. After the problem ...
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Windows 10/TexLive 2015 hangs during installation

I am installing TeXlive 2015 on a fresh Windows 10 but ran into a problem, I seek your help. First of, my system: Windows 10 Education, 64 bits install-tl-windows.exe after running ...
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Quickly Installing TeX Live on multiple windows machines with rather slow network?

I plan to have my students install TeX Live on their laptops (mostly Windows 8 or 10 Pro). If all of them download the packages at the same time, the network will be stalled. I could hand around the ...
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A way to open pdf files with Reader in Texmaker on Windows 10

How can I open the generated pdf files with the Windows Reader-App? I am using Texmaker 4.5 and Windows 10. What is the syntax for the "External Viewer" field so any new pdf gets opened with Reader?
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Lyx subsection shortcuts disabled

I am using Lyx 2.1.4 on a Windows System. When i need to create a subsection/pragrah i used the standard shortcuts Alt+A 1-5. For some reason the shortcuts are now disabled (which lyx tells me down ...
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pdflatex crashing with no error message and no output

I just switched to a new laptop, installed Miktex and Texmaker, and cannot get pdflatex to work. When started from inside Texmaker, the program runs for a few seconds, then spits out nothing. No ...
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bibtex cannot find database entry [closed]

After reading this and this question I'm still unable to get bibtex to find an article reference: C:\Users\CV\> bibtex cv This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (MiKTeX 2.9) The top-level auxiliary file: ...
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Include TikZ figure located in subdirectory with spaces using the standalone package

I want to include a TikZ figure located in a subdirectory that has a space in its name using the standalone package with the option mode = buildnew. However, I encounter an error, which seems related ...
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You have requested package `moderncvbodyi', but the package provides `moderncvbodyi' [duplicate]

I'm working with moderncv and keep getting the following warnings: C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tex\latex\moderncv\moderncvheadii.sty: LaTeX Warning: You have requested package ...
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How do I open PDF in Adobe Reader DC without locking the file from being updated by pdflatex?

I don't know if this is possible on Adobe Reader DC on Windows, but asking in case someone has managed to do it. When I am working on a large document in LaTeX (I use TexStudio) I sometimes like to ...
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Font not loadable: metric data not found or bad

Okay, I'm having the following issue that resembles an issue other people have reported. But, I haven't seen any problem that is as simple as mine or any solution that's for my operating system. I am ...
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Print to EPS file in Windows 10

In Windows 7 and older versions I did this to generate EPS: I installed a driver for a postcript printer (from HP for example). Set "file" as printer port, so that output was directed to a file ...
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I cannot install MiKTeX 2.9 on windows 10

I am installing MiKTeX on windows 10, the installer continue till the end then it stops, this is the log file initializing setup service... starting installer... Loading package database... starting ...
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Importing Makefile project into TeXStudio

I'm on Windows 10 and I'm using the MiKTeX distribution. As editor I'm using TeXStudio. I have been given a LaTeX template containing a Makefile for building. However, I didn't manage to figure out ...
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LaTeX for surface 3 [duplicate]

I am planning to get a Microsoft surface 3. I am wondering that can I download MikTeX and TeXstudio or other LaTeX softwares. I found a same question at this post LaTeX for Microsoft Surface. But this ...
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Can I install MikeTex 2.9 on my Windows XP Service Pack 2 system?

I'm using an Pentium 4 desktop PC, with an Intel Celeron 1,8 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 40 GB of hard disk space, partitioned into C:, D:, and E: drives. I'm running Microsodt Windows XP ...
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How to get with TexLive Windows/Linux same extensive verbose level as with Rubber?

If I compile the following MWE with Rubber under Linux (rubber --pdf VerboseDemo.tex) I get a nice verbose level including the HyperRef debug. However if I compile with plain pdflatex under windows ...
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Registering windows network path as local texmf directory in MiKTeX

I would like to add a Windows UNC network path (e.g. \\server\path\to\local\texmf) as local texmf directory to my MiKTeX installation. I know how to add a path that has a local drive letter (e.g. ...
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Lyx not opening, windows 10

Im having a strange problem. I have used lyx always and last time I used it was a few days ago. Today my computer for strange reasons starting saying it was completely full (0 byte free!). Opened lyx ...
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Tex Live 2015 on Windows 10: errors during update in Tex Live Manager

In a brand new installation of Tex Live, the first time I tried to update installed packages (a few weeks after installation), I got many errors similar to the following: fmtutil-sys ...
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Error 43 while knitting a markdown to pdf in a R project created on mac and run on Windows

I created a R project which outputs some plots to pdf using rmarkdown::render with an .Rmd file. I shared the folder when the R project and all the relative files are kept to a colleague using Google ...
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MikTex 2.9 fails to install on windows 8.1

I tried to install MikTex 2.9 on windows 8.1, but the operation failed with the following error: MikTex setup wizard The operation failed for some reason Details: C:\Program Files ...
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I can't install Miktex on Windows XP “It has produced unknown software exception … ” [on hold]

I need to install but I have not could do it. I have an old PIII with 384 Mb RAM running Windows XP service pack 3. I have intented to install: Basic-miktex-2.9.5721.exe, Setup-2.9.5721.exe and ...
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MiKTex on Windows 10 [closed]

I have just downloaded and installed MiKTeX. When I tried to update from nearest package repository I get "Sorry, but something went wrong: The remote package repository is not online. You have to ...
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Working TeX files from three different computers with different base username

I have a Windows work desktop, a Windows home desktop, and a Mac laptop. I primarily use the two Windows machines. The problem is that this is a VERY large project that imports lots of charts and ...
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problems installing MiKTeX 2.9 on windows 10 (64 bit)

I am trying for a couple of days now to install MiKTeX 2.9 but every time i'm starting to download the files on my laptop (currently running on win 10) it tell me : the operation could not be ...