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

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How do you get a scriptscriptstyle-sized prime?

As you go from \displaystyle to \scriptstyle to \scriptscriptstyle, letters and numbers, for instance, shrink. Weirdly, to my mind, the prime symbol (') shrinks from \displaystyle to \scriptstyle, ...
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Fonts and calibration in math mode

Anyone have any ideas on how to obtain the small + in the subscripts, shorter \overline on the \mathbb{N} and the fat \verts on the semi norm on the bottom as seen in the following notation?
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Subscripts and superscripts for Physiology paper

I'm writing a medicine/physiology article. I was writing the manuscript in Microsoft Word, but have recently discovered LaTeX for rendering math equations, which it does superbly; and wanted to learn ...
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Differences in vertical positioning of superscripts and subscripts depending on grouping (`{ }`): Why? Caveats? Workarounds?

This question about {(x+y)}^2 vs (x+y)^2 drew my attention to the slightly different vertical positioning of super- and subscripts for such expressions. Compare (x+y)^8_8 (left) and {(x+y)}^8_8 ...
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Command for formatting only first level of nested subscripts?

I'd like to create a command which only targets the first "level" of the indexes. I'll illustrate with some examples, using \qq as the command in the first line, and the "real" LaTeX code on the line ...
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Left and right subscripts in multline environment

I am using \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{multline} \big_{1}[_{2}(...)_{2}\big]_{1}. \end{multline} \end{document} The lower suffix works only for right ...
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The \prescript command from the mathtools package gives incorrect alignment

The spacing I'm getting with the \prescript command from the mathtools package seems wrong. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,mathtools} \begin{document} ...
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How to typeset indices before a symbol?

I know how to write a usual index with the help of the underscore, but I seem to be unable to find out how to write an (upper/lower) index in front of a letter/text. These kind of indices are common ...
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How to automatically add \! in subscripts?

This code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fouriernc} \begin{document} $a_1$ $a_{\!1}$ \end{document} produces this output: I like the spacing on the lower one much more. Is there a way to ...
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Double subscript error with \newcommand?

Disclaimer: I know of Defining a newcommand with sub- or superscript and avoiding "double subscript" error but this only gives a work-around, but no explanation to my question. Here's a ...
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Using \limits in a customized \overset for superscript together with \sideset for subscript

I am trying to create a notation for a certain space. I am using a customized \overset in mrf's answer in this thread to suppress the extra vertical space. I still want the subscript on the right ...
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How to have a common height of subscripts when some got superscripts too?

I am writing a script and got a formula with inverses, and I noticed that the subscripts have a different heigth. This is the minimal working example: \documentclass{scrbook} \begin{document} \[ ...
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\left( and \right) too big when surrounding a sum (etc.) with no superscript; exacerbated by substack

When I write \varphi^{-1}\left(\bigcap_{\substack{\mathfrak{p} < B \\ p \text{ prime}}} \mathfrak{p}\right) I get something like this: Apparently it's leaving symmetric amounts of room for ...
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Double subscript with \bar [duplicate]

When I used this code: $ {\bar{a}_x}_y $ MiKtex said: Double subscript $ {\bar{a}_x}_ How to fix?
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Weird compilation error

Why is it that \[ f\langle s,t \rangle = \sum_\substack{v,w \in E \\ v \in S, w \in T}}f(v,w) \\ \] compiles for me, despite the extra }, but \[ f\langle s,t \rangle = \sum_\substack{v,w ...
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Double Subscript for Subsequences

What's the best way to write subsequences? $x_n_i$ gives an error, while $x_{n_{i}}$ works, but it just looks like $x_{ni}$ (the i isn't lowered enough below the n)...
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Put subscript underneath instead of in the bottomright corner

I wonder if there is a way to create an equation like that where the "subscript" is placed underneath instead of in the bottom right corner. I also want the "subscript" to be center aligned with the ...
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Align subscripts vertically

I would like to align the subscripts in an expression such as this one: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $$\sup_{f\in\mathcal H}\lim_{\epsilon\downarrow ...
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Subscript and superscript in lstlisting?

I need to use subscript and superscript in a lstlisting block. lstlisting can replace strings by Latex commands, but is it also possible to replace some kind of regular expression like ...
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Problematic nested subscript

Hello and sorry if I'm reiterating an already asked question. The two i-subscripts have different positions in relation to m, the one on the right hand side of the inequality being the correct one ...
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Italic/slanted math font and kerning

I'd like to write a macro for typesetting slanted letters in bold for highlighting vectors. I've used this implemenation: \newcommand\vect[1]{\text{\bfseries\sffamily\slshape#1\/}} But I've run ...
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Subscript in beamer class using frames and equations

\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage{textpos} \usetheme{CambridgeUS} \usepackage[british,UKenglish,USenglish,english,american]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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How to control the horizontal location of subscript?

Sometimes I find the subscript is located too far from the letter (to which it is the subscript) such as in \mathbf{v_{_\text{B}}} How to get the subcript closer to the letter?
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Double subscript problem

The code \DeclareMathOperator*{\FAggregate}{F} \begin{equation} q_k'(e) = \FAggregate\limits_{a \in R}_a (q_k(S(a))) \end{equation} causes a problem with an additional _a. What I want is the a to ...
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How to control line spacing and subscript location in captions?

