Issues with Setting Up LaTeX

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First off, let me apologize in advance because I'm pretty sure this isn't the right forum for this question, but I've tried to find an appropriate forum and haven't had a lot of success. I know some people here have been really helpful to me in the past, so I figured that someone could at least point me to the correct forum if nothing else.

Anyway, I've been trying to set up LaTeX for my Graph Theory class. I've installed MiKTeX and TeXnicCenter, but I can't seem to successfully send my files to PDF. Specifically, I get the error message

[DocOpen("%bm.pdf")][FileOpen("%bm.pdf")]
Cannot execute the command.


I know this seems to be a common error, but I searched it for a bit online and didn't find anything that helped me with my problem. For reference, my PDF-reader is Adobe Reader X.

Thanks in advance to anyone who tries to help me.
 

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I don't know about debugging but I will say that I've used both MiKTeX and TeXnicCenter (among others) and I like what I'm currently using now the best: PCTeX. Everything just....works. I know this doesn't answer your question, but if you become too frustrated with your current setup, look into PCTeX. Also, there are LaTeX forums out there somewhere with very knowledgeable posters.
 
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Hi,

Registered here just so I could answer this one. Hope this doesn't come too late for you.

  1. Open TeXnicCenter.
  2. Under the "Build" menu, choose "Define Output Profiles."
  3. Choose the profile you have been using. It is probably the one labeled "LaTeX => PDF".
  4. Now choose the tab that says "Viewer". This is where your problem is happening: TeXnicCenter can't find the viewer you're using.
  5. Next to the box labeled "Path of Executable", click the button labeled "..." and browse to the place where your copy of Adobe Reader X is installed. Click on the executable (it's called "AcroRd32").
  6. Now click the "OK" button at the bottom. Try running LaTeX on a file again. It ought to work now.

Cheers,
SLH
 
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Thanks! I really appreciate that. Unfortunately, I won't be able to try it out anytime this week (a big test is taking my focus), but I'll take note of your advice for this weekend when I'll have the time to finally get it together with LaTeX.
 

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