# latex syntax

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by DaveC426913, Feb 1, 2018.

1. ### DaveC426913Valued Senior Member

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Where will I find it defined here?

I can get the formatting, just not the syntax to activate it.

[ TEX ]t_2-t_1[/TEX] or $\Delta t$

3. ### QuarkHeadRemedial Math StudentValued Senior Member

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You put in illegal spaces inside the tex tags

5. ### DaveC426913Valued Senior Member

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Well that was deliberate.

To show the text.

7. ### James RJust this guy, you know?Staff Member

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It isn't really defined here. I take it you mean you want to know how to write equations in TeX?

There are lots of intros on the web.

If you have a more specific question, ask away.

8. ### DaveC426913Valued Senior Member

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No. The syntax for equations is elsewhere.

What I was asking about was how you invoke them: i.e. [ TEX ][ /TEX ]

There's a long delay that occurs before it actually renders, where it looks like it isn't doing anything. I never know whether I've gotten it right until I finally see it rendering correctly.

Anyway, I figured it out, as is witnessed above. i.e.: [ TEX ][ /TEX ] (but without the spaces)

9. ### originTrump is the best argument against a democracy.Valued Senior Member

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Reload the page and the latex will show up properly.