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I read the post of TeXmaker compiling problems (Windows 7) and the one answer that suggests to change all of the commands in the options with the suggested command. I have a question about that: Where is the commands option? I am using Texmaker and Miktex, windows 7 64 bit. I downloaded a thesis template from this url: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/masters-doctoral-thesis and extracted the zip in my latex templates folder in my TexMaker folder. But I too when I press Quick build I get the same error:

Could not start the command. pdflatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

Could you please help me or suggest a link of a thesis template that would not have this problem for me?

note: I was able to be successful with latex CV templates.

  • Are you sure you are using MikTeX? The error indicate that TeXmaker cannot find LaTeX. What happens if you start a terminal (Windows menu -> Accessories -> Dos prompt) and you then run the command pdflatex? – daleif Jun 3 '15 at 13:53
  • Hi, I get "This is pdfTex, Version 3. 1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (MikTex 2.9 64-bit). Should I have the MikTex in the same directory as the TexMaker? – HR123r Jun 3 '15 at 15:56
  • If it works in the dos prompt out of the box, the it should work in Texmaker. Reading the last part of your post, is his only on a deficiency file that you get this error or can you compile a simple "hello world" document? (documentclass article, begin/end document, "hello world". – daleif Jun 3 '15 at 17:10
  • Plus what happens if you navigate in the dos prompt to the folder with the template and compile the template from the dos prompt? (hint: in Windows Explorer, if you right click on a folder while holding down shift you get extra options, among which "open prompt in this folder" or something like that) – daleif Jun 3 '15 at 17:12
  • Thanks. I can compile "hello world" and I have worked with a CV template before and it was fine. I will try your other suggestion and let you know. " if you navigate in the dos prompt to the folder with the template and compile the template from the dos prompt? " – HR123r Jun 7 '15 at 14:53

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