Dear All

Many users wish that questions and answers are typeset in LaTeX. There is some hurdle for users that don't use LaTeX very often.

Now I observed my self to use the edit function on my old posts, so as to copy paste some LaTeX to new questions or answers.

Unfortunately I was not able to use the edit function on posts not owned by me. But some source viewing functionality would be very useful, so as to learn LaTeX type setting from others.

The problem is especially annoying when somebody posts a perfect LaTeX answer to the own question, and the source of this answer cannot be viewed.

Best Regards

P.S.: Here is a screenshot: enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ The source for that post I made at MO is here, too: gist.github.com/997771 $\endgroup$ May 29, 2011 at 13:17
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    $\begingroup$ I don't understand the question. Even if you are not logged on, you will find an "edit" link next to each post. $\endgroup$ May 29, 2011 at 22:31
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    $\begingroup$ @Jan: I said "even if you are not logged on". $\endgroup$ May 30, 2011 at 7:20
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    $\begingroup$ This is the wrong place to ask questions related to MO. $\endgroup$ May 30, 2011 at 8:31

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Right-click on any piece of LaTeX. The menu popping up gives you lots of options, but "Show Source" is what you want here.


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