{subscripts} are smaller characters appearing set slightly below the normal line.

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Etiquette for math subscripts and superscripts

It is my first question here, I hope it is not too stupid... I am writing my thesis in math and I need a lot of subscripts and superscripts. My problem arises since in subscripts and superscripts ...
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Reduce spacing between lines and stacked subscripts with mathop

I am using the following code to typeset a minus (or a plus) under a syllable of text to be used for chant: \def\mi#1{$\displaystyle{\mathop{\mbox{\smash {#1}}}_{\scriptscriptstyle -}}$} This ...
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Text in subscript

For my text-in-mathmode needs in LaTeX, I use \mbox. However, it does not seem to behave well in subscripts. How can I write text that adjusts its height? $ 3 \mbox{dB} = f_{ 3 \mbox{dB} } $ ...
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Vertically align at operator, but keep default horizontal spacing

This is a follow up to «How can I align limits at “lim”?». What is the best approach to achieve the following alignment? Namely, I would like the two \prod to be aligned, but each line should remain ...
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Can I detect whether my macro is being used inside a subscript or superscript?

I defined this macro: \newcommand{\foldeq}[1]{\sim_{#1}} Later on, I noticed that when it's used inside a subscript, it looks a little bit hard to tell whether it's $\sim f$ or $\sim_f$. ($\sim f$ ...
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\overline and \widehat with subscript

I would like to create commands to produce overlines (respectively wide hats or arrows) with a subscript at the end. The commands \overline{X}^{1} \widehat{X}^{2} \overrightarrow{X}^{3} do not ...
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Problematic space between S and its subscript

Though I have solved this problem, I still want to hear the LaTeX community on this point. I also need to know if I have misunderstood anything, or if my fix is wrong. I have the following ...
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How to lower the superscripts (and raise the subscripts) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: tex4ht problems with footnotes I am preparing a document using XeLaTeX, unicode-math and Asana Math OTF (turned on by \setmathfont{Asana-Math.otf}). I've noticed that ...
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Standard for typesetting mathematical objects other than variables

Is there a standard in mathematics for typesetting the textual (not symbolic) identifiers of mathematical objects other than variables? Textual identifiers of mathematical objects other than ...
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\textsubscript no longer works with xetex [duplicate]

The command \textsubscript used to work with xelatex (at least until sometime in the fall of 2014), but now it throws this error: ! LaTeX Error: Command \textsubscript unavailable in encoding EU1. ...
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How to put a subscript in a superscript

How can I write the following thing? a^(b_c), b being a superscript of a, and c being a subscript of b.
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Textual subscript in math mode

I want to put some short words in certain subscripts when I am in math mode, for example: \[W_{total} = \sum{W_i}\] but I think LaTeX understands this as the product of t, o, t, a and l. Is in ...
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How to write below bullet

I have to write something under the symbol \bullet in Latex. Is it possible? I'm using the class beamer. Here it is an example of a frame: \begin{frame} \begin{itemize} \item<1-> Products ...
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Combining Textstyle and Displaystyle

In my mathematics writing, I often use both superscripts and subscripts on the probability operator. The subscripts are generally lengthy, and I would like for them to appear underneath the operator, ...
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VIM Latex Suite repeating symbols with subscripts and superscripts

I have a document that needs a lot of symbols in math environment, that have both superscripts and subscripts like x_1^1, x_1^2, x_2^1, x_2^2, with different bases. x could be y, z, etc.... Having to ...
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\textsubscript undefined in Beamer? [duplicate]

Beamer tells me \textsubscript is undefined. Isn't it a core LaTeX command? How can I use the command in Beamer? This example throws "undefined control sequence" errors and does not subscript the ...