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TeXstudio Compile: Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe [duplicate]

I'm trying write a report in LaTeX but TeXstudio won't let me. All I have is this: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \...
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TeXMaker on Windows: “Could not start the command” [duplicate]

I can not start pdfLaTeX from TeXMaker in Windows 7. I try Quick Building with Pdflatex+Viewer but I'm getting the error: "Could not start the command". I have installed TexLive 2013. I added the ...
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How do I avoid pdflatex error in TexMaker? [duplicate]

I'm new to TeX. I've downloaded TexMaker and trying to run "Quick Build" after simple code written. But I get that pdflatex-related error. Since my settings in "Options" -> "Configure Texmaker" -> "...
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how to install the pdfpages package? [duplicate]

I need a step-by-step (very simple like myself) instructions on how to install the pdfpages package. It's taken me time to figure out I didn't have the package. Now I've found and downloaded it... but ...
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Problems with texstudio (New computer) [duplicate]

I just got a new computer today, its an inspiron 3542, which runs on windows 8.1 and a 64-bit OS. After which i download texstudio to edit some documents, everything works fine until i try to build ...
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Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode “texstudio_lN2796”.tex [duplicate]

If I try to build a new file on Tex Studio I get the following error message "Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "texstudio_lN2796".tex" and ...
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How to build .tex by texmaker? [duplicate]

I am using windows 8 and texmaker 4.4.1 I downloaded a template from LaTeX_Templates_Resume Then I open the cv_13.tex and use QuickBuild, then I received the following comments: Error : could not ...
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TexStudio problem (Error: Could not start the command) [duplicate]

I have a problem for texstudio software. When I write a very basic format, it always goes wrong. The error presents as "Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=...
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What are the advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?

I have been using MiKTeX for a couple of years. I don't know whether it is "wise" to insist on using it. Could you give me a list of advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?
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Difference between administrative and user mode of MiKTeX

For a lot of questions here on TeX.SE and on other fora regarding MiKTeX, it turns out that the underlying problem actually lies in the not understood distinction between administrative and user modes....
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What is the difference between the basic MiKTeX and the complete MiKTeX?

I am just starting out with LaTeX on Windows XP, and I was advised to install MiKTeX. What would I get in the complete MiKTeX that isn't in basic MiKTeX?
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Commands paths in TeXstudio on Mac OS X - with 'could not start the command' error

When I am trying to 'quick build' my document in TeXstudio 2.1 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, I am getting and error: could not start the command (with 'quick build' options being LaTeX + DviPdf + PdfViewer). I ...