This is my first time using a LaTeX editor.
I installed Texmaker allowing it to use the default directory on the C drive.
- Windows: 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Texmaker 3.4.1 for Windows
I then did
A Local guide for using Texmaker (There use to be a link to this but it is now dead)
Basically create a simple Hello World document and save it.
When I went to process the file
Tools -> PDFLaTeX
Error: Log file not found!
What I checked
I checked the configuration (Options -> configure Texmaker) and found no option for log files.
I checked for a log file under the
C:\Program Files (x86)\Texmaker and found none.
I checked for a log path in the Windows registry using regedit and found none.
I checked the Texmaker issues and found Issue 97 but it does not help.
After reading answer
I installed MiKTeX as an administrator (didn't work as user) and chose the default options. After MiKTeX installed I was able to create a PDF file using Texmaker.
Also, correctly setting the PDF viewer options
Options -> Configure Texmaker -> Commands -> PDF Viewer Built-in Viewer and Embed
I was able to preview the pdf in Texmaker
View -> PDF Viewer
What I learned
Texmaker is a LaTeX editor which generates a file containing LaTeX markup.
MiKTeX is a program that converts the LaTeX markup into an output format such as PDF.