[tex-live] LaTeX advice needed

TUG Office office at tug.org
Tue Mar 11 09:58:40 CET 2003

Dear Hazel,

As Staszek wrote moments ago, the TeX Live CD/set contains LaTeX and is 
compatible with several different systems.  Please 
see:  http://www.tug.org/texlive/ for more information.  You can get the CD 
by joining TUG and getting last year's CD (2003 - TeX Live 8 is not out 
yet.)  The cost is $65 plus $5 for last year's CD -- though we would be 
happy to make an exception and provide the CD only @ $5?  For information 
about other user group see:  http://www.tug.org/lugs.html. Also, as Staszek 
said the program can be downloaded at no cost.  To refresh your memory 
about LaTeX: http://www.tug.org/begin.html might help.

Hope this helps a bit...

Robin Laakso
TUG Office Manager

At 01:52 AM 3/9/03 +0000, you wrote:
>I'm hoping you're the right people to be contacting ... if not, I apologise.
>I used LaTeX and emacs (?) when I was doing maths at uni about 9 years ago.
>I haven't used anything similar since, but am now needing to produce 
>accurate maths/science material in large print for visually impaired 
>kids.  It's really important that the work we produce is accurate - using 
>a typewriter or ordinary word-processing package and trying to line things 
>up just isn't good enough.
>We have Microsoft Word on Windows 95 and Windows 98, along with the usual 
>packages you get with Microsoft computers these days.
>It struck me that the system we used at uni would be perfect for our needs 
>(it wasn't a WYSIWYG system but it produced excellent results), but I 
>don't have a clue how to go about installing that system, or even if it's 
>possible at all.  At uni we used Sun computers.  Is Windows compatible 
>with LaTeX and emacs?  How can we obtain and install it?
>I would really welcome any advice you could give me.
>Thanks very much.
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