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    "New" LaTeX

    I've been away for a while, so I'm a little behind on the times. I have just noted the distinction between \frac{2}{b} and \dfrac{a}{b}:
    \frac{a}{b} =  \frac{a}{b}

    vs
    \dfrac{a}{b} = \dfrac{a}{b}

    The \dfrac command line is much easier to read than the old one. And
    \int \dfrac{a}{b} = \int \dfrac{a}{b}

    just doesn't look right.

    I realize most of the commands are going to be the same as it was when I first showed up here (however many eons ago!), but is there a specific type of LaTeX that we can look up to find better looking results?

    Thanks!
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    Use \displaystyle at the start of your math tag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prove It View Post
    Use \displaystyle at the start of your math tag.
    Right. If you use the \displaystyle command at the beginning of your LaTeX code, you don't have to type \dfrac's, because they will all be displayed (that is, they'll be the nice, bigger ones). I tend to use \dfrac's whenever I don't have integrals or sums or limits or supremums or infimums to type up.
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