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LaTeXiT is a small utility that allows you to quickly typeset LaTeX equations, without bothering with file creation, preambles, and so on. The PDF image obtained can then be exported by drag'n drop to any application supporting it. This is very useful to insert equations in presentations made with Keynote or Powerpoint. LaTeXiT also features an application service, so that you can type and transform equations directly in most text editors (Pages, Nisus Writer Express, TextEdit...).

Main features of LaTeXiT are:

  • generated PDFs can be reopened (even with copy/paste) to be modified
  • LinkBack support
  • more...

What's New

Version 2.6.1:
  • Fixed PDF with outlined fonts bounding box to make it compatible with Illustrator
  • Added Format Comment/Uncomment
  • Reduced service titles for better appearance in OS X keyboard preferences.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.4 or later
  • Packaging pdflatex, LaTex, dvipdf and gs

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piquadratpi2 Member IconReview+112
piquadratpi2
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A big helper for me in writing Mathematics formulars or experessions. Works like it should, is stable and small. No problem here on OS 10.9.2. The dactual download link gives you an old version, the version 2.60 is here: http://pierre.chachatelier.fr/latexit/downloads/LaTeXiT-2_6_0.dmg

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Version 2.6.0
ChrisW4650 Member IconReview+0
ChrisW4650
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does what it says on the tin. Very simple and it works.

Usually people don't prefer LaTeX to write their documents; they simply want to be able to do equations. You can just write the equation part with this program and then drag it to whatever you're really using. Fantastic. I've used it for years.

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Version 2.5.4
Peter bacsi Member IconReview+0
Peter bacsi
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I use LatexIt a lot, always for the same purpose:
pasting symbols into OmniGraffle pictures,
for illustrations in papers and talks. Most of the
time, it works very well. Maybe there are other
facilities for this purpose, but when I started looking for
one, I have repeatedly been directed to LatexIt.

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Version 2.3.0
Marba Member IconComment+2
Marba
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Thank you.

Although I may not use LaTeXiT, I appreciate your contribution, especially when you mentioned that individuals need not donate. Individual like myself is taking freeware to learn more than to use it to generate income.

I encourage those who use it for business to generate income to donate for a good cause.

Thank you.

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Version 2.2.0
Karl_saygh Member IconReview+3
Karl_saygh
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Really useful app for the one of us that don't want to make the slides with beamer! With Beamer they all look the same... or almost the same... :)

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Version 2.1.1
Meego Member IconComment+165
Meego
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LaTeXiT looks lovely but it requires installing LaTeX. The problem is, the MacTeX distrib is a big whooping 1.2GB install (see: http://www.tug.org/mactex/ ).

Apple's Grapher meets most of my needs but I'd be interested in trying LaTeX. Anyone can explain me why LaTeX needs that much memory, and if there is an alternative distrib with a smaller footprint?

Cheers

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Version 2.0.0
hushaohan
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latex is a whole self-contained system for producing scientific documents that can contain complex equations/tables/graphics/much more. it is quite the standard in academia. latexit, on the other hand, is more like just a little "widget" that lets you test some thing or cook up some snippet real quick.

i personally think mactex is the best latex package (in terms of ease of installation/usage and speed, and the integration of different parts) among all platforms; and latexit is just a sexy little kit that comes in quite handy now and then

Meego
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Well yeah sure, I kinda knew all that, though I guess I should have made it clear.

Don't you know if there are TeX packages with a smaller footprint?

Also, it just can't be 1.2GB of pure code, is it? Even fonts don't take that much memory..

hushaohan
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on the mactex site, there's a linked page

http://www.tug.org/mactex/morepackages.html

where there's this thing: BasicTeX-2008 (54.1 MB). i never tried it before but from the description it should be relatively capable for its size.

Willy_me
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A smaller version of mactex is available on their webpage - ~50MB. It will work for 90% of the people who need tex. It is called BasicTeX.

It is listed here:
http://www.tug.org/mactex/morepackages.html

If you require a portion of TeX not included in BasicTeX you can install the required part via the "TeX Live Utility" - do a Google search to find where to download it.

Meego
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Thanks! I'll give it a try..

coolmemin Member IconComment+28
coolmemin
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I upgraded to snow leopard and the services no longer show up! Any ideas on how to fix this situation? I emailed the developer but no reply yet

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Version 1.16.1
HecklingFext
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I have the same issue, I've been going all over the internet today trying to find a fix... Anybody have any ideas?

coolmemin
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I emailed the developer and he said he doesn't have a copy of Snow Leopard yet but as soon as he does he will fix the bug. Hopefully it is soon. I use this wonderful tool so much!

HecklingFext
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Please post something back here as soon as you hear something, I'm really missing this feature!

Willy_me
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I also had this problem. It is a problem with MacTeX. The upgrade to Snow Leopard kills a symbolic link required to operate. It is an easy fix. Just enter the following command on the terminal:

sudo ln -s /Library/TeX/Distributions/.DefaultTeX/Contents/Programs/i386 /usr/texbin

This assumes an Intel processor - but SN requires one so it is a safe assumption. If you are using a different version of MacTeX then you will have to change the command accordingly.

Coolmemin
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So version 2.0 is out and using Willy_Me's suggestion in terminal it now works perfectly!

Thank you!!!

Francisco Coelho Member IconReview+0
Francisco Coelho
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Very nice tool to OS X TeX'ers.

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Version 1.16.1
Mark Everitt Member IconReview+276
Mark Everitt
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This is one of my favourite and most commonly used utilities. Whenever someone at work converts to mac the first thing I recommend is this (after mactex of course, we're in academia). It's useful in so many ways!

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Version 1.16
hotfreaks Member IconComment+38
hotfreaks
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The main issue I have with LaTeXiT is that often the very top, bottom or side of an equation will be cut off. I have tried modifying the font size, but this does not fix the problem reliably. Is there a solution to this?

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Version 1.15
fazant
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Hi,
I had the same problem as Hotfreaks: sometimes the edges of certain equations were cut off. I found the trick to fix this within LatexIt there go to the menu Palettes -> Margins and set the margins a little bit bigger. In my case this fixed the problem.

Cheers,
Vincent

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Version 2.5.4
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Version 2.3.0
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Date 19 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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