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Why does align come out of math mode? [duplicate]

The following: \begin{align*} F = {}&a^2+b^2=c^2 \notag\\\rm{subject~to} & \; 5+1=6 \;\rm{ and }\; a+b=c. \end{align*} produces a+b=c that isn't ...
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What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?

I want to collect the most common mistakes, misconceptions, pitfalls, etc that (La)TeX and Friends users make. Please one answer for each mistake, misconception, pitfall, etc. I am only interested in ...
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“Correct” way to bold/italicize text?

Is either of these considered better/more readable/more "proper"/more conventional than the other for making text bold? If so, what is the reason? I like my text \textbf{bold} versus: I like my ...
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\emph or \textit

In the comments section of Does it matter if I use \textit or \it, \bfseries or \bf, etc, I asked for a clarification of these points. The clarification has mostly been made, but it was requested that ...
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How to construct a coloured box with rounded corners

Here is the specs of the box. Color of the bar rule should be: \definecolor{mycolor}{rgb}{0.122, 0.435, 0.698} Radius of the 4 corners of the box: 4pt Thick line = 0.5pt Text should be 6pt ...
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“Too many math alphabets” error

I just got the error Too many math alphabets used in version normal. on a document I'm editing. What can I do to fix this, other than stop using an alphabet? All I've found online is instructions ...
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Changing style of Proof

I'm using the \begin{proof} of the amsthm package. And I want to change the style of the Proof word that is added in the beginning. By default it is italic, I want to make it bold. How can I do it?
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how to keep a 1:1 scale with x and y axis

I have been searching for hours now on how to fix these small problems, and I am finally admitting defeat and humbly ask for help. Lately I have been going over some of my badly drawn figures, trying ...
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How to bold just one word in a line

If I have a line of text, how do I make just the first word bold? I tried this: \bf{NTn} = Number of lines but it made the entire line bold.
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Is there any reason not to use \let to redefine a deprecated control sequence to the currently recommended one?

I understand that \bf and \it are both deprecated in the current version of LaTeX. To the best of my knowledge, the correct control sequences replacing them are \bfseries and \itshape. Is there any ...
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How do I tell which version of a command to use?

So LaTeX has a lot of commands that do very similar things. Often this is a result of some of these being old. For example: $x^2$ vs \(^2\); As I understand it, the second example is the more modern ...
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customizing the algorithmic package: break and loop labels

I would like to add two customizations to the algorithmic package: introduce a new break command and have the possibility to provide labels to the LOOP so that break {label} is clear to which loop is ...
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Space between lines

I try to typeset title pages and use LARGE and bold for this. The problem is that the lines seem to be too close to each other. I think it looks bad. Is this the way it is supposed to be? Is there a ...
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Bold and italic in subsection

In the following documentclass \documentclass[prb,twocolumn,showpacs]{revtex4} how to have italic and bold in a subsection title? The italic command removes the boldness when inside a subsection, so ...
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Alternative to \text inside an align environment

Is there a way to write texts without resorting to using the \text macro every time I write something in the align enviroment? I am trying to write a proof and pretty much 90% requires me to write ...

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