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\longdivision using [separators in work = false] generates a Missing number error

I’ve spent a bit trying to debug this, but wanted to make sure it wasn’t a known bug before killing myself. I’m trying to use the \longdivision{} command in a LaTeXit equation. It’s alone in the ...
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Latexit not showing the right boundary when using Tikz

Trying trying to use LatexIt to make some standalone figures. The issue is that the right-most boundary does not show up: The preamble that I'm using is \documentclass[10pt]{standalone} \usepackage[...
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How to show Chinese characters in LaTeXiT

I try to render some math equations using LaTeXiT, but Chinese characters does not show correctly: The text I tried to render is english 中文 English. I made the following setup: add \usepackage{xeCJK}...
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LaTeXiT not rendering tikz code properly

This is how the code renders in my document: But this is how it renders in LaTeXiT: It's such a weird error, please help. Here's the code: \schemestart \chemfig{Na_{(s)}} \arrow{0}[,0.25]\+\...
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Create bremsstrahlung feynman diagram with feyngraph

I'm using Latexit to create feynman diagrams and I'd like to create a bremsstrahlung diagram similar to this one but I don't know how to go about getting the nucleus to be vertically below one vertex,...
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LaTeXit error message 34304

I run LaTeXit and get this message (I cannot export): An error occured while trying to create the file with command: /usr/local/bin/gs-noX11 -sstdout=(null)tderr -sDEVICE=eps2write -dNOCACHE -...
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Cannot get Feynmp to work in LaTeXiT

In trying to use feynmp to draw Feynman diagrams in LaTeXiT, I followed the instructions at http://osksn2.hep.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp/~taku/osx/feynmp_latexit.html and found it runs with no errors but does ...
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LaTeXiT and lualatex: auto-crop TikZ picture fails

I'm using the very convenient LaTeXiT tool to incorporate equations and TikZ pictures within a Keynote presentation. Mostly this works smoothly, using the pdflatex engine for typesetting. However, I ...
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LaTeXiT fails to render equation, but does not throw an error

Whenever I attempt to render LaTeX using LaTeXiT, the process appears to complete successfully, yet the display box is empty. Here is a picture of what I see after hitting "LaTeX it" I have ...
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Change angles, lengths and widths in feynmf

I'm trying to draw the following diagram in feynmf: I want to do it in feynmf because it's easy to do in LaTeXiT which means that it automatically comes out with a transparent background, and because ...
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\color{white} doesn't work in LaTeXiT

I want to produce a white \mathcal{L} in LaTeXiT to then copy and paste into a powerpoint presentation. \color{blue} works, but ```color{white} produces nothing - no error, just no result. The entire ...
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Use Feynmp to create feynman diagram in LaTeXiT

I want to create a Feynman diagram using LaTeXiT. I have followed the instructions here http://osksn2.hep.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp/~taku/osx/feynmp.html to install feynmp and the instructions here http://...
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Writing latex codes on tikz

Is it possible to write LaTeX codes on tikz? Let me clarify this with an example: i want to create the unit circle (this part is done) with a separated text with latex code with stuff like $\sin²+\cos²...
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Which versions of TeX do I need?

I currently have all of the following installed on my mac. I want to get back into using TeX for some math papers but think I have some redundant installations of engines (is that what i have below?) ...
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unexpected error LaTeXiT

I just have installed LaTeXiT and it is not working. I get an error message, which says "unexpected error, please see LaTeX > Display last log". I don't know what do to now, though. Here is the text ...
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LaTeXiT indents first line

I am fairly new to LaTeX and I am currently using it to insert formatted equations into Microsoft Word (Office 365 version on Mac). However, for some reason in indents the first line of a multi line ...
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LaTeXiT only renders the bottom half of the equation [duplicate]

When I try to use LaTeXiT it only shows the bottom part of the equation, I have no idea what is causing this problem, I've searched the web about it but can't find anything related. It occurs not only ...
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MacTex 2019 graphics doesn't render properly [closed]

