[texhax] TeX query

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Wed Jul 20 14:58:12 CEST 2016

On 20/07/2016 03:41, Gaye wrote:
> I used this TeX typesetting program from 1985 - 1995 and wish to know if it is possible to purchase (or obtain free) this now out-dated application. Unfortunately after I left the University and stopped using my own home program and as it was being overtaken by LaTeX, plus moving to Australia I threw all my original discs out!! The worst thing I could have done as I sorely miss it. I am desperate to obtain a copy again and as I am conversant with this application it would be easy for me to start typesetting my own work for printing etc.
> If you are able to give me a website or contact and help in anyway I would be so grateful and thank you very much for any help I receive.
> Please reply to my email: kiwiblue7 at yahoo.com.au with TeX enquiry in subject line and reply using this email.
> Yours very sincerely, Lynette Chaseemail: kiwiblue7 at yahoo.com.au 

TeX itself and most macro packages are free. Editors vary, though a
large number of TeX-focussed editors are available under open licenses.
I'd recommend downloading TeX Live (http://tug.org/texlive) as a
starting point: this will supply the TeX command line tools and leave
you free to pick an editor (or use a more general one).


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