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Questions tagged [miktex]

MiKTeX is a widely used TeX distribution available for Windows.

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Trouble with the “initials” package

I've been trying to experiment with using LaTeX for more than just math papers, and I thought I'd try using some of the more 'fun' text options available. For reference, I'm using MikTeX pdfLaTeX. ...
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Why latex does not tell me which command is undefined?

From the beginning, took me a lot of time to come with the following minimal example: \PassOptionsToPackage{main=brazil,english,spanish,french}{babel} \documentclass[ 10pt, a5paper, ]{memoir} \...
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MikTex gothic letters using yfonts/ygoth [on hold]

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9.6500 64-bit and trying to install the old germanic fonts from CTAN. They contain three different types of old germanic fonts called Fraktur (in package as yfrak), Schwabacher (...
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Unexpected error message (Undefined control sequence. l.18 \xwm@secstopagerange)

The following basic TikZ code is throwing the compilation error via PDFLaTeX: ("C:\fakepath\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9\tex/generic/pgf/frontendla yer/tikz/libraries\tikzlibrarytopaths.code.tex"...
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Miktex \printindex doesn`t work [duplicate]

I use MiKTeX 2.9 and use{imakeidx } for doing list of indexes in beamer. but I have the message in log: No file "DM2019_7 (2)".ind. [103 ] In texstudio it works . Please help. Example : \...
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how to use \define@ for additional xcookybooky-keys

I am starting to use the xcookybooky package and currently am trying to define additional keys to the headline, as in the documentation, where it say, for example, \define@key{headlines}{...
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How to report the --output-directory bug on pdflatex/latexmk on Tex Live?

As already reported on this other question I can't write on file 'foo.aux', when: Using the --output-directory option of both pdflatex and latexmk Using Tex Live 2017 on Linux The ...
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“I can't write on file …” when installing class from a .ins file [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the elsarticle class manually on MiKTeX 2.9 (Windows) from the .ins file. However, when I type latex .\elsarticle.ins, I get the following: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2....
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Warning about PDF version [duplicate]

Running PDFTeXify in MiKTeX Revision 2.9.6809 I sometimes get this warning about PDF versions. pdfTeX warning: pdflatex.exe (file ./Plato.pdf): PDF inclusion: found PDF version <1.6>, but at ...
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How can I install a package on MikTeX?

I need to install a LaTeX package on my MikTeX system. Specifically, I am trying to make biblatex work, but I always get the error message: ! LaTeX Error: File `biblatex.sty' not found. I have ...
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MiKTeX updates packages only partially

When I requested recently MiKTeX console to update my installation (portable version on Win10) I noticed that not all packages that have been updated in the package database are recognized to be ...
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Matlab prettifier problem with *

I'm trying to use the matlab-prettifier. Following code does not compile: \begin{lstlisting}[ style = Matlab-editor, basicstyle = \mlttfamily, ] ro=zeros(length(prec),length(prec)+length(h)-1); ...
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table* not visible in article

I have run into a really weird issue. Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{here} \begin{document} Test \begin{table*}[H] \begin{tabular}{ll} A & B\\ \end{...
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usepackage{siunitx} produces error - texstudio

Im using TexStudio in UTF8. the following codes \documentclass{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \num{0.12368455} \num[round-mode=places,round-precision=4]{0.12368455} \end{...
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Local package repository of MikTeX

What is a local packages repository and how to create a local package repository? I need to add some .sty and .cls files of my own, I follow the instructions from some users of this forum but whatever ...
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Fontspec and Microsoft Store fonts on Windows 10

As of April 2018, Windows 10 now installs some fonts through the Microsoft Store or Microsoft Office. These fonts are not installed in the usual font folder C:\Windows\Fonts, but instead in protected ...
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PDF being generated and then disappears [error message below]

The error message reads"Sorry, but miktex-makepk did not succeed for the following reason: PK font futr8r could not be created. The log file hopefully contains the information to get MiKTeX going ...
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two nomenclatures in one document in two different pages

I am using nomencl package to build nomenclature and a list of abbreviations. I want to make the list of abbreviations to appear on a different page than the nomenclature. How do I make this happen? ...
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Can't compile mdframed example after miktex installation

I just got a new computer and installed mikTeX, emacs and auctex. Then I tried to compile a basic example from mdframed documentation : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[...
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MikTeX fails to find a font installed in Windows10 (in XeLaTeX)

I have problem using some open type fonts in Windows 10 with XeLaTeX in MikTeX. I downloaded a Malayalam language font, "Gayathri" and tried to use it in XeLaTeX. This font is clearly listed in the ...
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No pdflatex.exe file in miktex directory

After installing MiKTeX and TexMaker, I tried using TexMaker to create a simple first script. When I tried to compile it using PdfLaTeX, I got an error message saying: Could not start the command. ...
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Error in Texmaker building a file: Error : could not start the command : “.aux”

I am trying to transition from a very old and no longer supported latex platform to using Miktex with texmaker. There seems to be a problem with bibtex, but actually the problem may be more than just ...
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make tex glossaries files accessible for all documents across system

I created some rather big glossaries files with symbols, acronyms, ... Glossary_Acronyms.tex Glossary_Glossary.tex Glossary_Symbols.tex for a programming project with multiple tex documents as their ...
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pgffor.code.tex Error?

