If you already have a full installation you can simply change to the source directory and run
For detailed instructions on the Ubuntu or the Windows operating system see below.
Open a terminal and type
sudo apt-get install texlive-full
This will install the full TeXlive distribution. You can then compile the source simply using
If you want to save yourself some hours of inconvenience switch to GNU/Linux.
If you still want to build the script on Windows go to http://www.miktex.org/ and obtain the latest release of MikTeX.
No matter if you already had MikTeX installed or just installed it, start the "Package Manager" and go press "Repository->Synchronize". Then start the "Update" utility of MikTeX and update all components. Then start again the "Package Manager" and install all of the following packages.
babel-german beamer biblatex booktabs braket chemfig chemformula csquotes currfile eso-pic etoolbox extsizes filehook fpl hobby imakeidx koma-script l3kernel l3packages logreq marvosym mathpazo mathtools microtype mptopdf ms ntheorem pdfpages pgf pgfplots siunitx todonotes units url xcolor xpatch
Now press the Windows key and "R" to get start the "Run" dialog. Enter "cmd" to start the command line. Use "cd" to change directories to the path where you put the source. In that directory run the following statements in that order
"C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\pdflatex.exe" ExPhys6.tex "C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\biber.exe" ExPhys6 "C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\pdflatex.exe" ExPhys6.tex "C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\pdflatex.exe" ExPhys6.tex "C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\pdflatex.exe" ExPhys6-booklet.tex
The official release version of the script uses the Lucida fonts in terms of the lucimatx package. All spacing was optimised for that font. If you don't use the Lucida font, expect overfull and underfull boxes.
Building in dvi-mode will fail, due to the microtype package.
Building was tested with TeXlive 2014.