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It's my first experience with LaTex in windows, I'm used to using a macbook and I can handle things well.

As a first approach I thought about using MiKTeX 2.9 and my dear TexStudio

To make some graphs I'm using IPE 7.2.7, which I normally use on a macbook without any problem.

During the preparation of a chart I found a problem, when I'm going to insert a mathematical text, for exaple if insert \rho.

I can not solve this, could you give me a hand?

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    most frequent issue in cases like this is knowledge of paths from IPE manual "You will want to either add the "bin" subdirectory to your path, or add a shortcut to Ipe to your desktop or your start menu. Ipe requires a LaTeX installation including 'pdflatex'. Make sure that 'pdflatex' is on your path!" TeXstudio will expect those steps have been done. SO at start button type in cmd to get a command prompt then enter at> where /r c: ipe.exe (and where /r c: pdfLaTeX.exe) finaly enter> path (check the IPE bin and MiKTeX bin identified in the first 2 steps are included in the path) – user170109 Dec 18 '18 at 20:35
  • are you really trying to run amstex? – Ulrike Fischer Dec 18 '18 at 20:58
  • @Ulrike No. It's a mistake. I'll follow the suggestion tomorrow. – Antonio Dec 18 '18 at 21:02
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    with TeXstudio MiKTeX and ipe versions as give and all on path then inside ipe entering at text prompt $\rho$ I get the rho symbol; without any error. Any non valid tex such as omitting the $ will give me an expected error such as ! Extra }, or forgotten $. – user170109 Dec 18 '18 at 21:24
  • @KJO I solved by installing TexLive and inserting the system PATHs. Thank you – Antonio Dec 18 '18 at 22:55
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If you attempt to insert a tex object or open an ipe file without a valid pdfLaTeX.exe on the system or user path you will automatically get the error message as shown in the upper screen shot. Once a TeX engine is in place on the path IPE will automatically use it and opening an .ipe or adding any piece of TeX will automatically be compiled as in the lower screen shot.

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