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NAME
       klatexformula - manual page for klatexformula 4.0.0

SYNOPSIS
       klatexformula [OPTIONS] [filename1 [...]]

DESCRIPTION
       KLatexFormula by	Philippe Faist

       An  easy-to-use	graphical  application	and command-line interface for
       generating images from LaTeX equations.

   Execution Modes:
	      klatexformula [filename1 [...]]

	      Opens klatexformula Graphical User Interface (GUI)

	      klatexformula [OPTIONS]

	      Performs actions required	by [OPTIONS], and exits

	      klatexformula --interactive [OPTIONS] [filename1 [...]]

	      Opens the	GUI and	performs actions required by [OPTIONS]

	      If additional filename arguments are passed to the command line,
	      they  are	 interpreted as	library	files to load into the library
	      (only in interactive mode).

OPTIONS
       -I, --interactive

	      Runs KLatexFormula in  interactive  mode	with  a	 full-featured
	      graphical	 user  interface. This option is on by default,	except
	      if --input or --latexinput is given.

       -i, --input <file|->

	      Specifies	a file to read latex input from.

       -l, --latexinput	<expr>

	      Specifies	the LaTeX code of an equation to render.

       -P, --paste-clipboard

       -S, --paste-selection

	      Specifies	that the LaTeX code should be pasted from  the	system
	      clipboard	 or current mouse selection. Works only	in interactive
	      mode.

       -n, --noeval

	      Do not evaluate the LaTeX	equation given,	leave it to  the  user
	      to  click	on the "Evaluate" button. This option may only be used
	      in interactive mode.

       -B, --base64arg

	      Specifies	that the argument to the option	immediately  following
	      this one is encoded in base64. For example:

	      klatexformula --base64arg	--latexinput="YV4yK2JeMj1jXjI="

	      will use the latex code "a^2+b^2=c^2".  This option can be spec-
	      ified more than once on the command line,	each  time  indicating
	      that  the	 argument to the immediately next option is encoded in
	      base64.  This option can be useful when scripting, to avoid  the
	      nuisance of having to escape latex code from the shell.

       -o, --output <file|->

	      Specifies	 to  write  the	 output	 image (obtained from equation
	      given by --input or --latexinput)	to <file> or standard output.

       -F, --format <format>

	      Specifies	the format the output should be	 written  in.  By  de-
	      fault,  the  format  is guessed from file	name extension and de-
	      faults to	PNG.

       -f, --fgcolor <'#xxxxxx'>

	      Specifies	a color	(in web	#RRGGBB	hex format) to use  for	 fore-
	      ground  color.   Don't  forget  to escape	the '#'	to prevent the
	      shell from interpreting it as a comment.

       -b, --bgcolor <-|'#xxxxxx'>

	      Specifies	a color	(in web	#RRGGBB	hex format, or '-' for	trans-
	      parent) to use as	background color (defaults to transparent)

       -X, --dpi <N>

	      Use N dots per inch (DPI)	when converting	latex output to	image.
	      Defaults to 1200 (high-resolution	image).

       -m, --mathmode <expression containing '...'>

	      Specifies	which LaTeX math mode to use, if any. The argument  to
	      this  option  is	any string containing "...", which will	be re-
	      placed by	the equation itself. Defaults to "\[ ... \]"

       -p, --preamble <LaTeX code>

	      Any LaTeX	code that will be  inserted  before  \begin{document}.
	      Useful for including custom packages with	\usepackage{...}.

       -s, --userscript	<user script>

	      Call  a  specific	 user script when running the backend. See the
	      documentation in libklfbackend for more information. The	script
	      must understand and respond to the "--scriptinfo"	option.

       --want-pdf [<ON|Y[ES]|T[RUE]|1 or OFF|N[O]|F[ALSE]|0>]

	      If  set,	then  PDF  is  also internally generated. This setting
	      should be	detected automatically but you may adjust it  if  kla-
	      texformula guesses wrong.

       --want-svg [<ON|Y[ES]|T[RUE]|1 or OFF|N[O]|F[ALSE]|0>]

	      If set, then SVG is also internally generated (via gs, note: not
	      always available). This setting should be	detected automatically
	      but you may adjust it if klatexformula guesses wrong.

       -q, --quiet [<ON|Y[ES]|T[RUE]|1 or OFF|N[O]|F[ALSE]|0>]

	      Disable console output of	warnings and errors.

