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MiKTeX is a widely used TeX distribution available for Windows.

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How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

I'm new to LaTeX, investigating using it for some work projects. I'm using MiKTeX on Windows. My employer's locked-down network blocks the application's automatic installation function. I can take ...
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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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Create a local texmf tree in MiKTeX

In TeX Live there are TEXMFLOCAL for admin and TEXMFHOME for user pre-defined, but in MiKTeX there’s by default no local texmf tree installed, though it is useful, cf. Purpose of local texmf trees. ...
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MiKTeX graphics version 1.3b bug on Windows 10 (\set@curr@file undefined)

After updating MiKTeX graphics package on 10/5/19 to version 1.3b (packaged on 10/4/2019 8:11:27 PM), I am unable to compile LaTex files that contain \includegraphics{}. My system: Windows 10 with ...
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What are the advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?

I have been using MiKTeX for a couple of years. I don't know whether it is "wise" to insist on using it. Could you give me a list of advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?
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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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MiKTeX and Perl scripts (and one Python script)

Again and again here on TeX.SX users of MiKTeX ask a question having a problem with a package or included program, where it turns out, that a Perl script is involved, in particular glossaries (because ...
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How to use \graphicspath?

I am using MikTex 2.9 and TeXstudio for my TeX preparation. I would like to set the path to my figures folder, which contains all the figures, plots etc. required for my work. I used \graphicspath ...
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What is the preferable setup for MiKTeX to keep all packages up-to-date easily?

By default, MiKTeX is set up for all users to the folder C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9 However, packages added on-the-fly go to the folder C:\Users\CurrentUser\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9 (in case of ...
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Purpose of local texmf trees

In Tex Live there are several local texmf trees (TEXMFLOCAL for admin and TEXMFHOME for user, compare comments and answers to What are TeXLive's four different texmf folders?), in MiKTeX I manually ...
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How can I enable write 18 on a MikTeX installation

I have tried my best, but don't seem to get this one right. How do I enable shell escape in MikTeX? Why XeLaTeX comes with a default for shell escape but not LaTeX?
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How to use Xindy with MiKTeX?

Obsolete since end of June, 2015. As probably widely is known, the indexing tool Xindy is not included in the TeX distribution MiKTeX. Because MakeIndex does not work well with Unicode, but Xindy ...
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MiKTeX: Two things did not succeed

I installed a new hard drive on my computer this summer and I'm trying to install MiKTeX on it now. There were no problems when I was using my old hard drive. My OS is Windows 8.1. I'm trying to ...
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Using Notepad++ with MiKTeX on Windows

I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows. So far I've been using LeD to compile my PDFs (using pdflatex). I want to start using Notepad++ to compile my LaTeX PDFs as I've lately become very fond of this editor....
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How to enable shell-escape in TeXworks?

I require use of the minted package of similar one which support Prolog syntax-highlighting. Given that I use the TeXworks "IDE", how do I enable shell-escape? Though I attempted—see above—I still ...
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How can I balance uniformity of style files against modularity?

I'm using Windows/TeXworks/MiKTeX, and I would like to have one style file I can use anywhere in any document in my top-level folder. If I want to add a new command or renew an old one, I'd like that ...
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Biblatex + Biber + Texmaker + MiKTeX

Will someone please help me to both configure Texmaker and use it so that I can use the backend=biber option with biblatex package. I am using MiKTeX 2.8 and Texmaker 3.1. Please do not simply tell me ...
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A MiKTeX update removed amsmath as obsolete – can I use another package or get it back?

I have a problem with amsmath package. After an update this package was removed because it was obsolete. But what package can use instead of amsmath?
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Install Biber in MiKTeX on a 64-bit version of Windows

Update: As of summer 2015 Biber is also included in the 64-bit repositories for MikTeX. There is no need to install Biber manually any more, it can simply be installed via the Package Manager just ...
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Windows API error 5: "Access is denied" when trying to compile TikZ picture

I installed PGF but are unable to compile the following document: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0,0) --(1,2); \end{tikzpicture} \end{...
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Miktex Package Installation

I recently installed MiKTeX with the texmaker editor and cannot figure out how to update the packages. When I attempt to use the subfigure package with the following preamble \documentclass[a4paper,...
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How can I generate PDF metadata from LaTeX?

I am writing a document using LaTeX and generating PDF. Can anybody tell me how I can generate the PDF metadata, e.g. author or title, from LaTeX? On Windows XP, I am using MikTex's texify to ...
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Latest MiKTeX: suggestions on how to install new fonts using the MiKTeX Console

MiKTeX has changed its look by introducing the MikTeX Console: In the past I have always updated and added fonts not included in the MikTeX distribution using the mask Settings, Update and Package ...
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MikTeX 2.9, install packages on the fly?

I set the Install Packages on the Fly setting to Yes and try to compile my document in Texmaker, but I still get the error File [...] not found, where [...] is the package I need. Basically, I need to ...
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problems installing mathtools

There have been a few questions regarding installing this package in the past, but they now seem to be out of date. I'm using MiKTeX 2.9 and TexMaker. When I try \usepackage{mathtools} in TexMaker it ...
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*.sty file not found

This question is very similar to a previous post: Where do I place my own .sty or .cls files, to make them available to all my .tex files? I am using MiKTeX 2.9 and TeXnicCenter to compose and ...
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Unable to connect to repository in MiKTeX 2.9

In MiKTeX 2.9 Package manager, when I'm trying to synchronize it writes me a message: "The remote package repository is not online...", but I'know server is online (I can use FTP to download packages ...
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How to run updmap-sys after installing cm-super?

