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Ver.2017-100 (Updated 2017/03/26)

Known bugs and added feature

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 compatible

  • Ver.2015-1.10-->Ver.2017-100
    • At the startup, if to update the file association of Visual Windows for TeX/Unicode TeX/xeTeX is necessary, a dialog shows up but the update cannot be properly performed. To prompt this update always shows up at every startup.
  • Visual Windows for TeX: Ver.2017-100
    • After Windows XP
    • Conventional LaTeX/TeX package
    • ASCII(-ShiftJIS)-based editor
    • TeX is executed with appropriate conversion of character code into ASCII (except for JIS/EUC/UTF8)
  • Visual Windows for Unicode TeX: Ver.2017-100
    • After Windows XP
    • Conventional LaTeX/TeX package
    • Unicode UTF16-based editor
    • TeX is executed with appropriate conversion of character code into UTF8 (except for ASCII(-ShiftJIS)/JIS/EUC)
  • Visual Windows for xeTeX:Ver.2017-100
    • After Windows XP
    • xeLaTeX/xeTeX package
    • Unicode UTF16-based editor
    • TeX is executed with appropriate conversion of character code into UTF16

Windows 98-2000 incompatible

  • TeX Live (Win64, Win32) : W32TeX requires Windows after Windows XP.

Windows 98-2000 compatible

  • TeX Live 2012: This version is the latest version compatible with Windows 98-2000 and to update W32TeX has not been supplied.  Our installer will install this version of W32TeX.
  • Visual Windows for TeX:Ver.2015-1.00

Known bugs and added feature

  • Unicode-based TeX  (TeX/LaTeX & xeTeX/xeLaTeX)
    • N/A
  • Unicode TeX (TeX/LaTeX)
    • N/A
  • xeTeX/xeLaTeX
    • N/A
  • Ascii/ShiftJIS-based TeX
    • N/A
  • Common TeX
    • For the W32TeX-related tasks, the new menu [W32TeX] has been created to choose one of these tasks but related messages if these are required to show still contain the old menu [Help]-[W32TeX...]. 

Updated files: Please use these files to replace the corresponding files

  • xeTeX/xeLaTeX
    • N/A
  • Unicode TeX (TeX/LaTeX)
    • N/A
  • Ascii/ShiftJIS-basedTeX
    • N/A
Windows 8/10 Security (Figures are the Windpws 8 examples)
  • For Windows 8/10 users, when you execute our installer contained in a zipped file, which is just downloaded, Window 8/10 blocks the installation by showing
    • "Windows protected your PC".
  • This message further brings you to press [Run anyway] in a subsequent message that appears by
    • clicking [More info].

This message may not show up if the downloaded file is moved to other folder before it is executed.,

Error in Norton SONAR
  • Norton 360 (SONAR) detects the program as a threat that is 'behaving suspiciously' and it is removed from the System. SONAR detects our installer as a malicious software.

    • To escape the SONAR detection, please add our installer to a safe list in Norton Security Tools such as Norton 360/Norton Internet Security..

Fatal Error in Windows
  • If you encounter a warning message:

    • "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect..." or

    • "The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0150002)..."

or other similar warning messages, please download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 and execute it.

Version History

Visual Windows for TeX

Enlarged snapshot

  • You can choose W32TeX known as one of TeX packages, which will be downloaded when Visual Windows for TeX is installed.
Developed by
Tested on
  • Windows 8.1/10 (Japanese version)
  • Windows Vista (Japanese version in VMWare)
  • Windows XP (Japanese version in VMWare)

TeX Errors

TeX sometimes requires a keyboard input when errors occur but Visual Windows for TeX does not support the keyboard input during TeX. To get around this, the TeX option to
  • resume TeX by ignoring errors (-interaction=nonstopmode)

is employed.

