Questions tagged [formatting]

Formatting is the process, to emphasize, layout and decorate a text for a better user-experience.

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fix or explain?

When I encounter an unformatted or badly formatted post, I usually leave a comment such as this one explaining how to fix the problems rather than fixing them myself. This is not just because I don't ...
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How can I make an array with all columns as wide as the widest one?

For example, let's say I wanted to make this diagram of a board in the game 2048: $$ \begin{array}{|r|r|} \hline 1024 & \color{white}{0}512 & \color{white}{00}16 & \color{white}{000}2 \\ \...
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Problems with losing MathJax formatting previews while creating question or answer

I've tried searching the site, but couldn't find anything that answers my question. Whenever I'm creating a new question or answer and I'm taking a while to type it all out since I'm still learning ...
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Comment text truncated in timeline

The comment text in the timeline view (mod only) seems to be truncated on the right when the text is long enough to wrap. It looks as if the line width is miscalculated. The source comments that run ...
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Is there a MathJaX equivalent of `\makebox` or something similar?

I apologize if this is the wrong forum, but I recently discovered \makebox and certain other formatting commands such as \clap ...
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Editing formulas with Unicode symbols

Should the questions with Unicode symbols in formulas be edited? I'm asking this based on this question. Look in the source code to see what I mean.
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Latex Not Formatted

I get the following error when trying to view formatted questions in Chrome 45 on Windows 7. ...
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Latex on Individual User Profile

I'm wondering that if we are allowed to use the Latex Typesetting Language on our individual user profiles since it sounds quite fun actually? :)
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Ways to make a table in a question?

I know there exist https://tex.stackexchange.com/ but I am looking for a way to draw a table in math.stackexchange box. So, my question is: Is there a way to make a table in the question box? I ...
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The Syntax of Chatting

Noob question. Over in the Mathematics.SE chat area, when the equations and terms posted are more complicated than, say, "sqrt(-1)" or " X^y," they are often in a shorthand, which seems like a ...
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What is the best way to write an arbitrary multi-variable function?

I have been a bit confused for a while on what is the best way to write a multi-variable function of an arbitrary number of input variables when writing a question or answer. My first thought is to ...