Re: Re: typesetting fractions

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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*References*: <200401140626.BAA19657@smc.vnet.net> <200401161105.GAA10610@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

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 Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

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**Re: typesetting fractions***From:*Selwyn Hollis <sh2.7183@misspelled.erthlink.net>