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MikTeX: Install/Uninstall packages

📅 2009-Nov-04 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ led, miktex, packages ⬩ 📚 Archive

To install a package into MikTeX:

  1. Close all open applications that use LaTeX/MikTeX.

  2. Open the MikTeX Package Manager in Admin mode. (Under the Start menu you will find it in MikTeX → Maintenance (Admin) → Package Manager (Admin))

  3. Type the partial or full name of the package you want to install in the toolbar and click on Filter.

  4. In the search results, right-click on the package you want and choose Install.

Uninstalling a package is the same as above, just choose Uninstall in step 4.

Note: I use LEd as my primary LaTeX editor. Whenever I try to compile a .tex file which uses a package that is not installed in my MikTeX system, LEd tries to install it automatically from the web. However, LEd's install dialog disappears while installing and neither shows the success/failure of the operation nor the progress. This is the reason I prefer to do installation/uninstallation manually using MikTeX.