I have used the XMind mind mapping software and for years I have pasted png images of equations written in Tex/LaTeX into the topics to display complex equations. Is there a way to generate equations directly in XMind?

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! This seems to be a question about input to XMind rather than doing anything compiled with TeX, so off-topic here really. support.xmind.net may be a better place to ask, although an existing request seems to have been unfruitful support.xmind.net/customer/portal/questions/… – Dai Bowen Dec 13 '16 at 21:08
  • You could use instead equationmap.com. It is very simple to use and Save&Share in LaTeX. – Sebastiano Dec 13 '16 at 22:27
  • @Sebastiano Looks kike an awesome tool, but I don't use mind maps just to write equations. I use it to structure ideas of which equations are occasionally a part of. So this would not work for my purposes. It is awesome nonetheless. – grldsndrs Dec 13 '16 at 23:01
  • I hope that in future my suggest can to help you. Best regards. – Sebastiano Dec 13 '16 at 23:09
  • It is open source, so you could always try to figure out a way to modify it yourself ;). – cfr Dec 14 '16 at 0:21

You're probably out of luck with that. According to the xmind support

there are something fundamental issues that prevent implementing rich-text support

Nevertheless, you are not alone, and an alternative apparently exists.

  • Yeah , I've been all over the XMnd developer and support sites and I've seen the alternative software. But I'm sort of locked in to XMind, as my maps are extremely large and apparently not importable. I thought maybe someone here could bring me joy. – grldsndrs Dec 13 '16 at 23:45
  • LaTeX isn't exactly RTF, is it? Though presumably an entire TeX parser is unlikely to be easier that enabling bold and italics ;). – cfr Dec 14 '16 at 0:14
  • @cfr yeah that's over my head – grldsndrs Dec 14 '16 at 1:52

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