[Tex/LaTex] Where to download pdflatex.exe


I ran a Google search but nothing too clear showed up. I'm looking for a Windows 7 compatible version of pdflatex.exe to help me in typesetting some math I have in an Illustrator project.

Best Answer

pdflatex.exe is part of a whole suite of software called a TeX Distribution. You can't just download the executable. There are two main distributions available for Windows: TeX Live and MikTeX. Both are very good. Whether or not installing them and learning enough LaTeX to solve your problem is a worthwhile effort may well depend on how often you are likely to do what you're doing.

Here are links to the distribution download pages:

See the following question on the differences between the two distributions.

What are the advantages of TeX Live over MiKTeX?

If this is a one off type situation, you may also want to take a look at some of the online LaTeX compilers:

Compiling documents online

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