# Invisible times (or space) in math expressions browsing

• There is a lot of debate about the invisible times in latex. By default maple adds the invisible times character which looks like a space between parts of expressions.

If you run the following code

$m=maple(" printf(MathML[ExportPresentation](2*x)) ");  it will look like this Notice the space in between the 2 and the x. To get rid of the invisible times use this code $m=maple("
exprD:=MathML[ExportPresentation](2*x);
printf(StringTools:-SubstituteAll(exprD, ⁢, ))
");


Then your expression will look like this