Unfortunately broken by a recent change in Thunderbird Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This is a fantastic add-on that I have used happily for several years. However it is now broken due some changes made elsewhere in Thunderbird: see https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/52.0/releasenotes/ -- 'the way images are included'. It would be great if this can be fixed!

Rock star Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does what it says and says what it does. It's got the right ta-ta and the right ho-ho.

Excellent Add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent add-on if you already have a working LaTeX installation. It's so nice to be able to send proper mathematical notation in email.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is better than sliced bread. It makes e-mail usable for technical communication.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! Works exactly as expected!

Awesome. Does everything it says..email recipients can see my equations Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the most awesome plugin for Thunderbird. Worked like a charm on my Ubuntu 14.04 system since I already had TexLive installed--it just found TeX install and I'm typing equations to my students like mad.

One thing I just found though is that I don't seem to be able to properly escape a "$" between the $$ and $$ pairs. WHen I put a \$ in an equation, LaTeX complains. I can do it with an "insert complex Latex" function, but I thought you might like to know.

Thanks Jonathan!

Thanks a lot! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm very happy with this add-on. It worked practically out of the box on my Debian system. For me the best feature is its support for additional packages and macros. Thank you!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent addon! I would suggest using preview.sty + dvipng directly instead of dvips + imagemagick for greater speed. Thanks!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wow! Simply useful, beautiful and easy to use. Thanks!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent tool to realize what I was looking for, for quite some time. Perhaps a somewhat more detailed documentation for full use of this module with texlive would save time. It is not easy to understand immediately how works this great tool. Thank you so much, Jonathan.

Fantastic Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Exactly what I've been looking for. Works perfectly with Thunderbird 17.0 under Ubuntu 12.04, after manually adding the "LaTeX it!" button. Now I finally can write proper emails when discussing mathematics with someone.Thank you so much, Jonathan. Keep up the great work.

Compatible with Thunderbird 7.01? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

On the "Write" window, "Latex it!" has not been added to my toolbar.
I use Thunderbird_7.01 + WindowsXP_64

- On cygwin, [utf8x] is not recognized either.
- I have installed everything as requested on 32bits versions (ghostscript+imagemagic).

Requires too many third-party softwares Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It requires just to many other softwares to be *separately* installed in comparison to its limited functionality.

Great! .. but wants a package on Ubuntu.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Totally awesome! I'm so tired of ugly latex-speak in emails! Love it (:

Ubuntu users may want to install texlive-latex-extra for utf8x to work..

showing ghostscript is not installed Rated 3 out of 5 stars

When I am running latexit I am getting the following massage

" *** Found expression $A^2$convert failed with error code 1.

Aborting.Possible explanations include:

- you're running Windows, and you didn't install Ghostscript

- you're running OSX, and you didn't launch Thunderbird from a Terminal

Please see http://github.com/protz/LatexIt/wiki "

Though I have already installed ghostscript. I am using windows 7 (64 bit) with thunderbird 6.01 and latexit 0.6.2.

Any help to solve this problem?

With Regards

Apurba Paul

baselines & icon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi, this add-on is excellent.

The only issue is with baselines, as already pointed out. Why don't you use dvipng, which can report baseline (if the "preview" package is in use), and is much faster? That's what e.g. sphinx does (http://sphinx.pocoo.org/ext/math.html#confval-pngmath_use_preview).

A minor remark: the icon should use transparency for anti-aliasing (is that possible?), I have dark theme and it looks strange, with white pixels at the \Sigma border.


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Images not sent Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I wrote many mails including several formulas. When I am composing the mail, I can see inlined formulas correctly. However, when the mail is sent, they are not transmitted. The received mail cannot display the images and displays the alt text. If it is useful, the received source code is

style=3D"vertical-align: middle" src=3D"file:///" alt=3D"$\LaTe=

I guess there is a problem with file:///.

I use Windows 7 x64 and thunderbird 5. Thanks.

Incompatibility Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice add-on, but it seems to be incompatible with "Automatic dictionary 1.1.0" - the 'LaTeX It!' button disappears if I enable that other add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Looks like a great add-on. The only small gripe is that the equations are sometimes not aligned with the rest of the line, but I can see why this would be difficult to achieve .. and I can always write the full line in LaTeX should it really bothered me ;-)
It would also be nice to list packages needed to use the default template - it took me a while to find out I needed the unicode (ucs on texlive) package to get the utf8x encoding...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent add-on.

I had the same issue as MrJonDoe, however I was able to add the "Latex It" button manually, and now the add-on works without any issues. To add the button, open a new e-mail, right-click on the toolbar (say next to "Save" ) and press customize. Find "Latex It" in the list of available buttons and drag to the toolbar.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.1).