[texhax] Puzzling (La)TeX output

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri May 5 00:44:41 CEST 2006

>>>>> "Micha" == Micha Hofri <hofri at cs.wpi.edu> writes:

  > All you need to do is to put it in \mbox.  I assume there are more
  > elagant ways (I could not compile it even, the way you write it
  > --- TeX bit it and was poisoned: capacity exceeded):

  >  \newcommand{\dx}{\mbox{{\rm dx}}}

I do not see any good reason to use \mbox in formulas.  Try this
within a fraction.  And \rm is an obsolete LaTeX-2.09 command.

I think that there is nothing to add to what Barbara Beeton said.

Though I said that there is nothing to add, let me say this:

If you have to typeset at least one formula, \usepackage{amsmath} and
read amsldoc.{dvi,ps,pdf}.  Forget everything you read in a book about
LaTeX unless it describes amsmath.  If you are told to use \eqnarray
you are reading the wrong book.


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