On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 03:08:19PM +0000, Uwe Stöhr wrote: > Am 05.03.2018 um 17:58 schrieb Joel Kulesza: > > > At least, the way I read the step, the installer is the component not > > finding the latex.exe executable, not the LyX executable itself > > Just for information: > The LyX installer searches for the latex.exe. If it cannot find it, LyX > cannot find it as well. If it finds it, it applies the path to it for LyX. > So the success in finding the latex.exe depends on if the installer could > find it. > > However, you can use LyX also without LaTeX. The LyX installer provides an > option for this. This way you can try around and maybe later install LaTeX. > A later installed LaTeX (TeXLive or MiKTeX) can be found by LyX if the path > to the latex.exe is in the PATH environment variable. Therefore you must > install LaTeX with admin privileges and set the option to modify the PATH > (if your LaTeX installer has this).
Ah that is good to know. Thanks for the explanation. Scott
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