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

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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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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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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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How can i enter this formula into wolframalpha ? [on hold]

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=x!*%28n-x%29!+%2F+n+!+*+%28sum+1%2Fk*%28+%28n-k-1%29+choose+%28x-1%29+%29%2C+k+%3D1+to+%28n-x%29+%29%2C++x%3D10%2C+n%3D100? I want to change x and n, and look at ...
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module function giving Null values for the following code(Stiffness Matrix Problem): [on hold]

The module function giving Null values for the following code(Stiffness Matrix Problem): ...
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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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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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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 ...
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MUnit unit tests for TraditionalForm formatting

I'm a strong proponent of unit tests and as such I'm using the MUnit framework from Wolfram Workbench on a regular basis. Many of the codes I'm working on also use ...
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How to turn an expression into a number

I am working with a function that computes the covariance between two variables. After computing this, I'd like to use Plot or Plot3D to see how this covariance depends on the parameters of the mean ...
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How to prepare a Mma expression to insert it into Comsol?

Preamble Sometimes I have to solve nonlinear PDEs using Comsol. Often these equations I already have in Mma, written in a Mma notations. For this reason I would like to be able to transform them so ...
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How to stop font resize of input?

How do you stop Mathematica from resizing the input font when entering formulas with fractions and such? When I enter a formula with a few fractions the text becomes microscopic. For example: ...
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How do I change the size of the font for the output of the Print[] command?

I created a Stylesheet that increased the sizes of the fonts for the styles Input, Output and Text. Still, when I use the command Print[] the output comes out tiny. In the code below I added some ...
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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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Can I use 'ItemStyle' in 'Grid' to specify the style of individual items? [closed]

I'm confused by the documentation for ItemStyle. I can't figure out how to specify styles for individual items in a Grid. ...
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ParagraphSpacing inside Style'd Text

From ParagraphSpacing's documentation: ParagraphSpacing is an option for Cell, StyleBox, and Style that specifies how ...
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Greek symbols are all bold in MM 10 over Linux [duplicate]

I upgraded recently to Mathematica 10, on a Linux system, and I'm quite annoyed to find that all the greek symbols automatically show up in bold: I suspect the issue is some missing font somewhere ...
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What is the best way to draw a shaded table?

I'm trying to format a raster-style table with row and column headings and in which each cell is shaded according to the value in the cell, and the value of the cell is displayed in as text in a ...
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Is there a convenient way to copy/paste text-interspersed SE code snippets into Mathematica?

Is there a way to copy and paste code snippets from SE to Mathematica if these snippets are interspersed with text? Like e.g. in Morphing Graphics, color and location in both the question and answer, ...
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How to have shaded grid entries

Teaching a unit on log scales for a high school math class. I saw this table on the internet. I know how to colour individual grid entries, is there a nice way to incrementally colour them like ...
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Fixing quirky typesetting in plot labels

Consider this example plot. Plot[ 1-Exp[-x], {x,0,3}, AxesLabel->{"thickness (μm)","power density (W/m^2)"} ] Let us hold the typographical quality of ...
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How to make a real number parameter go 2 decimal precision? [duplicate]

I'm new at community and I'm starting with Mathematica. I'm now having a trouble with a very simple problem which for many of you might be really obvious. In documentation ...
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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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How do I format the output to include the function definition?

To explain, I do most of my probability homework in Mathematica, and use the typesetting built into Mathematica to finish answers. Often, I want to output a function as the answer to a problem, but I ...
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Strange behavior when using Row with packed arrays

Bug fixed in 10.0.0 Today I lost a lot of time with a strange behavior and I narrowed it down to this small piece of code: ...
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Open a .txt file in Mathematica [closed]

i have a .txt file written for Mathematica, but wenn I open it with Mathematica, there is just an unreadable text and no graphs and simulations like it should actually be, could you tell me how to ...
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What is special about 70.329862 and InputField and Number and Dynamic?

Is this a bug (happening in V9 and V10 Windows, Linux) or not? It only happens for certain numbers and you need Number in InputField. ...
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Keyboard shortcut for changing style of selected text (NOT the whole cell)

For many years I have been using Alt+Shift+(number) to quickly change the style of text in a text cell. For example when I write descriptive text and want some of that text to look like input form, ...
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Foreign Keyboards and Mathematica?

I have a foreign language keyboard (French). All programs are set so that it recognizes this - EXCEPT Mathematica, which behaves as if the keyboard were English. And I can't find any way of changing ...
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Convert matrix rows into variables

Can anyone show me how to set all matrix rows to variables. For example, I have matrix w={{1,2,3},{3,2,1},{0,0,0}} and I need to set each matrix row to be separate ...
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Discrepancy between Mathematica and Fortran expressions — Fortran gives wrong output (C,C++ programmer trying to use Fortran) [closed]

I typically program in C or C++, but recently wrote some code in Fortran. I am worried that I've made a mistake in the Fortran code due to lack of knowledge of Fortran. I basically need to plot two ...
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Formatting ticks of axes to scientific format and modifying the labels [duplicate]

I was trying to plot a function, but had a problem with the tick labels staying close to each other (top plot). DiscretePlot[RmvsB[b], {b, bmin, bmax, bstep}] ...
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Casting Dataset internal type from Assoc to Struct

Using: planets = ExampleData[{"Dataset", "Planets"}]; The full form of this projection displays the internal type def: ...
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Convert units to String

Is there a way to convert compound units to string? For example, I have "Newtons"/"Meters"^2, how to I convert it to "N/m^2"? I know If I do the following ...
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Format-Size-Larger/Smaller shortcut disabled in M10?

It seems that the keyboard shortcuts for enlarging/reducing the font size (ALT+= / ALT+-) don't work anymore in M10 as it did in M9. If I select the text (or code) inside a cell they work. But if I ...