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Use LaTeX Equation Editor for mathematics in Keynote Apps
Perhaps the most common method of inserting mathematics into Keynote has been to use Equation Service. Another just-released tool, though, is the freewareLaTeX Equation Editor [52mb download], a self-contained application which provides a nice GUI frontend to TeX and LaTeX. It produces properly sized PDF files (unlike pdflatex) with transparency and supports drag-and-drop into Keynote and other applications!

[robg adds: A note on the above site indicates that you'll need to have ghostscript and TeX previously installed to use the program...]
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Use LaTeX Equation Editor for mathematics in Keynote
Authored by: Han Solo on Apr 18, '03 11:23:32AM
There is an alternative program called "EquationService" that implements something similar as a service. (See the application menu of any Cocoa (and some Carbon) apps for examples of services). EquationService is available from the MacOSX TeX/LaTeX web site -- look under "Tools/ Utilities." Version 1.0 of ES is rumored to be available Any Day Now (tm).

FWIW, the "thick" version of this program is, according to the original authors of the distribution of the underlying TeX rendering engine (as they have written on the OS X TeX mailing list), both old and not properly accredited. (That is, it installs an out-of-date version of teTeX. Those with even half-way serious math typesetting needs should visit for more information.)

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Use LaTeX Equation Editor for mathematics in Keynote
Authored by: Han Solo on Apr 18, '03 11:36:03AM

Whoops: In my haste (speed-skimming?) I somehow missed that
EquationService is mentioned in the very first sentence of the original
hint. Oh well: at least the curious now know where to find it, and
people have more options! :)

[Note to Rob and others: Apparently on the web page for LaTeX
Equation Editor, there had briefly been both "thick" and "thin" clients.
The "thick" client has been removed (probably for the reasons alluded
to in my previous message), but did not require a TeX or GhostScript
installation. The remaining "thin" client does require these. Follow
the link above for convenient installers.]

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"Thin Client"
Authored by: Enkerli on Apr 18, '03 11:28:20AM

If you have TeX and Ghostscript installed, there's a 350k "thin

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Equation Service Guide Available
Authored by: on Apr 19, '03 04:59:21PM
A detailed guide to installing and using the LaTeX Equations Service is available for download at:

The download is included under "Realted Programs."

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