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Is the following possible with full siunitx syntax?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{siunitx}

\begin{document}

$\SI{80}{\micro\meter}\times\SI{1.25}{mm}$

\end{document}

For clarification:

I guess there's a difference between the two following statements (maybe not?):

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{siunitx}

\begin{document}

$\SI{80}{\um}\times\SI{1.25}{\um}$
$\SI{80x1.25}{\um}$

\end{document}

What would be the equivalent for the statement above (with different units)?

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    What do you mean by "full" syntax? And why mm and not \milli\meter in the second unit? May 8, 2014 at 15:52
  • Basically replacing the "\times" by some siunitx code. "mm" because it's shorter and I can't see a difference in the document (not relevant for question)
    – cass
    May 8, 2014 at 15:55

1 Answer 1

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Here is how I would do it:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{siunitx}

\begin{document}

\noindent You can write ``\verb|\SI{80}{\um} \times \SI{1.25}{\mm}|'' and get the output
\begin{equation}
  \SI{80}{\um} \times \SI{1.25}{\mm}
\end{equation}
but it is not possible to write it with ``full \verb|siunitx| syntax'', as thew OP calls it. The reason for this is given by the author of the package, Joseph  Wright, in a comment to this post.

\end{document}

output

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  • Thanks for showing the shortened versions for the units. Updated the question. Not related: Is there an automated way of including the rendered output into the post?
    – cass
    May 8, 2014 at 16:06
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    @StefanKuczera No, and unlikely to be. Interface very hard to imagine, use case unclear, etc.
    – Joseph Wright
    May 8, 2014 at 16:54
  • @JosephWright I assume that your answer is referring to my unrelated question in the comment above. As for my original question, Svend's answer is as good as it gets I guess.
    – cass
    May 9, 2014 at 8:25
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    @SvendTveskæg, I do not iunderstand the frase it is not possible to write \SI{80 x 1.25}{\um}, that seems to compile just fine and gives the same result as in (1)
    – daleif
    May 14, 2014 at 11:39
  • @daleif True! I forgot to get different units. I'll change my answer now. Thanks for pointing it out. May 14, 2014 at 11:45

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