Re: Aligning Typeset Math on Equal Signs

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg121523] Re: Aligning Typeset Math on Equal Signs*From*: "Kevin J. McCann" <kjm at KevinMcCann.com>*Date*: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 04:12:34 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <201109150839.EAA29158@smc.vnet.net> <j4v65g$c6o$1@smc.vnet.net> <j51sja$pc9$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi Tom, Nice example. I have a question though. Did you actually type all the GridBox's and RowBox's in the example below? If so, I would submit that this is a really, really slow way to get from here to there. Personally, I would not be willing to type all that stuff just to get the equals signs to line up. Maybe I am lazy, but there it is. I would hope that I could type up the three equations as one usually does and then execute some alignment command to make it "look nice". Kevin On 9/17/2011 6:25 AM, Tom wrote: >>> Hello everyone, >> >>> How can align my typeset equations on the equal signs? I'm doing the typesetting in Text cells. >> >>> Gregory > > HI, there are always lots of ways to do things. Not sure if this is > useful.... > > Below is a text cell with three lined up equations. You can copy and > paste this into Mathematica, then use the cell Menu and Show > Expression to view it normally. > > Cell[TextData[Cell[BoxData[ > FormBox[GridBox[{ > {GridBox[{ > { > RowBox[{ > RowBox[{ > RowBox[{"2", "x"}], "-", > RowBox[{"3", "y"}]}], "=", "5"}]}, > { > RowBox[{ > RowBox[{ > RowBox[{ > FractionBox["1", "2"], "x"}], "-", "y"}], "=", "1"}]}, > { > RowBox[{ > RowBox[{ > RowBox[{"2", "x"}], "-", "5"}], "=", "12"}]} > }, > GridBoxAlignment->{"Columns" -> {{"="}}}]} > }, > GridBoxItemSize->{"Columns" -> {{ > Scaled[1]}}}], TraditionalForm]]]], "Text"] > > > > > Hit control and return to add a new line > > I keep that handy for when I am typing systems, etc. > > TOM >

**References**:**Aligning Typeset Math on Equal Signs***From:*Gregory Lypny <gregory.lypny@videotron.ca>