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*Subject*: [mg88550] Formatting Problem with Summation Symbol
*From*: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>
*Date*: Thu, 8 May 2008 04:13:30 -0400 (EDT)
I often write short derivations in a single cell with a statement on each
line and sometimes Print statements interspersed as commentary. This gives
one input cell and multiple output cells. Then one can select all the output
cells and double-click to hide the input cell. However, sometimes it is a
bit inconvenient to select all the output cells so I would like to display
them as lines in a Column instead. Then there would be only one output cell
to select. However, it is difficult to obtain the same formatting in Column
as one obtains in output cells.
Here is an example:
p[x] == Sum[a[n] x^n, {n, 0, N}] // TraditionalForm
Now I try to display the same statement as part of a Column. (Usually one
would have more entries but here I just simplify it to one entry.)
Style[Column[{p[x] == Sum[a[n] x^n, {n, 0, N}]}],
"Output"] // TraditionalForm
This does not look like the ordinary "Output" formatting. I can improve the
limits positioning by using:
Style[Column[{p[x] == Sum[a[n] x^n, {n, 0, N}]}], "Output",
UnderoverscriptBoxOptions -> {LimitsPositioning ->
False}] // TraditionalForm
This still does not look like normal "Output" because the Sigma is too
small. I can make the Sigma larger by using:
Style[Column[{p[x] == Sum[a[n] x^n, {n, 0, N}]}], "Output",
UnderoverscriptBoxOptions -> {LimitsPositioning -> False},
SpanMinSize -> 2] // TraditionalForm
But now the brackets are too large. Is there a method to use a Column
expression and have each line look like regular Output formatting?
--
David Park
djmpark at comcast.net
http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/
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