# Math Help - How to install LaTex onto my Computer

1. ## How to install LaTex onto my Computer

Is there a way to install LaTeX onto my computer so that I can use it when I am not online?

2. Originally Posted by Fallen186
Is there a way to install LaTeX onto my computer so that I can use it when I am not online?

Once you've installed MiKTeX, then you need to install a LaTeX editor. The best free $\text{\LaTeX}$ editor, in my opinion, would be TeXnic Center.

3. ## Software for LaTeX

Originally Posted by Fallen186
Is there a way to install LaTeX onto my computer so that I can use it when I am not online?
It depends on the operating system you are using. For instance I'm using Eeebuntu (Ubuntu) on my netbook (eee pc) together with TeX Live 2008 and the editor Kile. If you are using Windows I agree with Chris. MiKTeX is a good choice and easy-to-use, though TeX Live is a very good alternative. TeXnicCenter would be my choice for Windows too.

Perhaps have a look at Essential software for LaTeX, choose your operating system there and have a look at the distributions, editors and viewers listed.

Stefan

4. If you're fortunate enough to have a Macintosh, TeXShop is the best.