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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 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 ...
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Assigning an equation as a variable

I am compiling a calculator where many slider parameters are used to define a value, where the defined value may then be reused to define another value. I am unable able to, or at least been ...
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Using the actual subscript as a variable within thecontext of definitions using the Notation package and Symbolize

I've gotten into the habit of using subscripted variables, invoking the Notation package and Symbolize. Now, I'd like to be able ...
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How to get back name of the number from Max function? [duplicate]

So I have this question, using a toy example: a={1,"this"}; b={2,"that"}; result=Max[0,a[[1]],b[[1]]] the result will be 2. However what I want to obtain is ...
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Is it possible to enclose code into collapsible/expandable regions? [duplicate]

In some programming languages (e.g. C#, Visual Basic) there are language constructs that have no effect on the execution of code whatsoever, but exist solely to allow grouping fragments of code into ...
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Pasting monospaced text into Mathematica notebook destroys aligment

I drew the little ASCII-art electronics schema below in vim. When i try to paste it into a Mathematica notebook, with: A) A code cell B) A monospaced font (Courier New) Mathematica insists on ...
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Using a table to format a grid

Ok, I can't wrap my head around this because I don't know Mathematica well enough yet, so I'm asking for help, at least a direction to explore in. I have a Grid: ...
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How to typeset a system of equations with multiple alignment points

I'm aware of how to align a system of equations on the = sign (or other single alignment point), but I'd like to align a system at multiple points so that each variable stays in its own "column" so to ...
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Iteration problem

I am trying to write a simple program - perform f1 as long as t is smaller than 800. t is ...
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How to select three points $A$, $B$, $C$ from the following list so that the circle passing $A$, $B$, $C$ has centre $(1,2,3)$?

I have the sphere $$(x-1)^2 + (y-2)^2 + (z-3)^2 = 36.$$ From the sphere, I find some points with integral coordinates. And select three points from this list so that the triangles are not right ...
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Suspend spacing between Repeated and number

The spacing of the first expression includes extra space before the 5. I would like to have the same spacing as the second line. ...
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Enlarge the axes text

Plot[Sin[x^2], {x, 0, 3}, AxesLabel -> {"x value", Sin[x^2]}] In the above code give a graph. In the graph the axes fonts are too small. My problem is that, ...
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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 ...