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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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closed as too localized by yo', Kurt, Gonzalo Medina, lockstep, percusse Nov 3 '12 at 22:20

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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

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