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Directory for pdflatex.exe

Postby tombacker » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:08 am

I have installed ProTeXt on my machine in a directory called texmf. This works fine with WinEdt, but when I try TeXnicCenter I get an error message when I try to generate a pdf file, the program is unable to locate pdflatex.exe. The message says that it is unable to locate the program in C:\texmf\miktex\miktex\bin, while in reality the program is in C:\texmf\miktex\bin. Clearly I have to change the default directory for TeXnicCenter, but I cannot see where I make that change. Or do I have to reinstall ProTeXt?


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Postby kmogli » Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:13 am

I think you just need to specify the correct directory for pdflatex.exe. This is done thru the TXC main menu:

Build->Define Output Profiles
or the hotkey is Alt-F7.

Click on "LaTex=>PDF " in the profiles box and then enter the correct dir info in the (La)Tex tab.

Hope this helps.
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Postby tombacker » Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:23 am

Hmm. And I thought I had looked everywhere. Thank you!

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