This is probably simple, but I can't figure it out. How can I remove the parentheses around a \tag in an align equation? I would like the second line (and only that) to contain [2] instead of ([2]). A workaround would be to give it no label, to see the label [2] as part of the equation, and move it to the right text margin by hand. But how? \hfill does not insert space here.



  a &= b \\
  c &= d \tag{[2]}
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    Use \tag*, see p. 3 of amsmath documentation.
    – egreg
    Jun 20 '12 at 11:27
  • Ahh... I even used that before some time ago... Thanks, egreg! Jun 20 '12 at 11:31
  • @egreg: I made a CW anser so Marius can accept it an this question won’t stay unanswered. Hope you don’t mind :-)
    – Tobi
    Jun 20 '12 at 11:38

As egreg said, use the starred version \tag* which is the same as \tag except that it does not automatically enclose the tag in parentheses.



        a + b = c \tag*{[2]}


  • Does not work. TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [grouping levels=255]. \end{equation*} Works fine with normal \tag. But not \tag*{\eqref{eqlabel}}
    – Myridium
    Feb 1 at 16:10

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