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want to have powerpoint find latex

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jwevandijk Monday 4 November 2013 at 11:03

I work on Ubuntu 13.10 and compose my documents using either LyX or TeXStudio. Every now and than I am forced to use MS Office (2010) then when running a Windows VirtualBox I use EqualX as formula editor together with the IguanaTex add-in for PowerPoint. Gives me beautifully typeset equations in ppt.

I did not manage to install either MikTeX or TeX-live in POL (stops without notice or a sad smiley). I did manage to install TeX-live directly in wine (takes 4 hours) and it works (wine cmd pdflatex some.tex gives some.pdf).

What must I do to make the LaTeX tools visible from my POL virtual drive for Office?
Can I set the PATH env-var permanently? Do I have to edit the registry?, How?

(Please do not tell me that Office has a native equation editor because when you have LaTeX docs with a lot of eqns you do not want to redo them in Office at the cost of a physiotherapist treating you for RSI and get worse typesetting too)

Thanks, jw

petch Monday 4 November 2013 at 19:52

It depends whether those tools were installed in the same virtual drive as Microsoft Office 2010;
If they're in the same virtual drive they should see each other already.
I they aren't they can't see each other.
jwevandijk Tuesday 5 November 2013 at 9:28

That is a sad thing. Installing MikTeX (basic) in POL fails with me. I could however install TeXLive in Wine. So yes they are in different locations. Is there anything you can suggest getting MikTeX in POL?
petch Tuesday 5 November 2013 at 19:27

Post install logs so they can be reviewed
Tools > PlayOnLinux debugger > Virtual drives > (MikTex virtual drive name) > Locate this logfile button