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I'm trying to convert from latex to PDF but whenever i hit CTRL+R, a message appears that reads:

File does not exist: C:/Users/name/AppData/Local/Temp/lyx_tmpdir.Hp6680/lyx_tmpbuf2/assignment1.pdf

I'm not even sure if what I'm doing is correct. Is there another way to convert to PDF? Been searching online and can't find any answer that helps, most say I have to do update or install a program, but I do not have that option as i do not have administrator rights for the computer I'm using.

I have an assignment due to tonight, but I need it converted to pdf from lyx. I know this may be crazy, but if anyone is willing, I'd like to send my lyx file over email so they can convert it to pdf and send it back to me. I'm just a guy who really needs help ASAP. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks!

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Would you mind doing it from command prompt?. If on windows, I can give you a .bat file which you put in the same folder as your .lyx file and double click. –  Harish Kumar Apr 11 at 8:11
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if it is only one lyx file, you could export this to a tex file and then upload the tex file to sharelatex and convert it there. I have had this problem before and as far as I remember, the tex export still worked. Unfortunately, sharelatex is down for the moment (apparently in response to heartbleed) but maybe worthwhile to try anyway. –  vaettchen Apr 11 at 8:29
    
Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. –  Martin Schröder Apr 12 at 13:09
    
Thank you guys!! Just realized that my assingment is actually due this week Friday. @vaettchen Thanks. I'll try that out! –  JayS Apr 13 at 21:49

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