[Tex/LaTex] TexMaker – “File not found” when viewing as pdf


At the moment I'm having a problem when trying to view my LaTeX file as a PDF. Whether I do it internal or external I both the error "File not found.".

I have no idea what file it means. I've read somewhere it has to with my Acrobat Reader, but I still can't get it fixed. And I think it's worth mentioning that I work on Windows 7, as I've also read that Texmaker on Windows has some bugs.

Any help will be appreciated!

Best Answer

The "View PDF" button in TeXmaker only opens an already existing file, that has the same basename as your .tex file. Meaning, if you're writing in a file called MyReport.tex, it will look for a file called MyReport.pdf in the same folder as the .tex file, and open this in the specified viewer.

To create a PDF from the source, you have to compile the document. The easiest way to do this is usually to use pdflatex, which in TeXmaker is called with Tools --> pdfLaTeX (shortcut F6), after which you can view the PDF (shortcut F7). There are also buttons on the toolbar for both

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