# mail from the tex plug-in author

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 mail from the tex plug-in author Carol Spears 20 Mar 20:40
2003-03-20 20:40:24 UTC (over 17 years ago)

### mail from the tex plug-in author

hi! i was lucky enough to catch dov and point him at this user thread. however, due to some issues will mailman and such i needed to forward the reply.

thanks
carol

From: Dov Grobgeld
To: hadrianus77@inwind.it, gimp-user@lists.xcf.berkeley.edu Subject: Re: LaTeX command in GIMP
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 08:57:38 IST

Why don't you check out my TeX plugin that is part of the Perl/Gimp distribution? You just type the LaTeX expressions and it renders the result and makes it into a floating layer, just like ordinary text.

I also have a web page with some screen shots and explanations at:

It is also possible to manually turn a black and white image into a floating layer of the text by the following steps that I just learned last night on the #gimp list:

1. Read the postscript file into gimp 2. Mark the image with Control-A 3. Copy the layer with Control-C 4. Turn on the quick mask (The red square below the image) 5. Paste with Control-V
6. Image/Colors/Invert
7. Turn off the quick mask
8. You now have a floating layer that you can copy, fill, etc.
But using my plug-in is probaby faster.

Enjoy!

(And thanks to carol for letting me know that you asked the question on this list.)

Regards,
Dov

Hi,

My name's Adriano. I'm really desperate. I need to do a picture = containing some text formatted as in LaTeX. I mean that I need to write = a letter with the sign of a vector as you do in physics. Is there any = program that can help me? Is it possible to do it in GIMP? I'm sure it = is, but how? I actually need to do some simple image containing = rectangles, circles and lines. But I can I add the letter "\theta" or = "\vec{\omega}"?
Thank you!