How can I reduce the size of the symbols in every element in the tridiagmatrix? It gets to large, and the ddots don't point in a straight diagonal line, the don't connect with each other. That's because I have about 5 letters in every diagelement! How can I fix this?

closed as unclear what you're asking by Mico, egreg, Stefan Kottwitz Nov 24 '13 at 22:57

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  • A brute-force method -- I'm afraid I can't provide something more elegant since no information as to the size or structure of the off-diagonal elements is available -- would be to prepend either \scriptstyle (for a linear reduction of 30%) or even \scriptscriptstyle (for a linear reduction of 50%) before each and every cell of the matrix whose font size you decide need to be reduce. As I said, this is pure brute force, not elegant at all. – Mico Nov 23 '13 at 7:02

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