# LaTeX on Windows

Warning

Because the TeX distribution modifies the search path of your system, only one TeX distribution can be active at a time. If you have MiKTeX installed remove it first or adapt the search path to switch between the two if you don’t want uninstall MiKTeX.

As said earlier there are multiple ways of getting a TeX distribution. However, we recommend the usage of TeXLive for Windows. Uninstall other TeX distributions if you don’t know how to switch the search path or if you have no strong arguments for having multiple TeX distributions in parallel on your system.

## Installation of TeXLive

• Run TeXLive installer as administrator

• Choose Switzerland

• Disable installation TeXworks as we recommend to use texstudio

• In the schema control menu “Advanced -> Selections -> Scheme” choose “small scheme” installation.

• Start the installation

• Download tex-requirements.txt

• Install the additional packages listed in tex-requirements.txt

tlmgr.bat install \$(cat .\tex-requirements.txt)

• After a successful installation, you should have a directory called texlive on the C: drive of your system.

Note

The TeXLive documentation in multiple formats (html, pdf, …) and languages (en, de, fr, …) is available on tug.org.

### Fonts (required)

Install the default (and thus required) font nunito for the BFH CI.

Open TeX Live Manager and check if you already have installed nunito, if not install the font.

## Editor

As described earlier, you can literally use any plain text editor to edit LaTeX documents. However, for beginners we recommend installing one of the editors listed below.

### TexStudio

Install TeXStudio

### VS Code

General purpose editor, together with the extension LaTeX Workshop

Installation Documentation