# [texhax] A question with regards to align*

Toby Cubitt tsc25 at cantab.net
Wed Apr 9 10:13:04 CEST 2008

Philip G. Ratcliffe wrote:
>
> Argghhh!  This is not a good suggestion: LaTeX will bomb out on finding > in the text because, as Lars said, \begin{align*} needs to find \end{align*} > and it won't. (Also both \renewcommand's here are missing a closing brace!) Ah, sorry! I did say it was untested, but I should have been less lazy and tested it before posting. I suppose one could try to make \[ look for, expand the latter once into \end{align*}, and the former once
into \begin{align*}. But it's a lot of work, and as others have said,
setting up an editor shortcut key sounds like a better solution.

Toby