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how do I get it and use it to make documents?
thakns. I have downloaded and installed MiKTeX but don't understand how it works.
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http://www.nhn.ou.edu/~morrison/LaTeX/index.shtml

There are download sites halfway through that webpage, and there are several tutorials. LaTex is a bit difficult to learn at first, but if you're thinking about being a mathematician, learn it now. I'll be happy to help when you need it.
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I read the introduction and it said:

"The LaTeX program reads in text from a suitably prepared input file, and creates a `DVI file' which encodes information on the fonts to be used and the positioning of the characters on the printed page. "

Where can I get a LaTeX program?
And what is a suitably prepared input file?

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Download TeXnic Center. It's a GUI and works well with MiKTeX.
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I have downloaded it and it is working well, but there are some problems with the layout. By writing:

\sum_{r=1}^n, I would expect the r=1 to appear below the sigma sign and the n to appear directly above it. however the actually appear to the left of it as if there has been some limit on how heigh a line can possibly be:

the tutorial (http://www.maths.tcd.ie/%7Edwilkins/.../Calculus.html) says near the top how to get a sum, but when I type it and view it I get:
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Can you show me your headers?
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\documentclass[A4paper]{article}
\begin{document}
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\end{document}

I thought it may have something to do with that, but I changed article to report and it was the same. Perhaps it's the A4paper?
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\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
$\sum^{n}_{r=1}$
\end{document}

is the whole thingnow and it procudes the same image I posted above.
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It should be: $$\sum^{n}_{r=1}$$.

$[tex]$ is inline.
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thankyou very much!
works perfectly now.
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