# Quickly Accessible MathJax Help

I recently had the problem of encoding big brackets in a formula in my question "Functions that Calculate their $L_p$ Norm" and, I could find nothing under "How to Format > MathJax equations", as the link brought up LaTex encodings which didn't work for MathJax.

As I am not a MathJax wizzard, I was happy to see, that meanwhile someone jumped in and fixed the respective formula with "\Big(" and "\Big)" which I had not seen.

Based on that "experience" I would like to know, why the formatting help for formulas doesn't link to something that is dedicated to MathJax.
Links to good (i.e. compact and well-structured) online-resources would also be a great help.

• Could you please describe the part of the documentation your refer to more precisely. I am not sure what you mean. Meanwhile, see meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/5020/… – user9072 Jul 6 '14 at 11:18
• @quid the link I used, was math.harvard.edu/texman/node21.html#SECTION00084000000000000000 wich I reached via the orange "MathJax Help" link, that appears, when editing a question; of course most things also work in MathJax, but not all. I'd suggest, the MathJax Help would link to the stackexchange question, you pointed me to. – Manfred Weis Jul 6 '14 at 11:37
• Thanks for the clarification. I now found it in the grey box to the right. I agree that this seems a bit too general a link. – user9072 Jul 6 '14 at 13:23
• just found a quite helpful link calculatorium.com/mathjax-quick-start-tutorial – Manfred Weis Jul 25 '14 at 12:36
• @MartinSleziak good idea to forward a request to MathJax – Manfred Weis Jul 25 '14 at 12:38
• I just found another nice online documentation – Manfred Weis Jul 6 '16 at 12:16
• – Martin Sleziak Nov 19 '17 at 10:38
• Some links are collected in this answer: How does one type mathematical formulas on this site? I don't think I any one of them is optimal, but let's hope that a few users will join in and other some additional useful links. (Then everybody can choose the one which seems most useful for them.) – Martin Sleziak Jun 13 '18 at 5:53