[OS X TeX] kind of TeXShop for Windows ?
William F. Adams
wadams at atlis.com
Thu Nov 4 16:47:15 EST 2004
On Nov 4, 2004, at 3:22 PM, Tim Brophy wrote:
> I have just downloaded fpTeX and all associated files. I have only
> used Textures and TeXShop before. How do I even begin with fpTeX??
> Sorry for being stupid!
No need to apologize. It's nowhere near as nice on Windows as it is
here on Mac OS X thanks to the hard work of Gerben, Richard, Jerome,
I believe you may be confused because Siep had said:
>> As I understand, proTeXt is designed to be packaged with the TeX
>> Live cd set, but is otherwise completely separate from it. There
>> is a second Windows version in TeX Live, fpTeX, which IS
By that last ``integrated'' I believe Siep meant that fptex is
integrated / a part of TeXlive, _not_ that it was integrated in the
same fashion as TeXshop is.
In order to use fptex more comfortably you should download an
integrated editor, TexnicCenter ( http://www.toolscenter.org/ ) or
Winshell ( http://www.winshell.de/ ) are two good choices.
You'll then edit your file, process it, and hit a button to bring up a
program to preview it in.
As I've noted previously, you might want to look into LyX (
http://www.lyx.org ) or Scientific WorkPlace (commercial software) or
BaKoMa TeX (shareware). I'm pretty sure that last is the closest thing
to TeXshop for Windows. (better in some ways, since one can click on a
previewed .dvi, and begin typing / editing w/ a fair verisimilitude of
WYSIWYG according to the on-line description).
William Adams, publishing specialist
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