[texworks] TexWorks in Win7 - Missing exe files for type setting

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Wed Apr 21 19:39:48 CEST 2010

On 21/04/2010 16:43, Andrew Hardy wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed Texworks for windows from here
> http://code.google.com/p/texworks/downloads/list
> Selecting
> http://texworks.googlecode.com/files/TeXworks-setup-v0.2.3.466.exe
> listed as: *stable release* TeXworks installer for Windows
> (XP/Vista/Win7) - v0.2.3
> However when I come to typeset the latex I get a message indicating that
> pdflatex.exe cannot be found. I do a windows search and the file is not
> installed. I uninstall and reinstall Texworks, but still this file (and
> other similar pdf conversion command files) is not present.
> I have read and searched for some time, but I just cannot seem to find
> where I should separately obtain these typeset command exe files from.
> I am completely new to latex and to Texworks. I would be really grateful
> of some help.
> Regards,
> Andrew Hardy
You need a TeX distribution: either MiKTeX (http://www.miktex.org/) or 
TeX Live (http://www.tug.org/texlive/). On Windows 7 I've had some 
issues with installing MiKTeX, so I'd probably go with TeX Live.
Joseph Wright

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