# Instructions on how to use LaTeX on CrossValidated

Questions formatted in LaTeX are easier to read, but not everyone who has permission to review a question/answer knows how to do it (maybe I am an "outlier" here, but not sure).

Are there any instructions on CV about how do it?

Reflection: There are many ways to learn how do it, for example, clicking on "edit" button on a LaTeX formatted question to see how is done, or just looking on internet.
Nevertheless, I think if CV provided information on this topic, more users would feel encouraged to help on this task.

• There is a CV help page for the markdown options that the site supports. That covers things like italics, and some (but very little) actual $$\LaTeX$$.
• One way to learn is to find something that uses $$\LaTeX$$ that you would like to also be able to do and right-click on it. Then select Show Math As -> TeX Commands, and it will display the code that was used to create it.
• If you need to identify the $$\LaTeX$$ name / code for a symbol and you can draw it, detexify might help.