To reinstall earlier PCTeX versions see the updates page.
Downloading PCTeX 6
Download the PCTeX Installer (http://downloads.pctex.org/PCTeXv6setup12111.exe)
Click above to download the PCTeX 6 installer. If you need help installing, follow the instructions below. (To reinstall earlier PCTeX versions see the updates page.)
Installing PCTeX 6
- Download the PCTeX 6 installer above. Save it in a location that you will be able to find later.
- Locate and run the PCTeX 6 installer by double-clicking the file downloaded in step #1.
- When the installer begins enter the requested information.
- Towards the end of the installation process you will have the option to review your choices. When satisfied with the options click on Install.
- When the installation is completed click on Finish to close the installer.
- Start PCTeX 6 by clicking on its icon in the Start Menu, on the Quick Launch Bar, or on the Desktop.
During the first run, PCTeX 6 will install many packages that extend the TeX system. Please be patient. This installation task is not performed on subsequent runs.
PCTeX 6 by default is in the free Reader mode.
You can receive codes for more powerful modes by either:
- signing up for a 30-day evaluation.
- or by purchasing the desired product from our on-line store.
To use the code you receive, follow these simple instructions:
- When using the PCTeX 6 program go to the Help menu.
- Select Registration.
- Enter your code where it says Registration Code:
- Finally, click on Register
- While installing you may see the following error
! LaTeX source files more than 5 years old!
- Reply 'Yes' to the PCTeX Error dialog. Then choose the Menu item Typeset>>IniTeX>>LaTeX and press the INITeX button. You may see another warning message but the LaTeX format will be built.
- The LaTeX system is stable and a version that is more than five years old will give good results. To get an up-to-date version do Help>Updates.
Uninstalling PCTeX 6
PCTeX 6 can be uninstalled by using the Add/Remove Programs interface found in the Control Panel.