Links and documentation related to LaTeX, TeX and MikTeX

AMSTeX/AMSLaTeX

Problems with amstex. The command "\input amstex" in a file seems to throw off miktex. How does one get around this problem?  I need to process this command for TeXing any file to be published in the Proceedings of the AMS

Are you trying to use AMSTeX or AMS-Latex.  These are two different programs. AMS-Latex is included in miktex, and is accessed using the miktex latex command.  The relevant file used to be called amstex.sty.  The current version of this is called amsmath.sty.  It is invoked in latex with the command \usepackage{amsmath}.

AMSTEX is apparently not included in miktex, which may be why you are having trouble.   This is a package that can be used in TeX rather than Latex, and is usually invoked with the command \input amstex.  I downloaded AMSTEX, and installed in in my localtexmf directory.  It works fine for me (I just checked).  I am using miktex 1.11, but have not installed the various updates to miktex.  I think you can download AMSTEX from either CTAN or the AMS.  Be sure to refresh the filename database after you install it.

BibTeX

If you need interactive editing of BibTeX, *.bib files, look at http://www.tcisoft.com/bibdb.html

Spanish BibTeX documentation sites: http://feynman.faii.etsii.upm.es/seidel/ and ftp://tex.unirioja.es/pub/tex/doc

Babel, spanish version 1.0. Look CTAN at: ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/tex/ctan/macros/latex/packages/babel/contrib/spanishb/

The Excalibur Standard Dictionary ftp://ftp.eg.bucknell.edu//pub/mac/Excalibur_2.5.2.sit.hqx
If you only need the updated version: ftp://ftp.eg.bucknell.edu//pub/mac/Excalibur_2.5.2-nodict.sit.hqx

Spanish Dictionary to be usesd with Ispell http://www.datsi.fi.upm.es/~coes/coesesp.html

Spanish Dictionary: ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/systems/win32/winedt/dict/es.zip. Look also at ftp://tex.unirioja.es or at CTAN:...\systems\win32\winedt\contributions.

How to include a reference with the help of bibtex.
The Documentation is in your miktex installation under doc/bibtex.  You might try also the book "The LaTeX Companion",  published by Addison-Wesley. The following steps will help.

1) Decide on a directory where you will keep your bibtex database, which are all your *.bib files.  You can have one *.bib file or dozens filed by category or particular authors.   The same database files will be used for ALL your LaTeX papers.   DO NOT keep separate *.bib files in the directories w/your papers.  BiBTeX is smart, and you don't want redundancy.

Now see the MiKTeX local guide or the help files in doc/miktex to configure miktex with a bibtex path.

For instance, my *.bib files are in c:\users\xxx\Bibliographies and here is an excerpt from my miktex.ini file:
[BibTeX]
Input
Dirs=.;c:\users\xxx\Bibliographies//;%R\bibtex//

2)  Following is a file with 3 entries, save it as test.bib in the directory you just decided upon.  See if you can have library
search results emailed to yourself, then you can convert the results you receive in the mail directly to BiBTeX format.  For instance, see r2b and ref2bib they convert from REFER format to BiBTeX format.  They reside at BiBNeT, described in (3)

% Here is the start of test.bib

@String{pub-SIAM = "Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics"}

@InCollection{Berger:1983:DSA,
author =       "Marsha Berger",
title =        "Data Structures for Adaptive Mesh Refinement",
crossref =     "Babuska:1983:ACM",
publisher =    pub-SIAM,
pages =        "??",
year =         "1983",
bibsource = "ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/bibnet/authors/b/berger-marsha-j.bib",}

@Book{Babuska:1983:ACM,
editor =       "Ivo Babuska and Jagdish Chandra and Joseph E. Flaherty",
title =        "Adaptive computational methods for partial differential equations",
publisher =    pub-SIAM,
pages =        "xii + 251",
year =         "1983",
ISBN =         "0-89871-191-6",
LCCN =         "QA377 .A29 1983",
bibdate =      "Tue Oct 11 12:35:12 1994",
bibsource = "ftp://ftp.math.utah.edu/pub/bibnet/authors/b/berger-marsha-j.bib",}

@TechReport{Bethe-HA42,
author =   {H. A. Bethe},
title =   {The theory of shock waves for an arbitrary equation of state},
institution =  {Office of Scientific Research and Development},
year =   1942,
number =  545,
abstract = {You can have an abstract, it will not appear in your LaTeX'd paper}}

% Here is the end of test.bib

3)  Here is a LaTeX file, save it as it.tex. Then at the command prompt, latex it    <- No .extension required.
bibtex it
latex it
latex it
(I'm going on a limb here, I didn't try this, I hope I have no mistakes.)

