On Thu, 30 Apr 2009, S. Kumar wrote:
> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:46:09 -0700 (PDT)
> From: S. Kumar <kodumudikumar@...>
> Reply-To: A place for MiKTeX users to discuss MiKTeX related questions.
> To: miktex-users@...
> Subject: [MiKTeX] problems with the tex file and processing
> I have a few problems using Miktex that might be trivial for
> many of you expereienced users of Miktex. I installed the latest
> edition of Miktex on my XP machine with Office 07. The problems
> 1.I can't seem to save the file as a .tex file in the txt format.
> Word seems to attach the extension txt no matter what I do. This
> has never happened before with the previous miktex version and
> office 2003. If some one has found a solution or workaround,
> please let me know.
> 2. I can't tex the file unless I close it. Otherwise, I get the
> error message "access denied". Again this did not happen
> earlier. I am not sure if this is related to the new version of
> Miktex or word 2007. Again, look forward to hearing your
1) Word is a WYSIWIG editor that by default does not produce
straight ASCII text, as it is expected be the TeX/LaTeX
programs. So often you may have problems TeXing its output,
and so its not the ideal text editor to use with TeX ...
In addition, processors like WORD usually will not allow you
staightoff to save the result of their beautiful results in
anything else but their beautiful Microsoft-dependent formats
(in which they abhor straight ASCII) ...
2) For the that same reason, it usually wont be of much help to
simply rename <foo.txt> by <foo.tex> .
[of course, it doesn't cost anything to simply try that, just
for the fun of it!].
3) Text editors (and I guess Word as well) usually will not
allow another program access to their input files while
working on them (for valuable and pretty obvious reasons);
they will rather lock a file while its open.
So the usual program sequences that automate the TeX process,
such as (essentially):
will, reasonably enough, close the editor before opening TeX.
4) All this has nothing to do with MikTeX. MikTeX is simply a
data management system for easily accessing TeX, LaTeX and
the lot; what happens in the individual programs depends on
the particular version of TeX or LaTeX, and these by now are
well-seasoned programs that do not change significantly any
more; and to my knowledge, the TeX or LaTeX versions called
from within MikTeX haven't changed in at least the last 4
or 5 versions of MikTeX.
Hope this hilft!
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