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

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  • Subject: [mg104248] Re: How to format Superscript and Subscript for a symbol to the same
  • From: Hannes Kessler <HannesKessler at hushmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 01:05:38 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <hbu7n6$7g0$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hello Nasser,

type in the text cell

<ctrl>+<shift>+( x <ctrl>+<shift>+_ 1 <ctrl>+<shift>+% 2 <ctrl>+<tab>
<ctrl>+<tab>

Another question is if the typesetting quality is comparable with
latex.

Best regards,
Hannes

On 24 Okt., 08:43, "Nasser M. Abbasi" <n... at 12000.org> wrote:
> > I am actually trying to use Mathematica more to type set some math insi=
de
> > 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 ty=
pe
>
> >            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[l=
eft]
> 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 co=
mpare
>
> http://12000.org/tmp/formating_oct_22_2009/Mathematica.PNGhttp://12000.or=
g/tmp/formating_oct_22_2009/latex.PNG
>
> I hope there still a way to do this easier in Mathematica.
>
> --Nasser



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