% Here is the start of it.tex
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}

While this \cite{Bethe-HA42} is a masterful report, it is unfortunate that Bethe didn't have LaTeX.

You can find bibliography files of many authors as part of the BibNet Project.  The master copy is available for public access on ftp.math.utah.edu in the directory tree /pub/bibnet/authors.  For instance, the paper \cite{Berger:1983:DSA} is from Marsha Berger's file at that site.  Her file is particularly sophisticated, with strings defined and cross-references used.

%\bibliographystyle{you could uncomment this and change the style in these braces}

% Now tell bibtex what *.bib file(s) to readin.
% You could have a comma seperated list of files, no extensions required.
% No spaces before or after filenames, just
% \bibliography{file1,file2,file3}

\bibliography{test}
\end{document}
% This is the end of it.tex

A perl script to convert Refer format to bibtex format.  The script is from:
http://www.math.utah.edu/ftp/pub/bibnet/index.html

Dviwin

Dviwin previewer: ftp://ftp.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/pub/SISTA/minten/soft/NTemacs:

For installation tips of dviwin previewer, read Minten's page http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/~minten/NTTeXing/NTTeXing.html

Here is info about xdviwin. You may need to update your commctl32.dll from:
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/COM32UPD.EXE

or at ftp://free.kaist.ac.kr/TeX/beta/

To use  DVIPS,alone with the RedMon "Redirection Port Monitor" (created by Russell Lang, the author of
GSview).  What it does: RedMon allows transparent PostScript printing from Windows 95(/98?) and NT.  See http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/redmon/ for details. Once you have set up a redirected port (named "RPT1:" for example), you should be able to print directly to the printer from DVIPS using the command line option "-o!RPT1:"  So your users can still print using a single "DOS box" command.

There is a nice documentation in the Web for installation dictionaries. Look for it at:
http://www.gap.baynet.de/members/werdenfels.gym/tex/

Emacs, AucTeX, NTMacs, GNU

Emacs, LaTeX etc, for your PC (Win 95/NT) http://web.math.auc.dk/~dethlef/Tips/likehere.html:

Installation instructions for emacs http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/%7Eminten/NTTeXing/NTTeXing.html and http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/~minten/NTTeXing/NTTeXing.html

Sooner or later, you will find out that Emacs is better than any other editor.   To install NTemacs together with AuCTeX(major model for Latex in emacs), ReFTeX(for label, reference and citation) and Ispell can be found at:
http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/~minten/NTTeXing/NTTeXing.html

Place where you can find information on the emacs and auctex: http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/%7Eminten/NTTeXing/NTTeXing.html

AucTeX provides the best TeX environment to be ever found. Check: http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/voelker/ntemacs.html

Auctex, the standard with xemacs, but not included in emacs.  It works fine with NTemacs.  See: http://sunsite.auc.dk/auctex/ and also http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/%7Eminten/NTTeXing/NTTeXing.html

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/hoenicka_markus/sgmlhtfiles.html
For emacs and auctex installation see:
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/hoenicka_markus/sgmlhtemacs.html
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/hoenicka_markus/sgmlhtauctex.html

If you have any question in relation to Emacs(NT FAQ) go to:
ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/os/Win32/ntEmacs/docs/ntemacs.html#windows-like-cua

Port of GNU Emacs to windows NT at: http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/voelker/ntemacs.html

An  internet page which describes the implementation of miktex and emacs: Native 32-bit TeXing on PC.

Iinformation  available about Emacs for win95/NT: GNU Emacs for Windows NT and Windows 95

The Windows 95/NT GNU RCS Component Software: http://www.componentsoftware.com/

For GNU latest release: The GNU-Win32 Project

Site for NTEmacs: ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/os/Win32/ntEmacs/docs/ntemacs.html

Ntemacs, a free text editor for LaTeX. To be used in conjunction with AUC-TeX package.

The up-to-date patches are now posted on our Web site. Notice that the current version of the software is 6.21 and if you

Version 6.21 has a couple of new features (page background in the PDF mode (the \pagecolor command in graphicx) and a workaround for a major bug in Adobe's Distiller) and fixes a couple of minor problems of EPS inclusion reported to us. Additional details on the changes in 6.21are in the current README.PDF file which can be downloaded from the
http://www.micropress-inc.com/patches/vpatch.htm page.

