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    This is weird

    I type in \boxed{\begin{array}{c}\begin{array}{cccc}16&02&03 &13\\
    05&11&10&08\\
    09&07&06&12\\
    04&14&15&01\end{array}\\ & \text{Figure}\ 1\end{array}} (with the math, /math parts).

    Instead of getting the picture of the box with its contents, I just get the LaTex reproduced from above when I do the preview. When I first remove the /math part, do the preview, then insert it back in, presto!, I get the picture of the box with the numbers and figure destination the way it should have happened initially.

    Does anyone have a clue as to what's going on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderboy1953 View Post
    I type in \boxed{\begin{array}{c}\begin{array}{cccc}16&02&03 &13\\
    05&11&10&08\\
    09&07&06&12\\
    04&14&15&01\end{array}\\ & \text{Figure}\ 1\end{array}} (with the math, /math parts).

    Instead of getting the picture of the box with its contents, I just get the LaTex reproduced from above when I do the preview. When I first remove the /math part, do the preview, then insert it back in, presto!, I get the picture of the box with the numbers and figure destination the way it should have happened initially.

    Does anyone have a clue as to what's going on?
    I cannot reproduce what you described. For me the LaTeX is always rendered in Preview. Are you sure it wasn't some small typo like [\math] instead of [/tex]?
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    Quote Originally Posted by undefined View Post
    I cannot reproduce what you described. For me the LaTeX is always rendered in Preview. Are you sure it wasn't some small typo like [\math] instead of [/tex]?
    I'm sure as I copied using the cursor.
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    Hello, wonderboy1953!

    Quote Originally Posted by wonderboy1953 View Post
    I typed in:
    \boxed{\begin{array}{c}\begin{array}{cccc}16&02&03 &13\\}
    \text{ 05&11&10&08\\ 09&07&06&12\\ 04&14&15&01\end{array}\\}
    \text{& \text{Figure}\ 1\end{array}}}

    (with the math, /math parts).

    I copied what you typed in, and this was produced:


    \boxed{\begin{array}{c}\begin{array}{cccc}16&02&03  &13\\<br />
05&11&10&08\\ 09&07&06&12\\ 04&14&15&01\end{array}\\<br />
& \text{Figure}\ 1\end{array}}


    I don't see a problem . . .
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    Hello Soroban (it gets weirder)

    Quote Originally Posted by Soroban View Post
    Hello, wonderboy1953!


    I copied what you typed in, and this was produced:


    \boxed{\begin{array}{c}\begin{array}{cccc}16&02&03  &13\\<br />
05&11&10&08\\ 09&07&06&12\\ 04&14&15&01\end{array}\\<br />
& \text{Figure}\ 1\end{array}}


    I don't see a problem . . .
    If you look at what came up with your post, you'll see three ending braces in a row, yet in the MHF preview, you'll see two (and other discrepancies).

    Anyways (now I'm talking about my email draft), I have a theory. The LaTex code appears to grow stale (for lack of a better term) so that when I put it into the MHF preview post, it just comes back, but removing and inserting the /math with its brackets appears to refresh and then I get the desired picture.

    I'm going to run further tests and I'll let you know what happens.
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    I'm guessing that the library computer system may have a memory problem which is why removing and then reentering the end portion (h]) of /math (with the braces) seems to reset it (btw there are other examples of computer problems that appear to be memory related from my experience).
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