# How do I configure TeXnicCenter to display a PDF file?

## How do I configure TeXnicCenter to display a PDF file?

If the viewer is the Adobe Acrobat Reader, the wizard will do the configuration, otherwise the path and the command line arguments for a different PDF viewer can be entered in a dialog. Now TeXnicCenter will create the following output profiles: LaTeX –> DVI (only if latexhas been found) LaTeX –> DVI –> PDF (only if latexand dvipdfmhave been found)

## What TeX file formats does TeXnicCenter support?

Current TeX distributions support several formats like the TeX-specific DVI-format, PostScript or the very widely used PDF-format. Where other editors can only produce one format as output, TeXnicCenter allows the user to select any of these output formats.

## Where can I find the pdflatex compiler?

On the ” (La)TeX” tab make sure the “Path to the (La)TeX compiler” is actually where the pdflatex.exe file is located. If using Windows it should look something like this: C:\\Program Files (x86)\\MiKTeX 2.9\\miktex\\bin\\pdflatex.exe.

## How to build a TeXnicCenter document with no open document?

This command will be executed, if the menu item Build ‣ View Outputis chosen and no open document in TeXnicCenter. This command can be either a command line or a DDE-command (see below).

## What are the different configuration categories available in TeXnicCenter?

The following configuration categories are available: Output profiles define how the printable output is generated from the LaTeX files. The output can be in several formats, including device-independent (DVI), PostScript (PS), and portable document format (PDF). Options allow you to modify the behaviour of TeXnicCenter.

## How do I configure TeXnicCenter to use MiKTeX?

At first the Wizard will look for an installed LaTeX distribution. If either MiKTeX or TeX Live is found the Wizard asks for permission to configure TeXnicCenter accordingly or to use another distribution. To configure TeXnicCenter to use MiKTeX the wizard will perform the following steps: It will look for the TeX compiler.

## What is the new executable file for TeXnicCenter?

1.3 The new executable file for TeXnicCenter 2.0 is actually named TeXnicCenter.exe, not TEXCNTR.EXE, as it appears in the tutorial. In the Viewer tab / View project’s output section, you should select DDE command and the command should be “%bm.pdf” (as described in the tutorial) and the server should be SUMATRA.

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