This is a question from someone who is obviously quite new to tex.SE. (BTW: this site is awesome!) If I am writing a question, how do I get Latex output to show up on this site? I know how to write the code, but I can't seem to get the results to display.

For example, I can type:

x^2 + y^2 = 4

but no output actually shows up. Maybe I'm not explaining myself properly...please let me know if the question is not explained well. Thanks so much in advance!

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    This site does not convert your code into anything. It just shows it. When you see an image in a question or answer, that person have created the image on his/her own computer and uploaded it here.
    – daleif
    Aug 1 '14 at 15:41
  • That isn't possible. You need to take a screenshot of the output, upload it and use the image in your post.
    – Alex R.
    Aug 1 '14 at 15:41
  • Compile, open the pdf, take a screen shot, and press the rectangle next to {} (which you used for formatting codes) or press Cntrl+G.
    – user11232
    Aug 1 '14 at 15:42
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    You're probably thinking about an automated rendering of your input, similar to what MathJax does on (say) Mathematics. We don't have that here. You should follow the guidelines in how can i upload an image to be included in a question or answer? That is, upload a picture of the output.
    – Werner
    Aug 1 '14 at 15:54
  • Depending on what you are compiling, use the standalone class or even a program like "LaTeXit" to make PDFs or PNGs that don't need to be cropped / trimmed / screenshotted. Aug 1 '14 at 16:06

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