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Can't see the preview at the bottom of a long post

Dynamically-updated previews are wonderful. But because the preview appears below the post, I can only see the top of it. If I'm adding to the bottom of a long post, the browser is working and ...
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On the use of \color in equations

I recently see more and more people utilize the \color function to make equations easier to understand, e.g.: $$\frac{3\color{blue}{x}}{4}\times\frac{42}{\color{...
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Math processing error and other issues with MathJax in Safari

These days I frequently encounter MathJax problems as shown in the figure below. Even if I reload the page a few times, the issue remains. This seems to happen on and off. Am I the only one having ...
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Problem with enlarged fonts in Firefox

I use firefox (ubuntu) with enlarged fonts and have a problem with LaTeX formulas. They don't fit the space they a meant to occupy and overlay the ordinary text: Link to the answer on the screenshot. ...
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The scope of \newcommand is the entire page

LaTeX on this site supports \newcommand and \renewcommand. This is very nice, but I noticed that the scope of these definitions ...
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MathJax bug upon page refresh

When entering this answer, everything looks good. Editing and saving also work fine. However, when I refresh the page I get $\color{red}{\textit{[Math Processing Error]}}$ for the line tagged $(3)$. ...
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Mathjax formatting buttons for you guys!

After having to add dollar signs and format SI units countless times in the review section on Physics, I finally got fed up and wrote a script.{*} It basically adds buttons/keyboard shortcuts to ...
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Fixing TeX markup

Every now and then, I see a question or an answer with incorrect TeX markup. Most commonly, I see cos instead of \cos, and so ...
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Are these things MathType's fault?

In the comments after a question, Peter Tamaroff mentioned using MathType. I am not familiar with that software. Apparently it is being blamed for such solecisms as { \int_{0}^{1} } { { x^{2} } }\,{...
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Annoying bugs when using Chrome

After recent update of Google Chrome I got two following problems: When I'm typing my answer every 3-5 minutes my browser crashes down and say that I had to refresh the page to return back. But after ...
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Problem with cases enviroment

I am not able to pinpoint where the problem is - it seems that [] are the culprit there. Anyway only one of the following almost identical codes is rendered. (At the moment.) ...
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How do you do a $\Rightarrow$ with a slash through it in LaTeX (for “does not imply”)

I tried \cancel{\Rightarrow}, but perhaps I am installing the package improperly or something. Thanks.
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How to Write Math Equation Here [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we have an equation editing HOWTO? I think my questions and answers always need editing from proffesionals. I am ashamed of my self. How do everyone else can write ...
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When will Math.SE support the `\begin{xymatrix}` environment?

I have seen the following two questions on meta: http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/3360/xymatrix-commutative-diagrams http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/2324/how-to-draw-a-...
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Wrong HTML rendering of inequality signs

I'm seeing some TeX formulas such as $i<k-1$ rendered with &lt in HTML where there should probably have been &lt; ...
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comment with line-filling equation gets garbled, with signature on top of text

The display of this comment is badly corrupted in my browser (Firefox 11.0 on Mac OS 10.6.8). The signature gets displayed on top of the end of the text. Since the comment contains an equation that ...
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Spurious space within number

In this comment, the penultimate number in the list, $59930$, is displayed (in Firefox $11.0$) with a spurious space between the two $9$s. I made sure I hadn't inadvertently pasted any invisible ...
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Is there a website on which I can write and display MathJax?

MathJax is used in displaying math equations and expressions more elegantly. I've seen it most widely used in the mathematics department of StackExchange. What I am inquiring about is if there is a ...
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Alternatives to coding in Latex or previewing?

Question: Are there apps (preferably free) with which you can use standard symbol menus (as in MathCad, e.g.) to code up math formulas and then automatically translate them into LaTeX that could then ...
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Certain comment contents break LaTeX rendering for the whole page

I commented just some minutes ago on this question, and every post in math.SE returned a [Math Processing Error]. Not only for me, but for every other user. What is going on with this question. I ...
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\Sigma vs \sum for inline summation symbols

Is there a site preference for use of $\Sigma$ ( \Sigma) versus $\sum$ (\sum) for inline summations? Sum is a larger symbol while Sigma is closer in size to surrounding text, so I prefer the ...
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Nested MathJax environments render correctly in the preview, but are broken in the final post

It seems like \\ doesn't work correctly here, and I need \newline instead: $$ \vec{\nabla} \times \vec{A}(\,\vec{r}) = \begin{...
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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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Unusually bold LaTeX now occurring on sidebar and comments

I wanted to start a separate thread about the issue of LaTeX appearing bold, although Kannappan raised it in his recent question, because it appears to have expanded in scope, and because that thread ...
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MathJaX Bugs - `Show Math As ->TeX Commands` and Bold Math in comments

I am using Chrome 18.0.1025.142 on a Windows 7 machine. There are two recent behaviours of MathJaX I have observed: We may want to see the TeX commands for some of ...
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Latex not rendering properly

I recently edited this person's question here. However the \begin{eqnarray*} command does not seem to be functioning correctly as the two rows in the array are now ...
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What to do when the system is frozen?

