[EXTERNAL] Re: TeX on Windows?
achirvasub at gmail.com
Wed May 26 00:55:01 CEST 2021
On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 10:41:25PM +0000, Robert Jantzen wrote:
> Sorry, I misspelled DifferentialGeometryNotes as dng instead of dgn in haste yesterday. I corrected it to
:D That's not correct though: it's still 'dng'! No worries though, since you explained what was wrong I simply corrected it and got the source.
The file compiled in seconds on TeX Live 2021, with one *apparently*-show-stopping UTF-8 error that I simply clicked 'Return' to bypass (I have not tried to debug). Does this look like it's worked fine? You can find the result at
I should note, in that pdf I am able to navigate cross-links just fine (I can jump to table-of-contents items, or images, or whatever, by simply clicking the hyperlinks in the document).
> I did not intend anyone to waste much time on this, but it is frustrating that these different packages fail on me! I do have administrator access to my windows 10 machine.
> bob jantzen
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AC <achirvasub at gmail.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 6:35 PM
> To: texhax at tug.org; Robert Jantzen <robert.jantzen at villanova.edu>; Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at Hellenic-Institute.Uk>; Dr Alan Litchfield <alan at alphabyte.co.nz>
> Cc: texhax at tug.org
> Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: TeX on Windows?
> On May 25, 2021 6:03:40 PM EDT, Robert Jantzen <robert.jantzen at villanova.edu> wrote:
> >This is my book:
> >.htm The complete LaTeX source consists of two zipped files here:
> If I visit this last link I get to a page that in turn points me to
> - http://www34.homepage.villanova.edu/robert.jantzen/notes/diffgeom/dgntexfiles2021.zip
> - http://www34.homepage.villanova.edu/robert.jantzen/notes/diffgeom/dngimages.zip
> - http://www34.homepage.villanova.edu/robert.jantzen/notes/diffgeom/dgnimagesepspdf.zip
> The second one of those, presumably, is supposed to contain images. Alas, it doesn't work: clicking it results in
> Not Found
> The requested URL /robert.jantzen/notes/diffgeom/dngimages.zip was not found on this server.
> Apache/2.2.15 (Oracle) Server at www34.homepage.villanova.edu Port 80
> Ironic, given that abandoned websites came up in a companion thread not too long ago :).
> >This folder contains also the "converted-to-pdf.pdf" image files from
> >using MikTex Texworks or TexnicCenter (I cannot remember any more what
> >I did back in the early teens of this decade):
> >Should I try Tex Live next?
> >How is this possible? I really don't understand. Also how did you guys
> >get my email shot in the dark at TUG?
> >bob jantzen
> >From: Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at Hellenic-Institute.Uk>
> >Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 7:24 AM
> >To: Dr Alan Litchfield <alan at alphabyte.co.nz>; Robert Jantzen
> ><robert.jantzen at villanova.edu>
> >Cc: texhax at tug.org
> >Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: TeX on Windows?
> >Dr Alan Litchfield wrote:
> >[Download the iso image and] mount it onto your computer.
> >Not possible under Windows 7, Alan, unless additional software is
> >installed. But to Bob :
> >I have been happily using PCTeX all these years, and will continue to
> >do so but it seems like PCTeX has left us in the past two years since I
> >communicated with someone there at the company. Does anyone know what
> >happened to them?
> >website seems abandoned
> >Is there any other for pay product to replace it?
> >Pass. Although I used to pay for TeX back in the Kellerman & Smith
> >days, I have not done so since then, and have never paid for a PC
> >version. Many years ago the late, great, Sebastian Rahtz persuaded me
> >to switch to TeX Live, and I have never looked back. In the past I
> >would use the network installer, or download and burn the ISO, or
> >download and mount the ISO, but these days I use Rsynch to fetch the
> >installation suite and install from my local copy. The real problem is
> >that TeX Live is not a Windows product - it is a generic product that
> >has to support $2^n+1$ variant operating systems (how many different
> >ways can you spell "Linux" ?), and as a result the documentation too
> >has to be generic, which is distinctly sub-optimal.
> >I am certain that together the TeX user community will be able to
> >assist you, but some background information will be vital, and it will
> >almost certainly take several iterations before we achieve complete
> >success. So, questions :
> > 1. Exactly which operating system are you running
> > 2. Are you able to access your computer as am administrator 3. Do
> >you have fast Internet access from your computer ? (where "fast" =>
> >better than 10Mbps) ?
> >And to my fellow TeX and Windows users - given that one can install
> >(for example) Windows 7 from a USB stick, using the Microsoft Windows
> >USB/DVD download
> >Mk6TvLg5oc%3D&reserved=0>, has anyone investigated whether an
> >analogous methodology could be used to install TeX Live from a USB
> >stick for people such as Bob who lack a DVD reader ?
> >Philip Taylor
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