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Typesetting in Mathematica (TraditionalForm typesetting?)

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  • Subject: [mg125680] Typesetting in Mathematica (TraditionalForm typesetting?)
  • From: Brentt <brenttnewman at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 04:59:44 -0500 (EST)
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Summary of question: Is there a cell style that can do TraditionalForm like
typesetting (without first evaluating an input cell?) And if this
capability exists, can the functionality be bound to a key combination
(shortcut)?
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Hi, I've been trying to use Mathematica for taking class notes and homework
assignments lately. In general I've found it faster than typing things up
in LaTeX and it has passable typesetting quality, but there is one minor
issue I've been having that I've not been able to find a solution to in the
docs:

I can't figure out how to do a good "non-inline" formulas (off-line?),
something like latex's math environment ("\[ ... \]" or $$ ... $$.)

The "DisplayFormula" cell style formats equations like a proper latex
"off-line" math environment, except the font is a thin, not very nice
looking font.

I know Mathematica has some decent math fonts, because TraditionalForm
output is rather nice, except to get a TraditionalForm font apparently one
first has to evaluate an input cell, and accept Mathematica's default
symbolic manipulations (barring tinkering), which isn't a very convenient
set up for quick typesetting.

Is there a cell style that can do TraditionalForm like typesetting (without
first evaluating an input cell?) And if this capability exists, can the
functionality be bound to a key shortcut?

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


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