LaTeXiT
LaTeXiT 2.6.0
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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
What's New
Version 2.6.0:
  • Fixed drag'n drop TO the terrible iWork'13 (and its bunch of regressions)
  • Fixed drag'n drop FROM (the terrible) iWork'13 (and its bunch of regressions), thanks to the proxy icon of the image panel
  • Added service filtering with regular expressions (see Preferences > Services)
  • Added Auto LaTeXisation mode
  • Added Format > Align… menu item
  • Added Ctrl+Command+T shortcut to LaTeXize AND put into clipboard
  • Duplicate all services, with versions that also put into clipboard
  • Fixed NSFlippableView crash bug
  • Added $OUTPUTPDFFILE2 environment variable for processing scripts
  • Fixed incompatibility between gs >= 9.09 and the export with outlined fonts
  • Deliberately omitting the color command inserted in the preamble, when the requested color is the default black, for better user customization
  • Added the Do not clip preview preference
  • New latexit metadata embedded inside PDFs that iWork'13 won't strip
  • Fixed JPEG export dialog box
  • Fixed a color handling bug in XeLaTeX mode
  • Fixed Automator regressions
  • Fixed drag'n drop to OmniGraffle.
Version 2.6.0:
  • Fixed drag'n drop TO the terrible iWork'13 (and its bunch of regressions)
  • Fixed drag'n drop FROM (the terrible) iWork'13 (and its bunch of regressions), thanks to the proxy icon of the image panel
  • Added service filtering with regular expressions (see Preferences > Services)
  • Added Auto LaTeXisation mode
  • Added Format > Align… more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.4 or later
  • Packaging: pdflatex, LaTex, dvipdf and gs



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LaTeXiT User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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piquadratpi2 reviewed on 18 Apr 2014
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
[Version 2.6.0]


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ChrisW4650 reviewed on 02 Apr 2014
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.
[Version 2.5.4]


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Peter bacsi reviewed on 08 Feb 2011
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.
[Version 2.3.0]


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Marba commented on 01 Jun 2010
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.
[Version 2.2.0]


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Karl_saygh reviewed on 12 Apr 2010
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... :)
[Version 2.1.1]


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Meego commented on 04 Nov 2009
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
[Version 2.0.0]

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hushaohan replied on 04 Nov 2009
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
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Meego replied on 04 Nov 2009
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..
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hushaohan replied on 04 Nov 2009
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.
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Willy_me commented on 04 Nov 2009
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.
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Meego replied on 04 Nov 2009
Thanks! I'll give it a try..
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Francisco Coelho reviewed on 31 Jan 2009
Very nice tool to OS X TeX'ers.
[Version 1.16.1]


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Mark Everitt reviewed on 06 Nov 2008
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!
[Version 1.16]


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the valrus reviewed on 19 Apr 2008
I'm student teaching right now, and for making up worksheets and such, pure LaTeX is too time-consuming. I was using the old version of LaTeXit on Leopard, and services didn't work so I had to mess around with baselines. No fun.

This update will be an absolute lifesaver for me. Services work again and everything is beautiful. Thanks so much.
[Version 1.15]


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coolmemin commented on 13 Apr 2008
I am a Mathematics Instructor and this is one of the most useful programs I have on my computer. Absolutely perfect for making exams in Pages, using the Latexit Services and a hotkey to convert Latex to equations.

I have a question that the people here might be able to help me with. I want to make a demo on how to use Latexit for my colleagues but most of them have a PC. Is there a similar program that lets you type Latex code and it will convert it to equations? I'm assuming not but its worth a shot.
[Version 1.14.4]

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None (developer) replied on 16 Apr 2008
Hello,

I have never tried it, but I heard that TexPoint could help.
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ars replied on 16 Apr 2008
To get something similar on a PC or Mac via a web interface try:
http://www.sitmo.com/latex/
Especially as a gadget via a google personal page this works quite well.
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coolmemin had trouble on 01 Sep 2009
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
[Version 1.16.1]

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HecklingFext replied on 02 Sep 2009
I have the same issue, I've been going all over the internet today trying to find a fix... Anybody have any ideas?
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coolmemin replied on 02 Sep 2009
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!
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HecklingFext replied on 08 Sep 2009
Please post something back here as soon as you hear something, I'm really missing this feature!
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Willy_me commented on 04 Nov 2009
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.
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Coolmemin replied on 11 Nov 2009
So version 2.0 is out and using Willy_Me's suggestion in terminal it now works perfectly!

Thank you!!!
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hotfreaks had trouble on 20 Aug 2008
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?
[Version 1.15]

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fazant commented on 03 Nov 2008
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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supertaurus85 rated on 19 Oct 2013

[Version 2.5.4]



Wkramer rated on 08 Dec 2010

[Version 2.3.0]


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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
  • syntax colouring and auto-completion of LaTeX keywords
  • smart LaTeX errors manager
  • LaTeX palettes
  • automatic history and library management
  • included application service
  • Automator support
  • several export formats (PDF, EPS, TIFF, PNG...)


LaTeXiT is compatible with the most popular versions of Mac OS X. From Mac OS 10.4 to Mac OS 10.8, it can be deployed on almost any machine, even the "old" machines in laboratories that will still be used for years. This is not a sacrifice, the LaTeXiT code is optimized: most recent APIs are used if available, and old ones are used if not.


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