Re: Typesetting in Mathematica (TraditionalForm typesetting?)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg125718] Re: Typesetting in Mathematica (TraditionalForm typesetting?)*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:31:29 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <201203280959.EAA11124@smc.vnet.net> <201203290801.DAA21842@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

I don't see any keyboard shortcuts for styles in the JournalArticle stylesheet beyond the Cmd+1 through Cmd+9 that appear in the Default stylesheet too. Or are there some other ones? On 3/29/12 4:01 AM, Brentt wrote: > I just discovered the Journal article stylesheet, which has perfect > key-board mappings for note taking. Thanks for everyone for the input > > On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 4:41 PM, Brentt<brenttnewman at gmail.com> wrote: > >> Thank you, I've been using LaTeX for a few years now (before I began >> university), and feel pretty confident in it. I use emacs when using LaTeX, >> which has all kinds of keyboard shortcuts, so I have all kinds of shortcuts >> and keyboard tricks when using it but I've found it very cumbersome to use >> in any sort of quick and dirty way even when defining commands for oft used >> commands. >> >> And on top of that, when taking notes in class, I find it much harder to >> absorb the meaning of the equations while typing LaTeX code, so some WYSYWG >> of Mathematica is nice. I have actually found Mathematica very near >> adequate, but there are just a couple of these minor issues. It's so close >> to be adequate it's almost frustrating that it is not completely adequate >> given it seems like it could be if there were just a little more easy >> customizability of the notebook.. >> >> I'm just experimenting right now but I've been thinking it doesn't seem >> all that more efficient to type say \int_{a}^b f(x) dx than esc int esc >> ctrl+_ a ctrl+b f(x) dx The number of key presses are comparable. Output >> of course is not near as nice as LaTeX but it is passable. >> >> I've been looking into Lyx too. I'm really experimenting trying to figure >> out which would be best. Maybe mathematica won't work out so well, but it >> seems so close. >> >> >> >> >> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Murray Eisenberg<murray at math.umass.edu>wrote: >> >>> Brentt, >>> >>> This is probably best conveyed off-list. >>> >>> I utterly love Mathematica for all sorts of things. But for note-taking >>> during a class, I cannot imagine that Mathematica is a very efficient >>> medium. After all, to get all kinds of symbols you have to use Esc or Ctrl >>> sequence combinations, or awkward \[...\] strings, or menu buttons. >>> >>> I should think that if you don't want to use paper and pencil, it would >>> be _much_ more efficient to use LaTeX markup. Thus, typing >>> >>> \int_0^{\infty} e^{\pi i t} dt >>> >>> than the corresponding thing in Mathematica. You could even, if you wish, >>> omit the leading "\" symbols in such things and insert them later in a text >>> editor with search-and-replace. >>> >>> And of course you can always import TeX mark-up text into Mathematica. >>> >>> There is a way to add new keyboard shortcuts, and as I recall that >>> requires modifying one of Mathematica's system files. I'm sure others will >>> post explanations about that. >>> >>> Murray >>> >>> >>> On 3/28/12 3:44 PM, Brentt wrote: >>> >>>> 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<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. >>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>>> -- >>>>> 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 >>>>> >>>>> >>>> >>> -- >>> 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 >>> >> >> > -- 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

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