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This is best explained by example. Suppose I have the following:

\[
    \begin{align*}
    C_3 \rightarrow 6 automorphisms\\
    C_4 \rightarrow 8 automorphisms\\
    C_5 \rightarrow 10 automorphisms
    \end{align*}
\]

How can I get the word "automorphisms" to display as if it were not enclosed by the brackets?

  • Use \intertext{automorphisms} or if you want it in text mode simply use \text{automorphisms}. – azetina Oct 7 '12 at 19:14
23

Perhaps this is what you want? Using the \text command from amsmath:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}

\begin{document}

\begin{align*}
    C_3 &\rightarrow \text{$6$ automorphisms}\\
    C_4 &\rightarrow \text{$8$ automorphisms}\\
    C_5 &\rightarrow \text{$10$ automorphisms}
\end{align*}

\end{document}

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  • No fair ;) good one. – azetina Oct 7 '12 at 19:17
  • 2
    @GonzaloMedina: Sorry to nit pick but why go into text mode only go right back into math mode -- wouldn't it make sense to only have the text in \text{}? :-) And move the numbers before \text{}? – Peter Grill Oct 9 '12 at 18:25
  • 2
    I would regard the "6 automorphisms" as a sentence fragment. Putting it all in \text then gives it the usual spacing of a sentence. – Andrew Swann Oct 9 '12 at 19:10
  • @PeterGrill you're not nit picking at all ;-) Andrew Swann has answered in the meantime. – Gonzalo Medina Oct 9 '12 at 19:20
  • @AndrewSwann: Ok, that is probably a better way of looking at it. – Peter Grill Oct 9 '12 at 19:23

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