Our local latex support page is
Latex Hypertext Help
MikTex and WinEdt for Windows Systems
- WinEdt Home Page. WinEdt is a
shareware editior which integrates very nicely with MikteX and yap. (Yap is
a dvi previewer included with MikTeX.)
- MikTeX Home Page. MikTeX can also be downloaded from the systems/win32 subdirectory of
any of the CTAN sites listed above.
OzTeX for Macs
- OzTeX Home Page. OzTex
is an excellent Mac implementation, and comes with AlphaLite aTeX aware editor. You can also come to the lab and
just pick up a copy of the "New OzTeX" folder.
Inserting Postscript Pictures Locally The file epsftest from the OzTeX distribution shows
how to use the epsf macros to insert an encapsulated postscript
picture in plain tex or latex. This will work on the lab and
Department linux machines. Basic usage
to input the macros followed by
to display the picture. One can also set the size, e.g.
or center the picture by enclosing in \centerline:
Typical producers of encapsulated postscript include convert
the ImageMagick package on linux machines, Adobe programs like
Illustrator and Photoshop as well as GraphicConverter (in the graphics subfolder of
Mathlab Fileserver ) on lab Macintoshes. The latter also
imbeds a pict image (which is a binary format, in contrast to normally
ASCII postscript) for preview purposes on a Mac.
The links below are out of date, but the main point is that simply
using dvips followed by acrobat to produce pdf from tex/latex has
a number of problems. Tools like pdftex and pdflatex should be used
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