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I just installed MiKTeX. After typing and saving a plain tex document in
WinEdt and selecting "TeX", the MiKTeX compiler tells me it cannot find the
source file. In particular, it tells me
Error launching console application TeX
Command Line C:\Local\TeX\TeX --- src "test1.tex"
Startup Folder C:\Local\TeX
The system cannot find the file specified.
This is strange because the tex file is not located in the C:\Local\TeX
folder. It is saved in the MiKTeX2.8 default folder. I have the same problem
with any saved .tex file. If I attempt to "TeXify" a LaTeX file, I get the
same error; however, if I access the Command Prompt and type in the correct
path to the latex document, MiKTeX will compile just fine --- until it reaches
any input file, whereupon I get the same error.
What have I done wrong?
Don't save your documents (tex files) in the miktex folder or another texmf
tree. That's the wrong place for documents. Use the standard document folder
of miktex or create your own document folder outside the miktex installation.
When you are using the command prompt make sure that you first switch to the
folder of your document.
"Use the standard document folder of miktex"
I meant the standard document folder of windows.