[OS X TeX] Sierra 10.12.4 - Pages and LaTeX
Bruno Voisin
bvoisin at icloud.com
Mon Apr 3 22:48:04 CEST 2017
> Le 3 avr. 2017 à 22:12, Richard Seguin <riseguin at earthlink.net> a écrit :
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> Apparently, the new Pages v6.1 has this new feature: "Add elegant mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation.” I haven’t been able to try this yet though because I had problems updating to Sierra, and you need Sierra for this version of Pages.
For what it's worth, here's what I posted to another list a few days ago.
Bruno
> LaTeX support seems to come from iBooks Author, and not be proper LaTeX but instead emulated LaTeX with MathML, via blahtex:
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> https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207569
> https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202501
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> Apple refers to the documentation of blahtex at
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> http://gva.noekeon.org/blahtexml/blahtexml-0.9-doc.pdf
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> and the software itself lives at
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> http://gva.noekeon.org/blahtexml/
> https://github.com/gvanas/blahtexml
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> It seems not to have been updated since 2013, and its inclusion into iBooks Author to date from that time.
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> Attached is the PDF output for a test I quickly made. Equations are nicely integrated within text, with baselines taken care of. I did not set anything regarding the fonts, and the equations use the STIX fonts.
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> Inspecting the .pages file itself (you just need to change the extension from .pages to .zip, then double-click it), the equations are there in a Data folder: a .pdf and a .png image, plus a (very) verbose .plist file describing the equation in excruciating detail.
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> The name of this .plist file, EQKitEnvironment-9.plist, and two files from Pages itself,
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> /Applications/Pages.app/Contents/Resources/EQKitDefaultEnvironment.plist
> /Applications/Pages.app/Contents/Resources/EQKitOperatorDictionary.plist
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> seem to refer to an EQKit framework, but I could not locate it on my Mac.
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> The first time Pages was launched after the update, it asked to choose between this new built-in equation editor and MathType (I have MathType installed, to be able to process the odd Word or PowerPoint file from collaborators):
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> This, and the interface itself for the equations
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> are very reminiscent of the equation editor of MS Office.
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> Bruno
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