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Title of script: LaTeX on Windows using TeXworks

Author: Rupak Rokade

Keywords: video tutorial, LaTeX, TeXworks, windows, MikTeX,

Time Narration
00:01 Dear Friends, Welcome to the spoken tutorial on “LaTeX on Windows using TeXworks”
00:06 In this tutorial we will learn to, Download and install MikTeX .
00:12 Write basic LaTeX documents using TeXworks.
00:15 Configure MikTeX to download missing packages.
00:19 To record this tutorial, I am using Windows7 operating system and MikTeX2.9
00:27 Let us now see the salient features of TeXworks
00:31 It is platform independent
00:34 It has an embedded pdf reader
00:36 It supports Indian language typesetting
00:40 Before we start with TeXworks, we have to install MikTeX.
00:45 MikTeX is an up-to-date implementation of TeX/LaTeX and related programs for Windows.
00:52 It contains the necessary packages to create basic documents in LaTeX on Windows ,Moreover, TeXworks is a default editor available with MikTeX installation.
01:04 Go to the website
01:10 Click on the download link for recommended MikTeX installer. This will download the MikTeX installer.
01:19 Download and save it on your Desktop..
01:22 It is a large file, about 154 mega bytes. Hence, it will take some time to download.
01:28 I have already downloaded this file. Here it is.
01:32 Double click on this file to start the installation.
01:36 Check the check box and click on Next.
01:40 Choose all default options.
01:44 The installation will take around 5 to 10 minutes.
01:47 I have already installed MikTeX on my computer. Hence I will not proceed with the installation.
01:55 After successfully installing MikTeX on your computer,
01:58 let us see how to use the TeXworks editor which comes with MikTeX.
2:04 Click on the Windows start button.
02:07 Click on All Programs.
02:10 Click on MikTeX2.9.
02:12 Click on TeXworks.
02:15 TeXworks editor will open.
02:18 Let me open an already existing LaTeX document.
02:22 I will click on File, then click on Open and choose the directory. Then I will open the file hello.tex.
02:33 You can see that the text written in the file is colored.
02:38 This is called syntax highlighting. It helps the user differentiate between the user content and the LaTeX syntax.
02:47 In case the LaTeX syntax is not highlighted, do the following.
02:52 In the TeXworks window, click on Format button available on the Menu bar.
02:59 Select Syntax Colouring and then click on LaTeX.
03:03 If you want TeXworks to apply syntax highlighting every time you create a LaTeX document, do the following
03:11 On the menu bar, click on Edit and then click on Preferences.
03:16 In the Editor tab, click on the dropdown button which gives options for Syntax Colouring.
03:22 Choose LaTeX and then click on Ok.
03:27 In this way, syntax highlighting will be applied to all documents created in the future.
03:33 Now we are ready to compile our LaTeX document.
03:37 Press Ctrl and t keys together to start the compilation.
03:43 Once the document is compiled without errors, the resulting pdf will be opened.
03:49 Note that this pdf reader comes along with TeXworks.
03:53 It is the default pdf reader used by TeXworks to display the compiled pdf documents.
04:00 We have completed the basic installation of LATEX.
04:04 This is sufficient for many formatting requirements.
04:07 You may now leave this tutorial. Practice the remaining LATEX tutorials on the playlist
04:14 While practising other tutorials, you may get the following error message:“The required file ABC is missing. It is a part of the following package: XYZ”
04:25 Here ABC is a file inside the package XYZ
04:29 ABC and XYZ will be specific to your case.
04:33 When you get such an error message, listen to the rest of this tutorial.
04:38 Two ways to solve that problem are explained in the rest of this tutorial. At least one of them should work for you.
04:46 Goodbye for now
04:48 Do you want to know how to solve a problem of the following type: Listen to the rest of this tutorial and practise with me.
04:56 Now let us compile a Beamer document.
04:59 Beamer package by default is not included in the MikTeX setup that we have installed.
05:05 This means that we have to : download it from some source and add it to our current MikTeX distribution
05:12 There are two ways of installing a missing package.
05:16 One way is to install it on the fly while we are compiling a LaTeX document
05:21 This LaTeX document will typically require a package not available in your MikTeX distribution.
