# [OS X TeX] Writing an Underscore in LateX

Ishe Chinyoka chinyoka.consultant at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 17:43:09 CEST 2011

Hi,

Thanks for your help. Actually, for interest sake, I am using MacTex 2011 on Snow Leopard with Voiceover as the screen reader. What is strange is that when I run Plastex to convert the source Tex file to HTML, the underscores are there, but in the PDF file, they are not there.
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Anyway, find attached a sample of my test TeX source file and a sample output PDF.

Thanks once again,

Ishe

On 28 Jul,2011, at 4:10 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

>
> On Jul 28, 2011, at 8:51 AM, Ishe Chinyoka wrote:
>
>> 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
>
> Howdy,
>
> Works fine here. Could create a minimal but compilable example where it doesn't work so we can see exactly what is happening?
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>
>
>
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