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

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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 ...
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How do I use the ShowLegends function to produce a legend for my framed graphic?

I'm new to this site and new to Mathematica as you can see from my question. I'm also new to programming, btw. I'm trying to produce a legend for my plot which I've coded as follows: ...
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copy paste merging expressions

I ran a solve to evaluate a few linear equations, Solve[{some eqns},{A0,B0,c0,d0,e0}] and then in the output I got: ...
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How can I italicize FrameLabel directives?

Suppose that I use Frame -> True in Plot. Then I can use ...
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Annotating plots with plain (not italicized) mathematical text

I have a plot and I would like to annotate some mathematical text in it. Initially, Mathematica puts it in italics by using Drawing tools palette, but I want it all in plain text. How can I do it? ...
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Formatting data tables with Grid + Dividers vs. SplitBy --> GridBy?

A quick method to format human-readable data tables with headers, is to use Grid, eg: ...
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Change elements on different positions within a list

How can I change the elements of a list, say on positions {{1, 4}, {3, 1}, {2, 3}, {4, 4}} in one go? Take this list for example: ...
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How to make text flash for a short period

How could I display text that flashed red for a half second or so and then reverted to black? (Or was put in bold and reverted to normal, etc.)
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Export to text file [duplicate]

I would like to export a long Table of (complex) numbers to a text file using Export["file.txt",%]; A sample line from the obtained file looks like this: ...
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How to format dynamic InputField value using NumberForm?

Background: I want all numbers in InputField's displayed as NumberForm[num,2]; Now, consider the following the snippet of ...
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Convert operator to string

How to programmatically convert an operator such as Equilibrium into its displayed form as a string? The conversion should work like this: ...
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Setting up TextStyle with initialization cells in Mathematica 6+

It used to be quite straightforward to change the default settings of a notebook in terms of inputs, outputs, text styles and font sizes in previous versions of Mathematica using initialization cells ...
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How to replace the style of the inline cell in a StyleSheet

I would like to change a StyleSheet in such a way that any text that is typed into the inline cell (the one created by Ctrl+9) is shown in a different font (e.g. the font of my choice). At present I ...
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CDF and personalized style

I recently created a custom stylesheet. I then created a notebook with the new style, confirmed that the notebook had adopted the style, and then saved a copy in CDF. But when I opened the CDF in ...
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Formula Formatting is Small and Chunky?

I'm sure I'm about to embarrass myself... but, here goes... I can't read any (but the most basic) typeset formulas in Mathematica. The fonts are simply way too small on my 2560x1440 monitor. If I ...
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How to avoid spaces between numbers when displaying TagBox(es)

The instruction : DisplayForm[RowBox[List[0,1,Superscript[2,3],Superscript[1,2],a]]] displays a gap between the first two items of the list but if one is ...
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Tabs inside expression to format code

In a similar spirit to a question proffered several days back,and as that question stated, Since the front-end is quite extendable my question is... Does the front end provide any way to use ...
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A notebook created on demand from a main document showing executable input along with output cells

I would like to make Mathematica documents with hidden calculations, such that they can be visualized on demand. In general it can be done in several forms and I actually use some. I would like to ask ...
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Automatic formatting of isotope symbols in a text cell

InputAutoReplacements is an obvious choice for formatting isotope names in text cells. I'd like to be able to type "1H", for ...
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How to edit the text coming together with the numeration of pages in pdf produced out of a notebook?

I am writing a text that I am going to publish on-line. When I transform it from the notebook into the pdf format I get the numeration style typical for Mathematica: I would like to edit the text ...
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Annoying display truncation of numerical results

I have a lot of data to inspect. An example of a number in my program is 123.189094 This gets displayed as 123.189 ...
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NIntegrate is resetting my variables and not giving me a result?

I am trying to check if mass conservation holds by integrating the area under a curve but to no avail. ...
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Removing In/Out Labels before printing

I know that I can close a notebook and open it again in order to remove the In/Out labels. What I would like to know is if there is another easy way of removing these labels without having to close ...
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Delete a style type from stylesheet

I have created a new stylesheet but now I'd like to delete a style type, for example "program" from it. How can I do it ?
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Copy TraditionalForm output to TraditionalForm input while keeping formatting

When I want to copy a scientific notated number from a TraditionalForm output to an input it formats it in a weird way: Another thing I want to do is only copy a few number of decimals, and remove ...
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hat not big enough

I like to use Mathematica text cells for creating draft technical documents. When entering equations in a text cell, the ^ (hat accent) does not dynamically adjust its size to fit. It looks good if ...
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How does AutoStyleWords work?

The title says it all. I assume it provides some way of automatically applying a certain style, or a list of options, to certain words written, just like other options of the sort like ...
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Text in columns

So far I've only seen the front end work in a one-cell-below-the-other manner, so I am probably not expecting much of this question, but here it goes. Is there any way to create a document with text ...
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Best way to give presentations with Mathematica

I have typically used PowerPoint or plain PDFs of slides to give presentations, but with heavy mathematical content, it can be tedious to create these presentations and make them look good. How can I ...
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Single dot textual form

How do I render a letter with a single dot above it? I see \[DoubleDot] and \[TripleDot] are readily available, but what about ...
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Producing cleaner Mathematica output

I asked this in chat and it turns out it would make for a good question make a posting for. I am writing up a handout type notebook and I'd like to have some clean output for presentation's sake. ...
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Representing second derivatives with a double overdot

I would like to express a second derivative with two dots above the variable. You can do this with a first derivative by saying: ...
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How to work around Column cutting off a pixel row from images?

I have a problem where Column will occasionally cut off a single pixel from the top of images. To reproduce the problem, evaluate this: ...
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Outline Numbering for Mathematica Section/Subsection Cells

I am trying to create a LaTex-style document with Section numbers of the form 1.0 and then subsection numbers 1.1, 2.1, etc. I need the numbering to be automatic such that if I insert a new ...
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How can I set a fixed cell height?

I did this often in previous versions of the Mathematica notebook front end. I would have a cell with lots of raw data, e.g. a very long list. The list might go on for pages. I would set the cell ...
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How to force neat linewrapping in Print?

I am regularly annoyed by the fact, that a neatly arranged Print statement gets ruined by a large piece of data, which - instead of linewrapping "in place" - is ...