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