A system for typesetting critical editions on Personal Computers

Adapting CET to the PCTeX TeX compiler (ptitex.exe)

  1. Install PCTeX to your CET drive using the default PCTeX path names.
  4. Decompress LATEX.ZIP: \EMTEX\UNZIP\UNZIP.EXE LATEX.ZIP (answer "y" in order to replace the existing LATEX.FMT).
  5. Delete LATEX.ZIP.
  6. Backup \CET\CET.BAT and replace it with this new CET.BAT.
  7. Copy blatex.pti to \CET.
  8. Start CET by typing CET P and typeset your text.
Limitation due to limitations within PCTeX: German hyphenation rules are not supported.

Adding the CET menu items as tools to the PCTeX shell

  1. Adapt CET to the PCTeX TeX compiler (see instructions above).
  2. Copy cettypep.bat to \CET.
  3. Start PCTeX32.
  4. Select Settings->Configure Tools->Add Tool.
  5. Type in the File name: x:\cet\cetedit.bat (adjust x: accordingly).
  6. Select Open.
  7. Change the Menu Text: (&cetedit.bat) into CET Edit.
  8. Type in the Parameters: %f.txt
  9. Remove x:\cet from the Working Directory: and press OK.
  10. Repeat steps 4-9 for the following tools:
    x:\cet\cettypep.bat, CET Typeset, %f
    x:\cet\cetv.bat, CET Preview, %f
    x:\cet\cetprint.bat, CET Print, %f
    x:\cet\cetview.bat, CET PostScript Preview, %f
    x:\cet\cetedit.bat, CET Settings, %f.cfg
  11. Select File->Open and open x:\cet\text\demo1.txt.
  12. Select the appropriate CET menu items from PCTeX's Tools menu item.
Limitations due to limitations within PCTeX:
  1. Tools->CET Print/Tools->CET PostScript Preview prints/previews the whole document (workaround: add the first and the last page to be printed/displayed to the Parameters: entry field: %f 5 10 instead of %f prints/displays pages 5-10).
  2. addpsfnt cannot be integrated into PCTeX as a tool.
  3. Do not use PCTeX's menu item Typeset. Use Tools->CET Typeset instead.
  4. Do not use PCTeX's File->View DVI. Use Tools->CET Preview instead.
    PCTeX has only very limited support for TeX PK files (packed pixel files). PK files must reside in directories whose names start with DPI. PCTeX does not support PK font libraries (these libraries contain the common PostScript fonts for CET). If you are using PostScript fonts added with addpsfnt, try out the following steps - but expect ugly screen output due to limitations in the PK engine of PCTeX:
    1. Settings->DVI Fonts->Font Search Priorities: Select Search PK fonts, then TrueType fonts
    2. Settings->DVI Fonts->PK Font Resolution: Select 300dpi
    3. Settings->Directories->PK (.pk) Files->additional pk directory 1: Type in \texfonts\cetdev
    4. Copy pctex_pk.bat to \cet.
    5. Run pctex_pk.bat. Repeat this step after installing PostScript fonts with addpsfnt and after generating pixel files with METAFONT.
    6. Now you can preview a DVI file, which contains PostScript fonts added with addpsfnt, using the emTeX previewer (CET Preview) and the PCTeX previewer (File->View DVI).
  5. Do not use PCTeX's File->Print. Use Tools->CET Print instead.

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