[texhax] about creating dvi file...

Heiko Oberdiek heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 13 19:41:59 CET 2011

On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 05:57:41PM +0000, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:

> Uwe wrote : "Please do start the command from the Command Prompt".
> It is NOT necessary to start the command /from the Command Prompt/;
> it can be started as the original poster is already doing (and
> familiar with doing), through the GUI interface.

The main problem is the lack of information. The unknown (?)
GUI interface only (?) tells that TeX doesn't finish its
job to generate a .dvi file sucessfully.
  Perhaps the GUI does provide better features to
analyze the problem that the OP isn't aware of.
But why analyzing a complex problem, if it can be
divided in smaller ones? The problem can be located
in the TeX run (TeX isn't found, the TeX file cannot
be processed, ...) or the problem is the GUI interface
(wrong configuration, wrong paths, ...). Thus running
TeX without the GUI helps to locate the problem.

Yours sincerely  
  Heiko Oberdiek

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