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Hoed
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### makebst and docstrip "Could not write on..."

Hi,

I want to create a new bst.file. It should include the bibstyle our chair uses and has only written down in Word. However, I'm not that new to Tex, but here's what puzzels me:

In makebst, I get first:

'I can't write on makebst.log'

I provide the full path, and makebst starts. At the point, when I'm asked to provide the output-file, I get:

'I can't write on XXX.bst'

OK, then, I want to create it in docstrip:

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When I want to create the file into which the new style definition is to be written in, I use docstrip, which starts with:

'I can't write on docstrip.log'

OK, so I created a new docstrip.log and provide the full path to Tex which leads to acceptance. Then, going through the 4 steps, the old infile extension is mbs, the outfile extension should be tex, options are bblbst and next comes filelist: When I provide "merlin" I get:

'I can't write on merlin.tex'

When typing another name, I get the same.

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I am using MikTex 2.9.4116 on Win7 Prof, 64bit, and I - and thats what I assume has gone wrong - installed MikTex to the Programme(X86) folder.

So heres the question: Is there a problem in installing to the Programme(X86) folder maybe in writing access etc? And if not.. Please be so kind to provide a hint of whats gone wrong.

Regards, H.

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Hoed
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Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:46 pm
I forgot one thing: On one occasion, I could get through the docstrip-procedure. Here is the log:

`This is TeX, Version 3.1415926 (MiKTeX 2.9) (preloaded format=tex 2013.1.25)  26 JAN 2013 08:51**docstrip("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base\docstrip.tex"\blockLevel=\count26\emptyLines=\count27\processedLines=\count28\commentsRemoved=\count29\commentsPassed=\count30\codeLinesPassed=\count31\TotalprocessedLines=\count32\TotalcommentsRemoved=\count33\TotalcommentsPassed=\count34\TotalcodeLinesPassed=\count35\NumberOfFiles=\count36\inFile=\read0\inputcheck=\read1\@tempcnta=\count37\off@0=\count38\off@1=\count39\off@2=\count40\off@3=\count41\off@4=\count42\off@5=\count43\off@6=\count44\off@7=\count45\off@8=\count46\off@9=\count47\off@10=\count48\off@11=\count49\off@12=\count50\off@13=\count51\off@14=\count52\off@15=\count53\@temptokena=\toks12\@maxfiles=\count54\@maxoutfiles=\count55 Utility: `docstrip' 2.5d <2005/07/29>English documentation    <1999/03/31> *********************************************************** This program converts documented macro-files into fast ** loadable files by stripping off (nearly) all comments! *********************************************************** ********************************************************* No Configuration file found, using default settings. *********************************************************  ***************************************************** First type the extension of your input file(s):  *\infileext=mbs**************************************************** ***************************************************** Now type the extension of your output file(s)  : *\outfileext=tex**************************************************** ***************************************************** Now type the name(s) of option(s) to include   : *\Options=bblbst**************************************************** ***************************************************** Finally give the list of input file(s) without   ** extension seperated by commas if necessary     : *\filelist=Test****************************************************  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your input file `Test.mbs' was not found !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More files to process (y/n)?\answer=n  )No pages of output.`

Hoed
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Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:46 pm
Hi again,

seems a new installation to another folder was the solution. However, docstrip runs, makebst lets me answer the questions, but in the end of the procedure, when tex should I get:

'Batch job written to babelbst.dbj'

Now it should be easy, but: When I let Tex run the batch job, I get again:

'I can't find file *.djb'

But its there, in the folder, well, so says the Windows search function.

If you have any ideas, what has gone wrong at this stage, I would be quite a happy bunny.

Thanks for helping,
H.

Hoed
Posts: 28
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:46 pm
Can be closed, solution was another installation without any spaces in the MikTex 2.9-folder name.

Thanks, H.

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