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

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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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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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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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How do I reassign canonical ordering of symbols?

I have a big polynomial that evaluates to: $$A^2 e^2 \phi ^- \phi ^++A e \phi ^- \phi ^+ c_{2 w} g_Z+\frac{1}{2} A e g h W^- \phi ^+ +\ll13\gg,$$ which is supposed to represent some terms in the ...
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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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Formatting a number with fixed number of significant digits

I need a formatting function (say format[x_, n_]) which outputs numbers with fixed n significant digits without unnecessary dot. ...
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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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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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Formatting text through pattern matching

I am trying to format some text based on some patterns. ...
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“Show” with Manipulate runs fine normally, but gives errors as a CDF

I've simplified my code to what can reproduce my error. Basically, I have two lines: ...
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How can I reorder the factors in the terms of a polynomial?

How can I reorder the factors in the terms of a polynomial? Consider ...
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Can I enter the traditional form for Binomial as input in an expression?

Is there a way to enter the traditional form of a binomial coefficient, i.e. ${n \choose k}$ instead of Binomial[n,k], like I would enter a radical sign $\sqrt{x}$ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to hide or toggle the visibility of code?

Many of my notebooks have a similar repeating structure, which is very convenient and reliable for my workflow: a chunk of code defining a Manipulate for exploring ...
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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 to set a TraditionalForm output for a symbol

How do I set a TraditionalForm output for a particular symbol/function? In particular I would like my user-defined symbol ...
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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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User-defined usage message template; removing repeated text

In Mathematica 9.0.1, I want to write a user-defined template for a function that I wrote: myfunc ...
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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 make the digits of π go around in a spiral like this?

Here is a start. MapIndexed[Text[Reverse[First[RealDigits[Pi,10,252]]][[Tr@#2]],#]&, Table[{t Cos[t],t Sin[t]},{t,0,16Pi,0.2}]]//Graphics
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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 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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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 modify font for all text fields?

I know that one can modify the StandardForm style so that all input and output codes (and maybe other things too) follow that style. This makes it tricky to make input code different from output code ...
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How do I get the equivalent of the $\LaTeX$ \tag{} in Mathematica?

How do I get the equivalent of the $\LaTeX$ \tag{} in Mathematica? $a+b=x \tag{1}$ I'm not necessarily asking how to use the $\LaTeX$ \tag{} itself in ...
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Can I make the subsection CounterBox continue counting across section boundaries?

This is what I used in a stylesheet for Section CellDingbat->Cell[TextData[{CounterBox["Section"], "."}]] This is ...
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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 default font for all cells in all notebooks [duplicate]

I am new to Mathematica. Currently I am using Mathematica 10 on Mac Yosemite. I have tried: Edit the default.nb and core.nb ...
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Looking for PostScriptForm or ForthForm to print expressions as RPN code

Mathematica has very useful functions CForm and FortranForm. I want the same for a different language: ...
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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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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 type left (sub)superscript?

I want to type in my variable next to its plot and I'm typing the text in using Inset. However my variable has superscripts to the left. Say it looks like this: $ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Dataset seems to break Information

Bug present in version 10.2 My little function, from pre-10.2 ,to turn a headed table into a Dataset. ...
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Backslash commands in strings?

I discovered by playing around that Text[DisplayForm@SubscriptBox["\[Lambda]", "k"]] produces the same result as ...
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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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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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Using Greek $\LaTeX$ fonts

I want to use the $\LaTeX$ font in graphics. For text/numbers, this is easily done by FontFamily -> "CMU Serif" (on Ubuntu) like this: ...
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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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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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Make Mathematica show function template's arguments in different lines (i.e. in column) by default?

I feel a bit uncomfortable with Mathematica 10's layout. I mean, I'm impressed how powerful functional programming can be and so on, but it's me or those programs are often just a bunch of nested ...
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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: ...