Formatting Problem with Summation Symbol

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Formatting Problem with Summation Symbol***From:*Carl Woll <carlw@wolfram.com>