LaTeX in Open Office

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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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cristo
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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?!
 
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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.
 
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I tried it but got an error that said BASIC runtime errroe. Any suggestion?

I had a problem configuring ghostscript
 
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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.
 
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PerennialII
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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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