How can you use LaTeX formulas with LibreOffice

I have been getting the question more often lately on how to use LaTex Formulas in LibreOffice. I have even seem some folks suggesting to drop Libre Office just because they don’t see how to do that. I just wanted to highlight how you can work around this and use LaTex in Libra Office using the  TexMaths extension till Libre Office have it by default.


  1. Download the extension from
  2. Open LibreOffice Writer, go to Tools -> Extension Manager, and select the file (*.oxt) just downloaded.
  3. Close all instances of LibreOffice and start it again.
  4. Now you will see the new TexMaths extension toolbar:

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The new toolbar is pretty simple, discover it by yourself. There are a few tips that can smooth up your experience:

  • To edit a previously inserted formula, click on the image and on the correspondent toolbar button.
  • Define shortcuts in the Shortcuts tab of the TexMaths system configuration, I’d suggest Ctrl+k and Ctrl+h as there is no predefined shortcut for these keyboard combination in LibreOffice.

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