I use MiKTeX and TeXstudio, and I'm trying to install REVTeX. As I'm not tech savvy, I'm having difficulties, and whenever I have searched online for help, all the answers are written presupposing some knowledge. The "README" instructions also presupposed knowledge. I have tried reading documentation to figure out how to do this and learn background knowledge, yet I'm still stuck.

So far, I downloaded and unzipped the file from APS and was left with "revtex-tds". From what I could figure out, I made a folder titled "latex" in a folder titled "tex" in a folder titled "packages" in my c-drive and put "revtex-tds" into the "latex" folder. I went into MiKTeX console into "Directories" in "Settings", and added a path to the "packages" folder. I clicked "Refresh filename database" under "Tasks". Nothing happened, and when I wrote "\documentclass{revtex4-2}", it said "class: revtex4-2 (not found)".

Let me know if I've done something wrong and what I need to be doing - please & thank you!

  • That revtex version should be installable directly online via the miktex console. There is no need for you to manually download anything
    – daleif
    Apr 27, 2022 at 5:35
  • you should not get the files from the aps or ctan, revtex is already part of miktex Apr 27, 2022 at 7:22
  • Thank you! I tried it and it works now!
    – Trish
    Apr 27, 2022 at 14:22


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