I need to get some equations in .png.

Looking for the solution on the web I found that the standalone documentclass should do the job using the convert option. My code is the following:

\sum_a^b trial

Why when I compile it using pdflatex -shell-escape trial.tex I got the equation only in .pdf? (image magick is already installed)

The same problem appears if I use the sole convert option without any sub-option.

closed as off-topic by Mensch, Werner, jub0bs, mafp, Martin Schröder Sep 26 '13 at 22:50

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    Your code is not the problem, running it I get a .png file. Do you get any error messages? – user36296 Sep 24 '13 at 16:28
  • In the konsole I find: "Class standalone Warning: Conversion failed! Please ensure that shell escape (standalone) is enabled (e.g. use '-shell-escape')." But I already used the -shell-escape options – Marce Sep 24 '13 at 16:30
  • What konsole are you referring to? Is it a bash shell? – hpekristiansen Sep 24 '13 at 20:05
  • I think that the problem is, that -shell-escape is not enabled. Apparently it is not enough to give the option -shell-escape to pdflatex. What distribution of LaTeX are you using? – hpekristiansen Sep 24 '13 at 20:09
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an installation error and solved by uninstalling the package and reinstalling it again. – Mensch Sep 26 '13 at 21:41