[Tex/LaTex] How to launch MiKTeX


I just downloaded and installed MiKTeX 2.9. But I don't know how to launch MiKTeX. There is no icon on my desktop.

Best Answer

MiKTeX is what is called a TeX distribution. It is not a single program that you start – it is a collection of programs and files necessary to start working with TeX.

MiKTeX will likely have installed a program called "TeXworks". TeXworks is a very basic editor that makes it more comfortable to write TeX and LaTeX files (remembering that these are just formats of plain text, not conceptually unlike Markdown or HTML). TeXworks (among many other editors) provides you with a place to edit your document and process it with LaTeX from one place.


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