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MiKTeX Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to MiKTeX for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is LyX, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to MiKTeX and six of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to MiKTeX are TeX Live, Kile, TexMaths and Bakoma Tex.

MiKTeX alternatives are mainly LaTeX Editors but may also be Word Processors or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MiKTeX.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux

MiKTeX is a typesetting system for the Windows operating system. The distribution includes TeX, pdfTeX and XeTeX.

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    LyX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG). LyX combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX with the ease of use of a GUI.

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    Some users think LyX is a great alternative to MiKTeX, some don't.
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    TeX Live

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

    TeX Live is an easy way to get up and running with the TeX document production system. It provides a comprehensive TeX system with binaries for most flavors of Unix, including GNU/Linux, and also Windows.

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    Kile

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • KDE

    Kile is a user-friendly TeX/LaTeX editor by KDE. Kile gives you the ability to use all the functionality of LaTeX in a graphical interface and has interactive preview mechanisms to readily see the results of editing.

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    TexMaths

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • LibreOffice

    TexMaths is an addon designed to provide LaTeX support into LibreOffice. LaTeX equations can be inserted as images (SVG or PNG formats) and the LaTeX code is saved into the image attribute for further editing.

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    Bakoma Tex

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    BaKoMa TeX system for Scientific Publishing. One of its main features is instant preview: The document is typeset as you write, providing true WYSIWYG experience not usually found in LaTeX editors.

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  6. TeXlipse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Eclipse

    TeXlipse is a plugin that adds Latex support to the Eclipse IDE.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be abandoned. Last version, 1.5.0, released on November 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    This picture shows navigation from build errors to source file. Latex reports all kinds of warnings and errors, and not all of them contain a line number. However, there usually is also a valid error message with line number information.
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