[Tuglist] Downloading and working in latex

Radhakrishnan CV tuglist@tug.org.in
Thu, 11 Apr 2002 17:35:57 +0530 (IST)

On Thu, 11 Apr 2002 at 08:23, Jyotirmoy Guha wrote:

   A few days back you were extremely kind enough to advice me from
   where to download winshell .I am grateful to you for that. I
   downloaded winshell (winshell.exe & Readme) from
   I am however unable to make LaTeX files, .dvi , .ps files and
   also see the ghostview .So I can't take print outs of my works.

   I suspect I didnot download all necessary files about which I
   seek your advice & suggestion.

Winshell is only a front end to create TeX document, run the 
compiler and view the output. But you need to install a complete TeX 
system with all supporting packages, fonts, previewer, etc. If not 
you cant compile your TeX sources to create dvi or pdf to view and 

Downloading the whole TeX tree from CTAN might be a horrendous task.  
You might buy a TeXLive CDROM from TUGIndia and install in your