[texhax] Capturing Display Math Mode

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sat Dec 25 23:43:34 CET 2010


Patrick Rutkowski wrote:

> I'm trying to write myself a little calculus reference sheet, and I started with something like this:
>
> =============================================
> Leibniz notation: $${\rm d}f \over {\rm d}x$$
> \bye
> =============================================
>
> The trouble is that the displayed df/dx get placed smack in the center of the page, and it wastes a lot of whitespace on the side. I want to cram all of these calculus notes into just one page, so all of the whitespace which display-math-mode wastes is a big no-no; yet, I still do need the visual style which display-math-mode offers, formatting this whole reference sheet in just in-line horizontal math mode would look awful.
>
> Any ideas guys?

Is

Leibniz notation: $\vcenter {\hfuzz = \hsize \hsize = 0 pt $$\displaystyle {\rm d}f \over {\rm d}x$$}$

of any use ?

Philip Taylor