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miktex fails with a bizarre error after update on windows 10

I am running miktex and using texStudio. This is a file that used to compile fine. I updated my miktex and this is what I get now. Thank you in advance for any responses. 2022-05-21 12:03:12,774-0400 ...
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GFtoPK (MikTeX, Metafont) crashes in supre mode for fonts in certain optical sizes

Certain pk files are not produced by GFtoPK, but I get the problem only in supre mode. When I remove this mode, every font works, but the bitmaps are ungly then. MWE: \documentclass{article} \...
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Beamer stop working with updated MikTex [duplicate]

Beamer was working in my windows 10 before MikTex (version 2.9) update. Now, it has stopped working, showing- File error 'enumerate.sty not found'. Could someone help me fix, please.
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MiKTeX could not find the script engine 'perl' which is required to execute 'makeglossaries'

I'm using MiKTeX 2.09 (and TeXstudio) on windows 7. When I choose the glossary command in TeXstudio to make the glossary, I run into this error: Process started: makeglossaries.exe "HSFSS" ...
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Can't use font after MiKTeX update

I made isocpeur.ttf font (my early subject) able to use in LaTeX (MiKTeXfont.zip) long time ago, and used it successful until yesterday. Didn't update my MiKTeX since 2019 so decided to renew it. ...
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Thích Nhất Hạnh in LaTeX tufte-book class

I am very new to LaTeX and am wanting to use the OVERLEAF.com template found here: https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/book-design-inspired-by-edward-tufte/gcfbtdjfqdjh I am using MiKTeX. I am ...
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calc.sty missing from latex-tools MiKTeX 2.9?

I seem to be missing calc.sty which I understand should be part of the standard latex-tools package. I am using MiKTeX 2.9 in Win10, all up-to-date (including refreshing the FN database) as of today. ...
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Why can LaTeX not find the pdf-file when I leave out the file ending, while there is only an tex-file alternative?

I am puzzled again, as this used to work in the past, but does not anymore. I am performing an out of source build of a set of LaTeX documents, meaning I call LaTeX in a target folder with the source ...
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How to install required packages in MikTeX including subrequirements?

I'm pre-installing required packages in a MikTeX Docker image, so dockerized PDF jobs run faster. So I have 3 Docker build jobs: Install MikTeX on debian-slim and install a list of common LaTeX ...
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Why does MikTeX say, the local folder is not a repository?

I have an old local installation of MikTeX 2.9.6361 on a machine and want to update without access to the internet. Therefore I thought the easiest is to download a full repo with ...
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Cannot obtain a valid XeTeX MiKTeX distribution: from where can I obtain it [duplicate]

From where can I obtain a valid MiKTeX distribution. From official miktex.org I got only the following thing miktex-xetex.exe instead of xetex.exe itself. And also miktex-latex.exe instead of latex....
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Yap doesn't open dvi file for latex file with includegraphics

The following file runs fine in miktex 2.9: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{center} \includegraphics[scale=0.8] {cantata_29.eps} \end{center} \end{...
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LaTeX does not save my changes and at the same time does not show errors

It happens that when I try to compile a document (I use TeXstudio, and the MiKTeX 2.9 compiler) it does not give me any error, in fact I get a message that says The process ended correctly. However, ...
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i added a .sty file to /tex/latex and when i tried to refresh my database it didnt work and instead displayed "File is locked: {0}"

I installed a .sty file to help me draw Feynman diagrams and since I couldn't just drop a .sty file by itself, I created a folder and added that .sty file there and then I added that newly created ...
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Replacing packages in new version of MikTex

Due to the update of MikTex some packages have disappeared. It concerns the following packages: Amssymb, textcomp, gensymb, color, enumerate, graphicx, inputenc Does anyone know what packages replaces ...
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Fatal error in pdflatex; The memory dump file could not be found

After a fresh MikTeX install on a new Windows 10 Enterprise machine, I cannot compile even the simplest file: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} Hello world! \end{document} The first ...
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Large TikZ pictures scaled to a page - part 2

I need to draw the plans of a house and make them fit on a page. I would really like to have one set of dimensions/coordinates both in the real life and in my TeX file (I tried in the past to have ...
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Why would MikTeX ask for the Noto Inscriptionial Parthian Font?

