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Re: Aligning equal signs

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg31421] Re: Aligning equal signs
  • From: gah at math.umd.edu (Garry Helzer)
  • Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2001 05:29:31 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Maryland
  • References: <9rqveb$jin$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <9rqveb$jin$1 at smc.vnet.net>, "Ken Morgan" <kmorga51 at calvin.edu>
wrote:

> Is there any way to get Mathematica to automatically align equal signs when
> writing multiple line equations in TraditionalForm (such as seen in a
> textbook)?

Here is what I do.

1. Follow the menu path Input>Create Table/Matrix/Palette and choose Table
with the appropriate number of lines and 3 columns (4 to add comments).

2. lhs in first box, equal sign in second, rhs in third. A space
effectively makes a box disappear.

3. Select the cell bracket and: Format>Option Inspector>Formatting
Options>Table/Matrix/Palette Formatting>Column Options and set
ColumnAlignments to Left.

There is an alignment marker character but I find the above sufficient for
my needs.


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