# TeX

There will be clean-up

## Contents

• Asking for help: if something goes wrong the offending file and the log file from running TeX on your computer would be handy.

## Useful Commands

• texdoc,
• texdoctk (both require different viewers and browsers; texdoctk requires also X-windows and Perl::Tk module

### TeX front ends

• TeXmaker Multiplatform TeX front end;
• TeXworks another multiplatform TeX front end promising to be the most advanced one;
• TeXShop Front-end TeX for Mac;

### PDF viewers

• Skim PDF viewer for Mac; made by TeX people and for reading mathematical papers (not containing movies or javascript) blowing all other viewers out of the water;

#### How to make 14 pt output?

\documentclass[14pt]{article}


does not work as this (and many other) documentclasses don't have this option and in fact reset to the default 10pt. Use

 \documentclass[14pt]{memoir}


or

 \documentclass[14pt,article]{memoir}


for books and articles respectively. This is an extremely flexible (customizable) and well designed documentclass, with beautifully written manual (covering also some general aspects of producing great documents). Read however its manual.

P.S. I strongly recommend 14 pt for quizzes, tests, exams which often are conducted in the rooms with inadequate light. Victor 13:11, 14 January 2011 (EST)

### Misc

Victor 16:46, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

## My presentations

Victor 16:52, 26 January 2010 (UTC)