Quick Tip: Tool for Putting LaTex Equations in PowerPoint

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I’m not a big fan of LaTex. That is probably more a reflection of the fact that I don’t have an advanced degree and didn’t have to write a dissertation than anything else.  But one thing that is worse than LaTex is the equation editor in PowerPoint. If you are like us, you use PowerPoint as your primary reporting tool and dread putting equations in.

Matt Sutton was doing just that the other day and thought “there has got to be a better way!”  He found one. A tool called IguanaTex.

[Editors note, 7/1/2021: This tool has moved from the university where it was to a new site]

http://www.jonathanleroux.org/software/iguanatex/

IguanaTex Example

IguanaTex InputCode

There is not much to it, it is free, and it works well.

Here are some equations from a presentation Matt just did:

Equations

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