I just upgraded MacTex from 2018 to 2019 using HomeBrew, the graphics didn't render well(very blur compared with the earlier version, guess it is about some changes on the default graphics resolution ...
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LaTeXiT is cropping the pdf

I am using LaTeXiT (pierre chachatelier, www.chachatelier.fr) - latex equation editor for Powerpoint for mac. It's producing pdf that appear to be "cropped" on top (see attached) - I've tried already ...
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Thunderbird, LatexIt! extension - convert failed with error code 1

Since recently deleted from StackOverflow for being off topic, I would like to repost the following question (originally asked by User Фадиме Бекмамбетова): When using the LatexIt! extension for ...
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Latextit behaves crazy

I have LaTeXIt in a Mac running High Sierra. I cannot understand why a simple think like this: \theta = 2\pi does not display anything, but \theta = 3\pi does.
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Cannot change font in LaTeXIt

I use the following preamble to change the font of my LaTeX documents: \usepackage{mathspec} \setmainfont[Ligatures={Common,TeX},Numbers={OldStyle,Proportional}]{Calluna} \setsansfont[Ligatures={...
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Generating a citations list with LaTeXiT?

Is there a way to generate a citations list in LaTeXiT? This answer provides a method (in a normal LaTeX environment) for adding citations to the citation list without having them cited in the ...
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Latexit - using \displaystyle for larger inline math

I am using Latexit to generate latex for some powerpoint slides. LatexIt is an equation editor that makes it easy to generate equations and export them as PNG, PDF, SVG, etc to use in other programs, ...
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LaTeXiT 2.9.0: exporting does not work properly when the file include "/"

LaTeXiT2.9.0, macOS High Sierra. Recently, LaTeXiT2.9.0 has changed the setting of filename when you drag the formula. It was like 'latex-image-1.pdf' previously, however, now uses codes as a name, ...
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LaTeXiT: Recently lost ability to go from PowerPoint back to LaTeXiT

I have been using LaTeXiT for a few years and have many presentations in PowerPoint with embedded equations. About a month ago, I lost the ability to convert equations embedded in a PowerPoint ...
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Is there a way to write a multiline equation using the LateXiT software?

Sometimes for something simple I write in Microsoft Word, but since I still want to insert equations fast, I use the free LateXiT software on my mac. This allows me to write the equation in a latex ...
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non-square picture dimensions for a LaTeXiT circle

Running the following in LaTeXiT preamble: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage[usenames]{color} %used for font color \usepackage{amssymb} %maths \usepackage{amsmath} %maths \usepackage[utf8]{...
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Display failing to update past 46th line of code [duplicate]

I'm a complete novice with LaTeX. Excuse the bluntness of this ignorant question which most likely has an obvious answer. On my LaTeXit, the display window fails to update past the 46th line of code. ...
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CircuiTikZ code generator with OmniGraffle

I just read a thread on here about generating CircuiTikz code with OmniGraffle. I downloaded OmniGraffle and followed the instructions, but was not able to generate the tex-code. My question is: Can ...
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How to install TikZ library in OSX to use in LaTeXiT?

I am trying to use TikZ library in LaTeXiT, but can't find a way to install TikZ. Below is a screenshot from LaTeXiT. Installed MacTeX and then tried to configure LaTeXiT to use pdflatex from texlive....
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LaTeXiT: increase resolution

I'm using LaTeXiT to embed equations in my Evernote notebook. The complete package that I have includes LaTeXiT, BasicTex and GhostScript, and I configured it to produce PNG bitmap images, as ...
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\pause like equations update in powerpoint [closed]

I'm doing a presentation in PowerPoint and use LaTeXiT to compile latex formulas into pdf and pasting them into the presentation. I want some formulas to appear chunk by chunk on the slides. Now I ...
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*noob* LaTeXiT long division

Like it says in the title I'm a complete noob trying to get LaTeXiT to do a simple long division sum. I've installed the complete latex package I've obtained from here https://tug.org/mactex/mactex-...
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LaTeXiT not compatible with macOS Sierra?

