I am experiencing a problem with TexMath extension for LibreOffice. This problem began when I installed the latest build of LibreOffice. I followed the instructions to download the texmath.oxt file, then went to tools -> extension manager and enabled the extension. The normal symbols for TexMath appeared in the toolbar. However, when I attempted to use it, it asked me to configure the appropriate paths for latex xelatex, dvipng and dvisvgm.
In order to confirm the correct paths, I opened a terminal and typed:
the return was as expected:
I repeated the same process for the other paths. however when I tried to save these paths, I received the following error message:
the program latex was not found, please check its path
I am very confused and frustrated. The other latex editors I have installed are working fine, so I don't believe that anything is fundamentally wrong with the installation.
However, to be sure, I reinstalled everything, including
sudo apt-get install texlive-full
after completing this process, I am faced with exactly the same error in LibreOffice, despite latex working perfectly well in dedicated latex editors.
can anyone please give me some advice?
You may wonder why i don't just use a dedicated latex editor, which is a fair question. I use this feature in libreoffice extensively for note taking. I find that its just faster and easier for notes. I tend to only use dedicated latex editors for work that others will see (publication etc), and I find that I'm much slower.
If anyone could please give me some advice on how to fix this i would be eternally grateful.
Thank you in advance