MathType & EndNote alternatives?

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  1. BioCore macrumors regular

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    Hello everyone,

    I was wondering does anyone here know of any alternatives to mathtype or endnote for use with iWork on Mac? I know that in iWork '09 these two are offered, but they also both come with a good price tag. I would mostly need a mathtype alternative but an endnote one would also be great if there exist any.

    What I mean by alternative is free/open source that is.

    Thanks.:apple:
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Download LaTeXit and learn the LaTeX typesetting language.
     
  3. Molnies macrumors member

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    No idea about MathType since i haven't had any usage of that, but I do on the other hand use EndNote X2 (great academic rebate). However, it is as you said still a bit pricey, and a great alternative if you use Firefox is Zotero.
     
  4. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    Consider Bookends, excellent integration with several word processors including Mellel and Nisus Writer Pro.
     
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Install the MacTex package. It includes absolutely everything you need for TeX and LaTeX on the Mac.
     
  6. BioCore thread starter macrumors regular

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    MacTex package, I will look into that. Now is it hard to learn how to use the Latex word processor, as I have never tried it before although have heard great things about it.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's pretty straightforward to learn the basic commands.
     
  8. BioCore thread starter macrumors regular

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    Now do I need to use these applications together or can I also use them with keynote/pages?
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    At least with LaTeXit you typeset the equation you want, which is then exported as an image you can drop into Keynote.
     
  10. BioCore thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok. Another off tangent question this time, when writing reports or science articles, do many of you prefer to use Mactex or is it easier to use pages/Ms word with LaTeXit?
     
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I don't use MacTeX, I prefer TeXShop.

    edit: or emacs
     
  12. BioCore thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi there again, I noticed that another optional alternative to Zotero or endnote was bibdisk. Is Bibdisk any good or should I stick with using Zotero?
     

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