[OS X TeX] Equation full of Brackets

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jul 3 23:39:37 CEST 2007

On Jul 3, 2007, at 4:14 PM, Richard J Benish wrote:

> What's the best way to get a complicated equation, full of  
> fractions, square roots and such right the first time?
> I have a 1988 HP calculator with about 1k of memory into which I  
> can enter this kind of equation and if I miss a bracket it takes me  
> right to the spot. Piece of cake. Not so Tex.
> What I do is take a screen shot, print it, get out about 7  
> different color highlighters, make myself a cup of tea and study  
> the thing. This still usually fails the first attempt.
> Surely being a Tex user doesn't mean that I'm supposed to get USED  
> to this? Does it? Are there any plans to make the program  
> friendlier for this task? Should I have to use real (hard and wet)  
> highlighters when they could be built into the program?
> Thanks for any help.
> Rick Benish


Don't know if this will help but... If you double click an opening or  
closing  ``bracket'' (e.g., `[', `{', `(', `)', `}' or `]') all of  
the text between the matching pair will be selected.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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