Displaying \sum

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Displaying \sum

Postby Dragonfall » Sat Aug 19, 2006 5:06 am

I'm used to using latex on forums where \sum_{adsf} displays the large sigma with 'asdf' displaying beneath it, but when I do it in texshop I get the 'small' sigma with 'asdf' displaying on the bottom right corner. How do I get the bigger sum notation? Thanks.
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Postby Herbert Schulz » Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:48 pm

Howdy,

By default, this is the way (La)TeX displays in-line sums since it takes up less vertical space. Use \sum\limits_{abc} to force the lower limit under the \sum in in-line equations. Display equations have the lower limit under the \sum by default. Use \sum\nolimits_{abc} to display it at the side.

By the way, the best place to get answers to (La)TeX, as opposed to specifically TeXShop, problems is via the Mac OS X list. A really friendly (well we all have our bad days) group of folks that are quite generally very helpful. See the Sticky message near the top of this forum.
Good Luck,
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Postby Dragonfall » Sat Aug 19, 2006 4:03 pm

Thanks for the help.
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