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Change base font for all graphics objects

How can I change the base font style for all graphics objects, including the ones generated using plotting functions? I would like to change this a single time and have it affect all graphics ...
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Looking for a input template for Limit

I'm using v. 8. I'm looking for a limit input template (analogous to the integral template), but I can't seem to find it in any of the palettes. Can anyone help? Edit: I'm looking for a 2D input ...
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Formatting results of a polynomial long division

I am teaching polynomial long division to my high school students. Not a pleasant topic to have to cover. I went to use Wolfram|Alpha and obviously, internally, they have a really elegant way to ...
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Programmatic formatting for Mathematica code - possible?

It seems to be both an interesting programming challenge and a very useful practical application to have a Mathematica program which would allow one to pretty-print Mathematica code, so that it is ...
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Padding and formatting within BaseForm

I find using BaseForm to be a little tricky. For example, if you use BaseForm and then do some additional operation all the numbers turn back into base 10, so you have do BaseForm as the "last step". ...
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Avoid unnecessary truncation

Is there any way to change the general settings in Mathematica so that when I type e.g. 0.34*60000000 I get the output ...
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Document settings for online viewing

I'm trying to figure out how to prepare a notebook for NICE online viewing when it's been converted to PDF form. The students I am working with (sadly!) will not be able to use the CDFPlayer to view ...
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Display a number in Mathematica 9 in periodic form

I want to display a rational number in Mathematica in periodic style. PeriodicForm isn't working anymore. It worked in Mathematica 5 and now I'm using Mathematica ...
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Text formatting with different wrappers

Formatting text in Mathematica should be a punishment for serious crimes. I've face another frustrating feature, and I don't know how to get rid of it. ...
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Problems with formatting a bar chart

I am trying to create a financial dashboard using Mathematica. I am having trouble formatting the axes ticks to show whole numbers. Further, when I hover over one of the chart elements, it is ...
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Put results in multiple columns for comparison

One thing I would like to do in many instances is arrange input/output in columns for comparison. I expect that I need to use Grid to do this, but have not been ...
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Manipulate syntax

I am trying to manipulate a plot of the Bernoulli roots as follows: The following code clearly is not going to work, but I have included it in an effort to illustrate my meaning. ...
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Option Inspector — option definitions

Relatively new to Mathematica, using v. 8.0.4.0 on OSX, and wanting to know where I can find something like a list of definitions for each of the many Global, Notebook, Cell, etc. options listed in ...
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Whitespace after number subscript

When I write something like this: (Subscript[x, 0], f(Subscript[x, 0])) I get some undesirable whitespace after each of the ...
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How to typeset a system of equations

Is it possible to typeset systems of equations in Mathematica, and if so, how can I do it using a big left bracket as one could in LaTeX with \left\{ ... \.? I ...
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How to enter a LaTeX integral?

How can I enter a LaTeX integral into Mathematica? For example, I evaluated the expression ToExpression["\int 2*x\[DifferentialD]x ", TeXForm] but Mathematica ...
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Custom display format for custom operator

I've tried searching here and in the WRI documentation, but I haven't found what I'm looking for in either place. I'm defining a dx operator to act as a ...
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CustomTicks - Changing NumberPoint -> “,”

How can I change the number point from . to , in CustomTicks ? The Mathematica built-in ...
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Define a color of the pressed button of a SetterBar

It is easy to define a background color for the SetterBar buttons, so that all the buttons that are not pressed have the specified color, while the pressed one is gray. Here is the example: ...
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How to always display current section identifier (number, name) in notebook?

Because I find myself relocating frequently within a long notebook divided into sections, subsections, & subsubsections, I would like to display the identifying information for the section, etc. ...
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Why does Mathematica order polynomial forms in reverse from traditional order?

I could very well be missing something obvious, but this has always bugged me with Mathematica and I don't know why it does it or how to fix it. If I enter any polynomial, say, x^2 + x - 1 for ...
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Elegant transformation of various rules to strings, {f[z_] -> y} becomes “f = @(z) y”

Assume that I have some function for transformation mathematica expressions to strings. For simplicity, just assume it is an identity: ...
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Prevent mathematica from simplifying

How can i prevent Mathematica from automatically simplifying the expression Sqrt[a/b]? In case a=1 and ...
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Cell format for screen headers

If one picks the menu option Format->Edit Stylesheet and then one opens the "Default.nb" link, the newly opened notebook has a header that reads "Deafult.nb" style definitions. In one navigates down ...
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Long text inside a grid does not word wrap

If I create a simple grid with Ctrl+, and paste a long piece of text outside the boxes (I'm sure you can find some yourself), then that text does not break at the width of the window in Mathematica. ...
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Remove braces, {}, from around DynamicModule output?

