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How to install and use the DOS Extended Version of the
TrueTeX compiler in a Windows 95 environment
Version: 2.0 & 2.01 - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific
Users who have version 2.0 and version 2.01 of SW running under Windows 95
have experienced compilation problems because the
TrueTeX compiler never seems to stop
working. If you have this problem too, we suggest you install and use the DOS
extended version of the TrueTeX compiler instead of the Windows version. If
you installed Win32s when you installed SW, first reinstall Windows 95 without
Win32s. If SW doesn't run properly, reinstall SW also. Then, either use the SW
installation program or use an ASCII editor to make the changes described
If you experience compilation problems using the Student Edition of SW, please
see the special instructions later in this article.
Method 1. Use the SW installation program.
Start the installation program.
When the program asks if you want to install Win32s, answer
When the program asks what type of installation you want, choose
Uncheck all selections except DOS extended TeX.
The program will install the DOS extended version of TrueTeX along with all
supporting files. The compiler should work properly now.
Method 2. Use an ASCII editor to modify the initialization file used
Open the editor.
If you are using Scientific WorkPlace, open the file named swp-pro.ini in the
SW directory, usually c:\sw20. If you are using Scientific Word, open the file
named sciword.ini in the SW directory.
Find the [TeX] section of the file, then locate two
lines in the section similar to these:
Change the lines to the following:
Save the file.
Test the changes by opening a document, making a change to it and then
previewing or printing. If you still experience problems, try method one,
If you have the Student Edition of SW (version 2.0 or 2.01),
please note that the DOS extended version of the TrueTeX formatter is not
included in your software. To use the 32-bit version of the TrueTeX formatter,
follow these steps:
Save the open document.
From the SW Student Edition group in the Windows program manager, choose the
Select your document and start the formatter to compile the document. Repeat
the process for each LaTeX pass required.
After TrueTeX has compiled your document, return to SW to preview or print.
The DVI file created during the compilation will be used to preview or print
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