[tex-live] I don't know how open a TeX file.

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 11:19:25 CEST 2016

Dear Carles,

.tex is not a generally known extension. It is a plain gtext file yet it is
not guaranteed that it will always have a MIME type of text/plain. Even if
you have a specialized editor for TeX installed, it is possible that
association will not be found. On my Linux computer it is sometimes opened
in TeXmaker, sometimes it cannot be opend and I have to save it to my local
disk. Anyway, even if you manage to open it directly from the e-mail in
some IDE, the permission might not allow you to process the file. You
almost always have to save the file to your disk.

Zdeněk Wagner

2016-08-14 9:48 GMT+02:00 Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:

> I am an absolute novice in LaTeX. I have installed TeX Live 2015 on my PC
> (Windows 7 Home Premium), but I don't know how can I open and manipulate
> this attached file (eq15.tex).
> Dear Carles --
> (1) Make sure you installed everything (I think this is referred to as
> "Collection: full" by the installer, but I may be wrong)
> (2) Click Start / all programs / TeX Live 2016 / TeXworks  2016
> (3) When TeXworks has launched, click File / Open and browse for "eq15.tex"
> --
> Philip Taylor
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