[texhax] FW: Technical question

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Wed Mar 2 19:44:31 CET 2011

May I un-HTML this so the pdftex experts read it? I am so curious about the solution.

However, the "setup" issue may be MiKTeX problem (just guessing), then better consult 


As to Adobe Acrobat, in general it is not required for .tex to .pdf, but certain PDF features are implemented in certain PDF software only; somebody else must tell more. 

    Cheers, Uwe.

[Please just remove my header for answering the original posting.]

Von: "Dr A K Hannaby" <keith.hannaby at mathshelp.com>
Gesendet: 02.03.2011 18:48:27

Dear Tug
I am running AmsBook under MiKTeX 2.9 which is doing the job excellently.

Creating the .dvi file is not a problem.
But when I try to create a pdf file, I get the error message: [DocOpen("%bm.pdf")][DocOpen("Open("%bm.pdf")] ... "Cannot execute the command".

Three phrases like of the kind: [DocOpen("%bm.pdf")][DocOpen("Open("%bm.pdf")] appear by default in the setting up boxes when setting up the output formats: dvi, pdf and PS.
If these are phrases are not precise, how do I figure exactly what they should be?
Can you confirm whether or not I need Adobe Acrobat to enable pdf files to be created. [A YES or NO answer if possible, because I would need to buy it.]



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