Installing LaTeX editor in Windows

Related: install LaTeX editor on Linux


There are two ways to use TeXstudio LaTeX GUI in Windows:

  • Native Windows
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Windows Subsystem for Linux

My preferred method for LaTeX editing on Windows is to use WSL GUI with TeXstudio for Linux in WSL.

native Windows

  1. Download MiKTeX
  2. Install MikTeX. The default options are generally fine.
  3. Download/Install TeXstudio

Notes

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you need to (re)compile your .bib file by pressing F8 in TeXstudio. Watch for error messages

MiKTeX install package

This popup occurs when compiling a new document with packages it uses that you don’t have yet. You can uncheck “ask me each time” if you are comfortable with that and want to stop seeing the popups.

Fix “package not found”

  1. press the Windows key then type Package Manger and click on the MiKTeX icon to open the package manager.
  2. click Repository/Synchronize.
  3. install the missing package.

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Written by Michael Hirsch, Ph.D. //

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