{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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superscript in my reference--bibtex

I'm using bibtex to edit my references. My code is as follow: @article{goldbeter1990, author = "A and B", title = "Model for signal-induced Ca2+ and IP3 oscillations", journal = "ABC", ...
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Renew command on mbox makes it freeze - Fix subscript size

I'm trying to change the font style of \mbox, but all my tries have failed. All commands I try either have no effect or make pdflatex recursively keep working and never finish and freeze. This makes ...
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Spacing for subscripts in mathmode with \textcolor

It is possible to use \textcolor in math-mode; however, it changes the spacing of subscripts. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[usenames]{xcolor} \begin{document} $Y_i$ vs $\textcolor{red}{Y}_i$ vs ...
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Letters and numbers have a different dimension in subscripts

I am writing in math mode symbols with long lists of subscripts, that can either be letters or numbers. For example, I write something like \begin{equation} p_{51y_4y_3} \end{equation} to obtain ...
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Subscript and underbraces [duplicate]

I'm trying to draw an under brace below some subscripts. The thing is that, if I do it the normal way, displays just fine, but with the subscripts letter a little big for a subscript. However, if I ...
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Cases environment problem, when used with subscript

I am trying to use the cases environment but I get the message, missing $ inserted. \begin{cases} deg(u_i) \textrm{ if u_i on primary diagonal} \\ -1 & \textrm{ if u_i u_j ...
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When I add a “hat” to a character, I cannot get a gap before the superscript

I like how there is a gap between the subscript and the superscript when I write ${w_i}^T$. However, if I try to put a hat on the vector, like $\hat{w}_i^T$, this space goes away. Any ideas? I tried ...
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Alignment of subscripts inside and outside parentheses

$(X^n_i)_i$ This piece of code produces output where the inner i is placed at a lower height than the outer i. Is there a graceful way to place both i's at the same height?
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Spacing preceding a subscript?

In a document I'm writing, I have a line \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb} \begin{document} \operatorname{Tor}_1(\mathbb{Z}/(r),B)= _rB\simeq\cdots \end{document} However, the ...
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Subscript under sum with dot

I have a problem with the subscript under a sum with dot, it changes the position of the subscript. Namely, \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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Words under sum that's in a denominator

if I try this; Substituting the expression for \(\Psi\) in to the above and rearranging we derive an expression for the vacuum field \(\Psi'\) as a function of \(\mu \), \begin{equation} \Psi' = ...
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Use sub and superscript as [optional] parameters for macro [duplicate]

I am defining a macro, and would like to run other macro's on any sub/superscripts given to it. For example, I would like to define it such that something like: \myMacro_{lower}^{upper} ...
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Is it wise to use \tensor for bold letters?

I want to use bold math-letters e.g. \mathbf{p_1}^2. The problem with \mathbf{p_1}^2 is that the 1 and 2 sub/superscripts are not aligned under each other. I can fix this by writing \mathbf{p_1^2} ...
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Subscripts and capital letters surpressed in bibliography

My article title contains subscripts and capital letters for the molecular formulas. This reference I downloaded from Google Scholar. However, the subscripts and the capital letters are not displayed ...
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Subscript with fraction, large vertical spacing

In a paragraph, the expression $A_{b/c}^{dd}$ causes an undesired larger vertical spacing of the sentence where it appears (compared to the rest of the paragraph). I have tested some solutions (eg. ...
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how to make subscripts automatically choose font size

Would it be possible to make subscripts in math mode automatically choose a smaller font when a subscript is in uppercase? E.g., if I have sA, the "A" would appear quite big. Is it possible to tell ...
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Writing 3 expressions below \bigcup? [duplicate]

Let's say I have: \bigcup_{a \in X} This will print a big U with $a \in X$ below it. Now, let's say I also want to write $b \in Y$ and $c \in Z$below that big U. Is this possible?
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big square parentheses with subscript

what I want to do is: what I have done is: \begin{align} \tag*{(1)} & v_t(\mathrm{\textbf{K}})= \mathbb{E}\left[_{0\leq x_j\leq D_{jt},j \in J} \max_{\mathbf x \in \mathcal J(\mathbf ...
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Subscript in macro

I would like to define a new command like the following. The latex when compiling should emit I_{wr} when given without arguments, or the optional arguments should come as a subscript. ...
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Subscript spacing in equation

I have a document, where I want to use $\tau_{ff}$. If this is rendered it looks like a space is inserted between the two f's. $\tau_{rl}$ looks fine ... Where does this additional space come from ...
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Underscore in textmode vs mathmode

I use _ character often in text mode, so I changed category of underscore: \catcode\_=12, but that applies also to mathmode and now I'm unable to make subscripts with underscore in mathmode. Is there ...
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Subscript in Figure Captions

How do I make text subscript in a figure caption? I've tried both \textsubscript{} and \protect\textsubscript{} but both throw errors.
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Change size and position of subscript (like double subscript)

I'm writing 'cause I would like to know if there's an automatic way (like something to put in the preamble) to make the subscript behave as double subscript: for example if I write something_a it ...
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recursive multiple subscript and superscript with xparse

How can I define a new command with xparse, something like this: \NewDocumentCommand\tensorkor{ m >{\SplitList{,}}o >{\SplitList{,}}o } { ????? } that i can execute $ ...
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Superscript and subscript, to immediate right of symbol without distortion

I want to have an output like this The closest I have come is with code ${A^{\leftarrow}}_(x, y, z + n)$ that gives me something like where the subscript is way of the mark. Trying something ...
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Double superscript/subscript issue with macros

I would like to be able to define a macro like \newcommand{\Zs}{Z^*} and then somewhere within the text say $\Zs^T$ and have the effect of writing $Z^{* T}$. It should also be possible to write $\Zs$ ...
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Latex: How do I write “\sim_G” but so that the G is directly underneath the “\sim”?

