[OS X TeX] Underscore

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Mar 26 14:04:14 CET 2010

On Mar 26, 2010, at 2:05 AM, Ulrich Groh wrote:

> Using "underscore" _ in a TeX document is a little difficult. If I type "_" I **always** get _{ } even if I don't like it at that moment. How can I avoid this behavior?
> By the way: the new completion list is great.
> Ulrich


If you are using TeXShop you can turn off TeXShop->Preferences->Source->Editor->Auto Complete which is what is putting in _{} (with the cursor between the braces) when you simply type _. It is smart enough so that escaping the _, i.e., writing \_, does work and that is what is needed with TeX under ordinary circumstances. I have a macro that I've assigned to Cmd-_ that inserts the bare _ too.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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