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 July 11th, 2011, 02:57 PM #11 Global Moderator     Joined: Nov 2009 From: Northwest Arkansas Posts: 2,766 Thanks: 4 Re: Some Latex Commands Over the year(s ?), I have caught myself wondering if our Latex-proficient counting machine friend has some sort of template or pre-set form for replies (I mean... talk about consistent!). While this seems unlikely, it would be rather useful to have some sort of greasemonkey (user scripts for Firefox) app or toolbar specifically for latex. I use a "character palette", but that usually gets me into trouble because various browsers interpret the symbols differently. So... does anybody know how to do this? If possible, there should be a "soroban" plugin. Also, an "islam" plugin (where all formatting, capitalization, spelling, and grammar are FUBAR). Should I start a "kickstarter.com" project and post the link here ???
 July 11th, 2011, 03:11 PM #12 Senior Member   Joined: Jul 2011 Posts: 227 Thanks: 0 Re: Some Latex Commands I think my question fits here. Is there no 'equation editor' on this forum, because my computer (=mac) doesn't support some keys to put in some operators.
July 11th, 2011, 03:38 PM   #13
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 Originally Posted by Siron I think my question fits here. Is there no 'equation editor' on this forum, because my computer (=mac) doesn't support some keys to put in some operators.
No. Many use http://codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php , at least initially.

July 12th, 2011, 01:49 AM   #14
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 Originally Posted by Siron I think my question fits here. Is there no 'equation editor' on this forum, because my computer (=mac) doesn't support some keys to put in some operators.
No. Many use http://codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php , at least initially.
Thanks that's exactly what I needed!

July 22nd, 2011, 03:50 PM   #15
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Hello, The Chaz!

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 . . . spelling, and grammar are FUBAR.

I'm delighted that you're familiar with that acronym!

Are you acquainted with FUBB? (Fouled up beyond belief)

I came up with my own: MIFUSTI
[color=beige]. . [/color](Most incredible foul-up since time immemorial.)

 July 23rd, 2011, 11:24 AM #16 Global Moderator     Joined: Nov 2009 From: Northwest Arkansas Posts: 2,766 Thanks: 4 Re: Some Latex Commands As "FUBAR" is often used in the military, I can't help but wonder if our esteemed LaTex guru is also a vet...???
 August 2nd, 2011, 08:53 PM #17 Math Team   Joined: Dec 2006 From: Lexington, MA Posts: 3,267 Thanks: 407 Re: Some Latex Commands There are a fewspacing commands . . . [color=beige]. . [/color]$\begin{array}{cccc}\text{[backslash][comma]} && *\,* \\ \\ \text{[backslash][space]} && *\ * \\ \\ \text{[backslash]\,quad} && *\quad* \\ \\ \text{[backslash]\,qquad} && * \qquad* \end{array}$ I use them constantly. The LaTeX on this forum is the "lazy" type [color=beige]. . [/color]without appropriate spacing. On most sites, there is space before and after any arithmetic operation. [color=beige]. . [/color]So that $\text{2+3}$ produces $2\,+\,3.$ But on this forum, we get: $2+3$ $\text{So that: }x\text{\^2+3}x\text{-4=0 produces: }x^2+3x-4 = 0$ $\text{I much prefer: }x^2\,+\,3x-\,4\;=\;0$ [color=beige]. . [/color]which comes from: $x\^2\backslash,+\backslash,3x\backslash,-\backslash,4\backslash;=\backslash;0$ I find that the color beige is virtually invisible at this site. So I can use: [color=beige ]. . [/color] to indent. [color=beige]. . [/color]as I did here.
 August 2nd, 2011, 09:15 PM #18 Senior Member   Joined: Apr 2011 From: USA Posts: 782 Thanks: 1 Re: Some Latex Commands $\text{But if you do the whole thing as text, you get the spaces x^2 + 3x - 4 without the backslash comma thing. I only recently figured that out.}$ Of course, you have to do a line feed manually or it falls off the page, but you can still do all the math stuff as text.
 August 18th, 2011, 06:28 AM #19 Math Team   Joined: Dec 2006 From: Lexington, MA Posts: 3,267 Thanks: 407 Re: Some Latex Commands Hello, Erimess! I knew about using \text . . . perhaps others will like it and use it. But I prefer the algebra written in italics. [color=beige]. . [/color]$x^2\,-\,2x\,-\,3\,\text{ rather than }\,\text{x^2 - 2x - 3}$ Small difference, but it's worth it . . . to me anyway.
 August 19th, 2011, 08:36 PM #20 Senior Member   Joined: Apr 2011 From: USA Posts: 782 Thanks: 1 Re: Some Latex Commands Actually, I agree with you... I just think quicker and easier has now won out over my analness for italics.

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