I've been trying to figure out how to apply the conjugate symbol on top of a complex number "z" in LyX, and I couldn't figure it out. Could somebody help me with this?

# [Tex/LaTex] How to apply conjugate symbol in LyX for complex numbers

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# [Tex/LaTex] How to apply conjugate symbol in LyX for complex numbers

lyx

I've been trying to figure out how to apply the conjugate symbol on top of a complex number "z" in LyX, and I couldn't figure it out. Could somebody help me with this?

## Best Answer

There are at least three ways of getting

`\bar`

, or alternatively,`\overline`

in LyX:Type it directly: In math mode, type

`\bar`

(or`\overline`

) followed bySpace. Then type the`z`

or whatever, and hit the space bar or use the right arrow key to move out of the inset.Use the keyboard shortcut:

`\bar`

:Alt+M-`\overline`

:Alt+MB(I.e. hold

Alt, pressM, release both and hit-.)Use the button on the math toolbar, specifically the one showing a dotted box with a hat on it. You get a panel of options.

`\bar`

is number three from the left on the top row,`\overline`

is the one that's highlighted.