Manually installing a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

Mbmcavoy asked on TeX.SX:

How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)?

I’m using MiKTeX on Windows. My employer’s locked-down network blocks the application’s automatic installation function. I can take my laptop home and successfully install from there, but if I need a package in the middle of the day I’m stuck.

I am able to access the CTAN website and download the package files (.dtx or .ins?), but I don’t know what do do with them. How can I do a manual package installation?

The answer on TeX.SX explains three ways:

  • Installing a package available as dtx/ins bundle
  • Installing sty or cls files
  • Obtaining and installing packaged universal archives in tds format

and it

  • Gives links to further information
  • Shows a different and very effective way, using a local repository

Read more on the site.

Stefan Kottwitz

20. August 2010 by stefan
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