Basic Program Usage:
One brief introduction to latex is Beginning
Latex from Ohio State.
- Unix (teTex package)
- Edit filename.tex with your favorite editor, e.g. gedit
under gnome, or emacs.
- Create filename.dvi by the invocation
- Create postscript filename.ps by the invocation
dvips filename -o filename.ps
Create filename.pdf by the invocation
Print to the default printer with the invocation
Create html with the invovation
- Windows (Winedt/miktex)
- Edit filename.tex with winedt, from the start menu.
- Invoke latex by pushing the latex button or using the
- Preview with yap from the accesories menu.
- Print from the file menu or create pdf from the pdf submenu
of the accesories menu.
- Winedt has many buttons and menus for inserting elements of latex
syntax into your files.
- Mac (OzTex)
- Edit filename.tex with alpha or bbedit lite.
- The program alpha has many buttons and menus for
inserting elements of latex syntax into your files.
- Process, print and preview with OzTex.
Here is a local sample document
(pdf | html | tex) illustrating basic mathematical constructions
Other references (e.g
and instructions for including
pictures are at our
page TeX Sources.
Exercise: Using your favorite system (e.g. winedt/miktex on
try to produce a tex file which could produce output visually
like the small pythagorean triplet proof here postscript |pdf | html.
Use the postscript file pyth4.ps which
was produced by export from Maple V R7.
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Last Update: September 20, 2002