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Using left( and right) by default [duplicate]

It is very rare for me to need a parenthesis without \left and \right. Is there a way to redefine the parenthesis () to being treated as if I wrote \left( and \right). Of course, I would need another ...
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Automatically resizing brackets [duplicate]

Using amsmath, is there a command I could add in my preamble so that brackets automatically resize as appropriate? I would like to be able to type ( and ) and for this to do the same as \left( and \...
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Is possible to make every “(…)” into “\left(…\right)” over all document? [duplicate]

It is a quite simple question. I use mathematical symbols a lot, so, every time I need to keep typing $\left(...\right)$, or $\left{...\right}$ etc (that sucks :P ). I know I can make a new command ...
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How to globally replace () with \left(\right) in math mode? [duplicate]

I find myself barely using (). Instead, I always use \left(\right). Keeping typing that long string really kills me. I have tried this, but no luck. \DeclareMathOperator{(}{\left(} \...
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How do I get a more compact version of `\left(`, `\right)` and friends? [duplicate]

In math mode, specifying auto-scaled parentheses/brackets/braces stands in the way due to the long commands, degrading readability. Is there an alternative which can be read easier? Is there any ...
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Is there any way to automatically scale matching parentheses by default? [duplicate]

I tend to use \left( and \right) (and its cousins) all over the place. Is there a way to make this automatic scaling the default behavior in math mode? On the very rare occasions that I don't want ...
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Spacing around \left and \right

Why does the addition of a \left and \right introduces an extra space around the formula? Specifically, why do $\cos(\theta)$ and $\cos\left(\theta\right)$ render differently? Is there a way to use ...
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Is it ever bad to use \left and \right?

For mathematics, is it ever disadvantageous to use \left( and \right) in equations? I can't see any way that doing this would hinder the typesetting, so why isn't () just converted into \left( \...
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Macro for \left( and \right)

I know there has been discussion about this topic, but I haven't seen a working solution. Is it possible to define a macro within LaTeX, such that inside math mode, ( would produce \left( and ) would ...
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The trestle problem: how to avoid >=< in the output

TeX puts no space between \mathrel characters, so one can type := to make a definition. But careless authors often type stuff like < a, b > = < c, d > to indicate that two scalar ...
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Swap definition of starred and non-starred command

I don't like the fact that I am required to use \abs* when I want the vertical line of the absolute value to automatically re-size. I pretty much always want it to re-size, so would like to swap the ...
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A macro that conditionally disregards the need for one of its arguments

Let's suppose I want to write nested equations that contain a fair few nested parenthetical/delimiter characters, like (), [], {}, ||, and perhaps others. Suppose too that I think these things look ...
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Easily change behavior of \DeclarePairedDelimiter [duplicate]

After seeing the answer to this question I realized that I preferred the way of working of Juan A. Navarro's answer: I.e., \DeclarePairedDelimiter{\parens}{\lparen}{\rparen} from mathtools is a great ...
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A taller version of \parallel

I need a taller version of \parallel in order to typeset a norm correctly. I have tried variations of things like \Bigg{\parallel} and \left{\parallel} \right{\parallel} but receive the error "...
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Useful macro definitions

This question is related to Question: linebreak in macros, however it is not asking for the same information and I separated it out: In my documents, I make use of commands like the following: \...

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