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#1
Apr1508, 10:53 PM

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[tex] \mathbf{\mu}[/tex]
What is used to execute latex on this website? When I type that into TeXnic center and compile it without MikTex, it is not bold on my computer. 


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Apr1608, 02:04 AM

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For some reason, latex doesn't really like making greek letters bold. A workaround I found (which is a little annoying, but at least it works) is to use something like \mbox{\boldmath${\pi}$} if in a math environment.
I don't know what is used on the website. 


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Apr1608, 02:50 AM

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Use \mathbf in math mode.
\mu versus \mathbf\mu [tex]\mu\;\mathbf\mu[/tex] One drawback of mathbf: Its not in italics. a versus \mathbf a [tex]a\;\mathbf a[/tex] If you have the AMS math package (\usepackage{amssymb,amsmath}), \boldsymbol puts things in bold italics. \mu versus \mathbf\mu versus \boldsymbol\mu [tex]\mu\;\mathbf\mu\;\boldsymbol\mu[/tex] a versus \mathbf a versus \boldsymbol a [tex]a\;\mathbf a\;\boldsymbol a[/tex] 


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Apr1608, 02:59 AM

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Bold font in latex



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Apr1608, 03:07 AM

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I generally use \boldsymbol. Hmm, actually, I don't, at least not directly. I generally use macros for matrices and vectors, and those in turn use \boldsymbol. That way if someone tells me to use arrows for vectors I just have to change my vector macro.



#6
Jun1211, 12:21 AM

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you have to use the package{bm}. Then inside math environment type Greek letters as {\bm \alpha}, {\bm \beta}, etc...
usepackege{bm} then, $ {\bm beta} = {\bm \ alpha} {\bf \gamma} $ 


#7
Sep811, 05:43 AM

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thanks...DH post was very useful!



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