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Is there a good reason for why we're using itex and tex tags to enclose TeX instead of the standard (and much easier to type) $and $$? Would it be at all feasible (or desirable) to convert to the latter? I know I for one would greatly welcome such a conversion! Apologies if this has been brought up before, but I couldn't find anything.  PhysOrg.com science news on PhysOrg.com >> 'Whodunnit' of Irish potato famine solved>> The mammoth's lament: Study shows how cosmic impact sparked devastating climate change>> Curiosity Mars rover drills second rock target Admin Blog Entries: 5  Quote by morphism Is there a good reason for why we're using itex and tex tags to enclose TeX instead of the standard (and much easier to type) and$$? Would it be at all feasible (or desirable) to convert to the latter? I know I for one would greatly welcome such a conversion! Apologies if this has been brought up before, but I couldn't find anything. Maybe you can :) http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=546968 Recognitions: Homework Help Science Advisor  Quote by Greg Bernhardt Maybe you can :) http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=546968 Oh, nice! So ## for itex and$\$ for tex. Great. Thanks, Greg!