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Im trying to install texlive or any tex editor.. I will be using it for document preparation for my coursework. could anybody give me a step by step way to install any kind of tex on my Ubuntu system? I basically want an editor where I can

  • have a preview of my commands
  • where i can easily edit math equations and symbols
  • friendly to use

this is from my terminal

Blockquote ~$ sudo apt-get install texlive-full Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package texlive-full ~$ sudo apt-get install texmaker Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package texmaker

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Since you say you want any kind of TeX, I would personally recommend using Kile, as it comes installed with all the packages and is quite easy to use. Furthermore it comes with a lot of tools like wizards for tables or tools to easily create equations and add symbols for beginners. It also has a function to preview your equations.

You can find it in the Software Center.

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Alternatively you can of course also use your terminal:

sudo apt-get install kile

That's all you have to do. Once you installed the editor, you should be able to just use it without anything additional.

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  • this is what i get...sudo apt-get install kline [sudo] password for system: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package kline Jul 22, 2014 at 8:55
  • @user59288 you have a typo, it's kile but you wrote kline. Just copy the command as I posted it.
    – drat
    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:01
  • oops..but I get the same error.. I tried installing random software using software-centre but im unable to do it. Jul 22, 2014 at 9:04
  • It seems like you have a problem with your Ubuntu. You should try using the link Rüdiger Voigt gave you in his comment. If that doesn't work, you might still get better results asking in ask ubuntu
    – drat
    Jul 22, 2014 at 9:08

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