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MathJax: better way to prepare a Math.StackExchange question?

So right now, to write up a question for Math.StackExchange, I use Firefox to come here, say I'm going to ask a question, and start typing in the box (like I am now). The only way I have to test ...
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What is the incentive to use MathJax

I've been wondering about MathJax and the site's policy towards it recently. I am talking about questions which are otherwise good and up to site standards, but are formatted either without MathJax or ...
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What tools can be used to extract MathJax/LaTeX from scanned input?

Some users post question (and sometimes also answers) which contain text and formulas as images. Often some other users help with retyping the questions into properly formatted text and MathJax ...
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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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Is there a way such that I can put text in $$ without changing the font?

Sometimes I need to cancel \cancel{} or \enclose{horizontalstrike}{} or change color \color{}{} using methods introduced in this ...
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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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Feature request: LaTeX preview

I would like to be able to preview my LaTeX when typing my answers and questions!
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MathJax doesn't display in the new profile page

This seems suboptimal: I'm running Mac OS 10.10.3. This happens for me in Safari (8.0.5), Firefox (38.0) and Chrome (41.0.2272.118), although in Chrome I do get a brief flash of equations during ...
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Should I fix my 175 posts that use \newcommand without \begingroup?

A little over 4 years go I discovered that MathJax supports the $\LaTeX$ command \newcommand, and started to use it in my own answers and questions: this makes ...
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Why do the numbers on Math SE show in an ugly way when not using MathJax?

I understand the need to use MathJax which I always do but I think it is very inconvenient to keep using it when having small numbers alone in different parts of the text, If I don't use it they look ...
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Would you be interested in an automatic TeX bot?

I see that many new users, who have no idea about MathJax, ask poorly formatted questions and somebody has to come along and edit them. Would you be interested to automate this? Will Math SE ...
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Problem with MathJax and Screen Readers

I have created two accounts in math.stackexchange.com. This is the new one because I forgot my password the the old account. I have ask many questions before and until now I have problems writing ...
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Is there a way to draw a graph (vertices & edges) in LaTeX on this website?

I googled and found how to do it in LaTeX software on your computer, but what about this website, possible to draw graphs as easy as writing out a matrix in LaTeX? Failing that is there some website ...
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How can I put a table here?

For example \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|} \hline 1& -1 & 1 & -1 \\ \hline & & &\\ \hline & & &\\ \hline & & &\\ \hline. \end{tabular} Does not work ...
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How can MathJax be used offline? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to use MathJax offline, so I can develop questions and answers without having to do them online. I would later copy and paste my text. So, how can I do this? I have Windows, ...
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Mathjax 2.4 beta

We have deployed the latest Mathjax 2.4 beta on Math.SE. As with any beta release please post an answer to this question if you find any issues. We will be monitoring this thread closely along with ...
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Search queries involving symbols and/or $\TeX{}$

Currently some (most?) fairly crucial symbols such as = and ^ are truncated in search queries, making it pretty tough to find ...
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When should each type of vertical bar (pipe) be used?

There are many ways to type a pipe. You could use \$|\$ ($|$), \$\vert\$ ($\vert$), \$\mid\$ ($\mid$), or just a plain | (not surrounded by dollar signs). You could also use vmatrix to indicate matrix ...
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How do you draw simple lattice diagrams with MathJax? [duplicate]

How do I make a lattice diagram, for example a tower of field extensions, on this website using MathJax? I'll also accept a redirect to a helpful page. Here's a link to the original question I asked ...
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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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Viewing LaTeX in a comment before posting

When I type up my answers in a text box similar to this, I am able to see what my answer will look like in a dotted rectangle right below this box, including all boldings, italics, and most especially ...
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What is the difference between the 3 math renderers?

In MathJax, users can set their math renderer to HTML-CSS, MathML and SVG. They seems affect fonts displayed. But what is the actual difference between them? Note that fonts in pdf files are fixed, ...
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How can I type the “isomorphic”,“not equal” and “the set of integers , rationals and reals” symbol? [duplicate]

How can I type the "isomorphic","not equal" and "the set of integers , rationals and reals" symbol ? What is the code ? $=$ means equal, how to write "not equal" What about real numbers, ...
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Is there a policy about font size?

I notice that recent posts are using \large in LaTeX when it is not really needed or similarly display math in the title of the post. The impression is that it is just pure visual competition for ...
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Too long LaTex formulae not shown in comments?

