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I've successfully changed the font used in Latexit (equation creator) to Times New Roman by changing the engine to xelatex and by adding this to my preamble:



\setmainfont{Times New Roman}
\setmathsfont(Digits,Latin){Times New Roman}

Sidenote: I've left off 'Greek' in my \setmathsfont because alpha and 'a' look identical in Times New Roman. Now my problem - All superscripts are nearly on top of their variables. I'm constantly using \,:


for example. Is there a way to change the default spacing? or automatically use \, every time I have a ^ ?

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You might consider to use the newtxmath package for a math version of Times font face (in LaTeX)


or switch to the XITS Math font (in XeLaTeX)

\setmainfont{Times New Roman}
\setmathfont{XITS Math}
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