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

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How to do new line in comments [duplicate]

Take a look at this answer and you'll notice that in the comments on that answer, he provided mathematical expressions on a new line. Is that just because there was not enough space left on the line, ...
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Three strike rule to using MathJax

I believe one problem with math.stackexchange is the lack of discipline by newer users when it comes to using MathJax. Let me elaborate. Much too often, one can see a question posted by a user that ...
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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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Why can't I insert formulas from MS Math Input Panel app?

So I just tried to write a simple formula with Microsoft Math Input Panel and it didn't work. When I press the "insert" button in the app, nothing happens. Is there a way to make it work? I suspect ...
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Spurious indentation in preformatted code [duplicate]

In this post I pasted some R code: > r <- eigen(A) > V <- r$vectors > lam <- r$values > Lmbd <- diag(lam) This was entered as but at the ...
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What is the right way to typeset these limits?

In a recent answer I typeset the following expression: $$\cos x\left.\right|_{-\pi/4}^0$$ (I used \cos x\left.\right|_{-\pi/4}^0) I thought it looked funny on ...
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Why can't I read formatted text?

Whenever someone answers with formatted text it looks just like how it would when they're typing it. Sometimes it works randomly, like I am able to see how it should be, but most of the time it does ...
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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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Square Brackets are not displaying correctly.

I would like to put $c_{i,j}$ into stretchy square brackets [] but it keeps giving me the floor function brackets for some reason. \left[ c_{i,j} \right] = $\left[ ...
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MathJax makes preview flicker

When using quite some TeX (or using a slow computer), every time the preview of the post you're writing is updated (and MathJax reloads), the preview flickers. This is getting very annoying. It's 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 ...
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Annoying inability to format things

Recently a change has made **Theorem** adsfdf *proof*: asdfdsaf comes out as Theorem adsfdf proof: asdfdsaf rather than having a line break between them. <...
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Was the font for TeX commands change? [closed]

In my opinion the font looks like Times and not like CM as before. Commands like \sum for example are producing different kind of serifs. Was the font change or ...
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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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Local changing of MathJax font

I'm preferring the STIX font for rendering the MathJax formulas. But in the Math.SE there are the TeX font set as preferred. Is there any way to make local use ...
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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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Carets stop hyperlinks working.

The caret symbol, ^, stops hyperlinks working, a phenomenon usually seen in links to Wolfram Alpha. The [description](hyperlink) form: this works, produced by [this works](http://wolframalpha.com/...
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From where can I get all mathematical formatting syntaxes supported here?

Looks like I can post mathematical notations here without glitch. I want to know all syntaxes for that. Is it documented? Is it all old Matlab?
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MathJax fails when rendering long digit strings on iOS

This answer formats properly on Safari 5.1.7 on Lion, but on the iPad with iOS 5.1 the √2+6/√2=2.638958433764... does not format properly and I only see the MathJax, i.e. \$\sqrt{2}+\frac{\sqrt{6}}{2} ...
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Does this question seem to have formatting problems in Safari?

A few minutes ago, a user reported in a moderator flag that this question is not displaying correctly: The whole page (questions, answers, and comments) has formatting problems. Something weird is ...
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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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Linebreaks in comments don't seem to be working

The help page says: End a line with two spaces to add a <br/> linebreak But I did that in my comment here and I do not see any sort of break. What's ...
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Why no use displaystyle in titles?

Why can't I use \displaystyle or $$ in titles? What's the problem? I'm not sure if it's necessary to use in titles, but I am ...
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Can we enable other LaTeX formatting commands? Not just math?

How can I enable other LaTeX functions to write formatted answers here in Math.SE? Tried, for example, to use an array \begin{array}{cc} \text{x[0]$\to $} & 1.000000000 \ \text{x[1]$\to $} &...
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How to color a sentence?

[Question edited on 5/28/16] I have read this link. But I still don't understand how to color the text a sentence. Can one actually do that? Could anyone give an example for coloring the text? a ...
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Creating simple graphs

I've answered a question on the intuition behind the Arc Length formula. I would really like to add a couple of simple pictures to illustrate the two distance computations. They would involve a ...
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Do we have an equation editing HOWTO?

I see other posters writing beautiful integrals and quotients within quotients and matrices and sigma summations and and and... is there a guide for that?
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When $\LaTeX$-ifying, please use stacked fractions

When editing the contents of a question to "$\LaTeX$-ify" it, especially if the question is of a pre-college (or non-math-major) level, please consider using stacked fractions (...
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Italics/emphasized text not working after a mathematical formula

In this post over here: Convergence of Series of Functions i have noticed an error. When i put * a * the text doesn't turn italic, but its remaining the same. Not sure whats problem.
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WYSIWYG for math formulas?

Is there any website or tool that allows you to create math formulas visually which can then be pasted on this website? I'm looking for something like the equation editor in Microsoft Word or Google ...
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where is the latex reference please [duplicate]

hi, There is a nice pretty markdown ref but no simple quick latex reference. I looked around in the faq and on meta. I also googled for some latex reference and some of it looks slightly different ...
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Allow TeXification in <code> tags.

Some special characters, e.g. *, _ and \ have special meaning in Markdown syntax, but these ...
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TeXification is too aggressive, or “How to enter a dollar sign?”

The current TeXification function is too aggressive. The current behavior is that, any text between two dollar signs in a single element will be formatted as a TeX formula. this excludes any ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Basically the same as Formatting Sandbox in Meta Stack Exchange, but since this and Statistical Analysis are the only two sites (I know) supporting $\TeX$ formatting, I believe we also need one here ...
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TeX math markup is sorely needed

This site is going to need TeX markup to express mathematical symbols and formulas well.

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