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I use TeXnicCenter and get the following error window after I try to compile

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Even TexMaker is unable to create the pdf file.

No error is detected in the window below after compilation.

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How about command-line generation of the pdf ? – ach May 2 '13 at 17:40
as @ach said Verify a latex installation: Commandline/Terminal. if there is no latex installation, you need a latex distribution (MiKTeX or TeXLive) to get a .pdf from .tex. – texenthusiast May 2 '13 at 17:55
Strangely, with TeXworks I am able to generate pdf. Btw thanks ach, texenthusiast. Cheers. – Abhimanyu Arora May 2 '13 at 18:44
@AbhimanyuArora This is a very common problem. Have you tried re-opening TeXnicCenter? Are you sure you haven't selected anything on the pdf? (to be sure, please close before running your file) – Mario S. E. May 2 '13 at 20:56
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There can be a lot of issues for this error to be generated. The most common ones are:

  1. Since TeXnicCenter is in version beta 2.0, it still has bugs.

    ⇒ Try closing the program and re-opening it.

  2. You have selected something on the pdf file and now TeXnicCenter is unable to write in the file

    ⇒ Try closing the pdf and then re-run the LaTeX file.

  3. Your .aux files are corrupted.

    ⇒ You can delete them and re-run your original ones.

  4. Your pdf file is corrupted.

    ⇒ Once again, delete it and run your LaTeX file normally

  5. There is a problem with your reader (in case you are not using the latest version of TeXnicCenter)

    ⇒ See these posts:

Related posts:

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Have a look at my edit to see how to use markdown list formatting. – doncherry May 2 '13 at 22:00

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