3 The format file and fonts
The TeXpider should normally be used with the lt209w/latexw format files, or similarly built formats. In this section we'll explain what lt209w/latexw are; this information will be of assistance if you desire to build a different format.
Since the TeXpider output may be used on computers that do not have VTEX running (in fact, the HTML output can be used on non-Windows computers), you should restrict yourself to the fonts that will definitly be present. This means: Times, Helvetica, and Courier. The
lt209w format is essentially LATEX2.09, except for usage of these common fonts. If you prefer LATEX2E, the format to use is called latexw. Notice that if you are absolutely sure that your output will be used only on computers where some other preferred fonts are always present, you can build another format using these preferred fonts. These font assignments are done in the wintier.tex source file.
This restriction applies to the text fonts only. Since the TeXpider renders all math into graphics files, the math fonts should stay conventional TEX fonts