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 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.