Is there a way to remove the braces from the front end output associated with DynamicModule? For instance: ...
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Specify values for X-axis and Y-axis ticks and control their format

I have following problem: I want to set the values for the X-and Y axis by myself, but the values (e.g. 0.800) are not plotted as I defined them (see image 0,8), mathematica removes the zeros. ...
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Can I ask Mathematica to replace the arguments of my functions with a replacement rule?

I have an equation that I evaluate at some point (let's say $x=1$) that have terms of the form f[1,y] D[g[1,y],{y,2}] Is there an easy way to replace [1,y] by ...
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Indicating the axes [closed]

I want to scale the $x$ axis of the plot by $x^0$ and the $y$ axis by $\tan x$. Is this possible ? Plot[Tan[x], {x, 0, 10}, PlotRange -> Automatic] EDIT: ...
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Maintaining stylesheet information in Cell[]

I am working on formatting a cell for a slideshow presentation format such that a graphics object occupies the left half of the cell and bullets or other items occupy the right. The ancient ...
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Collect the multiple of one determinant?

m = {{2, 6, 4}, {2, 6, 5}, {-3, 6, 6}}; Consider I'm doing calculation by hand. I want to collect the multiple 6 of second column, how to do that? I'd like the ...
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How to interpret and show an input number with the amount of significant digits given?

what can I do to have Mathematica intepret and show a number with exactly the amount of digits I gave as an input? I have a larger talbe with numbers (text file, whitespace seperated) which are ...
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converting between forms - symbols/subscripts - matrix products

If I have a vector of the form (xp+y, x+yp) do you have a simple way of creating the following matrix and vector from it: {{p, 1}, {1, p}} * {x, y}, such that ...
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Best Practice to write ::usage for own package functions

I'm writing an own package with Mathematica, that I would like to make available for others. In order to do that (and for my own usage of the package), I would like to write ...
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Overscript distance

When I write: Overscript[PQ, \[RightVector]], the arrow is placed too close to the P and ...
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Unwanted parentheses appearing in a notebook that is opened by a button

I am writing an interactive document and have an idea to make in-line buttons that on demand would create and bring up separate notebooks containing some explanations or a remindings. One example of ...
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How can I set default size for some characters

Alt++ could adjust the size, but how to store the satisfactory size? For example: Each time I type |, its size is (I assume) 12. How to make its effect like adding ...
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Can I make the subsection CounterBox continue counting across section boundaries?

This is what I used in a stylesheet for Section CellDingbat->Cell[TextData[{CounterBox["Section"], "."}]] This is ...
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Customizing the numbers used by DisplayFormulaNumbered cells

I was typesetting some formulas and I encountered a formula number marked with a prime. I am using the DisplayFormulaNumbered cell style`. How can I add a cell ...
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Getting vertical bar of equal length for | a || b | in a notebook

How can I make |a|*|b| show well in a notebook? I typed | from keyboard to denote absolute value. General cleanupIt will auto adjust by matching in my notebook so that sometimes it will not show as ...
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How can I type in math calligraphy letters?

I cannot find this kind of letters in the pallete. math calligraphy? I can only find this in Mathemtica.
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How to make underscript like underscript in InlineFormula of lim in Notebook and (inline)Latex

This question maybe a little tiny. Firstly, Let's input underscript Ctrl+4 in an inline cell. InlineFormula inline cell $\underset{n\to\infty}{\text{li}}$ ...
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How can I adjust the span between under bar and formula

Mathematica: LaTeX: $\alpha =\underset{\square }{\overset{\square }{\lim \sup \sqrt[n]{\left|a_n\right|}}}$
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SuperscriptBox question

I am trying to define an object type in Mathematica as follows ...
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How can I change the highlighting color of an InlineMathCell?

When using the InlineMathCell one types Ctrl+9 within the text cell, and gets a slot for starting typing the InlineMathCell part. When typing the content of the InlineMathCell is slightly highlighted ...
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How to change the format of all inline cells

DefaultNewInlineCellStyle only take effect for newly generated inline cells. for example ...
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Formatting results of integral approximation methods comparison.

The integral is Integrate[Sqrt[1+x^3], {x, -1, 1}]. I want to create a Table with three columns and four rows that shows the ...
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Rounding only reals in an expression containing, reals, integers and symbols

I am trying to make a function that would make rounding real numbers in an expression possibly consisting of real numbers, integer numbers and symbols. An example of such an expression is below: ...