The following sections deal with installing the tools required to create both the reStructuredText files and the Sphinx document files for a project. If all you require are the reStructuredText files then only the first three items are required.


Many of the following instructions deal with installing python modules. Depending on which python package manager you use (see Pip) installing modules without configuring your project is probably not the best thing to do. If you install from a newly opened terminal or cmd window then the module could be inserted globally. For python projects it is strongly recommended to use virtual environments which will be covered later in this document.