#1276 Fatal error of pdflatex not detected as error


I had some problems because of missing fonts for a certain document. That caused pdflatex to fail (no PDF generated at all).

However TeXnicCenter did not recognize this error at all and tried to open the non-existing PDF file.

The relevant lines from the (stdout) log are:

!pdfTeX error: pdflatex (file md-chr7y): Font md-chr7y at 572 not found
==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

This lines should be marked with the error red cross and build process should stop.
Additionally the returned code of pdflatex.exe was 1 - indicating an error. IMHO TeXnicCenter should check the process response code and stop if it is not 0.

BTW: For generating this log I had to execute pdflatex manually on command-line because I did not find a way to copy the relevant lines from the TeXnicCenter log window. How can I copy some/all lines from the log window to clipboard or a file?


  • Tino Weinkauf

    Tino Weinkauf - 2012-11-03
    • status: open --> closed
  • Tino Weinkauf

    Tino Weinkauf - 2012-11-03

    Stop compilation on latex error. ==> See the profiles dialog.



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