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Re: Typesetting in Mathematica (TraditionalForm typesetting?)

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  • Subject: [mg125693] Re: Typesetting in Mathematica (TraditionalForm typesetting?)
  • From: Brentt <brenttnewman at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 02:58:55 -0500 (EST)
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Oh that works. That helps a lot thanks :)

I guess the only think remaining: is there anyway to turn a cell into
DisplayForm using a keyboard shortcut? Is there a way to define custom
shortcuts if one doesn't already exist?

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 7:43 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>wrote:

> You do NOT have to evaluate an Input cell in order to convert it to
> TraditionalForm! Just select it (or all Input cells, if you wish), and use
> the menu item Cell > Convert To > Traditional Form.
>
>
>
> On 3/28/12 5:59 AM, Brentt wrote:
>
>> 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)?
>> ================
>>
>> 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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