       --redirect-debug	<file>

	      Redirects	debugging output to the	given <file>. If the file name
	      does not end with	.klfdebug, this	suffix	is  automatically  ap-
	      pended  to  the  file  name.  If the file	exists,	it is silently
	      overwritten.

       -d, --daemonize

	      Run a separate, detached,	klatexformula process and return imme-
	      diately.	All  other  options,  like  --latexinput, may still be
	      given. They will be forwared to the daemon process.

       --skip-plugins

	      Obsolete.	Since Klatexformula 4, no plugin system	 is  available
	      and plugins are never loaded.

       --calcepsbbox [<ON|Y[ES]|T[RUE]|1 or OFF|N[O]|F[ALSE]|0>]

	      Correct the bounding box of the output for characters that don't
	      report a complete	or incorrect bounding box. (On by default.)

       --nocalcepsbbox [<ON|Y[ES]|T[RUE]|1 or OFF|N[O]|F[ALSE]|0>]

	      Same as --calcepsbbox=<inverse of	value given>

       --outlinefonts [<ON|Y[ES]|T[RUE]|1 or OFF|N[O]|F[ALSE]|0>]

	      Convert embedded fonts in	EPS and	PDF to vector outlines (previ-
	      ously,  gs  pswrite device with option -dNOCACHE;	more recently,
	      gs ps2write with -dNoOutputFonts).  Useful for exporting to  eg.
	      Inkscape or Adobe	Illustrator.

       --nooutlinefonts	[<ON|Y[ES]|T[RUE]|1 or OFF|N[O]|F[ALSE]|0>]

	      Same as --outlinefonts=<inverse of value given>

       --lborderoffset <N>

       --tborderoffset <N>

       --rborderoffset <N>

       --bborderoffset <N>

	      Include  a margin	of N postscript	points on left,	top, right, or
	      bottom margin respectively.

       --tempdir </path/to/temp/dir>

	      Specify the directory in which KLatexFormula will	 write	tempo-
	      rary  files.   Defaults to a system-specific temporary directory
	      like "/tmp/".

       --latex <latex executable>

       --dvips <dvips executable>

       --gs <gs	executable>

       --epstopdf <epstopdf executable>

	      [OBSOLETE: EPSTOPDF NO LONGER USED] Specifiy the executable  for
	      latex,  dvips, gs	or epstopdf. By	default, they are searched for
	      in $PATH and in common system directories.

       -Q, --qtoption <qt-option>

	      Specify a	Qt-specific option. For	example, to launch  KLatexFor-
	      mula in Plastique	GUI style, use

	      klatexformula --qtoption="-style=Plastique"

	      Note  that if <qt-option>	begins with a '-', then	it must	be ap-
	      pended to	the long '--qtoption=' syntax with the equal sign.

       -h, --help [<filename|&N>]

	      Display this help	text and exit.	If a file  name	 is  provided,
	      the  help	 message  is appended to that file. If the argument is
	      "&<N>", then the help message is printed in file	descriptor  N.
	      (Reminder:  N=1  for  standard output 'stdout', N=2 for standard
	      error output 'stderr')

       -V, --version [<filename|&N>][:<format>]

	      Display KLatexFormula version information	 and  exit.   The  op-
	      tional output argument is	handled	as with	--help,	however	it may
	      also contain a version string format preceded by a  colon	 where
	      %k,  and	%q  and	 %% are	respectively replaced by klatexformula
	      version, Qt version and a	literal	%.

EXAMPLES
	      Create  an  image	  named	  filename.png	 from	the   equation
	      'a^2+b^2=c^2':

	      klatexformula --latexinput 'a^2+b^2=c^2' --output	filename.png

	      Open  klatexformula window with equation 'f(x)=-2\,x', but don't
	      evaluate it:

	      klatexformula -I --latexinput='f(x)=-2\,x' --noeval

	      Open klatexformula window	and return immediately to  shell  com-
	      mand:

	      klatexformula -I --daemonize

	      Print  help  message, but	to standard output instead of standard
	      error output:

	      klatexformula --help='&1'

   Notes:
	      When run in interactive mode, the	newly  evaluated  equation  is
	      appended to KLatexFormula's history.

	      When not run in interactive mode,	no X11 server is needed.

	      Please report any	bugs and malfunctions to the author.

       More information	is available on	http://klatexformula.sourceforge.net/.

       Have a lot of fun!

klatexformula 4.0.0		September 2021		      KLATEXFORMULA(1)

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