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

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  • Subject: [mg104282] Re: [mg104218] Re: How to format Superscript and Subscript for a symbol to the same vertical level??
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 01:12:01 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: jfultz at wolfram.com

On Sat, 24 Oct 2009 02:38:36 -0400 (EDT), 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.
>
> --Nasser

Ctrl+% (or Ctrl 5) toggles between subscript and superscript in the same 
position rather than nesting them.

http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/screencasts/howtoentermathematicaltypesetti=
ng/

http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/tutorial/EnteringTwoDimensionalInpu=
t.ht
ml


Sincerely,
 
John Fultz
jfultz at wolfram.com
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.




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