First of all, I'm a beginner to emacs, who has just begun the tutorial and reading the manuals. Therefore kindly bear with me if the given details may be somewhat lacking.
On win 10, I have installed the latest version of the complete Tex Live-environment (default path C:/texlive); I can create and preview *.tex-files with the included editor Texworks without issues. (if relevant: Ghostscript 9.56.1 is installed in C:/program files/gs)
I would like to use Gnu-Emacs as LaTex-editor instead. Thanks to the manuals, I have managed to install the latest version 27.2 into C:/user/documents/emacs) and via ELPA the latest version of the required package auctex-package. Everything seems to have installed fine.
I have loaded the included circ.tex. All attempts to create/ preview a pdf-file - I have really tried each and every of the command-options in the preview-menu - fail.
I have made a screenshot, can it be added it here?
Error-message translated freely from German: 'The command "pdflatex" has either not been spelled correctly or cannot be found. Tex output ended as expected with Code 1 etc. LateX: LateX found no preview images.'
So i suspect that Emacs/ auctex probably cannot find pdflatex.exe by itself in c:/texlive. And if so, that I have to help them find it by somehow loading the required path(s) into one of the Emacs ini-files (.init.el and/ or .emacs)?
In case more information should be needed and if there is a way to post the screenshot, please let me know.
Thank you very kindly!