On 09/19/2016 02:34 AM, Kaiser, Elisabeth wrote:
indeed it turned directly back without any output. How should I proceed?
I am copying the user list to keep the discussion there (since the list
is archived, and in the hopes a Windows user will chime in -- like
Scott, I use Linux).
Three possibilities come to mind. I suggest checking them in the order I
list them. The first is that the MiKTeX bundle did not install for some
reason. You can test that by checking that there are folders for it and
that article.cls is in one of them. While you are at it, you should note
down the location of latex.exe and pdflatex.exe. If the files are
missing, I suggest downloading a MiKTeX installer from the MiKTeX web site.
The second is that MiKTeX is installed but did not make it onto your
system command path (meaning the system cannot find it when the time
comes to use it). Try running |echo %PATH%| from a command prompt and
see if the path to the .exe files appears there. If not, you can edit
your path to add the missing directories (see, for instance,
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/23400030/windows-7-add-path), or you
can just reinstall MiKTeX as in the previous paragraph.
The third (and in my mind least likely) possibility is that MiKTeX is
installed, but with the wrong permissions, so that perhaps only a
"superuser" can run it. This would require that you be logged in with a
user account that does not have "superuser" privileges. That can happen
in some cases where the computer belongs to your employer and the
employer's IT group does not give the user full rights to the machine.
I've been off Windows too long to remember how to fix that, but in all
likelihood it would require the involvement of someone from IT who does
have superuser rights.
I hope that helps.