[tex-live] Fwd: Installing TeX
Tue, 22 May 2001 09:26:43 -0700
A request for help from a new member...
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>From: "simanek" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Installing TeX
>Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 18:13:05 -0700
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>Dear Ms Laakso,
>I just recently became a member of TUG. I received in the mail the
>following disks: TeX Live 5d, and TeX-Software Comprehensive Tax Archive
>I am very familiar with Latex typesetting language and have used it
>extensively typing Phys. Rev. papers in DOS program in an old computer. I
>need now to install your Tax program in my new computer.
>Unfortunately, I had difficulties completing the installation process: I
>was able to get to a "new document" page in Winshell and typed in LateX
>typesetting form a letter. However, I was unable to view the "translated"
>form. This is where I did not know how to proceed.
>Suspecting that the installation had been done incorrectly, I uninstalled
>the programs and tried to install them again. This time only TeX Live 5d
>installed successfully, the CAN disks did not install at all. Is it
>possible that CAN disks can only be installed once? And if so, can I
>request a second copy?
>The first time the disks were installed all appeared to be correct except
>that I was perhaps not using the right commands to use LateX (while in a
>new text page in Winshell, a message kept popping up telling me to check
>"options" when I clicked "LateX"--once in "options" I did not know what I
>should choose next).
> Sadly, I do not find the "help" menus very helpful, nowhere do I find
> anything that tells which options to choose. Could you suggest a
> "step-by-step" installing and how-to-use source?
>I am sure you understand that this is very frustrating and apologize for
>I will be very grateful for any help you can provide.
>Professor of Physics