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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg104218] Re: 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 02:38:36 -0400 (EDT)*Reply-to*: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>

> > 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 found a way, but an awkward way to do the above. Here are the steps Ctrl-9 to open math cell (I am inside a text cell) then typed x Ctrl[6] 2 (this is the same as Ctrl^2 for superscript now I selected x again (did this to prevent the parenthesis from being created) and typed Ctrl[-] 1 for subscript But now the "2" and "1" are not on the same level, so now I selected the "2" and typed Alt[Left] few times until it is aligned over the "1". Alt[left] is Nudge Left (use the arrow key) Ok, the output is ok, but too many steps to do, and I think Latex looks little better? Here is screen shot for Mathematica and for latex to compare http://12000.org/tmp/formating_oct_22_2009/Mathematica.PNG http://12000.org/tmp/formating_oct_22_2009/latex.PNG I hope there still a way to do this easier in Mathematica. --Nasser

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Re: How to format Superscript and Subscript for a***From:*Thomas Dowling <thomasgdowling@gmail.com>