In addition, our web page now has the online description of 6.2/GeX: http://www.micropress-inc.com/gex/gex.htm

TeX and LaTeX resources for the spanish speaking peoples. For a list of members together with information about  CervanTeX ( a TeX and LaTeX user groups for Spanish Speaking Peoples) go to: http://gordo.us.es/Actividades/GUTH or better, to the CervanTeX official page: http://gordo.us.es/Actividades/CervanTeX/CervanTeX.html. CervanTeX has been under creation since two years ago. To read their newly approved bylaws go to: ftp://tex.unirioja.es/pub/tex/estatutos.tex or better http://www.unirioja.es/dptos/dmc/jvarona/estatutos.txt. Page of spanish users of latex / pagina de usuarios en espanyol de latex: www.ctv.es/USERS/irmina/pyttex.htm. Page of drawing utility for tex / pagina de utilidad de dibujo para Latex: www.ctv.es/USERS/irmina/texpython.htm

There are two excellent web-resources for LaTeX.  There is a newsgroup entirely devoted to TeX and LaTeX: news:comp.text.tex.  Deja News archives the posts to this newsgroup, and offers a useful search engine:
http://www.dejanews.com/home_ps.shtml.

Chemistry in Tex/LaTeX: Check out chemtex in //ctan.tug.org/tex-archive/macros/latex209/supported and other 'chem' packages in //ctan.tug.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/supported. Try programs such as chemsketch or IsisDraw. They a free for
noncommercisl use. Formulas can be imported via eps into latex documents. Addresses can be found in Stevens chemistry software page for windows: http://nmr400a.mols.susx.ac.uk/~steven/mswin.html

Are 7pt, 8pt and 9pt options (size7.clo, size8.clo and size9.clo) for article.cls available somewhere? Take a look at:
http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~may/Extsizes/
. There are the options 8pt and 9pt  in the AMS-classes amsart.cls, amsbook,cls, amsproc.cls.CTAN: macros/ latex /packages/amslatex/. In addition you can find a 9pt.clo on page http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~may/extsizes.html

I would like to ask is it possible to work with cyrrilic alphabet and where are location to download what is necessary. For cyrillic text and Russian is T2/X2 package. See: http://sunsite.oit.unc.edu/sergei/cy/tex.html

There is a CTAN Server with a search index where you can find all classes, styles, fonts and so on. Take a look at:
http://www.dante.de/cgi-bin/ctan-index

How to transfer lots of data between a msdos machine (win 3.X) and a win95/98:
http://wwwcip.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/user/orknorr/windcc.html

How to use TrueType fonts with TeX (pdfTeX) and LaTeX (pdfLaTeX): http://quantum.bitp.kiev.ua/radamir/ttf-tex.htm.

MSPS is a set of MS core fonts (free for non-commercial use, as far as I know)--- Times New Roman, Arial and Courier New in Postscript Type 1 format, reencoded so that only T2A+LCY symbols are left. This includes English characters. Find it at: http://quantum.bitp.kiev.ua/radamir/msps.htm.

I'm writing a proposal using LaTeX (MikeTeX) and I want to include some references. Can some one help me and show me how to write the references section!! I need the format of references to start with Name and Year; i.e.,  not with a number.
Solution: consider the natbib package found on CTAN.  It can do exactly what you'd like.  I also have used it together with the package makebib. The second package allows you to customize the order in which specific elements appear in each item on the reference list.

German umlaute in source code: If you need to use äöüß in the Source Code. Take a look at: http://www.gap.baynet.de/members/werdenfels.gym/tex/umlaute.html
Moreover, WinEdt can automatically convert your input from äöüß to \"a\"o\"u\ss or whatever... Here's a snippet from the Helpfile:
Spelling and International Characters [..]
For Example:
"\{\i}" -> "ì"
"\'{\i}" -> "í"
"\^{\i}" -> "î"
Write:
"ì" -> "\{\i}"
"í" -> "\'{\i}"
"î" -> "\^{\i}"
[..] while your sources remain 100% portable. [..] Please note that using "ansinew" codepage for LaTeX still allows you to explicitly translate a file when it is "imported" or before it is "exported". All this is configured in "Options - Settings - Translations" You can define that for a lot of strings/characters... e.g. that you type "©" and WinEdt writes "{\copyright}"...

Large letters: There's this short hack, using TeX commands:
\font\HHuge=cmr12 at 10cm
{\HHuge This is big!}
Also, take a look at http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~may/.   There you will find files sizeXX.clo, where XX=14,17,20 to make large letters
Another solution. Since MiKTeX comes with LaTeX and the graphicx package, why not take advantage of the graphics commands?  Something like
\usepackage{graphicx}

\scalebox{3}{Some big text}

Will increase the size of the text threefold.  And I don't know of any (explicit) hardwired limits to the size of the text.