My original question was: How to improve rendering The answer that seems suitable to my cause is to install cm-super. I did that (using package manager [winxp 32 bit, MikTex installation 2.9 recently ...
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How to install mathtools package?

I'm new to Latex so forgive me if the questions are dumb... I was trying to right left-top corner superscript, someone recommended mathtools package on this forum: Left and right subscript / ...
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How to install a package from a local repository?

I am unable to connect to the package repository server using MiKTeX due to a proxy error. How would I go about installing a package from a local repository? I am trying to install the package beamer. ...
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Auto Package download for TeXLive

I use MiKTeX on Windows and quite satisfied with it. Recently I started switching all my tasks toward open-source alternatives, and in the course I would love to use Linux. In Linux TeXLive is ...
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How to use minted under MikTeX and Windows 7?

According to minted documentation: Windows support is sketchy / untested at the moment. There are two complications: installation and usage....... This question seeks a step by step elaboration ...
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Using Asymptote with MiKTeX

Asymptote is shipped out with TeX Live, but not with MiKTeX, not even with a full installation. Do you nonetheless know a way for manual installation? MiKTeX needs to know the path of the sty files, ...
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Is there a way to detect from inside a package that MiKTeX is used?

Is there a way to detect that the MiKTeX TeX LaTeX executable is used? Something like \ifmiktex or even \IfFileExists{<some file only present in MiKTeX>}{}{}? The reason is that in one of my ...
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How can I fix the error "GUI framework cannot be initialized" with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX?

I don't know what I've done, but all of a sudden I am unable to compile any document which uses the geometry package. Minimal (non)-working example: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{...
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Including pdf figures in Latex document using TexnicCenter

I am sorry if I missed anywhere the obvious answer to my problem, but after searching several hours for a solution I am a bit lost... I am using Texniccenter and MikTex under Windows Vista to create ...
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Problems with fonts

I'm an average user of LaTeX, but not proficiency. I'm trying to learn from book templates I've found on the web, but I get this error message: Trying to make PK font ccicons at 1493 DPI... Running ...
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How to install syntax highlight package minted on Windows 7?

I followed the instruction from this link: http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/minted/ Firstly, I install Python 2.7, then create a folder named Scripts in the directory: C:\...
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After MiKTeX update: suddenly all fonts (incl. existing path-referenced ttf files) are not found by fontspec / LuaLaTeX anymore

I just updated my MiKTeX packages (and also did FNDB refreshes, updmap and everything and also already tried a complete fresh install), but now I suddenly get loads of errors telling me that my fonts ...
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How can one install biber on miktex 64-bit? [duplicate]

Update: Since summer 2015 Biber is also available trough the repositories for 64-bit MikTeX. There is no need to install Biber manually, it can be installed via the package Manager. I am using MikTex ...
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TeX4ht (htlatex) on MiKTeX 2.9 to convert LaTeX into MathML, and then into Office MathML with Word 2010

I managed to use TeX4ht via the htlatex command on MiKTeX 2.9 to successfully convert a LaTeX document into an HTML document. The TeX file is a fairly simple test document with an integral in display ...
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MiKTeX and babel: missing file and useless package installation required

After not updating my MiKTeX 2.9 for a very long time, I did it a few days ago. I had pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16, LaTeX2e <2014/05/01>, babel <3.8m>, and now I have pdfTeX 3.14159265-...
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Can't write on file *.pdf

I can no more compile any of my tex files, they all generate an error "can't write on file *.pdf". I suspect a Windows update (it occurred just after that) but I am not sure and I cannot ...
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MiKTeX / TeXnicCenter / Adobe Reader: No pdf produced

I know this post may be related to others on MiKTeX and TeXnicCenter, I read most of those. Yet, my problem is still unsolved. Any help would be awesome! I used to work on TeXnicCenter on another ...
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How to get a list of all available (TTF-) Fonts with XeTeX?

Very neat that I can use any available Truetype font on my Windows machine with MikTeX and XeTeX. %!TEX TS-program = xelatex %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{...
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MikTeX 2.8 Update Error "Windows API error 87"

I was happily updating packages when the following error appeared: Error: Windows API error 87: The parameter is incorrect. The full update report with this error at the very end is as follows: ...
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Forward-inverse search using SyncTeX with the precison of a single word

I would like to know if SyncTeX supports forward search and inverse search in a precision of a single word. The "default" implementation in both TeXLive and MikTeX only seems to be able to synchronize ...
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Insert eps graphics with graphicx (file not found)

When I run Andrew Robert's import.tex in MikTeX I get an error message saying that the image file is not found: ! LaTeX Error: File `chick' not found. See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for ...
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How to automate using biber in MiKTeX-TeXworks

I have MikTeX 2.9, 32-bit, Windows 7, all the latest updates are there. I'm using TeXworks ( pdflatex + makeindex + bibtex). When I use biblatex package with option [backend=biber] I have no ...
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Relocate MiKTeX 2.9?

On my Windows 7, 64-bit machine MiKTeX lives in C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9. I'd like to move it to D:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9. Is there a mostly painless way to do so, or should I just reinstall?
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