Axel E. Retif
axel.retif at mac.com
Fri Aug 17 10:37:13 CEST 2007
On 16 Aug, 2007, at 20:41, AHEB Brady wrote:
> I’m a TUG neophyte. But I tex everything. Started in 1996 with
> plaintex on DOS 5.11 (?Maybe, not sure) Thought I was savvy. But my
> DOS 5.11 (or Windows 3.1?) finally crashed; I’m trying to start
> over on Windows XP Pro, only because it’s here. My block is this:
> Protext is latex. Texlive2007 looks latex.
ProTeXt (based on MikTeX: http://www.miktex.org/ ) and TeXLive are
complete TeX & friends (plain TeX, LaTeX, etc.) distributions.
> Winshell is latex.
It's indeed, as far as I know, a LaTeX front-end editor. I don't know
if it can send plain TeX commands.
> I load Texlive2007 over and over from the DVD and get tplmgui.ini
You have to achieve a successful installation first, in order to be
able to use plain TeX. Maybe if you give more data someone here can
help you with this.
> But then I still need a plaintex editor. I’LL PAY.
You don't have to pay. You already have Emacs with AUCTeX for Windows
in your DVD.
> I would like a plaintex environment.
You will have it as soon as you have your installation running OK. I
use TeX and LaTeX with TeXLive (on a Mac, but both are the same) and
it works fine.
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