Looking for something desktop based really but nice find regardless, thanks.
September 11th 2010, 10:29 AM
You can look it up in the search field here; keywords may be: LaTex, equation (editor),... Unfortunately, I'm not aquainted enough with these topics.
September 13th 2010, 02:08 PM
I'm using Lyx now, it's not too bad but I think I'll switch to word+aurora when I can afford it.
Hard to make anything look not incredibly boring in Lyx ha.
September 14th 2010, 09:14 AM
Of course MathType will do that and do it very well, but it's not free. There's a free, open-source word processor I'm aware of that has a LaTeX equation editor built in: AbiWord. If you go that route, pay attention during the install process; the equation editor is an optional component, so make sure to check that box.
September 14th 2010, 09:24 AM
I would stay away from using Word. LaTeX, while having a steep learning curve, is simply the best for mathematical typing. See here for a reason to use LaTeX for any serious mathematical typing. Someone gave me the excellent advice to learn LaTeX during undergrad days, so that when it came time to type up my thesis, I could do it without learning LaTeX as I went.
September 14th 2010, 10:55 AM
I wonder if there's a plugin for OpenOffice, that would be a good compromise.
Or I could just do HTML and use JS to parse it, I found a JS LaTeX parser the other day but the page wouldn't load :/
You know if AbiWord can export to word/openoffice?
September 14th 2010, 11:01 AM
Yeah, I meant to mention that in my earlier post. AbiWord can save in .doc, .docx, .odt, and .sxw formats (and others, but these are the ones you asked about).