[OS X TeX] IPad

Adam M. Goldstein z_californianus-dated-1305118772.2ea9b4 at shiftingbalance.org
Fri May 6 08:59:24 EDT 2011

On May 6, 2011, at 7:47, Leslie Morland <l.morland at uea.ac.uk> wrote:

> An IPad looks an attractive lightweight alternative to a MacBookPro for travel abroad, but I would want to use latex, and "excel", as well as internet connexion. Apple sales tell me latex help is a free download, and numbers, which allow these. Can you advise about these, specifically the latex, or alternatives, please. Bibtex?

You can't run LaTeX on the iPad. Search the list archives for discussion of this very point. When the iPad was first released, various means of running LaTeX remotely and syncing files as they are updated were discussed. I am pretty sure some good solutions were arrived at.

I see others have already responded with advice about iPad use.

Describing LaTeX help as a "free download" isn't really right. There is no one package or document that you can download. There is an enormous amount of free information, however. 

> I suspect such queries have already been aired, but I only file items of  interest at the time. So much has been discussed by the many willing experts on the list, and I wonder if some of them could be pursuaded to write a TeXShop book akin to Pogue's "Missing Manuals" which would be a wonderful reference text, wanted by many.

The reference text is the collected wisdom of the users/developers stored in list archives online, as well as a variety of free documents. http://www.ctan.org will point you in the right direction.

In print there really are manuals, including one by Lamport, LaTeX's creator, and the LaTeX "companion" series.


Adam M. Goldstein PhD, MSLIS
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>   Leslie
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