[texhax] Problems Compiling

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Fri Apr 29 15:03:25 CEST 2005

(posted and mailed)

On Apr 29, 2005, at 7:50 AM, Steve West wrote:

>> I am having difficulty opening and older TeX file.  The software 
>> worked on my older computer, but when we upgraded to a new Dell with 
>> Windows NT, the problems began.   I get a error indicating that LaTex 
>> 209 is missing.  Our Tech person was able to open the file in 
>> Latex209 compatibility mode, but nothing works.
>> We have tried to reinstall the software, which seems to work accept 
>> we have an error message indicating that the installation was unable 
>> to open a zip file.  Any ideas.    SW

Well, a quick search for ``convert latex 2.09 latex 2e''

brings one to:


Have you tried anything like that?

Not familiar w/ Y&Y --- have you tried installing MikTeX or fptex from 

Sounds like you've got a corrupted installation disk.... have you tried 
the Y&Y support list? listed at http://www.tug.org/yandy/


William Adams, publishing specialist
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