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I downloaded manually cntformats.sty and put it in the directory exsheets. But Latex still doesn't recognize it and asks if I want to download it. I tried several times to download it by changing the location of links through latex, but the message "not found" is always returned.

I greatly appreciate your help. Thank you

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    Welcome to TeX SX! Why didn't you install it with your distribution package manager? Both MiKTeX and TeX Live have it. – Bernard Aug 26 '15 at 11:22
  • Welcome to TeX.SE. Which TeX distribution do you use? How did you install the package -- through a package manager or by manually copying various files into various directories? After copying the files to their destinations, did you update the filename database of your TeX distribution? – Mico Aug 26 '15 at 11:24
  • Thanks to you all for welcoming me and for your answers. I downloaded MikTex basic, but that file was missing. Also could you show me how to update the filename database? – Rafiq Aug 26 '15 at 11:27
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    You shouldn't manually add the file to the directories MikTeX has installed, I don't think. Better would be to use MikTeX's package manager to install the relevant package. Note that this is likely to happen quite a lot if you've only installed a basic set of packages. (Assuming 'basic' means roughly the same for MikTeX as it does for TeX Live.) – cfr Aug 26 '15 at 11:38
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To put cntformats.sty manually, follow these steps:

-Go to program files-->MikTex2.9-->tex-->latex

-Inside latex create a folder and rename it cntformats, and inside it put cntformats.sty

-after that go to program files-->MikTex2.9-->bin ,

and double click mo.exe, click "Refresh FNDB", when this is finished, click Update Formats.

Hope that helps. Good luck.

  • @ clemens: I didn't see your comment before I submitted my answer. Thank you very much. That helps a lot. – Rafiq Aug 31 '15 at 12:41
  • @ clemens: Yes, I saw them indeed, this why I told that that helped a lot. And that still helps a lot. – Rafiq Aug 31 '15 at 12:50
  • Unfortunately, this just got me a new error message: "Tasks.sty not found". Am I supposed to need another package to go with exsheets? – WeCanLearnAnything Sep 3 '15 at 17:28
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    @WeCanLearnAnything yes. The same is true for a lot of packages which is why most people simply install a complete TeX distribution… – clemens Sep 30 '15 at 14:40
  • @ clemens - What is a "complete TeX distribution"? I use MikTeX and TeXmaker. Is that not complete? – WeCanLearnAnything Oct 1 '15 at 17:43

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