# LaTeX problem

lo2
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: ## Answers and Replies lo2 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.

HallsofIvy said:
Where did you get the idea that you could "math" things by putting a $around them? I'm not at all clear what you mean by "math" something. The Latex tutorial is here: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=8997 the$ $environment in Latex is a standard shortcut for inline math. Not the PF latex display system, but the real latex typesetting program. I don't think its possible to undo the bold typeface, unless you change style files maybe? Not sure. CRGreathouse Science Advisor Homework Helper Putting something in [ tex ] ... [ /tex ] is like putting it between$ ... \$ or $...$.

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

CRGreathouse
$$CH_3COOH$$
$$\mbox{CH}_3\mbox{COOH}$$