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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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Beamer: PDF presentation viewer to play embedded videos and show elapsed time

I have been suffering from finding a PDF presentation viewer for beamer output on Windows that can play embedded videos (by media9 package) and show the elapsed presentation time. I have tried the ...
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tikzexternalize, list-and-make, list of figures to be updated

I am using tikz' externalize library on windows. Since my document contains graphics with \ref, I need to use list and make instead of convert with system call. Since I am working on windows, I cannot ...
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How can I use fancytooltips in Windows OS? [closed]

In many earlier posts I read about fancytooltip. However, I installed this package in Windows 32bit OS from ctan website. In some examples of this website such as tex.stackexchange.com post used ...
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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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TexStudio (Win. 7): Don't show the full filename in the tab

I could not find a solution to this "issue" of mine so I decided to ask the question myself. As the title says, for each open file/.tex document, is it possible to omit the rest of its filename with ...
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TexMaker 4.5 version does not run Quick Build and gives error message

I have just downloaded and installed TeXmaker 4.5 version on my new laptop (Windows 10). When I try to run Quick Build (Key F1), I get the error message: "Could not start the command. pdflatex-...
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Opening TeX documents with TeXworks instead of TeXstudio

When I open a TeX document by double-clicking on it, the LaTeX editor TeXstudio usually opens the document. I prefer using TeXworks, and I can open TeX documents using TeXworks by right-clicking and ...
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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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Location of pdflatex when installing Lyx

Where is the location of pdflatex when installed through Lyx on Windows?
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Command assists for Texworks

Are the following features of Kile available in texworks or any other tex-editors for windows ? Any word or command used before, appearing as options automatically after typing the first three ...
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Getting a live preview of TeX (on Windows) - for just a small snippet of code?

I wish to have a quickly updating work area so to be able to learn my LaTeX faster. From reviewing the answers on tex.stackexchange, and from going through the list of TeX editors on Wikipedia - I ...
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How to set a font family with pandoc?

I have some reports written in MultiMarkDown and want to convert them to pdf (via xelatex) with pandoc. As I am in an professional environment, a certain font-family is mandatory. The fonts are ...
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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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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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Indexing in Latex with printing the first letter for each group , on a WINDOWS system? [duplicate]

I've created index with makeidx package. It works. I just need to print the first letter above every group of keys. My problem is the same cited here (package makeidx: print first letter for each ...
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pdflatex cannot find my .tex file

For some strange reason pdflatex.exe apparently can't find the .tex file I'm trying to process in the Windows terminal. I open the terminal, navigate to the appropriate folder and enter the ...
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Is there a LaTeX editor for Windows with an equivalent to RefTeX ?

I am currently using TexMaker on Windows to write my LaTeX documents. However, I would be very interested in a feature like RefTex (emacs module for bibtex) that would allow me to search directly in ...
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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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Using Hyperref in LyX - PDFLaTeX Hebrew

In the past year or so I have been using LyX in Hebrew with the Hebrew Article document class, with the PDFLaTeX format. Lately I found the Hyperref package, and with a single click all non-Hebrew ...
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Text in pdf output not recognized

I am writing my first document with Latex, so please be patient ;-) I've searched through forums again and again but was unable to find a solution. I am working with Texmaker and when compiling my ...
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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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Configuring arara in Texstudio on Windows

Following this answer, I fully installed arara from Github, then I tried to run the user command Arara from Texstudio menu on this simple code but I got an error Uh-oh, the configuration file ...
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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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Re-installed LyX on Windows 8 laptop; pdf preview doesn't work

At first, LyX was popping up an error message (something to the effect that it couldn't find some sort of MiKTeX thing; I'm sorry I didn't write down the exact message). Anyway, I was able to fix ...
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TeX Root incorrect, MiKTeX209-core.dll no entry, amstex.exe quarantined by Norton 360

I have a desktop computer in my office with Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) SP 1, and my private laptop with Windows Home (64 bit) SP 1. MikTeX 2.9 full 64 bit version is installed on both of them, ...
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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'...
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Impossible to save LaTeX file in Texmaker on Windows

Yesterday, I downloaded the latest version of MiKTeX and Texmaker and started using XeLaTeX. Today, I am no longer able to compile or save any .tex file. When I try to do so, a message pops up: “The ...
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Question marks in cross-referencing after using pdflatex command

I am working on a software, to automatically generate *.tex-files with some predefined and generated text inside. After generating the files, I am calling the Windows command line (CMD) and try to ...
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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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minted complilation problem when changing machine

I'm writing a document science 7 months in my office desktop and every things worked well, but when I take all files to compile in my home computer, I got this error compilation with the minted ...
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When I open and close the pdf made by LaTeX in Acrobat, I can't work anymore on LaTeX

I recently have a problem with my LaTeX, that when I open the pdf produced by LaTeX in Acrobat, I can not reproduce it and I have to restart Windows, it also give an error that is: \begin{document} ...
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What is the Windows MikTeX equivalent to “updating pdftex.map by running initexmf --mkmaps”? [duplicate]

I have been having this problem: pdfTeX error (font expansion): auto expansion is only possible with scalable fonts even with \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} My most recent trouble-shooting step is what ...
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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 install-tl-...
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TeX Live not compiling from TeXnicCenter

Due to problems with psfragfig and MiKTeX I wanted to switch to TeX Live and TeXnicCenter instead (on Windows 8). However it does not compile even the smallest MWE in TeXnicCenter. I always get the ...
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Problem Viewing Output

I have a problem compiling .tex documents and viewing the output on TeXnicCenter. I am attempting to go from LaTex to PDF. The error that keeps on popping up is cannot execute the command, however I ...
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pdfopen / pdfclose don't work with Acrobat/Adobe Reader XI

Can anybody explain how to get pdfopen/pdfclose working for Adobe Reader XI? If you could make your instructions as detailed as possible that would be really appreciated. I'm using Miktex 2.9 on ...
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Adobe Reader in Texworks

I know that it is possible to set Adobe Reader as the default viewer with TeXnicCenter. I have also read some posts saying that so far TexWorks doesn't support any other viewer than the default one (...
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Forward/inverse search between Kile and Okular in Windows

I am using Kile (Version 2.9.60) and Okular (Version 0.16.2) on Windows 8. I've told Okular I use Kile as editor by Settings->Configure Okular->Editor-> Editor: Kile Command: kile --line %l and I've ...
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How to use 'marvosim' package in windows8?

I am using Latex with tex editor 'Texmaker' in windows8. But whenever I compile .tex file it shows an error use package marvosim/marvosim.sty not found. How can I fix this problem?
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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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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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How do I enter full_path and path_extension using the import package in Windows?

How do I enter full_path and path_extension using the import package? I am using Windows and want to point to c:\tex\proj\pic\alpha having proj as the directory hosting the tex file (I would like to ...
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How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor?

How can I have several (La)TeX distributions co-existing on the same computer and easily switch between them using one editor? I am using Windows but it would be interesting to see answers for *nix ...
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Error when updating texlive 2015

When I want to update packages of texlive 2015 I get this error? what is the problem? tlmgr update --list The locale codeset (cp720) isn't one that perl can decode, stopped at C:\texlive \2015\...
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LaTeX 'Cannot execute this comand'

working first time with TeX, installed TexNicCenter and MikTeX. I got some .tex files which I want to convert to .pdf just to make sure everything is installed properly and it works so I can stark ...
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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 - interaction=...
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How to use biblatex with miktex and texmaker [closed]

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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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: ...