[texhax] it doesn't work
Philip G. Ratcliffe
philipratcliffe at tiscali.it
Wed Jun 30 21:28:16 CEST 2004
> I am along time user of TEX, this is my way of life, cause I am a
> physicist and I write papers.
> I am not a computer expert, on the contrary, I place myself at stage of
You don't actually need to be a computer expert to use TeX.
> My hard drive crashed, and I need TEX back. I purchased it from you, and I
> just can't figure out how to use it. It's a pain to understand all those
> tens and tens of little programs I stil have to download, and
> still doesn't work.
So how did you get it to work in the first place?
> Finaly, I can edit in that new editor, but I don't know how to create a
> dvips comand, and how to see my ps file. It's very depressing,
> believe me.
How long did you say you've been using TeX?
> I create a ".tex file and it looks okay, and I transfer it to my old
> computer, which has an older version of TEX.
Now, why should you want to do that?
> Nomatter what I do, the
> emerging ps file is the same, some instructions.
So you're not actually producing a new ps file, right?
> In addition, nobody who uses tex is here (summer) and I really have to
> finish some files.
Isn't it always just the same?
If you're that desperate, you're using windows and have a good internet
connection, why not download and install MiKTeX - you can have it up and
running in next-to-no-time.
Cordialmente, Philip G. Ratcliffe
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