[OS X TeX] RE: New Editor.
vonHellberg at Wispertel.net
Sun May 3 12:05:54 EDT 2009
On 2009.05.03, at 17:27:20, Alain Schremmer wrote:
> I teach mathematics and the volume of my email correspondence with
> my students is slowly increasing. A huge stumbling block of course
> is that it is near impossible to write mathematics in an email. What
> the students often do is to scan a handwritten paper and attach it.
> It seems to me that a "featureless" LaTeX application that would
> allow writing mathematics up to, say, calculus level out of the box
> and nothing else, no bibliography, no table of contents, no index,
> etc would find a "market" there. The pdf in the same window as the
> source is what made me think of it. Particularly if using something
> like Gerhardt's Flashmode.
> Maybe you could put out for free your initial, "featureless" version
> to that effect and offer for sale the subsequent feature loaded
> versions as TeXWriter Plus. Nowadays it is in fact an often-used
> marketing approach.
There's a small, free program that might be adequate for your
needs ... if you use a Mac. It's called LaTeXiT, and it can be
downloaded at http://ktd.club.fr/programmation/latexit_en.php . I use
it regularly when corresponding with colleagues. I type only the code
for an equation into the data-entry window (no "equation" or
"eqnarray" environments), click the "LaTeX it!" button, and Bingo!
There's my final equation in the results-window. Then to the Menu bar
where I choose Edit/Copy the image as/Default format (TIFF), and then
paste it into the body of my email. Slick and easy!
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