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Authored by: sinjin on Sep 17, '03 02:41:29PM
Thanks, a good equation editor was the last thing I needed to make Keynote my one and only presentation software package :-)

Some tips (well, at least this is what worked for me):

If you have fink but not LaTeX, at the command line type

$ sudo fink install tetex

This should install both the required LaTeX and Ghostscript files you need. If your download hangs (mine did, 4 attempts on a 50MB file, 99% complete), hit ctrl-c, select quit/abandon (don't delete or retry the download). Then run "sudo fink install tetex" again, fink should begin more downloads and installing files, but will eventually report a checksum error. At this point select "assume partial download and continue".

One last bit of advice, make sure to follow the footnote at the bottom of wgscott's linked page of instructions: open the preferences in "Equation Editor" and change the paths for the LaTeX and Ghostscript binaries both to /sw/bin/.

With that done I now have an excellent equation editor that blows the doors of the Microsoft version in quality AND allows me to learn LaTeX syntax in the process. Nice!

Thanks again wgscott!

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