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MS Word's Equation Editor is awful. Something like LaTex would be much better. But LaTeX is 400 megabytes? Isn't there something smaller I can use? I have Maple but I don't think it includes an equation editor. I just want to put some equations into my web pages. Add them as a gif or jpg.
 

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Try to find an older version of latex. Or just get tex, although I'm not sure how much of the 400 mb for tex/latex is the latex component.
 

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OK, well <a href="http://www1.chapman.edu/~jipsen/mathml/asciimath.html" target="_blank">http://www1.chapman.edu/~jipsen/mathml/asciimath.html</a> ASCIIMathML seems to work very nicely but there is no plug-in for opera -- and you need a plug in for MSIE.
 

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What's eqn?<br><br><br><br>
Oh yea. Maple will "export" to an html file which includes gifs which have the actual equation in them. But they look awful.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://shakahara.com/math200.html" target="_blank">http://shakahara.com/math200.html</a><br><br><br><br>
It is pretty nasty lookin. That 2 on the left is too small, and the parenthesis are awful.
 

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eqn is part of troff that does equations.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man1/eqn.1.html" target="_blank">http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man1/eqn.1.html</a><br><br><br><br>
It's actually quite wonderful for some applications.
 

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I just figured out a system that was so obvious that I overlooked it.<br><br><br><br>
I just use the tex formatting system that is embedded in wikipedia.<br><br><br><br>
For example there are a bunch of formulas on this page <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_temperament" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_temperament</a><br><br><br><br>
I go there, log in, edit the page using wikipedias code for adding equations, described <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing#Mathematical_formulas" target="_blank">here</a>, preview the page, find the formula, and save the *.png file to my computer. Then I can convert it to a gif or jpg to use with my html file, or I can leave it as a png cause most browsers these days can include pngs on a page as well as gifs and jpgs.
 

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slick<br><br><br><br>
I was going to suggest finding a message board that has mimetex or similar installed and making a post, saving the image and deleting but wikepedia probably has a more robust implementation than mimetex and using them is less disruptive.
 

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You could use abiword <a href="http://www.abisource.com/" target="_blank">http://www.abisource.com/</a> which accepts latex style equations as input. Then at that point do whatever you want. OpenOffice.org might also accept latex style equations, but I am not positive.<br><br><br><br>
If you're using this for a webpage why not just use mathml <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathml" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathml</a> ?<br><br><br><br>
EDIT: Just found this website <a href="http://www.latex2html.org/" target="_blank">http://www.latex2html.org/</a> which appears to translate latex equations into mathml.
 
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