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I have a problem compiling eps-files with the epstopdf package. I use TeXStudio portable and try to compile the following code:





This code gives me the error "epstopdf" either misspelled or does not exist. So I tried to convert the eps-file prompt and get the same error message.

Can anybody tell me what's wrong with my Latex setup?

Thank you!

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Sound as if you don't have the epstopdf executable. Which texsystem do you have? – Ulrike Fischer May 21 '14 at 12:06
Thank you for your answer. What do you mean with "texsystem"? – Froop May 21 '14 at 12:23
@Froop: What kind of LaTeX installation do you have? Are you working on Windows, on a Mac or on Linux? – Habi May 21 '14 at 12:32
I'm working with Miktex portable on Windows. – Froop May 21 '14 at 12:41
@Froop: You have installed MiKTeX packages miktex-ghostscript-base, miktex-ghostscript-bin, miktex-graphics-bin? – Heiko Oberdiek May 22 '14 at 5:28

So finaly I found a solution for the problem.

Solution 2. Launch TexMaker from within Miktex from the link Configuration of Texmaker to work with MiKTeX Portable worked. I followed the description and opened texstudio via miktex. After I did this I could compile eps-files without any errors. Now I can open texstudio without starting miktex previously and it still works with eps-files.

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