My LaTex distribution is MikTeX 2.9 and I am using TeXmaker. The LaTeX has been installed successfully and I have the deserving output for such test:

    \phi + \psi = \chi

But the problem is that there is no TikZ library within my distribution as I check the package Manager (Admin)... Even after the trying to find new updates, there is no TikZ among the offers.

I just tried to add \usepackage{tikz} to above code but a message box containing below error will be appeared:

The file required: tex\latex\ms\everyshi.sty is missing. It is part of the following packege: ms

The odd thing is that there is even no ms package among update offers!

How would I handle this?!...

Thanks in advance

  • The error looks strange. However the bundle might be named after pgf rather than tikz. May 19, 2015 at 13:44

2 Answers 2


The weird error just resolved by re-installing some packages:

ms + xcolor + mptopdf

Actually, update was not a cure for the problem, but the re-installing above target packages, could which be taken as prerequisites of TikZ into account, removed the issue.

Now calling \usepackage{tikz} is possible, safely.


I think you installed the basic package of MiKTeX. You have to integrate the package that miss with the integrated package manager. I don't use MiKTeX, but at this site I fond that.


Good work.

  • 1
    No... That is one with the complete set of the packages... But the issue was from the other side, as I mentioned in the response...
    – User
    May 19, 2015 at 13:56

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