I worked with TeXstudio and TeXmaker on Linux several years, but still I prefer TeXnicCenter. (f.e. there is a easy to change the compileroption from pdflatex to dvilatex&dvi2ps&ps2pdf and back)

I tried Kile, but it does not work properly on Networkdrives (sftp://)

I installed TeXnicCenter, by just running downloading the executable save it and open it:

chmod a+x TXCSetup_2.02Stable_x64.exe

Then the configuration Wizard of TeXnicCenter asks: "Enter the full path of the directory, where the executables (latex, tex, etc.) of your TeX-distribution are located:" path of tex-directory

  • I have texlive installed on Ubuntu 16.04 can I use this installation? What's the path I have to specify?
  • or do I have to install MikTeX in Wine? (There should also be TexLive for Windows?) MikTeX now offers also a version for Linux, but in Wine I have to use the Windows-Installer one?
  • Open a terminal and type which pdflatex to see the path of your current tex distribution. Then just try if it works with texniccenter. Feb 14, 2018 at 13:28
  • Is texniccenter even supported any more? Last release is from 2013, I'd probably not waste too much time on it.
    – daleif
    Feb 14, 2018 at 13:42
  • @samcarter: I tried which pdflatex and which latex both gave me /usr/bin/latex (or /usr/bin/pdflatex) I tried to spezify Z:\usr\bin but it said "The application 'LaTeX' has not been found in the directory of your TeX-distribution. Please enter the directory where the executables files (tex.exe, latex.exe, etc.) are located, as your distribution's directory." @daleif The Grafical userinterface does not need to be updated, the packages regularly. Feb 14, 2018 at 14:35
  • @JoKalliauer Why do you add the Z: if the programs are in /usr/bin/? Feb 14, 2018 at 14:55
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    You have to mount a network drive not with kile, but using the linux OS. Google »sftp mount ubuntu«, e.g. see here: wiki.ubuntuusers.de/FUSE/sshfs (site in German). From kile it is just opening a local address, e.g. /mnt/serversite/file.tex.
    – Keks Dose
    Feb 16, 2018 at 14:36

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Installing MikTeX is problematic (but @saaqib-mahmuud somhow managed it on Windows XP (very simmilar to wine) see comments of Can I install MikeTex 2.9 on my Windows XP Service Pack 2 system? )

Therefore I installed texlive (tug.org/texlive), direct link: http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlnet/install-tl-windows.exe

The path in TeXnicCenter for latex is C:\texlive\2017\bin\win32\ (which is actually stored in ~/.wine/drive_c/texlive/2017/bin/win32)

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