Troubleshooting

Many problems can be solved, at least for the current session, by simply re-initializing TeX Live, which is an item in the Tools menu of the launcher.

There are limitations on what can be done on a standard UWP desktop, which runs under the control of RES Workspace Manager:

Some specific problems you may encounter when running our TeX Live:

Files are opened in the wrong program

RES presets certain file associations, e.g. for pdf files. Even apart from that, file associations can be glitchy. This has gotten worse with the latest update to the remote UWP (the Windows 10 lookalike). See whether the Open with ... right-click menu in Windows Explorer and other file managers provides an acceptable workaround.

How can I configure TeXnicCenter with Adobe Reader as pdf viewer?

This option is currently not supported. The TeX Live Launcher has an item under Tools to reconfigure the TeXnicCenter output profiles. There used to be a choice between SumatraPDF (a component of our TeX Live) and Adobe Reader. When in the past RES made this more difficult, I dropped Adobe Reader altogether, also because of the advantages of SumatraPDF (no file locking, source-pdf synchronization). Of course, you can still view the generated pdf with Adobe via other means.

The LaTeX editor cannot view the pdf

See the previous item. The location of our SumatraPDF is \\workspace.rug.nl\aps\serverbased\texlive\2015\rugextras\sumatrapdf\sumatrapdf.exe

You can also double-click the pdf in Windows Explorer or in another file manager.

The LaTeX editor no longer generates pdf

This may be due to damage to your profile, to changes in the underlying system, or Adobe Reader or Acrobat may have locked the file. If file locking is not the problem, close your LaTeX editor, run the launcher from the RUG menu and click on Tools / Re-initialize TeX Live to refresh your settings.

LuaTeX or XeTeX hangs

Probably LuaTeX or XeTeX is just busy generating or updating a font cache. This can take a long time.

TeXnicCenter- or dviout help does not work

These programs use compiled html for help. Windows considers this file format – like many Microsoft-developed formats – too unsafe to handle unless the file comes from a safe location. At the same time, Windows may not recognize our network drives as safe.

Workarounds: I know of no workaround which works from within TeXnicCenter or Dviout. But some relief can be had in one of two ways:

 

RuG TeX pages last revised on September 25 2016