ravi | 3 Jan 17:43 2014
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installation of miktex packages

Hi,
I am a newcomer to miktex and latex. I would appreciate it if I can get
help on the following points:
1. I have installed the complete version of miktex from the TUG dvd. I woud
like to know if I can install with a procedure similiar to the one I use
for R. That is, install just the base version of Miktex with the essential
packages in a folder (called as, let's say, Miktex29). I woud like to
install all the other packages in a separate folder (called as, let's say,
OwnFolder). When I decide to update Miktex to the next version, I just have
to install the base version in the Miktex30 folder. And I can update the
rest of the packages in the OwnFolder. Indeed, I would like to update all
the packages at any time, in between the Miktex versions. I am not sure how
I can make all this work with the package manager. Please let me know how I
can do this.
2. I resently have some .sty and .cls fies saved in the following path :
C:\texmf\tex\latex\misc
I would like to install some packages like foilstex. They have .dtx and
.ins files in them. I would like to have help in installing them. How do I
do it? Do I install them in the same texmf folder? As I understand it, I
would have to create a whole lot of subfolders for having the TDS
structure. Do I create a seperate texmf2 folder for these files and include
them in the root structure? I am not sure how all this will work out. I
have found some fragmented information in the manuals and on the net. I am
not sure how I can piece together all this information. I woud appreciate
any help that I can get.
Thanks,
Ravi
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Wu Zhang | 16 Dec 08:42 2013
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How to move a picture to the left

Hi folks,
  I am using the following code to import picture:

\hspace{-15mm} 
\begin{center}
\begin{figure}[!htb]
\vspace*{-15mm} 
\par
\begin{center}
%\epsfig{file=math.eps}%, scale=0.80,angle=0}\vspace*{-8mm}
\includegraphics[scale=0.9]{results/may_sd_missing.pdf}\vspace*{-25mm} {}
\vspace*{0mm}
\end{center}
\caption{All school districts of Ohio in 2010.}
\label{ohsd}
\end{figure}
\end{center}

But the margin of the right is smaller than the left; I would like to move the picture about half of inch to the
left. Could someone help me with that?
Thanks,
Wu 

P.S. another question:
If I turn the picture around 90 degree by this command:
\begin{center}
\begin{figure}[!htb]
\begin{center}
%\epsfig{file=math.eps}%, scale=0.80,angle=90}\vspace*{-8mm}
\includegraphics[scale=0.9]{results/may_sd_missing.pdf}\vspace*{-25mm} {}
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azzam.hassan@voila.fr | 9 Dec 22:50 2013
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problem with powerdot package

Hi All
I enountred some troubles with the package powerdot(to produce pretty slides)
It seems that there is a problem with the dvi2ps command
I reinstalled miktex2.9, ghostscript9.10 and ghostview5
even when i run the examples given by the package powerdot, this does not work: the system fails to produce a
ps file
This trouble has appeared after i updated recent packages from the miktex site
Any help to fix this problem???

Cordialement
Azzam HASSAN
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azzam.hassan@voila.fr | 6 Dec 21:00 2013
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problem after updating miktex with powerdot

Hi all
I've updated my miktew yhis morning,
Actually i can not obtain ps document when compiling this minimal example:
\documentclass[size=12pt]{powerdot}
%
%---------------------------------------
\title{Title}
\author{A. H}
%\date{}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
%----------------------------
\begin{slide}{Plan}
\textbf{Organisation}
\begin{itemize}
\item X
\item X
\item X
\item X
\item X
\item X
\end{itemize}
\end{slide}
\end{document} 

The above example works perfectly before updating
Any help to fix this bug is welcome
Cordialement
Azzam HASSAN
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Brian Goss | 22 Nov 16:27 2013
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Help: Problem with EPS placement.

Hello,
I have been having problems with EPS placement since recently updating my
installations of MikTex 2.9.

EPS figures are not being placed properly in the PDF after being converted
from DVI. Figure placement is as expected in the DVI.

Here is a dropbox link to a sample file, figure, and PDF output.

http://bit.ly/1bXNPdl

There is also a thread on stackexchange about this problem.

http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/145645/how-to-get-the-proper-position-for-eps-graphs-using-dvipdfm/146010#146010

It appears to be a problem with dvipdfm, but I do not have enough knowledge
to have an informed opinion.

