## LaTeX forum ⇒ Kile ⇒ Problem: Cannot open log file; did you run Latex?

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Alina
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### Problem: Cannot open log file; did you run Latex?

Hello! I just installed Kile on windows 8. Now I am having a problem running a simple code:
\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\begin{document}
\end{document}

I use pdflatex to run.

Any ideas?
Thanks

Johannes_B
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Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:08 pm
Welcome,

Kile is just an editor, a nice looking assistant if you will, that passes your document to the typesetter.

It sounds like you did not install the programm that does the typesetting. You need to install either MiKTeX or TeX Live.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

Stefan Kottwitz
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Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:44 pm
Hi Alina,

welcome to the forum!

I recommend to install TeX Live. I sometimes notice issues with installation and file system right with MiKTeX.

Besides that - perhaps you already have TeX installed - this simple document cannot produce a PDF file, since it's empty. It cannot produce a valid PDF file with any page.

Stefan