[OS X TeX] {DON'T} Use $$...$$, in LaTeX

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Sep 8 10:45:24 EDT 2006

On Sep 8, 2006, at 10:35 AM, André Bellaïche wrote:

> As far as I know (I have just tried \abovedisplayskip = 5cm, to be  
> sure), equations displayed by $$...$$ are sensitive to some changes  
> of LaTeX parameters. Does there exists other features which they  
> would ignore ?

Yes. (BTW, \abovedisplayskip is a Plain TeX setting if memory serves.)

Try this:

This is an example of an equation using brackets:
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
which honours the left alignment specified in the document preamble.

This is an example of an equation as Plain TeX would set it:
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
which doesn't


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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