My Problem is that I want to include a stylesheet for LaTeX from my university. I have MikTeX 2.9 running.

With MiKTeX Options I should be able to add a root direction, such as

    MiKTeX Problem Report
Message: Not a TDS-compliant root directory.  
Data: C:\localtexmf  
Source: Programs\MiKTeX\MO\MFC\PropPageRoots.cpp  
Line: 367  
MiKTeX: 2.9  
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Business Edition, 64-bit Service Pack 1 (build 7601)  
Invokers: non-existing/explorer  
SystemAdmin: yes  
PowerUser: no  
Root0: C:\Users\Chef\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9  
Root1: C:\Users\Chef\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9  
Root2: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9  
Root3: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9  
UserInstall: C:\Users\Chef\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9  
UserConfig: C:\Users\Chef\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9  
UserData: C:\Users\Chef\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9  
CommonInstall: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9  
CommonConfig: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9  
CommonData: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9  

If I am also putting it for example: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\TUD It doesn't work

What am I doing wrong?

Any ideas?

  • To do a shameless copy of an own work (cf. my answer to Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX): “This folder must be TDS compliant … MiKTeX will complain, if not. What you need, depends on what you want to install into this directory, at least a tex\latex subtree should be sufficient. You will go safe, if you mimic the structure of the (itself TDS compliant) MiKTEX tree…”
    – Speravir
    Dec 9, 2013 at 23:54

1 Answer 1


As far as I know, such a directory (I guess it corresponds to the style/class files from your university) cannot be installed directly under a root. It should be in <root>\tex\latex\TUD. And the <root> should not be C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9, but preferably in some local TeX root that respects the TDS architecture, e.g. C:\LocalTeXMF\tex\latex\TUD, creating the required directories. You also can put them in C:\Users\Chef\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9\tex\latex\TUD.

If there is any documentation, put it in <root>\doc\latex\TUD, whichever local root you choose.

Don't forget to refresh the FNDB.

  • That was it. I Had it an C:\LocalTeXMF But now I have it in C:\LocalTeXMF\tex\latex\TUD Thank you very very much! All out there, have great day!
    – TimK
    Dec 8, 2013 at 12:03
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