Is there anything that can be done to address this problem?

Thanks,

Brian G.
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agkonheim | 22 Nov 16:17 2013
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Help

I have  created a graphics  file foo.tex which contains shading and color. I want to create foo.eps and
followed these steps:
  1. TeX foo.latex which creates foo.dvi
  2. pdfTex foo.dvi
The resulting file foo.pdf contains the picture as I intended it to be.

After ste 1, I used dvips which creates foo.ps. When I view it with ghostview the shading is present, but the
color has been  blacked out, Any idea?
Alan Konheim
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agkonheim | 19 Nov 19:13 2013
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Query


Excuse a stupid question. I have done the following;
1. Downloaded and unzipped from CTAN he pdfpages I assume it has been installed.
2. MyLaTex program contains the following  code
\usepackage[final]{pdfpages}
\includepdf[pages=1-1]{TOH-1}

but invoking LaTex seems to fail? Any idea?
Thanks.
Alan Konheim
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ashley.mcneile | 15 Nov 15:57 2013

Problem generating PS (using DVIPS) with floating EPS

I wonder if you can help me.

I have had trouble generating a PS file (using DVIPS) with floating EPS.
Sometimes, where the float is at the top of the page, it has a white
border that obscures part of the page header.

This does not happen if I go straight to PDF (using DVIPDF).  See
accompanying picture.

The EPS is included with:

\begin{figure} [htp]
  \centering
  \includegraphics [clip=true, scale=0.7] {Figs3.eps}
  \caption{Synchronous and Asynchronous Composition}
  \label{SynchAsynch}
\end{figure}

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 Revision 2.9.4533 on Windows 7.

I am generating EPS from MS PowerPoint as follows:

1. Print to file from PowerPoint using a PS print driver called "Generic
Color PS for Commercial Printing" (I think I downloaded this from
Microsoft). I set the "PS Output Option" under Advanced printer properties
to "Encapsulated Postscript (EPS)".

2. I use the "PS to EPS" feature in GSview to calculate a bounding box.

Any help/advice gratefully received.
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G.K.Verboom | 13 Nov 16:04 2013
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Fw: DVI2pdf

On 9 Nov 2013 10:37 Ulrike Fisher replied to my email of 8 Nov 2013:

>>> Correct the jpg. Make sure that it contains a resolution information
>>> so that dvi2pdf doesn't use a not suitable default. 

>>First of all thanks for your reply.

>>Unfortunately, I don't know how to make the  jpg file to contain
>>resolution information, obliged for any suggestion.

>On 11 Nov 2013 Ulrike Fisher replied:

> Use some tool like irfanview or similar.

After removing all related programs, cleaning the registry and installing a new version of MikTex I still 
got the same problems: Textify + dvi2pdf gives a pdf with all graphs much too small.

My problem is solved, but in an unexpected way:
- jpg file contain resolution and dimension information (shown by IrfanView)
- IrfanView cannot save EXIF information, unless it is in the original file
- I don't need to (should not) specify a bounding box for jpg figures when using the following
  + WinEdit7
  + PdfLatex (compiler options are not relevant)
  + execute PdfLatex at least twice to get the list of content, index, list of figures etc correct.
     The first time they might be empty or incorrect
  Result: my document of about 600 pages and well over 250 jpg figures is ok (also the graphs dimensions
  which were previously too small).
Just for the record:
- Yap gives problems (after Textify, with bounding box for the graphs!, with all possible compiler options)
- Textify + command line "dvipdfm my.dvi" gives a nice pdf, but all graphs are too small
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Sharad Chandarana | 11 Nov 19:52 2013
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GPL Ghostscript 9.05: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

After updating MikTeX this morning, I am getting this error several times while compiling a document:

GPL Ghostscript  9.05: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

I use xelatex, and so far there was no such problem.   Could this be a reason some lines drawn using \psline show
up 
only partially (as mentioned in my earlier email)?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Sharad Chandarana | 11 Nov 19:36 2013
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Problems with pictures after latest update

After updated miktex this morning and after compiling my latex documents, I am having the following
problems with pictures drawn using pstricks:

1. The labels x and y are too close to the respective axes; in fact they are on the arrows.
2. Some lines drawn using \psline  show up only partially.

Any help would be appreciated.

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