Osdoba, Sascha | 17 Feb 13:53 2014
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Another Day same Question - automatic and silent uninstall of Miktex

Hello everybody,

does anyone know a way to uninstall Miktex silently and fully automatically?

My question was not answered before thatswhy another try ;-)

Thanks Sascha
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Gmail Greg | 13 Feb 23:41 2014
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Mails

Dear,

Van you pleas stop the information mails?

Gregory Van Barel

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Don Raikes | 13 Feb 19:56 2014
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Converting rtf to LaTex and back from command-line

Hi all,

I am a blind user who is just getting his feet wet with MikTex.

I have a number of Microsoft word documents I wish to convert into LaTex format because I think I could have
greater control over the formatting in LaTex.

The TexWorks program is totally inaccessible using a screenreader, so I have to work at the command-line.

Is there a way to convert the word documents into LaTex format?

Also once in Latex, I would like to be able to conver them back to word format so my editor could work in word to
make any corrections/edits.

Any tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Don Raikes | 11 Feb 01:19 2014
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strugglign to embed math symbols in a table

Hello,

I am trying to create a table of math symbols and their meanings to serve as a cheatsheet as I go through a
couple of advanced math courses.

I have only been looking at LaTeX since about a week ago, and I am confused.

My basic document looks like:

% symbols.tex

\documentclass{article}

  \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}

\begin{document}

\title{Mathematical Symbols \\ 

used in Discrete Mathematics}

\maketitle

\begin{tabular}{p{3cm}|c|p{3cm}}

\hline

Symbol & Name & Example \\

\hline
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Huy Tran | 10 Feb 04:34 2014
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[Bug] The latest version of Dvipdfmx shifts the caption of EPS figures

Hi,

Yesterday  I installed the latest version of Miktex. I tried to generate
PDF file from my latex document, but there's some misalignment in the
caption and figures. The caption has been shifted to a higher position than
normal, thus it is overlapped with the figure.

My DVI file looks perfect.
If I use DVI --> PS -->  PDF, this PDF file also looks exactly like the DVI
file.
The problem only happens when I use dvipdfmx to convert DVI --> PDF.

This problem does not happen when I use the old version
(basic-miktex-2.9.4521.exe).
It happens in the latest version of both Miktex and Texlive.

Does anyone have the same problem ?

Thank you.
Huy Tran.
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Don Raikes | 9 Feb 03:47 2014
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problems running pdftex on fresh install of mikTex

Hello,

I am new to MikTex, and just installed it on windows7 64-bit.

I added the d:\miktex\miktex\bin\x64 folder to my path, and created the following sample latex file:

% hello.tex

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

Hello World!

\end{document}

When I run pdftex hello.tex, I get some odd errors:

This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) (preloaded format=pdftex 2014.2.6) 
8 FEB 2014 19:44

entering extended mode

**hello.tex

(c:\hello.tex

! Undefined control sequence.

l.2 \documentclass
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ulrich messanga | 30 Jan 14:02 2014
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problem on downloading Miktex

Hi everybody,please I face a problem while downloading Miktex 2.9.4503 on the Miktex.org website.
Indeed, everytime I try to download it, I receive a message of error like : ' partial file transfered' or
'couldnt receive data from his peer', ...etc
  So please could you tell me the reason of that and how could it be solved or another version of Miktex that I
could download without problem.  Thanks 

                                                                     Ulrich
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Andreas | 24 Jan 09:43 2014
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Package Manager Problem

I just wanted to draw a TikZ picture. This requires pgf, tikz and some 
other packages. I have access to the administrators account and wanted 
to make these packages available to all users.

I startedt the MiKTex 2.9 Package Manager (Admin) and selected the first 
required package "pgf". When I started "install". The Pakcage Manager 
did this:

   starting package maintenance...
   installation directory: "C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9"
   package repository: 
http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/ctan/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/
   lightweight database digest: 8bf1629e89c2ebe3259d18f353cdfe44
   going to download 5606409 bytes
   going to install 412 file(s) (1 package(s))
   downloading 
http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/ctan/systems/win32/miktex/tm/packages/pgf.tar.lzma...
   5606409 bytes, 625.22 KB/Sec
   extracting files from pgf.tar.lzma...

After the download I get the problem report:

   MiKTeX Problem Report

   Message: Windows API error 87: The parameter is incorrect.

   Data: 
C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9\miktex/data/le\be48a8a88e3570f31e8be8fd4a43a2fd.fndb
   Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\win\winMemoryMappedFile.cpp
   Line: 120
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Alan G Isaac | 23 Jan 01:57 2014
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\input|"command"

Is the syntax \input|"command" supported? (MiKTeX 2.9)
If so, can you provide an example that works? (Windows 7.)

Thanks,
Alan Isaac

PS Background:
http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/20444/what-are-immediate-write18-and-how-does-one-use-them

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Osdoba, Sascha | 8 Jan 10:14 2014
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Automatic uninstallation of Miktex (and maybe also silent)

Hi everybody,

automatic and silent installation of miktex basic is not a problem but I need also an automatic and silent uninstallation.

If I use "C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\internal\uninstall.exe" or
"C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\internal\uninstall-admin.exe" i always have to click
manually "remove"
within the window which will appear when one of the uninstaller is used.

Anybody has a clue to this automatically as the installation is done?

Best regards

Sascha Osdoba
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Geoff Shannon | 8 Jan 02:21 2014
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Latexmk fails to run because of old File::Path dependency

Hey all,

I've just been struggling with an issue where the bundled version of Perl
doesn't include the correct version of File::Path.  I get this message when
trying to run latexmk.exe:

    File::Path version 2.08 required--this is only version 1.08 at
d:\MikTex\scripts\latexmk\perl\latexmk.pl line 121.
    BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at d:\MikTex\scripts\latexmk\perl\
latexmk.pl line 121.

An important point to note, this problem was masked for a long time by the
fact that I had Strawberry Perl installed (though apparently it only has
that affect when installed via Chocolatey).

What I'm wondering is if anybody knows how to manually upgrade this
dependency, or even if they know how the included perl within miktex works
and where that dependency lives...

Thanks!
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