# IPE and MiKTex problem - win7

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?

• 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
• 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