This post is a note to myself, in the fashion of another blogger on here that I follow. I think it’s prudent because I just had to jump through a bunch of hoops to solve the titular problem, only to find that there was a much simpler method. Basically, I didn’t know how to convert a TeX file to PDF format locally so I tried to find an online converter, only to find that they all force you to use LaTeX for your source file. It’s like, come on! If all I want to do is typeset a few simple equations for a blog post, I don’t need all that fancy-schmancy document formatting stuff. I’d rather do without all the extra markup if I can. Fortunately I found a way to do it locally.
Note to self: To convert a TeX file to PDF format in Cygwin, run the following command:
$ pdftex file.tex
This produces a PDF file with the filename “file.pdf”.
Thanks for reading this very short tutorial. I’ll be back tomorrow with the next update on my Corona-Chan project.