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Is it OK to abuse Mathjax for emphasis?

The author of this question uses Mathjax (in a way different from its intended usage) to make parts of his question stand out more; for instance, to display some headers in red or to alter the spacing ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
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Is there left any way to highlight part of text after all?

Currently we have quotes, but the quoted text looks more faint than the surrounding text The vertical bar hardly helps, I believe. In fact I think (although I cannot explain it) that this bar ...
მამუკა ჯიბლაძე's user avatar
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Did spacing increase recently?

Yesterday I noticed that line spacing in questions & answers is bigger than before, something like 1.5 Is there some global change, or is it a bug? Or maybe I do have a bug or something? Can I ...
მამუკა ჯიბლაძე's user avatar
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Using MathJax for formating (**bold**, *italics*)?

Some users use MathJax to get italicized or bold text. This is sometimes done in titles (where MarkDown is not available), but some users do this also in body of a question, where MarkDown is used. ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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1 answer

How to include diagrams in MO?

I have seen many questions and answers with nice diagrams but I do not know how to make them. Any answer involving MathJax and/or uploaded pictures is welcomed.
Maxime Lucas's user avatar
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Are MO Titles questions or Headlines:

This is a very soft question, that is inspired by an edit to one of my questions, which involved a change of the capitalization in the title; the details are not important and I don't mind such kind ...
Manfred Weis's user avatar
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How to post a computer code by copy-paste?

I just want to add a computer program to my answer. However all my attempts to copy it result in total garbage displayed because all "less" and "greater" signs are perceived as HTML markers. I tried ...
fedja's user avatar
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What to do if an answer was subjected to a minor formatting-only edit?

Recently an answer of mine ( was edited (or rather, a suggested edit was approved by two other users). The edit consisted exclusively of minor formatting changes, ...
Dmitri Pavlov's user avatar
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How to avoid prepending a blank line or indenting the first line of a post when using \newcommand?

When \newcommand is used, it is somewhat common that it is used in such a way that the (rendered) post starts with a blank line. While this is minor, it is still ...
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Examples of MathJax codes of directed labelled graphs to use in a MathOverflow Question

I need some examples of MathJax codes of directed labelled (with loops or multiple edges) graphs to use in MathOverflow Questions so that I could easily change them to my graphs. Here is my try to ...
Alireza Abdollahi's user avatar
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1 answer

Unbolding sans serif font in math mode

Is there a way to "unbold" the default text font (namely, sans serif) when written in math mode? Consider this example: Hello World$\qquad\textsf{Hello World}$ The first instance of "Hello World" is ...
Matemáticos Chibchas's user avatar
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I don't succeed in hiding paragraphs using >!

I found here in the spoilers paragraph that putting >! would hide the following things, which was a way for me to alleviate a question's heavy presentation by hiding paragraphs that could be seen if ...
Olórin's user avatar
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Formulas in the title of the questions

Why don't many of the people who ask a question in MO use math environment for their formulas in the title of the questions?
Mahdi's user avatar
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Cancel command in MO post

Why the \cancel command does not work in the last part of the following post: A cohomology associated to a Riemannian manifold I would like to strike through the last part of the ...
Ali Taghavi's user avatar
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How long are the lines?

I know that probably my place would be in a mental institution, but I'm a stickler about formatting my questions nicely. For example, I like to start each sentence in a new line, and I don't like if a ...
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