PCTeX 6 New Features

Image:doc-class_small.gif Page Style Wizard * Professional Only *

The Page style Wizard allows easy configuration of font size, paper size, equation numbering, and any other available options. The wizard can currently configure the standard LaTeX styles, and also AMS, KOMA-script, memoir and beamer (slide presentations).

Image:package.gif Package Options Wizard * Professional Only *

The Package Options Wizard displays a list of all available LaTeX packages. These may be sorted by Name, Title, or Category. Once a package has been selected, the Package Options Wizard will allow configuration of all available options.

Image:graphics-wizard_small.gif Graphics Wizard * Professional Only *

The Graphics Wizard allows easy sizing and placement of graphics images into your documents. Choose Insert Graphic and the wizard will allow you to configure your graphics and the wizard will add the necessary graphics commands and parameters to the preamble. The Graphics Wizard will also automatically convert graphics files to the formats needed for regular TeX output or for PDF output.

Image:language_small.gif Language Wizard

The Language Wizard will select languages to be used in your documents, and the appropriate hyphenation patterns will be installed in the LaTeX format. The spell check word list for that language will be used in the editor as well.

Image:command_small.gif LaTeX Command Completion

When you begin typing, PCTeX will complete recognized LaTeX commands automatically. If there is more than one command that starts with the same characters, you will be presented with a dropdown list of commands.

Other New Features:

PDF and DVI typesetting and viewing

Choose to typeset and view your document as a DVI or a PDF. The typeset mode is saved with each project. This is useful, for example, if one project works better in PDF mode and another in DVI mode.

Spell check as you type

PCTeX uses a well-known spell checker (ISpell) to check spelling as you edit. Once you have typed a word, it will spell-check it and highlight the word if misspelled. There are word lists available in several languages.

Just-in-Time Package Loader

As you typeset a LaTeX file, and a package or file is discovered missing, the Just-in-time (JIT) installer will automatically fetch the package, install it and typeset again.

View Documentation

The Package Manager, the Insert Package dialog, and the Documentclass dialog all have a View Documentation button to allow viewing of package documentation.

Insert Menu

This new menu item provides some automatic editor insertions for graphics, lists, languages, and packages.

Vertical scrolling in DVI viewer

The dvi viewer will display pages that can be scrolled vertically, similar to Acrobat Reader.

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PCTeX 6 Feature Comparison

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Key Features Reader PCTeX 6 PCTeX 6 Pro
DVI Viewer
DVI Printer
PS Export
CM PS Fonts
TeX Engine  
AI Export  
LaTeX Templates  
PS/EPS/PDF Viewer  
DVI-to-PDF Distiller  
PS-to-PDF Distiller  
Font & Package Installer  
Just-in-Time Package loader  
Spell check as you type  
PDF and DVI typesetting and viewing  
LaTeX command completion  
Language configuration    More >>  
Page Style Wizard   More >>    
Package Options Wizard   More >>    
Graphics Wizard   More >>    
MathTime Pro 2 Lite Fonts   More >>    

System Requirements for PCTeX 6

The minimum system requirements state the minimal specification your computer must have to be able to use the software. A more powerful system may be required for certain tasks or larger projects.

  • Requires Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.
  • Athlon/Pentium or compatible computer.
  • Any Windows supported monitor, graphics card, and printer.
  • 64MB RAM and 50MB disk space.
  • Internet connection required for license activation

PCTeX 6 Pricing & Upgrades

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PCTeX 6 Bundles

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