1. Apr 4, 2008

### qspeechc

So I went to their page http://miktex.org/2.7/Setup.aspx [Broken]
and clicked on the "Installing the complete MiKTeX system", downloaded the file. Now in the Net Installer, should I choose "Download MiKTeX" or "Install MiKTeX". Do I need LaTeX in addition to this? And should I get the complete or basic package? I only need it to do reports and assignments for university.
Thank you very much.

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2. Apr 4, 2008

### jpr0

Once latex is installed, you might want to find some kind of tex editor (you can use notepad if you like, but a tex editor is much easier to use). I'm not sure what freeware version are available, but winEDT is quite popular I guess.

3. Apr 5, 2008

### qspeechc

So, after I have downloaded and installed MiKTeX, I need some sort of tex editor, like winEDT? I don't need to download LaTeX? Is the tex editor what will allow me to create files?

EDIT: Does that mean notepad will work?

Last edited: Apr 5, 2008
4. Apr 5, 2008

### qspeechc

Nevermind. I figured it out. I'm using WinShell. It's great (so far). Thanks jprO.

5. Apr 7, 2008

### qspeechc

One more question: how do I get MiKTeX to download a package? I need amsmath, anyone?