Aditya, I think a while back you provided an align example with comments, such as: 2x+3=5 Add 3 to both sides 2x+33=53 Simplify 2x=2 Divide both sides by 2 Etc. Could you provide another sample of this for us? Thanks.
Hi David, On Wed, 3 May 2006, David Arnold wrote:
I think a while back you provided an align example with comments, such as:
2x+3=5 Add 3 to both sides 2x+33=53 Simplify 2x=2 Divide both sides by 2
Etc.
Could you provide another sample of this for us?
Assuming that you want to align at the = in the equations, you can use the following \startformula \startalign[m=2,distance=4em] \NC 2x + 3 \NC = 5 \NC\NC \text{Add 3 to both sides} \NR \NC 2x + 3  3 \NC = 5  3 \NC\NC \text{Simplify} \NR \NC 2x \NC = 2 \NC\NC \text{Divide both sides by 2} \NR \stopalign \stopformula If you use this kind of thing frequently, you can add some syntax sugar. \definemathalignment [aligncomments] [m=2,distance=4em] \def\Comment#1\NR{\NC\NC\text{#1}\NR} \startformula \startaligncomments \NC 2x + 3 \NC = 5 \Comment Add 3 to both sides \NR \NC 2x + 3  3 \NC = 5  3 \Comment Simplify \NR \NC 2x \NC = 2 \Comment Divide both sides by 2 \NR \stopaligncomments \stopformula If you simply want to left align the equations, you can use \definemathalignment [aligncomments] [n=1,align={left},m=2,distance=4em] \def\Comment#1\NR{\NC\text{#1}\NR} \startformula \startaligncomments \NC 2x + 3 = 5 \Comment Add 3 to both sides \NR \NC 2x + 3  3 = 5  3 \Comment Simplify \NR \NC 2x = 2 \Comment Divide both sides by 2 \NR \stopaligncomments \stopformula Aditya  Aditya Mahajan, EECS Systems, University of Michigan http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~adityam  Ph: 7342624008
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