Python utility for doing Rumbaugh OO boxes in TeX and other TeX tools: http://www.ctv.es/USERS/irmina/texpython.htm

How I can get the style file psfrag.sty? Try, ftp://ftp.tut.ac.jp/.h1/TeX/macros/latex209/contrib/psfrag/

A descriptions for packages available for TeX and LaTeX: http://www.tex.ac.uk/

MiKTeX

Guidance for a complete reinstall: http://www.gap.baynet.de/members/werdenfels.gym/tex/tex_engl.html

FAQ or HowTo about MiKTeX : http://www.math.ku.dk/~jarl/miktex/faq.html
I will appreciate a lot if superusers of miktex will send (what they think are frequently asked) questions AND answers to me, Jarl Friis at: jarl@math.ku.dk)

MikTeX in German: http://www.gap.baynet.de/members/werdenfels.gym/tex/.

To subscribe in the texk-win32 mailing list write to: texk-win32-request@ese-metz.fr. Only send a mail with "Subject: subscribe".

To update MikTeX (v1.10) with the newest LaTeX2e release (6/98), look for a file called 'miktex.txt' within the base directory on ctan. In updating the LaTeX installation we noticed a few inaccuracies in the miktex.txt file that was in the base directory.
PREPARING THE INSTALLATION
The directions tell you to extract the base directory into /texmf/tex/latex. That won't work in the next step when you try to run initex on on unpack.ins. initex cannot find unpack.ins (even though you run it from a dos box in the same directory).
Unfortunately, the file miktex.txt was not updated by the latex-team. The distributed version was tested with miktex 1.09 and worked fine. Try using WinEdt, load unpack.ins and everything should ran smoothly.
What I did was to extract everything to a temp directory, run initex and everything else, and then move the new base directory into the texmf structure. I will check this as soon as the final version of miktex 1.11 is
available. Hope this will stay until the december-release of latex.
CREATING THE LATEX FORMAT FILE
There is a typo, type: C:\TEXMF\MIKTX\CONFIG\CONFIGURE --update-fndb. Should be type: C:\TEXMF\MIKTEX\CONFIG\CONFIGURE --update-fndb
HINTS AND TIPS
To check the installation, you should move ltxcheck.tex (misspelled as ltxcheck.ltx in the instructions) outside the texmf tree.

The final release of MikTeX 1.11 ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/pub/tex/systems/win32/miktex/1.11/

We've update our installation-guidiance for a TeX-System consisting of MiKTeX, GhostView/GhostScript and WinEdt16 up to MiKTeX 1.11. You could get it under http://www.gap.baynet.de/members/werdenfels.gym/tex/tex_engl.html

Information about MiKTeX, NTEmacs and AucTeX: http://www.esat.kuleuven.ac.be/%7Eminten/NTTeXing/NTTeXing.html

If you need information related to miktex, winedt, and gsview32 look at: http://www.gap.baynet.de/members/werdenfels.gym/tex/tex_engl.html

Zipped MikTeX without sources http://www.gap.baynet.de/members/werdenfels.gym/tex/tex_engl.html

MikTeX documentationhttp://www.inx.de/~cschenk/miktex/ and http://www.snafu.de/~cschenk/miktex/

Installation instructions for MikTeX in German.http://www.gap.baynet.de/members/werdenfels.gym/tex/tex.html and http://www.gap.baynet.de/members/werdenfels.gym/tex/

Translation of german guide to english: http://www.gap.baynet.de/members/werdenfels.gym/tex/tex_engl.html

If you need help with Windows NT and MikTeX take a look at: http://www.germany.net/teilnehmer/100/122054/texwin.htm

Installation instruction for MikTeX in English.ftp://tug2.cs.umb.edu/tex-archive/systems/win32/miktex/1.10/README.TXT and http://www.gap.baynet.de/members/m.linderer/tex/

A complement to MiKTex documentation. The article by Reckdahl is either of the files: ftp://tug2.cs.umb.edu/tex-archive/info/epslatex.ps (Postscript version) or  ftp://tug2.cs.umb.edu/tex-archive/info/epslates.pdf (PDF version). It is an 85 page report, very well written, with index, etc.

