Math LaTeX in Open Office

  1. OOoLatex Extension for Open Office

    The extension can be installed in Open Office by way of Tools -> Extension Manager -> Add. You will also need the following dependencies to carry out the behind the scenes LaTeX makery.

    Dependencies:
    MikText
    Ghostscript
    MinSYS

    It is probably best to install all the programs to one directory and set up the paths in the extension as follows

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    Once installed and configured there will be a new toolbar in the top left of the Open Office window. Press equation and input your LaTeX - there are a few options you can play about with if desired - when you're done hit Latex and some magic stuff will happen

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    Don't worry: it will look nice and smooth when exported to pdf.
     
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  3. cristo

    cristo 8,411
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    But, why? It's a lot easier, and looks a lot better, if you just write and compile a latex document?!
     
  4. This was something I found helpful and thought others might want to know. I'm new to the whole LaTeX thing so I apologise if the topic is redundant.
     
  5. I tried it but got an error that said BASIC runtime errroe. Any suggestion?

    I had a problem configuring ghostscript
     
  6. I am getting the same problem too.

    "Basic runtime error. File not found"

    The code "Shell(sShellCommand, 4, sShellArg, true)" is highlighted.

    Any solution to this problem? I already have configured the 3 programs mentioned above.
     
  7. PerennialII

    PerennialII 1,102
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    It's a nice extension --- occasionally have to work with OO (or those other office suite) documents and now at least the equations look decent. No redundancy there. A typical case when have to collaborate with uninformed people :wink: .
     
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