Questions on typesetting and making your expressions, matrices, operators, equations or formulae look how you want them to.

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How to hide brackets and create bars over variables

I have two problems figuring out how to format my formulas properly so that when I print out the notebook the formulas look like the ones in my textbook. So far I've got this: $\sum\limits_{i=1}^5 ...
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How to calculate a double indefinite integral [closed]

I need to calculate double integral as shown below. I used the Classroom Assistant palette to write the integral. How can I enter it as ordinary text, i.e., ...
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Can I modify line-break behavior of inline cells?

When I insert an InlineCell into a TextCell that is too long for the whole InlineCell to fit ...
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How do I type boxtimes?

How do I type boxtimes in Mathematica, for example $a\boxtimes b$? This symbol is used a lot in mathematics, but I found no corresponding part in Mathematica. In TeX form, I can type \boxtimes. Can ...
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Is It Possible To Replicate Tab Stop Behaviour (or Even PageFooter Behaviour but in Regular Cell)

I am trying to insert a (text) cell into a notebook that replicates the behaviour of tab stops in MS Word, for example. Put differently, I have two strings and I want the one string to align on the ...
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TableDirection in TableForm

I got confused about what does "the outermost dimension" and "the first dimension" mean in the document I snipped. Does it mean row or column?
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How can I make my MM code more compact and readable? Can I put functions in different notebooks?

I'm doing some coding in MM9, but my program is getting quite large. It's mostly a bunch of functions defined at the beginning of it, but it's getting to the point where I have to scroll for a few ...
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expression contained across multiple cells

Is it possible to span one expression across multiple cells? E.g. long if statement or function evaluation. I looked in documentation and searched forum/google and could not find.
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Formatting text through pattern matching

I am trying to format some text based on some patterns. ...
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CDF to give away with a custom StyleSheet

Related to this. I would like to be able to give away CDF documents created with a custom StyleSheet. The important peculiarity is that this document is assumed to be viewed on a machine with no ...
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How do I reassign canonical ordering of symbols?

I have a big polynomial that evaluates to: $$A^2 e^2 \phi ^- \phi ^++A e \phi ^- \phi ^+ c_{2 w} g_Z+\frac{1}{2} A e g h W^- \phi ^+ +\ll13\gg,$$ which is supposed to represent some terms in the ...
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How can I reorder the factors in the terms of a polynomial?

How can I reorder the factors in the terms of a polynomial? Consider ...
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Formatting a number with fixed number of significant digits

I need a formatting function (say format[x_, n_]) which outputs numbers with fixed n significant digits without unnecessary dot. ...
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How to change a spacing between the lines of a notebook?

My question is formulated above. However, to precise a bit I would like to split it into two sub-questions: It it possible to define the spacing in the current notebook/CDF pressumably through the ...
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Can I enter the traditional form for Binomial as input in an expression?

Is there a way to enter the traditional form of a binomial coefficient, i.e. ${n \choose k}$ instead of Binomial[n,k], like I would enter a radical sign $\sqrt{x}$ ...
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Bar Chart: How to adjust the font size for the bar labels as the chart size is manipulated

I have data that represents the binding energy of oxygen on different surfaces. Each bar is a different transition metal, and the length of the bar is the binding energy of oxygen. How do I make the ...
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Applying Notation rules retroactively to a notebook

Suppose I define a new notation rule like Notation[OverBar[x_] ⟺ mean[x]] If I already have some notebooks that were written using ...
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Notation, Format and Interpretation

I am unclear on the exact relationship between Notation, Format and Interpretation. ...
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Heat Transfer equation by numerical methods

I want to solve the following heat conduction equation using numerical methods: D[u[x, t], t] -alpha*D[u[x, t], {x, 2}] == 0 u[x, 0] == 1/(1 + x^2)^0.25, u[-10, t] == u[10, t] == 0, ...
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Forcing Mathematica to typeset parentheses

I use the definitions from this post to typeset formulas in lecture slides. This is my function definition: ...
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Solving Heat equation [closed]

I want to compute the exact solution of the heat equation but I got an error. u(x,t) (equation of transmition of heat) is the solution of this differential equation: $$du/dt - \alpha d^2u/dx^2 = 0$$ ...
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Maintaining postfix convention for directives in notebooks

It seems to be a fairly common convention to write certain 'meta' functions in postfix form like f[x] // Simplify to keep the the mathematical content at the ...
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What is the most convenient way to read definitions of in-memory symbols when we don't have the source files? (Spelunking tools)

Note: I put Simon's implementation on GitHub. Contributions welcome! When trying to read the definition of already defined (package or built-in) symbols using ...
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About making a fraction “taller” [duplicate]

I encountered 2 problema with displaying formula in text format. The variables in the formula is italic, I want to change them to normal. And the fraction size is too small, I want to make it to ...
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How to prevent auto spacing/alignment?

