About MiKTeX

MiKTeX (pronounced mick-tech) is an up-to-date implementation of TeX/LaTeX and related programs for Windows (all current variants).

TeX is a typesetting system written by Donald Ervin Knuth who says that it is "intended for the creation of beautiful books - and especially for books that contain a lot of mathematics".

MiKTeX Setup Wizard

Easy to install

It is very easy to install MiKTeX. The MiKTeX Setup Wizard guides you through the installation process. You don't have to be a computer expert.

Complete

A complete set of additions (programs, styles, fonts, …) are available to help you typeset your documents.

Integrated package management

MiKTeX's integrated package manager installs missing components from the Internet, if required.

For example, the LaTeX directive

\usepackage{memoir}

would trigger the installer, if the memoir package is not already installed.

This unique feature allows you to keep your computer clutter-free: only install packages you actually need.

Always up-to-date

The MiKTeX Update Wizard helps you to keep your MiKTeX system up-to-date by installing the latest package updates.

Fast previewer

The TeX output viewer Yap allows for an optimized edit-compile-view cycle (if the TeX authoring system in use supports source specials).

Well maintained

The MiKTeX package repository is updated regularly.

Open source

MiKTeX is open source. You are welcome to redistribute MiKTeX under certain conditions.