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

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Create new style where elements are arranged in a grid

I'd like to create a new style where elements are arranged in a grid. I'm taking notes and I have some definitions. I'd like to have every definition formatted like this: ...
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Is there a way to change the indentation behavior of the postfix operator //?

For example, using newlines after // results in some really weird indentation: Ideally, I'd love to be able to do something like this: ...
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DisplayFormula badly rendered if style is set before writing

If I have to write a display formula, I go to the cell after the text cell I'm currently into, select the DisplayFormula from the Style menu and then write. The ...
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Converting a sum into $\Sigma$ notation

I have a simple expression of the form $\quad \quad t^5+t^4+t^3+t^2+t+1$ and I want Mathematica to convert this to the form $\quad \quad \sum _{i=0}^5 t^i$ Is there a way to do this?
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Usage displays properly only after second call

If I have a usage message containig two-dimensional stuff (subscripts or formulas) and I call the usage, then sometimes I get an improperly formatted output enclosed in "...". Linebreaks are gone, but ...
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Trouble with ToString and StringForm

The command ToString[StringForm["SomeText=`` as well as OtherText=``.", "textA", "textB"], FormatType -> InputForm] produces the output ...
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Bug with DateListPlot with ToolTip with NumberForm?

Is anyone able to confirm if this is a bug in version 10.1 on Windows 7 Pro? I am attempting to produce a DateListPlot with ...
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How to make a style for paragraphs with hanging indents

I am making slides with text. I created a style template, but I cannot see how to make a style for a hanging paragraph. Is there a way to do this?
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Why does Mathematica remove some formatting?

I'm trying to save a file as PDF. Using SetOptions[$FrontEnd, PrintingStyleEnvironment -> "Printout"] so it looks nice. There are a bunch of formulas, and every ...
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Setting OperatorSubstitution to false causes Plot's labels of sufficiently small size not to appear in the specified typeface. Is this a bug?

This problem is no longer there after I upgraded to Mathematica 10.0.2. If I set OperatorSubstitution to False, the labels of ...
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Turning Latex into Mathematica code [duplicate]

It is possible to get Mathematica code to Latex alright, but is it possible the other way too, i.e., auto translate Latex back to Mathematica code? If available it could help many users active both ...
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Transforming functions

I am not familiar with Mathematica but have the following question: I am trying to write Mathematica code that transforms $x^a+y^a$ to $(x+y)^a$ for any $x$ and $y$ and integer $a$. I also need to ...
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Opening formatting palette slows down the front end

I'm working with Mathematica 10 Linux version. I did some quick prototyping, and am now trying to format the notebook as a presentation (adding title, section and text cells etc). When I open up a ...
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How do I pad numbers to the left so that all are the same length?

I have a list of numbers like {-6, 1, 3, 23} and want to get a list of strings, all of the same length, with zeros padding on the left as needed, like ...
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What is the most convenient way to read definitions of in-memory symbols when we don't have the source files? (Spelunking tools)

Note: I put Simon's implementation on GitHub. Contributions welcome! When trying to read the definition of already defined (package or built-in) symbols using ...
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Why can't I change the style of a cell repeatedly?

I ran into this when I was working with an example from the Help Pages of V9. Cells is a new function added in V9. The following appears to work the first time it ...
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Creating Group Open/Close Button [duplicate]

So I have a mathematica file with calculations and explanations seperated by groups into different sections. I want to know how I can add that open/close traingle button for Each group. This is the ...
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How do I prevent Mathematica from reformatting the expressions that I copy as LaTeX?

When I choose something that looks like $$ W_1(1)=\rho ^{5} \omega _1 \rho ^{-5}\\ W_2(2)=\rho ^{23} \omega _2 \rho ^{-23}\\ W_3(3)=\rho ^{10} \omega _3 \rho ^{-10}\\ W_4(4)=\rho ^{9} \omega _4 \rho ...
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How would I set the equation number for an EquationNumbered cell?

Regardless of how many EquationNumbered cells are above or below, every new EquationNumbered cell that I add in my notebook shows (1) as the equation number. Is there a way to correct the equation ...
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How to strip all formatting from a string and convert it to plain text?

The documentation on String states: But if I try to perform some manipulations on this string, for example, take 2 words from the left, I get some shards of ...
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How best to embed various cell groups into a latex project?

I'm an author and a coder. I want to reference various parts of my notebooks in my latex project. I've tried doing the following, using a post on the latex side of this problem. I'd like to solve it ...
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Is there a way to create a two column page layout in a notebook? [duplicate]

I am working on a white-paper that requires a two column format. Is there an existing Stylesheet that can be used or a way to create a Stylesheet that supports this Mathematica?
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Is there any way to format the results of Wolfram|Alpha

I have noticed that when getting Wolfram|Alpha results via WolframAlpha[], the output is formatted to (what appears to be) Times New Roman and Helvetica for units ...
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How can I number an equation associated with its section information automatically?

