[NTG-context] adding an icon (flushed left) in a displayed formula with equation number

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Mon Aug 7 17:40:57 CEST 2006

On Mon, 7 Aug 2006, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> David Arnold wrote:
>> All,
>> We have:
>> \placeformula[eq:commonb]
>> \startformula
>>    (1)^2+(\sqrt{4x+13})^2=(2x)^2,
>> \stopformula
>> This gives us a centered equation with an number pushed to the right
>> edge of the page (I probably should say text area).
>> What we'd like to do, just in this one example (not globally), is add
>> a little "smiley face" icon on the same line as the displayed
>> equation and equation number, but pushed to the left edge of the page
>> (I probably should say text area).
>> Possible?
> It should be possible to do this using a special version of \startalign,
> but I cannot figure it out. Maybe Aditya can help?

Here is one solution. Explaination inline.

% I do not know what you want for a smiley, so I use square instead


This is the basic idea. Have an alignment structure with three blocks, 
each block of 1 column, put the simley in the first block, the 
equation in the second block, and keep the third block empty. The 
trick here is to have {\em 1 fil} in the distance.

                     [n=1,m=3,distance=3em plus 1 fil]

\placeformula[+] \startformula \startdosmiley
   \NC \smiley \NC (1)^2 + (\sqrt{4x+13})^2 = (2x)^2 \NC  \NR[+]
\stopdosmiley \stopformula

Ah, it works. So we can add some syntax sugar around this, so that the 
formula is easier to key in.

     {\startformula \startdosmiley
       \NC \smiley \NC}

     {\NC \NR[+]
      \stopdosmiley \stopformula}

\placeformula[+] \startsmileyformula
   (1)^2 + (\sqrt{4x+13})^2 = (2x)^2

If you only want a smiley without the equation, it also works.

   (1)^2 + (\sqrt{4x+13})^2 = (2x)^2


Can you send me how you make a smiley. I will then put the code in 
myway on alignment.


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