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MathJax and Evernote

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I took a look at the link supplied by Wern, but that was a bit too technical for me. :huh:


The problem is not limited to math and scientific equations.

A similar problem occurs with many websites that embed twitter comments in their reports.

Here is a comparison of a screen grab image with a Clearly capture.


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Thank you for the link, Wern, but I absolutely do not want to export each formula I see first to PDF and then attach that to Evernote (I think that is the idea of that workflow). It is not my idea of a web-clipper and a notetaking programm to require this extra work.

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Tested that page and could mostly clip successfully while keeping the styling of the formula intact. Tested on Mac client and Chrome. My observation so far is that clips make it fine into the Mac client and renders correctly, haven't yet tested on Windows. I did however notice that selection clips can render poorly when viewed in the Webclient.


Please elaborate on what clients & versions you use? 


Article clip:



Full page clip:



Selection clip:


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Tested on Mac client and Chrome. My observation so far is that clips make it fine into the Mac client and renders correctly, haven't yet tested on Windows.


I can see why you didn't test it with the Windows client. Here are the results and they have the same problem as the missing twitter comments I mentioned in my post.



#1 - Original website screen grab

#2 - Evernote web clipper - article

#3 - Evernote web clipper - full page

#4 - Clearly

I'm using:

Evernote for Windows version

Evernote Web Clipper 5.9.1

Clearly 9.3369.854.431

Firefox 26.0


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  • 2 months later...

FWIW, if you're okay with editing website source code, you could tell MathJax to render the page with image fonts instead of webfonts (you'd need to set a breakpoint in the config call to MathJax and edit the renderer before the page loads; I've had no success trying to change parameters and then re-rendering the math on the page). After that all MathJax math on the page consists of little images, which transfer pretty good into Evernote.

I don't need it often enough to warrant trying to come up with some JavaScript code that automates it, so it's a bit ugly, but it does work.



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  • 5 years later...

I found a workaround to clip MathJax formulas: do right mouse button click on the formula and select the HTML+CSS math presentation.

Step by step procedure is shown in the attached images.

1) Formula to launch the menu from (using right mouse button):



2) The menu (in English one selects 'Math settings'):



3) The options to select before clipping (in English the option would be "Math Settings" / "Math Renderer" / "HTML-CSS"):



Good luck!

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