[texhax] MikTeX / WinEdit question

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon Jan 31 14:16:24 CET 2011

Am Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:56:51 -0500 schrieb Victor Ivrii:

> One of my colleagues asked me two questions I cannot answer as I use
> neither MikTeX nor WinEdit:

> I am currently running WinEdt 5.5 and using Miktek 2.7 on Windows XP
> 2003 Package 3. I must now upgrade to Miktek 2.9 as my older version
> is no longer supported and I want to install Beamer so I can do
> presentations with it. Let me know if you can answer the following
> questions? (I have contacted support at WinEdt but no answer from them
> yet.)
> 1. Can I continue to use WinEdt 5.5 with Miktek 2.9?


> 2. I am a pretty basic user of Latex, few bells and whistles. The
> only reason I am upgrading to Miktek 2.9 is to use Beamer, which
> I never downloaded before and is not available any more on 2.7.

You can always install a package like beamer manually in a local
texmf tree. You only need to download beamer.zip from CTAN, unpack
it, move the files to the correct folders (which can be tedious as
beamer is large) and then update the FNDB. 

> Are there likely to be any noticeable advantages to upgrading to
> WinEdt 6?

With winedt 6 you get menu entries for xe(la)tex and lualatex and a
saner (in my opinion) interface for configuration.

Also in general newer winedt versions works better with newer adobe
reader versions.

> Also can anyone comment on compatibility between      WE 6 and Windows
> XP 2003 Package 3.

No problem. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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