Typing Out Nuclear/Symbol Equations (An app)

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  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    Is there any way on typing out nuclear equations/symbol equations (With the two numbers at the top and bottom in front of the element)?

    One of my friends have used an app that does this for him automatically, but he refused to tell me the name of the app.

    An example of the result would be:
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  2. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Your friend sounds nice. Use Grapher, it comes with OSX.
     
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    ¹⁴₆C

    You could use Special Characters ("Enter app's name" > Edit > Special Characters...), it will give an outcome like that. Not perfect but easily understandable. Grapher didn't seem to offer anything better though I just took a quick look.
     
  4. Hydramus macrumors member

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    If you're writing up reports or papers, you could try learning LaTeX. It's quite daunting at first, but once you learn to use it, it's lovely :p.
     
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    Another vote for LaTeX here, it's made my life a lot easier regarding formula and things like managing references and vector graphics (graphs). Also it is free and available on most OS's, for OSX there is the MacTeX distribution which makes installing it easy.

    Though it may take you a while to learn and be overkill, depending on what you are doing.
     
  7. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah... :(

    It's a specific Mac app that only does this function. I'm quite sure it's not (La)Tex or anything like that - has anyone heard/seen an app that can do this?

    It *might* be Microsoft Office's Equation Editor but I couldn't see much of it before he closed the application. :| Any idea why the symbols generated in Equation Editor do not appear in Pages, only Word?
     
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  9. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Na, it's fine now. Thanks though. :) EquationEditor from Office 2011 does the trick. Unfortunately it is only tied with Word and cannot be used with Pages. :|
     

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