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mkstreet

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math symbol/math equation support
« on: June 14, 2011, 09:05:41 am »
When I search through the Scribus Wiki about how to enter math symbols and math equations, I find Wiki (and bug reports) about this enhancement.  There is mention of a plug in, too.

All of them seem to say that this enhancement was completed/done back in 2007.

No where does it say, step by step, how to do this.....

As I read it, there is no native Scribus math equation editor, but there is support to do things in LaTex and then import those into your Scribus doc. 

But how to do this???

Nothing obvious in the Scribus menus like "import LaTex"... and/or nothing in the Scribus Wiki/docs to say how to get/install this plug-in (if that is needed?).

Thanks much, in advance.

John_Jason_Jordan

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Re: math symbol/math equation support
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 06:57:04 pm »
As I read it, there is no native Scribus math equation editor, but there is support to do things in LaTex and then import those into your Scribus doc.

The tool you want is called a "render frame." However, render frames were introduced into the development version, not the stable version (currently 1.3.3.14). So if you have 1.3.3.14 you'll need to install the latest development version, which is 1.3.4 RC4. You can install them alongside each other if you like.

I hope that helps. If you need further help, post back which version and operating system you have.
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Re: math symbol/math equation support
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 11:36:34 pm »
If you're familiar with LaTeX, this shouldn't be a problem: just create Render Frame > right click > Edit Source, then add/modify the text. And, when exporting the document to PDF, tick "Embed PDF & EPS files (EXPERIMENTAL)" so that LaTeX code doesn't get rasterized, but rather exported as vector.

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Re: math symbol/math equation support
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 12:43:54 am »
Just to avoid confusion...
So if you have 1.3.3.14 you'll need to install the latest development version, which is 1.3.4 RC4.
the latest development version is actually 1.4.0rc4  ;)
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