[tex-live] TeXLive2008 and Windows

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 25 11:51:31 CET 2009

2009/2/25 Daniel Becker <daniel.becker at uni-rostock.de>:
> What is the preferred way to use TeXLive2008 on a Windows Vista PC?  The top
> items on my wish list are
> * TeXLive2008 with tlmgr


> * an editor that is easy to handle

LEd, TeXnicCenter and WinShell would be my top recommendations and, if
you want to shell out some cash, you may also consider WinEdt.

> * A Viewer that integrates well with the editor
> * preconfigured workflow is pdflatex, with PDF being displayed in the Viewer
> * synchronisation .tex <-> .pdf in both directions with synctex

No good choices here, I'm afraid. Currently, the only viewer
supporting synctex is SumatraPDF, but this one has rather patchy
support for PDF specification and requires an editor supporting DDE to
take adventage of synctex---that leaves TeXnicCenter & WinEdt).

> * as few as possible finetuning of the several applications involved

You are out of luck, again. Most editors on Windows are preconfigured
for MiKTeX and finetuning for TL is necessary.



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