[l2h] Where may I find instructions on how to use KLaTeXFormula?

Pat Somerville l_pat_s at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 5 15:52:09 CET 2012

Thanks, Jean-Pierre Chretien, for kindly taking the time to write to me.  I 
wrote to Philippe Faist to attempt to obtain help using KLaTeXFormula using 
his e-mail address provided on http://klatexformula.sourceforge.net/, the 
Web reference you kindly provided to me.


From: "Jean-Pierre Chrétien" <jeanpierre.chretien at free.fr>
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 8:40 AM
To: "Pat Somerville" <l_pat_s at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [l2h] Where may I find instructions on how to use 

> Le 05/11/2012 06:38, Pat Somerville a écrit :
>> Hello.  After downloading and installing updates to software packages in
>> my openSUSE-12.2, Linux operating system and then in editing a .tex file
>> in the text editor, probably Kate, I noticed something new: A window
>> appeared with an image of how a mathematical expression or equation
>> would look in perhaps a context-sensitive menu appearing near the LatTeX
>> code for that equation. Recently I have that feature somehow
>> deactivated. But maybe that feature could be useful for me once I know
>> how to deal with it. Perhaps one way to have it could be to know how to
>> turn it on when one really wants to see how an equation would look
>> without typing the usual latex..... and/or latex2html........ commands.
>> So this might be a time-saving feature for the editor of LaTeX code.
>> Where may I find instructions on how to use that KLaTeXFormula feature,
>> including how to activate and deactivate it? If that information is
>> located in a manual that I might already have in a year-2011, TeX Live
>> installation, please provide a command or instructions by which I may
>> access the appropriate pages or lines in such a manual.
> Seems that KLaTeXFormula is a standalone application
> http://klatexformula.sourceforge.net/
> There may be a plugin in Kate for it, but I do not use this editor, so I 
> can't tell you how to (de)activate it.
> If you are looking for a tex equation editor, you may take a look at LyX 
> (http://www.lyx.org), which includes such a tool, among many features to 
> ease LaTeX access, as it is a frontend to LaTeX. It includes also a 
> formula viewer which can be activated through
> Tools>Preferences>Look&Feel>Display>Instant preview.
> -- 
> Jean-Pierre

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