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Djvu and Latex?

  1. Mar 9, 2008 #1
    Can someone explain what Djvu (.djvu files) is, and I notice there are several versions one can get- which one should I download if I have Windows XP?

    Also, I need to get Latex to create equations- which version should i download and how do I go about it? Also, can you recommend a text that introduces how to use Latex in general, and for scientific/mathematics usage?

    Thank-you very much.
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  3. Mar 9, 2008 #2


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    djvu seems to be something like PDF, but with very strong compression
    If you want to use [tex]\LaTeX[/tex] on Windows, I suggest MikTeX (http://miktex.org/) - it comes with a graphical installer and should work right out-of-the box. To easily edit and [tex]\TeX[/tex] your files, you might want to get an editor like WinEdt (http://www.winedt.com/) or LEd (http://www.latexeditor.org/).

    For an introduction to LaTeX, I can recommend the Not So Short Introduction To [tex]\LaTeX[/tex] (www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/lshort/english/lshort.pdf[/url]) or something shorter and more to-the-point (Google for "latex tutorial", something like [url]http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~dwilkins/LaTeXPrimer/[/URL] maybe?)
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  4. Mar 10, 2008 #3
    Ok, thanks.
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