LaTex question

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tony873004
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I just discovered that LaTex is not unique to this forum. Wikipedia uses it too. Can I add LaTex to my forum? ( http://www.orbitsimulator.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl ) It's a YABB board, but I'd consider switching to phpbb if it only it can use LaTex.
 

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honestrosewater
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You can browse around the TeX Users Group until someone comes along who can tell you all about Tex and LaTex.
 
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1) This site uses vBulletin.

2) I hand-wrote the code that performs LaTeX image generation and inlining, based on the standard tools available in a UNIX TeX distribution (latex, dvi2ps, pstoimg, etc.). I have no idea how other bulletin boards work, and have no interest in getting into that racket.

3) Wikipedia uses essentially the same stuff.

- Warren
 
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Nice job, chroot! I love using tex on this forum. Is there a way to cross stuff out?:

[tex]d=2 hours * 60\frac{miles}{hour}[/tex]
[tex]d=120 miles[/tex]
if I want to cross out hours to illustrate how illustrate how I arrived at miles. And is there a way to force the space to stay inbetween the 120 & miles (so it reads "120 miles" insteat of "120miles" ?
 
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Here's a thread containing many, many examples. You can click on any image to see the code (though I think some pop-up blockers interfere with it). Here's the quick intro. "\" adds a space. "\\" is supposed to add a line break, but has never worked for me. There's several ways to strikethrough a single character, but I couldn't find anything to strikethrough as much as you want.
[tex]\not{hours} \not hours \ \neq \ \not= \ \\ \nexists \not \exists \ \not{\exists}[/tex]
Oh, and you can also use "\mbox{type text here}":
[tex]120 \ \mbox{miles}[/tex]
 
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