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10.4: Make LaTeX equations using Grapher.app Apps
Tiger only hintIn the Applications/Utilities folder, there is a program called Grapher.app which you can use to correctly write equations for LaTeX.

Make a 2D or 3D window and write the equation into Grapher. You can also use Grapher's different symbols. When you are finished, highlight the equation and command-click (right-click) and simply select "Copy LaTeX Expression." Now paste it into LaTeX

For example, it turned this equation:
 y^(1/2)=cosx^2+cosz^3 
Into this equation:
 y^{\left( \frac{1}{2} \right)}=\cos x^{2}+\cos z^{3} 
[robg adds: I haven't tested this one, but there are quite a few hints here on using LaTex with OS X. Also, in trying to understand LaTex better, I found this page, which has a ton of links to LaTex resources, as well as a nice one-page overview of LaTex.]
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10.4: Make LaTeX equations using Grapher.app
Authored by: herbs on May 11, '05 02:33:20PM

Howdy,

For the most up to date information on TeX/LaTeX =under Mac OS X I'd recommend <http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/>.

Good Luck,
Herb Schulz


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Good Luck,
Herb Schulz



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exporting equations as pdf grpahics
Authored by: SOX on May 18, '05 08:45:40PM

Grapher.app can also export equations as eps/pdf/tiff.
if you export them you cant directly paste them into ms WORD.
to work around this use preview.app and open from clipboard.
save the file and drag the file into WORD.
One problem remains. Word only uses a tiff version at 72DPI. so you cant change the font size or scale it.

I note that you can place the file in keynote.app and then once again the pdf is scalable. (if you scale it and paste it back into WORD it does not work).

The only workaround I can think of for word is pretty ugly. Namely, in preview.app zoom in till it is the size you like. Now use Grab.app to grab the scaled 72spi image and paste this into word.

Apparently Word just sucks. Of course you can always use words built in eqn editor. or you could paste the tex into some tex2pdf program





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exporting equations as pdf grpahics
Authored by: Jwink3101 on Jun 02, '05 08:12:26PM

For that, i would just use Word's equation editor



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Doesn't work for me
Authored by: SeanAhern on Oct 28, '05 07:48:13AM

Either things have changed, or I'm doing something wrong.

I have an interesting equation displayed in Grapher. When I Control-click on the equation, the contextual menu only displays two things: "Edit Appearance..." and "Reevaluate Expression". I can't seem to find any LaTeX connection in Grapher at all. I'm using OS X 10.4.2 and Grapher 1.0.

Any ideas?



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Doesn't work for me
Authored by: wgscott on Nov 03, '05 06:28:12AM

Control-click in the window on the right when the equation is displayed in that window.




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