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MikTeX: Install/Uninstall packages

πŸ“… 2009-Nov-04 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ led, miktex, packages ⬩ πŸ“š 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 β†’ Maintenance (Admin) β†’ 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.


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