# [OS X TeX] Writing an Underscore in LateX

Claus Gerhardt claus.gerhardt at uni-heidelberg.de
Thu Jul 28 09:59:54 EDT 2011

\_ works for me. There must something wrong in your set up or some incompatibilities.

Claus
On Jul 28, 2011, at 15:51, Ishe Chinyoka wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Thanks Klaus. I just tried that and the file was typeset, but here is another strange problem: I see no underscores in the final PDF document. I even tried to wrap these in the \verb|word_to_wra| and this worked. But now the issue is with items that are part of the description list environment like this:
>
> \begin{description}
> \item[word\_to\_wrap]
> \end}description}
>
> The underscores are stripped and I get
>
> Word to wrap
>
>
> Is there a way to put a word in the \verb|| wrap in a list item? If this were possible, I would try it. For example, can I do this:
>
> \item[\verb|word_to_wrap|]
>
> Thanks once again,
>
> Ishe
>
> On 28 Jul,2011, at 2:11 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
>
>> Type \_
>>
>> Claus
>> On Jul 28, 2011, at 14:05, Ishe Chinyoka wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I am having problems trying to write underscores in my document. When I write something like "Introduction_to_computers", and try to typeset this in TexShop, from the log it appears as if I missed out something. What on earth can I do to write underscores? I am not in Maths Mode and I am just writing a prose document.
>>>
>>> Thanks everybody for help,
>>>
>>> Ishe
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