[OS X TeX] Parens Matching

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Dec 20 19:12:58 CET 2008

On Dec 20, 2008, at 12:06 PM, Ulrich Groh wrote:

> "... What about _ -> _{#SEL##INS#}" ==> this is ok. The only thing  
> which bothers me is the fact, that in the case I need just the _ the  
> {  }  also appears. Any suggestion?
> ------------------------------
> Herzliche Grüße / Best regards
> Ulrich Groh
> ------------------------------


If you mean that you want to print a _ in your document you need to  
use the command \_ anyway since _ has a special catcode that says it  
should start a subscript in math mode. If you put a \ before the _ it  
will not expand, you will get the proper \_! At least that is my  

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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