The Homepage of xtem_TeXMenu Version 7

Authors: Günther Lamprecht, Wolfhardt Lotz, Roland Weibezahn

(look also for an overall view and links to all available xtem versions)


What is xtem_TeXMenu

xtem provides for a simple and comfortable graphical user interface (GUI) to control the following TeX/LaTeX facilities: The following descriptions (select by choice) give you more detailed information: xtem is written for Unix platforms and has been tested on many systems. It requires Tcl, the appropriate Tk and TclX. This version runs with Tcl/Tk/TclX (Tcl8.2, Tcl8.1, Tcl8.0 and Tcl7.6).

There exist more versions of xtem_TeXMenu running with other versions of Tcl/Tk/TclX

The configuration has to be done by the local TeX-Administrator by adapting configuration files ("open lists").

xtem is not a TeX system, i.e. you need an additional TeX-package for Unix such as teTeX or another TeX-package, e.g. from TeX Live.

xtem version 7 compared with previous version 6:

Besides adapting xtem to new Tcl versions we have done error corrections and added new features: The setting files from older versions of xtem are mostly compatible (mkcommand.vst will be automatically updated), thus switching from the older version (xtem v.6) to the new release will be done easily.

How to get xtem_TeXMenu:

The file xtem_texmenu.n.nn.tar.gz includes all the xtem material necessary for installation, you can get it from the CTAN servers (in directory /pub/tex/support/xtem_texmenu you will always find the current distribution, i.e. neither beta test versions nor older versions), or directly from us under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL): If you want to subscribe announcements of further versions, send an e-mail to: with (in body):

subscribe xtem announcing your-mail-ddress your-name

Bug reports and suggestions are also welcome at the same address. If you like (or don't like) this program, *please* drop me a line. I would like to hear how the program works (or doesn't work) for you. I won't know what new features to add if I don't get any feedback. Thanks!

There is also a list to discuss suggestions concerning the development of xtem; you can subscribe this list by sending an e-mail to: with (in body):

subscribe xtem-list

Happy and comfortable TeXing.

Dr. Roland Weibezahn
Universität Bremen, IWD
Postfach 330 440, D 28334 Bremen, Germany
Phone: +49 - 421 - 218 - 3532