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*Subject*: [mg45644] Re: [mg45590] Re: [mg45555] typesetting fractions
*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
*Date*: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 19:58:02 -0500 (EST)
*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu
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I quite agree that this is an annoyance with Mahematica's typsetting of
mathematics.
An underlying difficulty is that there is no separate notion of "display
math" -- mathematical expressions displayed on separate lines -- as
opposed to math within normal paragraphs of text. This may be an
unfortunate front-end design limitation.
The problem is reminiscent of the same problem in LaTeX, where in-line,
built-up fractions (and other constructs) have their components small.
But in LaTeX, there is an option (which one needs to apply to each
instance) to make such in-line math "displaystyle", which enlarges the
components to the same large size as if they were in a display.
I devoutly wish there were such a capability in Mathematica -- whether a
per-instance option as with LaTeX, or a global option for a notebook.
Selwyn Hollis wrote:
> My understanding is that the size of fractions is determined by the
> same option that determines the size of subscripts and superscripts,
> which is highly unfortunate. I could be wrong about this; if so I'd
> love to find out. I find it a major pain in the neck always to have to
> increase the size of fractions manually. Maybe this is an improvement
> we can hope for in version 6.0.
>
> -----
> Selwyn Hollis
> http://www.math.armstrong.edu/faculty/hollis
> (edit reply-to to reply)
>
> On Jan 14, 2004, at 1:26 AM, sabit wrote:
>
>>I am trying to do some typesetting with mathematica. I noticed that in
>>some styles fractions are set in reduced point size. What is the
>>option that would fix this? I want both denominator and the numerator
>>set in the same size as the text.
>>
>>Also I have the single letter italic enabled for cells where I have
>>the equations but in the cells where there is a lot of text I don't
>>want this option. Now I copy and paste a previous cell and use it as
>>new cell but I am sure there is a better way, probably with styles.
>>Wolfram site lists two documents about typesetting but they are not
>>available to download. Does anyone know a good reference for
>>tpesetting with mathematica?
--
Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu
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University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W)
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