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Re: Typing special symbols in text mode?
Hello Rex, On Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 5:39 AM, Rex Eastbourne wrote: > I'm writing a problem set and would like to use special mathematical > notation such as vector arrows, the special R for reals, subscripts and > superscripts, and so on (both in equations and in English regular text > comments). This would be easy to do in LaTeX, but can it be done in > Mathematica? Absolutely. Using Keyboard Shortcuts: Vector Arrows: <symbol> <Ctrl-7> <Escape> vec <Escape> <Ctrl-Space> Double-Struck R: <Escape> dsR <Escape> Subscripts: <symbol> <Ctrl-_> <subscript expression> <Ctrl-Space> Superscripts: <symbol> <Ctrl-6> <superscript expression> <Ctrl-Space> Unfortunately, I have not yet found what (if any) keyboard shortcut can be used when a symbol has both a subscript and a superscript. The correct formatting can be obtained through pallets (BasicTypesetting), but the keyboard equivalent doesn't appear for that situation. Alternatively, use the various pallets to help you (access them through File->Pallets. For what you asked, take a look at the BasicTypesetting, BasicInput, and CompleteCharacters pallets. Often, the pallets will show you the equivalent keyboard form (if available) that you can use instead.