I switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 and want to install TikZ editor TikzEdt (See here and here). I would highly appreciate if someone explain me how to install it. Thanks


It's pretty simple, just follow the instructions provided at the second link (here).

  1. You need Mono and Latex, so run this command:
    sudo apt-get install mono-complete texlive-full
  2. Then download the file provided at that page (TikzEdt_2_1_Linux.tar.gz)
  3. Copy/paste the downloaded file to the location where you want to run it from
  4. Run tar -xf TikzEdt_2_1_Linux.tar.gz in the same folder as the downloaded file
  5. Once it's finished extracting, run ./tikzedt.

You should be good to go!

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  • (+1): Thanks @RPI for your answer. I accomplished upto point 4 but could not run TikzEdt using instructions given in 5. Any thoughts. Thanks – MYaseen208 Nov 18 '14 at 17:01
  • Okay, can you get into the directory where you extracted the .tar.gz file and give me the output of the ls command? Also, the output of the ls command in the directory where you downloaded the .tar.gz. – RPiAwesomeness Nov 18 '14 at 20:27
  • This is the output of ls command of the directory where I extracted the .tar.gz file, the same place where I downloaded the file. google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb teamviewer_linux.deb mendeleydesktop_1.12.3-stable_i386.deb TikzEdt_2_1_Linux.tar.gz Release Tinn-R setup.exe rstudio-0.98.1091-i386.deb Tinn-R setup.rar – MYaseen208 Nov 19 '14 at 1:52
  • @MYaseen208 Sorry about never getting back to you...I got busy. Have you figured it out yet? Otherwise, I can try and give you some more pointers to figure it out... – RPiAwesomeness Nov 25 '14 at 13:02
  • You fine @RPi. Yes I figured out it with your nice help. Thanks again. I've a new question here. Would appreciate if you can help. Thanks – MYaseen208 Nov 25 '14 at 13:06

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