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I downloaded MikTeX and got TeXworks. I try to follow the manual and create an example document. But I get an error message in the "Console output" window: "Latexmk.exe: The Perl intetpreter could not be found."

Is this Perl interpreter something that I have to download separately? I thought everything would be included in the package. I have Windows.

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marked as duplicate by Speravir, Gonzalo Medina, mafp, Jesse, cmhughes Feb 6 '14 at 4:56

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Only Latexmk should require Perl, does the other compile options work? I.e. pdfLaTeX, or pdfLateX + BibTeX + Makeindex? – Torbjørn T. May 11 '13 at 13:24

install the free one from http://www.perl.org/get.html#win32 then it should work.

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It worked with pdfLaTex. Thank you! – Erland Gadde May 11 '13 at 19:18
sure, but when you have a bibliography or an index or references in your document, using latexmk will make sense. – Herbert May 12 '13 at 5:21

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