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

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Is there an “underscript” command?

Is there a way to do underscripts? By "underscript" I mean a small font underneath the text object like limits or sums have. I don't want it to behave like a math operator though, where it is typeset ...
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Can I have a dot and a double subscript at a single letter?

I cannot get a double subscript to a letter that has a dot on it. I only get what is in the first line of the picture, but what I want is the upper left with the dot only on the v. Note that the ...
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Array as subscript

While $\begin{matrix} 2 & 4 & 6 & 5 & 4 & 3 & 2 \\ && 3 \end{matrix}$ looks great for the highest root of $\mathsf E_8$, $s_{\begin{matrix} 2 & 4 & 6 & 5 ...
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Consistent vertical positioning of superscripts

This is somehow a follow-up question to this one. I've got the following math expression: \nabla_y u_0^{(i)}\nabla_y v^{(i)} However, no matte, whether I enclose the v in curly brackets or not (as ...
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When substack and array doesn't work

I am trying to write a formula. But both substack and array cannot fulfil my needs (as far as I know how to use them). The first is how I want it to look like. But I need an i'\neq i below the ...
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Subscript spacing

I have a question similiar to the post: How to change default for spacing around binary relations?. In particular, I would like to make subscripts look less cramped. According to another post ...
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Derivatives: enter “evaluated at” vertical bar with multiple values as subscripts

Sorry for the long title, but how do I enter evaluated at (for a derivative), with multiple valuation criteria at the bottom of the the big | line? Thanks!
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Lower indices height

Adding a subscript to a dagged variable, the subscript is lower than when it is added to an undagged variable. Here's an example: $c^{\dagger}_R c_R c^{\dagger}_R c_R c^{\dagger}_R c_R c^{\dagger}_R ...
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\raisebox command for subscript [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone know make a command for raisebox subscript? This question asks how to make the subscript part...here I want to make the command shorter by having a macro do the work rather ...
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Spacing depending on optional subscripts and superscripts

I am totally new to LaTeX (use it for 2 days), so I am sorry if this has already been asked, but I spent the last 6 hours searching for a solution, but to no avail. (I stumbled upon a package xpeek ...
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Equivalent symbol not working and subscript on vertical line

I have couple of issues here. I am making a presentation on beamer and I am using the following code: \begin{align*} & F_{in} = \int \frac{\partial Q}{\partial s}|_{in} ds, ...
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Sub and superscript on the left

I want to do something like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*} Hom_{K\cap {}_a^bK} \end{align*} \end{document} But there seems that the _a^b is ...
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How can I capture both superscripts and subscripts after a macro

This question piggy-backs on the answer to Capture a macro's subscripts/superscripts by the macro by egreg. I'm attempting to use the xparse package to create some macros and I'd rather not have ...
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Force inline-type superscript for display equations (but display-type subscript)

I am trying to create a macro \jjoin for a mathematical operator which roughly produces the following behaviour: Inline: \bigvee^{(J)}, subscript (typically i \in I) goes in the usual position (as in ...
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Triple scripts for analysis

I am doing the music harmonic analysis. There are plenty of symbols that must be added and there are need for: underscript triple sub/super scripts:
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Automatically Raising Subscripts

I have the following expression J_{ne}\boldsymbol{\mathsf{J}}_{ne}^{-1} which is awkward in the sense that as the second (sans-serif) J has a superscript that the subscripted indices are lower than ...
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Defining a different symbol to be used as a sum-class symbol

If I'm interested in using an arbitrary symbol or character instead of the default sum-class symbols (such as \int, \coprod, etc), solely with the interest of preserving subscripts and superscripts ...
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Can't turn off fontified subscripts in Emacs 24

Under Emacs 24.3 and Auctex, the sub/superscript fontification is occurring outside math modes. This appears in either Beamer or normal LaTeX docs. Per this question, I've included the following ...
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starred version of \DeclareMathOperator not working

I am using Kile as my LaTeX editor. I have defined a star for DeclareMathOperator but it does show the behavior of \limits, the subscript appears only in the sides rather than below. But using maptop ...
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use of limits after a non-math operator

I would like to write the following: $ \mu_{s,r} = \mbox{mean}_ {i \in N}(X_{i,s,r})$ but where the {i \in N} is underneath the word "mean". I tried \limit but it doesn't work unless it's a math ...
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(Nonfatal but Symptomatic) Conflict of amsmath and mathstyle Packages

This was brought to my attention by our colleague, Lover of Structure, but since it affects my scalerel package (which began using the mathstyle package to detect the current math style, as of version ...
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Increase the space between operator in subscript/superscript

I need to increase the space globally between operators in subscripts/superscripts. Example: \sum_{x=4} I need a little more space before and after the = symbol in the subscript. It is required ...
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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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Recursive Multiple subscripts and superscripts with xparse (Modified Version)

How can I modify the command below to obtain a version (of the question: recursive multiple subscript and superscript with xparse) which does not stack the sub/superscripts horizontally but moves all ...
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biblatex - postcite as subscript

I've defined the command \newcommand{\mycite}[2][]{\autocite{#2} #1} which allows me to combine a superscripted citation with a parenthetical page reference: Cf. Sloterdijk1 (pp. 84–85). ✓ This ...
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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): ...