Re: Typing special symbols in text mode?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg65458] Re: Typing special symbols in text mode?*From*: bghiggins at ucdavis.edu*Date*: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 06:59:22 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200604011039.FAA07331@smc.vnet.net><e0o5ec$21a$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

The short cut for a symbol that has both a supercript and subscript is <symbol><Ctrl-Underscore><symbol><Ctrl-5><symbol><Ctrl-Space> Cheers, Brian ggroup at sarj.ca wrote: > 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.

**References**:**Typing special symbols in text mode?***From:*"Rex Eastbourne" <rex.eastbourne@gmail.com>