Re: TeXForm and custom LaTeX macros

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg76208] Re: TeXForm and custom LaTeX macros*From*: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Thu, 17 May 2007 06:58:08 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Uni Leipzig*References*: <f2emkm$2vn$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de

Hi, with MakeBoxes[dddot[y_], fmt_: StandardForm] := OverscriptBox[MakeBoxes[y, fmt], "\[TripleDot]"] you got the formated output in the frontend and TeXForm form gives In[]:=dddot[y] // TeXForm Out[]= \dddot{y} Understand that Format[] is a very old command (from version 1.0) and in version 1 Mathematica had no frontend and no typesetting. Format[] is made to produce output on a ASCII console and not to setup typesetting directives. Leave your hands from Format[] usual defining the correct box output for the symbols will produce correct results in the TeX output. Regards Jens Will Robertson wrote: > Hello, > > I'm not having much luck customising the output from TeXForm. I'm a > bit of a new user of Mathematica, I'm afraid. > > I would like to be able to do something like this: > Format[dddot[x_], TeXForm] := "\dddot{" <> ToString[x] <> "}" > dddot[y] // TeXForm > > and get output of > \dddot{y} > > but obviously that doesn't happen. In fact, I don't even understand > the output of Mathematica at all (v6): > \text{$\backslash \backslash $dddot$\{$y$\}$} > > Why are there *two* backslashes in there? I can see that it's trying > to get the "\dddot" printed literally in the TeX output, but that's > not very useful to me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. > > Thanks in advance, > Will Robertson > >