[tex-live] Fwd: Installing TeX

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Wed, 23 May 2001 12:55:21 +0100

 > >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.

if you start up "windvi", and then open your file, does it not work?

please dont get too fixed in Winshell. It is just one example of a shell
program for TeX. You can equally well use TeX on the command line, or
choose an alterative shell (emacs, Winedt, etc etc). primarily, TeX
Live delivers the core programs, macros and fonts, and the editing
environment is a personal choice

 > >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 CTAN CDs are simply a copy of the TeX archves. I cannot quite see
what you mean by "install" in this context

 > >  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'd fire up a Windows command box, and type commands like you used to
under DOS....