Difference between revisions of "Getting started with LaTeX on a Mac"

From OpenWetWare
Jump to: navigation, search
(lead + illustrations)
(MacTeX package)
Line 4: Line 4:
 
This document is intended to get you started with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX LaTeX] on a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS_X Macintosh OS X] computer as quickly as possible. There are many alternative ways. Here I picked what seemed simplest and fastest. It is difficult to estimate the overall time required because of varying download and installation times. However, your hands-on time should be well below 30 minutes.
 
This document is intended to get you started with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX LaTeX] on a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS_X Macintosh OS X] computer as quickly as possible. There are many alternative ways. Here I picked what seemed simplest and fastest. It is difficult to estimate the overall time required because of varying download and installation times. However, your hands-on time should be well below 30 minutes.
  
 +
== Step 1: Get the LaTeX environment ==
  
== Step 1: Get the LaTeX environment ==
+
[[Image:MacTeX.dmg icon.png]]
  
 +
[http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/mac/mactex/MacTeX.dmg Download the MacTeX installer (0.8 MB)] from the [http://www.tug.org/mactex/ Mac TeX user group] and install it on your system.
  
 
== Step 2: Get a LaTeX editor ==
 
== Step 2: Get a LaTeX editor ==

Revision as of 07:51, 10 September 2007

biosoftware mac
Latex logo bw.gif

This document is intended to get you started with LaTeX on a Macintosh OS X computer as quickly as possible. There are many alternative ways. Here I picked what seemed simplest and fastest. It is difficult to estimate the overall time required because of varying download and installation times. However, your hands-on time should be well below 30 minutes.

Step 1: Get the LaTeX environment

MacTeX.dmg icon.png

Download the MacTeX installer (0.8 MB) from the Mac TeX user group and install it on your system.

Step 2: Get a LaTeX editor

See also