A simple to use application that allows you to write mathematical, technical or any scientific material, also providing a TEX document editor.
- Version: 2.9.6361
- License :Freeware
- OS:Windows All
- Publisher:Christian Schenk
MiKTeX is an application designed to offer you the same role as LaTeX, a typesetting system, which serves as a powerful means of producing technical documentation.
The application displays a comprehensive interface which makes its use very easy if you’re already familiar with how LaTeX works, as the latter is not a text editor in the traditional form.
Instead of using conventional text styling and paragraph formatting, MiKTeX enables you to use commands similar to those you use in coding which give the text shape and aspect. This way, when you’re writing a scientific paper, you are required to focus on the quality of the content rather than on the aspect of the document.
MiKTeX provides all the tools you need to efficiently and accurately create your papers, from simple things like changing the letters to uppercase or lowercase, to editing custom scripts. You can choose the spelling language, font, its size, style and writing system, as well as search for custom text inside the document, replace it or advance to certain lines.
As far as formatting goes, you are free to add or remove comments, add indents, toggle line numbers and wrap lines. You also get options for syntax coloring and smart quotes. A thing that certainly helps when it comes to creating the documents, is the fact that MiKTeX offers you a large number of typesets to choose from. You get to opt for pdfTeX, LuaTeX, XeTeX, ConTeXt, BibTex, Makelndex and others.
MiKTeX is an open source piece of software which means that you are free to customize it in any way you need. You are able to use custom scripts to add new commands to the application or modify its behavior.
In closing, MiKTeX is by all means a practical and convenient to use when you want to typeset your documents.