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

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How can one type a box with “x” marked?

In some text portion of my notebook, I would like to be write check boxes which are empty, check marked or "x" marked. The following commands work for the first two: ...
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OpenGl Z-Order Equivalent in Mathematica?

I am trying to draw the arrows in this picture on top of the two parallel plates. In OpenGL I would just set the 4th coordinate the z-order to be closer. Any ideas how to draw them on top in ...
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How to apply multiple format to a list

I have a nested list like matrix = {{1.2345664, 2.38673956, 3.567846}, {0.00034554, 124.4554654, 6.34543}, {0.0000233, 244.34454, 2}} and I want to apply ...
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How to make Mathematica returns the exact expression I typed

I'm using Mathematica to compare some constants. Before playing around with those constants, I would like to check that I didn't make any mistake in typing them. So my question is the following: "What ...
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Entering Sum in traditional form

The documentation for Sum says that it is possible to replace Sum by EscsumEsc. The limits ($i_\max$ and $i_\min$) should be ...
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How to force Pane to always scroll to end of content? [duplicate]

Mathematica seems to know about the actual end of content position in a Pane if given large enough (but not too large$^1$) initial position value. Here, the ...
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Mathematica Presentation Cell Formatting

In one of the Mathematica (v9) slide templates, they have an example cell that looks like this: Where there is a "SideCaption" that appears to be the Mathematica-equivalent of a text box to the ...
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How stretch curly brace on multi-line text?

What's the cell option (or other technique) to use to stretch the curly brace that one typically uses in traditional math to group several displayed equations? Like this: And is there any better ...
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Cell background color changes cell layout

When I change the background color of a cell like in the colored cells become slightly indented and their line spacing is increased. How can I change the cell background color while keeping the ...
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How to change default settings of cell formatting?

I find font size of Text cells too small and I like displaying them with background colour... I've read this question and learned about ...
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bar and hat only apply to certain letters

(I'm navigated from stackoverflow.com where I asked almost the same question) I'm a beginner in Mathematica. Like shown in the image below, I'm trying to put hat ...
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How does MakeBoxes handle an n-ary operator?

I want to format results from Reduce using the $\cup$ symbol instead of the $\lor$ symbol. For example, ...
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How do you force line spacing to be uniform when a line contains characters with vector or overdot?

A persistent problem I've run into is that certain character decorations within the text of a paragraph will often add extra line spacing even if there is already plenty of space between lines. This ...
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Updating the format style of input cells from an older/'pre-styled' notebook

I have been given a large notebook that was created in mathematica 6. It contains a structure of sections and subsections and the input text is formatted in an unusual (possibly just old) style (see ...
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Highlighting bracketing in Mathematica [duplicate]

I'm working with lists of lists of lists. Each box with information has a specific format like information = {{a},{{b}},{{{c},{d}},{e,{f}}},{g}} and so ...
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Exclude Sections/Subsections/… from evaluation

I'm working on a large notebook and I want to exclude some sections and subsections from being evaluated when I evaluate the whole notebook. Is there a way to exclude specific sections or ...
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Why use Column with Rows instead of Grid?

In general, what are the advantages of using Grid versus a combination of Column and Row? Is Grid better in some situations but not others? For example, is there any reason why one would do this: ...
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An issue with formulas typesetting in Grid & Column

I tried to construct a small sheet with text and equations presented in a convenient publishing form, using Column: ...
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How to make “Text” Cell which does not auto-format in TraditionalForm in-line math expressions?

This is a continuation of the previous post: How to enter textual subscripts and superscripts?. When dealing with complex in-line math expressions inside a "Text" ...
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How to enter textual subscripts and superscripts?

When I add a sub- or superscript to a letter in a "Text" cell using the "Writing Assistant" palette this letter becomes Italic: ...
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Replacing a combination of terms

I have a quite simple question. I have an expression that looks similar to $T=\frac{1}{a_1}-\frac{1}{a_2}+1$ and I'd like Mathematica to use $A=\frac{a_1}{a_2}$ to reformat the expression (if ...
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How can I efficiently enter multiple instances of data?

I would like to plot the normal distribution for a population of human heights. My question is how can I input multiple frequencies for the same variable, without writing them out one by one. e.g. I ...
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Changing parenthesis size for typography

I am using Mathematica to layout some mathematical formulas for publication. The guidelines specify that in case of nested parentheses the encompassing ones need to be bigger than the inner ones. So ...
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How to format a large Number

There is a large number a = 123456789012345678901234567.123456789012345678901234567 By format with AccountingForm ...
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remove quotes in a combination of a text with graphics in the JournalArticle Style

I have a puzzling and very specific question. It may be of limited interest to community. I apologize in advance in this case. Let us see. I am making an illustration to a text that I write in the ...
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How do I get the equivalent of the $\LaTeX$ \tag{} in Mathematica?

