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empty pdf output

Postby Christopher » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:08 pm


I have a problem with creating a pdf output. I am using TeXnic Center and Adobe Reader 9.

I suspect that I defined the output profile in a wrong way. However, I cannot find my mistake. I defined the path to the executable of adobe Reader correct. The reader opens, but showns nothing, not even an empty page.

I do not get any errors, warnings in TeXnic Center.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!


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Re: empty pdf output

Postby frabjous » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:08 pm

Can you manually open the PDF through Adobe Reader's file menu?

(I'm not suggesting that as a solution, just a troubleshooting measure to ensure that a PDF is being produced...)

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Re: empty pdf output

Postby Christopher » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:31 pm

Yes, I can do that, but I would like the pdf to pop up automatically..jsut for convenience :)

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Re: empty pdf output  Topic is solved

Postby localghost » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:43 pm

Start TeXnicCenter (TXC), press Alt+F7 and let the wizard rebuild the build profiles. Afterwards everything should work fine.

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Re: empty pdf output

Postby Christopher » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:57 pm

Thank you. That solved the problem!

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Re: empty pdf output

Postby Vafaeimehr » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:05 pm

I have face similar problem. I use texnic center, but have problem in generating PS file, and when I use Latex => ps => PDF, no PDF file could generated, I've double checked the respective settings in output profile, however no change has been made.
Any idea is highly appreciated.

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Re: empty pdf output

Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:26 pm

Hi Vafaeimehr,

welcome to the board!

You added a question to a problem which is more than 2 years old and which has already been marked as solved. So perhaps not many people read your question. It might be better to post a new topic regarding your specif problem. Specifically, with some detailed description, for example your .log file. Usually a problem cannot be solved with just information like "it's similar, but it doesn't work". Post code, post error messages ;) perhaps add the .log file as attachment.

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