# noundefined¶

The noundefined extension causes undefined control sequences to be shown as their macro names rather than generating error messages. So $X_{\xyz}$ would display as an “X” with a subscript consisting of the text \xyz in red.

Note

In version 2, the styling for the undefined macro could be configured. In version 3, this is not yet implemented.

This extension is already loaded in all the components that include the TeX input jax, other than input/tex-base. To load the ams extension explicitly (when using input/tex-base for example), add '[tex]/noundefined' to the load array of the loader block of your MathJax configuration, and add 'noundefined' to the packages array of the tex block.

window.MathJax = {
tex: {packages: {'[+]': ['noundefined']}}
};


Since the noundefined extension is included in the combined components that contain the TeX input jax, it may already be in the package list. In that case, if you want to disable it, you can remove it:

window.MathJax = {
tex: {packages: {'[-]': ['noundefined']}}
};


## noundefined Options¶

Adding '[tex]/noundefined' to the packages array defines a noundefined sub-block of the tex configuration block with the following values:

MathJax = {
tex: {
noundefined: {
color: 'red',
background: '',
size: ''
}
}
};

color: 'red'

This gives the color to use for the text of the undefined macro name, or an empty string to make the color the same as the surrounding mathematics.

background: ''

This gives the color to use for the background for the undefined macro name, or an empty srting to have no brackground color.

size: ''

This gives the size to use for the undefined macro name (e.g., 90% or 12px), or an emtpy string to keep the size the same as the surrounding mathematics.