3.1 / 5 (10 votes)

1. Main Features

  • TeXworks allows you to edit LaTeX source files
  • Yap enables you to view TeX output
  • MiKTeX package manager assists you in downloading LaTeX packages

2. Software Overview

MiKTeX is an open-source implementation of TeX/LaTeX commonly used for typesetting articles, books, and other technical publications. It is cross-platform and can also be run as a portable edition that you can bring with you on a storage device wherever you go.

MiKTeX provides tools that allow you to create technical publications using the TeX/LaTeX markup language. The bundle comes with TeXworks, which is used to edit LaTeX source files, and Yap, a TeX output viewer that optimizes the edit, compile, and view cycle. Also, MiKTeX features a package manager to assist you in downloading LaTeX plugins.

There are a variety of TeX distributions available, such as XEmTeX, proTeXt, and W32TeX. But MiKTeX has proven to be one of the best TeX distribution options, as many scientists, electrical engineers, and physicists have attested. MiKTeX is a good choice for typesetting your technical publications in Windows, macOS, and Linux.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.TEX - LaTeX Source Document
Other file extensions used by MiKTeX:

Updated: May 14, 2021

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