# symbols

• Jul 21st 2013, 01:20 PM
krcmd
symbols
How do I input symbols, greek letters, etc.?
• Jul 21st 2013, 01:41 PM
Plato
Re: symbols
Quote:

Originally Posted by krcmd
How do I input symbols, greek letters, etc.?

It is LaTeX coding.
It really is so easy. And it makes most of us more willing to find out how to help.
This subforum will help you with the code. Once you begin, you quickly learn the code.

[TEX]\alpha,~\beta,~\gamma,~\delta,~\Delta,~\sigma,~ \Sigma[/TEX] gives $\displaystyle \alpha,~\beta,~\gamma,~\delta,~\Delta,~\sigma,~ \Sigma$

[TEX](5+2\sqrt{6})^{x^2-3}+(5-2\sqrt{6})^{x^2-3} [/TEX] gives $\displaystyle (5+2\sqrt{6})^{x^2-3}+(5-2\sqrt{6})^{x^2-3}$

If you click on the “go advanced tab” you should see $\displaystyle \boxed{\Sigma}$ on the tool-bar. That gives the [TEX]..[/TEX] wrap. Your LaTeX code goes between them.
• Jul 21st 2013, 01:49 PM
Soroban
Re: symbols
Hello, krcmd!

Quote:

How do I input symbols, greek letters, etc?

You could learn to use LaTeX.

$\displaystyle \begin{array}{ccc}\backslash\text{alpha} & \alpha \\ \backslash\text{beta} & \beta \\ \backslash\text{pi} & \pi \\ \backslash\text{sqrt}\{x\} & \sqrt{x} \\ \backslash\text{cap} & \cap \\ \backslash\text{cup} & \cup \end{array} \qquad \begin{array}{ccc} \backslash\text{approx} & \approx \\ \backslash\text{equiv} & \equiv \\ \backslash\text{parallel} & \parallel \\ \backslash\text{perp} & \perp \\ \backslash\text{forall} & \forall \\ \backslash\text{exists} & \exists \end{array}$

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