# Better way of posting equations

1. Nov 26, 2016

### BRN

Hi!
I want know if there is a better way to post equations compared to the existing?

Tanks!

2. Nov 26, 2016

### Krylov

What would you find a "better way"? If you find using $\LaTeX$ cumbersome, I can understand that it requires a bit of getting used to, but I can assure you that it is very much worthwhile, not only for your time here. There is a primer on it, too.

3. Nov 26, 2016

### Staff: Mentor

Yeah, if you can tell us a better way to do equations than LaTeX, or a "visual" LaTeX editor, that can be integrated into Xenforo forum software, please do!

4. Nov 26, 2016

### Nidum

There is one better way and that is to prepare equations , diagrams , text and final layout using personal software and then paste or upload result into PF .

I use CAD but there is lots of other software available for this purpose .

Setting out even very complicated equations in clear format is easy in CAD because it is done graphically - you just move things around with the mouse until layout is perfect . Many fonts including scientific symbols are available but if anything special is needed you just create it and add to your personal graphic symbols library .

5. Nov 26, 2016

### Krylov

One of the reasons why I like $\LaTeX$ is because I do not have to move things around to optimize the layout - the typesetter does it for me.

Out of curiosity: Can one also use $\LaTeX$ strings in typical CAD packages?

6. Nov 26, 2016

### Nidum

Not that I know of . Could be done though if facility was ever needed - most modern CAD systems allow user written routines to be added .

7. Nov 27, 2016

### Staff: Mentor

This has one major problem: people replying to a post can't quote individual equations out of an image, or edit them to show corrections.

8. Nov 28, 2016

### BRN

Ops! I'm sorry, but I did not realize that you could also use latex! Now I will!

Tanks!

9. Nov 28, 2016