Re: Typesetting: ?Big Sigmas and Little Sigmas?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg46938] Re: Typesetting: ?Big Sigmas and Little Sigmas?*From*: "Curt Fischer" <crf3 at po.cwru.edu>*Date*: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 19:55:01 -0500 (EST)*References*: <c36bic$s3o$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

One workaround for typesetting purposes only is to use a \[CapitalSigma] character rather than a \[Sum] character. Then your over and under scripts go in the right place. The escape code shortcut for \[CapitalSigma] is esc-Sigma-esc. -- Curt Fischer Brian Beckman wrote: > (Windows Notebook Interface) Normally, I set up a cell with Alt-7 for > text input, then I typeset inline with ctrl-9. I also get a > typesetting palette up with templates to click for integrals, roots, > sums, and so on. Here is my problem. Suppose i want a BIG SIGMA > summation sign, with i=1 on the bottom and n on the top. Standard, > eh? The clicky on the palette looks just like that. However, when it > goes in the ctrl-9 typesetting box, it has the i=1 to the right of the > lower horn of the Sigma rather than underneath the Sigma, and it has > the n to the right of the upper horn of the Sigma rather than over the > top of the Sigma. In other words, the palette gives me the vertically > compressed form of the summation notation, when I want the tall form. > > I've tried all kinds of tricks with the over-and-under clickies, > attempting to construct the form I want manually and the NB interface > is just too smart -- it keeps squishing things vertically. Ditto for > lim notation, by the way. I want "lim" on the top and "h->0" on the > bottom, but the interface insists on squishing this to "lim" with > "h->0" as a subscript to "lim." I'm frustrated but not blocked. My > typesetting is coming out ugly but readable. > > My fingers learned these shortcuts (Alt-7 and Ctrl-9) long ago and my > mind has forgotten the English names for them, so I haven't been able > to find them in the documentation. > > Any clues for me?