# [OS X TeX] Writing an Underscore in LateX

Ishe Chinyoka chinyoka.consultant at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 15:51:52 CEST 2011

Hi,

Thanks Klaus. I just tried that and the file was typeset, but here is another strange problem: I see no underscores in the final PDF document. I even tried to wrap these in the \verb|word_to_wra| and this worked. But now the issue is with items that are part of the description list environment like this:

\begin{description}
\item[word\_to\_wrap]
\end}description}

The underscores are stripped and I get

Word to wrap

Is there a way to put a word in the \verb|| wrap in a list item? If this were possible, I would try it. For example, can I do this:

\item[\verb|word_to_wrap|]

Thanks once again,

Ishe

On 28 Jul,2011, at 2:11 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:

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> Claus
> On Jul 28, 2011, at 14:05, Ishe Chinyoka wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am having problems trying to write underscores in my document. When I write something like "Introduction_to_computers", and try to typeset this in TexShop, from the log it appears as if I missed out something. What on earth can I do to write underscores? I am not in Maths Mode and I am just writing a prose document.
>>
>> Thanks everybody for help,
>>
>> Ishe
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