# Latex Command Window now available!

1. Jun 27, 2007

### Greg Bernhardt

Using Latex on PF has now never been easier! Thanks to the hard work of member https://www.physicsforums.com/member.php?u=40201". For the meantime I am interested in any performance issues you may have related to the feature.

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2. Jun 27, 2007

### neutrino

Could this possibly be the best news of the year?

(I don't think so. The best news will of course be Latex preview.)

Good job, -Job-, and the rest of the PF team!

I'm not sure if this is a bug... under 'Common Snippets' I see Distance Equation and Euler's Constant, but clicking either displays the word 'something' within tex tags.

3. Jun 27, 2007

### ranger

Wow, this is awesome. I haven't tested thoroughly as I would like, but when I expand a category, I find that I cannot suppress it by clicking the minus sign. [Using firefox].

But its a nicely integrated feature. Thanks -Job-!

Edit: thats Sigma Greg.

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4. Jun 27, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

$$\sigma\omega\epsilon\epsilon\tau$$ !!!

5. Jun 27, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

$$x^{2} \neq \sum\left\{Y_{\alpha}\right\}$$

6. Jun 27, 2007

### billiards

$$hello/yes$$ $$this\triangleleftis fun$$

Now i just need to figure out how to use latex

7. Jun 27, 2007

### robphy

Great work!

$$\alpha\beta\chi\delta\epsilon\phi\varphi\gamma$$
$$ABX\Delta E\Phi\Gamma$$
looks Greek to me... but not Greek-alphabetic order.
It looks more like English-first-letter-alphabetic order...
\alpha\beta\chi\delta\epsilon\phi\varphi\gamma

8. Jun 27, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

What's a \varphi ?

$$\varphi$$

Oh, got it.

9. Jun 27, 2007

### FredGarvin

This is very cool. Thanks Job!!!

This looks just like MS's equation editor that I use in Word. Is it related somehow?

10. Jun 27, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

I hadn't heard about that Fred. Is it a standard part of Word, or is it an add-in package?

11. Jun 27, 2007

### -Job-

I would remove the common snippets group until it has some useful commands. I left it as pasting "something" because i couldn't remember the distance equation.

Also, you might find that some commands don't work in this forum, i'm thinking of the formatting commands, let me test that:
$$\LARGE hello, this doesn't work \footnotesizeor does it?$$

The reason for that would be because PF processes all LaTeX as if in a math region (am i right?), and the formatting commands don't work within a math region from my experience.

Also you might find that the reference is missing some LaTeX commands. I copied the list of commands used in TeXniCenter. If you come across some that are missing let me know so i can create icons for them and include them in the next release.

$$d\ =\ \sqrt{(x_{2}\ -\ x_{1})^{2}\ + \ (y_{2}\ -\ y_{1})^{2}}$$

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12. Jun 27, 2007

### FredGarvin

I can't say that it is standard, but it has been part of every version I have owned.

If you go to INSERT and then OBJECT, you will see in the list MICROSOFT EQUATION 3.0 (or similar). Insert it and the tool bar will pop up automatically.

13. Jun 27, 2007

### robphy

It is an option available at installation for Office [including Word and Powerpoint], but it's not selected by default [at least in Office 97, 2000, and 2003]. With the installation media available, it could be installed when requested for first use. (So, those who make images for computer-cluster machines [for universities], please make sure you select it.)

14. Jun 27, 2007

Wow, thanks -Job- !!!

15. Jun 27, 2007

### chroot

Staff Emeritus
Fantastic work, Job! You're a much better vB hacker than I am!

- Warren

16. Jun 27, 2007

### mheslep

$$\Psi\o$$ $$M\o\mu\mu\alpha$$ can even do this

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17. Jun 27, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

Maybe -Job- has some ideas about how to fix the Latex preview... :!!)

18. Jun 27, 2007

### ranger

I think Greg mentioned that having latex preview would create the burden of extra/wasted bandwidth.

19. Jun 27, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

That's too bad. But why would previewing Latex be any more of a bandwidth hog that actually posting the Latex? And the previewing is only temporary. Of course, I have no idea how preview works anyway! Guess I'll have to add that to the already large and growing list of things I don't understand.

20. Jun 27, 2007