Lately I haven't been able to get the "align" environment to work properly, except on trivial examples. It was always a little finicky, but in the last few days it seems to have gotten much worse.

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$$\begin{align} \color{green}{\exists \;x \in D \; : P(x) & = \exists \;x \in D \; \; ( \;x \in A \wedge P(x) \;) \tag{E = Existential}} \end{align}$$

Here's a screenshot:


Am I making some mistake that would be easy to fix?

[ Update: Asaf points out that the alignment tab symbol & is embedded inside the \green block, so that the constructions on either side have unbalanced braces. Changing

 \color{green}{… & …}


 \color{green}{…} & \color{green}{…}

fixes the problem:

$$\begin{align} \color{green}{\exists \;x \in D \; : P(x)} & = \color{green}{\exists \;x \in D \; \; ( \;x \in A \wedge P(x) \;) \tag{E = Existential}} \end{align}$$


1 Answer 1


Move the \color bit outside the align bit. It will work just fine.

$$ \color{green}{ \begin{align}\exists \;x \in D \; : P(x) & = \exists \;x \in D \; \; ( \;x \in A \wedge P(x) \;) \tag{E = Existential} \end{align}}$$

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! ${}{}{}{}$ $\endgroup$
    – MJD
    Aug 28, 2013 at 13:54

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