Request for equation support

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paulpcarey
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:21 pm Post

Hi
I use Scapple for math notes. All my notes are web based and use MathJax. To get them into Scapple I currently use latex2png.com. This is ok, but a bit awkward. Adding Latex support to Scapple would be a very welcome addition.
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kewms
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Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:02 am Post

I can't speak for Keith, but I suspect that he would say that a full-fledged LaTeX parser is out of scope for Scapple. (Scrivener doesn't even have one.)

However, you might look at something like MathType as a Mac-based, rather than web-based alternative.

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Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:56 pm Post

Fair enough. Thanks for the suggestion, I was unaware of MathType.

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Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:56 am Post

A warning: MathType currently doesn't run under Catalina (existing versions are 32 bit), and its new developer Wiris hasn't announced a release date for a 64 bit version. Its old competitor MathMagic has no plans for going to 64 bit. The standard (free) LaTeX installation for the Mac, MacTeX, contains an equation editor LaTeXiT, which should work well with Scapple, but it needs the rest of the installation to run, you need to learn some LaTeX codes to make it work, and I haven't had time to test it yet.