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How to get boldface calligraphic in equations

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, & Scientific Notebook

Because calligraphic characters are intended for use in mathematics rather than text, nesting text tags as suggested in the user manual doesn't work in this case. However, you can achieve bold calligraphic characters in mathematics by inserting commands in a TeX field according to these instructions:

  1. Place the insertion point where you want the bold calligraphic characters to appear.

  2. Click the Text/Math button so that it appears as M, or, from the Insert menu, choose Math.

  3. Enter a TeX field:

    • In Version 4.1 and later: from the Insert menu, choose Typeset Object and then choose Tex.

    • In Version 4.0 and earlier: from the Insert menu, choose Field and then choose TeX.Field.

  4. In the input box, enter \boldsymbol{\mathcal{A}} where A is the information you want to appear in a bold calligraphic font. Remember to use capital letters for the bold calligraphic information.

  5. Choose OK. A gray box labeled TeX field will appear in your document.

  6. From the Typeset menu, choose Preview to see that the information is presented correctly.

Last revised 02/22/06

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