Visual Windows for TeX provides an integrated TeX environment using W32TeX. Our installer VtexInst.exe can download and install TeX files.  If you use other TeX such as MiKTeX (an up-to-date TeX implementation for the Windows operating system) should prepare it by yourself:

The screen view and main program codes are common in the similar tool: Visual Windows for BC++. The TeX tools available in Visual Windows for TeX are

TeX/LaTeX pLaTeX.exe pLaTeX2e (ASCII pLaTeX2e)
LaTeX.exe LaTeX2e
pTeX.exe pTeX (ASCII plainTeX)
TeX209/LaTeX209 pLaTeX209.exe ASCII LaTeX2.09 (not included in W32TeX)
pLaTeX20.exe ASCII pLaTeX 2.09 (not included in W32TeX)
LaTeX209.exe LaTeX 2.09 (not included in W32TeX)
AmsTeX AmsTeX.exe  (not included in W32TeX)
PdfTeX PdfLaTeX.exe
BibTeX BibTeX.exe
xeTeX (UTF16) xeTeX.exe
Create PS file from DVI DviPs.exe
Create PDF file from DVI DviPdfmx.exe
Create PDF file from XDV (UTF16) xDviPdfmx.exe for xeTeX/xeLaTeX
Create PDF file from PS AcroDist.exe from file associateion for .ps  
Gsview32.exe -f option added
View DVI file Dviout.exe rom file associateion for .dvi  
View PDF file Acrobat.exe rom file associateion for .pdf  
SumatraPDF.exe -reuse-instance option added
Foxit Reader.exe  
Gsview32.exe -e option added
View PS file Gsview32.exe rom file associateion for .ps -e option added
SumatraPDF.exe -reuse-instance option added

TeX files must be contained in

  • a project,
which should be created before TeX files can be edited. There are options to automatically create a project
  • with/without a TeX file;
  • by duplicating a project from current project.

TeX file(s) can also be included in a project by

  • creating a new TeX file
    • with a sample TeX code described;
  • dropping an existing TeX file outside of Visual Windows for TeX;
  • reading an existing TeX file;

and you can

  • edit a TeX file
  • view the DVI/PDF/PS file created from your TeX file.

Our menus and tool-icons are disabled at real time if the corresponding operations are not allowed to use (as in the case, where the TeX operation is disabled because it has already run).

Other features are:
  • for Dviout/SumatraPDF,
    • jump from Dviout/SumatraPDF to the appropriate line in the source editor
    • jump from the source editor to the appropriate line in Dviout/SumatraPDF
  • to choose Greek letters, equation marks, and special symbols from the list,
  • to insert TeX commands from the corresponding menus,
  • to customize key strokes,
  • to list all files described in TeX files,
  • to jump to the line indicated by error/warning messages,
  • to jump to keywords,
    • to detect keywords such as \chapter, \section and \label and to jump to the line
    • to detect the relations of \bibitem-\cite and \label-\ref
  • to check the consistency of paired parentheses,
  • to use colored key words, ruler, line number,
  • to complete keywords by adding missing characters (intellisence),
  • to recover the automated backup files when Visual Windows for TeX is not regularly terminated,
  • to check the newer version via the Internet,
Install W32TeX
The installer for Visual Windows for TeX downloads TeX files of W32TeX and installs these files in your local computer. The TeX environment is created after W32TeX is installed. You may skip this installing if you already have a TeX system.
Network Access
When W32TeX is to be downloaded,
  • please allow the Windows firewall to access the W32TeX site.

Please download Visual Windows for TeX for your use.