05:28 Other way, is to manually choose and install a package using Package Manager of MikTeX.
05:35 Let us see the first method.
05:37 We will open and compile a LaTeX document, which requires MikTeX to install packages from the internet.
05:44 First close the TeXworks editor.
05:48 It is required that we open the tex file with administrator privileges.
05:53 Click on the start button. Then click on All programs. Click on MikTeX2.9
06:02 Right click on TeXworks and choose Run as Administrator
06:08 This will launch the TeXworks editor with administrator privileges.
06:13 Now click on File. Then click on Open Choose the file beamer.tex
06:21 Press Ctrl and t keys together to start the compilation.
06:26 A Package Installation dialog box will open.
06:30 It will ask to install the missing package beamer.cls.
06:35 Click on Change button on this dialog box.
06:40 Change Package Repository dialog box will open.
06:44 Choose the option Packages shall be installed from the internet.
06:49 Click on Connection Settings.
06:52 It will prompt you to configure the proxy settings.
06:56 If you are not on a proxy network then leave the Use proxy server checkbox unchecked.
07:03 Since i am on a proxy network, i will enable the option by clicking on the checkbox
07:09 I will enter the proxy address.
07:13 I will enter proxy port number.
07:16 I will enable the option Authentication required by clicking on the corresponding checkbox
07:23 Click on Ok. And then click on Next
07:27 It will ask me the proxy username and password.
07:31 I will enter the information and click on OK.
07:36 It will show a list of various remote package repositories.
07:41 Choose one from the list and click on Finish.
07:45 Click on Install.
07:48 It will install the beamer.cls package
07:52 Once again the Package Installation dialog box will open.
07:57 It will prompt to install the missing package pgfcore.sty.
08:03 You may uncheck the option Always show this dialog before installing packages.
08:09 If you do this, MikTeX will not prompt you again, if it encounters a missing package.
08:16 Click on Install.
08:18 Now if there any more missing packages, it will automatically install it, without asking for your permission.
08:28 Once the installation completes, it will finish the compilation and open the pdf output.
08:35 We can see that we have successfully compiled a Beamer document.
08:39 Now let us see the second method of installing missing packages.
08:44 Click on the Windows start button.
08:47 Click on All Programs.
08:49 Click on MikTeX2.9
08:52 Click on Maintenance (Admin)
08:55 Cick on Package Manager (Admin)
09:00 It will show a list of various packages available.
09:04 Now let us take a look at this list.
09:07 There are six columns in this list.
09:10 These are Name, Category, Size, Packaged date, Installed on date and Title.
09:18 The Installed on column is very important to us.
09:22 The packages for which this column is blank indicates that these packages are not installed.
09:29 Let us see how to install a particular package.
09:33 Let me choose the package abc, for example.
09:38 Notice that the moment I choose the package, the plus button on the top left side gets enabled.
09:45 The plus button is the install button. Click on the plus button.
09:50 A window will open which will list the number of packages you have chosen to install or uninstall.
09:58 Click on Proceed.
10:01 Since I have configured a proxy network connection, it will prompt me for the proxy username and password.
10:08 Let me type my username and password
10:11 Click on Ok
10:13 A window will open which will show the download progress of the package selected for installation.
10:20 It may happen that it fails to download the requested package due to remote server connectivity issues.
10:26 In that case, change the package repository and try again.
10:31 We can see that the installation of selected package is completed.
10:36 Click on Close.
10:38 The package list will get refreshed.
10:41 Notice that 11 september 2013 appears in the Installed on column for package abc.
10:49 This completes the tutorial LaTeX on Windows using TeXworks
10:54 In this tutorial we learnt to - Download and install MikTeX.
10:59 Write a basic LaTeX document using TeXworks
11:03 Configure MikTeX to download missing packages in 2 different ways
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11:56 This is Rupak Rokade from IIT Bombay signing off. Thanks for watching.

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