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How to painlessly create really nice-looking equations
Authored by: ennisdb on Sep 20, '03 06:35:13PM

So I've been messing around with both Equation Service and Equation Editor together with TexFog. There are some nice features, but the seeming inability to change the background color of an equation so that it blends with a presentation slide and the lack of ability to write out matrices in full form (ie 3x3 matrix with entries filled in) makes me think I'll continue to use the Microsoft EquationEditor for a while...



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Background Color In Equation Service
Authored by: googoo on Sep 22, '03 09:59:34AM

You CAN control both the background and foreground colors in Equation Service (or any other LaTeX variant). Furthermore, you can create equations with transparent backgrounds. (See the Style tab in preferences.)

As for creating matrices and other mathematical notation, LaTeX is much more powerful than Microsoft Editor. It is just not the most user-friendly interface (i.e., command driven). I encourage you to learn more about LaTeX, and maybe you will change your tune about using it. Here is a good Web site to get you started.

-Mark

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