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PacoCrespo
November 8th, 2007, 01:01 AM
Hello, I've just arrived to Ubuntu and I have installed Scibuntu version 021-alfa, I'm used to use the WinEdit (from my past with windows) and now I need a help to compile files .tex and get .dvi or oder formats like .pdf.

I guest there is any document somewhere to get started with it

Thank you in advance

:popcorn:

dandyx
November 8th, 2007, 02:25 PM
Hej!
You could try

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LaTeX

I am fine with TeXlive. If you want a editor that supports LaTeX you seem to have to choose between Emacs and Vim. I use Vim with a graphical interface (System > Synaptic Package Manager : vim-gtk). You should also install vim-addon-manager.
After the install write in a console:
sudo vim-addons -w install latex-suite
(https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim-latexsuite/+bug/137205)
'cd' into the directory where your tex-file lives and type
gvim filename.tex
After editing and saving a tex-file in Vim type
'Esc' :!latex filename.tex
and the file is compiled and you get a dvi-file. In order to get a pdf-file write
'Esc' :!dvipdf filename.dvi


Vim is way more complicated than 'normal' editors but it's worth the trouble if you are writing a lot of scientific text.
Hope this helps!

xadder
November 8th, 2007, 02:50 PM
I also use good-old vi most of the time, but I did like gedit+ the latex plugin when I tried it..... very user friendly.

Many use kile, and that also seems very good.

I tried vim-latex, but that seems to be a dead project, and caused me all kinds of problems (seemed fantastic at first, but then the wrong key-combination adds stuff that often isn't wanted).

LaserJock
November 8th, 2007, 04:33 PM
I am fine with TeXlive. If you want a editor that supports LaTeX you seem to have to choose between Emacs and Vim.

Yikes, talk about dumping somebody in the deep end :-)

Besides emacs/vim (very powerful editors with steep learning curves) there is also gedit (gnome editor), kile (KDE TeX editor), LyX, and TexMaker off the top of my head.



You should also install vim-addon-manager.
After the install write in a console:
sudo vim-addons -w install latex-suite
(https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vim-latexsuite/+bug/137205)
'cd' into the directory where your tex-file lives and type
gvim filename.tex
After editing and saving a tex-file in Vim type
'Esc' :!latex filename.tex
and the file is compiled and you get a dvi-file. In order to get a pdf-file write
'Esc' :!dvipdf filename.dvi


Another yikes! You shouldn't need to do a vim-addon-manager workaround for latex-suite. Thanks for bringing up that bug report, it looks like a trivial fix and I'll see if I can get that done for Hardy.

-LaserJock

PacoCrespo
November 13th, 2007, 10:35 AM
Thank you it was very helpfull