In Latex, How do I write "\sim_G" but so that the G is directly underneath the "\sim"?
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Avoiding overlapping superscripts and subscripts in matrices

I was working on some calculus today and tried to typeset a matrix of partial derivatives and ran into some trouble. Here is my code: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{document} ...
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Subscript spacing in newtxmath (comma issue)

I've found a strange behavior of newtxmath package. Using my code with documentclass[12pt]all commas are glued to the next letter, which can be hard to read: When I changedocumentclass[11pt] ...
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how do I get a hyphen in \mathrm

A simple question I think, but if I write $\omega{\mathrm{anti-Stokes}}$, the hyphen looks an awful lot like a minus sign. If I naively try $\omega{\mathrm{anti\hyp{}Stokes}}$ (I think \hyp{} requires ...
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Is there a way to make math mode subscripts automatically non-italic?

I'm currently working on a report where the majority of subscripts will be non-italic. The way I know how to do this currently is via \mathrm{}, which is an absolute horror when you have to do it many ...
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How to put a subscript in the center of two letters [duplicate]

I have the following code \sum_{i<j}^{}\sum Cov(X_i, X_j) which renders How can I move the i<j subscript to the center underneath the two sigmas (which will result in a "shift")? Preference ...
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consistently increased line spacing when subscripts occur in paragraph

The question is about consistent vertical spacing in a paragraph of text that includes some math using subscripts. Concretely, in the example I feel that there is not enough vertical space between ...
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Is there a better way to “absorb” the subscript than this \@ifnextchar-hackery?

In this example document, I want to make a math relation called R which gets typeset as R^X, but as a math relation. But I want to maybe be able to subscript it. The macro \myRbad looks okay without ...
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Subscript for Norms are too high

I'm defining \norm by \|#\|. However, when I type \norm{x}_{M}, the M comes out at exactly the same height as if one typed x_M. The problem is really noticeable with upper-case subscripts. Is there a ...
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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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Einstein summation convention [closed]

In Einstein's summation convention, it is sometimes necessary to have subscript and superscript indices in a certain order. If you just use ^ and _, these indices would appear on top of one another, ...
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Subscript without text in math mode

I want e.g. \bigtriangleup as a subscript in math mode, but I do not want it as the subscript of any preceding symbol as | as in |_{\bigtriangleup}. I tried with _{\bigtriangleup} which does not work. ...
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New commands having variable numbers of parameters and being used in subscripts

Is it possible to make the last two cases work without the need in wrapping the command calls in curly brackets? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \makeatletter ...
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How do I center my subscript? [duplicate]

How do I make the following subscript centred below the text? $$\text{argmin}_{x,y,z,b}$$ As this one does automatically? $$\Pr_{x,y,z,b}$$
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tilde mark over letters in exponents or subscripts in math mode under revtex4-1

A space between the tilde mark and a letter is relatively higher in exponent or subscript in math mode. For instance, the tilde mark appears differently spaced over the letter z in the two following ...
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How to let three subscripts and three superscripts to be aligned

Suppose I need to get a formula like $L^{2,3/4,5/6}_{1,2,3}$ in Latex. Then $2$--$1$, $3/4$--$2$, $5/6$--$3$ is not aligned. See Then how can I let these three to be aligned?
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How to adjust the alignment of a mathematical expression in a text section? e.g. argmax

I am using the following definition to generate the argmax operator: \DeclareMathOperator*{\argmax}{\arg\!\max} However the problem is when I use it in a part that some text exists because of the ...
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Prevent spacing in sub or super scripts with eulervm

When typing formulas to explain physics, sometimes non spaced text in super or subscripts is helpful. $q_{heat}$ To prevent spacing in subscripts, I often used \textit in math mode: ...
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Numbered letters [duplicate]

I've been looking for a while now, for something I think is very basic. How can I use, for instance, "v0" with the 0 smaller next to the v. Like this: I can't find it, mainly because I'm not sure ...
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maths nested superscripts and subscripts displayed incorrectly inline

I am having a strange bug when using nested superscripts and subscripts in inline math (displaystyle works fine). This behaviour is the same independently of the font used or the compiler (orginally ...
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How to separate subscript and superscript in LaTeX?

I have a variable with a subscript describer P_{\rm 1S} I'd like to square it. First a style question: is (P_{\rm 1S})^2 or P_{\rm 1S}^2 better? The programming part of the problem is that the ...
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Mathptmx - number subscript too large

I don't know if this is actually intentionally, but if I use the font: \usepackage{mathptmx} and type e.g.: \beta_{8,t} it looks kind of weird, because the 8 is so much larger than t. If I use ...
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Putting \hat over first character of subscripted variable

I'm using a set of commands to define abstractions of mathematical notations that often occur during my thesis such as: \newcommand{\DNoise}{n_d} which would equal some distortion noise. This allows ...