# [OS X TeX] Writing an Underscore in LateX

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Jul 28 10:10:34 EDT 2011

On Jul 28, 2011, at 8:51 AM, 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

Howdy,

Works fine here. Could create a minimal but compilable example where it doesn't work so we can see exactly what is happening?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)