# [OS X TeX] automatic superscript braces in TeXShop editor

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Mar 12 20:41:15 EDT 2012

On Mar 12, 2012, at 7:18 PM, Don Green Dragon wrote:

> Hi Michael,
>
> Sorry for the long delay, but it took me a while to get around to applying your suggestion about the package `xspace'. I assumed that all that was necessary was the inclusion of
>
> \usepackage{xspace}
>
> in the preamble. But that did not work! So
>
> The set of natural number \N is not
>
> typesets as shown below after my sign off. Other examples behaved the same way. Wondering if I have misinterpreted what you intended!!!
>
>
> On 19Feb2012, at 12:15 AM, Michael Welsh wrote:
>
>> On 18/02/2012, at 2:32 PM, Don Green Dragon wrote:
>>>
>>>>> \newcommand{\N}{\$\mathbb{N}\$}
>>>>
>>>> Wouldn't
>>>>
>>>> \newcommand{\N}{\ensuremath{\mathbb{N}}} be better?
>>>
>>> Yes! In text mode I can type \N\ and obtain what I want.
>>
>> I would recommend the package xspace here.
>>
>> Then you get the spacing done correctly, removing the need for \ in some places and not in others.
>
> Don Green Dragon
> fergdc at Shaw.ca

Howdy,

\newcommand{\N}{\ensuremath{\mathbb{N}}\xspace}

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)