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kingofpenguins
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LaTeX Frontend (Like TeXMaker)

I really need a LaTeX editor for what I do, and a portable LaTeX frontend like TeXMaker would really hit the spot. More about it can be found at http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/. Of course, any other frontend would work also, I'm just used to using it on Windows and Kile on GNU/Linux+KDE.

I don't really know much about it (as in code), except that it is written in Qt. This may cause a problem, since most of the programs you make are GTK+ (like GIMP), but if a portable version of it (or any other frontend) is possible, it will be greatly appreciated.

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Oh wow!

The ALMIGHTY "King Of Penguins"!

*bows down*

kingofpenguins
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My Username

Actually it has nothing to do with Linux, it's an inside joke from my youth group at my church.

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Haha. Oh.

So what IS LaTeX? I checked out the site. Not much of it.

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About LaTeX

"Almighty" Wikipedia to the rescue... Smile

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX

LaTeX is a tool that is used to create high quality reports and desktop publishing. It's very similar to HTML that it is text based, the main difference being that HTML is for the screen while LaTeX is for paper. Let's not forget their website:

http://www.latex-project.org/

TeXMaker is not LaTeX, but simply a program that makes it easier to develop LaTeX files. If you are familiar with developing software with an IDE like Eclipse, you know what I am talking about. While it is possible to create LaTeX files in Notepad, you must be crazy to do so.

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Ahhh.

ALMIGHT WIKIPEDIA. HOW DID I NOT THINK OF THAT:)

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SciTE?

Actually, Scite, which is being tested for release - see https://portableapps.com/node/2593 - has syntax coloring for TeX.

But an editor is quite different from the main TeX system. It could be immensely cool, if LaTeX was available as a PortableApp.

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MiKTeX+Ghostscript+GSview

I've found a cool how-to on how to install a complete LaTeX environment on a USB Drive, here is the link:

http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/MiKTeX+Ghostscript+GSview+USB-drive...

But I'm still missing a portable TeXMaker...

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LyX and MiKTeX

It is ready. I just need to post the scripts and/or upload the package LyX and MiKTeX

I like webdesign, especially with some portable apps

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Here it is!!!

Looks like a Portable version is available now.
http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/download.html

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Cool & Alternative & LaTeX Package

Cool, I like it.

As an alternative, you could also use EclipsePortable with the TeXlipse plugin (it seems the plugin is entirely portable if you just delete the driveletter at the start of all files during configuration (for example, if you configured your LaTeX Program path with browse... as "F:\PortableApps\miktex-portable-2.8.3582\miktex\bin\latex.exe", change it to "\PortableApps\miktex-portable-2.8.3582\miktex\bin\latex.exe")).

For a LaTeX package, see TeXLive. Here are documentation about using it portably: http://www.tug.org/texlive/portable.html and http://www.tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-en/texlive-en.html#x1-450005.

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