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CTAN update: MiK+Ghostscript+GSview+USB-drive-HOWTO

Date: August 19, 2006 7:44:46 PM CEST
On Fri, 18 Aug 2006 Alexander Grahn submitted an update to the file info/MiKTeX+Ghostscript+GSview+USB-drive-HOWTO.txt on CTAN. This HOWTO provides instructions for setting up a portable installation of MiKTeX (>=2.5), Ghostscript and GSview on external storage devices, such as USB sticks or mapped network drives, for use with MS Windows (2000, 2003, XP, ...) computers. License: lppl Announcement text:
This update accounts for the changes that came along with the new MiKTeX-2.5 release.
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

miktex – A free distribution for MS-Windows

A distribution of and friends for Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7, as well as Windows Server 2003 and 2008. Features include easy installation and configuration, and full , and Cont support. MiK includes a set of “canned” distributions, up to installation of ‘everything there is’. Users may update their installation manually, or they can allow MiK to install new stuff automatically (as needed), from the net.

A command-line utility, ‘texify’, simplifies the production of DVI (or PDF) documents by automatically invoking (pdf), Makeindex, and as many times as necessary to produce a DVI (PDF) file with sorted indices and all cross-references resolved.

A “portable” distribution is available, for users to carry in their pocket…

Users of MiK commonly control their work with an editor/shell; many are available, such as the free texniccenter and the shareware winedt.

MaintainerChristian Schenk



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