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage[english,greek]{babel} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{ucs} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{makeidx} \...
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MikTex Console crashes on Windows 7

I just installed the basic-miktex-2.9.6942-x64.exe on my notebook with Windows 7 (SP1) for all users. Then I tried to start MikTeX Console for updates. The console didn't appear, the Windows message "...
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MikTex issue using ClearSans with XeLatex [closed]

I am running into some trouble trying to compile a document using the ClearSans font with XeLaTeX. I am running an up-to-date copy of MikTex, all packages have been updated yesterday. The following is ...
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Miktex console is not opening

Recently after updating MiKTeX 2.9 the console did not open again. I try deleting everything and installing MiKTeX again. This didn't work at all. Every time I try to execute miktex-console.exe ...
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LyX 2.3.1 / MiKTeX / Windows 10 does not see was and upgreek packages

I'm trying to enter upright Greek letters into my equations using the upgreek package (which in turn is part of was – see here). I'm using LyX 2.3.1 on Windows 10 with MiKTeX 2.9. I installed ...
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[table]{xcolor} and array v2.4k conflict [closed]

I'm trying to create a table with: different formatting across cells footnotes minipages coloured rows For the coloured rows I'm trying to use xcolor with the [table] option. However, this ...
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Is there automatic live renderer to LaTeX?

I'm new to LaTeX and I'm using MiKTeX and TeXworks. I am wondering if there is a way that every change in my .tex automatically rendered and shown on a display? Currently I click the typeset button ...
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Configuration of texmaker with portable miktex

I have downloaded the portable miktex and I have installed texmaker on my computer. The following screenshot presents by configuration: Apparently I am missing something because the following errors ...
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latexdiff error: The system cannot find the file specified

After an apparently mandatory Windows update screwed up my PATH variables and Controlled Folder Access, I took great pains to reconfigure (and even reinstall) MikTeX 2.9 so that the usual routines ...
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Can't install complete Miktex in Windows 10

When I try to install setup-2.9.6942-x64 from here https://miktex.org/2.9/setup on my Surface Pro with Windows 10 I get this error: I need the complete installation to knit with R studio. I tried ...
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MikTeX, Anki and Latex in Windows 10. Error executing dvipng. Sorry, but dvipng did not succeed

I have installed Anki and MikTeX in Windows 10 to create anki flashcards with LaTeX. I have installed MikTeX because I read that it's the best way to install dvipng and dvisvgm. After creating a ...
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PdfLaTeX in Texmaker doesn't work: Could not start the command. pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

I installed MiKTeX 2.9 and afterwards Texmaker 5.0.3 on Windows 10 and i am trying to "Quick build" a simple file to test it. The file: \documentclass[11pt]{scrartcl} \begin{document} Hello world! \...
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MikTeX + TeXstudio Portable

I have a new problem. I would like to use MikTeX and TeXstudio as portable version. But I have a problem and you can help me with Stutkur -Latex --MiKTeX ---texmfs ---TexStudio ---miktex-portable.cmd ...
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MiKTeX update error (Windows API error 32): MiKTeX console already in use

I just downloaded MiKTeX with the goal of using TeXstudio. My laptop is running Windows 10 Pro. After installing MiKTex 2.9.6942, when I try to install updates using the MiKTeX Console (as per the ...
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Miktex installation failure?

I have tried to install MikTeX using the Net Installer (setup-2.9.6942-x64) from a local repository that has the update of the 13 February but I am getting this error: An error occurred: source ...
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fontspec fails after MikTeX Update on Windows 10 x64

I have just updated my MikTeX installation to 2.9.6942 and Tex Studio to 2.12.14. I'm running on Windows 10 64-bit. The following code is in just about everything I write in LaTeX and it now breaks \...
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texmaker does not recognize the new package

(See my working and system context below) I have downloaded a package (genealogytree) and added it to the texmf folder in MikTex 2.9 in the appropriated subfolders. Have run initexmf --update-fndb ...
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Sorry, but “MiKTeX Compiler Driver” did not succeed. eX going again

My bibtex works properly. But in my main file when I chose pdflatex+makeindex+bibtex, it gives me this error: Sorry, but "MiKTeX Compiler Driver" did not succeed. The log file hopefully contains the ...
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Latex poster (baposter package): footnote

Using the baposter package in Latex to create a poster, I have issue to create a footnote. I created a headerbox, but as you can see on the figure below, space between the first and second line is ...
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In psplot some dotsyles are not working

in psplot the following dotstyles are not working anymore (after miktex installation on new Computer): dotstyle=x, dotstyle=oplus, dotstyle=otimes In "C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\generic\pstricks\...
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MiKTeX problem after update on Linux Mint 18.3

I'm using MiKTeX on Linux Mint 18.3. Recently, every time I update the MiKTeX package some error occurs. It happened 2 times already, and every time I had to reinstall it again. Today it happened for ...
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reinstalling MiKTeX

After a few problems with MiKTeX (see here, here and here) I decided to delete the current MiKTeX and reinstall it. I uninstalled MiKTeX from MiKTeX Console, but some folders named "miktex" (in ...
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problem with MiKTeX and MiKTeX Console

I had a problem with MiKTeX after updating (see here). I suggested to do something with MiKTeX Console, but I couldn't find anywhere MiKTeX Console. So I decided to reinstall MiKTeX. Then MiKTeX ...
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problem with MiKTeX after updating

I use Windows 10 Pro and I updated MiKTeX for solving that problem. The problem now is that when I select: MiKTeX package manager, system says that mpm_mfc_admin.exe can't be found, MiKTeX settings, ...
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verapdf PDF/A-1B validation errors

I am trying to prepare my thesis for publication and one the requirements is to generate a PDF/A-1B compatible file out of it. I am using verapdf software to validate my final PDF file and got these ...
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Can't install packages. Problem report =“get host by name failed in tcp_connect()” [closed]

I was trying to install beamer package from Miktex Package Manager but it appears a message Miktex Problem report ="get host by name failed in tcp_connect()". If I try Sychronize I have the same ...
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Error: MikTex console already running

When I try opening the MikTex console I get an error window saying "MiKTeX Console is already running". I tried closing literally every program, and I still get it. I opened Task Manager to see if it ...