1. May 28, 2005

### lawtonfogle

I downloaded latex typer and installed it fine, i even have the icon on my desktop, but HOW DO I USE IT :surprised

when i open it up, I can not understand any of what it is saying, and i know it does not work on Word, so can any one help me fix it? I have windows XP with office 2003 if that is any help.

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2. May 29, 2005

### Triss

First of all you need to know that latex is not a program you can open and type your document as you are used to in Word. Latex is just a typesetter. To begin with you can read the first chapters of http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/lshort/english/lshort.pdf to get a fell of what latex is.

To start working with latex I would recommend that you take a look at http://www.math.aau.dk/~dethlef/Tips/ it is easy to setup and get working. Other people will have different ideas about what editor is the best for typing your latex source files.

3. May 30, 2005

### ramollari

I suppose the tex platform is downloaded, and that is MikTex, or sth similar. Then you have to write the .tex document either in a simple text editor, or in a more advanced graphical editor. For windows I suggest WinEdt. It makes it easier to compile the tex file to a div image, or if you want, convert it to a pdf.
For a start I suggest you to find a ready template for a LaTex document and fill it with the details.