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
>>
>
>

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