TexText on Windows¶
To install TexText on Windows do the following steps:
Download and install Inkscape 0.92.x from https://inkscape.org/release/
Please ensure that the Python 2.7 interpreter has been selected during the installation of Inkscape (by default this is the case).
Install GUI library¶
Install the Python bindings for the graphical user interface of
TexText. You have two options:
PyGTK2 (recommended) or
Install PyGTK2 (recommended)¶
Install the package that matches your Inkscape version:
Install Tkinter (not recommended)¶
Tkinter is already included in the Python installation shipped with Inkscape.
Tk support is broken in Inkscape 0.92.2, fixed since 0.92.3
Install a pdf->svg converter¶
Again you have two options:
pstoedit + ghostscript (recommended):
Install pdf2svg (recommended)¶
Install pstoedit (not recommended)¶
- Download and install
pstoeditversion 3.73 (32-bit, 64-bit)
- Download and install
ghostscriptversion 9.26 (32-bit, 64-bit)
The most recent versions of ghostscript (9.27) and pstoedit (3.74) are NOT compatible with TexText. They do not work at all or produce false results. This is an error between both packages and cannot be handled by TexText, see issue #126.
Download and install MiKTeX distribution https://miktex.org/download
Make sure that automatic package installation is either set to
Never install missing packages on-the-fly or set to
Always install missing packages on-the-fly. You can configure this
feature during installation of MiKTeX or later in the MiKTeX console.
You have two options: A setup script or a GUI based installer.
Setup script (recommended)¶
- Download the most recent package from GitHub release page (direct links: .zip)
- Extract the package and change into the created directory.
- Double click on the file
setup_win.bat. The script will check if all requirements described in Install dependencies are met. If so, it will install the extension files into the user’s Inkscape configuration directory (usually this is
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Inkscape). If not, instructions are given helping to fix the problem. Unfortunately, the output of the script will not be colored on Windows versions < 10 18.03.
If you would like to skip the requirement checks during installation call the script from the command line as follows:
If you have trouble with the setup script you can use a GUI based installer:
- Download the most recent installer from GitHub release page (direct links: .exe)
- Use the installer and follow the instructions. It will copy the required files into the user’s Inkscape
configuration directory (usually this is
The installer does not perform any requirement checks. This means that the extension might fail to run if you did not install the programs mentioned in Install dependencies correctly.