If you try to show this formula in comments, it fails. $$M:\left[\begin{array}{cc}x&y\end{array}\right]\mapsto\left[\begin{array}{ccc}x&y&1\end{array}\right]M=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}u&...
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Editing a comment containing formulae will mangle the formulae

Somewhat of a duplicate of http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/419/editing-a-question-containing-formulae-will-remove-the-formulae. I reposted the question because the previous one - had a ...
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How to properly align a fitch style proof on Math Exchange?

Is it possible to align a fitch style proof? When I say align, I mean instead of: $$ 1: \forall x [P(x)] \rightarrow Q \quad \text{Premise} \\ 2: | \lnot \exists x[P(x) \rightarrow Q] \quad \text{...
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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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Is it okay to post solutions without using $\LaTeX$

Following question Now has two answers both written by same user, one of them without $\LaTeX$ Using an Integral to Solve for a Variable a I've also commented about using $\LaTeX$ and I got ...
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Striking out equations

I wanted to strike out a part of an answer which I wrote earlier here. I tried using <s> </s>. This helps in striking out the text but the last two ...
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MathJax is breaking in short expressions frequently today.

Formerly MathJax in comments broke if you had too many consecutive non-blank spaces, and too many was a moderately large number. When it breaks, you see MathJax code in red letters rather than the ...
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Tabular in MathJax?

Why isn't the tabular environment enabled in MathJax? Is there any work-around for making tables?
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Math typesetting bug when a question is closed.

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/22815/pi-4-how-to-disprove I have noticed this before as well. When a question is marked duplicate and closed, the possible duplicate question appears at the ...
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Personal MathJax Macros/Shortcuts? [duplicate]

I think it would be beneficial if in our profile, we had the option to define some MathJax shortcuts, much like how we define LaTeX shortcuts in the headers of our LaTeX-Documents. This would save ...
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How can I write backslash in MathJax?

I want to write following in MathJax: L(A)\L(B) When I type following: $L(A)\ L(B)$ It prints: $L(A)\ L(B)$ When I type ...
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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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Can I make this little table of diagrams better than ASCII graphics?

In my question How can one recognize when two Coxeter diagrams represent the same uniform polytope?, I have a simple table into which I want to put three little Coxeter diagrams. Here are the three ...
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How to cross out mathematical expressions? [duplicate]

How can I cross out a mathematical expression with a horizontal line? Thanks.
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How to deal with users consistently posting answers without LaTeX?

The title says it all, is there a way to get in contact which users who consistently post answers without using $\LaTeX$? I've come across a user who does that and (as I had some free time) edited ...
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Slow processing, different look to math processing, problem with fonts. Is it me, or is it the site?

My Firefox upgraded this morning to version 3.6.13, and I've noticed a number of striking differences; I'm wondering if it is me, or if the site has somehow also changed coincidentally at the same ...
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Save the answer in TeX/PDF - revisioned

Some time ago, I used the Save as LaTeX script which was provided by the user who answered this question Save the answer in TEX?. It worked really well. Unfortunately the user seems to have deleted ...
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scaling root problem

Background [TL;DR] In my previous meta question Vertical space between superscript and square root sign, I attempted (not so successfully) to illustrate a display problem about the square root sign by ...
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Can we have the suggested questions' titles parsed by default?

The suggested questions' titles here are not parsed: I find this a bit odd, because they are indeed parsed in other scenarios, like this: Why aren't the titles parsed when suggesting questions? I ...
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Should we already give up using Chrome in MSE?

Not exactly news: Chrome crashes frequently when editing math in MSE. And the crash often loses all the work (change the last often to ...
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MathJax Color fights Hidden Text and Wins!

It appears that using MathJax color in a hidden text block "pokes through" the hidden environment. I don't believe this is desired behavior, so I'm reporting as a bug.
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Can I post a 'homework' question without any MathJax/Latex.

Beginner here to mathstackexchange. I have a 'homework' question from a university course that I'm getting quite stuck on. Important Note: This is homework from a past course I've already completed ...
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Short and helpful advice on using MathJax on the site …

The point of this question is to give people a chance to draft their best MathJax tips for new users. Perhaps this question will stand alone as one of the places to go. Perhaps the material in the ...
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How to type special characters in this forum?

The general rule used in LaTeX doesn't work: for example, typing M\"{o}bius and Cram\'{e}r doesn't give the desired outputs.
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Should \dfrac be edited in?

Note to reader: typesetting matters! There are three fraction commands. There is \dfrac which makes everything big and tall and stand out. It is meant to be used ...
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Firefox 4: MathML vs MathJaX

I recently started using Firefox 4. It seems that the browser understands MathML. However, the output is not as pleasing as the old MathJaX. Will this improve when Firefox 4 gets out of the Beta phase?...

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