Basic operations

  1. Create and edit your .tex source file with emacs .
  2. In a terminal window, compile the .tex source with the command latex myfile.tex
  3. To view the result use xdvi: xdvi myfile.dvi
  4. To create a pdf file, use dvips and pdf2pdf:
    1. dvips -t letter -o myfile.dvi
    2. ps2pdf
  5. To view the result of that, use acroread: acroread myfile.pdf &


If you want to use style files which aren't already installed on the system (note that rtrees.sty, lingmacros.sty, and avm.sty are installed, but robbib.bst/robbib.sty currently aren't), do the following:

  1. Make a directory in your home directory called TEX:
    1. cd
    2. mkdir TEX
  2. Add the following three lines to the file .bashrc in your home directory:
  1. Save any additional .bst or .sty files in ~/TEX.


See also: LatexUsageNotes

-- EmilyBender - 21 Jan 2005

Topic revision: r2 - 2008-10-13 - 23:02:04 - brodbd

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