# [texhax] Appropriate way to add multiline (explanatory) text to an equation?

Wed Jun 2 16:48:23 CEST 2004

```On Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at 10:31  AM, Fernando Q. Gouvea wrote:

> Does the amsmath \intertext command do what you need?

No, what I need is a ``glob'' of text which hangs off of (say) the top
half of a displayed fraction and explains it.

Barbara then replied (privately?):

> this implies you're using latex.  ???

Yeah, should've been specific, sorry.

> why not use a \parbox, or isn't that permitted in math?

Hmm, that does work in math. Okay, it's good except that it wants a
size up-front... guess I'll need to calculate that.

Thanks!

> i'm not aware of any packages for this.

Lessee how this goes, maybe I'll have something presently ;)

William
(who is re-creating a book as a sample here at work)

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