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.


1 Answer 1


\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 ? Apr 18, 2013 at 20:33
  • That's exactly what I wanted! Thank-you!
    – Kyle Mills
    Apr 18, 2013 at 20:33
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    @texenthusiast: it loads amsmath by default and fixes some bugs
    – user2478
    Apr 18, 2013 at 20:35
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    @Herbert, what kind of bugs?
    – Sigur
    Apr 18, 2013 at 22:55
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    @Sigur: read the documentation
    – user2478
    Apr 19, 2013 at 5:21

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