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Table rendering in preview but not in finished post

At a question just now the user was having trouble with the table he formatted not appearing correctly in the finished solution view. I don't know where to check for these reports first other than ...
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typing star between brackets in text

Suppose I write a post that contains equations that I like to refer back to later, like this: $$3^2 + 4^2 = 5^2 \qquad (*)$$ $$3^3 + 4^3 + 5^3 = 6^3 \qquad (**)$$ $$3^4 + 4^4 + 5^4 + 6^4 = 7^4 \qquad ...
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Inconsistency between markdown in comments and posts

There is an inconsistency between the Markdown for codeblocks in comments and the Markdown in Questions and Answers: it seems to me impossible to type \ (as in, ...
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Side by side editor that supports LaTex or Mathjax or similar **and** Markdown?

Writing and editing long entries in stackexchange can be cumbersome. I recently found stackedit.io which is great way to write and edit the longer entries. It has: side by side editor/preview ...
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Quote markdown can interfere MathJax, is it a bug or a feature?

I found that quote markdown sometimes interferes MathJax. > This is an example that shows how quote markdown can interfere MathJax. $ E > =mc^2$. produces ...
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Requesting New Feature: "View Mark-up" button

Beneath every answer on stack exchange, there are various hyperlinks, such as: Share Edit Follow Flag Occasionally, I want to copy a snippet mark-up language from an answer without editing that ...
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Edit Recent Posts to Display HTML-Tables with Markdown

Users have been using $\rm\LaTeX$'s array environment for displaying tables. For instance, in the MathJax Tutorial's "Table" section, ...
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Backslash-dollar in "code" format renders with two backslashes

"Code" formatted text in Markdown is indicated inline by putting the text between backquotes, or by indenting the text at least four spaces. In the two examples below, I have typed a single ...
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Network-wide feature request to support MathJax in tables

Many of us here frequently use MathJax, whether for this site or another site on the SE Network. Recently SE added support for tables, but ignored the needs of the communities with MathJax support, ...
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How many variations of this grey background are there?

In Math Stack Exchange, it is common to find in an answer the question rewritten like this: Find the remainder when $2^{55}+1$ is divided by $33$ Then you find someone has hidden one of their ...
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How do I cite some specific section of wiki but not the whole page?

For example here is the wiki page of MathJax. [MathJax](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MathJax) This is how to cite the whole page, but how do I only cite the '...
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Proper use of italics when asking a question.

What are the pros/cons of using two asterisks vs using mathjax when trying to italicize something in a question? Thanks in advance.
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How do I put those yellow boxes in my question?

Whenever I post a question, $5$ minutes later someone edits a yellow box around the part of the question that couldn’t fit in the title. I wish to save those nice souls their time and learn to do it ...
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How to write a line through text? [duplicate]

How to write a line through text or words ? Like the \underline{} in latex but in the middle the line, to indicate something is wrong.
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How to perform a line break? [duplicate]

I entered text with line breaks in the body but it doesn't show in the question.
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How to write question on MSE offline?

I have recently downloaded MathJax-2.7.4 and successfully render test htmls in folder test. Then I save the webpage https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/ask offline to write question. But when I ...
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Why do links in question and answer work differently then links in comments?

Currently when linking to other question, one might use just the [link](http://example.com). This works great in questions, answers and comments. So far so good. ...
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How are **bold** and *italics* presented in comments?

I have tried using $<b>bold</b>$ and $<i>italics</i>$ with and without the dollar signs and neither seems to work in comments. Although that is what I have seen trying to look ...
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How do I create a link to a MSE post? Please provide detail.

Please explain the following explanation about Links from the MathJax guide (quoted below). It talks about writing links but not about creating them. How does the following change if I want to ...
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Spoiler and List problem

Is is possible to make a spoiler space with a numbererd list inside? ! Here is what I have tried: ! 1. The first. ! 2. The second. or or ! Here is what I have tried: 1. The first. 2....
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Links in spoilers aren't hidden

An answer today caught my attention: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/2185406/62967 Here's an image of what I see with Safari 10.0.3 (with Firefox 52.0 it's the same): The link in the spoiler is not ...
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Stop misuse of Markdown blockquotes for emphasis

As discussed in the comment to this answer, several users of this site use Markdown blockquotes (lines starting with >, like in an e-mail) to emphasize text. For ...
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Can We Have Links in Tags?

In a recent comment correspondence between Jack D'Aurizo, SimplyBeautifulArt, and myself, it was asked whether one can put links in a tag. A quick and naive test fails, as such: $$\text{Direct Link} \...
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How to colour long sentences without causing them to overflow and exceed the page?

