Is there anything like LaTeXit, a Mac-only program, that converts math equations into LaTeX code, for windows?


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This list might be a good place to start. The third item on the list, KLatexFormula, looks promising.

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    Hey, thanks! Just installed KLatexFormula and it's exactly what I was looking for!
    – Tropilio
    Jun 18, 2019 at 14:24
  • The pain in the ass for kLatexFormula is the drag'n'drop function does not work for many programmes, like Adobe Illustrator, etc.
    – X.Arthur
    Sep 1, 2022 at 8:34

You can try Latex Equation editor and Laeqed.

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    Can't Latex Equation Editor to work. Keeps throwing unintelligible errors even though I pointed it at the files it wanted.
    – Elliot
    May 8, 2014 at 14:53
  • Same for me, also I couldn't find any solution... Nov 6, 2014 at 12:23
  • I got the same error with Latex Equation editor. It could be a 32bit vs. 64bit issue. Latex Equation editor did not specify which version to download.
    – nickalh
    Jan 28, 2020 at 2:26

You should try EqualX. It seems to work very well. The only bad thing is you can drag and drop, you need to copy paste.


the best Windows editor for LaTeX/Tex is LyX

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    Welcome to TeX.SX. I wouldn't actually call LyX a LaTeX editor. It has it's own file format, and while it does use LaTeX in the background, you don't really have complete control of the code being created by LyX. Feb 21, 2014 at 22:59
  • Thanks,True enough. It really is a word processor/editor. However, all the LateX/TeX code is editable if all you want to do is write documents. How about Mathjax? I've never used it, but it does seem to be able to edit TeX source. Feb 21, 2014 at 23:06
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    For the main body yes, but not so for the preamble. MathJaX is a JavaScript library for rendering math in web browsers, and can understand some LaTeX syntax, but only stuff related to math, AFAIK. Feb 21, 2014 at 23:11
  • LaTeXit is very different from LyX; its purpose is to compile code snippets producing a PDF that can be pasted in another program.
    – egreg
    Feb 21, 2014 at 23:30
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    LyX inserts all kinds of special stuff into the latex it generates. It's essentially a separate format. Once something has been edited in LyX, you have to do a lot of work to make it function elsewhere. SO while LyX itself is great, it is not truly cross compatible like latex.
    – Elliot
    May 8, 2014 at 14:45

If you use chrome, there is an extension that LaTeXifies https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dinfmiceliiomokeofbocegmacmagjhe

Update: Daum editor requires Adobe Flash which is no longer supported by Chrome and Edge is also phasing out.

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