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Re: How to format Superscript and Subscript for a symbol to the same
*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
*Subject*: [mg104284] Re: How to format Superscript and Subscript for a symbol to the same
*From*: Albert Retey <awnl at gmx-topmail.de>
*Date*: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 01:12:24 -0400 (EDT)
*References*: <hbu7n6$7g0$1@smc.vnet.net>
Nasser M. Abbasi wrote:
>> 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.
Subsuperscript[x, 1, 2]
the documentation for Subusperscript explains how to input this with
keyboard shortcuts.
hth,
albert
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