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!


  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.

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

  3. Thank you so much!

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

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

  6. Thanks. It works in Windows Vista

  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:
    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)

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

    2. I also have 64bit version of windows

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

  9. Thanks it worked after some updating package

  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.

  13. Wow, it worked in W7 Inkscape 0.48.

    Thaks a lot.

    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.

  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!

  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 ;)

  16. It really works, thank you brother!

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

  18. Danke schön!!!
    La neta que chingon!!!

  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.