[OS X TeX] kind of TeXShop for Windows ?

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Sun Oct 31 21:44:11 CET 2004

On Sun, Oct 31, 2004 at 01:56:06PM -0500, William F. Adams wrote:
> On Oct 30, 2004, at 11:01 AM, Steffen Wolfrum wrote:
> Bakoma TeX seems potentially the closest, but it's a time-limited demo 
> one has to license. Or of course there's Scientific Workplace &c.
> There is a recent setup called protext which TUG is looking for testers 
> for --- it uses texnic center and seems decent enough.
> Using LyX seems the best alternative to my mind... the free QT version 
> for Windows runs pretty much like a Windows app.
> William

Scientific Workplace and LyX are quasi-wysiwyg editors which use
a subset of LaTeX as fileformat, but don't support general LaTeX.

The also mentioned TeXnicCenter is often used as a frontend for
miktex; see http://www.miktex.org for both. These programs are
free. It used to be necessary to install Ghostscript separately,
but that may have changed. MikTeX is well thought of. Opinions on
TeXnicCenter are more divided. I maintain a network installation
of this combo for a university department, but don't use it myself
beyond trying to solve other people's problems, so I don't really
have an opinion on it.

ProTeXt can be found at http://www.tug.org/ftp/texlive/protext/,
is based on MikTeX and is to be included in the next TeX Live as a
separate item.

Siep Kroonenberg
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