How do I get the equivalent of the $\LaTeX$ \tag{} in Mathematica? $a+b=x \tag{1}$ I'm not necessarily asking how to use the $\LaTeX$ \tag{} itself in ...
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Export image data precision

I'm sure there is a very easy way to control this, but I have been searching for an hour now without luck. I plot a function and export it to get a table that I can use in TikZ. ...
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How should I make a label?

This is my code for making a label. I used a Button expression to build it. Is there a better way to make a label? My objection to doing it this way is that, when I ...
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Syntax Highlighting for Mathematica on a Blog

Every once in a while I want to paste Mathematica code on my blog. When I do, I would like it to be somewhat readable, and it would be nice to have syntax highlighting. So far all my searches have ...
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“Show” with Manipulate runs fine normally, but gives errors as a CDF

I've simplified my code to what can reproduce my error. Basically, I have two lines: ...
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Quick way to invert a fraction

Over the years of using Mathematica, I find myself doing something along the lines of rewriting this: $\frac{[A^-_F]}{[A^-_U] + \frac{[H^+][A^-_U]}{\kappa_1}}$ as this: $\frac{[A^-_U] + ...
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How can I type left (sub)superscript?

I want to type in my variable next to its plot and I'm typing the text in using Inset. However my variable has superscripts to the left. Say it looks like this: $ ...
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Embed a Microsoft RichEdit 8 control in a Mathematica notebook using .NETLink?

Does anyone know whether or not it's possible to embed a RichEdit 8 control within a Mathematica Notebook using .NETLink? The goal here would be able to both view and edit mathematical text typeset ...
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TextCell going awry due to ImageResolution (in Mathematica 7)

Can anyone see how to fix this text display? The example is from a larger project. I need to export the graphic at high resolution, but the text is going wrong. ...
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Is there a way to hide or toggle the visibility of code?

Many of my notebooks have a similar repeating structure, which is very convenient and reliable for my workflow: a chunk of code defining a Manipulate for exploring ...
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How to suppress undesirable kerning rules in math inline cells?

Update: (11/29/2012) Looks like Mathematica 9 has the same behavior. The following graphic shows how Mathematica kerns italic characters in an inline math formula cell (first row) where an ...
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Are table headings functional?

Are table headings for aesthetics only? If I have: ...
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How can I create some shorthand notation for a custom control?

Per this question, I have created a custom graphical control object which evaluates to a list of values. I would like to be able to create such an object quickly, rather than typing some command, ...
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Prevent front-end from reformatting long fractions while editing

I am editing an expression containing wide fractions (typeset with fraction boxes): But if, while editing the equation, the fraction exceeds some threshold (seems to be approximately the window ...
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Typeset unbalanced brackets

In LaTeX, you can typeset expressions containing unbalanced brackets, by balancing them with an invisible delimiter \left. or ...
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Is it possible to typeset left and right angle brackets?

I would like to typeset the following in a Mathematica notebook: $$\langle P \rangle$$ Is it possible to typeset left and right angle brackets? In $\LaTeX$, they are given by ...
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How to improve the typesetting of mathematical contents

Until I started diving into Mathematica, I was not using much computer software for symbolic computation. I did my analysis by hand on blank sheets, the calculations using Python or MATLAB, and the ...
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How do I create inline TraditionalForm expressions, and control their formatting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to replace the style of the inline cell in a StyleSheet I'm trying to figure out the best practice for creating short, inline expressions that display as ...
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Cleaning the hyperlinked string from its hyperlink property

I need to rename a number of files. These are graphic jpg files, and I have an Excel table in which the initial names of these files are collected. For example, this is the name of one of these files ...
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Is there a way to base one style on another?

I'm setting up a stylesheet and and finding the process of defining related styles tedious and error prone. In particular, I have several related styles that need to have synchronized settings (e.g., ...
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Implementing a For (?) or series or loop (?) for individual results for every x to n

I'm working on improving a modeling formula and have spreadsheets worth of data to use, but my work so far has been quite tedious. I'm essentially pulling 20 rows of data from each separate sheet of a ...
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Difference in integral character heights

Above is an example of what happens. It seems that the first integral is longer than the second because the y-character is longer than the x-character as this doesn't happen with other ...