[OS X TeX] Change font size in mathmode

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Apr 12 08:23:47 EDT 2005

Le 12 avr. 05, à 14:17, Ralph Martin a écrit :

>>> I have a horrid large matrix which I really want to go on one line 
>>> in a displayed equation. I put \small at the start of the equation, 
>>> and this did what I wanted but I got a warning that \small is 
>>> invalid in mathmode.
> Suggestions so far
>> {\small \[ your_matrix \] }
> Sorry, that does not work.
>> The amsmath package offers a {smallmatrix} environment which might do 
>> what you're looking for. See p. 11 of 
>> /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/doc/latex/amsmath/amsldoc.pdf.
> Maybe, but I want a generic solution for whatever maths comes out too 
> big...

Then you can't avoid \textsize, \scriptsize and \scriptscriptsize at 
every inner level of the equation, probably. TeX (the software) was 
built with this design in mind, and I don't think you can do much about 

Bruno Voisin

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