Getting started with LaTeX on a Mac

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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.
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== Step 1: Get the LaTeX environment ==
== Step 1: Get the LaTeX environment ==
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[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 11:51, 10 September 2007

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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

Image: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

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