Change log

Version 0.11.0 (2019-06-22)

  • New (GTK-version only): Possibility to select a shortcut for closing the TexText window. You can select between Escape (default), CTRL + Q and None.
  • New (GTK-version only): TexText asks for confirmation to close the window in case you made changes to your text (#127).
  • New: The annoying “Extension is working” window is not shown anymore.
  • New: Improved dependency check on incompatible pstoedit and ghostscript versions

Note: This is the last feature update for TexText on Inkscape 0.92.x. Any new features will be included in TexText for Inkscape 1.0.

Version 0.10.2 (2019-05-07)

  • New: Disallowed pstoedit 3.73 + ghostscript 9.27 combination during installation (#126)

Version 0.10.1 (2019-04-17)

  • Fixed: Inkscape binary not found during installation on some MacOS installations (#120)

Version 0.10.0 (2019-04-05)

  • New: Possibility to define default math environment when creating new nodes (empty, inline math, display math)
  • Fixed: Two grey windows appear with no text inside. Inkscape freezes and becomes unusable (#114)
  • Fixed: Log file cannot be written in system wide installations of TexText (#111)
  • Internal: Automatic CI deployment and documentation upload (thanks to Sergei Izmailov)

Version 0.9.1 (2018-12-27)

  • Fixed: UnicodeDecodeError in / setup_win.bat (#101)

Version 0.9.0 (2018-12-20)

  • New: Scripted setup procedure with automatic check of the dependencies (#54, #66)
  • New: Added possibility to wrap long lines (#47)
  • New: GUI settings saved to disk and reloaded at next call (word wrap, auto-indent, spaces instead of tab, showing line numbers, tab-width)
  • New: Large preview images do not destroy the editor view anymore. They are displayed scaled to the available window size. It is also possible to display the preview image in original size with vertical and horizontal scrolling enabled.
  • New: Improved error dialog
  • New: Imagemagick is not necessary anymore (#60)
  • New: Automatic dependency checks during installation (#54)
  • New: More detailed and informative logging (#35)
  • Fixed: TeX compile error messages reappear (#17)
  • Internal: Change extension repository layout (#28)
  • Internal: Store TexText config in extension folder (#69)
  • Internal: Add CI to monitor backward compatibility (#57)
  • Abandoned: Support for Inkscape <= 0.91.x (see Using TexText with older Inkscape versions for your options)

Very big thanks go to Sergei Izmailov who again contributed a huge bunch of great improvements for this release of the extension.

Version 0.8.2 (2018-12-12)

  • Fixed: pstoedit/pdf2svg interoperability on distorted nodes #56

Version 0.8.1 (2018-08-23)

  • Fixed: Loss of user defined preamble file path when re-editing nodes (#40, thanks to veltsov@github).
  • Added file chooser button for selection of preamble file in Tk interface

Version 0.8.0 (2018-08-21)

  • Fixed bad positioning, improved alignment capabilities (Thanks to Sergei Izmailov for implementing this)
  • pdf2svg as backend
  • xelatex and lualatex support
  • Keep colors explicitly set in TeX or set by Inkscape
  • Temp directory is safely removed even if it contains additional files generated during compilation

Version 0.7.3 (2018-05-17)

  • Fixed: Failure when trying to re-edit nodes created with very old versions of TexText. (#15: “Recompiling of nodes created with TexText < 0.5 fails”)
  • Fixed: #19: Missing width and height attributes in svg document lead to crash

Version 0.7.2 (2018-04-06)

  • Fixed: Failure on missing Inkscape version key (#10: “Error occurred while converting text from LaTeX to SVG”)

Version 0.7.1 (2018-02-06)

  • Fixed: Wrong scaling so that text with explicitly defined font size does not match size of text with equal font size in Inkscape 0.92.x (#1)
  • Fixed: “Zero length field name in format” error in Inkcape <= 0.91 (#6)


Note: All issue references for version 0.7 and prior refer to

Version 0.7 (2017-12-15)

  • Fixed: Plugin does not run with Inkscape 0.92.2 under Windows
  • New: Global and local scale factor. This feature enables the user to set the scale factor of a node to the value used while editing the previous node (Button “Global”). Hence, it is easier to change several nodes to the same scale factor. It is always possible to reset the scale factor to the value used for creating the node (Button “Reset”).
  • New: Added compatibility to ImageMagick 7 (version 6 is still supported) (bb#32, bb#39)
  • Workaround: A message is displayed if pstoedit failed to produce svg output and ghostscript < 9.21 is installed on the system (issues bb#44, bb#48, bb#50).

Version 0.6.1 (2017-02-13)

  • Fixed: “global name ‘WindowsError’ is not defined” - on Linux when using Preview
  • Fixed: Typos “lates_messaga” in
  • Improved: Readme can be shown after installation of TexText under Windows
  • Improved: License packaged

Version 0.6 (2017-02-01)

  • Fixed: “too many values to unpack”-error in Inkscape 0.92
  • Fixed: TexText does not work with 64-bit versions of Inkscape under MS Windows
  • Improved: TexText does not care anymore if 32-bit or 64-bit versions of pstoedit, ImageMagick and ghostscript are installed
  • Improved: Installation of PyGTK simplified

Version 0.5.2 (2017-01-06)

  • Fixed: If working with Inkscape files stored with older versions of Inkscape or TexText it could happen that - after editing of a LaTeX node - the rendered object becomes invisible (in fact: transparent) because the fill attribute was not properly set.
  • Fixed: Installation under MS Windows as non admin user ends up with the plugin installed into the wrong directory.
  • Fixed: Column numbers do not change during editing of the LaTeX-code under Linux and TK. The Column-number is nor removed from the dialog if the TK interface is used.
  • Fixed: for the Linux installation does not run under Python 3.
  • Improved: More detailled error information is passed to the user during setup of the Linux package.
  • Updated: The readme-files have been updated to the new version number. Furthermore, links for download of the additional software have been added as well as a comment that the plugin will only work usign 32bit versions of Inkscape. Furthermore, there is only one readme now for both, Linux and Windows.

Version 0.5.1 (2016-10-10)

  • Fixed: TexText does not work with Inkscape 0.9.1

    It is ensured now that Inkscape works under both, Inkscape 0.48 and Inkscape 0.91.