Latex Plugin For Powerpoint Mac

Latex Plugin For Powerpoint Mac

  • Latest Version:

    LaTeXiT 2.14.5 LATEST

  • Parallels desktop for mac windows emulator mac. Requirements:

    Mac OS X 10.9 or later

  • Author / Product:

    Pierre Chatelier / LaTeXiT for Mac

  • Old Versions:

  • Filename:


  • Details:

    LaTeXiT for Mac 2020 full offline installer setup for Mac

Getting LaTeX. LaTeX is free software under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL). LaTeX is distributed through CTAN servers or comes as part of many easily installable and usable TeX distributions provided by the TeX User Group (TUG) or third parties. If you run into trouble, visit the help section.

LaTeXiT for Mac is a small utility that allows you to quickly typeset LaTeX equations, without bothering with file creation, preambles, and so on. The PDF image obtained can then be exported by drag'n drop to any application supporting it. This is very useful to insert equations in presentations made with Keynote or Powerpoint. The app also features an application service, so that you can type and transform equations directly in most text editors (Pages, Nisus Writer Express, TextEdit..).
Latex Plugin For Powerpoint MacShould LaTeXiT for macOS be categorized, it would be an equation editor. This is not the plain truth since LaTeXiT is 'simply' a graphical interface above a LaTeX engine. However, its large set of features is a reason to see it as a text editor; this is the goal in fact.
Balking is forgiven. This is to get rid of that burden that the app was created. With the tool, you only focus on your equation. The result is automatically cropped and you can drag and drop it in any application, in the desired format (certainly PDF).
You are maybe familiar with the LaTeX language. Then you are given a great power to compose equations, from the simplest to the most complex ones, with a perfect result. But to be honest, you don't really want to go though all of the following steps just to illustrate a document:
  • create a tex file with its preamble,
  • compile this file,
  • crop the result,
  • insert that part in your document,
  • delete or backup the files you have just used,
  • restart from the beginning if you want to modify a little thing in the equation.

Even if LaTe XiT for Mac simplifies the whole process of 'latexizing' you do not lose control over the advanced uses of the LaTeX engine. You can still select the LaTeX engine, include packages, change the preamble, use scripts… The graphical interface makes it possible to hide that to the beginner, but a fine grained customization is never far away.

Quick links: [Download][FAQ][Google Group]

IguanaTex is a PowerPoint add-in which allows you to insert LaTeX equations into your PowerPoint presentation. It is distributed completely for free, along with its source code.


If you know how to use LaTeX, it is very easy to use IguanaTex. Select New LaTeX display from the IguanaTex tab of the ribbon, and you will get a dialog box where you can type your equation:

Type any valid LaTeX code, and click on Generate. IguanaTex will compile your code into LaTeX, generate an image from it and insert it into PowerPoint.

Need to change something in the equation? Just select the image, then click on 'Edit LaTeX display' in the IguanaTex tab of the ribbon, and the IguanaTex dialog will re-appear so you can edit the LaTeX code.

You can also treat the equation as an ordinary PowerPoint image. For example, it can be grouped, animated, rotated, moved, and resized. Further editing of the equation will preserve all these changes.

If you need to make similar changes to multiple displays (e.g., changing latex engine, size, DPI, vector/bitmap, transparency, and simple text search & replace), select multiple displays or even multiple slides, and use 'Regenerate selection' to apply all changes at once.

When you save the presentation, both the image and the LaTeX code are stored. This means that you can display your presentation on any computer, even computers on which IguanaTex is not installed (no more missing fonts!). Of course, equations can only be edited if you install IguanaTex.

If you were a TexPoint user, rejoice: you can now (v1.40+) use IguanaTex to edit your TexPoint displays, which will be automatically converted to IguanaTex format. You can either edit a TexPoint display as a normal IguanaTex one as described above, or just select one or more TexPoint displays (or the slides that contain them) and click on 'Regenerate selection' to convert them to IguanaTex format.

System Requirements

  • Windows 2000 or later. We now also support 64-bit versions of Windows. (Mac users, see 'Can I use IguanaTex on a Mac?')
  • PowerPoint: IguanaTex has been tested with PowerPoint 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 (both 32 and 64 bit), and PowerPoint 2003. It is likely to also work in PowerPoint 2000 and 2007.
  • LaTeX (can be downloaded from MiKTeX or TeX Live)
  • (Optional but recommended): GhostScript and ImageMagick, required to use the optional LaTeX to PDF to PNG conversion.
  • (Optional but recommended): TeX2img, used for vector graphics output.

Download & Installation

Download IguanaTex here. The current version is 1.57 (May 30, 2019). Here is the changelog.

After downloading, follow the instructions on the download page to load the add-in in PowerPoint.

Stay up to date: IguanaTex Google Group

To be informed of the release of new versions, you can subscribe to the IguanaTex Google Group.

Bugs and Known Issues

If you are having trouble installing or using IguanaTex, please see the frequently asked questions.

Source code on Github

The source code for all versions of IguanaTex is available on Github.

IguanaTex is free and open source, and you are encouraged to modify it and tailor it to your needs. If you create any useful modifications of IguanaTex, please let me know (email: ), so that others can enjoy your work as well.


IguanaTex is free. You can use it any way you like and no payment is necessary. Formally, the work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Show your appreciation by giving to the Union of Concerned Scientists

IguanaTex is free, but if you like it and would like to show your appreciation, I encourage you to donate to the non-profit Union of Concerned Scientists through my IguanaTex Fundraising Page. $816 raised on my previous fund should be added to the amount displayed here. (Note: absolutely nothing goes to me)

The Union of Concerned Scientists 'puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems', first and foremost global warming.

Let's all be concerned scientists!


The current version of IguanaTex is maintained by Jonathan Le Roux. It was expanded from the original version, written by Zvika Ben-Haim, originally to add support for groups and formatting, then later many more features. See the changelog for details. The current version also includes a modification by Hammad M to make the IguanaTex editor window resizeable.

Special thanks to Greg Anderson, Amir Bin Sulaiman, Michael Bußler, Evan Cooch, Eran Hof, Ahiteme Nicodeme Houndonougbo, Moshe Mishali, Thomas Stehle, Wei Sun, Henrik Zimmer, Malte von Scheven, Peter Ploß, Lasse Tidemann, Soren Wrang, Peter Koch, Mitchell Wand, Moshe Idan, Stephan Schedler, Mike West, Tag, Martin Bruehl, Evan Cooch, Robert Sattler, Bill White, Riccardo spica, Utophii Logos, Ivor Bowden, Chuan Li, Arnaud Woiselle, Christoph Naumann, Jinyu Lee, Ralf Tautenhahn, and Andreas Herkle for help with programming, debugging, and suggestions.

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