## Dot in time derivative

## Dot in time derivative

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I would like to be able to put both one and two dots above x or y for time derivatives in Mathcad. Is this possible? I have been able to place two dots above a 'y' using the Windows Charmap, but it's really a poor solution.

Thank you in advance.

Thank you in advance.

## RE: Dot in time derivative

## RE: Dot in time derivative

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## RE: Dot in time derivative

How do you type y' and y'' in mathcad? I don't seem to be able to write a regular ' as Mathcad just adds parentheses around the varibale when I hit the key. Perhaps it's due to my non-english keyboard layout? Among other things this means that all my shortcuts in Mathcad are different from the ones diplayed when you move the curser over an icon :( Luckily Matchcad does supply a "shortcut translation" list for my language (Danish).

## RE: Dot in time derivative

ctrl><shft>k'<ctrl><shft>k:

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## RE: Dot in time derivative

## RE: Dot in time derivative

I only have very occasional use for a dot or over bar font but its frustrating when I do. I've been waiting for 20 years for the authors of Mathcad to create a set of math fonts with dots, over-bars for mean etc.

It would be easy enough to diy such a font but it would end up with as a dogs breakfast as soon as you transmitted files to other users. The cost to PTC would be a few dollars. The benefit would be that they could then finally claim that Mathcad is a complete mathematical tool without the work-arounds that still end up with mickey mouse presentation.

(I wouldn't spend money on a new version on Mathcad just to get the benefit - I've spent enough on Mathcad for what should have been in the version 1.1 which I purchased 1987/8 or thereabouts).