Department of Mathematics

Math 300: Mathematical Computing

Installing MikTeX

MikTeX is a free version of TeX for Windows computers.

  1. Go to the miktex site at to download the most recent version of miktex. It is typically over 180 MB in size, so you'll need a reasonably fast connection.
  2. Run the file that you have saved from the download. Click the "Next" button as many times as required to have the program install. Go fix yourself some coffee when it starts - it takes some time. Do not click the "Cancel" button - some steps take quite a while, with nothing appearing to happen - just be patient.
  3. Once the program is installed, use Wordpad or your favorite text editor to create a .tex file. One good way to create the LaTeX file is to use Texstudio or Texmaker. Remember that TeX files must always have the extension .tex. Make sure you save your file as plain text - not in MS Word or RTF format.

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