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This plugin provides a thin wrapper around MathJax to enable equations to be entered in Latex notation. MathJax is an open source JavaScript display engine for mathematics that works in all modern browsers.

Two macros for Confluence are provided: mathinline and mathdisplay. They both accept mathematics in Latex notation and output either an inline equation (within the main text) or a displayed equation (separate from the main text, typically centered on the page). AMSmath extensions for Latex are also enabled.

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Pricing overview

This add-on is free for download instances.

You may download and install it using the Universal Plugin Manager inside of your Atlassian application.

This add-on is not available for OnDemand.

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by z z on 28 Nov 2013
We have found this plugin wonderfull but we needed it for the latest mathjax 2.2 and for Confluence 5.3.1. We have updated the plugin. We also want to share the update. So anyone interested can read about and download the the updated plugin for free. English: Deutsch: Those too eager to read can download directly from this link under the section Confluence plugin.
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by Robert Glover on 29 Sep 2013
MathJax v1.1 installed flawless by downloading the zip, unzipping it, and then installing the jar file. I resorted to MathJav because could not get LaTeX for Confluence v0.3 to render anything. As proof of concept for MathJax v1.1, I successfully used it to render both the example provided by LatTeX for Confluence v0.3. ( x = \frac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^2 = 4ac}}{2a} ). I give it 4 stars because it works. Beyond that, I defer to the other reviewer's comments.
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by Gaurav Mishra on 04 Sep 2013
Add on works as promised. You can't find it in UPM, but just download zip file from the link here, unzip it (most important) and then use UPM to upload the plugin. I just tested in 5.2 and both macros work just fine. The one problem which others have already noted is if you try to export the document as pdf or word, then it will put the code rather than the rendered formula. I am using the workaround - use browser's print function and then save as pdf. I believe it would be useful if plugin version is changed so that people can find it in UPM search. thanks.
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by Robert on 30 Jul 2013
Hey, best free Math-Addon I could find for Confluence. But there is one problem that is causing me a big headache. When I export a Confluence page as Pdf or Word document, the formulas are not shown as grafic but as code. Is there a way for the formulas being exported as well?
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by Oliver Blacklock on 29 Oct 2012
I am getting Could not find a handler capable of installing the plugin at mathjax-1.1.jar. Check that the file is a valid plugin. I have unzipped the downloaded file, extracted the .jar file, and am using "Upload Plugin" on the Install Plugins page, and selecting the .jar file. I am using Confluence 4.3.2 Any help greatly appreciated.
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Release notes

version 1.1Confluence 3.4 - 5.1.1

Update to Confluence v4.x (also works for v5.x)


  1. Log into your Confluence instance as an admin.
  2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Add-ons. The Manage add-ons screen loads.
  3. Click Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
  4. Locate mathjax via search. Results include add-on versions compatible with your Confluence instance.
  5. Click Install to download and install your add-on.
  6. You're all set! Click Close in the Installed and ready to go dialog.

To find older mathjax versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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