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Dec
14
asked A letter in the same space as another
Nov
4
accepted \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
Oct
31
comment Package for changing font with each letter?
For effect, in a poster. Not for a whole long text, that's for sure. It would be painful to read a whole page written like that.
Oct
27
answered A symbol for the field of formal Laurent series
Oct
27
asked Package for changing font with each letter?
Oct
17
comment \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
Very good answer. One question, why is it that you have to apply phantom to the whole thing and then have to overlap instead of phantom only the exponent?
Oct
17
comment \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
@Caramir: As I said, typesetting is content dependent. The goal is to convey meaning without distraction. \frac{1}{1-z} is just perfect. But the nature of what we are writing now is different from the formula for the geometric progression.
Oct
17
comment \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
Oh my! Now I understand. I never put in the question that what I'm writing is many sums of geometric progressions. My bad.
Oct
17
comment \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
@Harald: Could you expand? please.
Oct
17
comment \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
There is still one more reason for wanting that alignment and it is the mnemonic device we use to remember the formula for the sum of a geometric progression. It is easy to remember because we only need to write the same thing 1 minus the ratio and an exponent above that is the number of terms. Visually this picture is broken if the two things are not aligned. The centering doesn't aid the understanding of the formula. Very true that, in general, one would like fractions to be centered but typesetting is content dependent.
Oct
17
comment \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
I don't think that that is true. It is difficult to parse centering a large expression. Clearly one can write the numerator draw a line below it and center 1-z in the denominator. Think about what would happen if instead of z you had a mammoth expression as the ration of the geometric progression.
Oct
17
comment \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
It is more general for hiding a text, but my main interest is solving the problem with the fraction. Are there cases in which the \hfill doesn't behave well for. I mean, is there some problem if I change z and n by something else?
Oct
17
comment \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
No. It is a vestigial error from a previous attempt that I forgot to delete. Anyways, it is not a good solution even without it. See the one by Philipp
Oct
17
comment \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
neat solution is this!
Oct
17
comment \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
I completely doubt it. Do you write from left to right or you implement centering text in your head? It is completely unnatural. Try it. The difference becomes more apparent as the text is larger. Try a bulky exponent and ratio instead of n and z.
Oct
17
revised \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
+ subquestion in the body of the question
Oct
17
asked \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
Oct
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Oct
11
answered Why is the spacing for this completely whacky?
Oct
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