I am able to open other PDFs, such as my unrelated personal files,
and also other PDF files in the proTeXt distribution, such as
I still fear a problem with Acrobat. The proTeXt pdf makes use of the
run feature, which I don't think any other pdf's in
Didn't find endobj
Does miktex provide dvipdfmx (as well as dvipdfm)? If so, I advise
trying that (dvipdfm is no longer maintained). If not, I believe you
can get the binaries from
If you try dvipdfmx and it fails, please write the
I am a researcher in the field of mathematics and wish to install
the LATEX software on my computer system for typesetting my research
articles. How Ca I Get this facility? Kindly Help Me.
You can download the protext distribution from
Overall, it seems like you haven't yet been able to download a clean
There are indeed two versions -- protext.exe, which is 425,968,887
bytes, and protext-inst.zip, which is 394,582,929 bytes. If your
downloaded files aren't exactly those sizes, they definitely got
! Font \secfnt=ptmb at 12.0pt not leadable: Metric TFM file not found.
I have been told that MiKTeX (and hence proTeXt) does not include the
original PostScript tfm files like ptmb.tfm, ptmr.tfm, etc. They are
virtual font (.vf)-based tfm files that were the original mechanism for
I am currently evaluating proTeXt for installation on the Australian
1. There are two software versions for download at
http://ctan.unsw.edu.au/systems/windows/protext/ with the same timestamp
(28-Oct-2005 22:03): protext-1.3.exe and
Is it possible to get the proTeXt installation package without the
WinEdt editor as this software is not required?
Yes. It's entirely optional whether you choose to install it (or use
it) even now.
And as Thomas said, it'll be removed entirely in the next version.
[Your original message to the list was mangled by me and the mail
software; long story. Appending it here for the record.]
You can get a protext cd from tug for $40 + $2 shipping.
This is what was released last year, and it should still be just fine
postscript files but my Defence client has had problems with opening .ps
Perhaps others will correct me, but somehow I was under the impression
that Acrobat has never been able to read general .ps files -- only .pdf.
I empathize with your desire to minimize the number of
Hello Dr. Clements,
install program failed
Was there an error message? Did the extraction seem to go ok?
I wonder if the download could have been corrupted, which seems to
happen surprisingly often. Can you check the file size and/or checksum
with what's on the server?
are you aware
I have never used Latex before but I would like to use it for writing up my
thesis and my publications.
Glad to hear it.
thesis and my publications. I am working on Windows XP Professional
x64. Is the
I can't recall that particular version being cited, but I know
I'm sorry for the problems. Perhaps the download was simply corrupted
somewhere; were there any error messages when you clicked on the links
in the document?
Perhaps downloading the basic MiKTeX will work better for you.
Take a look at http://miktex.org/2.5/Setup.aspx ...
Hi Myrna, Thomas, and all,
Some TeX User's group offer ProTeXt on DVD/CD for a small amount (BTW:
Karl, can people get ProTeXt from TuG this way?), perhaps this is an
Yes -- you can either join TUG (tug.org/join.html) and get it as part of
membership, or purchase it separately
it will be really helpful if there is a torrent file for the protext.
It would be most welcome. Can you set it up?
protext mailing list
Why is the install dialog in German?
Somehow I thought that the first thing it did was ask what language you
wanted to use. I know the main pdf installation document is available
in English (protext-install-en.pdf), so if you can just get to that
point, you should be ok.
I didn't see an ISO for the current version of proTeXt. There's no
mention of it on the web page http://www.tug.org/protext/.
The situation had been in flux for a while, just now resolved. Happily,
now the ISO's are available from a couple of sites, including Thomas'.
I added links to
You should be able to convert from EPS to PDF using
the epstopdf utility. Unfortunately, that's a
command-line utility, and I don't if there is a
graphical front end for it.
Siep Kroonenberg has written a GUI graphics conversion program for
Windows (and other platforms):
1- Are you considering any alternatives to TeXnicCenter since it seems to
not being updated anymore?
I'm not sure there's any obvious alternative right now. Do you have any
We are sponsoring development of a new cross-platform front-end that I
hope will be ready
It's bad enough that its footprint is the size of an entire CD (why,
If you install everything, it's big, of course. The minimal subset to
run LaTeX is comparable to OpenOffice (smaller, I think; I haven't
proTeXt is intended to be simple to install. Evidently you want
I'm wondering if you would have better luck with the latest version of
proTeXt, which you can download from
http://ctan.org/systems/win32/protext. What we had on the CD at the JMM
was somewhat old. (Nice to chat with you there anyway. :)
Sorry for the troubles.
from this site:
I expect it is a network issue somewhere between your site and
fernuni-hagen. It works fine for me.
From where can I get the latest ProTeXt?
Well, another protext release will probably
It is not the case that proTeXt as a whole is covered by the GNU GPL.
It is a composite collection, and its pieces have numerous different
licenses. They are all supposed to be free (as in the Free Software
Foundation), but neither I nor anyone else can legally guarantee that.
failed to give us the directory code to put in the window that pops
up after you download the program. So I was wondering what the code
was for that?
Unfortunately, I'm not sure what code you mean. Is it just the
installation directory name? You can choose any directory on
We aren't a vendor, we're volunteers.
Please can you tel me this product is free of cost or their is some
charges to use this software.
There is no charge for downloading protext.
(There is also no guaranteed support.)
Thanks for your comments. The main purpose of proTeXt is to provide a
simple way for people to get going with MiKTeX. We've found that
providing a plethora of install options is counterproductive.
If you want a customized installation, you can install TeX Live instead
of proTeXt. TL's
The truth is, we don't know the ECCN numbers for anything. We have been
exporting software for years without worrying about it, and so have
hundreds of other organizations.
And, sorry, but I have no legal authority to fill out anything like your
form. Protext, like all TeX
A user suggested distributing protext via bittorrent, and said that
somehow http mirrors can be used as seeders. I don't know. Passing on
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 19:36:50 +0100
From: Elias Jonsson
To: Karl Berry <k...@freefriends.org>
Subject: Re: protext.exe distribution
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