[texhax] Some Questions

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Fri Aug 1 16:34:53 CEST 2014

Am Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:05:47 -0500 schrieb jhjaroma:

> Hello, I recently purchased the 2014 Tex Collection from TUG.    I
> think my wife was able to download the Windows version. However
> ---        (1) She also opted to download something called TeX
> Studio; I fumbled around it and was able to  get a LaTeX progrm
> to compile and print, however, it seems to be somewhat sumbersome
> over the Winedit screen  I have used for many years.      Did TeX
> Studio replace the old Winedit screen> If not, would it be
> possible for me to revert to something similar  to what I am used
> to?         

You can use whatever editor you like. Get another one if you don't
want texstudio.


> (2)  Also, when I tried to gain some experience
> using PGFPLOTS, I received the following message:                
>   The required file tex\latex\pgfplots\pgfplots.sty is missing. 
>   It is part of the following package:  pgfplots   
>   The package will be installed from   <random
> package repository>                  The pacage will be
> installed for:   Anyone who uses this computer (all users)       
>               However, when I went to instal this, I received the
> following message:                   Do you want to allow the
> following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to
> this computer?                   ( It told me the program name: 
> MikTeX Program Manager                   and the File Origin:  
> Hard Drive on this computer )               At that point, I did
> not proceed.            Am I to let it make any changes it wants?

Miktex is trying to install the package for all users (I don't know
why in your system it doesn't install only for the user) and needs
the permission. It shouldn't do harm to allow it, but if you don't
want it:

Open the miktex package manager (without the (admin)), choose
pgfplots and click on the + to install it. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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