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How to painlessly create really nice-looking equations
Authored by: scottcarney on Sep 24, '03 12:37:27AM

Thanks! The equation editor is really great. The microsoft eq. editor just looks terrible for all but the simplest algebraic equations. I got Keynote just to use with this editor and am quite happy with Keynote as well (as opposed to MS PPT). I'd add a few caveates: I am already a Tex/LaTex user and can write pages of equations without compiling and have it then compile bug-free. LaTex is a typesetting language with some start-up overhead like any programming language. One rather nice feather of MS eq.ed. not available here is that equations created with MS can be edited with a simple click on the object in PPT. With this Latex editor and Keynote, you'll have to go back and find the equation in your library (you saved it, right?) These are not big problems for me and well worth the huge improvement in visual presentation.

TexFog did not seem so great. I much prefer TeXShop (<a href="http://www.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/texshop.html">www.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/texshop.html</a>) which works really well with the standard tetex distro as well.



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