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

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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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Problem when merging cells including commentary

This is a more of a problem report than a question. When merging the two cells Cell1: foo (*foobar*) bar and Cell2: ...
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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: ...
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Light syntax parser for Mathematica?

My netbook is too slow to install Mathematica. I'm not set against working in a text editor, but I like having an automated highlighting/formatting environment; can anyone recommend a good gedit ...
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How to use $\LaTeX$ for typesetting labels and titles in Mathematica

I need to typeset large number of equations to be used for PlotLabel and Titles and such. These have to look nice. Hence I use ...
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Why don't these styling rules work when viewed in TableForm?

m = RandomInteger[{-5, 5}, {10, 10}]; m /. {x__, y_ /; y > 0} -> Style[{x, y}, Red] % // TableForm When m without style ...
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How can I prevent kets to from growing too large?

In TraditionalForm, Mathematica formats kets incorrectly in certain expressions. For example, if used in a summation with indices indicated, a ket becomes too ...
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Prevent Suppression of Superscript 1 in Print

I'm trying to print Christoffel symbols of the second kind for a surface in $\mathbb R^3$. I currently am using something along the lines of ...
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Can one optimize AutomaticNumbering feature?

If one wants to use the automatic numbering feature of Mathematica, he has to make tags for cells of the type he wants to be referenced to. Then, as soon as he needs to make a reference to the tagged ...
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Efficient Data Entry / Manipulation with Many Datasets

I currently have a simple task of graphing many different datasets (26 here, with many different instances where I'll need to do, say, 26 different ones from the same template). I'm trying to ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for Centered Math Cell?

I've been typesetting in mathematica and would like to know if it is possible to use a keyboard shortcut to place a centered math cell or equation symbol aligned math cell in my document without ...
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How to set the background of a section to light gray?

How to set the background of a section to light gray and leave background of content below and above the section as default?
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On Reverting Code that Mma Switches to Raw Input Form Back to Standard Form

I experienced a similar issue to what is described in this post while editing formatted usage messages (that contained italics) in the declaration section of a package that I'm developing in the ...
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Adding Math to Plots

I have several formulas I would like to place at specific coordinates in a Graphics object I have already created. I need to be able to choose bold or not as well ...
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Creating ordered triplets from an Excel sheet

I have an Excel sheet of the form: " " a b c 1 R S T 2 U V W 3 X Y Z Where every entry is a number (except the blank quotes, ...
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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 ...