If you want to install LateX2HTML and run it with MiKTeX take the following steps: You first need to get and install perl 5; latex2html is a set of perl scripts. Check out http://www.ActiveState.com/pw32/ for more info on how to get perl.
Next, download the latex2html distribution. A version for windows is in the web2c distribution in the CTAN archive, e.g.
ftp://ftp.duke.edu/tex-archive/systems/win32/web2c/l2h-win32.tar.gz
Note that you will need gunzip and tar to unpack this archive, if you don't have these utilities already. latex2html also uses some of the netpbm tools, so you need to download these executables as well. They allow you to convert virtually any image format to virtually any other image format. For latex people, one of the more useful conversions is conversion of gif, bmp, etc. to postscript. They are in the same directory as latex2html, in the file: netpbm-win32.zip. You need to unpack this archive and put the executables somewhere in you machine's search path. I did this by creating a directory c:\netpbm containing these executables and adding it to the path by editing my autoexec.bat. I unpacked all these files into the directory c:\texmf\l2h. Then, in the directory \texmf\l2h\users, there were several files that I needed to modify to get it to run. One was local.pm, which tells the locations of several tools that latex2html needs. The way you need to edit this file depends on where you have things installed on your computer.
You then need to add the environment variable L2HMODULE, setting the value to
c:/texmf/l2h. You can do this just before you run latex2html, or you can put this definition in autoexec.bat.
Then, to run it, I created a file called l2h.bat in the MiKTeX executables directory. This file contains the single line:
@perl \texmf\l2h\user\latex2html %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
You might have had to make some small modifications to the win32.config and pstoimg scripts so that they could find everything ok with MiKTeX.

Software to convert Latex to HTML: Note LaTeX2HTML was written originally for Unix machines, but there is a "port" for
Windows/DOS. It is a very powerful tool, wich converts your embedded .eps-files *and* your mathematical formulas into .gif-files (what is looking very good when you compare with the formula output of TTH), wich were automatically numbered and embedded into the generated .html-file(s). Also it generates navigation panels at the top of each page (when you like that).
For interested people. Here are my steps to run these fabulous perl-scripts. You will need the following files:
netpbm.zip: http://tug.ctan.org/cgi-bin/ctan-web-ftp?systems/win32/miktex/util/netpbm.zip&1026008
l2h98_2dos.tar.gz: http://saftsack.fs.uni-bayreuth.de/~latex2ht/l2h98_2dos.tar.gz
http://saftsack.fs.uni-bayreuth.de/~latex2ht/manual.ps.gz    !!!!!
ActivePerl 509 for Win32: ftp://ftp.ActiveState.com/activeperl/APi509e.exe or ftp://ftp.linux.activestate.com/pub/ActivePerl/APi509e.exe or
Needed for Win95-Users (Perl-documenation says that) http://www.microsoft.com/com/dcom/dcom1_2/default.htm

