Re: Re: How input stacked characters with vertical bar

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg53086] Re: [mg53070] Re: How input stacked characters with vertical bar*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 07:58:18 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <cpekge$74l$1@smc.vnet.net> <200412201135.GAA02676@smc.vnet.net> <cq8tl2$h1h$1@smc.vnet.net> <200412220953.EAA04495@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Ah ... SpanMaxSize! Now I remember somebody (you?) telling me about that once before. Thank you (again?). Murray Paul Abbott wrote: > 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 > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

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

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