Installation of Latex
For LaTeX, you need to download MiKTeX and Texmaker. MiKTeX is a Latex distribution, a vast collection of files, and is essential for Latex. Texmaker is called a specialized editor and helps in the Latex workflow. Installing the editor is optional but it makes the Latex easier. The process will take some time. Below are the steps for the download and installation of Latex:
After this, again, go to the MiKTeX and then select 'Install MiKTeX.' It will still take some time, and now, the process is complete.
If there is an error, then close the window and restart the downloading process by selecting another server from the list.
After the process is completed, the MiKTeX will appear as 'MiKTeX console.' When you open this file, it will look like the image given below:
MiKTeX console is our main maintenance interface for all activities related to MiKTeX.
Under the "Updates" section, you can update all the already installed packages.
Under "Packages," you can manage the individual packages. But make sure to click on 'Update DB' first, before you add or remove any single package. You can also click on the '-'and '+' sign to add or remove any package. The Update DB stands for Update Database. The term 'package repository' is often used in this context as the synonym for Update DB. This 'Update DB' synchronizes your local database on your computer, which is outdated to an up-to-date database on the internet. This option is shown below in the image:
In the above image, the column 'Packaged on' indicates the date when the packet was added to the internet. The column 'Installed on' shows the date when the packet was added to your local destination.
In the above image, click on the cmd window shown on the left. A Command prompt window will appear. This step is used only to verify the installation. Type 'latex' and you will see the output as shown below: