## LaTeX problem

Hi

I would like to 'math' something (put $around it) but I would like to not to be italian as things get when you 'math' them. How to do so. $$CH_3COOH$$ An example.  PhysOrg.com mathematics news on PhysOrg.com >> Pendulum swings back on 350-year-old mathematical mystery>> Bayesian statistics theorem holds its own - but use with caution>> Math technique de-clutters cancer-cell data, revealing tumor evolution, treatment leads  Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor Staff Emeritus Where did you get the idea that you could "math" things by putting a$ around them? I'm not at all clear what you mean by "math" something. The Latex tutorial is here: http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=8997
 To type $means that now there is comming something mathsy, then when you make another$ then it means that it stop there. Then when you surround something with $'s then it looks as though you have written it with italian. ## LaTeX problem  Quote by HallsofIvy Where did you get the idea that you could "math" things by putting a$ around them? I'm not at all clear what you mean by "math" something. The Latex tutorial is here: http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=8997

the  environment in Latex is a standard shortcut for inline math. Not the PF latex display system, but the real latex typesetting program.

I don't think its possible to undo the bold typeface, unless you change style files maybe? Not sure.
 Recognitions: Homework Help Science Advisor Putting something in [ tex ] ... [ /tex ] is like putting it between $...$ or $...$. If you don't want it to be italic, try \mbox{...}.
 Recognitions: Homework Help Science Advisor $$CH_3COOH$$ $$\mbox{CH}_3\mbox{COOH}$$ CH3COOH
 Excactly Greathouse I mostly appreciate your help.

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