What is it ?

TexMaths is a LaTeX equation editor for LibreOffice or OpenOffice. It is derived from OOoLatex, originally developed by Geoffroy Piroux (see here).

As its predecessor, TexMaths is a LibreOffice extension that allows you to enter and edit LaTeX equations directly into LibreOffice documents. All you need is a working LaTeX installation, at least one of the two programs dvipng or dvisvgm and of course the TexMaths LibreOffice extension.

TexMaths is multiplatform extension and should work under Windows, Linux and MacOS X systems.


Known Issues


24/05/2023 - Version 0.51.1 released

This release fixes several minor bugs and regressions.

29/04/2023 - Version 0.51 released

This major release features the new Text mode that allows to enter inline equations in Impress (and more generally in any text box) using dedicated TexMaths fonts. New buttons on the UI allow to retrieve previous typed equations (history feature). New symbol icons have been added. Several bugs have been fixed and the documentation has also been updated.

19/02/2023 - Version 0.50 released

This release features support of the LuaLaTeX compiler. An option has been added to the Interface tab of the TexMaths SysConfig dialog to show/hide symbol icons. A Tools/TexMaths submenu is now available (it is located just above the Tools/Macros submenu). Several bugs have been fixed and TexMaths is now compatible with LibreOffice 7.5.

14/03/2021 - Version 0.49 released

This release fixes several bugs related to SVG rendering and adds a global preamble (the preamble order of precedence is local > global > default).

12/04/2020 - Version 0.48.2 released

This release adds an option to select the LaTeX symbol color (black or white), so that it is now possible to use TexMaths with a dark theme. Toolbar buttons are also added to the LibreOffice notebook bar interface.

Why LaTeX Equations under LibreOffice ?

As you know, LibreOffice has its own equation editor called Maths. It works quite well but has the following limitations:

On the contrary, TexMaths brings the power of LaTeX to your LibreOffice documents: equations are very nice, there is a plethora of math symbols and the LaTeX language is a de facto standard in the scientific world, with a large community of users.

With TexMaths, you can write an equation in the LaTeX language using an intuitive GUI, then instantly generate an image (PNG or SVG format) of the equation and automatically insert it in your LibreOffice document. After that, you can close your document, reopen it, modify your equation and regenerate it in a second!

Using the new Text mode, you can enter inline equations in Impress.

In addition, you can export your documents to MS Office and you will see your equations without artefacts under MS Word or Powerpoint.

If you use the SVG format, you can even resize your equations without any resolution loss.

With TexMaths, you get the power of LaTeX at your fingertips within LibreOffice!


TexMaths in action


TexMaths is free. It is released under the GNU GPL v2 license.


Many thanks to Geoffroy Piroux for his ooolatex code and also to Martin Gieseking who accepted to modify his dvisvgm code to suit some of my needs.

Copyright 2012-2023 Roland Baudin