Configuration (Server/DC)

This article will walk you through the process of configuring the LaTeX Math application.

Configuring LaTeX Math Application

You can configure the Math block template as per your requirement. To change the application configuration, go to Manage Apps → User-installed apps → LaTeX Math → Configure. The Configure LaTeX Math page is displayed. The following are the parameters you can configure as per your requirement:

Renderer selection for math mode

This option allows you to choose the default renderer for displaying your LaTeX math. For purposes such as placeholders in the editor and when exporting pages, LaTeX Math will always fall back to outputting as PNG.

The LaTeX macro requires a full LaTeX implementation and will always export as PNG using the external renderer.

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Preferred output

MATHJAX

Select the renderer(s) you want to use to display your LaTeX math. The following are the available options:

  • PNG

  • SVG

  • MATHJAX

When exporting a page (e.g. to PDF), LaTeX Math will switch to SVG, PNG, or MathML as required by the exporter. When combined with the Scroll Word exporter, this allows for exports to native Word equations.

PNG renderer

Built-in renderer (MathJax-based)

Select the default PNG renderer. The following are the available options:

  • External renderer (latex+dvipng)

  • Built-in renderer (MathJax-based)

MathJax settings

This option allows you to configure MathJax settings

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Enable MathJax context menu

Unchecked

Select the check box to display the MathJax context menu when using client-side MathJax rendering (i.e. right-click menu).

Font

TeX

Select the font. The following are the available font options:

  • TeX

  • STIX-Web

  • Gyre-Termes

Render non-macro math

Unchecked

Check this option to render non-macro math. This will use MathJax to search for math delimited with $ $, $$ $$, \( \), and \[ \]. Any content in pages delimited by these standard LaTeX math-mode delimiters will be rendered as if it were a LaTeX Math macro.

Disable $ $

Checked

Uncheck this option to avoid false positives when using the Render non-macro math option.

Font Sizes

This option allows you to configure the font size of the Confluence text and LaTeX Math text.

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Font size (Confluence text)

14

Specify the font size at which your Confluence setup renders text.

Font size (LaTeX Math)

10

Specify the font size for LaTeX Math exports to PDF and Word.

Automatic conversion

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Automatic conversion to math macros

Unchecked

Check this box to automatically convert old latex macros (including user macros) to newer math mode only macros where possible. No changes will be made to pages until a new version of the page is saved. This will have no effect if there are no macros to be migrated and can safely be disabled.

Feature discovery

This option provides you with tooltips on how to work with LaTeX Math.

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Feature discovery visibility

Checked

Uncheck this box to remove the feature discovery.

Templates

This option allows you to customize how the LaTeX macros are displayed.

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Horizontal alignment

Center

Specify the default horizontal alignment. The following are the available options:

  • Left

  • Center

  • Right

Number all Math Blocks

Unchecked.

Check this option to enable numbering on all the Math Block macros.

The macros are numbered only if the Anchor parameter is specified. By checking this option all the macros are numbered.

Math Block velocity template

#htmlSafe() ## Put parenthesis around equation number: #if ($!captionHtml && ($!captionHtml.length()>0)) #set ($captionHtml = "($captionHtml)") #end ## ## Write block equation: <table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=100% align="center" class="latexmath-mathblock" style="width: 100% !important;"> <tbody><tr> <td nowrap class="latexmath-numbering">$!captionHtml</td> <td nowrap class="latexmath-$halign">$!latexHtml</td> </tr></tbody> </table>

Modify the template as per your requirement.

Math Block Reference velocity template

#htmlSafe() #macro(doNothing)#end ## Add colon to page name: #if ($pageNameHtml && ($pageNameHtml.length()>0)) #set ($pageNameHtml = $pageNameHtml+'<span class="latexmath-refpagejoiner">:</span>') #end ## <a href="$!{anchorURLHtml}" class="latexmath-mathblock-ref"$!{dataParamsHtml}>($!{pageNameHtml}$!{captionHtml})</a>#doNothing()

Modify the template as per your requirement.

User defined macros

This option allows you to customize your LaTeX macros.

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Parameter Name

Default

Description

User defined LaTeX macros

None

Custom LaTeX macros can be defined and used in all LaTeX Math macros. You can use this option to create new "commands" for frequently used combinations.

Example:

Enter the following command in the User defined LaTeX macros:

\def\E#1{E = mc^{#1}}

The above will render command \E{2} as E=mc^2.

Editor Placeholder Settings

This option allows you to specify how the macro placeholders are rendered for the editor.

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Minimum height

16

Specify the minimum height for the macro placeholder to render. This ensures that the placeholder is large enough to click on in the page editor.

Minimum width

6

Specify the minimum width for the macro placeholder to render. This ensures that the placeholder is large enough to click on in the page editor.

PNG/SVG Rendering Timeout

This option allows you to configure the rendering timeout.

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Rendering timeout (milliseconds)

10000

Specify the length of the rendering timeout.

External Renderer Settings

You can customize the general settings for the external PNG renderer. This option allows you to change the path of the LaTeX installation.

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Parameter Name

Default

Description

LaTeX executable

latex

Specify a path to the LaTeX executable.

Dvipng executable

dvipng

Specify a path to the LaTeX executable.

Show latex macro in the macro browser. This does not affect Math macros

Unchecked

Check this option to display the LaTeX macro in the macro browser.

External Renderer Settings (Advanced)

You can customize the advanced settings for the external PNG renderer.

Parameter Name

Default

Description

Parameter Name

Default

Description

LaTeX header

\documentclass[fleqn]{article} \usepackage[active,amsmath,amsthm,amssymb,bm]{preview} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \mathtoolsset{showonlyrefs} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document}

All LaTeX rendered as png will have this appended to the beginning.

LaTeX footer

This will be added at the end of all LaTeX rendered as png.

Disable preview package for LaTeX macro

Unchecked

Check this option to disable the preview package when using the LaTeX macro. The macro will not render properly if the preview package is disabled.

Help us improve the product

Parameter Name

Default

 

Parameter Name

Default

 

Allow reporting of anonymous statistics

Checked

LaTeX Math application gathers and transmits some basic information like, usage data to continually improve the product. By enabling you authorize us to collect the information.

NOTE We do not collect or transmit private user data or personally identifiable information.

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