# LaTeX problem

1. Sep 13, 2006

Hi

I would like to 'math' something (put $around it) but I would like to not to be italian as things get when you 'math' them. How to do so. $$CH_3COOH$$ An example. Last edited by a moderator: Sep 13, 2006 2. Sep 13, 2006 ### HallsofIvy Staff Emeritus Where did you get the idea that you could "math" things by putting a$ around them? I'm not at all clear what you mean by "math" something. The Latex tutorial is here:

3. Sep 13, 2006

To type $means that now there is comming something mathsy, then when you make another$ then it means that it stop there. Then when you surround something with $'s then it looks as though you have written it with italian. 4. Sep 13, 2006 ### franznietzsche the$ $environment in Latex is a standard shortcut for inline math. Not the PF latex display system, but the real latex typesetting program. I don't think its possible to undo the bold typeface, unless you change style files maybe? Not sure. 5. Sep 13, 2006 ### CRGreathouse Putting something in [ tex ] ... [ /tex ] is like putting it between$ ... \$ or $...$.

If you don't want it to be italic, try \mbox{...}.

6. Sep 13, 2006

### CRGreathouse

$$CH_3COOH$$

$$\mbox{CH}_3\mbox{COOH}$$

CH3COOH

Last edited: Sep 13, 2006
7. Sep 14, 2006

### lo2

Excactly Greathouse I mostly appreciate your help.

Last edited by a moderator: Sep 14, 2006