[XeTeX] urgent help needed
mgharaibeh at uni-bonn.de
Fri Apr 4 08:36:16 CEST 2014
thank you for your quick response.
You're right. I should have written a bit more.
I used MikTex and TexMaker (and still using them) on a Windows XP system.
Then I installed the new versions of MikTex ad TexMaker on a Windows 7
system and opened the old document.
Creating a PDF did not succeed properly and I got errors. The most
significant was that the entire footnote section in the PDF was missing. I
assume that some packages weren't supported any more.
Anyway, I am going to follow you suggestions and begin with a small document
and building it up more and more. Meanwhile I would really appreciate if you
could test the document that I sent to you and run the PDF creator. If
everything looks fine the problem lies in the settings of TexMaker.
With regard to the updated MikTex 2.7, I wanted to put a sentence in the
Text in red letters and tried to import a package for that (I think it was
Xecolor). After that the system was telling me I would use a source that is
more than five year old and that I should consider downloading the recent
version. I first ignored that, but had to recognize that TexMaker did not
create a PDF anymore. That is why I tried to install MikTex 2.9.
Sorry again for my stupid questions. But since I haven't worked with XeTeX
for five years, I simply don't know where to start.
Von: XeTeX [mailto:xetex-bounces at tug.org] Im Auftrag von Ulrike Fischer
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 2. April 2014 09:24
An: xetex at tug.org
Betreff: Re: [XeTeX] urgent help needed
Am Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:25:22 +0200 schrieb Mohammad Gharaibeh:
> Dear all,
> hope this finds everyone well.
> Well, my problem will certainly look a bit stupid but there is a story
> behind it I probably should start with.
> In 2007/8 my colleague and me wanted to edit an Arabic manuscript and
> we decided to do it with XeTeX. Everything works fine so far. But when
> in 2009 the funding ended we were force to put the project aside. Now,
> five years later we decide to bring the project to an end and I
> started to work with XeTeX again. Since we already finished the
> editing process I just needed to add some corrections and everything
> seems fine. But then, I did something very stupid. I connected the old
> laptop at which we had installed Mik Tex and Tex Maker with the internet
and the program tried to make an update.
Which programm exactly? Miktex, Texmaker, Windows? (Windows XP?)
> There I recognized five years won't pass without new technological
> developments. Now my system tells me that I should switch to the
> current version of Mik Tex and Tex Maker too, has already been developed
The support of miktex 2.7. has stopped and *if* you tried to use its update
manager or the package manager it would perhaps give such a message. But it
would not have forced you to update and normally it should still work fine.
TeXMaker could also give such a message but
again: you don't have to update if you don't want.
> I would have continued to use the old version if it had functioned
> normally. But obviously it doesn't work normally anymore.
I don't find this obvious.
> For this, I downloaded and installed the Mik Tex 2.9 and tried to open
> the old files with it. But this does not work properly either.
This is not a sensible problem description. What doesn't work? Did you get
errors? What exactly did you try?
> I probably need to change just a few settings but after five years of
> not working with XeTeX at all I am simply overstrained with it.
Start with a small document:
Find the texworks editor (it should have been installed with miktex). Create
there a small document
Save it to a document folder as test.tex
In the dropdown menu beside the green arrow choose xelatex and then click on
the green arrow. If the compilation succeeds try it with your larger
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