[texhax] how do I run Tex Live 2015 on my Windows 8.1 computer?

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Tue Jul 28 15:10:08 CEST 2015

You are aware that LaTeX is not a point and click application? It is more of a compiler. Thus northing is added to your desktop.

You need an editor or IDE.

If you are a complete beginner, then TeXMaker might be a good choice.

You will also need to read some introductory information, for example the Not So Short, see  http://ctan.org/tex-archive/info/lshort/english

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@math<http://au.dk/daleif@imf> / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@math<http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf>

From: texhax [texhax-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Thomas J. Buckholtz [thomas.j.buckholtz at gmail.com]
Sent: 28 July 2015 04:29
To: support at tug.org
Subject: [texhax] how do I run Tex Live 2015 on my Windows 8.1 computer?

I competed the install process (as best I can determine).  For example, Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features gives me a means to “uninstall or change a program” and lists TeX Live 2015 as a program for which I can do an uninstall.
Yet, I have been unable to find a way to run TeX Live 2015.  For example, there is no shortcut on my desktop.  There is no ‘tile’ on my start screen.

(The start screen [details section] does tell me that I have a new app – Word-to-Latex.  I downloaded that earlier today.  It also automatically installed as a tab in ‘the ribbon’ in my version of Word.  I used word to create LaTEX output.)

But I do not see anything related to TeX Live on the start screen or the details section of the start screen.

What do I need to do to use the program?  Please give adequate detail (without jargon) – just a process I can follow easily.

And, if possible, please let me know how to get an icon for the program into the desktop’s task bar.

- Tom

Thomas J. Buckholtz
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