I just started using mhchem and am having problems with captions. Subscripts from mchem overlap with superscripts. I can think of two possible solutions (and trivially not using mchem in captions): ...
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TikZ: Controlling text within nodes and placing nodes in text

Need some help working with TikZ. Let me begin by saying that I think TikZ is amazing. I hardly know what I'm doing at this point and yet I've been able to draw some very nice diagrams with it. ...
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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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Which command should I use for textual subscripts in math mode?

Textual subscripts like in W_{total} should be typeset in an upright text font (so that code isn't good practice), as has been discussed in various questions here. Now there are several ways to ...
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Different vertical position of summation limits in consecutive \sum

When I use different summation indices in a double sum the limits are not vertically aligend, for instance: \begin{equation} \Delta K_T^i = \sum_{t=1}^{T}\sum_{k=1}^{m}{\Delta K_t^{i,k}} = ...
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Difference in height of subscript [duplicate]

I have a problem concerning the following equation in LaTeX: A_{1}^{\ast} A_{1} = A_{1} A_{1}^{\ast}, where the 1's under the A's are placed at different heights. Does anyone know a simple way to ...
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Problem adding subscripts and superscripts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cursive text after _ I need to have some subscripted and superscripted text in my thesis document. But when I try to do it the way as H_{2O} or S^{2}. I get an error at ...
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By default, how much do ^ and _ raise and lower the text box in superscript and subscript respectively?

I'm trying to define a set of commands for superscript and subscript, but cannot use the characters ^ and _ in doing so. I've been able to define the correct font size by using ...
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Short form for textup in math mode [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using simple quotes “” instead of \text{} For subscripts I usally use \textup but if you have many of them it's much to write and read. \documentclass{article} ...
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Space between letter and lowercase in latex math mode

is there a way to remove the space between the variable and the lowercase letter as standard in math environment? by now i'm using this: \begin{equation} a\;b_{\! c}\;d \end{equation} Without \! ...
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How can I adjust the size of the square brackets in the equation?

I am trying to write an equation that includes fractions and the power of fractions. Here is my equation. \begin{equation}\label{eq:vlj} \si{\volt\of{LJ}}= ...
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Problem of different spaces between subscripts and letters in math mode

In math mode, the spaces between subscripts and letters are not always the same, but depending on the preceding letters! See e.g. (different colours indicate different spaces) Is it the feature of ...
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Leftidx problem: upper indices have different height

When using the leftidx package to create the same upper index on both sides of \Bbbk[G], the indices have different height and look ugly. Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{leftidx} ...
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How to raise a subscript?

For some reason, I need to write a “minus” sign as a subscript on some symbols, but if I simply write $\Pi_{-}$ the result looks kind of odd. I've found that $\Pi{\scriptstyle -}$ looks reasonably ...
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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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Supremum of the infimum

Consider the following snippet: $$\text{d}_{H}(A,B) = \max\left\{ \sup_{a\in A} \inf_{b\in B} \text{d}(a,b),\sup_{b\in B} \inf_{a\in A}\text{d}(a,b)\right\}$$ In the output, the text under the ...
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Weird relative positioning of superscript and subscript with \dot, \bar

Minimal working example: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \[ {A^\mu}_\nu \] \[ {\bar{A}^\mu}_\nu \] \end{document} The result is. Why is the placement of ...
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Mixed superscript, subscript and widehat

What is the correct way to write this equation and make both L_s matrices look the same? I tried this but the widehat and superscript L_s matrix' subscript is positioned slightly lower than the ...
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Capture a macro's subscripts/superscripts by the macro

Is it possible to capture sub-/superscripts added to a macro by the macro itself? Consider the following example: \newcommand{\fx}[1]{f(x)} \fx{x} % -> f(x) \fx{x}^2 % -> f(x)² Now the ...
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subscript is set too low in math-mode with xits-math

I use unicode-math with xits-math as math font and asana-math for math double-struck symbols. I compile with lualatex, and my packages are from TeXlive 2011. Now, when use asana-math mixed with xits, ...
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Wrong positioning of subscripts on bold math letters

I just noticed that for kpfonts and times (and probably other fonts since it does not seem to be font-related), the subscripts on boldface letters like V are (I would say) wrong. Is there an ...
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Combining \operatorname with \mathnormal and \mathrm

Related Question: Typesetting the square of a mathematical operator \operatorname converts its argument into a function symbol with appropriate spaces on the left and on the right. However, I ...
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How to write 1, 2, … as a subscript to a letter?

I have two theta angles, one is \theta -1, other one is \theta -2. How can I write that properly? I want to give numbers to the thetas, putting the numbers at the bottom right end of the letter.
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Problem with the subscripts of adjacent sums

I have a problem with the subscript under the sum, \sum_{i \in X} \sum_{i \in \bar{X}} for example gives the subscript at different heights for each sum. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Problem formatting a subscript in math mode

$\nu_{\rm FWHM}$ prints FWHM too large. But when I try: $\nu_{\mbox{\tiny FWHM}}$ the size is okay but the kerning looks wrong. What is the best way to make a compact little FWHM subscript tag ...