# Edit window suddenly renders LaTex, so can't edit the eqn.

In composing a reply to the thread https://www.physicsforums.com/threa...-of-a-continued-fraction.993857/#post-6395923 I find that the edit window has begun rendering LaTex within the edit window itself, so I can't edit any of the mathematical expressions. How can I return to the normal mode of editing?

sysprog
I too have encountered that premature rendering behavior ##-## like you, I don't want the ##\LaTeX## rendered, other than in Preview, until I've decided that I want to post what I've written ##-## I've circumvented this problem by clicking the 'Toggle BB code' cogwheel icon, which produces display of the non-rendered LaTeX code, [edit: this technique may remove the LaTeX code, leaving only the unadorned text of the expressions] wheupon I then select and copy, then paste it back in, and I can then edit it again . . .

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Before reading your post, I tried toggling BB code. The edit window quit rendering LaTex but it also deleted all the LaTex notation. So I must re-type all the LaTex. Now I'm scared of toggling BB code!

sysprog
Before reading your post, I tried toggling BB code. The edit window quit rendering LaTex but it also deleted all the LaTex notation. So I must re-type all the LaTex. Now I'm scared of toggling BB code!
Holy X, I'm sorry, I've encountered that too, and I failed to warn you of it ##-## again I apologize ##-## I acknowledge that I consider not warning you of that to be a full effup on my part , , ,

Don't worry. I tried it on my own initiative - before you suggested it.

sysprog
Don't worry. I tried it on my own initiative - before you suggested it.
I get that, and I thank you for your graciously giving me a pass; I still think that I should have remembered and warned of that possibility before suggesting the tactic ##-## sorry and thanks, Sir.

OCR
I acknowledge [...] , , ,
That you used the coma comma key in an attempt to form an ellipsis. . . . .

Lol, , , .j/k. .

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Mentor
One of the reasons to disable that feature by default. I type in the BB code and the formulas and nothing gets parsed outside the preview window.

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One of the reasons to disable that feature by default. I type in the BB code and the formulas and nothing gets parsed outside the preview window.

I also type inn BB code, but nevertheless I have also been hit by this bug.