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Some of the important features of the LaTex Editor addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with LaTex Editor.

In short, LaTex Editor is a lite editor and compiler with simple and intuitive interface. Moreover, you can convert latex documents to PDF with the click of a button!. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

5 Reasons to Use LaTex Editor

  • Allows you to view edit latex code right in your browser.

  • Written on top of LaTex.js & CodeMirror JavaScript libraries.

  • Can convert latex documents to PDF.

  • Can drag and drop or open tex documents via file selector UI.

  • Available for Chrome, Opera and Firefox browsers on all operating systems.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is LaTex Editor?

    LaTex Editor, is a free and open-source latex editor for modern browsers. With this app, you can open any .tex file and edit the code via the built-in latex editor. Moreover, you can compile the code and see the rendered document within the app (bottom section). Currently, the latex compiler only works for basic latex commands. For complex documents, you need to install a native latex application. Once a latex code is compiled you can click on the print button to print the document to .pdf format (via the print UI). Please note that this app uses CodeMirror and LaTex.js open-source javascript libraries. You dont need to adjust any settings for this addon, simply open any latex document and start working on it right away.

  • 2. How can I work with this addon?

    Working with latex editor addon is very easy. Simply open a .tex file or drag and drop the file to the app UI. Alternatively, you can copy and paste the code in the editor area or right your own from scratch. Once editing the code is done, please click on the compile button to convert the latex code to an HTML5 document. The compiled document (HTML) is then rendered in the app UI, bottom section. At any time, you can click on the PDF button to open the print window. If you have a pdf writer in the printer list, you can click on that to convert the HTML5 document to PDF. Next time when you click on the PDF button, the pdf printer will be set as the default option, so you dont need to re-select that again. As mentioned above, this app does not have any settings or options to adjust. Simply add it to your browser and start editing latex documents. A sample code is also included in the app. When you open the app for the first time, the sample latex code will be loaded in the editor area. Please read the sample code to get an idea of the commands that the latex compiler can process.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for LaTex Editor?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. Does this app work similar to the native latex applications?

    The short answer is no. This app does not have the performance similar to the native applications, because it uses a Javascript API to compile latex document. It is only good for basic latex commands. Moreover, the compilers speed is lower comparing to native applications. But, on the other hands, it does not need any external libraries or applications and everything works seamlessly inside your browser. Therefore, it is much easier to work with comparing to the native applications.

  • 5. What options are available in LaTex Editor?

    As mentioned above, there are no options or settings to adjust in this addon. Simply add it to your browser and start working with it. In the future versions, some options for rendering and compiling latex documents will be added.

  • 6. What API/engine is behind this latex editor?

    This app is built based on two famous and open-source JavaScript libraries called CodeMirror and LaTex.js. Please visit this page to get more info about latex.js and this page for CodeMirror APIs.

  • 7. How can I reload the app?

    On top right corner in the app UI, there is a reload button. Please press on this button if you want to reload the app, or in case something goes wrong within the app UI. Please note that the editor automatically restores the last opened document whenever the UI is opened or reloaded.

  • 8. Is this app available for mobile browsers?

    Yes, this app can be used in both mobile and desktop machines. It can be used in all browsers and platforms including mobiles and tablets as long as a modern browser with addon capabilities is installed.

  • 9. Can I use a different engine other than latex.js or codemirror in this app?

    No, currently this app is only working with the default engines. There is no option to change or alter the APIs in the current version. Support for this feature may be added in future versions.

  • 10. How can I disable this addon?

    When this addon is closed, it is inactive by default. But if you want to permanently disable the addon, please open the extensions tab in your browser and then click on the disable button.

  • 11. Where can I find the privacy policy for LaTex Editor?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.


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