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Pages 6.1 Adds Basic LaTeX Support

Apple (via Jeff Nadeau, Hacker News):

You can use LaTeX commands or MathML elements to include mathematical expressions and equations into your Pages document.

It also works with iBooks Author:

Pages and iBooks Author support all LaTeX commands that can be converted to MathML with blahtex. Additional supported LaTeX extensions are listed below.

Update (2017-03-28): See also: Michael E. Cohen.

Update (2017-03-29): Eddie Smith:

As an added bonus, even though Keynote does not have the same direct LaTeX support as Pages, I found that you can copy the equation in Pages as an image and simply paste it into Keynote. The image appears to be a vector graphic because it scales perfectly without any resolution loss.

Update (2017-03-30): Nick Heer:

Meanwhile, the Mac version of Pages still lacks features that were present in “old” Pages. It may have gained LaTeX support, but it’s still missing some contextual menu options that are available in other Mac apps, and I find basic text editing bugs every time I use it. I’m not sure how much of this, if any, is tied to components shared between the three platforms each app is available on, but I didn’t notice the same kinds of bugs when the Mac and iOS versions were more-or-less discrete apps.

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