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Correcting improper use of \left and \right in multi-line LaTeX equations

As a copy editor, my job involves optimizing the layout of scientific articles written by authors directly in LaTeX to ensure they conform to the styles of the journals I work for. A common issue I ...
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Exclamation point inside brackets in bib entry prevents period

I have a bib entry with a typo at the end of its title. I indicate this with [sic!]. This prevents, however, a period from being printed after the title, cf. the MWE below. Without the exclamation ...
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How to remove outer brackets so that they are not double-lined?

I have the following code: \documentclass[11pt,reqno]{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,amsfonts} \usepackage{tabstackengine} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{stmaryrd} \usepackage{latexsym} \...
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"Fancy" math font with double brackets [duplicate]

how do I achieve this Val[[e]]p in LaTeX? like the fancy V with the double brackets of e? I tried \textrm{Val}[\,[e_1]\,]\rho but it's not quite the same. Thank you!
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Is it bad style to write x^2, 2^\frac{1}{2} and 2^\sqrt{2}?

Is it considered bad style to write: x^2, 2^\frac{1}{2} and 2^\sqrt{2} (without curly brackets around the superscript) instead of: x^{2}, 2^{\frac{1}{2}} and 2^{\sqrt{2}}? The same for subscripts.
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Incorrect matrix bracket height with `unicode-math`

I need to use the package unicode-math in my document, but this makes the height of the brackets in the matrix look too short. (The matrices of order 2 seem to be normal, though.) I have tried various ...
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How to put equations inside brackets and define their labels?

I am trying to group equations and reference them inside brackets, I tried using \label but it doesn't work, I tried split: \[ \begin{cases} \begin{split} \prob_1 \Big[\mathrm{Inf}_{A,1}^{...
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Why does the margin difference occur when \arrow is placed in curly brackets?

X \leftarrow Y {\leftarrow} Z: X \mapsto Y {\mapsto} Z: Why is there such a difference? Which one is more recommended?
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Making parentheses in the simplest way possible

I looked at some community posts asnwering how to use brackets in chemfig, but it was only for their specific case and looked very overcomplicated for what I´m trying to do. Here is a picture of what ...
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How can I get the citations inside my \supercite command in one set of square brackets instead of split up in two? [duplicate]

I would like to have my (supercited) citations, if I cite more than one, inside the same set of square brackets. It works if I use the "normal" cite, but not with using \supercite. When ...
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Auto sized bracketing with Math Operators

I noticed that $$\exp(\frac12), \exp\{\frac12\}, \exp[\frac12]$$ are all (at least visually) equivalent to $$\exp\left(\frac12\right), \exp\left\{\frac12\right\}, \exp\left[\frac12\right]$$ The same ...
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Strange result in \left \middle \right

the code \left(1_Q\middle|\right) gives the result shown below. Shouldn't the construction \left, \middle, \right produce the parentheses and the vertical bar of the same height?
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Error in reproducing tex on sentence bracketing in gb4e [duplicate]

There is an error occurred when I tried to reproduce a tex document to produce sentence bracketing in gb4e. This is the tex document, courtesy of Alan Munn: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{gb4e} \...
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Use text mode brackets in math mode

I would like to have the same style of brackets in the text mode and the math mode. I use the mathptmx package for the font (Please do tell if there's a better substitute for Times). As seen from the ...
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Bracket in `description` item throws error [duplicate]

Closing bracket in math mode causes error in description item and leaves a space in text mode. What can I do? This gives error \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[$[0,...
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Right square bracket in symlist

I am trying to produce a symlist with [xy] in the left hand column. If I use \item[$(xy)$], I get (xy) in the left column but if I want [xy] and use \item[$[xy]$] I get an error message ! Extra }, or ...
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Adaptive parentheses in the definition of a command: how to avoid odd space

