Saturday, November 3, 2012

LaTeX Formula in Inkscape Windows 7

The following steps will guide you to get LaTeX formula working in Inkscape running Windows7 (64 bits). 

Step 1 - Install ghostscript
The ghostscript installer gs905w32.exe downloaded from here.

Step 2 - Install ghostview
The ghostview installer gsv50w32.exe downloaded from here.

Step 3 - Install pstoedit
The pstoedit installer pstoeditsetup_win32.exe  downloaded from here.

Step 4 - Install Inkscape
The Inkscape installer Inkscape-0.48.2-1.exe  downloaded from here.

Step 5 - Define path installation folder
  • Right click on computer -> Properties
     
  • Click the Advanced system settings
      
  • Click the Environment Variable
      
  • Select Path and click Edit
      
  • Add (DO NOT REPLACE THE EXISTING VALUE) to the end of variable value, the following paths:
             ;C:\Program Files (x86)\pstoedit;C:\Program Files (x86)\gs\gs9.05;C:\Program Files (x86)\Ghostgum\gsview
     
Step 6 - LaTeX Formula should be available and it works!
     

28 comments:

  1. For Ubuntu(11.10 and above)users:
    Step 1: Search pstoedit in Ubuntu Software Center
    Step 2: Install it
    Now LaTeX Formula will be available.

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  2. It's the first time that I'm able to use the LaTeX functionality of Inkscape in Win7. Thank you!

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  3. Thank you so much!

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  4. Thanks a lot man! you saved me a lot of pain!

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  5. hi..Im student, this article is very informative, thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Thanks. It works in Windows Vista

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  7. Hello Waluyo,
    thank you for posting your solution for others.
    For me it didn't work - Win7_64, Inkscape_0.48.4_r9939, GraphicsMagick-1.3.18-Q8 and Q16, pstoedit_v3.61, gs905w32, gsv50w32, texlive2013. All paths appear correct in system paths.
    pstoedit fails with a procedure entry point ... ... CORE_RL_Magick++.dll message. I have got this working well though:
    http://code.google.com/p/inkscape2tikz/
    I will keep experimenting with the LaTeX formula method to see if I can discover my problem.
    Thanks again for posting your experience. (Chris Hanning)

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    1. Hey could you figure out the problem? It did not work for me either.

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    2. I also have 64bit version of windows

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  8. Thanks a lot your instruction... Its perfect...Awesome job

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  9. Thanks it worked after some updating package

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  10. Thank you!!! worked in 3 minutes, now I'm happy to tex in inkscape :)

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  12. first time that I'm able to use the LaTeX functionality of Inkscape in Win7.

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  13. Wow, it worked in W7 Inkscape 0.48.

    Thaks a lot.

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    1. Thanks for any other great article. Where else may anyone get that kind of info in such a perfect method of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the search for such info.

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  14. Waluyo Adi Siswanto, I follow your steps and now... work well!
    Thank you, thank you so much!

    It worked in W8.1 inkscape 0.48 and gs 9.14... then the paths become:
    ;C:\Program Files (x86)\pstoedit;C:\Program Files (x86)\gs\gs9.14;C:\Program Files (x86)\Ghostgum\gsview.

    Greetings from Italy!

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  15. After 2 hours trying to solve the problem I found your page and have to give you a big THANK YOU!
    It works perfectly now and was so easy!
    Greetings from Germany and keep publishing ;)

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  16. It really works, thank you brother!

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  17. Thanks!!!! This saves me from "hack" jobs that I've had to muddle through before.

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  18. Danke schön!!!
    Obrigado!!!
    Gracias!!!
    Thanks!!!!
    La neta que chingon!!!

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  19. For sure, there will be a lot of students who will going to like this kind of information especially that it can help them in gaining more knowledge and more capabilities in using Windows 7 into their studies.

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