How can I insert parentheses around the content of the natural log? I want my document to show
but the code
\ln \left( x+1 \right)
will not produce this.
I should have specified that this issue was occurring in an
equation (math mode).
Earlier today I was having some issues compiling due to corrupt temporary files (log and aux files) but never restarted my tex environment. Upon rebooting this evening, my original document is placing parentheses as expected.
I am marking Christian's post as the solution due to his effort and his explanation really clears up what the command \ln actually is (a comand without an argument).
Thank you all for your quick responses.