I open TeXstudio, I press File->New from template-> Article->Ok then I use the double green arrow to compile (the play button didn't work either) and view the pdf. After that I want to save that pdf so I use File-> Save As... and then I save it as a pdf file but I can't open it using Adobe reader or even Sumatra Pdf reader.

If someone can tell me step-by-step the instructions that I have to follow I would appreciate it.

EDIT: I got it to work. In TeXstudio when saving I used Save As->All files then I clicked the Build&View button and then the play button.

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    Don't use save as. This is not necessary, the pdf is already there (as you can view it). Look in the folder of your tex-file. – Ulrike Fischer Jul 2 '15 at 19:26
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    When you compile a tex file the pdf file is created at the same folder. So you don't need to save it again. If you wish you can open the pdf with an external viewer instead of the embedded one. – Sigur Jul 2 '15 at 19:31
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    "Save as" is for the source file, not the generated output file. If you save the source file as .pdf file and then generate the .pdf file, then the source file will very likely be destroyed. – Heiko Oberdiek Jul 2 '15 at 19:46
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