Online LaTeX Editors

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You can edit your LaTeX documents with online editors that run across platforms and are device independent. Documents get saved online, thus giving you and other members of a work group easy access from anywhere.

Online editors for LaTeX documents cover a wide range of functionalities. At the most basic level, there is the formula editor, which uses LaTeX code for typesetting mathematical formulae. These formulae are then saved as image files for later use in an Office document. In addition, there are websites that simulate full LaTeX editors. These editors let you edit using LaTeX code and, typically, allow you to download the completed document as a PDF file afterwards.

Frequently, you will need to register, but once you do so, you will have access to a LaTeX editor and diverse templates, plus a storage location for your own documents. In many cases, you can share your documents with other users who have read and write permissions.

Formula Editors

A formula editor is actually not a full fledged LaTeX editor. These editors generate formulae from mathematical LaTeX code. You can download the formulae as image files and insert them into an Office document. These types of editors are interesting to users who as a rule use Office Suite to create documents, but who don't want to forego the excellent results achieved by LaTeX in typesetting formulae. From among the plethora of candidates available in this genre, I want to introduce two exceptional examples. These are the German language LaTeX-Formeleditor [1] and the English Daum Equation Editor [2].


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