I've been using Mathematica more and more for basic word processing for notes. It's nice to be able to typeset formulas and not have to worry about compiling (as I would in LaTex). I wouldn't use Mathematica for professional publication but it's great tool for knocking out notes.
I've looked all over the web and in the mathematica program documentation for information regarding typesetting keystrokes. I know some functions have keystrokes (like the square root symbol, exponentiation, and so forth) but others appear not to. Mainly, I'm looking for:
1. A quick way to enter "math mode" (the greyed box that typesets letters in a math font). For example entering N(t) = 2 x +4 won't appear formated properly in math font whereas any fomula that makes use of advanced stuff like exponentiation will.
2. A keystroke for a superscript before the main argument. I've been entering a lot of periodic elements lately and they make use of that format.
Does a comprehensive list of formatting keystrokes exist? If so, I'd love to get my hands on it!
Thanks for your help,