Subject: Re: How can I stop "Latex failed to create a dvi file,...." to appear after each error?
Date: Monday 5th October 2009 19:55:02 UTC (over 8 years ago)
> I have two installations of Miktex2.8+Winedt 5.5 in my office > and at home. At work, when an error is encountered in the latex > window, I press "e" and go directly to the location of error in > Winedt with no new windows opened and no error message. This is > very convenient. At home, after I press "e", I go directly to > error location in Winedit, but an error window saying "Latex > failed to create a dvi file,...." appears which I find > distracting. How can I prevent this window? I have tried to > compare the two settings and change the setting at home, but > could not find the difference? I doubt that there is any difference in WinEdt settings or that this is a WinEdt issue. I am aware of the following bug (that could explain the difference) in MiKTeX 2.8: If the path to the editor executable (as specified or auto-detected in YAP -> Options -> Inverse Search) contains spaces then "e" command from console doesn't work. If you read carefully you'll see that TeX produces a message like 'C:\Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. WinEdt may still highlight the error (based on info in the log file) but the "e" command failed and that could well be the difference between the two installations. Inverse Search works fine because YAP uses double-quotes around the name but TeX does not in the latest version of MiKTeX (2.8). Perhaps somebody should report this bug on MiKTeX's Mailing List after performing the test from the console and confirming that this is indeed a problem.... WinEdt is irrelevant here as the problem would persist with any editor installed in Program Files folder. Best regards, alex