# How do I compile and view a tex document using WinEdt7.0? [closed]

I have just dowloaded WinEdt7.0 and I want to compile and view a `.tex` document with `.bib` file that I've already created and viewed using TeXShop. The way I would do this in TeXShop would be:

1. Switch my typeset to TeX and Ghostscript.
2. Run LaTeX
3. Run BibTeX
4. Run LaTeX
5. Run LaTeX again

I haven't found any concise instructions on how to do the same thing on WinEdt. The menu and options seem much more extensive and overwhelming than TeXShop. How do I accomplish this simple, fundamental task on WinEdt7.0?

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TeXworks is not too different from TeXShop and runs also in Windows. –  egreg Oct 12 '12 at 22:31
It seems to me that WinEdt relies on TeXify for compile chains … –  Qrrbrbirlbel Oct 12 '12 at 22:34
Supposing you have installed MikTeX on your computer (have you?) you can just use `texify` (Shift + cntrl + X) in WinEDT to compile the complete document. You will find more infos in the WinEDT help: F1, `How to: Examples`, `Configure an automated Compilation` –  Kurt Oct 12 '12 at 22:37
@Kurt: I tried that, but I get an error message: "The system cannot find the file". I verified that the file does exist in the directory indicated by the command line. Why would it say such a thing? –  Paul Oct 12 '12 at 22:46
@Kurt: Sorry... I'm relatively new at this... Do I need to install MikTeX –  Paul Oct 12 '12 at 22:48