# [Tugindia] RE: TeX equation margin

E. Krishnan ekmath at asianetindia.com
Thu May 5 09:16:03 CEST 2005

On Wed, 4 May 2005, Vinoth Kumar S. wrote:

> Dear All,
>
> In a tex document I always used " $$..$$ " - for display equations.
> Its default (setting) is center. I will try to make the equation with
> leftindent of some pts.
>
> Please suggest me, how to do this without using " $..$ ".

If you're using plain TeX, one solution would be something like

$$\leftline{\indent\displaystyle x+y=z}$$

If you're using LaTeX, it'd be better if you use the "amsmath" package
with the "fleqn" option and then use the environment
"\begin{equation*}...\end{equation*} (for unnumbered equation)
instead of "$$...$$", as in

...........

\usepackage[fleqn]{amsmath}

...........
...........

\begin{equation*}
2x+3y=4z
\end{equation*}

.............

--
Krishnan