Then the following steps:
0.   install Perl
1.   extract l2h98_2dos.tar.gz to C:\texmf
2.   no changes from /usr/.../perl into C:/perl/bin in the recommended files (install-test ...)
3.   add Path to gswin32c.exe to autoexec.bat (problem will be resolved in a next version of install-test)
4.   C:\texmf\latex2html> perl install-test
5.   minimal modifications at Iconserver 6. minimal modifications at latex2html.config and latex2html 7. write l2h-Batch; perl C:\texmf\latex2html\latex2html %1.tex %2 %3 >> %1_l2h.log 8. C:\texmf\latex2html> l2h.bat test 9. :-) A little problem is (still) there: you have to write the complete path to your .eps-files into the \includegraphics-command, otherwise dvips (still) can't find the files to convert. A site offering a Perl interpreter for Win32: http://www.ActiveState.com A very good conversion utility at the following url: http://www.snafu.de/~cschenk/miktex/downloads.html. It is called TtH and works on tables, equations etc. Equations are translated to HTML and not mapped in gifs as done by LaTeX2html Type 1 Fonts and MikTeX. In the document http://www.math.uakron.edu/~dpstory/acrotex.html there are some instructions on how to use Type1 fonts with MikTeX. A place for * pfb fonts: ftp://tug2.cs.umb.edu/tex-archive/fonts/cm/ps-type1/bakoma/pfb/ How to avoid printing page numbers in miktex? Do: \pagestyle{empty} A new help page for MikTeX from Pedro Aphalo: http://cc.joensuu.fi/~aphalo/tex.html Detailed instructions for getting Eitan Gurari's TeX4ht TeX/LaTeX-to-HTML translator working under MikTeX at: http://www.arch.ohio-state.edu/crp/faculty/pviton/support/tex4ht.html CTAN:/support/ttf2mf. ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/support/ttf2mf/ Eitan Gurari, author of the tex4ht tex/latex-to-html translator has just added a feature designed to minimize the time needed to generate gif files. I've updated my miktex document to describe the new feature. See http://archadserver.eng.ohio-state.edu/crp/faculty/pviton/tex4ht.html If you need help with MikTeX use: http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/~klug/index_e.html. The german version is greater. http://LaTeX.megapage.de Miscellaneous A Windows NT hints site: http://www.jsiinc.com/ GunZip for Win32: ftp://ftp.uni-bremen.de/pub/Systems/win32/archiver/gunzip-1.2.4-i386.exe. Archiplex Form a Search Tool: http://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/archieplexform.html If you need infozip: ftp://ftp.uu.net:/pub/archiving/zip or ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/infozip/WIN32/ X-client software: http://www.microimages.com/freestuf/mix/ Try PFE, a very good freeware that works very good with miktex and so on, at http://www.lancs.ac.uk/people/cpaap/pfe/ The VIM Home Page: http://www.vim.org/ A vi version that runs smoothly on win95. Try VIM, it has -sytax highlighting for lots of files, including tex - menus galore, someone even put in a tex/latex menu - very low cost (charity-ware) - source code so you can make it do whatever you want. - portablility from unix to win95, NT, VMS,... - great support in the comp.editors usenet news group Look at news://comp.editors or http://www.vim.org and go from there... To find a version of cygwinb19.dll that handles stdin/stdout from non-cygwin binaries go to Chris Faylor's Home Page: http://www.tiac.net/users/cgf/. Introductions to virtual fonts at TeX FAQ:http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?keyword=&question=28 A jpeg file converter to eps using a program called jpeg2ps by Thomas Merz. Downloaded it from http://www.muc.de/~tm. You can find a new version of dvips on the download page: http://www.snafu.de/user-cgi-bin/cschenk/download.cgi/dvips.zip dos-eps processing should be faster now. One of the best packages for making commutative diagrams is Xy-pic. Its home page is here: http://www.diku.dk/research-groups/topps/personal/kris/Xy-pic.html Gzip is a compression/decompression utility popular in the Unix world. The above site has executables for MSWindows. http://www.gzip.org/ To include a scanned photgraph into text. The most straightforward thing to do is convert/save the scanned image to eps format. The instructions you can get from here ftp://ctan.tug.org/tex-archive/info/epslatex.ps will tell you everything else you need to know. Some Fonts found on CTAN: RSFS (http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/fonts/rsfs/) and CALLIGRA (http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/fonts/calligra/) fonts. The Interactive TeX Editor: http://www.zib.de/Visual/software/ite The Home Page of Konstantin Vasil'ev: Programming in TeX. xfig-programs. If you have the Cygwin package (http://sourceware.cygnus.com/cygwin/) and an X server, you can compile xfig itself. A very credible lookalike has been written in Java: http://tech-www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/applets/javafig/ It lacks a few features of the full xfig (rotated text and alignment commands being the ones I miss most) but otherwise, may do quite well. TkPaint is a very capaple vector drawing program with eps-export. It's available for both Windows and Unix. Windows: http://www.netanya.ac.il/~samy/tkpaint.html.Unix: http://www.fe.msk.ru/~vitus/misc/tkpaint.html Try SmartDraw Profession (v4), see www.smartdraw.com It can import and export as eps files + pdf + many others. As easy to use as xfig, and text lines can have multiple fonts, so you can write simple equations. To get version 0.7.3 of dvipdfm go to: http://odo.kettering.edu/dvipdfm/ From bitmap to eps. First convert a bitmap to JPEG and then use jpeg2ps to convert that to eps. For jpeg2ps convertor, look at http://www.muc.de/~tm. Tkpaint is a very nice object based drawing program supporting many of the standard objects (rectangles, circles, ellipses, polygons, splines, closed splines, arcs, pie-wedges, text, arrowheads, snapping-to-grid, included images, etc). It is freely available at http://www.netanya.ac.il/~samy/tkpaint.html. To convert wmf to eps. Get converter (wmf2eps) from ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/support/wmf2eps/ A software to typeset music: LilyPond. Take a look at http://www.realtime.net/~daboys/lilypond/ and http://www.cs.ruu.nl/people/hanwen/lilypond/index.html Pdf Using TrueType fonts with pdfTeX and pdfLaTeX: http://quantum.bitp.kiev.ua/radamir/ttf-pdf.htm The pdfTeX readme file ftp://ftp.cstug.cz/pub/tex/local/cstug/thanh/pdftex/README There is a mailing list for pdftex at pdftex@mail.tug.org. Send a mail saying subscribe pdftex' to majordomo@mail.tug.org to join. Mails posted to this list are also archived at news://news.muni.cz/cz.muni.redir.pdftex . If you need documentation for pdflatex / pdftex look at:http://www.tug.org/applications/pdftex/pdftexman.pdf There is also a pdftex FAQ in the works, not much but take a look: news: news.muni.cz where the group is cz.muni.redir.pdftex. There are also some useful references at http://www.tug.org/applications/pdftex/ Postscript If you need ghostscript, there is a newer version of GhostScript (5.5) available at http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/ See also, http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/. There