Any long term user of TeX is used to getting weird and or sometimes humorous messages. I updated my installation today, and tried to test it by texdoc source3. I got the weird message: qt.qpa.fonts: ...
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Empty or not-compilable diagram using feynmf/feynmp package

Strangely today I wanted to create a graph with feynmf/feynmp package but taking for example the @egreg's answers here I not see nothing (I compile with TeXworks). Does this anomaly happen only to me?...
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Is there a way to expand acronyms and glossary terms in the LaTeX source using the glossaries package?

I am using the glossaries package to print acronyms and some terms in a LaTeX manuscript. The problem is that the publisher is having trouble with those entries. It is a little difficult to get ...
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breqn with Miktex creates strange line breaks. Bug?

The following MWE \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{breqn} \begin{document} \begin{dmath} V_{t}=\left({a}_{t} V^{norm} \left(C_{t}^{\eta} \left(1-N_{t}\right)^{1-{\eta}}\right)^{\frac{1-{\...
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Biber version in MikTex (2.16) doesn't match version applied for compiling (2.12) [duplicate]

I am using LuaLatex and have a pretty strange problem for me regarding Biber and Biblatex. MikTex tells me my installed versions for Biber and BibLatex are: biber-windows-x64 (2.16) biber-doc (2.16) ...
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showframe: how to define thickness of frame lines?

Till to the last upgrade of MiKTeX (to 21.6) the following MWE works fine: \documentclass{article} %---------------- Show page layout. Don't use in a real document! \usepackage{showframe} \...
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MikTeX does not detect a package after both online and manual installation (revtex) [closed]

I am running MikTeX 2.9.7338 on Windows 10 and trying to compile a document using revtex4-2 in TeXworks 0.6.3. I followed these instructions and copied the revtex4-2 files in the appropriate TDS ...
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TeXstudio not compiling after updating to 3.1.2?

I just updated TeXstudio from 3.0.4 to 3.1.2, and uninstalled all the previous versions. But now, when I try to compile my already saved files on this new version, I get the following error: latexmk....
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How to make MiKTex portable? And the installation problem of the portable version of MiKTex

Following the instruction on MiKTex website(see https://miktex.org/howto/portable-edition), I installed the latest portable version of MiKTex(basic-miktex-21.2-x64.exe) and it works well. Then I move ...
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TexStudio inline preview problem

I use texstudio as my editor and on one of my computer where I have reinstalled miketex and Texstudio, with the attached preview settings. But I get the following error message when doing inline ...
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Mac "Mactex+TexShop+Preview" fine pdf cropping turns out blurry on Windows

A friend of mine recently moved from Mac to Windows and I have one of his use cases that I am not able to help him transport (in the most mutatis mutandis way for him) to Windows. Under Mac he was ...
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Where to place custom format (.fmt) files when using MikTeX?

I have created my own .fmt file, but can't seem to find where to put it so that it is found by pdflatex. I am using the MikTeX distribution. I have tried setting TEXFORMATS as an environment variable, ...
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umranda: non-existent package?

On page 205 of the symbols-a4 (2020) page table 527 mentions umranda Decorative Borders. This package is useful for drawing the fish. Does this package not exist anymore? This code: \documentclass[...
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mathtools package - Package database exclusively locked

I’m having an issue concerning the mathtools package. I’m using MikTex 2.9 and TexMaker. Whenever I attempt to run the following example code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \...
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MikTeX 2.9 latest version Windows 10 - 64 bit [closed]

Please suggest where should I download the complete installation setup for MikTeX 2.9 for Windows10 (64 bit), I've tried but found Basic-installer only. Please help...
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Error during ctex package installation - permission denied

