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I'm trying to compile some .tex files in WinEdt 7 with pdfLaTeX using MikTex 2.9. I have a lot of eps figures and was previously using epstopdf in the preamble without any problems. But for some reason when i try and recompile the .tex files (after deleting the converted PDFs) i'm getting the error:

Package pdftex.def Error: File 'subFolder_Name/Figure_Name-eps-converted-to.pdf' not found.

For some reason the .eps source file is not getting converted into a PDF. I'm baffled because this was working fine previously and I haven't changed anything with the WinEdt setup.

Any help would be great.

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Welcome to TeX.sx! You don't have to sign with your name since it automatically appears in the lower right corner of your post. – lockstep Dec 11 '12 at 18:26
I have experienced the same problem... I wondered if you found a solution. I have tried some solutions such as using --shell-escape option but it didnt work. In any case it could be that I am not configuring it correctly in winedt. I would highly appreciate any orientation about this problem.thanks arantxa – user25476 Feb 4 '13 at 12:49

I had the same issue and it seems that it is due to some path problem. The solution is to add


to the LaTeX header. This will cause epstopdf to generate files in the specified .aux directory instead of the directory of the images (which it does if you would have run texify from the command line).

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Welcome to TeX.SX! – yo' Feb 19 '13 at 9:32

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