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Does anyone have any ideas how to make this:

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look like this:

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The only difference is the differentials are "pushed over" making it appear more compact and readable. I achieved the first picture by using

\left. \frac{\partial U}{\partial S} \right|_{V,N} \mathrm{d} S

(first term only) but I don't know how to push the dS over the subscript more. Can this even be done?

I've tried \overset and using a custom fraction but neither look quite right.

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Welcome to TeX.sx! – texenthusiast Apr 18 '13 at 20:39
You can insert negative math spaces such as \! before dS – percusse Apr 18 '13 at 20:43

\left. \frac{\partial U}{\partial S} \right|_{\mathrlap{V,N}} \mathrm{d} S

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is it good practice to use mathtools instead of ams bunch ? – texenthusiast Apr 18 '13 at 20:33
That's exactly what I wanted! Thank-you! – Kyle Mills Apr 18 '13 at 20:33
@texenthusiast: it loads amsmath by default and fixes some bugs – Herbert Apr 18 '13 at 20:35
@Herbert, what kind of bugs? – Sigur Apr 18 '13 at 22:55
@Sigur: read the documentation – Herbert Apr 19 '13 at 5:21

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