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Re: How input stacked characters with vertical bar

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  • 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$1@smc.vnet.net>
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In article <cq8tl2$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

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