I've just installed ProTeXt 2.0, following the installation guide to the
letter, with one exception: The TeXnicCenter wizard couldn't find its
required binary files directly in C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.5 (or similar),
I had to point it to C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.5\miktex\bin. Perhaps the
guide ought to be updated to reflect this.
In any case, when attempting to launch an output profile in TeXnicCenter, I
get the following error message from TeXnicCenter:
Output Profile: LaTeX => DVI
C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.5\miktex\bin\latex.exe Cannot execute the
command. Error: %1 is not a valid Win32 application.
There are also a couple of unprintable characters sprinkled through the
error message. Other output profiles provide similar errors.
I have attempted to launch latex.exe from a prompt, using the same path as
TeXnicCenter is using, and the executable launches just fine so I think the
exe is fine.
However, since I installed ProText to reduce the pain of learning TeX and
installing the required components, I can't really trouble-shoot further
A quick google revealed several posts describing exactly the same problem on
various forms and web pages, but no solution in sight.
Any advice or insight would be highly appreciated!
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