Installing LaTeX and the NTNU templates on a centrally managed computer

This article explains how to install LaTeX along with the department's LaTeX templates.

Step 1 of 2: Install software

  • Open Software Center from the shortcut on your dekstop.
  • Find Git, TexnicCenter, and MikTeX, and install them.
  • MikTeX can take a while (around 30 minutes).
  • If you don't find these programs in Software Center, please make a note of your computer name (NTNUxxxxx, usually found on the lid of your laptop) and email drift [at] math [dot] ntnu [dot] no.

Step 2 of 2: Install the LaTeX templates

  • Open \\\ntnu\ie-imf\software\windows.
  • Copy the folder localtexmf to C:\ on your computer.
  • Go to C:\localtexmf and double-click update.bat.

  • After MikTeX is done installing, open MikTeX Console from the Start-menu.

  • Click Stay in MiKTeX user mode.

  • Click Settings.
  • Click Directories, click the blue plus, and find C:\localtexmf.
  • Click Select Folder.

  • Select from the Tasks menu, first Refresh file name database.


  • To verify that the templates have been installed correctly, you may try to compile the exam template
2022-05-12, Torstein Fiskvik