# [TxMt] Re: Problem with snippet

Édouard Gilbert edouard.gilbert at eleves.bretagne.ens-cachan.fr
Tue May 8 11:29:49 UTC 2007

> What about \newcommand{\um}{$\mu m$}?

If it's LaTeX, I'd suggest
\newcommand{\um}{%
\ensuremath{%
\mu \textrm{m}%
}%
}

Or perhaps even better
\newcommand{\micro}[1]{%
\ensuremath{\mu \mathrm{#1}}%
\xspace%
}

That way, you'll just have to type \micro{some unit} to get the
expected result. You can even drop the {} and just add a space if the
unit is a single character. If you're really lazy, you can choose a
shorter name (such as \u, if available) for the command.

Or use a snippet:
\micro{$1}$0

That would make your LaTeX code easier to read, in my opinion. And
the command will work inside or outside math environments.