From: Stephen Long <sbl@em...> - 2005-02-21 20:47:25
I've tried to install MiKTeX, WinEdt and the normal GS programs onto a
USB flash drive, but with limited success.
Specifically, when I use the USB drive on computers without any
Tex-related installations (no GS programs, either), WinEdt works fine
(the config wizard tells me that my configuration is fine) after some
small changes to its macros to let it know where to find things on the
USB drive. So, I can open and edit my documents in WinEdt from the USB
However, I cannot turn them into dvi or pdf output using MiKTeX because
I've read that MiKTeX puts some keys on the registry of the computer on
which it is installed, but does anyone know if there is a workaround for
this problem so that it can run from the USB drive on a computer without
those registry keys?
Being able to edit Tex documents in my favorite editor (WinEdt) is
useful in and of itself, but it would be even better to have full
functionality, including printing and PDF-making.
I think a truly portable MiKTeX/WinEdt configuration would be fantastic,
allowing users to bring their Tex with them to any computer without
leaving. Any help would be great.