[texhax] TeX

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Fri Mar 7 07:10:52 CET 2008

On  6 Mar, 2008, at 04:40, Thomas Brendel wrote:

> we have to print/reformat some old but voluminous software  
> documentation written in TeX. But we cannot find a suitable  
> LaTeX.exe  nor a 'converter' say to MS-Windows.
> We are running MS-Office and Win XP on a WINTEL systems.
> Could you give us  a hint how to overcome this problem?

On  6 Mar, 2008, at 23:51, Alan Litchfield wrote:

> All the information you should need to process your TeX files can be
> found at http://tug.org.
> I would suggest you get a copy of the TeXLive installation for easy
> set up and running. You can get it from http://tug.org/texlive/

I've installed TeXLive in Mac OS and Linux, but for Windows I think  


is really easier. Also, as it is based on MikTeX


you get frequent updates via MikTeX updater.

> [...]
> To be honest though, I do not think that MS Word is the right tool to
> be using for writing and publishing software documentation, let alone
> documentation that is voluminous. On Windows the choices I would
> recommend would be either LaTeX, TeX (as above) or FrameMaker from  
> http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker/

Talking about commercial products, there is also Scientific Word/ 
Workplace, which can read directly LaTeX files:




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