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    pdf won't change

    I am a brand-new Latex user - with Winedt 6. I am trying to amend a document, but each time I click on dvi2pdf the old pdf comes up. How do I get my changes to appear in a new pdf document? I am sure I am doing something very basic wrong...

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    Jonny
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    Quote Originally Posted by hikorski View Post
    I am a brand-new Latex user - with Winedt 6. I am trying to amend a document, but each time I click on dvi2pdf the old pdf comes up. How do I get my changes to appear in a new pdf document? I am sure I am doing something very basic wrong...

    Thanks,

    Jonny
    run pdflatex of use the tool the creates a dvi then run dvi2pdf

    (If you run dvi2pdf you first need to create a new dvi from the .tex file)

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    Thank you, Captain Black, for your willingness to help a newbie.

    I have a tex document, so I guess I need 'tex to latex'. If I click on the Tex menu it says 'latex' there - is that it?

    When I try this, I have to click return a lot - but eventally, these returns don't help, and they simply come through on the text.

    The sticking point seems to be 'Latex error; file 'subfigure.sty not found'

    Since subfigure.sty is not referred to at all in my document, I am mystified,

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikorski View Post
    Thank you, Captain Black, for your willingness to help a newbie.

    I have a tex document, so I guess I need 'tex to latex'. If I click on the Tex menu it says 'latex' there - is that it?

    When I try this, I have to click return a lot - but eventally, these returns don't help, and they simply come through on the text.

    The sticking point seems to be 'Latex error; file 'subfigure.sty not found'

    Since subfigure.sty is not referred to at all in my document, I am mystified,

    Jonny
    There should be a button with dvi on it or a menue with tools that has dvi on it. That is what you need to use.

    That should create a new dvi file which you can then use dvi2pdf on.

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    Thank you Captain Black, I'm getting the right thing now. There were two buttons labelled dvi, one 'dvi preview' and one 'dvi search' - I don't know which one did the trick, but I am seeing what I expect at last!

    Thanks again,

    Jonny
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