Re: typesetting problems or bugs? need a professional stylesheet

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg115050] Re: typesetting problems or bugs? need a professional stylesheet*From*: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>*Date*: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 05:59:14 -0500 (EST)

The italics setting comes from the Option Inspector option SingleLetterItalics. As implied by the name, it only works for single-letter variables. There's another option called MultiLetterItalics which is False by default, but which you can set to True. I don't recommend doing this globally, as this would affect Mathematica input as well as TraditionalForm. You can have it affect TraditionalForm in a given notebook by doing Format->Edit Stylesheet... and pasting and interpreting the following cell expression in: Cell[StyleData["TraditionalForm"], MultiLetterItalics->True] Sincerely, John Fultz jfultz at wolfram.com User Interface Group Wolfram Research, Inc. On Tue, 28 Dec 2010 06:50:00 -0500 (EST), sean k wrote: > 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