# [LON-CAPA-users] large formulas

**Lars Jensen
**
lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org

*Wed, 2 Apr 2003 18:05:50 -0800 (PST)*

Sorry, that little piece of latex should be:
{\huge This is a huge in-line formula \( a = b. \) Here it is in
display:
\[
a = b
\]
}
Another comment - I think the version suggested by Guy will fail on
the printout because \Large and \huge etc are not to be used in math
mode.
Lars.
On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Lars Jensen wrote:
>*
*>* On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Guy Albertelli II wrote:
*>* > > <font size="+2"><m>\[\frac{\pi}{42}\]</m></font> should work to get
*>* a
*>* > > large displaystyle formula.
*>* >
*>* > While this fails to work, this seems to do a reasonable job:
*>* > <m>\[\frac{\Large \pi}{\Large 42}\]</m>
*>* >
*>*
*>*
*>* Actually latex adjusts the font size in formulas according to the
*>* paragraph in which they are placed. For example if the the font size
*>* of the paragraph is huge, the formulas are similarly adjusted. Here is
*>* an example:
*>*
*>* {\huge This is a huge in-line formula \( a = b. \) Here it is in display:
*>* \[
*>* a = b
*>* \]
*>* }{\huge \par}
*>*
*>* As you notice, the display formula doesn't come out in increased size -
*>* this is a tth bug. The in-line math comes out large as it should.
*>*
*>* Also if you view the dvi file of the above, both display and inline math
*>* comes out large as it should.
*>*
*>* Lars.
*>*
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