TeXlips - A MiKTeX GUI for NoteTab
The NoteTab clipbook library TeXlips has been designed to help the novice and the experienced MiKTeX user to run TeX and friends applications in a convenient and user friendly manner. The clip programming language in NoteTab is powerful and flexible enough to make this possible and hopefully TeXlips is able to fulfill its task of being the glue that binds the editor, the Windows operating system, and MiKTeX into a well integrated TeX system.
What you need and where to get it
Below is a list a applications you'll need to make the most out of TeXlips. Some of these are absolutely necessary (NoteTab and MiKTeX), some are highly recommended (BibTeX Help, GSview and Ghostscript, Acrobat Reader, International ISpell), while the others are useful additions (DVIWin and
First of all, you need NoteTab Pro or Std. The recommended version is 4.8 or higher. Trials version are available at:
You can also use the freeware version NoteTab Light if the version number is 4.8 or higher. The reason is that older freeware version don't support e.g. labels. However, NoteTab Lite doesn't support the clipbar (TeXlips' own toolbar). Hence, the clips can only be launched from the clipbook.
The latest version of MiKTeX is 1.20e (build 178); at least on February 28, 2000. For more information about this distribution of TeX and Friends, visit the "MiKTeX Project" web site at:
The MiKTeX installation programs are available for download from most CTAN (Comprehensive TeX Archive Network) sites. You'll find the latest version and the source code in the
If you prefer using FTP, the URL is:
The BibTeX help file is not included in the MiKTeX package, but is available with e.g. Eyal Doron's freeware "BibDB for Windows". The latest version for 32-bit Windows is 2.2 and it's available for download at:
GSview and Ghostscript
To view and print PostScript files you need GSview and Ghostscript. They can be downloaded from
The latest versions are GSview 2.8 and Aladdin Ghostscript 6.00.
To view and print pdf (Portable Document Format) files you may use GSview, but the Acrobat Reader is in my view superior for that purpose. For example, it allows you to view pdf-files directly in your browser and the viewer supports higher resolutions. It may be obtained from Adobe's web site at:
If you have Adobe's Acrobat package (a commercial product which includes Acrobat Distiller) you already have all you need to view pdf-files.
The latest version of International ISpell (3.1.20) for DOS/Win32 can be downloaded from:
Instructions on how to install this package are given in the
DVIWin and makebst
The dvi previewer DVIWin 2.9 is also available for download from CTAN. The subdirectory is
Perl for 32-bit Windows
Next, two clips, i.e. PSUtils with the "Launch PSUtils perl filter" option and Launch any perl file, require a perl interpreter. An excellent freeware interpreter is available from ActiveState. It's the only perl interpreter that I have tested and it seems to work very well on both Win9x and NT4. You can download it from
Please note that all these software are free!
Finally, the Acrobat Distiller is a commercial program and is supplied with Adobe Acrobat. More information about Acrobat is available at:
Last Updated: February 17, 2004