My TeX file is in C:\Users\ustjo\Desktop\Finance Report\2017\Report

While the pdf file is in C:\Users\ustjo\Desktop\Finance Report\2017

I tried \includepdf{C:/Users/ustjo/Desktop/Finance Report/2017/DecReport.pdf}.

It does not work. It said

Package pdfpages Error: Cannot find file `C:/Users/ustjo/Desktop/Finance Report/2017/DecReport.pdf'.

...Desktop/Finance Report/2017/DecReport.pdf}`

How can I solve this?

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    Can you try with a relative path instead of an absolut one? \includepdf{../DecReport.pdf} – user36296 Jan 14 '18 at 11:57

One reason is that the file path includes a space. This is not supported by package graphics by default that is used by package pdfpages. Adding package grffile should solve this issue:

  • \includepdf[page=-, width = \linewidth]{C:/Users/ustjo/Desktop/Finance Report/2017/U9171331_201712_201712.pdf} When I tried this, it said Missing $ inserted. ...ce Report/2017/U9171331_201712_201712.pdf} Why is that? – JOHN Jan 14 '18 at 9:53
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    @JOHN A possible reason is that package grffile is not loaded before pdfpages. – Heiko Oberdiek Jan 14 '18 at 10:03

Heikos comment above is worth an answer in bold print, because the manual of grffile doesn't state that:

Load grffile before pdfpages, otherwise it will not work!

I just encountered this, because I used pdfpages, got the usual message

Missing $ inserted

added the grffile package behind pdfpages to my preamble and the error remained!

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