Suppose I have an equation, which is the 3rd one in section 2, I want it to be numbered (2.3) automatically, is there a way to do that? Thanks!
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How do I display function application with square brackets in traditional form?

If I type C[x, y] // TraditionalForm I get something that looks like C[x, y] But if I type ...
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Why is left NumberPadding always applied in NumberForm?

I would like to display numbers like 9.0001 and 10.0001 in the fixed-width form of xx.xxxx. ...
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How to format short inline code in a paragraph of text?

If I have a paragraph of text and have some very short code inline such as a function/symbol names in the sentences, how to format them more like code? Sort of like an analogue of ...
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How can I control 'TraditionalForm' substitutions and formatting in special cases?

I have eqns = TraditionalForm[HoldForm[Subscript[W, #][#] = ρ^s[#] Subscript[ω, #] ρ^-s[#]],] & /@ Range[4] which (with ...
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How I create a 'TraditionalForm' expression in which only parts are evaluated?

I have an expression for the form Subscript[W, f[a, b]][c] = ρ^f[a,b]ω[c]ρ^-f[a,b] that I want to render in TraditionalForm ...
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Why are the edge items in Grid truncated?

The first and last rows and columns of my Grids always seem to be smaller than all the other rows in my Grid, as of they had ...
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How do I make a single character bold?

I have a string of characters, like "CDABOZPVRYXSWQEGNILUTHMKJF" and want to convert it to a string in which the character at position ...
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PrecedenceForm with Format

I'd like to format the output of certain operators with Infix-style formatting to have lower precedence than Times. Let's say I ...
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Managing formatted usage messages in Wolfram Workbench

We have numerous packages (defined in .m files) that we maintain and develop in WolframWorkbench (2.0), and in those packages, we use the traditional method of ...
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How can one create hanging indent within text?

Short of writing a highly specific function for particular text strings, is there a simple way to format text, as say in a bibliographic record, to produce a hanging indent (first line of full with, ...
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How can you combine lines in $\LaTeX$ and lines in Mathematica?

Suppose that you want to make a report about the golden section algorithm, and you want to explain the process with text in $\LaTeX$, and in every iteration you want to show in that report the values ...
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How can I stop Mathematica from re-arranging formulae in TraditionalForm?

Let's say I have a sample formula, for example (Abs[x]/(-(2 - \[Kappa]) - 5))/(Binomial[a, b]/4) or something like that. I can of course typeset it to a limited ...
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how can I type brackets for column vectors? [duplicate]

My goal is to type $\begin{pmatrix} a \\ b \\ c \end{pmatrix}$ in mathematica. I try {a,b,c} but i am not sure if it will be converted to the corrected output.
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Black Ovals appeared in my Mathematica notebook [duplicate]

I copied and pasted something from another Mathematic notebook and started getting the same black ovals seen in this question: Colored marks appearing in notebook input text? The suggestion to turn ...
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How set input font globally? [duplicate]

I'm trying to change input font in default.nb, but font font not changed, changed only font size. I'm also try set StandartForm style, but nothing happens. In preferences/Evaluation style of newly ...
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Typesetting for different powers

Suppose that I want to typeset an object such that it looks differently for different powers. The simplest example would be a three vector. For odd powers I want it to look like $$|\vec{v}|^n,$$ while ...
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Unknown Power showing up in Formula [closed]

I have the following worksheet below. (I took a screen shot because I didn't know how to type the code for the particular function). Circled in red are powers that shouldn't be there and yet ...
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How to write markdown with Mathematica?

Usually I typeset with Latex and Compute with Mathematica and then copy the outputs as Latex code and insert them in Latex, so I have to switch between Latex and Mathematica frequently. Thanks to the ...
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Interactively inspecting parts of an object

There have been times when I want to find the structure of an object in order to extract some part of it. For example, extracting the x and y coordinates from a Graphics object generated by Plot. I ...
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Some Characters From Custom Font Do Not Show Up

I'm using version 8.0.4.0 on a Mac, and recently made my own .otf and .ttf fonts at PaintFont.com. The font can be based on pretty much anything, including handwriting, and covers everything from ...
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fields entry in ref/StreamPlot

In the ref/StreamPlot help file in Mathematica 10.0.2, we see the following image: Can someone explain how I would type this into an input cell?
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Change default output font globally

I'd like to change my default output font to "Helvetica Neue" in version 10. The following shows the only thing I have found in Option Inspector, which would ...
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How can I make the script level styles imitate TeX?

In math mode in $\TeX$, there are four styles that are used to determine what font will be used to typeset parts of a formula. In decreasing hierarchical order, they are, with default font size in ...
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Understanding Pie Chart Annulus generation and alternate style using Disk[]

Background I have been working with a set of data for some time now and I recently decided to change the format. The data is a tree-styled listing of hierarchical names and positions. (* Names ...