TeX Live 2021 and FreeBSD 13.0
joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Mon Jan 24 19:42:49 CET 2022
On 24/01/2022 18:24, Lloyd R. Prentice wrote:
> Dear Dr. Beebe,
> Many thanks for your post re TeX Live 2021 and FreeBSD 13.0:
> Wondering if you can help me simplify install instructions for TeX Live 2021 on Windows and Mac?
> I’m writing a book about the LaTeX markdown package and LaTeX typesetting for self-publishers called Publish Beautiful Books with Markdown: the Fast Track to LaTeX.
> Many of my prospective readers are devoted to MS Word and not a few are tech adverse. So I’m asking them to to step outside their comfort zone in the interest of publishing more trade-acceptable books.
> So I need dead simple instructions on how to install TeX Live 2021 on Windows, Mac, and Linux. But the install instructions in the official TeX Live docs are so poorly written I hesitate to recommend them.
> I’m a Linux user so can work the recipe for Linux. But I don’t have access to Mac or Windows systems to install and test. So can you or one of your students provide fool-proof install instructions for Mac and Windows? I’d be happy to compensate for time and contribute the recipes back to public domain.
> Vit Novotny suggests that I recommend a Docker package. But I fear that just adds one more layer of tech complexity.
> You can see an example of my work here:
> Many thanks,
> Lloyd R. Prentice
MacTeX is very easy to install, so I am surprised that you feel the
instructions are unclear.
However, have you considered pointing to an online service in the first
instance? Overleaf is the obvious one, though there are others.
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