Well, I am asking about what to do when the MathJax Freezes when you are answering or asking a question? Then you open other tab but you have no draft saved. Is there any way to recuperate at least ...
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TeX rendering on iPod Touch

Yesterday, While browsing math.stackexchange.com I found a little popup, saying settings. I clicked it, and I was able to choose a TeX renderer for the forum. I chose another, and now all my TeX is ...
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mixed fractions have too much space

Mixed fractions have too much space, which they don't in other $\TeX$ systems; for instance, 1\frac12 produces $1\frac12$, with the fraction too far away from the ...
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The \vec command appears broken in Windows XP

For example, when I write \vec{a}, I see (to be clear, the following is a screenshot): $\hskip3in$ To facilitate comparison, here is ...
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equation and equation* is the same for me

Is it supposed that equation and equation* environments work exactly the same? For example, for me \begin{equation} a=b \end{equation} \begin{equation} a=b \end{...
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Select rendered LaTex from Wikipedia with Chrome? [closed]

As someone who often copy and paste from Wikipedia, I have this particular question with Chrome. In Firefox, if I select and copy the rendered LaTex in Wikipedia, then what I get is LaTex code. But ...
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Bug: HTML character references allowed in MathJax in preview but not on save

Here are some numeric character references outside MathJax (entered as &#x266F; + &#x266D; = &#x266E;): ♯ + ♭ = ♮ and inside ...
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LaTeX rendering deferred poorly

The bookmarklet that is used to display MathJax in chat uses the Ajax "complete" event to know when to render the page contents. Recently, it has been noted that new $\LaTeX$ does not get rendered ...
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Poll for MathJax macros that should be automatically loaded

Prompted by Geoff in comments to this question, I thought of creating a poll of sorts where we can propose macros/extensions that should be automatically loaded for our MathJax installation here. ...
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Problem with Math.Stackexange

Since yesterday, I have the following problem with this site. On the top always appears the following sentence: "Mathematics requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or ...
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Tex not work: I use Google Chrome as the browser …

I have not faced up this problem before. But today, when I open the website, I can just see the code, not the formula. Besides that, opening the website is far more slower than before.
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Openoffice formula into math.stackexchange post

I have a question to ask and can't cut and paste the many formula into this post. Is there anyway to do it without having to learn MathJaX?
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Why is [Math Processing Error] all over the place today?

I'm seeing [Math Processing Error] all over this site today. Is there a bug or is this problem unique to me? How do I fix it? Thanks.
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Why doesn't \\(1 + 1 = 2\\) work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Math typesetting using \( \) instead of the dollars MathJAX allows putting inline math in parentheses, e.g. \(1 + 1 = 2\). But it doesn't seem to work here. Do you know why?
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\qed for MathJax here on stackexchange

How to get MathJax render the \qed-command? Is there a way to use it? Maybe aligning the $\Box$ \Box under the current line?
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mathjax and opening in new tab

So, I almost always open a question in a new tab by right clicking the question title. But, if a title only has MathJax, I can't do this. For example: Are there unique solutions for $n=\sum_{j=1}^{...
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Using the align environment?

I was trying to use the align environment on the main site. Here were the things I tried without success: \begin{align*} A &= B \ &= C \ &= D \end{align*} \begin{align*} A &= B \ &...
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Tex does not work in review

When I try to review a question/answer, most of the time Tex does not work. I do not know if this is a problem of my computer but I have no problem while looking at the questions. Do you have any idea?...
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Is there a way to practice Tex in Main without publishing my wastebasket?

I would like to learn the mathematics scripting protocol (Tex, or whatever). In support of that I would like to be able to do some practice with it in the exact environment it will be used, but I don’...
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MathJax rendering poorly (OS X 10.7 Lion)

I recently bought a new laptop and I am seeing very poor MathJax rendering. I now see the ugly beast below, rather than the beautifully rendered equations that I saw previously. Is there a simple fix?
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Can the equation rendering delay be increased for editing posts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Feature request: user script or option to turn off instant MathJax rendering I'm sitting on a very low-end machine here and typesetting a question with equations results in ...
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type summation symbol in math.stackexchange [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: FAQ for math.stackexchange Suppose that I want to sum p(xi)*log(p(xi)) from one to n. How can I type it using LaTeX? Please help me guys. I ...
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old \def definitions linger

It's possible to use \def, and it usually works. However, there's a problem in that the definitions stick around and there seems to be no way to get rid of them ...
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Latex not rendered on FF 8.0 under Windows 7 (and editing bugs)

All new to this site. From the start, Latex is rendered as typed, not translated into mathematical typesetting. I realize there are duplicate question, eg LaTeX Rendering problem in firefox but I ...