typesetting problems or bugs? need a professional stylesheet

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg115008] typesetting problems or bugs? need a professional stylesheet*From*: sean k <seaninsocal at gmail.com>*Date*: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 06:50:00 -0500 (EST)

Hello Group. I'm having multiple problems while trying to typeset a few notes and other documents. Main thing has seem to be the Mathematica's tendency to change italics to non-italics automatically under certain circumstances. I am using "textbook stylesheet." If I use the default stylesheet, the line spacing is screwed up. So far it seems like textbook stylesheet gives me what I need. I'm also using ctrl9 and ctrl 0 to open and close any formula portion of the text. That seems to make the formulas look nice and mathematical. ie. italicized. But I'm encountering a few problems that I just can't get around. So first use the textbook stylesheet under menu>format>stylesheet>book> textbook. Then these formulas are entered in a text cell by first typing ctrl9 to open the invisible formula box. Then when done inputting, ctrl0 will end close the box. I'm running windows vista home edition 64 bit and Mathematica v8. I also have v7 installled. The problem seems to the same in both versions. 1. Typing \[CapitalDelta]y \[TildeTilde] f'(x)\[CapitalDelta] x . If I remove that space between \[CapitalDelta] x to \[CapitalDelta]x, it will change the italics to non-italics. 2. d/(d x) vs d/dx First ctrl9 then crtl/ to make the fraction. And if I put in d/d x into the fraction box, it will retain the italics. but if I put in d/ dx, the italics go away. So the space makes the italics go away in both cases. 3. Lastly, I would really like to get a hands on a stylesheet that most mathematicians would use to, say, write a professional manuscript or a textbook or maybe even a thesis. Can anyone help me here? Thanks a lot in advance for any info. Sean