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I run IguanaTex 32-bit in Office 2010 32-bit / Windows 7 SP1 64x with MikTeX 2.9 32-bit. When I try to compile some TeX things with IguanaTeX to PPT, I get the error "Could not start process 'latex -interaction=batchmode "addin_tmp.tex"' GetLastError returned 0".

The prompt latex -interaction=batchmode "addin_tmp.tex" runs properly on PowerShell 32-bit and 64-bit and on cmd.exe (both in C:\Temp).

I already tried to repair and reinstall IguanaTeX and to run PPT with admin rights.

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closed as too localized by Harish Kumar, Joseph Wright Sep 2 '12 at 6:10

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Hi Hartmut to TeX.SE. This is a strange error, as mentioned in the IguanaTex FAQ this should only happen if Iguana cannot find the Miktex installation. I have exactly the same setup running nicely here. Did you run Powerpoint and cmd.exe as the same user? – Alexander Jul 31 '12 at 13:39
Yes, I ran it as the same user. (Tech specs: HP Pavillion p6 2023de; AMD A8 APU; 8GB RAM; NVidia GT545) – Hartmut Jul 31 '12 at 14:36
Sorry, then I have few ideas. IguanaTex uses a VBA function to call latex, maybe some security setting/virus scanner forbids the execution of the CreateProcess function. Other than that maybe try using TeXPoint. It's not free but has a 30 day trial and has the same requirements for the underlying LaTeX installation. – Alexander Jul 31 '12 at 16:52
TeXPoint makes PPT crash on start-up. Sorry – Hartmut Jul 31 '12 at 17:46
I checked it in Norton (360 Online 6). It should be executable. – Hartmut Jul 31 '12 at 17:54