4
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1answer
95 views

Necessity of nested \text within math mode for proper \mathchoice-based scaling

Quick summary: \text can be used to ensure proper scaling with respect to the correct math style. When exactly should one use it for that purpose? What need is there for nested invocations of \text ...
5
votes
2answers
124 views

LaTeX parenthesis problem with multline environment [duplicate]

I have a problem with the different size of parenthesis with multiline (see image). Actually i don't care about the different size of the square parenthesis on M and \bar{M} but I really care about ...
4
votes
1answer
174 views

Symbols of height intermediate between \big and \Big needed

I consistently find that math symbols scaled with \big/\bigl/\bigr are too small and those scaled with \Big/\Bigl/\Bigr are too tall. Here is an example: \documentclass{article} ...
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3answers
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Sizing for 'given that' symbol - vertical bar

I want to write an equation with $\mid$, but it is too small, can i make it bigger in any way? I am kinda new to TeX so i have no idea how to do it.
2
votes
1answer
404 views

Scale single symbol in math mode

I am using the Baskervald font with KP fonts for the maths font. It is very nice, but it needs some manual fine-tuning. For example, the \star command gives an (oversized) italic star, which should ...
4
votes
1answer
444 views

\left\langle bigger then \Biggl\langle

I am putting a graphics inside \left\langle .. \right\rangle, as \left\langle \vcenter{\hbox{\includegraphics[scale=0.05]{images/lhs.pdf}}}\right\rangle_{av} The problem is, as it seems, for ...
6
votes
1answer
170 views

Parentheses changing size depending on what's in them?

Very simple problem, but very confusing. When I type \left( \frac{\partial f}{\partial x } \right)^2 I get smaller parentheses but when I type the same thing but with y instead of x, i.e. \left( ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

\hat and \widehat look terrible: fixing width and better positioning?

I want to make the use of quantum mechanical operators explicit in my text using \hat{A} or \widehat{A}. The problem is that depending on the symbol under the accent it looks either misplaced or too ...
6
votes
1answer
838 views

Help with the command \binom

I want to write an expression of the form $\binom{a}{b}$. I tried with the command \binom, but the result is too big, and then I tried \tbinom but it was too small, I want to know if there is another ...
2
votes
1answer
312 views

How to automatically scale inline TikZ code in subscripts?

I want to use inline TikZ code to create my own subscript symbol. For example something like $V_{\tikz{ \draw [|->] (0,0) -- (2ex,0); }}$ The problem is that it is not scaled. The length of the ...
10
votes
2answers
749 views

Defining scalable “white curly brackets” {| and |} (⦃ and ⦄)

I would like to construct what Unicode calls "white curly brackets" that are in addition scalable. They look like ⦃ (≈{|) and ⦄ (≈|}) and have Unicode codepoints U+2983 and U+2984. unicode-math has ...
7
votes
2answers
8k views

Really wide hat symbol

Is there any way to get a hat wider than widehat? Why doesn't \widehat{abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz} really go over all of it?
1
vote
1answer
281 views

How can I write a long equation in multi line scaled to text width?

I want to write a long equation over several lines, but result looks highly irregular. How can write this equation better, preferably with all equation occupying the same wide? ...
7
votes
4answers
4k views

how to make subscripts automatically choose font size

Would it be possible to make subscripts in math mode automatically choose a smaller font when a subscript is in uppercase? E.g., if I have sA, the "A" would appear quite big. Is it possible to tell ...
4
votes
1answer
578 views

Scale/Resize a single letter in mathmode with its subscript/superscript unchanged

Is there a way to do this? Currently I am using something like the following to do the job on scaling of a single letter in an equation: \[ \int_{\Omega} (u - \text{\Large $\Pi_{\Omega}$} u) v \, dx ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Missing $ inserted while adding resizebox

This is probably a noob error. I get a "Missing $ inserted" error when compiling the following code: \item $% \begin{array}{c} w_{M}>w_{F} \\ \text{or }w_{F}>w_{M}% \end{array}% :\left\{ ...
4
votes
1answer
918 views

Scaling and positioning TikZ figures in equation environments

I am trying to use TikZ figures as part of an equation, but I am only able make either the positioning or the scaling appear correctly. For instance, giving my figures the correct size using ...
11
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2answers
11k views

Resize/Scale equation in Beamer

I have a slide in my beamer presentation that looks like: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{columns} \column{0.6\textwidth} ...
9
votes
2answers
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using underbrace without having left( and right) scale

When I combine adaptive parentheses (\left(, \right)) with \underbrace, the parentheses adapt to span the underbrace. Example: \left(\underbrace{e_{s,i,j}}_{\mathclap{=:x>0}} + ...
11
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1answer
11k views

how to scale math font only

I am trying to mimic our institute's PPt-template for presentation foils using the beamer-class. The corporate quidelines prescribe the use of Helvetica as the main font. However, package helvet does ...