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Better way of posting equations

  1. Nov 26, 2016 #1

    BRN

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

    Tanks!
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2016 #2

    Krylov

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    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.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2016 #3

    jtbell

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    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!
     
  5. Nov 26, 2016 #4

    Nidum

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    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 .
     
  6. Nov 26, 2016 #5

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    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?
     
  7. Nov 26, 2016 #6

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    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 .
     
  8. Nov 27, 2016 #7

    jtbell

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    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.
     
  9. Nov 28, 2016 #8

    BRN

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

    Tanks!
     
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