After fighting several hours with keyboard mapping issue with inkscape 0.48 , I found the graal ;
This is a Release candidate version, but I don’t face any bug. First launch is a bit long, but after, it works very well
I don’t know who to thank for this work but if he read those lines i just want to say : THANK YOU !!!!
Of course, my previous blog post on textext is still relevant with this version.
edit : link to native version updated
I’m a regular user of Inkscape for creating illustration of my papers. And one of the convenient Inkscape extension is Textext. Textext allows to write directly your latex formula in Inkscape and to re-edit them later (see website for more precisions).
I spend many hours on the web to find a way to install the Textext extension on my mac (10.8.4), tried almost lots of tricks, but I always faced an issue with the ““The fantastic lxml wrapper for libxml2 is required….” issue when I try use it !
I finally, I found the solution ! Here is the workflow:
Inkscape ( note that you need Xquartz 2.3.4 or higher installed on your Mac)the last RC of native os X version of Inkskape HERE
- Download Textext last version from here
- Download/install the Eggbot extensions for Inkscape (This is the magic trick !)
- Browse inkscape package contents, find the extension directory and copy the 2 Textext file into
- Now you can use Textext extension on your mac !
I hope it works for you too !
I recently discover Sublime text 2 (ST2), and it’s definitely my favorite IDE for python and latex (at least)! Using Latextool plugin of ST2 allows to compile your latex code with pdflatex and obviously see the result into the default ubuntu pdf viewer tool : Evince. The bad thing here, is that the backward sync (from the pdf, find the corresponding part of your code) doesn’t work for me.
So I’ve decided to move to Okular to get that synchronization working again. And it work under the condition to have the correct okular configuration which is :
Settings => Configure Okular => Editor
Chose Custom text editor and add the following line :
And here we go, you have the backward synchro.
However , it remains some other minor issues to solve :
- launch okular by default after pressing CTRL+B in Sublime text
- activate the forward synchro.
A useful package to reduce space before and inside an itemize/enumerate command.
nolistsep remove all extra spaces in itemize and enumerate call.
If you just want to remove vertical space (not the space before and after ), instead of nolistsep you prefer use :
Ubuntu 12.04 provide several UI improvement, however, i’m still not fan of the new overlay scrollbar.
One solution to roll back to the previous ones as explained here :
- for Ubuntu 12.04:
$ sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar liboverlay-scrollbar-0.2-0 liboverlay-scrollbar3-0.2-0
If for some (probably bad ) reasons, you have to convert your whole latex document into a microsoft word one, here are some useful tricks :
- For automatically convert a latex document to a word 2010 document ( figures are not imported for some reasons, but equations are !), you may use : http://www.grindeq.com/index.php?p=latex2word ( it’s a shareware limited to 10 conversions )
- The new equation editor is more convenient for latex user ( it doesn’t support latex but syntax is very close ). some useful shortcuts here : http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=474856
- In order to produce numbered equations, take a look on that screencast : http://www.jonesxml.com/jobailor/insernumberedequation/insernumberedequation.html
- Manage a IEEE citation style in word : http://mikemurko.com/general/ieee-referencing-for-word-2007-2010/