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Getting LaTeX Rendering to Work

LaTeX

A LaTeX distribution for Windows can be downloaded here. Upon loading the page, select "MiKTeX 2.7" under the Download heading in the side bar.
MiKTeX Download

After clicking the link, you'll be presented with two options: the "Basic" installer and the "Net" installer - either one is fine.
MiKTeX Download Choice

Once the file has been downloaded, open the file and accept the conditions of use (and we know you'll read them before you do). Afterwards, select the installation directory. It is important to record this because when you use the LaTeX option in IDES, you will need to specify a subdirectory of this path. We suggest copying and pasting this directory into a text editor. Complete the remainder of the installation as you see fit.
MiKTeX Install Second


 

GhostScript

GhostScript can be downloaded here. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "sourceforge.net" link.

At the sourceforge site, there are a number of versions which you can download. The latest stable release is 8.60 - make sure to select the file that is compatible with your operating system.

Download the file, open the installer and press the "Setup" button in the first window.

Next, select the installation directory and record it because you will need one of the files in the installation path for LaTeX rendering. After that, finish the install in whatever manner you wish.


 

Setup in IDES

For IDES to create LaTeX labels, it needs access to the LaTeX compilation files "latex" and "dvips". These should be in the "bin" subdirectory of the LaTeX installation directory (possibly "C:\texmf\miktex\bin" on Windows or "/usr/bin" on Linux). If not, perform a search of the installation path and you'll find them.

IDES also uses GhostScript to render the label and thus needs the location of the executable file "gswin32c.exe" for Windows (not "gswin32.exe") or "gs" for Linux. Again, these files should be in the "bin" subdirectory of the installation path (this may be "C:\gs\gs8.xx\bin\gswin32c.exe" on Windows or "/usr/bin/gs" on Linux).

Once you have the paths (directory for LaTeX, file for GhostScript), go to the Options menu and select More Options.

You'll be presented with the dialog shown above. Enter the paths into the appropriate text boxes (or select them using the "..." button to bring up a File dialog). The only things left to do is select the Use LaTeX option from the Options menu and enjoy!