When using notebook, I find that sometimes when I type, it will automatically indent for me. How can I block this function?
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Extract the real components from a very large expression

Suppose I have a very long expression (>500,000 characters) which contains a mixture of real and imaginary terms. e.g ...
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Euler's method for system of differential equation

I need to program Euler's method to solve a system of two diffferential equations of first order. Fist, I have programmed the Euler's method for just one differential equation: ...
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User-defined template; removing repeated text (v 9.0.1)

In Mathematica 9.0.1, I want to write a user-defined template for a function that I wrote: myfunc ...
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Copy and paste behaviour with Subscript

I tend to use a lot of subscripts in my code, and I am aware that copy and paste of subscripts from Mathematica to MathematicaSE (or any text editor, for that matter) is screwy in the sense that $a_b$ ...
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Is there a way to “hold” prefix / infix / postfix notation?

Is it possible to preserve a specific style of notation in $Mathematica$ output? foo // bar (* bar[foo] *) Hold[foo // bar] (* bar[foo] *) I'm writing some code ...
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Why is left NumberPadding always applied in NumberForm?

I would like to display numbers like 9.0001 and 10.0001 in the fixed-width form of xx.xxxx. ...
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Programming- cryptography

I have defined the following function in Mathematica to get a SET OF m SETS (these sets are the codes {p,q,d,e,n} for the ...
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Formatting an equation on a plot

I am trying to label a plot with an equation. The problem is that Mathematica formats things almost well but not exactly. The parenthesis are of the wrong size, and the powers are not high enough. ...
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How can I adjust matrices into the same ItemSize and aligned well in Notebook?

I typed three matrices, but they are not aligned well, and the Items in one matrix are also not aligned well and with differenct ...
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How to set magnification of image to 75%

Right click on an output image, choose magnification. There are 25%, 50%, 100% etc. But how can I set to 75%?
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Labeling points on a graph with their coordinates in parentheses

I need to create some graphs in Mathematica with a bunch of labels, such as axes labels, graph labels, etc. In particular, there must be some points that must be labeled with their coordinates. Thanks ...
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Typesetting - entering derivative in traditional form

I am trying to work out how I enter a differential in standard notation? I am familiar with using D, but everything I have tried to enter a differential has failed. ...
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formatting an InputField with Dynamic [closed]

I have the following code Style["(" InputField[Dynamic[t], Number, ImageSize -> 30] ")=" PDF[NormalDistribution[μ, σ], t], 16] which doesn't result ...
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Math cell symbols not in italics [duplicate]

If I type $y(x)=ax+b$ in a math cell, y, x, and b are italicized, but a and x are not. How do I make them italicized? I tried adding an \[InvisibleSpace] or a \[VeryThinSpace] in between, and it ...
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How to change the color of specified digits in a number?

I've been playing with numerical approximations for irrational numbers, and would find it convenient to be able to highlight where these approximations deviate from the known correct answers. For ...
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How to write beveled fractions?

How to write beveled fractions like ${}^a/_b$? In contrast to $\frac{a}{b}$ and $a/b$ (see this question).
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Question about InputAutoReplacements

I have a question about InputAutoReplacements. ...
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Embedding hidden information in styled text

I would like to convert a collection of digitized documents to Mathematica notebooks. They are formatted as XML, divided into pages. The XML contains formatting I would like to preserve, but I do not ...
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Adjust spacing between a section title and the first contained cell

In my day-to-day work with Mathematica I use a stylesheet I have derived from Mathematica's default stylesheet. One modification I would like to make to my stylesheet is to reduce the spacing between ...
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Extract Style Attributes from Style[]

Can you extract the Style attributes from a variable. For example: var = Style["aString", Bold, 24] You can get back "aString" by using ToString[var] but I am ...
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AccountingForm w/o significant figures

Basically I want to build a chart like something I would do in Excel. It should look like this: Here is the formula I'm using and what I've done so far ...
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How to make the default table alignment “right”

The default table alignment is Center, however I would like to make it Right so that ...
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Hyperlink shrink the image, how to make the image become original size

I found that Hyperlink[im, "something", ImageSize -> 800] The ImageSize only add some borders of my ...
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How to Align two inline cells

I'm playing with this question: here and here ...
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How can I control the size of exported image in HTML code under certain magnification value?

I've inserted a picture in one cell, however, when I exported the cell as HTML, the size of my image in the html tag was doubled(the image file in HTMLFiles was the same as the original image). I ...