[scribus] mathematical equations

Mike Morris twriterext at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 00:15:01 CEST 2008

If GIF'S are truly a problem for you, there might be another possibility.  I
have successfully used an application called MathType by Design Science (
http://www.dessci.com/en/products/mathtype/) with InDesign CS3 (but I
haven't yet tried it with Scribus).

MathType allows you to save your equations as an EPS or an EPS/tiff.
Scribus should be able to accept the EPS (although, as I said above, I
haven't yet tried it).

MathType is not free, but it is the least expensive of the independent
applications I have found (<$100 US or <$60 US if you can provide acamedic

I have found it relatively easy to use and effective for a wide range of
mathematical operations.

Note that if you need to edit the equation(s), the editing must be done in

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 2:35 PM, Louis Desjardins <
louis_desjardins at mardigrafe.com> wrote:

> Thomas Zastrow a écrit :
>> Gustavo Homem schrieb:
>>> In Scribus directly, its not possible. But you can do the following:
>>>> - Create your equation in OpenOffice.
>>>> - Right click on it and export it to MathML
>>>> - Use JEuclid, a MathML implementation in Java, to convert the
>>>> MathML-File into SVG, PostScript or whatever
>>>> - Import that into scribus.
>>> It's not so complicated. If you write the text on OpenOffice Writer and
>>> then export to HTML, the formulas get exported to gifs which can then be
>>> imported directly intro Scribus.
>>> Cheers
>>> Gustavo
>> Thanks, you are right :-)
> Hmmm... GIF is not the preferred format in pre-press. If that document is
> meant to be printed, it is to be avoided (some might add, avoided *at all
> costs*)...
> Louis
>> Best,
>> Tom
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