[OS X TeX] OT? advice for a windows-using friend

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Sat Jan 15 07:11:19 EST 2005

On Sat, Jan 15, 2005 at 12:08:05PM +0100, Maarten Sneep wrote:
> On 15 jan 2005, at 4:38, John A. Johnson wrote:
> >I mentioned LaTeX and the pdfsync work that has been done here and he 
> >was quite interested, until I told him that this was all for OS X. He 
> >asked whether such a thing existed for Windows.
> He might want to try TeXniccenter and MikTeX. IIRC, they offer dvi-src 
> capability. No flashmode, but syncing it is.
> >ISTR that question coming up here before, and the aswer being 'no.' Is 
> >this the case? In any event, are there places for Windows TeX users 
> >similar to the wonderful OS X TeX site of Joe Slater & Gary Gray? I'm 
> >going to talk to him about OS X, and maybe he'll be interested, but I 
> >do want to be able to help him out even if he doesn't want to come 
> >over to the Mac side. References and URL's would be much appreciated. 
> >TIA
> The TeX Collection 2004 seems to have it all, you can order it from any 
> good bookstore: ISBN 3-86541-068-5
> Maarten

Alternatively, he can download
http://www.tug.org/texlive/Images/protext.exe, a 360MB download,
which is a complete package based on MikTeX and includes a couple
of GUI frontends. It doesn't contain all the MikTeX packages, but
the included package manager makes it easy to add packages from
the internet.

Siep Kroonenberg
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