I'm new to LaTeX. I just downloaded the elsarticle.zip folder from ctan.org but I don't understand how to use it. the zip folder has a .dtx, .ins, and .tex files. The documentation said to run the .ins file in my editor (I use miktex and texmaker), but when I did, it gave an error window saying 'couldn't start the command'. when I tried to compile the .tex file, I got a fatal error. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
closed as unclear what you're asking by TeXnician, Zarko, user36296, Stefan Pinnow, Mico Jul 13 '17 at 14:26
Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.