is a web page devoted to printer compatibility and Ghostscript. You can find it at: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/printer.html A program to put a Postscript wrapper on a JPEG image: Download it from http://www.muc.de/~tm/. If you need EPS, there is a shareware package on CTAN called WMF2EPS which works with Windows to make EPS. For more information write to schulter@temic.dofn.de. Using EPS Graphics in Latex2e Documents has a good summary of includegraphics and its options. It is (or at least used to be) available as epslatex.ps from the ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/tex~archive/info/ directory or other CTAN sites. How to convert wmf files in eps files: look at ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/support/wmf2eps/ A list of PS tricks can be found at: http://www.tug.org/cgi-bin/lwgate/pstricks. The maintainer (Denis Girou) is very active and ready to help. If you need to render postscript figures try windvi44, using the ghostscript dll. It comes with web2c but a stand-alone version may be found here: ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/systems/win32/web2c/windvi44.zip A TIFF to EPS conversion utility:One is Image Magick, http://ftp.wizards.dupont.com/pub/ImageMagick/ImageMagick-4.0.4.tar.gz. it converts almost any format. You can also use the image tool "Paint Shop Pro" to convert "Tiff" files to "EPS". The latest version of the shareware can be downloaded from: http://www.digitalworkshop.co.uk/psp.htm A program that puts a PostScript wrapper around a JPEG file. This way it produces pretty compact EPS files. It can be found at http://www.muc.de/~tm/jpeg2ps/index.html. A new postscript driver from adobe. Pick it up at: http://www.adobe.com/supportservice/custsupport/LIBRARY/pdrvwin.htm In any windows application (like word, excel) you print the picture, diagram ... with that driver to a file. You have to change the property postscript option = EPS - and that created ps-file works well in your latex doc. More fonts: ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/fonts/cm/ps-type1/ To convert a prn file to a ps file (a "flatened" ps file), use pstoedit (look for the canonical archive at ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/applications/pstoedit/pstoedit.2.60.tar.gz ) then use GSView to convert from ps to eps. This can be used by LaTeX. To Convert samp.* to the JPEG file samp.jpg, use AcdSee32, which lives at http://www.acdsystems.com. To Convert samp.jpg to samp.eps, use the program jpeg2ps, which lives at http://www.muc.de/~tm/jpeg2ps/index.html. Use AcdSee32 to generate * .jpg files from wmf, bmp, dcx, gif, iff, pcd, pcx, pic, png, psd, tga and tiff files. The jpeg2ps converter will finish the job . Find shareware at http://www.acdsystems.com PrintFile at: http://hem1.passagen.se/ptlerup/prfile.html. It will print text or PostScript files. It has "N-up" for printing multiple pages per side of paper, both for text and for PostScript files. It can also add headers and line numbers to text files, good for printing out program code. Supports drag and drop mode. If you use Excel and want to be able to edit the table afterwards and not just see and print (as is the case if you used postscript graphics) then go to: http://www.jam-software.com/software.html#X2L. IMHO its the best package for trees/decision trees/game. In the documentation you'll find examples of decision trees and game trees. Check out the examples under http://www.tug.org/applications/PSTricks/ and download it from CTAN. For more information about importing graphics in LaTeX, there's also a document (epslatex.ps or epslatex.pdf) available from CTAN (e.g. ftp://tug2.cs.umb.edu/tex-archive/) in the subdirectory info. If you want, a postscript compatible font go to Y&Y storefront at: http://www.yandy.com/. There is a website that will covert ps to pdf: http://www.babinszki.com/distiller/. Postscript Fonts: http://www.phys.washington.edu/~wright/texfonts/index.htm. pdfLaTeX Fonts: http://quantum.bitp.kiev.ua/radamir/ttf-pdf.htm Information from Adobe about creating PDF files from TeX with DVIPS. Point browser to: http://www.adobe.com/supportservice/custsupport/SOLUTIONS/543e.htm Adobe's web site about creating PDF from LaTeX. Links: http://www.adobe.com/supportservice/custsupport/SOLUTIONS/543e.htm and http://www.adobe.com/supportservice/custsupport/SOLUTIONS/12596.htm A free graphic converter for WIN95 which handles a lot of formats to open and save the pictures in colour eps format to include them in my file. Use Image Magick. It's a command line converter and it works fine. You can find pre-compiled binaries for Win95, for free, of course at www.wizards.dupont.com/cristy/ PS to PDF: If you need to convert a file from PS to PDF, try http://www.babinszki.com/distiller/ Computer Modern and AMSFonts in Type 1 (PostScript): http://www.ams.org/tex/type1-fonts.html. The PostScript Type 1 implementation of the Computer Modern and AMSFonts produced by and previously distributed by Blue Sky Research and Y&Y, Inc., are now freely available for general use. This has been accomplished through the cooperation of a consortium of scientific publishers with Blue Sky Research and Y&Y. A guide to PS fonts for TeX: http://www-theorie.physik.unizh.ch/~ichbin/texfonts/ How to install postscript fonts in MikTeX. There a way of getting emacs to compile Latex code using MikTeX? Finally, I don't get the colors that emacs is supposed to provide. I've even installed Auc-tex as described in W Minten's web page. You should be in "latex-mode" for latex files. M-x latex-mode (maybe just M-x tex-mode, try) More inforamtion: NT emacs home page: http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/voelker/ntemacs.html There are example .emacs files linked to this page, some of them show how to change colors. They also show how to force emacs to auto-recognize your file types and go into the right mode automatically. Other people's helpful pages: http://www.gap.baynet.de/members/werdenfels.gym/tex/tex_engl.html and http://web.math.auc.dk/~dethlef/Tips/likehere.html How to feed compressed (zipped or gziped postcript files) to miktex´s dvips. Look at the document "epslatex.pdf" which you can get from CTAN.../info/. Note that zip and unzip freeware from InfoZIP ( ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/infozip/win32/ ) work really well. Text Editors The MiKTeX project page has a link to a whole list of text editors. The list was started by a member of this newsgroup. look at: http://www.germany.net/teilnehmer/100/122054/texwin.htm Text editor to be used in conjunction with Windows 95 http://www.lancs.ac.uk/people/cpaap/pfe/ Winedt: (Another good editor for writing Tex, C and C++ files) ftp://ftp.dante.de/pub/tex/systems/win32/winedt/ and ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/systems/win32/winedt/ WinEdt32 is available from: ftp://ftp.tabu.uni-bonn.de/pub/tools/winedt/ or ftp://nt-newton.fho-emden.de/pub/software/uploads/winedt or http://www.wavenet.co.uk/ftp/pub/winedt/ WinEdt is shareware (40 per license), trial copy can be downloaded" from ftp://ftp.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/win32

