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Is there a possible way to create large objects inside of stackrel? This is how I tried to do it, but it gave many errors.

\( \stackrel{\large Paragraph}{1} \)

With a LARGE 1 as well.

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Just because you want to, here's a way how. Put whichever portion of \stackrel in an \mbox. This forces it to text mode, where you can use \large (or other font sizes):

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\(\stackrel{\mbox{\small text}}{1}\ %
  \stackrel{\mbox{text}}{1}\ %
  \stackrel{\mbox{\large text}}{1}\ %
  \stackrel{\mbox{\Large text}}{1}\ %
  \stackrel{\mbox{\LARGE text}}{1}\ %
  \stackrel{\mbox{\Huge text}}{1}\)

This also holds for the lower portion.

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Thanks Werner: Is there a better way to do this? I was unsure. You said it as if this is not the way to go about doing it. – night owl Oct 24 '11 at 3:46
There are other options, like amsmath's \overset command as well, which has a little better math formatting/spacing. However, I'm not exactly sure what the context is of your request, and therefore do not know what the end result should look like/fit in with. Perhaps you could elaborate? – Werner Oct 24 '11 at 4:53
Okay I see. Yes, I forgot about the overset command. It was pretty much to classify chunks of information as groups and each group inside of brackets and have them labeled. Which is the part I had asked a question about. I can update question if needed. – night owl Oct 24 '11 at 5:23
I guess this approach would work. You could also use \overbrace to identify "chunks" (if that refers to 1 in your example). If you're after an opinion of other ways of doing this, I would suggest asking a new question and referencing this one. To that end, include what you've done, perhaps even a graphic of what it is you're after if you can't recreate it in LaTeX. – Werner Oct 24 '11 at 5:33

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