# Is there any way to get LaTeX in OneNote?

Any thoughts on how to get LaTeX in OneNote?

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 What is »OneNote«? – Thorsten Donig Mar 11 '11 at 9:12 @Thorsten: Microsoft OneNote, the note-taking application that is part of Microsoft Office. – Martin Tapankov Mar 11 '11 at 9:48 @Martin: Thanks for clarification. Should perhaps be mentioned in the question itself since not everybody is running a Wind0ws machine. – Thorsten Donig Mar 11 '11 at 10:42 OneNote – Seamus Mar 11 '11 at 11:00 What is »LaTeX«? – Philipp Mar 11 '11 at 13:26
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[Not quite the answer you are expecting]

No, there's no way to include LaTeX (and I assume you mean the mathematics typeset with it) in OneNote.

One workaround that is sort-of-kinda-working (with severe caveats), so go ahead, if you absolutely need to. This applies to OneNote 2007, so if you have more recent version, it could be somewhat different.

1. Install the MathType Equation editor (Wikipedia description). It's commercial, but you can continue to use the evaluation version sans LaTeX editing and other goodies for free after the trial period is over.
2. Typeset your mathematics with it (with the registered version, it understands TeX mathmode), and drag-and-drop your equations to your OneNote notebooks.

Now, the caveats:

• Formulas are read-only, and appear as images. You cannot edit them once they are in place. At least, they scale properly.
• The expressions are not lined with the text, so if you want to include them in a free-running text, be prepared for a major pain.

That being said, if you'd like to have a note-taking application together with LaTeX mathematics, I suggest turning to a wiki software that supports advanced typeset mathematics. I personally use Confluence, but free alternatives are available (the example that first comes to mind is MediaWiki, which powers Wikipedia, and it has comprehensive LaTeX support).

You will need to set up and administer a web server (and most likely a database server as well) in order to use wiki software, but in the long term, and especially if you are serious about having a space to collect your stuff, this is a superior solution.

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Go here:

http://www.codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php

then type your equation and hit the Enter key. Right click on the automatically generated image and copy it into my OneNote file.

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