How to format Superscript and Subscript for a symbol to the same vertical level??

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg104217] How to format Superscript and Subscript for a symbol to the same vertical level??*From*: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>*Date*: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 02:38:25 -0400 (EDT)*Reply-to*: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>

Version 7 I wanted to write something like Superscript[Subscript[x, 1], 2] but have the "2" and the "1" appear on the symbol x without one being pushed forward more than the other. This is trivial to do in latex, but gave up trying to do it in Mathematica. I am actually trying to use Mathematica more to type set some math inside a Text cell, and the above is one problem I find. I actually use the keyboard and type Ctrl9 to open a math cell inside the text cell and type x Ctrl ^2 spacebar Ctrl _1 and I get 2 (x ) 1 when I want 2 x 1 I looked the all the Palettes also that come with Mathematica 7, but do not see such a pattern to use? thanks, --Nasser

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: How to format Superscript and Subscript for a symbol to the same vertical level??***From:*Richard Hofler <rhofler@bus.ucf.edu>

**Re: How to format Superscript and Subscript for a symbol***From:*Adriano Pascoletti <adriano.pascoletti@dimi.uniud.it>