InDesign to accept TeX / LaTeX inputs
Like InDesign is accepting Quark inputs till some version (say version 4.0), I'm expecting such feature to accept TeX / LaTeX input too as many of Authors are still using TeX / LaTeX as inputs and the same need to typeset using TeX / LaTeX software.
If InDesign is accepting these inputs, we can directly include in InDesign and proceed the further typesetting process.
One difficulty is usually TeX / LaTeX inputs will have much mathematical equations.
Bars ito commented
You guys should take a look at this:
It allows you to input pdf files containing equations from a LaTeX code.
Ray Jenson commented
4 years on, and no real hint that this will ever happen.
There are LOTS of open source tools to model LaTeX with, and even a readily-available design spec for things like mathematical outputs.
There are a couple of online tools that generate images from LaTeX (.png and .jpg) but that's really adding an extra 5-6 steps that could be bypassed if we had this.
Mohammed Shahid Rahman commented
Its really difficult to work with equations in InDesign. Latex interface would be a wonderful tool and it will make Indesign more powerful. If matah interface is not possible then atleast there should be a provision to write Latex code in Indesign which will convert it to equation.
Dereatha Cross commented
This seems like a very easy thing to do. We could place a LaTeX box and then enter in LaTeX code which InDesign can then process into an output format.
Stephen Booth commented
Even if Id just integrated to a separate LaTeX compiler (e.g. MiKTeX) to generate a PDF image and read in the resulting file as an object that would be something.
Helmut Konz commented
It should be possible to create an import on InDesign accepting some output of Latex (special compiler)