I'm trying to improve a command with adaptive parentheses, but I don't know how to avoid an unexpected blank space between the operator and the first parenthesis. I already had a problem with this ...
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How to resize an array in math environment

This is my code: $$ \mathcal{P}_{\left\{ \resizebox{0.02\textwidth}{!}{$\displaystyle \begin{array}{l} \mathcal{B} \\ \mathcal{F} \end{array}$} \right\}} \Psi\left(\vec{r}_{1}, \vec{r}_{2}, \ldots, \...
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How to increase the effect of \bigl / \bigr with unicode-math

I am writing in fontsize 12pt and use lualatex (LuaHBTeX, Version 1.16.0 (TeX Live 2023)). Additionally I use the unicode-math package. Consider the following MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \...
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Font-weight of scaled square bracket delimiters in Beamer

In my beamer documents, the square bracket delimiters have a visibly more heavy vertical line when unscaled compared to their scaled versions, where the vertical line is thinner. Other delimiters are ...
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Referring to selected linguex sub-examples without parentheses

This is a follow up to the question (and the answer) here. I have the same issue as OP, in that I cannot use parentheses around example numbers that are placed within parentheses in the text. Unlike ...
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How to put big brackets around minipage

I have this bit in my document and I would like to put big brackets on either side to show it is not part of the main development. However, I have no idea how to do such a thing. Any help is welcomed. ...
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How to make appear right expectation symbol on second line of a splitted equation into align environment

Here below the rendering of Latex code snippet : I can't get to make display the right expectation symbol ( \right> ) on the second line of a splitted equations (on both eq(3) and eq(4)) \noindent ...
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Using the font joylide, can I stretch curly bracket and rotate?

Can I make my curly bracket so it will be under the whole ax^2? % !TeX TS-program = lualatex \documentclass[border=0cm,beamer,crop]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots,tikz} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.18} \...
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Brackets next to subsections [duplicate]

I created a long list using itemize, minipages and sections/subsections... Now, I would like to replace the subsection text by a bracket that is placed next to the equations of each subsection. See ...
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How to represent norm (Vert) that changes size based on the inside, in LyX?

When using the standard brackets, such as [ { ( |, I write ctrl-| and get two | surrounding an expression. If that expression's height changes (fractions could cause that), then the brackets grows as ...
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Brackets on a line

I am trying to replicate a figure like the following. But I haven't found the way to draw a line between the brackets or to align the arrow with that line. Any help would be most welcome :) Thanks in ...
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Conditional macros

Goal: I would like to have a macro that substitutes different commands depending in whether in displayed math mode or not. In particular, it should generate fixed-size angular brackets in text lines, \...
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Slim big parentheses (around a matrix)

When typesetting formulas with matrices, I have a difficulty choosing between parentheses and brackets. The usual parentheses look too wide, waste horizontal space, and do not highlight the matrix ...
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Systeme package wihtout curly bracket [duplicate]

Is it possibile to use systeme package without to have the curly bracket like the example below? \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{newtxtext,newtxmath} \...
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Bracket with multiple lines [closed]

The errors of my codes with feedback: Missing $ inserted \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $[x_0: x_1: x_2]\mapsto$ \begin{cases} $[x_0: x_1]$ & \text{ ...
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Math Mode Brackets

Has anyone noticed that in math mode, the brackets do not scale? As in, they all remain the same size and looks somewhat unprofessional and cluttered. I cannot use the \[ \] method because I need the ...
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Problem with parentheses and mathastext

I'll motivate my problem quickly: I make flashcards on my computer using latex, and am in need of certain formatting for this. I've wanted a. computer-readable unified look, which uses non-slanted ...
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Add large brace next to table (Beamer): Description included

I created the following table: \begin{columns}[c] \begin{column}{7.5cm} \begin{table}[ht] \small \centering \caption{Test table} \begin{tabular}{ll} \midrule A &$a \sim \qty{e6}{m}$\\ B &$b \...
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Align numbers with group separator in parentheses

I would like to align numbers using the siunitx package. And, as some of the numbers are in parentheses, I looked in section 9.9 of the documentation, where I get the impression that the code below ...
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How to insert equal height brackets on both sides while wrapping a new line?

