# LaTeX problem

by lo2
Tags: latex
 P: n/a 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.  Math Emeritus Sci Advisor Thanks PF Gold P: 38,900 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
 P: n/a 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 $'s then it looks as though you have written it with italian. P: 1,782 ## LaTeX problem  Quote by HallsofIvy Where did you get the idea that you could "math" things by putting a$ 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.
 Sci Advisor HW Helper P: 3,680 Putting something in [ tex ] ... [ /tex ] is like putting it between $...$ or $...$. If you don't want it to be italic, try \mbox{...}.
 Sci Advisor HW Helper P: 3,680 $$CH_3COOH$$ $$\mbox{CH}_3\mbox{COOH}$$ CH3COOH
 P: n/a Excactly Greathouse I mostly appreciate your help.

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