{brackets} is about different brackets, their usage and functionality in (La)TeX.

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Dynamically sized brackets/parentheses for text

I'd like to have a large bracket that shows a relationship from one set of text to another, like this: Nam dui ligula, fringilla a, ) euismod sodales, sollicitudin ) vel, wisi. Morbi auctor ...
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Stretchable square brackets outside math environment

I would like use stretchable square brackets outside of a math environment. Ideally, I would like to use \left[ blah \right. right in my text. Is it possible ? How ? Note : I would like to be able ...
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How to form braces or brackets used in math formulas around nodes in a TikZ picture? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adding a large brace next to a body of text I'm trying to create a brace or bracket around two or more nodes within a TikZ picture. Since there are more elements in the ...
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TeXShop: disabling auto bracketing?

Whenever I used an underscore it automatically adds those curly brackets to it. Now sometimes thats nice, but sometimes you really dont need this. Is there a way to disable that feature? I roamed ...
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How to print this bracket? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to look up a math symbol? A symbol for the field of formal Laurent series Could anyone tell me how to print the left bracket in these 2 formulae? And their ...
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\overbrace split accross multiple lines

Is there a way to split the overbrace so that it appears in two halves over a multi-line equation. Something like /-----------Overbrace Label---- Equation over which to place ...
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How to escape “]” in a description's item tag?

In a description like \begin{description} \item[\texttt{DoSomething(items[])}:] ... \end{description} , how do I escape the "]" character?
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Curly brackets don't show. [closed]

I'm typing in LaTeX on a Linux machine (Ubuntu) using Emacs (for typing and compiling). If I type (in mathematical environment) \left\{blah blah\right\} I don't see any brackets at all. If I type ...
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How can you address the size of surrounding parentheses whose size is determined by \left and \right? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to automatically resize the vertical bar in a set comprehension? Trying to type the formula for a conditional probability like this \mathrm{P} \left( whatever \mid ...
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Biblatex, author-year, square brackets

I need to customize the author-year citation in biblatex for a template at work. Right now biblatex cites like this: Ruschmeyer u. a. 1995, S. 123 They way I was told it needs to cite is: ...
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Accolade to take objects together in TikZ

Is there a way to draw an accolade ({-symbol) that groups things together in TikZ? I want the accolade to group let's say three rectangles. That means the top of the upper reactangle must be the top ...
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Double square bracket

I need to have 2 square bracket matrix on the same equation line. I'm able to do just for a single square bracket matrix (for \xi) with below \xi = \left[ \begin{array}{c} \xi^1 \\ \vdots ...
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Align large vertical delimiters (brackets) to rows of a table?

I’m trying to typeset a table of data, with brackets (i.e. }) at the right-hand side to show a classification of the rows.  Something like: ----------------------- | Aardvark | Armenia | \ ...
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How to make \left<\overrightarrow{b}\right> look good?

I want a 'b' with an arrow on top, enclosed in angle brackets. \left<\overrightarrow{b}\right> gives angle brackets which are far too high. <\overrightarrow{b}> gives far too much ...
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How to have overlapping under-braces and over-braces

I am trying to typeset an equation that has overlapping over and under braces as per the image below: I have managed to typeset it using a sort of a hack, by typing the equation twice, once using ...
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“(” or “\left(” parentheses?

What is the difference between ( and \left( in LaTeX? Sometimes, when the content is small, it does not seem to matter which pair I use. What is the best practice when it comes to which parentheses ...
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Curly Brackets - How to change the space between text and brackets

\documentclass[fleqn,12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amstext, amsmath} \newcommand{\lcurly}[1]{$\left\{\begin{array}{l} #1 \end{array} \right.$} \newcommand{\rcurly}[1]{$\left. \begin{array}{l} ...
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Escaping square braces

I want to use some text as the optional parameter to some command. The text includes square braces ([ and ]), but since the optional parameter goes within square brackets, unexpected things happen. ...
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A symbol for the field of formal Laurent series

In my area of math one of the objects that pops up quite often is the field of all formal Laurent series. Now the trouble is that the notation for this field is $\mathbf{C} (( t ))$. Now the two ...
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Spacing around \left and \right

Why does the addition of a \left and \right introduces an extra space around the formula? Specifically, why do $\cos(\theta)$ and $\cos\left(\theta\right)$ render differently? Is there a way to use ...
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Bad vertical centering in an equation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vertically asymmetric size variation for parentheses I'm trying to typeset something like the following: \begin{equation} x = f\Biggl[\sum_{i\in\Omega} ...
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Automatic left and right commands

Is it possible to automatically "add" \left and \right commands in front of all brackets? The source code should be left intact, but LaTeX should interpret every pair of brackets as if they were ...
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Adding a large brace next to a body of text

I'm writing a short document listing some chronological events. I want to pick out a period with a big brace. Here's a quick mockup: What's the best way to do this? Can I set the size declaratively ...
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What is the correct way to do delimiters?

I've always used \left and \right with my delimiters, but Martin Heller's answer to another question indicates that this method gives incorrect spacing. The correction appears to be prepending ...
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Difference between \big[ and \bigl[

What is the difference between \big[ (or equivalently \big() and \bigl[? Is it always necessary to mention l (left) and r (right)?
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Vertically asymmetric size variation for parentheses

One of the difficulties I have with writing formulas in LaTeX is that the standard sizing tools for the variable-size operators (parentheses, etc.) do not account for "high" symbols and "low" symbols ...
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How can I get an underbrace and an overbrace to partially overlap in an equation?

Sometimes I want to describe portions of an equation using \underbrace and \overbrace in such a way that the portions are not completely distinct, for example: /-------\ x = A + B + C + D + E ...
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How do I label different rows or columns of a matrix using braces?

I have a matrix enclosed in brackets [ ] (or (), or {}, or |'s, or ||'s): - a b c d - | e f g h | | i j k l | - m n o p - which I want to label like so: R |---| -- - a b c d ...
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How can one put a “[” after \item?

The following does not compile because of the "[" after the \item. I presume it is because LaTeX expects a "]" as per the \item[option] syntax. However, I just want to insert the "[" character into ...