Basics

1. I have installed MiKTeX. How do I use it?
2. Which program should I use to edit LaTeX documents?

1.

I have installed MiKTeX. How do I use it?

If you have never used TeX before: we recommend that, first of all, you work through a TeX/LaTeX tutorial. A good starting point is this page.

MiKTeX doesn't differ very much from any other TeX system you might have used before. Typesetting with MiKTeX involves these steps:

  1. Start TeXworks and edit your LaTeX document.

  2. Press Ctrl+T to create a typeset view of your document.

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Which program should I use to edit LaTeX documents?

The MiKTeX distribution includes TeXworks, a simple environment for editing TeX/LaTeX documents.