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Re: typesetting derivative at a value

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  • Subject: [mg125782] Re: typesetting derivative at a value
  • From: Brentt <brenttnewman at>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 04:24:54 -0400 (EDT)
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If there is ever a task like this that you do a lot, I would recommend
looking into adding some custom definitions to the notebook's InputAliases
variable (search docs for InputAliases). It's quite easy to do, it's even
pretty simple to use the \[placeholder] character to predefine an oft used
complicated typesetting  form all ready to fill in with specific

On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 12:35 AM, Tomas Garza <tgarza10 at> wrote:

> It's somewhat cumbersome but it can be done.
> 1. In your notebook, place the cursor where you want the derivative to
> show.2. Open the Basic Math Assistant Palette.3. Go to the Typesetting
> section and in the first tab choose, in the fourth line, the particular
> form of the derivative you wish to type. Click on it.4. Fill in the
> variables and functions required.5. Back in the palette click on the second
> tab (where there is an infinity sign and a beta). Click at the bottom,
> where it says All Special Symbols and Characters. A Special Characters
> window will open.  Click on the Symbols tab. Look for the vertical line
> called RightBracketingBar and click. The vertical bar will show after the
> derivative in the notebook.6. Type Ctrl-minus, and a position will open at
> the bottom-right of the vertical bar, where you can type e.g. x = 0 or
> whatever. Remember that if you wish to type a subscript use Ctrl-minus.7.
> Finally, in the Men u bar go to Cell|ConvertTo|TraditionalFormDisplay
> That's it.  Doesn't look bad at all (I had never tried it).
> -Tomas
> > Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 03:44:42 -0500
> > From: antony.blakey at
> > Subject: typesetting derivative at a value
> > To: mathgroup at
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm wanting to typeset a derivative at a point, shown with a tall
> vertical bar to the right of the derivative (in traditional form), with the
> values at the bottom right of the bar in subscript size. I've tried using
> :|: et al, but they're never tall enough. Is there any way to do this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Antony Blakey.
> >

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