# Can't edit a document on first install of tex maker

Just bought myself a new laptop today, a macbook pro. I am in the middle of doing my masters dissertation so I download tex maker, plug in my usb and get editing what I already have. However for some reason when I add any content it just does not appear on my PDF. This is really confusing me and I guarantee it's something I am stupidly not doing that I should do on first install. Any advice?

• I think you dont have tex distribution yet, texmaker is just an editor. – touhami Apr 18 '15 at 14:56

On Windows, if you require a copy of a tex distribution here is one option. Uninstall that version TeXmaker. Go to http://miktex.org/. Install the basic version of MikTex.

On OS-X (Mac Pro Book) install MacTex. This posting provides the details Installing LaTeX on Macbook Pro

Now reinstall TeXmaker. It should now run. You can test it with the following:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
Hello World
\end{document}


After you save the above, Press F6 to compile and then F7 to display the pdf.

• doesn't miktex just work soley for windows? – ENAFMTH Apr 18 '15 at 15:05
• @ENAFMTH Edited my answer. Missed the reference to Mac Pro Book. – R. Schumacher Apr 18 '15 at 15:10