Thursday, August 13, 2009

Zoho Writer LaTeX equation editor

I think the LaTeX support in Zoho Writer's equation editor is a fantastic idea. Although, I don't know what would happen to the LaTeX source when exporting for backup purposes.

Document can be exported as LaTeX.

I ran into the following issues with the equation editor.

  • The sigma representing a sum is tipped backwards at an angle when used in the denominator of a fraction. Changing to italics seems to straighten it up.

  • I couldn't figure out how to change the font.

  • When exporting to PDF, the equations looked a little blurry compared to text.
So I will stick with TexShop on the Mac for the moment. However, the Zoho editor is very useful for finding the LaTeX commands for mathematical symbols.

1 comment:

Ahmed said...

Brad : Thanks for trying out Zoho Writer. For backup purposes, we do have an option of exporting the document in LaTeX format. Click on the export button from the toolbar and choose the "LaTeX" option from the drop-down menu download the document to your desktop or local drive.

Sorry about the formatting issues faced by you with the LaTeX equations. If the document in question doesn’t have anything confidential, you can share it with support[at]zohowriter[dot]com for further analysis. We'll get back to you details on the fix soon.