LaTeX in Prezi (Update)

It has been a few years since my initial post about LaTeX in prezi. In that time, the Prezi interface has been updated quite a bit. I did want to let everyone know that the hack I have been using still works, even though things look quite different. To clarify, there is a great Latex-to-image generator available that enables this hack. Specifically, type your latex code after the “?” character in the following URL and you will get an SWF image containing the rendered latex:

http://latex.codecogs.com/swf.latex?1+sin(x)

The way to use this in Prezi is to paste the URL into an image search. It seems like this wouldn’t work because the image sounds like a search box… but don’t worry, it will.

First, select Insert Image…

Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 6.12.50 PM

Then type in your URL:

Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 6.14.13 PMAnd it will return with the rendered LaTeX:

Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 6.14.28 PMIt really is that easy. Of course, if you don’t know LaTeX very well, there is always the CodeCogs online equation editor. And for the record, this whole thing is powered by Code Cogs, so if you use it, please consider making at least a small donation.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “LaTeX in Prezi (Update)

  1. Have you come across Sozi? The workflow is fantastic – you design your whole layout in Inkscape (so anything goes on that front), then draw boxes around your frames as they should appear, and then add the box item to the slide show. The output is standards compliant HTML + js 🙂

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    • Thanks for the link, I hadn’t seen that before. Sozi may be particularly useful now that I’d like to post some presentations on my webpage. One thing I do like is having my slides anywhere I go… of course Dropbox could fill that role with Sozi too in some ways.

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