The entitled question can be seen in an older version How can a Fields Medallist be 'not very good at logic'?: $\color{green}{\qquad \text{Well, the idea that mathematics is synonymous with ...
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How can I make separate sentences or paragraphs?

Hello I am new to Stackexchange and I'm trying to learn how to make separate sentences, paragraphs and to write proper math script. So, everytime I try to make a paragraph or separate 2 sentences ...
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Can bounty description use MathJax and MarkDown?

When offering a bounty, it is possible to add a custom message. Does this message has to be plain text? Or can we use similar formatting as in the posts? (I.e., MathJax for mathematics, Markdown for ...
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Multiline hidden text with align environment [duplicate]

Is there a way to use >! for hidden lines with the \begin{align*} ... \end{align*} environment? I can't seem to get it to ...
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Is using blockquote for highlighting problematic?

I want to ask whether using blockquote for the purpose of highlighting some part of a post is discouraged and whether it can cause some problems for users viewing the question? Example: Is using ...
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Why does auto-numbering take over my numbering?

I am numbering the following list from zero to three: This is numbered zero. This is numbered one. This is numbered two. This is numbered three. Why does it show up as numbered one through four in ...
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How to separate two block quotes?

Editing this question, I would like to write two consecutive block quotes without any content in between. Definition ... (Last line of definition) (I would like a blank line here) Theorem ....
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An attempt to add real-time previewing for comments

Screenshot About When writing a comment with a lot of formatting, especially one containing formulas, I often found myself pasting it into the "new answer" editor at the bottom of the page to see if ...
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Blockquote button interaction with MathJax

Here is a bug which has bitten me a few times now. Suppose I type something like ...
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Spoiler-markup broken for multilined display math? [duplicate]

A brief search didn't turn out a dupe, but recently I have found that the spoiler-markup >! doesn't work well with multilined MathJax, especially displaystyle: <...
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How to make a gray background for questions

Instead of putting an image to type up a question, how do I get the gray background? For example here: FAQ for math.stackexchange It isn't a question, but I want that background? JL guessing: ...
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Markdown for obtaining the question title from URL

From time to time, I want to cite another thread on MSE inside a comment using an inline link. E.g. See the thread Cross product: matrix transformation identity. In other words, I'll format a link ...
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Why doesn't [link description](URL) work for me in the comments?

I've posted a comment here: The $55$-th IMO, problem $1$ And it doesn't display the format [link description](link URL) properly. What is wrong?
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How to start new line on MSE?

Suppose I am writing something like- "Not only will two students need to raise a baby together, but they will need to do so while living together for two weeks#. Two weeks of Lane Evans and Dawn ...
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Align text to right

Today when I saw a question, I laughed. ...
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Can anyone guide me on how to learn stackexchange language?

My exams are nearing and I have been posting question on vector calculus which are not answered yet because I'm writing in simple English. Many people have edited my questions. Kindly guide me on how ...
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Escape brackets in titles of questions when voting to close as a duplicate [duplicate]

When you vote to close a question as a duplicate, the software automatically puts a comment looking like Possible duplicate of [Duplicate title](Duplicate link).. ...
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Using [tag:] markup in posts creates an ugly gap between lines

Using [tag:] markup in posts on (meta.)math.SE creates an ugly and unnecessary gap between the current and the following line of text. For example, see the ...
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How to go to the next line in comments?

When I write a comment, I don't know how to go to the next line because if I press Enter button It will submit the comment.
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Problem with formatting two hidden grey boxes, one after the other

In this answer, I used two hidden grey boxes, one after the other. However, I had some trouble getting them to format probably. If you write ...
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Can't put formatted tag names in tag wiki excerpt?

If you enter the text [tag:tag] in the tag wiki textbox, it produces tag. If you enter the text [tag:tag] in the tag wiki ...
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How do I copy weblinks to answers?

I normally just copy paste, but look at what happened in this post: A good example on the wikipedia page: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturm–Liouville_theory Some people embed it. Can someone ...
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how to post invisible solutions?

Please check out: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/863211/4997 In order to not totally give away the answer to the reader, the responses are invisible, unless your mouse hovers over them. In general ...
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Block quote in list

How do I put a block quote inside an item of an enumerated list without causing it to break the list or to end the item by its ending? What I mean is: Item 1 Item 2 Block quote Either the rest ...
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Markdown doesn't recognize URLs with non-ascii characters

I tried to link to the Wikipedia article on Möbius transformations, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Möbius_transformation, using the markdown ...
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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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MarkDown quirk, including square brackets in link text of Comment

I recognized this Question as duplicate to one with square brackets in its title (unsurprisingly, since the Q is about irreducible polynomials over $\mathbb{Z}_2$). The auto link from my vote-to-...
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