You may have a look at http://www.gap.baynet.de/members/werdenfels.gym/tex/

Wtex95: ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/systems/win32/wtex95/:

Text editor for windows 3.0: http://maitai.wsi.tu-muenchen.de/wheller/

Another Text Editor for windows 95: http://www.iridis.com/gwd

Another text editor, ultraedit: http://www.idmcomp.com

Text editors (GWD and UltraEdit). GWD: http://www.iridis.com/gwd/ and UltraEdit: http://www.idmcomp.com/

A good, free text editor for Win95/NT is PFE. You can find it at: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/people/cpaap/pfe

Wtex95. It colors latex expressions and the brackets, making it easily to recognize errors as you type.  You can try it for free at, ftp://ftp.loria.fr/pub/unix/tex/ctan/systems/win32/wtex95

For all who needs a TeX-Editor try Dirk Struve's TeXShell32, available at
http://www.physik.uni-bielefeld.de/experi/d3/persons/struve/texshell05/index.html

Programmer's File Editor: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/people/cpaap/pfe. An editor for software programmer's.

In the spirit of friendly competition, I'd just like to note that I have written a WinEdt plug-in that provides many of the same functions as the LaTeX Wizard.  You can find it at: http://home.istar.ca/~winedt/new.html.

Another editor:  EDITEUR (www.studioware.com) . From inside the editor one can setup programs to execute; for example, compile, view with YAP, build a ps file (dvips) and view ps (ghost view).

YAP