MultiLine Formula (formatting w/brace)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg45524] MultiLine Formula (formatting w/brace)*From*: "Bruce W. Colletti" <bcolletti at compuserve.com>*Date*: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 02:15:35 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Re Mathematica 5.0. In a text cell, I want to write a piecewise function... f(x) = 5x, x < -2 7x, x in [-2,3] 6x, x > 3 ...displayed with a lefthand side big curly brace that covers all lines top-to-bottom, together with centering the "f(x) = " on brace-center. How would I do this? I've put the righthand side into a 3x2 table and using the BasicTypesetting palette, choose the curly brace button. This nearly works except that righthand side "blank lines" destroy the otherwise perfect look. The problem persists when I change brace size (using Format/Size). Any ideas? Thanks. Bruce