I updated to Sierra today and found that LaTeXiT shipped with MacTeX cannot be launched any more. (The icon keeps bouncing in the Dock.) Anyone knows how to fix it?
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*LaTeX it!* under macos: Getting "missing package" for simple TeX code

I followed the install instructions on the github page of LaTeX it! The files latex and dvips under /Library/TeX/texbin/latex and /Library/TeX/texbin/dvips seem to be shortcuts, as upon selecting ...
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specifying dimensions of document to match size of text / math environment

How set the dimensions of the space allocated to an environment? e.g. if I wanted a single equation $x^2 + y^2 = R^2$ to be centred in an area exactly 5cm high and 10cm long, how might I do this? I ...
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Why won't Tex show more than one page? [closed]

I'm using tex for the first time and my professor gave us the template for a homework problem set. I opened it in LaTeXiT (the software he told us to use) and for some reason it won't show past the ...
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LaTeXit show just the first page

I'm a beginer in Latex and I like to learn about it, as I'm user Mac, I installed LaTeXit, but I have multiple problems. I begin to write in the editor area, but I just get the first page of the ...
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"Missing $ inserted" with LaTeXiT on macOS

I have a new MacBook Pro running macOS Sierra 10.12.1, and I want to create a document using Latex. I have lots of experience doing this previously on Windows and Ubuntu. For macOS, it seems that the ...
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TikZ: Connect "normal" coordinates with coordinates in a scope environment?

I am trying to achieve something like this in TikZ with LaTeXiT to use it in a non TeX environment as an .svg or .png: With this code: \documentclass[11pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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Is it possible to drag and drop an equation from PowerPoint to edit in LaTeXit without overwriting what is already there?

I'm pretty new to LaTeXit, and I'm not sure if this is possible but it would save me so much time. Basically I want to be able to drag an equation I've already added to a PowerPoint (2016 Mac) back ...
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I can't export LaTeXiT equation to pdf with outlined fonts

I recently updated to the new version of MacTeX and now LaTeXiT is giving me problems. I normally export the symbols as "PDF with outlined fonts" and just drag/drop them in Illustrator, but now when I ...
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LaTeXiT does not render anymore

I have a weird problem with LaTeXiT 2.8.0 on MAC 10.11.5 It isn't rendering anymore. Even a simple \alpha isn't shown although there is no error message. I tried all different modes like Align, ...
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LaTeXIt Image Width

I'm not much of a LaTeX jockey, but I use it to typeset equations via LaTeXIt. I'm noticing that LaTeXIt will cut off the typeset image if it exceeds a certain width - I've looked for a document ...
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Drag and drop from LaTeXit to PowerPoint

I am using LaTeXiT 2.8.0, MacTeX 2015 and PowerPoint 15.18 on OS X 10.11. Dragging and dropping from LaTeXiT to PowerPoint does not work. The equation simply doesn't appear in PowerPoint (there's no ...
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Graphs of Implicit Curves using Tikz, gnuplot, and LaTeXIt

I need to create .png files of graphs that I create. Specifically, the graphs need to have a transparent background. I have been using LaTeXIt to compile my tikz code, and it has worked well. ...
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Linkback just can't work in LaTeXiT!

I'm new to OS X and LaTeXiT for a week. I can use the 'Detect and typeset equations' successfully in the 'Service' menu of Pages, then it produces the right things which should be. However, I can't ...
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Paragraph ended before \align*

I need help learning how to use LaTeXiT. I keep getting the following error, no matter what I try (be it different codes, or very basic "hello world" codes). Paragraph ended before \align* was ...
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Transparent background in LaTeXiT using the Beamer class

I want to typeset math in LaTeXiT in the same way it appears in Beamer. To be consistent with my Beamer presentation, I use the following preamble in LaTeXiT: \documentclass[11pt]{beamer} \...
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