[texhax] ! Package pdftex.def Error

Heiko Oberdiek heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 10 22:41:18 CEST 2011

On Sun, Oct 09, 2011 at 02:10:36PM -0700, Silav Bremos wrote:

> I downloaded and successfully installed MikTeX2.9.
> From the Command Prompt in Windows XP, I am able to create pdf with this command:
> C:\Users\...\My Documents>pdflatex example-1.tex
> However, in Windows 7 it gives me this error:
> ! Package pdftex.def Error: File `example-1-002.pdf' not found.
> See the pdftex.def package documentation for explanation.
> Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
>  ...
> l.31 \includegraphics{example-1-002}
> ?
> I checked the current directory and the file example-1-002.pdf is created
> but without the figure.

A minimal example looks like


Then a image file `example-1-002.<EXT> with a supported
extension (e.g. pdf, png, jpg, ...) must exist, where
it can be found. Otherwise you get a LaTeX error:
  ! LaTeX error: file `example-1-002' not found.
To get the error quoted above, the non-existing file is given
with an *explicit* extension:
Also check your .log file, I expect there is a LaTeX warning
preceding the error message:
  LaTeX Warning: File `example-1-002.pdf' not found on input line 31.
At last the last sentence of the problem report should probably
| I checked the current directory and the file example-1.pdf is
| created but without the figure.

Yes, this is a feature of pdftex.def. If the image file is
not found, `draft' mode is enabled for this image. Other
graphics drivers create following errors instead.

Summary: It seems you have forgotten to add the image files
to the current directory needed by your .tex file.
And that tells the error message already.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko Oberdiek

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