MiKTeX is a typesetting system developed by Christian Schenk used mainly for Microsoft Windows. It allows documents to be prepared using TeXworks, a basic tex editor and the TeX/LaTeX markup language. It is a current version of Tex released by Donald Knuth in 1978, mainly for the creation of books that primarily contain a lot of mathematical content. The system remains popular in scientific and academic publishing.
Numerous styles, fonts, and programs are made available for customized typesetting of documents. Preferred paper size is set via the system’s installer. Its integrated Package Manager feature keeps one’s computer orderly since it will only install missing packages or components from the Web. One can easily remove or install elements in the library via a list view that can be navigated easily. Its MiKTeX Update Wizard also installs the latest packages that are needed in making a document, keeping both the package repository and software system simultaneously updated. An efficient edit-compile-view cycle is made available via the TeX output viewer. MiKTeX supports MetaPost, XeTeX, and more popular pdfTeX formats. It is also available in a MiKTeX Net version that can run the system on a network as well as in portable and installed versions.