[Ipe-discuss] Re: Ipe under Windows VISTA does not run PDFLATEX

Günter Rote rote at inf.fu-berlin.de
Wed Jul 11 02:52:38 CEST 2007

Guenter Rote schrieb:
> Ipe preview 28 works fine as long as I don't use text.
> When trying to save a file or looking at labels, I get a
> window titled:
> Ipe: Error during the Pdflatex run.
> An error occurred during the Pdflatex run. Please consult the Pdflatex 
> logfile for further information.

I found the problem by consulting the manual (section 10). (Actually, I 
remember that had the same problem on some previous occasion with some 
different operating system.):

pdflatex is run in a dedicated directory IPELATEXDIR, which Ipe creates 
the first time it is used. In my case the default for this dedicated 
directory is C:/Program Files/ipe-6.0pre28/latexrun. The problem is that 
ipe is not allowed to create a directory in
  C:/Program Files/ipe-6.0pre28/
So I had to create this directory manually (with an administrator 
account), give everybody write-permission, and now it works.

(The cleaner solution is probably to use something like
(which is %LOCALAPPDATA%\ipe\latexrun)

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