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Math equation electronic document

  1. Feb 9, 2010 #1
    Hi, I wish to do math equations electronically.
    Can someone help me to find a good software?
    I heard there is such a thing called latex. Where can I find it?

  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 9, 2010 #2
    Latex is definitely the way to go, but it's a little strange at first.

    For Windows XP/Vista/7, you need three pieces of software which will work together:

    (1) Sumatra PDF Viewer
    (2) MikTex: Use the "'Basic MiKTeX 2.8' Installer" found here.
    (3) http://www.texniccenter.org/resources/downloads/29-downloads/12-texniccenter-installer

    Make sure to install TexNicCenter last out of the three. It will ask you to input the following:

    * the location of the file "latex.exe" - usually found in C:/Program Files/MiKTeX 2.8/miktex/bin
    * some kind of DVI viewer - you can use C:/Program Files/MiKTeX 2.8/miktex/bin/yap.exe
    * some kind of PDF viewer - you can use C:/Program Files/SumatraPDF/SumatraPDF.exe
    * a command line parameter for preventing the PDF viewer from opening new windows every time you compile: use "-reuse-instance" (no quotation marks)

    That should give you everything you need.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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