# Getting a live preview of TeX (on Windows) - for just a small snippet of code?

I wish to have a quickly updating work area so to be able to learn my LaTeX faster.

From reviewing the answers on tex.stackexchange, and from going through the list of TeX editors on Wikipedia - I understand that no (free) editor (on Windows) to date can offer live preview of how my TeX code will look. That is except LyX, but it doesn't allow my to write TeX code, but to only see what LyX produces.

A reasonable compromise for me would be to get a live preview of how just a small snippets of TeX code will look like.

I found one such solution online on codedogs.com. Are there any other recommended solutions? (online or for the desktop)

-
Although Gummi doesn't have a Windows version yet, the website indicates that a Windows version is on the way. Gummi has live preview. Keep checking the site; Gummi is fantastic. –  DJP Nov 12 '11 at 3:55
Led was capable of doing that but it is not supported any more and contains a few nasty bugs. If you want to use it for testing codes but not valuable information editing, I would say it's the right choice. –  percusse Dec 21 '11 at 4:05
Just noticed Gummi (link above) released a beta version for Windows a several weeks ago. I'm not so fond of the newer version but you might want to give it a try. –  DJP Jan 21 '12 at 22:12

Emacs + AucTeX can do that, but especially on Windows, getting it to work can require hours of trial-and-error configuration, see Problem getting preview to work in Auctex on Windows 7.

-

Not quite sure I understood the question (TeX or LaTeX) but this site works quite well for LaTeX previews:

https://www.writelatex.com

-

There is now a solution: Kile on Windows, seeKileOnWindows.

The default version currently is a beta version with live preview, which I like very much.

-