# TeXnic Center

1. Jun 4, 2009

### glueball8

I downloaded TeXnic center but I have no clue how to use it. Any tip? Websites?

Its MikTeX.

2. Jun 4, 2009

### matonski

I use it all the time. I had to download MiKTeX separately and then point TeXnicCenter to it. I don't remember having to do anything special besides that to get it working. You just type your code and hit build and view to see the results (the icon that's a stack of papers with a magnifying glass).

3. Jun 4, 2009

### glueball8

How to you type in the code? do you need the [tex] thingy?

4. Jun 4, 2009

### matonski

Click file - new to start a new document. Then you can type.

Is that what you mean?

5. Jun 4, 2009

### glueball8

I can type it. But when I built it, there's always errors. Like I just typed 234 and it comes up with errors.

6. Jun 4, 2009

### matonski

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}

type stuff here

\end{document}

7. Jun 4, 2009

### glueball8

Oh thanks! Now I can see it. But when I do \frac{324}{\pi} it doesn`t come out right.

Is all the commands the same as here question mark.

8. Jun 4, 2009

### matonski

You need to surround math commands with dollar signs.

$\frac{324}{\pi}$

Check out this latex tutorial.

9. Jun 4, 2009

### glueball8

Thank You!!!!!!

10. Jun 5, 2009

### MATLABdude

Consider reading some of the following documents at the LaTeX project:
http://www.latex-project.org/guides/

I printed off the "(Not So) Short Guide to LaTeX 2E" when I was first learning--unfortunately, it's not as easy as throwing up some [ tex] tags. Unless you use a WYSIWYG editor like LyX.