## LaTeX forum ⇒ WinEdt ⇒ HELP! URGENT!

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Alan
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### HELP! URGENT!

I ave recently purchased WinEdt 9.0 along with a new Lenovo laptop that I am running Windows 7 on. I am able to compile articles (tex to pdf) but am unable to compile a prosper slide file. When I tried to compile it asked if I would allow the computer to download and install a collection of style files. I said yes to all. Then, I hit the pdfT icon and it went into the green circle loop, saying that the console was in pdfTexify. It circled for many many minutes but eventually I received an indecipherable error compilation report with 4 errors and 3 warnings. One says "I couldn't open the file name ____.aux, another says permission denied for _____.log. I can't even see any other errors listed in the compilation. I am sure it is something simple but have no idea what to do. I am pasting below the prosper file, longer than you need but I did not bother shortening it. Please help - I desperately need to prepare some slides for a presentation in a few days. Thanks, Alan

Johannes_B
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Hi Alan, welcome to the forum.

I think the first step would be to calm down

When you fix the author block and run in dvi mode, do you get a succesful output? You cannot run in pdf-mode directly, prosper does not allow that.

If that does not work, please show us the log file of your attempt.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

Alan
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Johannes - Thanks for the prompt reply and encouraging words. first, what do you mean by fix the author block. It was never a problem with my old version of WinEdt on my old Sony Vaio. Second, how can I run dvi. The only compile button available to me is either P or L. None of the others are lit. - Alan

Johannes_B
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The author command is commented, that means you will get an error for an undefined @Author.

I don't know WinEdt, to be honest. Have you considered compiling with a free and open source editor like Texworks?
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Alan
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I guess I paid good money for my version of WinEdt and I ought to be able to use it!

Johannes_B
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Alan wrote:I guess I paid good money for my version of WinEdt and I ought to be able to use it!

I can totally understand that I chose to use free software for my TeX needs. Guess we have to wait for somebody actually working with WinEdt.

Since commercial software needs to keep customers happy, there is a support address you can use: WinEdt suppport.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.