Is there any script for converting latex math formula (not document) to png/gif/jpeg image?

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As you may have already read here, LaTeX is an extremely useful document markup language. Whether it is for a research paper, a math homework, a presentation, or a fancy resume, LaTeX is pretty much the go to language. However, its syntax can be a bit confusing at first, and it is recommended, at least in the beginning, to use a LaTeX editor software.

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I'm trying to convert my .latex document (very simple at this stage - see below) to .odt.

Does Slackware come with a GUI for LaTeX ? What text editor does Slackware provide as a LaTeX interface? I've searched "LaTeX for Beginners using Slackware and all I get is "Slackware OS Documentation" for Beginners written in LaTeX :) Tutorials I've seen thus far use some form of GUI for windows, mac, something?

Say cell A1 has the formula A2 + A3

and B1 has the formula B2 + B2

and C1 has the formula A1 + B1

I need an easy and quick way to create the formula for C1 in the flattened state..

i.e.
(A2 + A3) + (B1 + B2)

Although the above example is trivial, I am trying to simplify a formula that refers to around 40 cells (and around 70 calls through a third party plugin).

Any help appreciated!

Every forumla I try to display in my wiki comes up with the Failed to parse (PNG conversion failed; check for correct installation of latex, dvips, gs, and convert) error message.

I've got latex, dvips, convert, gs all working from the command line (and in the path). I can generate a .PNG manually if I run the command texvc /home/test/images/tmp /home/test/images/math "y=x+3".

Is there a way to quickly (render and) print short latex snippets like single equations?

Something similar to

echo "Some text" | lpr

like

make-latex-image "$\frac{some}{equation}$" | command-to-print-images

I am searching for a particular LaTeX input file, and have not been able to find it in the repositories.

I am fairly certain that the repositories can be searched by contents because the following command (searching for the LaTeX input file amsmath.sty) is successful:

# apt-cache search amsmath
texlive-latex-base - TeX Live: Basic LaTeX packages
texlive-doc-it - TeX Live: Italian documentation
t

I have installed vim latex-suite. Whenever I type$$ to get inside math mode, as a side effect, it also highlights the last search term using /exp. What has caused this and how can I avoid this highlighting when I type $$ without affecting the functioning of latex-suite?