# [OS X TeX] iBooks Author 2.0 supports LaTeX

jhgowen jhgowen at mac.com
Wed Oct 24 10:16:27 EDT 2012

Very strange process. Because it is in Math mode by default, if you want to write a paragraph of text with some extra characters in, such as \AA or \pm, you have to drop out of \text{} mode, delete the \$ signs, and then it will work.

Secondly, it puts it all on one line, ignoring any line spaces, carriage returns in the LaTeX.

But, if they want to address the academic market, a sizable chunk of which uses LaTeX, they hopefully will expand their TeX support, to something other than equations, at least for import of existing documents.

James

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James Owen
jhgowen at mac.com

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On 23 Oct 2012, at 17:42, Gary L. Gray <glgray at me.com> wrote:

> On Oct 23, 2012, at 5:15 PM, Domenico Bianculli <bianculli.domenico at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> According to this support document
>> <http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5321> they use blahtex to convert LaTeX
>> commands into MathML.
>
> Interesting, thanks for the info.
>
> I did play with iBooks Author a little earlier this afternoon and most plain LaTeX that I threw at it worked. It isn't clear to me how to number equations, label them, and reference them, but that is likely due to my lack of knowledge of iBooks Author. Unfortunately, it does not support much of the equation stuff in AMS-LaTeX, which may be a deal breaker for me.
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> Gary
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