Frequently Asked Questions
UBC Mathematics: MathNet FAQ [TeX IDE]

UBC Mathematics: MathNet FAQ [TeX IDE]

Question: Where can I find software to produce TeX/LaTeX documents?
Author: Thê´ Hà (original), J. Tam (rewritten:2017-09-21)

WinEdt is a popular shareware TeX IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for the developing TeX/LaTeX documents. Although old, it is still functional. The non-adware licensing cost of WinEdt was expensive, so only one copy was installed on a Windows7 public use PC in each of our common areas: MATH125, MATHX1101 and AUDX135.

Those looking for a cost-free alternative for a TeX/LaTeX IDE can consider

  • TeXnicCenter: (Windows only)
  • TeXstudio: (cross platform: Windows, Mac, *nix)
  • Google search: Nowadays, there are a plethora of software available for helping you edit TeX and TeX derivative documents, so it may be best to use a search engine for the latest news of what's available and suitable for you.