Re: typesetting problems or bugs? need a professional

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg115058] Re: typesetting problems or bugs? need a professional*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 04:08:33 -0500 (EST)

Many thanks for pointing out \[VeryThinSpace] and \[InvisibleSpace]. They will save me lots of time in typesetting delta-x's and such things within Text cells, where I want the 2nd character to be typeset italic. Until now, I had to do the painfully slow step of stopping the flow (or coming back later), highlighting the x, and explicitly making it italic. On 12/29/2010 5:57 AM, Simon wrote: > Your problems 1 and 2 are not really problems. Mathematica behaves this way so > that expressions like sin and log are typeset properly (unlike TeX, > Mathematica does not use an escape character for such objects). If you really > want to reduce the space between your \[CapitalDelta] and your x, try > using a \[VeryThinSpace] (<esc> </esc>) or an \[InvisibleSpace] > (<esc>is</esc>). > > As for a stylesheet that mathematicians would use to write a > professional manuscript I can't really help you. > If you can't find one out there, then maybe you could try writing your > own. > Read the tips in the documentation center: > http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/guide/Stylesheets.html > Also David Park's tips: http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/Mathematica.html > If you have any specific questions/problems post them at this > newsgroup or at stackoverflow.com > If you do find or write one, maybe you could document it at > http://www.mathematica-users.org/ > > Simon > > > On Dec 29, 1:19 am, sean k<seaninso... at gmail.com> 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 > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305