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Re: Writing complex math equations
« Reply #10 on: Sep 28th, 2007, 8:36pm »
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on Sep 26th, 2007, 10:59pm, PP wrote:
Equations are easily made in latex. Does anyone know if latex files are accepted by the USPTO?

I'm almost certain they don't.  But, if you use latex, you have access to a wide variety of latex to PDF converters (perhaps through PostScript as an intermediate format).
 
They certainly do accept PDF documents.
 
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Re: Writing complex math equations
« Reply #11 on: Nov 16th, 2007, 5:26pm »
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Here's an update that others might find useful.  The latest version of Math Type (6.0) now has an integrated LaTex to Math Type translator.  It's not a stream editor, so you need to have rudimentary knowledge of LaTex syntax (mainly that formulas are delimited by $...$ or \...\).  You cut-and-paste the LaTex code into the the translator and out pops the Math Type graphics rendition.  Works well.  When it doesn't, it's mainly because LaTex has a symbol that's not available in Math Type.  I had one pathological case where the author's LaTeX code was nested three deep.  Math Type choked.  But that was really a case of lousy input code.  Main shortcoming is you have to translate the formulas one at a time.  But sure beats rebuilding them from scratch.
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