# How do I insert a vertical line in LaTeX?

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## How do I insert a vertical line in LaTeX?

In LaTeX, the vertical bar can be used as delimiter in mathematical mode. The sequence \| creates a double vertical line( a | b \| c is set as a∣b∥c). This has different spacing from \mid and \parallel , which are relational operators: a \mid b \parallel c is set as a∣b∥c.

## What does MID mean in LaTeX?

The instruction \mid (in math mode, of course), produces a vertical bar with a “thick space” on either side. A good use of this symbol, for example, is when one needs to denote the fact that the material to the left of the vertical bar is being conditioned on what’s to the right of the vertical bar.

## How do I insert a pipe symbol in LaTeX?

\textpipe or use something like \big| when in math mode. Using \textbar will give the pipe symbol.

## How do you put a space in an equation in LaTeX?

If you want different spacing, LaTeX provides the following four commands for use in math mode:

- \; – a thick space.
- \: – a medium space.
- \, – a thin space.
- \! – a negative thin space.

## How do you insert a pipe character?

Most modern keyboards do not include the pipe as an option on any of the keys. However, the answer is really easy, Push and hold the Shift key and then push the backslash key “\”. This inserts the pipe rather than the backslash.

## What’s the difference between \\ lvert and \\ vert?

\\lvert and vert are left and right delimiters, respectively. This is similar in spirit to qbi’s answer. Let me quote from the guide to the amsmath package (the document known as amsldoc ), section 4.14.2 Vertical bar notations:

## Which is the correct command to use in latex?

But LaTeX, like properly written HTML, favors semantic markup over purely functional markup – you use the command for what you mean, rather than just what you want to appear on the page.

## Is the symbol Big lvert as big as Stix?

The symbol \\big\\lVert is as big as \\Big\\lVert with the Stix Two fonts. Is this a bug in the font itself, and is there a suitable workaround?

## What does the character mid mean in latex?

This character is currently used in LaTeX documents to represent a wide variety of mathematical objects […].