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I would like to create a customized accent that is basically the symbol \therefore, i.e. I would like to have a letter with the "three-dot \therefore symbol" on top of it. I am new to LaTeX and I am not sure if there is an easy way to do this.

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Please use backticks ` not " to format code in questions, answers or comments. They will then be displayed in the proper font. –  Martin Scharrer Apr 27 '11 at 13:09
    
Sure. Thanks for editing my question. Will keep your suggestions in mind when I post my questions. Thanks. –  srikanth Apr 27 '11 at 13:19

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You can use accents package.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{accents}

\begin{document}

$\accentset{\therefore}{A}$

\end{document}

DON'T use \stackrel, it is designed for math relations. And don't use \overset from amsmath, the postion is not correct.

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Thank you for clearing that up. I will delete my answer with bad recommendations. –  ipavlic Apr 27 '11 at 13:14
    
It works. Thank you very much for your help. –  srikanth Apr 27 '11 at 13:18

I just wanted to show how trying to be really clever can get you shot in the foot:

$ \dot{\ddot{a}} $
\bye

enter image description here

:-D

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Sounds like a great way to typeset the name of really, really heavy metal band. –  Emre Apr 27 '11 at 15:22

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