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Re: Re: How to format Superscript and Subscript for a

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  • Subject: [mg104275] Re: [mg104218] Re: How to format Superscript and Subscript for a
  • From: Thomas Dowling <thomasgdowling at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 01:10:43 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200910240638.CAA07411@smc.vnet.net>

Hello,

I think the command you may want is:

Subsuperscript[a,b,c]

There is also a palette entry.

Good luck,

Tom Dowling

On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 7:38 AM, Nasser M. Abbasi <nma at 12000.org> 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.
>
> --Nasser
>
>
>
>



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