# [OS X TeX] Problem with LaTeXit

François Chaplais francois.chaplais at mines-paristech.fr
Wed Mar 4 23:05:18 CET 2009

same LaTexXit (1.16.1) on 10.5.6.
I paste
\pagestyle{empty}
into the header section of LaTeXiT (you can reveal it by lowering the
divider just above you placeholder for LaTeX code).
Then I paste
\alpha
into the LaTeX placeholder (no \begin{document}, no dollars)
I click the "Display" tab below this and hit the "LaTeXiT" button to
typeset
and boom I get an alpha character which drags and drops, resizes etc
nicely in Keynote.
Have you tried removing the document stuff and the dollars? they are
not needed here.

François

Le 4 mars 09 à 22:35, Michael Braun a écrit :

> Hi.  Hopefully this is an appropriate mailing list for this question
> (if not, can you please point me in the right direction?)
>
> This is question about LaTeXiT 1.16.1, which I would like to use it
> to embed LaTeX equations in my Keynote presentations.  I am running
> Mac OSX 10.5.5, and I have TeXLive installed as my TeX
> distribution.  I have no problems at all compiling or viewing LaTeX
> documents on my system.
>
> However, I cannot seem to get LaTeXiT to work at all.   For example,
> suppose I just want to display an alpha.  The source that LaTeXiT
> generates is:
>
> \documentclass[10pt]{article}
> \usepackage[usenames]{color}\color[rgb]{0.000,0.000,0.000}
> \usepackage{amssymb}
> \usepackage{amsmath}
> \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
>
> \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document}$\displaystyle \alpha >$
> \end{document}
>
> The problem is that there is really no pattern to what happens when
> I run this in LaTeXiT.  The first time, it might work, but then if I
> add a subscript, like \alpha_i, I'll get nothing.  And then if I go
> back to \alpha, I get nothing.  But usually, I won't even get \alpha
> the first time.  If I try displaying simple text or numbers, it's
> usually in some kind of corrupted, poorly spaced default font, and
> not a standard, nice-looking LaTeX font.  (It looks like what you'd
> get in a pdf file if the fonts aren't configured correctly).
> Sometimes deleting the fr.club.ktd.LaTeXiT.plist file helps, but
> usually not.  Clearing the history never helps.  There are no errors
> in the log that I can see.
>
> This is not a problem just with greek letters.  If I enter \int_0^x,
> I get the 0 and the x, but no integral sign, and the 0 and x are in
> position, but in that ugly, sans-serif font that just looks like a
> mistake.
>
> I'm sorry I can't describe this output better, but I can provide
> images of this output if it would be helpful (I didn't want to post
> images to the message board).  But I would appreciate any help
> someone on this list can offer.  Thanks in advance.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Michael
>
>
> -------------------------------------------
> Michael Braun
> braunm _at_ mit.edu
>
>
>
>
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