I'd like to input a long equation, so I had to cut it into two lines. But, there's a couple of {} at the start of the first line of the equation and the end of the second line of the equation, and the ...
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How to place a curly brace to the right of several lines in an align environment?

\documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{derivative} \begin{document} \begin{align*} \{q_a,q_b\} &= 0 = \{p_a,p_b\} \\ \{q_a,p_b\} &= \delta_{ab} \\ \{q_a,F\} &= \pdv{F}{...
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delimeter not extending enough in relation to the denominator of a major fraction containing itself an extensible delimeter and a minor fraction

I have the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align} A1 &= \left\{\frac{1}{2\omega} \right. \\ & \enspace \left. \left[\frac{z_{v}^2}{...
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nested \left \right paranthesis math formula doesn't work [duplicate]

This is the formula \begin{align} a_i &= \dfrac{1}{\phi_{i-1}(\lambda_i)}\bigg(\dfrac{c_{i-2}^2}{b_{i-2}^2}\phi_{i-1}(\lambda_i) + \left(b_{i-1}^2 - \dfrac{a_{i-1}c_{i-1}^2}{b_{i-2}^2}\...
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Replace syntax brackets by visible brackets

General overview I have a BibTeX entry of the document I am working on itself, and I put this deffinition in a variable to be able to use it everywhere I whant. The goal is to print on the document ...
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How to make a matrix with \llparenthesis and \rrparenthesis?

I have the following document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ stmaryrd } \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $\left\llparenthesis\!\!\!\left\llparenthesis\! \begin{matrix} 1\\2\\3 \end{...
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What are all the possible codes for the matrix \llbracket, \rrbracket and \llparenthesis,\rrparenthesis?

1. I am interested in the matrix: To make this matrix, I am using the following code (the full document): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{stmaryrd} \...
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Making command to add \left and \right to brackets that are within an equation block (within $$)

Just wondering if there is a way to replace the brackets - '(' and ')' within equations with '\left(' and '\right)' but not replace the brackets within general text. For example, in the body of a ...
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DeclareMathOperator with auto scaling parentheses

Using the "physics" package, there's a nice behavior where if you write \usepackage{physics} \begin{document} \[ \arctan(\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}) \] \end{document} The parentheses will ...
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argument of \XC@define@lor has and extra } cannot find the extra please help

\documentclass[12pt, addpoints]{exam} %Load packages to use within the document \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage{layout} \usepackage{graphics} \usepackage{...
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Conflict between "\left \right" brackets and "align" [duplicate]

In the following example, I would like to align the two equations where there are the symbols of "integral", but I get an error if I place the "&" sign (of the "align"...
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Index position of $(x_{i})_{i\in I}$ vs $\left(x_{i}\right)_{i\in I}$

It seems that the basic syntax (x_{i})_{i\in I} leads to a different index position than \left(x_{i}\right)_{i\in I} Specificically, the lower index in the last example has a bigger vertical offset. ...
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Change spacing in a fraction with parentheses?

I have the exponential function that I wrote as: \begin{equation} e^{\left(\frac{R_G^2\cdot q^2}{3}\right)} \end{equation} which appears as: and I don't like the spacing in particular the ...
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What are all the possible codes for {{A\\B}}?

I am interested in the matrix: To make this matrix, I am using the following code: $\left\{\!\!\!\left\{\begin{array}{l} A \\ B \end{array}\right\}\!\!\!\right\}$ What are other possible codes to ...
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Where should the missing {} be?

When I write down the equation, an error appears that {} is missing: A^{\overline^{\overline{B}}} = C Latex generates the equation correctly in pdf, but it reports this error. Error: Missing { ...
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