MikTeX installation

  1. Install Textpad: http://www.textpad.com
  2. Install Ghostscript: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/
  3. Install GsView to examine PS and EPS files. http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/
  4. Installing MikTeX MixTEX Download
    1. In Windows explorer go to directory Samples (subdirectory of directory where TextPad is installed) unpack user.zip.
    2. Run TextPad. No files should be open. In Configure/Preferences/Document Classes add new file type TEX:
      • Files in class: input *.tex.
      • Syntax: check Enable syntax highlighting.
      • Syntax definition file: select LaTeX.syn.
      • Colors: user can define which colors to use for Keywords1, Comments in Comments2.
    3. In TextPadu add new filter (extension *.tex) to Configure/Preferences/File Name Filters
    4. In Configure/Preferences/Tools you must connect Textpad to Miktex: New options are added using Add/Program
      1. laTeX-a to PDF
        • Command: C:\texmf\miktex\bin\pdflatex.exe
        • Parameters: $FileName
        • Initial Folder: $FileDir
        • Save all document first - check
        • Close DOS window on exit - check
        • other options unchecked
      2. compiler laTeX to DVI
        • Command: C:\texmf\miktex\bin\latex.exe
        • Parameters: $FileName
        • Initial Folder: $FileDir
        • Save all document first - check
        • Close DOS window on exit - check
        • other options unchecked
      3. compiler DVI to PostScript (dvips):
        • Command: C:\texmf\miktex\bin\dvips.exe
        • Parameters: $BaseName.dvi -o $BaseName.ps -F
        • Initial Folder: $FileDir
        • Close DOS window on exit - check
        • other options unchecked
      4. calling GSView :
        • Command: C:\....\Ghostgum\gsview\gsview32.exe
        • Parameters: $BaseName.ps
        • Initial Folder: $FileDir
        • all options unchecked
      5. compiler from PostSctript to PDF (PS2PDF):
        • Command: C:\gs\gs7.03\bin\gswin32c.exe
        • Parameters: -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -I.\;c:\gs\gs7.03\bin -sPAPERSIZE=a4 -sOutputFile=$BaseName.PDF -c save pop -f $BaseName.ps (change according to Ghostscript installation)
        • Initial Folder: $FileDir
        • Close DOS window on exit - check
        • other options unchecked
      6. calling Acrobat:
        • Command: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
        • Parameters: $BaseName.pdf
        • Initial Folder: $FileDir
        • all options unchecked
    5. checking if everything is OK:
      1. Load and compile file sample2e.tex from directory: c:\texmf\tex\latex\base\sample2e.tex.