Is there an alternative to Math?

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Is there an alternative to Math?

Postby Randy357 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:38 am

I'm running OOO3.1 on Windows 7 Home Premium.

I am a long-time TeX user who has had to use Word once in a while.
You can download a program called Aurora to enter math formulas into a Word document.
Aurora is great for TeX users like myself because such formulas are entered using TeX nomenclature.

Is there a program like Aurora for entering TeX formulas into a Write document?

Many thanks and regards, Randy
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Re: Is there an alternative to Math?

Postby Randy357 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:51 am

I've just learned that Aurora
"works with any Windows application that has an “Insert Object...” function or lets you paste images."

OOO's Write seems to be such an application.
I'll be trying to make this work myself but would gratefully accept any advice.

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Re: Is there an alternative to Math?

Postby RGB » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:02 am

One possibility:
KLatexFormula
I do not recommend it, though, nor the others similar projects you can find googling a bit: AFAIK all those projects insert equations as images which is not the best approach, IMO.
Math syntax is similar to LaTeX so you will not be in trouble if your document have just a few equations.
But if you need to type a lot of math close any traditional word processor and try LyX.
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Re: Is there an alternative to Math?

Postby Randy357 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:12 am

Thanks RGB, I'll take another look at Math before checking the alternatives that you've named.
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Re: Is there an alternative to Math?

Postby Robert Tucker » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:12 pm

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Re: Is there an alternative to Math?

Postby Ed2 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:04 am



That has the same issue that RGB raised, it inserts formulae as images.

OOo Math is good for most basic purposes. If you need to produce something more advanced then you're probably better off finding a good TeX editor and writing the whole document in TeX.
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Re: Is there an alternative to Math?

Postby Robert Tucker » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:13 pm

But you can select the image and then click on the editor (recall the macro) to edit it. The .emf (of OOoLatex) and .svg (of TexMaths) images seem to me to be of good quality, the latter "can even resize your equations without any resolution loss" according to the TexMaths site (true to at least some extent for .emf, I believe).
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Re: Is there an alternative to Math?

Postby Agilar » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:51 am

Not quite an alternative - but rather an extension - is a dmath.
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Re: Is there an alternative to Math?

Postby jousha22 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:23 am

Randy357 wrote:I'm running OOO3.1 on Windows 7 Home Premium.

I am a long-time TeX user who has had to use Word once in a while.
You can download a program called Aurora to enter math formulas into a Word document.
Aurora is great for TeX users like myself because such formulas are entered using TeX nomenclature.

Is there a program like Aurora for entering TeX formulas into a Write document?

Many thanks and regards, Randy


I think here more comprehensive description of your problem would allow us to better assist you.It,s also depends on the needed accuracy,where you can trade accuracy vs time.
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