Thank you kindly! This is most educational. I have shared a link to this discussion with my Windows-using colleagues.
Maria On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Jacob Bishop <bishop.ja...@gmail.com> wrote: > Paul is right. You did ask, though, if there was a standard location for the > directory in Windows. I believe there is, but it's different between xp and > vista/w7. Mine on Windows 7 is: > C:\Users\Jacob\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.8\... > I'm not on my xp machine right now, but it's something like > C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\MikTeX\2.8\... > > MikTeX created those directories for local settings when I originally > installed it. > > You can, of course set up a custom location via the MikTeX "settings" > interface, which you have to use anyway to run "Refresh FNDB" as Paul > explained. > > I hope this adds a bit of information. > > Jacob > > On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 6:26 AM, Paul A. Rubin <ru...@msu.edu> wrote: >> >> On 9/14/2010 7:41 PM, Maria Gouskova wrote: >> >>> >>> I should add that they all used MikTeX, and we tried putting texmf in >>> C:\ and also in the Program Files folder (I think basically as >>> C:\Program Files\texmf). >>> >>> What confuses me is that in Mac OS, LyX finds all the stuff inside the >>> texmf folder automaticallly after reconfiguring. Does this happen in >>> Windows? If not, is there something that needs to be done inside LyX >>> to help it find the correct texmf path? I am sure we missed something >>> really obvious. >>> >> >> If they are using MiKTeX: >> >> 1. They can run the MiKTeX "Settings" application (from the Start menu) >> and go to the "Roots" tab. That lists the directories on the search path >> MiKTeX uses. They can create their local texmf folder anywhere they want, >> then just add it to that tab (Add... button) and move it up to the top of >> the search chain. >> >> 2. After adding anything to their local texmf directory, they should run >> the Settings application, and on the General tab click "Refresh FNDB" (which >> runs texhash to update the LaTeX file databases). >> >> /Paul >> > >