[Libreoffice] LibreOffice and (La)Tex

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 00:38:11 PST 2011

On 1/28/11 12:52 AM, Alexander wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to suggest to add in LO support LaTeX as formulas generator.
> Instead or jointly of Math.
> Currently, LO inherited old non-wide used StarOffice syntax for formulas.
> It creates inconveniences:
>   * For LaTex users. They have got used its syntax and power.
>   * For M$O users. They have got used GUI for type formulas.
> (La)Tex make especially for scientific typography and free !
> Pluses of this:
>   * Power, extensible possibilities for formulas for different spheres of a sciences and technics.
>   * LaTeX can make vector (for good quality printing and scale) and raster output
>     for WEB (in "alt" property of "img" tag can put LaTeX source as in Wikipedia).
>   * Many users in scientific world get accustomed to its syntax.
>   * Many users in Wikipedia (and other WiKi) get accustomed to its syntax.
>   * Exists few GUI editors who can give LaTex output. KFormula (as minimum declared) and it can do LyX (but it self-sufficing editor). My be and others.
>   * Inkscape can insert LaTeX formulas in drawings.
>   * LaTeX can get formulas LaTeX. :) Simplification at import/export.
> When user insert formula, LO can be use LaTeX and make vector graphics (SVG ? Or may be EPS),
> keep LaTeX source, put vector graphics in ODx and display it. This does system-independent.
> In ODx can keep preamble and user can edit it.
> And may be add possibility separate preamble and for each formula.
> Troubles with formulas (first trouble: MathType formulas what displayed and printing as
> very dirty OLE and non-edited) in OO ->  LO make hard trouble for change
> LO instead M$O in areas where formulas needed.
> Good Luck !
> Alexander
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I 2nd this. Also another module to include in LO would be a technical 
writer for latex.

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