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How to download LATEX software

  1. Mar 25, 2009 #1
    Please can anyone tell me how to download free LATEX software. please i need it for practice.
    i have tried some but it is not working on my p.c(window vista).
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  3. Mar 25, 2009 #2


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    The home of all things latex is http://www.latex-project.org/
    The standard download for windows, protex, is a bit over the top, it downloads a cd worth of tex/latex/assorted tools.
    Take a look at http://miktex.org/ probably the most popular windows latex port.
  4. Mar 25, 2009 #3
    thanks. but i have a problem with the build in the texnicCenter. I have installed the mitex and tex(nicCenter), but i can't asses what i have type in the tex with the pdf file
  5. Mar 26, 2009 #4


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    I'm not sure if I'm completely understanding you, but LaTeX is not a WSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) text editor--you have to write something, compile it (to postscript or PDF) and then check the output. You might want to take a read through "The (Not So) Short Introduction to LaTeX2e" in the contributed documentation page at the LaTeX Project:

    However, there *is* a WYSIWYG editor that uses LaTeX, called LyX:
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