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Conflict between expl3.sty and breqn [duplicate]

I've encountered some problems using the breqn-package. I've allready read most of the topics on this forum about breqn but didn't find a solution. When I use the breqn-package, the log-file produces ...
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colortbl conflict with tabular parbox? [duplicate]

I have a large document that I want to fix column widths in several tables and I have previously done so using p{XXin} column types (where XX is some number). I recently moved to a new computer and ...
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How do I update my TeX distribution?

I'm trying to compile a document that only works with an up-to-date distribution, so I'd like to know: how do I update my distribution? Please provide screenshots where appropriate. List of answers ...
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How should one maintain and update a MiKTeX installation?

Every once in a while after updating MiKTeX, the installation gets into an inconsistent state. This might be a problem with the packages (an example is described in this question), but sometimes ...
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Difference between administrative and user mode of MiKTeX

For a lot of questions here on TeX.SE and on other fora regarding MiKTeX, it turns out that the underlying problem actually lies in the not understood distinction between administrative and user modes....
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LaTeX packages: automatic versus manual installation, and related issues

I often run into problems in LaTeX with packages. I did a reinstall (MiKTeX) and it seemed to fix some issues with knowing where packages coming from or going. In general, I am not sure what should or ...
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How frequently should one update packages?

When programming, I take some care regarding updating of external dependencies, to be sure that my code isn't affected. With LaTeX (I'm using MikTeX), it seems harder to know when I should update ...
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error: pdflatex.exe: the memory dump file could not be found

I've seen this question on a closed post on this forum, but the answer given there does not solve my problem. I'm an unexperienced LaTeX user, using TeXnicCenter, and MikTeX 2.9 on 64-bit Windows 7. ...
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Biber & Biblatex - getting errors when more than one citation [closed]

I am using Texstudio 2.6.4, Miktex 2.9, Biber 1.8 and Biblatex 2.9 on Win7x64. I switched from Natbib to Biblatex as I want to use some of the better citation options in my thesis. I kept getting ...
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MikTex Installation Error: File name database capacity exceeded

When trying to do a complete intallation of MikTex 2.8 the setup wizard returns the following error: The operation could not be completed for the following reason: File name database capacity ...
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Which one to choose? Update (Admin) or Update, Settings (Admin) or Settings?

I am green on MikteX, and would like to have a try on this suprior tool. Environment: Windows 8.1, ProteXt\MikteX 2.9.4533. My Windows 8.1 has two accounts, namely the administrator account and the ...
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XELATEX error : l.52 make_char_active:n

I am using WinEdt 7.0 in WINDOWS 7. I was trying run a tex file using XeLaTeX. The error reads as follows: ! Undefined control sequence l.52 \char_make_active:n{"20}% Please suggest on this. UPDATE ...
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Unknown MiKTeX exception

I'm new with latex and I just installed Miktex (2.9) and Texstudio (2.12.6) both in C:\Latex. Texstudio found the Miktex installation alright and now I tried to built the template that I wanted to use....
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biber breaks when it's run [closed]

I'm trying to use biber with biblatex under windows xp. However, when I run it with any argument including biber --help it breaks with the same error message: Biber/Utils.pm did not return a true ...
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problem with polyglossia after update of MiKTeX 2.9 packages [closed]

I updated all MiKTeX packages today (2011-10-11) and my files no longer compile. I traced the problem to the polyglossia package. Even an empty file won't compile: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \...

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