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xtem provides for a simple and comfortable graphical user interface (GUI) to control the following TeX/LaTeX facilities:

  • file and directory selection, directory creation
  • editor (vi, emacs, ...) including additional windows for the LaTeX-syntax (using hypertext) and examples
  • TeX, LaTeX, ...
  • quick&dirty (La)TeX run of ``preamble + mouse-grab''
  • summary of the hyphenations found in the .dvi-file
  • previewer (ghostview, xdvi, ...)
  • printing (including comfortable printer selection, ...)
  • syntax and spelling check
  • makeindex
  • bibtex
  • additional programs as required
  • Online help is available for all the buttons and windows by simple mouse click.
  • English or German language by choice, other languages may easily be adapted

Current Version:   8.00

License Type:   GPL

Home Site:

Source Code Availability:   Yes (from Home Site or

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   Yes (at least in S.u.s.e distribution)

Targeted Platforms:

All UNIX/X11

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Tcl/Tk 8.1-8.3

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