  • Visual Windows for TeX: (LaTeX/TeX)
File Description
vtexInst.exe W32TeX Installer
vtexw32.dll DLL file to dwonload W32TeX
VtexDDE.dll DLL file to comminicate with viewers
vtexwin.exe Visual Windows for TeX
vtexext.exe To Update file association (Windows Viata/7/8)
vtexset.exe To set DVIOUT registries (Windows Vista/7/8)
Vtexwin.dll/Vrexwindll.dll Dll file (Main auxiliary API)
vtexmes.dll Dll file (Vtexwin Messages)
update.dll Dll File (to Update Vtexwin)
sysdll.dll Dll File (Personal API)
sysmes.dll Dll File (Messages)
outcon.exe Launcher of Console Program
Vtextar.dll/Vtextar98.dll DLL file to extract W32TeX
vtexwin.chm Help (not yet available)
vtexwin.txt Readme
psapi.dll Dll file NT4.0 toolhelp
msvcr80.dlll Dll file (98,98SE,Me)
unzip32.dlll DLL file to extract Dviout zip
footy.dll/footy2.dll Dll file (Text Edit Control)
cancel.sty cancel mark etc
ulem.sty underline, double underline, wavy line etc.
mediabb.sty To create bb-file for graphics in PDF(xeLaTeX/xeTeX)
  • Visual Windows for Unicode TeX (LaTeX/TeX)

Suffix U is added to file name: VtexInstU.exe etc.
  • Visual Windows for xeTeX (xeLaTeX/xeTeX)

Suffix Uni is added to file name: VtexInstUni.exe etc.

Current version
  • Windows 8/8.1/10: If you encounter the [Windows Protected your PC] warning, please click [More info] and subsequently [Run anyway]
  • Norton file insight: If you encounter the [Norton Download Insight] screen,
    • please close it and apply the following actions:
    • Extract the executable installer file from the zip file,
    • point to the installer file,
    • click the right mouse button that shows the [Norton file insight] menu,
    • [Trust] the installer file.

For XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

Ascii/ShiftJIS-based 2017-100 TeX/LaTeX

Share.gif (14997 bytes) 2320786 bytes Compressed Zip(with W32TeX, whose setup can be skipped) Execute vwte17-100S.exe contained in, which automatically launches  the installer 17/03/26
vwte17-100S.exe 2360982bytes Self-Extracting Cab Installer to update Visual Windows for TeX
[Update]; 2320786bytes Compressed Zip Execute vwte17-100S.exe, which  launches  the installer to update VtexWin.

Unicode-based 2017-100

Share.gif (14997 bytes) 4991634bytes Compressed Zip(with W32TeX, whose setup can be skipped) Visual Windows for Unicode TeX (TeX/LaTeX) 17/03/26
Execute vwteUTF817-100S.exe contained in, which automatically launches  the installer
Visual Windows for xeTeX (xeTeX/xeLaTeX)
Execute vwteUni17-100S.exe contained in, which automatically launches  the installer
vwteUTF817-100S.exe 2542461bytes Self-Extracting Cab Installer to update Visual Windows for TeX
vwteUni17-100S.exe 2530889bytes
[UpdateUTF8]; 2501465bytes Compressed Zip Execute vwteUni17-100S.exe (vwteUTF817-100S.exe) contained in zip files, which automatically launches  the installer
[UpdateUni]; 2490191bytes

For Windows 98-2000

Ascii/ShiftJIS-based 2015-1.00 TeX/LaTeX

Share.gif (14997 bytes) 1696783 bytes Compressed Zip(with W32TeX, whose setup can be skipped) Execute vwte15-100S+98.exe contained in, which automatically launches  the installer 15/01/25
vwte15-100S+98.exe 1736091 bytes Self-Extracting Cab Installer to update Visual Windows for TeX
[Update98]; 1696783 bytes Compressed Zip Execute vwte15-100S+98.exe, which  launches  the installer to update VtexWin.
Beta version

Visual Windows for TeX

Version History


Error/Warning/New Description

Corrected in

2017/03/26 Font-related settings are updated.


ore compatibility with [Administrator Privileges].
If one line contains more than 512 characters, an unnecpcted crash/termination sometimes occurs.

W32TeX Installer

Unexpected behavior occurs if a selected W32TeX folder forbidden by Windows is forced to be of the allowed folders.
The allowed folder displayed as %Program Files (X86)% cannot be moved to [Program Files (X86)].
Some unexpected behaviors occur at the setting of 64bit TeX.

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