TexText on Windows

To install TexText on Windows do the following steps:

  1. Install dependencies of TexText

  2. Install TexText

Install dependencies

Install inkscape

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 Tkinter:

Install a pdf->svg converter

Again you have two options: pdf2svg or pstoedit + ghostscript (recommended):

Install pdflatex/lualatex/xelatex

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.

Install TexText

You have two options: A setup script or a GUI based installer.


If you have trouble with the setup script you can use a GUI based installer:

  1. Download the most recent installer from GitHub release page (direct links: .exe)
  2. Use the installer and follow the instructions. It will copy the required files into the user’s Inkscape configuration directory (usually this is %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Inkscape).


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.