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LaTeX (hope no off topic here)

  1. Feb 13, 2009 #1
    Dear Sir or Madam

    I'm a novice here thus I'm probably going to ask a silly question
    (in a bad English, moreover). Please, can you explain the reason
    why I can't get the mathematical notation ( [tex]\alpha[/tex] , as
    an example) displayed clicking on "Preview post" button ?

    I have been looking around for a "sandbox" to try some tests but
    none was found.

    Warmest regards.

    Barbara Da Vinci
    Rome
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 13, 2009 #2
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=8997&page=49

    Try this page of this thread, I stumbled across it and it has a lot of sand box testing on the whole thread, plus there are a few programs there which will let you try it out.

    [tex]\alpha[/tex]

    Also I've noticed left clicking on any latex, brings up the code. Try that.

    If it wont display then it might be a problem with your browser, could be anything, try refreshing the page, works for me, sometimes I end up with some really odd previews and or posts, but on hitting refresh it usually clears it up.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2009 #3
    Thanks for your reply! In the page you pointed to, I see the equations and the their LaTeX code also, but, as far as I understand, there is no way to have a try there. Anyawy, supposing that standard LaTeX 2.09 "is spoken" in this forum, may be the easiset way is simply copy and paste from inside a visual editor such as Scientific Workplace. I'm goingo to check.
    Best regards.

    Barbara

    P.S.
    Sorry for my Engish.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2009 #4
    On the page I posted there are at least two sand box URL's you can use to practice. And don't worry my English isn't great either and I am English. :smile:

    Try these:

    http://at.org/~cola/tex2img/index.php [Broken]

    This one requires you to use $ tags either side of the Latex.

    http://rogercortesi.com/eqn/index.php

    This one lets you type in the bare code.
     
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