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I use word 2007 for my extended essay in mathe but I can't use subscript in any fraction or function. What program do you gus use to write a paper?

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I use word 2007 for my extended essay in mathe but I can't use subscript in any fraction or function. What program do you gus use to write a paper?

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i can somehow type superscripts by typing x^(a) but how do I type subscripts?

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This isn't really the case. Latex is the preferred software, and most journals will provide latex templates for you to use. Word might be accepted in the case where authors do not have access to latex.

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In Word 2007, you can go in through the format menu, or use keyboard shortcuts to do subscripts / superscripts (and go back to normal mode):

http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/word-help/make-text-superscript-or-subscript-HP005189455.aspx [Broken]

If you have Equation Editor installed (I'm not sure if it's still installed by default), you can use that to make "prettier" equations:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/insert-an-equation-using-equation-editor-HP005190247.aspx [Broken]

But if you have the time, LaTeX makes things look really nice--it's the standard for typesetting many scientific journals. Since it's a mark-up language (like HTML) you may find LyX more accessible since it's WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) like Word, Pages, etc.:

http://www.lyx.org/

Note that LyX still requires a LaTeX install. There're some getting started guides and tutorials at the LyX website that will help, if you choose to go that route:

http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/Tutorials

http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/word-help/make-text-superscript-or-subscript-HP005189455.aspx [Broken]

If you have Equation Editor installed (I'm not sure if it's still installed by default), you can use that to make "prettier" equations:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/insert-an-equation-using-equation-editor-HP005190247.aspx [Broken]

But if you have the time, LaTeX makes things look really nice--it's the standard for typesetting many scientific journals. Since it's a mark-up language (like HTML) you may find LyX more accessible since it's WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) like Word, Pages, etc.:

http://www.lyx.org/

Note that LyX still requires a LaTeX install. There're some getting started guides and tutorials at the LyX website that will help, if you choose to go that route:

http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/Tutorials

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wow that's a lot of information. Thank you all!

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http://www.latex-project.org/ftp.html

but it is too complex!

I downloaded protext, including miketex, which seems like the window version for latex

but I cannot find latex in the package

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The whole thing is [itex]\LaTeX[/itex]! You need to use an editor, such as TeXWorks or Texniccenter (both of which should be included in the MikTeX distribution).

I'd suggest reading through the absolute beginner's guide:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Absolute_Beginners

As well as the TeXWorks manual:

http://ftp.ctex.org/pub/tex/tools/editors/TeXworks/manual.pdf [Broken]

Barring that, as I mentioned in my previous post, you can use LyX.

I'd suggest reading through the absolute beginner's guide:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Absolute_Beginners

As well as the TeXWorks manual:

http://ftp.ctex.org/pub/tex/tools/editors/TeXworks/manual.pdf [Broken]

Barring that, as I mentioned in my previous post, you can use LyX.

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cheers!

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Is there a certain format? I have the abstract, introduction and the main body but it does look good as the ones on Arxiv.

(this is not a math paper, but just an extended essay. I will not submit this on Arxiv but I just want my essay to look pretty!)

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Like

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I like OpenOffice, mainly because it is free and works on my printer.

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hmm I am getting like 36 errors and bad boxes occasionally. Is it normal to have several errors?

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What errors? You shouldn't be getting that many errors; in most cases you should have none.

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Does it specify the errors?

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Would you mind posting/PMing them? I'll try and look it over.

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\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article}

\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}

\usepackage{amsmath}

\usepackage{amsfonts}

\usepackage{amssymb}

\author{Author}

\begin{document}

Prove \begin{math}4^{k}+5}end{math} is divisible by 3\end{math}

\begin{equation} 4^{k}+5 \\

=2^{2k}-1+6\\

Here we introduce a lemma

Lemma 1

if n is not divisible by 3, then n^{2}-1 is divisible by 3

Proof

if n is divisible by 3,

\implies \begin{equation} n\equiv \pm 1 \pmod 3\\

\implies n^{2}\equiv 1 \pmod 3\\

\implies n^{2} - 1 \equiv 0 \pmod 3\\

\end{document}

Thank you

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Well I really appreciate to all of you but it is kind of hard to communicate online and there are too much stuff to ask. Ill just ask my computer geek friend to work this out

Again, thank you

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