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How to Install TeXworks on Linux Mint 21

TeXworks is a free and open-source cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) for the typesetting system LaTeX. TeXworks provides a user-friendly interface with features such as syntax highlighting, spell checking, and auto-completion to make writing and editing LaTeX documents simpler. It also includes a built-in PDF viewer, allowing users to preview their typeset documents as they work. Read this guide to install it on Linux Mint 21.

How to Install TeXworks on Linux Mint 21

TeXworks also includes tools for producing output in a variety of formats. It supports multiple output engines, including pdfTeX, XeTeX, and LuaTeX, allowing users to typeset their documents in the format that best fits their needs, here are two ways to install it on Linux Mint 21:

1: Through Software Manager

To get this application installed on Linux Mint 21 is by using its GUI through software manager, this method is feasible for all those who are not expert on using commands. Just open the software manager from application menu and click on install button after searching TeXworks on it:

Once the installation is complete, you can launch TeXworks from the command line or from your system’s application launcher; for launching it through GUI see the image below:

Since we have installed the application through Linux Mint Software Manager so now to delete this software simply uninstall it from system’s application menu:

2: Through Apt

The second method for installing TeXworks is by using the default package manager of Linux Mint and for that execute:

$ sudo apt install texworks

Once the installation is complete you can launch it from your system’s application launcher and for that see the image given below:

$ texworks

In order to delete this application from Linux Mint 21 execute the below-mentioned command if you have installed it through its Apt:

$ sudo apt remove --autoremove texworks -y


TeXworks is a valuable tool for anyone working with LaTeX, it’s a user-friendly interface and powerful editing and typesetting capabilities make it an ideal tool for students, researchers, and professionals alike. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced user, TeXworks can help you produce high-quality LaTeX documents with ease. To get TeXworks on Linux Mint 21 there are two ways and those are: through Software Manager, and through Apt, these all methods are mentioned in this guide.

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