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Re: Is Format[ ,TeXForm] broken?

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  • Subject: [mg90289] Re: Is Format[ ,TeXForm] broken?
  • From: m.r at
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2008 04:00:27 -0400 (EDT)
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On Jul 2, 4:32 am, Will Robertson <wsp... at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to be able to customise the exporting of my Mathematica
> expressions to LaTeX, but it doesn't seem to work like I expect:
>     Format[AA,TeXForm]="BB";
>     TeXForm[AA]
> Results in "\text{BB}". So far so good. But:
>     TeXForm[AA+x]
> Results in "\text{AA}+x". The explicit TeXForm Format isn't applied to
> built-up expressions.
> I'm using Mathematica 6.0.2. Is this fixed in 6.0.3?
> Now, I can use this to approximate what I want:
>     Format[AA]="BB"
> In this case both TeXForm outputs above show the expected result
> (\text{BB} in both). But I don't really want to do that, because then
> my Mathematica output will get rather messy (I use short names in Mathema=
> and longer macro names in LaTeX to get consistent formatting).
> Many thanks,
> Will

The converter uses TraditionalForm, so you can add the definitions for
TraditionalForm Format or MakeBoxes:

Format[AA, TraditionalForm] = "BB";
TeXForm[AA + x]

Maxim Rytin
m.r at

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