This file was created to accompany a CD with the necessary software to facilitate installation on Departmental machines. Hence the occassional reference to a CD. If you are a member of the department and wish to borrow the CD, please let me know.
Best option, but I haven't figured out how to do this on Win2000
and later operating systems:
Right click the file c:\autoexec.bat and select edit. Insert the lines
Save and close the file. (These changes won't take effect until the machine is next booted, but there is no hurry to restart the machine.)
Another option, which may be the only choice for those with Win2000,
WinME, WinNT, etc. This makes the ps2pdf button work:
Find the file ps2pdf.bat, which should be at C:\Program Files\WinEdt\Bin\ps2pdf.bat. Right click on this file and select edit (make a backup copy, if desired). Change the line
gswin32c -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=%1.pdf -c save pop -f %1.ps
c:\gs\gs7.00\bin\gswin32c.exe -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=%1.pdf -c save pop -f %1.ps
(or whatever path gswin32c.exe might be at).
Install MikTeX: In the MikTeX folder, run setup.exe.
When prompted, click install. Select small. It prompts you for a
location; browse to the location
where D is the drive that has this CD.
Install WinEdt: In the WinEdtInstall folder, double click setup.exe and follow the instructions. However, if there is an earlier version already installed (this is v5.2), then label the old winedt directory as winedt.old before running setup.exe. Installing this version "on top" of the old version may lead to conflicts. Once satisfied that the new version is preferable, and that there is nothing of value in the old version, you may delete it.
Register WinEdt: In WinEdt (start > winedt), go to help and register.
The name and code must be entered exactly as follows (suggestion:
copy and paste from the readme file):
Name: Mathematical Sciences - UNLV (10-user Site License)
Code: *** Ask me for the code ***
(Please do not pass on this code. I need to keep track of which UNLV machines have WinEdt loaded using this license, so if someone wants the code, please direct them to me.)
Dictionary: WinEdt 5.2 comes with an appropriate dictionary. It can be modified to suit your spelling tastes (British and US variants or mixed). Despite my Canadian heritage, for the most part I use American (Webster) spelling. The WinEdt 5.2 default is Webster with one modification. It considers "labelled" to be spelt correctly, while "labeled" is not. The latter is Webster's prefered spelling. To change WinEdt so that it recognizes "labeled" and not "labelled," while in WinEdt, select the "options" pull down menu and "dictionary." In the "dictionaries" tab, scroll down and select "English (labelled)." Right click and select close. The "status" should now read "not loaded." Next, scroll to "English (labeled)." Right click and select "load." While doing so, you'll note options for other spelling tastes (color vs colour, maximize vs maximise, center vs centre -- or both when the latter is used only for places, and analyze vs analyse).
Install Ghostview (optional): Double click gsv40w32.exe
and follow the instructions.