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I am looking for a (La)TeX editor – either web-based or OS X – that meets these criteria for mathematical notation:

  • Can export high-resolution images (e.g. 1000+ dpi, adequate for a MBP Retina screen).
  • WYSIWYG interface, preferably instantaneous. I am a TeX newbie and would like to be able to select notation from a menu and get instant graphic feedback on the screen.

I keep my formulas in Evernote. I have previously used MathType, but the two don't work that well together. I won't go in on the details why; but basically you either have to choose between big high resolution images that aren't sufficiently resizable, or adequately-sized images with low resolution.

I have searched around the web but haven't found any online editors that meet these criteria, yet.

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    Often asked, always got the answer: Doesn't exist. Some applications try to do it, but fail at some point or another. – Johannes_B Oct 4 '15 at 16:59
  • “I am a TeX newbie and would like to be able to select formula from a menu and get instant graphic feedback on the screen.” At least try just a basic editor, I think you can adapt easily (less than 5 hours writing math in TeX) and you will probable be much faster after some time. Just try it. – Manuel Oct 4 '15 at 17:02
  • This could be related. – alandella Oct 4 '15 at 20:11
  • Thanks for your comments. Okay, skipping WYSIWYG and using only plain text, are there any advisable applications or services that can easily can output high-resolution images? – Winterflags Oct 4 '15 at 20:41
  • You don't need to export anything. You just compile to PDF and this is vector, hence scalable. It doesn't matter which editor you use - the underlying compilation process is the same. – cfr Oct 4 '15 at 21:33

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