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2/9/12
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How do I get big fractions in Google Docs equations?

I get these little squinty things instead. For instance...oh, never mind, I'm not going to post the silly thing to Picasa.

Anyhow, is there any way to get fractions with equations in numerator and denominator I can actually read without a magnifying glass? Perhaps some equivalent of LaTex \dfrac?

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Bas Braams
2/10/12
Bas Braams
In TeX/LaTeX fractions are done differently for a displayed equation than for an inline equation; the displayed equation gets bigger numerator and denominator in built-up fractions. The GDocs equation editor treats all equations alike and indeed the built-up fractions look bad in a displayed equation.

There is a kluge to work around the problem, described on the forum by @Susan85 [1]. "If you put a space before the equation and then change the font size for that space it will change the equation size." It affects the entire equation, of course, not just the fraction.

[1] Re: Increasing Equation Editor Font-Size
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