Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi, this add-on is excellent.

The only issue is with baselines, as already pointed out. Why don't you use dvipng, which can report baseline (if the "preview" package is in use), and is much faster? That's what e.g. sphinx does (http://sphinx.pocoo.org/ext/math.html#confval-pngmath_use_preview).

A minor remark: the icon should use transparency for anti-aliasing (is that possible?), I have dark theme and it looks strange, with white pixels at the \Sigma border.

Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I wrote many mails including several formulas. When I am composing the mail, I can see inlined formulas correctly. However, when the mail is sent, they are not transmitted. The received mail cannot display the images and displays the alt text. If it is useful, the received source code is

<tt><img
style=3D"vertical-align: middle" src=3D"file:///" alt=3D"$\LaTe=
X$"></tt>

I guess there is a problem with file:///.

I use Windows 7 x64 and thunderbird 5. Thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice add-on, but it seems to be incompatible with "Automatic dictionary 1.1.0" - the 'LaTeX It!' button disappears if I enable that other add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Looks like a great add-on. The only small gripe is that the equations are sometimes not aligned with the rest of the line, but I can see why this would be difficult to achieve .. and I can always write the full line in LaTeX should it really bothered me ;-)
It would also be nice to list packages needed to use the default template - it took me a while to find out I needed the unicode (ucs on texlive) package to get the utf8x encoding...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent add-on.

I had the same issue as MrJonDoe, however I was able to add the "Latex It" button manually, and now the add-on works without any issues. To add the button, open a new e-mail, right-click on the toolbar (say next to "Save" ) and press customize. Find "Latex It" in the list of available buttons and drag to the toolbar.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I used it a lot in the past (the reason of my 5 stars) but now, I'm experiencing a problem.
Indeed, I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 with Thunderbird 3.1.7 and the "Latex It" button does not appear when I write a mail.
The configuration is OK (the 3 progs are detected and status is OK) but the button "Latex It" does not appear ! Impossible to use it, then !
How to solve this problem ?
Thanks in advance !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.1). 

Please disable all other extensions. Mr tech toolkit and things such as spam fighters are known to cause problems, there are several other threads on the mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird newsgroup telling similar stories. Please do tell me if that helps in any way, because I haven't been able to reproduce the problem on my side. Thanks!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Many, many, many thanks for this add-on.
I do research in computer sciences and I was very often embarrassed to send latex equations to people as I wasn't sure they understand them. Not every people are fluent in LaTeX.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A nice addon. The only shortcoming is that if you have had a mistake in a formula and already pressed the "LaTeX It!" button, you cannot edit and recompile the initial formula. The only thing you can do is to erase the picture and retype the formula, but if the recipient only reads the plain text format, he will obtain a confusing combination of the old version of the LaTeX formula and the new one.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.1). 

The menu has an undo option that will allow you to correct the formula. Just click the dropdown arrow next to the latex it button. If the recipient sees both the old and the new formula, that's a bug, so contact me by email then.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Well done, it works fine. I've read only now the workaround for the 64 bit version of image magick but the addon is always useful. I'm using it for the emails that i must write for my thesis.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice add-on. The added complexity as compared to "Equations" is more than compensated for by the ability to use standard LaTeX in a very general way.

One issue I'm having is alignment. The alignment quality of in-line equations is seemingly random, although it seems to be biased toward being too low (below the text line). Frequently, it is rather poor. It is difficult to fix even if I want to spend the time trying to adjust the image placement manually (which I don't!).

Do you have any tips on how to maximize the alignment quality?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

Well no, I don't have any tip. The thing is that the process crops everything around the formula once LaTeX has been run, so there is no way for me to know where the baseline is. Maybe I should use some "trick" involving rectangles drawn around the formula, but for now, I don't have any idea.

But please, contact me by email as you're probably never going to read this reply.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good addon. Had a problem when installing in Windows 64 bit. But it was related to convert and ghostscript. The solution is here http://www.imagemagick.org/discourse-server/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15056&p=52937&hilit=gswin32c#p52945
(I used the 64b versions of both)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5).