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LaTeX Installation Help (Faculty/Staff/Students)
Posted by Eric Strom on 26 January 2009 07:23 PM

Installing LaTeX (ProTeXt for Windows)     

  1.  Download 'ProTeXt-3.1.3-060313.exe' from or directly from CTAN: 
  2.  Double-click 'ProTeXt-3.1.3-060313.exe' and select “Run” and then select “Extract”. Desktop is the default folder location or you can designate destination
  3. Open the ProText Folder and double-click SetUp.exe

    • Install MikTeX from the ProTeXt Panel 
    • Choose 'Complete MikTeX'
    • Choose 'Anyone who uses this computer (all users)'
    • Install MikTeX to 'C:\Program Files\MikTeX 2.9' (default)
    • Change 'Preferred paper' to Letter
    • Set 'Install missing packages on the fly' to YES
    • Start the installation
    • Click Finish when done
  4.  Install the TeXstudio
    • In the window that opened after running 'setup.exe' click the second install box.
    • Use all Defaults


Installing LaTeX (MacTeX for Mac OS X)

  1. Download the MacTeX distribution package 'MacTeX.pkg' from
  2. Double-click MacTeX.pkg to install and follow all default settings.
Last Modified: 2018/15/02

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