IguanaTex - A Free Latex Plug-In for PowerPointIguanaTex

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A Free LaTeX Add-In for PowerPoint on Windows and Mac

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.

Usage

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:

Iguana Tex input window

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.

Example of IguanaTex output

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.

Generated bitmap displays are ordinary PowerPoint images, and vector displays are PowerPoint shapes. They can be grouped, animated, rotated, moved, resized, etc. Further editing of the equation will preserve all these changes.

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.

Both the image and LaTeX code are saved with the presentation: you can display your presentation on any computer, even those without IguanaTex. Of course, equations can only be edited if you install IguanaTex.

Former TexPoint users, rejoice: you can now edit with IguanaTex (v1.40+) 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

Mac

Download & Installation

The current version, for Windows and Mac, is 1.59 (April 27, 2021) and can be downloaded from Github. Here is the changelog. Please follow the installation instructions.

Older, Windows-only versions can be downloaded from this website. 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.

Tips, 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.

License

Creative CommonsIguanaTex 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.

Info and Credits

The current version of IguanaTex is maintained by Jonathan Le Roux, in collaboration with Tsung-Ju Chiang for the Mac version. 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.

Special thanks to Hammad M, Greg Anderson, Amir Bin Sulaiman, Michael Bu▀ler, Evan Cooch, Eran Hof, Ahiteme Nicodeme Houndonougbo, Moshe Mishali, Thomas Stehle, Wei Sun, Henrik Zimmer, Malte von Scheven, Peter Plo▀, 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, Andreas Herkle, archerc, Monroe Weber-Shirk, Arrigo Benedetti, and Ruichen Jiang for help with programming, debugging, and suggestions.