How to make LaTeX easier than it is?
There is a “Text” tool in GeoGebra that we use for inserting text into our drawings. Using “Text” tool we can operate with formulas. For this purpose we mainly use LaTeX.
For many people LaTeX is not easy to use, and I’m not the exclusion. Personally, I find working with the source code (\sqrt, \frac, etc.) a bit hard and uncomfortable. And for my teachers (and teachers in general) it’s very hard to deal with it, because they are not really in computers. I can’t say the teachers are lazy or they don’t want to study. THEY REALLY DO, but it’s too hard for them. They want to use it without any problems. They shouldn’t think what for this code is and what for that one is.
The main idea of this topic is how to make work with LaTeX easier, more pleasant and more comfortable.
1.We will need the program called MathType. Unfortunately, this program is not free. MathType is the same as Microsoft Equation, but the first one has more preferences and features.
2.We open this program and type our formula, as we got used to it in Microsoft Office (or OpenOffice).
3.Then, “Preferences” -> “Cut and Copy Preferences…”. Make the preferences as it’s shown below.
4.Then we copy all our formula and paste it into GeoGebra. Ready. Enjoy :)
I hope that will make your work with LaTeX a bit easier. Thank you for reading. :)