I'm trying to make a time-line using the chronology package, but get the error:

! LaTeX Error: File `chronology.sty' not found.

Here's what I have, using an example I found on StackOverflow:


I can find the chronology file in the MiKTeX Package Manager, but I don't have the option to install it (neither do I have the option to uninstall it for that matter).

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    Works fine for me in a current miktex. Did you start the package manager in admin or in user mode? Which miktex version do you have? – Ulrike Fischer Mar 7 '13 at 15:07
  • @UlrikeFischer I'm using it in user mode as I'm on a university computer. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9. – Danger Fourpence Mar 7 '13 at 16:38
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    Try if it helps if you synchronize (or even change) the repository (menu "Repository" in the manager). – Ulrike Fischer Mar 7 '13 at 16:53

The easiest and quickest solution is to find chronology.sty online and put it in the working directory with your document. Obviously this is not a long-term (or elegant) solution, but should work. A copy is available at:


or the package dtx is at


Chronology isn't deprecated (to my knowledge) so I don't know why it's not available for you to install.

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    According to CTAN, the package is available for install both with TeX Live and MiKTeX. – egreg Mar 7 '13 at 15:26
  • Agreed. I show the same. However, just to test I included chronology with a new document (I've never installed it before), and my miktex/texmaker did not automatically find it. Looking into it now... ok, update: I could not install on the fly but from the package manager I could find and install it. Peculiar. – Andy K. Mar 7 '13 at 15:31

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