portable LaTeX environment 2

August 31 2008 at 17:09 3 comments

In “portable Latex Environment” you can find information and ideas on a LaTeX package that can be run from your USB pen drive and some resources on how to do that. If you don’t have enough time, you will find a ready-to-use self-extracting archive here and you can download a collection of batch files with documentation to compile such a package yourself.

The portable LaTeX package

The package contains all you need to write everything from letters to articles or your thesis with LaTeX – wherever you are. That is a number of great software products (almost all of them are ‘free software’) :

and some helper applications:

  • Java (needed for JabRef – optional download if no Java is detected)
  • GNU wget loads Java from a specified location
  • 7zip

You can download this package at my university’s site: Download at BOKU.

Build it on your own

To build the package on your own follow Alexander Grahn’s tutorial and add everything you want or download the pLI-dev archive, which contains a few batch files that do all the work for you. You only have to download and install the latest versions of the programs in use and handle this information over to a file (have a look at the readme file).

Download pLI-dev (english)

Comments, suggestions and the like are welcome.

Good night and good luck!


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  • 1. Marti  |  December 7 2008 at 10:21

    Wonderful package.
    Congratulations. The whole school system is still under the influence of MS office, so being able to actually use the computers at work for writing (in TeX, of course) has changed my life. Thank you

  • 2. vaibhav  |  November 29 2009 at 18:41

    better portable latex environment “Lytex” is available on google code .m

    • 3. elwito  |  November 29 2009 at 18:48

      if one wants to use lyx, why not … but this is about using LaTeX 😉


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