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Can \left( … \right) be instructed to ignore nonexistent upper or lower limits of summation? [duplicate]

In a formula such as \[ \left( \sum_{n\in\mathbf{N}} \right) \] the left and right delimiters extend not only downwards to cover the lower limit of the sum, but upwards an equal amount as if to ...
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Bad vertical centering in an equation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vertically asymmetric size variation for parentheses I'm trying to typeset something like the following: \begin{equation} x = f\Biggl[\sum_{i\in\Omega} w_i\bigl(g(b_i)-...
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\mid, | (vertical bar), \vert, \lvert, \rvert, \divides

What's the difference between the different vertical bars? $S = \{\, x \mid x \not= 17 \,\}$ $a \vert b$ implies $a \leq b$ when $b \ne 0$ $a|b$ implies $a \leq b$ when $b \ne 0$ $\lvert x \rvert$ is ...
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Proper display of fractions

Have a look at the following code: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \begin{document} $2-\frac{2}{1-\left(\frac{2}{2-\frac{2}{x^2}}\right)}$\quad $2-\dfrac{2}{1-\...
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Is there a test for the different styles inside maths mode?

Is there a test for the different styles within maths mode? What I really want is to be able to save the current style to reinvoke it later on, but a \if along the lines of \ifmmode would work just ...
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About big parenthesis larger than Bigg

Do any one know how to type a very big parenthesis in LaTeX. Since the formula is very big, I used multline environment, in one line, there are many pair of parenthesis by using \left and \right which ...
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Regarding sizing of delimiters

I'm currently writing my dissertation in civil engineering using LaTeX. I think LaTeX is really good. I have been slowly distancing myself now from Microsoft Word. LaTeX is good for me since my paper (...
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Blank space with \left[ and \right]

I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $c_{1}=\left[\dfrac{m\left(\dfrac{N}{q}-1\right)}{N-1}\right]$ \end{document} which gives: Why do I have ...
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Turn off locally one package

In the following code, I would like to show two different formatting styles: one using the package nath output, and another showing the default output. How can I do that? % Source : http://tex....
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Dynamically sized brackets/parentheses for text

I'd like to have a large bracket that shows a relationship from one set of text to another, like this: Nam dui ligula, fringilla a, ) euismod sodales, sollicitudin ) vel, wisi. Morbi auctor ...
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Tree in a growing bracket

I try to enclose my syntax tree in a growing double bracket using \left \llbracket ... \right \rrbracket. However, the tree always sits in the lower half and leaving the upper half blank, which is ...
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Oversized parentheses around xymatrix

This must have been asked somewhere here before, but I cannot seem to find it. I am using \left( and \right) around an xymatrix, but the parenthesis are far too big; with the following code; \...
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Continuously-sizable brackets?

It often frustrates me that TeX only supplies a small set of bracket sizes to choose from (or rather, the default fonts do.) Has anybody written a package that provides continuously-sizable brackets, ...
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Unicode-math: How to get a nice function restriction (despite shorter delimiters and lower subscript baseline)?

I'm using function restriction notation like here, but after switching to XeLaTeX with unicode-math I noticed that it looks slightly odd. Here's a minimal working example \documentclass{minimal} \...
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How to prevent overstretching of brackets?

With a tall equation like the following, using simple ( and ) gives brackets that are too small, and using \left( and \right) gives ones that are ridiculously big: a+b\left(\underbrace{\sum_{i=1}^{n}...