[texhax] LaTeX fails to create a dvi file
Philip G. Ratcliffe
philipratcliffe at tiscali.it
Tue Feb 24 23:30:55 CET 2004
> This may be a question more properly directed to the
> WinEdt/MikTeX mailing
> list, but that list is apparently restricted and my post to it
> was rejected.
Well, you could join it, like any other list. But the question is, in fact,
more rightly put here.
> Off and on for the past couple of weeks, and today many times,
If it's off and on, there must be a difference between off and on ...
> when I try to
> process a file (even containing just one word), MikTeX complains
Actually, I think that's WinEdt complaining, but it's only trying to be
> "LateX failed to create a dvi file. For possible
> explanations, start the command from the command prompt or read the log
That means, open a DOS window in the relevant directory and type latex
filename.tex (from WinEdt that's rather easy to do - there's a button for a
> Well, in these situations, LaTeX also fails to create a log file,
> so there's
> nothing to learn there. Moreover, I cannot figure what command
> to run from
> the command prompt in order to catch any output. The MiKTeX command
This is obviously a WinEdt macro not a MiKTeX command. And, as WinEdt
suggested, you should stick to simple, pure LaTeX commands in a DOS window.
> certainly does not work. I have used LaTeX for years and MiKTeX for a
> number of months, but never seen this error.
How about a bit more info on exacly what you're trying to LaTeX?
Cordialmente, Philip G. Ratcliffe
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