Re: How input stacked characters with vertical bar

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg53070] Re: How input stacked characters with vertical bar*From*: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>*Date*: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 04:53:12 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: The University of Western Australia*References*: <cpekge$74l$1@smc.vnet.net> <200412201135.GAA02676@smc.vnet.net> <cq8tl2$h1h$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <cq8tl2$h1h$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote: > OK, that does stack th subscript and superscript -- but they are not > placed where proper mathematical notation says they should appear with > such a vertical bar. > > I've tried both the | key on the keyboard as well as the > VerticalSeparator symbol (on the Complete Characters palette). And > those symbols do (almost) automatically expand to the height of what's > immediately to their left, e.g., a stacked: > > 2 > x > --- > 2 > > But the subscript and superscript I type then are NOT located near the > top and bottom of the vertical bar, where they ought to appear. Rather, > they are quite close together vertically, as if they were the subscript > and superscript on a single letter. To get this to work, you _still_ need to select the VerticalSeparator, open the Option Inspector, type in span, hit return, and set the SpanMaxSize to Infinity. Here is an example of such a cell: Cell[BoxData[FormBox[RowBox[ { FractionBox[SuperscriptBox["x", "2"], "2"], SubsuperscriptBox[ StyleBox["\[VerticalSeparator]", SpanMaxSize->Infinity], "a", "b"] } ], TraditionalForm]], "Input" ] Cheers, Paul -- Paul Abbott Phone: +61 8 6488 2734 School of Physics, M013 Fax: +61 8 6488 1014 The University of Western Australia (CRICOS Provider No 00126G) 35 Stirling Highway Crawley WA 6009 mailto:paul at physics.uwa.edu.au AUSTRALIA http://physics.uwa.edu.au/~paul

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Re: How input stacked characters with vertical bar***From:*Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu>

**References**:**Re: How input stacked characters with vertical bar***From:*Paul Abbott <paul@physics.uwa.edu.au>