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Nova Vozrak, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / September 12, 2013

TeX is a cross-platform typesetting system released in late 70s. The tools in this set allow you to work and create files in TeX. All of these applications are free to use, so you get access to their full functionality. Choose the one you need to get to your task.

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MiKTeX
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Open source

MiKTeX is an updated implementation of a utility called TeX and uses the TeX/LaTeX markup language. TeX is a typesetting system that was designed for creating books that contain a lot of mathematics. You should know that it contains a most sophisticated digital typographical system to convey complex mathematical formulae.

Pros:
• Free, User Freindly, Effective, Easy To Use
Cons:
• No Windows 98/ME Support
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WinShell
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Freeware

WinShell 3.21 is an integrated development environment (IDE) for LaTeX and TeX. WinShell features a text editor, syntax highlighting, project management, spell checking, a table wizard, BibTeX support, Unicode support, different toolbars and user configuration options. This is NOT a LaTeX system; an additional LaTeX package is required.

Pros:
• It´s a powerful LaTeX editor, and it´s free.
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TeX Converter
Freeware

TEX Converter is a Windows front-end to a number of programs that convert TEX or LATEX files to another format: - HEVEA converts LATEX files to HTML without using graphics - TTH converts (LA)TEX files to HTML without using graphics - TeX4ht converts (LA)TEX files to HTML using GIFs, PNGs or JPEGs

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TeX4PPT
Freeware

TeX4PPT is designed following the philosophy of TeXPoint, to enable PowerPoint to typeset sentences and equations using the power of TeX. It differs from TeXPoint in that it uses a native DVI to PowerPoint converter, providing extremely fast conversion. Additionally, the result is set using native truetype fonts under windows, providing the highest fidelity.

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LaTeXEditor
Freeware

LEd offers a project manager, powerful editor, integrated spellchecker and thesaurus, build-in DVI viewer, descriptive hints for LaTeX commands, code complete mechanism, word wrapping, code folding, multilingual environment, and more. Nevertheless, LaTeX Editor is a small program.

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TeX Organizer
Freeware

TeX Organizer is a simple utility to organize the use under Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/XP/2003 of a group of DOS and/or Windows programs that are to be applied to a single file or to a group or related files. The best example (but not the only) is provided by TeX. Let us assume that you have a DOS (or even Windows) version of TeX.

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SCons is an open source construction tool implemented in Python. The program requires the previous installation of Python version 2.4 or later. It has a built-in support for C, C++, D, Java, Fortran, Yacc, Lex, Qt and SWIG, building TeX and LaTeX documents.

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LurchLite
Open source

Lurch is a word processor with the ability to check the steps of your work in many areas of mathematics, from calculus to logic. Main features: - TeX-enabled word processor - built on OpenMath for - unambiguous semantics - JavaScript engine for customizing validation - several math topics built in - users can add new math topics

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Saaghar
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Freeware

Features: -Tabbed Poem Viewer -Tabbed and dockable search results -A New and Creative and Powerfull Search Method -Export to "PDF", "HTML", "TeX", "CSV" and "TXT" -Portable Mode -Customisable interface and ToolBar and Icons Theme -Copy and Multi-selection -Print and Print Preview

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AMS-Fonts
Freeware

The AMSFonts collection is a set of miscellaneous TeX fonts that augment the standard Computer Modern set normally distributed with TeX.Bitmap (PK) files are no longer distributed or supported. Where Type 1 fonts are available, modern TeX distributions do not require PK fonts. When PK fonts are required for some specialized purpose, they can easily be generated on the fly.

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Features: - Support for LaTeX, AMS-LaTeX, Plain TeX, and AMS-TeX; - Support for BibTeX bibliographies; - Choosing either Microsoft Equation 2007/2010, Microsoft Equation 3.x, or MathType format for converted equations; - Choosing either LaTeX cross-referencing algorithm or Microsoft Word cross-referencing fields; - Linking images;

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TpX
Open source

The output is a file (with extension .TpX) containing the drawing as LaTeX code or as an \includegraphics link to an external file created by the program. User can choose between several output formats. TpX saves its own data in TeX file comments so that the drawing could be loaded into TpX and edited again. This internal TpX format is based on XML and could be understood and edited easily.

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