[texworks] Help

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 16 21:11:34 CET 2010

On 16 Feb 2010, at 19:21, Rachel McAdams wrote:

> Hi
> I recently downloaded Texworks, but I can't seem to typeset anything; I hope you can help me. I keep getting an error message:
> initexmf.exe: No formats.ini exists.
> I can't find the default format file!
> texify: pdflatex failed for some reason (see log file).
> I have no idea how to fix this, or even what it mean. Can you help me?

It looks like you're using MikTeX .... are you also running the version of TeXworks that's installed by MikTeX? For problems with that setup, it's probably best to ask the MikTeX developers (or mailing list), as they provide a customized version of TeXworks with their own configuration.


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