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*Subject*: [mg65492] Fwd: Re: [mg65479] Re: Typing special symbols in text mode?
*From*: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>
*Date*: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 06:55:34 -0400 (EDT)
*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Christopher Arthur <pannoniara at aol.com> wrote:
>We should note that there is a slight bug with this approach: even
>if you inline a simple equation like 3+5x=f(x), then it doesn't get
>placed into math environment in LaTeX. For some reason, I guess the
>converter only converts to math mode those expressions that
>obviously need special formatting, like fractions or subscripts. It
>turns out to be a problem because then these simple functions don't
>look right in the DVI or final product of your TeX.
I agree that this is a problem. For example, here is a cell with an
inline equation:
Cell[TextData[{"This is an inline equation, ",
Cell[BoxData[ FormBox[ RowBox[{
RowBox[{"3", "+", RowBox[{"5", "x"}]}], "=",
RowBox[{"f", "(", "x", ")"}]}], TraditionalForm]]], "."}], "Text"]
Pasting this into a Notebook and converting to TeX via
File | Save As Special... | TeX
generates a .tex document with the following line:
This is an inline equation, 3+5x=f(x).
>The only way that I've figured out how to go around it is to fool
>the converter first by placing a framebox around all such
>problematic inline cells, then do a global edit of the fbox that is
>created in the TeX output.
Note that Publicon
<http://www.wolfram.com/products/publicon/index.html> gets it right,
generating
This is an inline equation, $3+5x=f(x)$.
Regarding the original question, I was assuming that Rex Eastbourne
wanted to use Mathematica Notebooks to produce problem sheets, rather
than wanting to convert these Notebooks to TeX.
Cheers,
Paul
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Abbott" <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>Subject: [mg65492] [mg65479] Re: Typing special symbols in text mode?
>
>>In article <e0llsk$797$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
>>"Rex Eastbourne" < > wrote:
>>
>>>I'm writing a problem set and would like to use special mathematical
>>>notation such as vector arrows, the special R for reals, subscripts and
>>>superscripts, and so on (both in equations and in English regular text
>>>comments). This would be easy to do in LaTeX, but can it be done in
>>>Mathematica? (I know about the "export to TeX" feature, but it would be
>>>nice not to have to go back and change notation after exporting to
>>>TeX.)
>>
>>This is easy to do in Mathematica. See
>>
>> Edit | Expression Input
>>
>>and in particular the items Above, Subscript, and Superscript. The items
>>
>> Start Inline Cell
>>
>>and
>>
>> End Inline Cell
>>
>>are used for inline equations within text. I always put mathematical
>>expressions in inline cells (a la $x$ in LaTeX).
>>
>>Note that if you write some text into a text cell and then type a
>>variable, say x, and then use, say, the Superscript menu item (or its
>>keyboard shortcut, indicated in the menu), an inline cell is created
>>automatically.
>>
>>Advantages of Mathematica for typesetting include:
>>
>>[1] it is WYSIWYG
>>[2] you can use the Mathematica kernel to evaluate expressions appearing
>>in inline cells and in equations -- anywhere, in fact.
>>[3] it has the extra advantage of being meaningful mathematics.
>>
>>For example, instead of entering a double-struck R to denote reals, if
>>you type Reals into an input cell and convert it to TraditionalForm it
>>displays as a double-struck R -- but carries meaning with it (via a
>>TagBox as Function[{}, Reals]). This symbol can be used (at least in
>>TraditionalForm) within commands such as Reduce and Resolve.
>>
>>If you paste the following cell expression into Mathematica, you will
>>see an example of Mathematica's typesetting:
>>
>>Cell[TextData[{"Here is some text containing special mathematical
>>notation such as vector arrows, ",
>>Cell[BoxData[FormBox[OverscriptBox["a", "\[RightVector]"],
>> TraditionalForm]]], ", the special R for reals, ",
>> Cell[BoxData[ FormBox[ TagBox["\[DoubleStruckCapitalR]",
>> Function[{}, Reals]], TraditionalForm]]], ", subscripts ",
>>Cell[BoxData[ FormBox[ SubscriptBox["a", "i"], TraditionalForm]]],
>> " and superscripts, ", Cell[BoxData[ FormBox[
>> SuperscriptBox["b", "j"], TraditionalForm]]], "."}], "Text"]
>>
>>Cheers,
>>Paul
>>
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