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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 … ” [closed]

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) [closed]

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 ...
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\usepackage{graphicx} breaks document in Texmaker / MiKTeX

I use Texmaker with MiKTeX on Windows 7. So far everything worked fine during the creation of a 30+ pages document. Now I would like to include one JPG, but as soon as I \usepackage{graphicx} the ...
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Leaving the current page empty and starting on the next

I'm trying to format a document in lyx so that each chapter or section begins on its own page. Following this question and adding the following to the latex preamble: \usepackage{afterpage} ...
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windows 10, and texmaker pdf build

Under Windows 7, a document I made in Texmaker compiled well and produced a pdf, but it doesn't work under Windows 10: it compiles and produces a rather long log file with no errors, but there's no ...
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Paste command no longer working in lyx

I have been using lyx for a while and everything was working smoothly. Recently, however, I tried deleting a float figure and inserting it at a different point in the document. Following this question ...
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How to install a package on texlive? [windows 7]

How to install a package on windows 7? I want to install the following packages for texlive: graphicx graphics subcaption float also, is there a way to see a list of the packages I have installed on ...
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Spelling syntax colouring

Is there a way to change the syntax colouring for spelling in TexWorks? Currently red for comments and underlined red for mispelled words doesn't really stand out.
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Unresponsive pdf viewer in TeXmaker

I have been using TexMaker for a while now and I am quite satisfied overall. For the past few days though, the external pdf viewer does not seem to be working. When I click on the icon, which is the ...
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Can fontspec use fonts from SkyFonts?

On my Windows 7 system I installed via SkyFonts from Fonts.com: Sabon Next Display The font does not appear in C:\Windows\Fonts. However, it shows up in certain desktop applications, for example Xara ...
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Windows TeX editor with forward code search

I am looking for a LaTeX editor on Windows that can Automatically change the PDF view to the current place of edit, possibly after a keyboard shortcut and can preferably highlight the section being ...
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TeXLive 2015: loading arabxetex causes compilation error before `\begin{document}`?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} %\usepackage{arabxetex} %\usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} Test. \end{document} This compiles, and works as ...
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Encoding problem when generating umlaut code from batch [closed]

This is my setting. I have a main tex-file: % TextTest.tex \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % in order to be able to write åäö. \input{name.tex} \begin{document} ...
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Latin1, utf8 with Texmaker

I state that I have read many discussions about my problem but have not yet managed to solve. I 'the first time I use LaTeX and as editor I chose Texmaker. I'm writing on Windows 7 64bit. I created a ...
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WinEdt to open in “Reader”

My question is a mixture of WinEdt settings, Windows 10 administrator settings and Windows apps. I realize that it might not be exactly appropriate here, but I figured some people might have wanted to ...
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XeLaTeX not finding font

I am trying to use a template I found online, which is compiled with XeLaTeX and uses the Fontin font. I installed that font from the included link, along with its "smallcaps" variant etc. I have ...
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Compilation problem with miktex 2.9 on windows 8.1

I install MikTeX 2.9 on my Windows 8.1 but compilation always fails. Which version of MikTeX is compatible with Windows 8.1? when i launch a document compilation, i always have the error message ...
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Knitr not available in LyX (Windows)

I installed LyX with MicTeX on my pc. I installed the Knitr module. So I see in the packages in R studio that I can add 'Knitr'. After that i added the path of R.home('bin') to the PATH in the ...
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Easy-to-install LaTeX editor for Windows 10? [duplicate]

Can anyone provide me with a list of LaTeX editors that are up to date enough to be compatible with Windows 10, and if possible provide a link to where I would download those editors?
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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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Custom compiling order in miktex [closed]

I'm writing my master thesis and to get all refrences I need to run the order: PdfLaTeX Bibtex Makeindex PdfLaTeX PdfLaTeX (view pdf) I'm using miktex 2.9 (64bit) on windows ...
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Can't make Line-less Fraction

I'm trying to make a line-less fraction to more accurately show vector coordinates. At least my teacher wants us to show them in brackets one above the other like a fraction, but without the fraction ...
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LuaTeX issue with space in path?

Using TeXnicCenter on Windows 7 I stumbled over an issue with LuaTeX from TeXLive 2015 where certain documents would not compile. I tried different things and found a common theme: if there is a space ...
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Installing the 'mathabx' package [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the mathabx package and am having some troubles. I am using MixTek 2.9 and running TexWorks. I have tried typing \usepackage{mathabx} into the console as usual before I ...
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Working on same project from different machines

Is it possible to work on a project from different machines? I usually work on my thesis at home, but I'm considering to go to a library to work from there with their computers. At home I use ...
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Which essential packages I should install in TeXLive on Windows?

Which essential packages I should install for home use of LaTeX (TeXLive) on Windows?
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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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Hide kile's error dilogue box?

Is it possible to hide popup-boxes from kile? Specially like the one below. Details: On quickly copy-pasting and pressing [ctrl]+[s] in kile, a popup message appears saying "document could not be ...
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Is there any systematic way to have the pdf outputs a naming to include the date they are edited on and remain in the folder after multiple edits?

Working with %pdflatex, each pdf file has the name of the .tex file from which it is compiled. For the case of writing CVs, it happens that the CV is updated each month or each week periodically. Is ...
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Running pythonTeX with Lyx under Windows

I am trying to get pythonTeX running with Lyx 2.4.1 in Windows 10 by following this post. I have installed pythonTeX and verified it is working when running a test file with the commands: pdflatex ...
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MiKTex package update fails “Windows API error 87” [duplicate]

I have just installed MiKTex 2.9 in Windows 7. I had this problem and fixed it by deleting the .fndb files. The first time I try to compile a "hello world" .tex file , a window pops up titled Package ...
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Run MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have tried to install MiKTeX 2.9 on my Windows 8 laptop and the installation wizard was running fine and i had no problems. when I was compiling TeX the first time the following occurred: Sorry, ...
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MiKTeX: Two things did not succeed

I installed a new hard drive on my computer this summer and I'm trying to install MiKTeX on it now. There were no problems when I was using my old hard drive. My OS is Windows 8.1. I'm trying to ...
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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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TexLive 2015 - error when using “french” options with TexStudio

I am new in the LaTex world. I just installed yesterday Texlive 2015 et texstudio (last version) on my windows 10 computer. Everything seems to be working properly except for the template ...
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Why are many pdf-readers under windows unable to open my pdf-files created with pdflatex under linux/ubuntu distribution texlive [closed]

This is a question concerning two areas. OSs and creating pdf-documents from LaTex-scripts. The point is the following. When I create a pdf-file under Linux using pdflatex, I can open the file under ...
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“makeglossaries: Invalid argument” without any arguments

I have a MikTeX installation on a Windows 7, and just downloaded and installed ActiveState Perl to be able to run the makeglossaries script. Unfortunately, something is wrong, since even trying to ...
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Help LaTeX with Windows not flushing file cache in time when using filecontents.sty

Casually, I run into trouble while using the filecontents package: LaTeX complains that the data file created by the filecontents environment is not writeable: LaTeX Warning: Overwriting file ...
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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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How to correctly configure TeXnicCenter to open PDF files with the Microsoft Windows Reader app?

I really like the PDF reader app in Windows 10. I already found out how to open PDF's via command line with it: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start "reader:" But when entering this in TeXnicCenter ...
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Issue installing Tex Live on Windows 10

I installed yesterday a clean version of Windows 10 after the update and the format. Today I was trying install Tex Live but there is an issue. The installer (exe) unzip the file but then simply shut ...