I encountered the following error while attempting to download and install the package ctex via the MikTex Console. Permission denied: path="C:\Program Files\MikTeX 2.9\tex/generic/ctex/zhmap&...
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Yap suddenly fails to print .dvi files and .ps files

dvi-Files that used to print with Yap (up to March 9) don't now (from March 12 onwards), although Yap shows them on screen, nor does "File - Print - Postscript" work. Instead error messages ...
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yap suddenly fails to print .dvi-Files [closed]

yap suddenly fails to print .dvi-Files, instead displays message "MiKTeX encountered an internal error", although MiKTeX installed October 2020 hasn't been changed/updated since. (The ...
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How to automatically download packages from CTAN with WinEdt

I've been working with Miktex2.9/WinEdt10 for at least 2-3 years without issue. Yesterday, I tried (and failed) to make latexdiff work. In the process, I reinstalled Miktex. Now, if I compile anything ...
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Overleaf project not compiling on local machine

I have an overleaf project created using this template. The project works fine when compiled in draft (fast) mode but not in normal mode because I have tonnes of images in my project. In normal mode ...
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Remote package repository of Miktex in Windows 7 not working

I am facing a weird problem. Last I ran any .tex file 24 hours ago. It then ran perfectly. But now today I tried to ran another .tex file (Please see attached image). The Remote Package Repository ...
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Handling tilde for the home directory in latex, Windows 10, MiKTeX 2.9

I am seeking to include in a latex run a range of files off different paths; I am working in MiKTeX 2.9 under Windows 10. I am unable to get \string~ to point to %USERPROFILE%. A MWE to illustrate is: ...
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revtex4-1.cls not found in miktex2.9 in Windows 7

I have installed Miktex latest version today in a newly formatted Windows 7. Then tried to run a .tex file in Texstudio. That file starts with: \documentclass[12pt,preprint,superscriptaddress,floatfix,...
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(Scientific WorkPlace 6.0) Missing style for Typeset PDF preview

[New user of Scientific WorkPlace 6.0] Program sends me an error when attempting to preview the PDF file. Error-> Unable to create a PDF file. ! LaTeX Error: File `ragged2e.sty' not found. ! ...
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TeXworks pdf not refreshing

I am running MikTeX 2.9 and TeXworks 0.4.6 under Windows 10. I have a TeX document and the corresponding pdf open side by side. When I compile the TeX document (with pdftex) I want the pdf to ...
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Sweave compiles empty table of contents

I have a .tex document which I want to compile using Sweave. I provide its and the .cls file's contents below. Everything works fine, except for the fact that the table of contents is empty. I am ...
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No hyphenation for ngerman with Plain-TeX after a recent MiKTeX package update

German hyphenation worked fine with my MiKTeX installation of February 2019 for Plain TeX input with just ngerman.sty as control sequence. But after I executed a package update on 26 September 2020 I ...
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Yap.exe DDE error

I'm hoping someone could point me to likely misconfiguration of yap.exe. I just (re)installed MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 10 for my personal use (i.e. not using admin privileges, since this is a company ...
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Unable to select the repository where to download the packages

For several months I want to know after an old update the reason because the MikTeX console doesn't give me the possibility to choose the server where to download the packages both in user and ...
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How to insert a video in beamer using TexStudio/MikTex?

I am using TeXstudio/MiKTeX and Adobe Reader for my presentation. I want to insert two videos in that, one in .mov and other in .avi formats. I saw many similar questions about problems with ...
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Problem downloading miktex

I am going to download miktex for windowns 10 with 64 bit from the website: https://miktex.org/download I have chosen all downloads and then net installer with 64 bit, once I click download, then the ...
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Miktex 2.9 for windows 10

I want to download miktex 2.9 for windows 10. Can you kindly help me with the same? Kindly note: Please do not confuse with miktex 2.9 console. I do not want to install console version. Thanks.
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Cannot change package repositories [closed]

Good afernoon everyone! I downloaded some packages from ctan.org and installed it with miktex settings, but as I understand it is not a good idea, so I decided to download packages from some ...
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