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You can actually use , but in some situations a certain care is needed. Since I don't think I have a case where I don't want this to scale based on the parameter, I make use of Swap definition of starred and non-starred command so that the normal use will automatically scale, and the starred version won't: Peter Grill Peter Grill k 25 BTW, I like your " always is generally wrong": This is not normally recommended in inline mode as it breaks paragraph spacing.
I will update the solution to remove that.
The question OTOH is one that makes everything in this thread very prone to being skim-read. David Carlisle David Carlisle k 41 One can also use commath package. Wildcat Wildcat 5 8.
The spacing is somehow bad when used as subscript. The physics LaTeX package also implements abs and norm: NauticalMile NauticalMile 4 8.
I think this is the easiest solution! For example: I'll leave it as an exercise why this happens.
Plus in your example the fences does not need to be that tall. Correct because one is left and the other is right. My complain to your answer is that it is not good in general, for reasons that are explained in comments to other answers in this thread.
Mene Mene 2 I use fractions and so forth, so text parentheses will not do. Using bold helps a lot, but I can not figure out how to bold the parentheses without bolding the stuff inside. See [Forum] How to attach a document here for some alternatives.
Absolute value is always |-n| where n is the number. The answer is always going to be positive whether n is positive or negative. The absolute value symbol represents a number's distance from zero. It removes the minus sign from negative numbers. You can type it on.
I think once you need the scaled parentheses, you're really out of options. I don't know of any way to have Math use a different font, or a different weight, for those symbols.
You could do the formulas in Draw and have total control, but that could be a prohibitive amount of work if you have a more than just a few, or a few types of, formulas. Here are two samples at comparable size: It's obvious that parentheses by OOO is not curved enough.
At smaller size, the difference is even harder to distinguish. I see that someone has filed an issue requesting the same thing you did, parens like MS Word: Issue Microsoft Equation editor styled scalable parenthesis needed You can register there and add your vote up to two or comment.
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