## LaTeX forum ⇒ Texmaker and TeXstudio ⇒ PDF file does not update Topic is solved

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latex0123
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### PDF file does not update

I am using LaTeX for the first time.

When I click "Run" in Texmaker and then click "View PDF", the generated PDF file does not update. What could be the reason?

I use XeLaTex.

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Ijon Tichy
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### PDF file does not update

latex0123 wrote:What could be the reason?

• You have not installed any TeX distribution.
• You have not installed XeLaTeX.
• TeXmaker does not find the TeX distribution/XeLaTeX.
• TeXmaker is not correctly configured to run XeLaTeX and all other programs needed to generate a new PDF.
• TeXmaker is configured to use another master file.
• There are fatal errors at your LaTeX file(s).
• Something has blocked the PDF, so that it cannot be written newly.
• A virus has broken the TeX distribution or editor or the OS.
• A anti-virus has blocked execution of some programs.
• Many more user mistakes can lead to not generating a new PDF or generating a new PDF but do not show it.

Currently your question is like: I'm sitting in my car an press the start button, but the car does not move. What could be the reason? So we need much more information, e.g.:

• Error messages of TeXmaker.
• Exact configuration of TeXmaker for "Run"?
• Does it work, you explicitly run XeLaTeX and also all other programs needed depending on your document?
• Does it work, if you use another LaTeX editor like TeXworks?
• Is the log file updated and what does it show?
• If you are using bibtex or biber: Is the blg file updated and what does it show?
• If you are using makeindex: Is the ilg file updated and what dies is show?
• Can you reduce your problem to a minimal working example, please show it?
• Does the problem also happen with an absolute minimal example like
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
Test
\end{document}
Sorry, but I can no longer participate here as the administrator is trampling on my wishes on one of his other platforms.

latex0123
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Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2022 3:22 am

### PDF file does not update

The problem happens not with an absolute minimal example like

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
Test
\end{document}


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That's my current file:

\documentclass[10pt]{article}
\usepackage[a4paper, left=1cm, right=1cm, top=1cm,  bottom=1cm]{geometry}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage{tikz}
\author{LastName, FirstName}
\setmainfont{Arial}

\definecolor{sectcol}{RGB}{255,150,0}
\definecolor{bgcol}{RGB}{110,110,110}
\definecolor{softcol}{RGB}{225,225,225}

\begin{document}

\textcolor{bgcol}{
\begin{center}

Max Mustermann \cdot Consultant and Software Engineer | Bremen, Germany | info@mustermann.com  | +49 176 123 456 78

\end{center}
}

%\begin{tikzpicture}
%	\draw (0,0) rectangle (10,2) node[midway] {Max Mustermann | Resume};
%\end{tikzpicture}

%\begin{center}Max Mustermann | Resume\end{center}

\end{document}

Ijon Tichy
Posts: 640
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:12 am

### PDF file does not update  Topic is solved

Have you seen, that there are error messages for your example?
The first one:
Runaway argument?
{ \begin {center}
! Paragraph ended before \@textcolor was complete.
\par
l.20 ^^I^^I

?


is because you are using paragraphs like empty lines inside \textcolor. \textcolor, \textrm, \textbf, \textit etc. is for small texts inside a paragraph. They all do not support multiple paragraphs.

The next one:
Missing $inserted. <inserted text>$
l.21 ^^I^^I^^IMax Mustermann \cdot
Consultant and Software Engineer | Bremen...



is, because you are using the math mode comand \cdot in text mode.

Maybe you are searching for something like:
\documentclass[ngerman]{article}% 10pt removed, because it is the default of article
\usepackage[a4paper, left=1cm, right=1cm, top=1cm,  bottom=1cm]{geometry}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{color}
%\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}% Not needed since LaTeX 2018/04/01 and not
% recommended with LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX
\usepackage{babel}% Language option moved, so it is also available for other packages.
\usepackage{tikz}
\author{LastName, FirstName}
%\setmainfont{Arial}% Commented, because for a MWE it is not recommended to
% use fonts, that are usually only available with Windows
% and not needed to demonstrate the problem.

\definecolor{sectcol}{RGB}{255,150,0}
\definecolor{bgcol}{RGB}{110,110,110}
\definecolor{softcol}{RGB}{225,225,225}

\begin{document}

\begin{center}
\color{bgcol}% Color changes inside environments usually stay inside the environment.
Max Mustermann \textperiodcentered{} Consultant and Software Engineer | Bremen, Germany | info@mustermann.com  | +49 176 123 456 78
\end{center}

\end{document}


Note: You should always fix all errors immediately. Some of them can prevent LaTeX from generating a correct PDF. Depending on the editor, terminating with an error state can prevent the editor to reload a newly generated PDF.
Sorry, but I can no longer participate here as the administrator is trampling on my wishes on one of his other platforms.

latex0123
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Joined: Wed Feb 23, 2022 3:22 am

### PDF file does not update

Thank you. You have helped me a lot.