Software for Microsoft Windows
Release 4.0D Product Description
Typesetting for Text, Mathematics, & Graphics
If you write technical documents then TrueTeX is the professional software
that will publish superb text, mathematics, and graphics for you. TrueTeX
provides within Microsoft Windows all the tools you need for formatting,
previewing and printing documents using the TeX typesetting language. TrueTeX
includes three powerful and versatile Windows components:
Whether you are creating your magnum opus or just a one-page memo, TrueTeX
gives you all the elements of professional publishing. Your documents will
have new clarity, style, and the finest quality that desktop publishing can
- TeX formatter: A 32-bit, native-Windows (WIN32) implementation of TeX
compiles your documents quickly, with ``big'' TeX capacity for large
documents and macro packages. Windows NT benchmarks show TrueTeX
running faster than any other commercial or public-domain TeX
- Fonts: 114 scalable TrueType fonts for all Computer Modern and AMS
typefaces dramatically reduce the storage and time required, compared
to bit-mapped fonts for TeX. TrueTeX uses exact, algorithmic
conversions from the METAFONT programs for the plain TeX fonts, not
autotraced approximations, so you get the precise shapes of the
original text typefaces.
- Previewer: The TrueTeX previewer shows you screen displays of TeX output
with a flexibility that eliminates the need for draft printed copies.
The ``desktop'' display clearly shows page size, margins, text areas,
and graphic inserts in true WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get)
fashion. What you see is what will print. The Previewer also
connects you to all the power of Windows for printing and
For further information on the latest TrueTeX features, see the
TrueTeX 4.1 version update details.
Other powerful features include:
Zoom and pan in previews with mouse clicks or standard keyboard
accelerators. Switch pages (next-previous-first-last) with single
keys. Find pages in long documents with string searches. Control
display and expert items with preference settings.
- Windows standard user interface:
Common menu layout and accelerator keys; Common Dialogs for file
manipulation and printing; Multiple-Document Interface for page
views; Clipboard Copy (scalable ``Picture'' format) for export to
other Windows applications.
- Automatic preview updates:
Previewer automatically updates the display when you edit and
format your TeX document from another window.
Print on any Windows device, such as laser or dot-matrix printers,
color printers, fax cards, and sign cutters.
Insert graphic items with universal TeX ``special'' command
handling. Handlers included for PostScript (EPS, EPSF, and EPSI
formats), bit map graphics (TIFF or BMP), and color text.
C programmers can add their own plug-in handlers with the TrueTeX
- Macro compatibility:
Includes plain TeX, LaTeX 2e, and AMS-LaTeX (amstex). Compatible
with all other TeX-standard macros and styles.
- PostScript compatibility:
Includes EPS graphics in TeX documents, previews EPSF and EPSI
formats. Works with Adobe Type Manager, Type 1 fonts, Acrobat PDF
Writer, and Acrobat Exchange/Distiller. Creates EPS output files
via Windows driver. Previews and prints "dvips" TeX \special
- Font compatibility:
Uses any TrueType ANSI font. Automatically re-encodes TeX fonts
on-the-fly. Fully supports TeX virtual fonts. Font information
windows list available fonts, TeX font names, and fonts used in a
document. Editable substitution table renames or substitutes
fonts. Auto font caching speeds printing. Exports TFM and PL
font files. Uses any PostScript Type 1 font (Adobe Type Manager
- Network compatiblity:
Supports multiple users, personal initialization files, and
document file sharing. Installation does not modify Windows
system files. Programs and fonts may be installed on a network
- Multilingual support:
Non-English hyphenation, characters, and accents supported.
Supports LaTeX "inputenc" and "babel" packages. Supplies all
English and metric page sizes.
- Windows Help:
Covers previewing and printing functions.
- User's Guide:
Includes instructions for quick installation, sample document
tutorial, TeX and LaTeX language introductions and summaries, full
index, and troubleshooting guide.
- Technical support:
Direct hotline via phone, fax, or E-mail.
- Full TeX functionality:
Typesets text, mathematics, tables, figures, floats, fonts, graphics
inserts, sectioning, indexing, cross-references, bibliographies,
glossaries, multicolumn layouts, multilingual text, and more.
Formatter implements big TeX Version 3.1415.
System requirements for TrueTeX
Windows 95, 98 or NT.
8 MB RAM required, 16 MB recommended.
Printing requires a Windows-compatible printer.
Mouse or other Windows pointing device is optional but highly recommended.
Package includes one compact disc.
Upgrade for users of TurboTeX (our prior product): $300.
Ordering is easy by phone, FAX, mail, or
and delivery is fast! Terms: check
with order (free ground shipping in USA), VISA, Mastercard, or COD. Net 30 to
well-rated firms and public agencies. International orders welcome.
Richard J. Kinch
7890 Pebble Beach Court
Lake Worth FL 33467 USA
Telephone (561) 966-8400
TrueTeX® is a registered trademark of Richard J. Kinch.
Adobe and PostScript
are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright © 1999 Richard J. Kinch