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I need to typeset large number of equations to be used for `PlotLabel`

and `Titles`

and such. These have to look nice. Hence I use `TraditionalForm`

with `HoldForm`

and this works well, except for a tiny little annoying thing. This below is just an example:

```
TraditionalForm[HoldForm[(v/w) Sin[w t]]]
```

displays as $\frac{v \ \sin(t)}{w}$ and not as $\frac{v}{w} \sin(t)$. In otherwords, the `Sin[x]`

was put in the numerator as well, where I'd like it to remain on its own as was typed.

I used `()`

above as a hint to leave `Sin[]`

alone, but this hint did nothing.

An easy fix is to use `HoldForm`

around each small sub-expression as follows

```
TraditionalForm[Row[{HoldForm[(v/w)], HoldForm[Sin[w t]]}]]
```

which now generates $\frac{v}{w} \sin(t)$

But the above is a small example. I have much larger equations, and would be nice if I could tell *Mathematica* when I type it, using `()`

or another trick, to please not group these subexpression as it did in the above example (I'd like the equations to look exactly as they appear in the text book.

It is not a big issue really to use `HoldForm`

many times to force the shape to look exactly as I wanted, but just thought to check if someone knows an easier way to do this other than what I have shown.

I just had a thought! is it possible to use $\LaTeX$ directly to typeset things in *Mathematica* for purpose of display? i.e. it would be nice if one can write *something* like `Text["$\frac{v}{w} \sin(t)$"]`

and have *Mathematica* interpret this as $\LaTeX$, and typeset it as $\LaTeX$ output. If possible, I can just write everything in $\LaTeX$ as strings, and problems solved. What I mean by the above is as follows (only to help explain the point):

In MATLAB I can do this:

```
text(.5,.5,'$\frac{v}{w} \sin(t)$','interpreter','latex','FontSize',18)
```

which generates

Notice I had to tell MATLAB to use the $\LaTeX$ interpreter. But that is all. It will be really nice to be able to do something like this in *Mathematica* if possible. Using `String`

s also avoids many other problems when typesetting symbolic expressions in *Mathematica* since a string is inert and a raw `Symbol`

and can't have value other than itself.

Thanks.

1Just this would work:

`TraditionalForm[HoldForm[(v/w)] Sin[w t]]`

– Vitaliy Kaurov – 2012-12-07T02:53:31.003possible duplicate of Create complicated text formulas in graphics

– Jens – 2012-12-07T03:19:10.730Your variables have values? – Vitaliy Kaurov – 2012-12-07T03:28:08.813

The box language is not very unlike LaTeX. Why indeed not use that? – Sjoerd C. de Vries – 2012-12-07T09:19:22.853