LaTeX Software Setup

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You need two peices of software to get up and running with LaTeX: 1) A Compiler and 2) An Editor.


Windows Setup

LaTeX Compiler

The easiest compiler is called MikTeX, and can be found here:

Download the file under "Installing a basic system". Clicking the link will take you to a page with a list of servers. Just pick one somewhere in North America. Run the file when it's finished downloading.

It is a basic setup, but there are a few options you will have to set:

Miktex1.jpg Miktex2.jpg Miktex3.jpg Miktex4.jpg

Once you start the install, it will connect to the internet to download files. This part may take a while.


The best editor for windows is called WinEdt, and can be found here:

Mac OS Setup

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