Beyond amsmath

2008-08-17 19:19

The `\intertext` command in the `amsmath` package for LaTeX is useful for interjecting text between two aligned rows of displayed math. However, it puts too much space around the text: compared to the usual vertical spacing around displayed math, it leaves `\jot` too much, both above and below. (`\jot` is 3 pt or more.) To fix this problem, load my `amsmath1` package with the `intertext` option.

While investigating this problem, Dylan and I discovered the `mathtools` and `nccmath` packages, which add many useful macros to `amsmath`. Unfortunately, even though both packages extend `\intertext`, neither package really removes the extra `\jot` space.