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Running LATEX

Here's how it should work. Your environment may be slightly different -- ask a consultant.

After you have edited your file enter latex filename.tex. If it signals that some of your cross-references are not right, enter latex filename.tex again.

If you have no errors a .dvi file will be produced, which can be printed by the command lpr -d filename.dvi. 1

If you have errors you will be thrown into an interactive mode with a variety of options you can find out about by typing a ?.

You may also see what the file looks by using the command xdvi filename.dvi. (This will only work on a machine that supports xdvi.)

I hope these notes help you get a start in LATEX. Good Luck!

Yishay Mansour