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

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How to typeset subscript in usual text mode?

It's easy to make subscripts in math mode: $a_i$. How do I make a subscript outside math environment, likethis?
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Left and right subscript

I am trying to put two subscripts at the left and right of a character. For example, something like: _{t} p_{x} where p is in the middle. How do you do this?
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Subscripts for primed variables

When I add a subscript to a primed variable, the subscript is rendered lower than when it is a subscript to an unprimed variable. For example, when I compile $l_x l'_x l_x l'_x l_x l'_x$ I get ...
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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 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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Redefine underscore to produce roman subscript

I would like to redefine the underscore _ to automatically set subscripts in math mode in roman type, as I currently find myself almost always using _\mathrm{}. I can't find a way of redefining what _ ...
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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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non-kludgey left subscripts

I was taught to make a left subscript as a right subscript to {}. For example, I would use f: {}_RA \rightarrow {}_RB to typeset this: If you instead use f: _RA \rightarrow _RB the left ...
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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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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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Redefine the default depth of superscript and subscript document-wide

The behavior of subscript and supscript operator _ and ^ is like a blackbox to me, I am curious if I could redefine the behavior of them globally for a document. I searched the forum and found ...
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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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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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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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Boldface and subscripts in verbatim mode?

How do I create boldface and subscripts in verbatim mode? I've seen mention of a fancyvrb package that might be able to help. Can anyone provide working LaTeX code, either with or without fancyvrb?
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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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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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is it possible to change the depth of subscripts?

I have the following formula: $ F_{\!\bm{H}} F_{\overline{\!\!\bm{H}\!}} $ In this case both subscripts end at different depths (but start at the same height). I'd like them to end at the same ...
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Problem with \mathpalette and \mathchoice

When working on an additional answer to this question of mine, I stumbled across the following problem with \mathpalette. For simplicity I give an example where in practice it is ridiculous to use ...
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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 ...
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Removing extra space with \pmod command

When using the \pmod command as a subscript to a sum, I often encounter some extra unwanted space. For example, writing \[ \sum_{n \equiv 1 \pmod{k}} ... \] produces the following image: Does ...
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Is there any global settings to add \limits to evey \sum, \bigcup etc?

I'd like to put the superscripts and the subscripts always above or below the symbols like \sum,\bigcup,\inf etc, even in the inline mode, but I don't want to add \limits everytime. I tried ...
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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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subscriptcorrection for mathdesign?

MathTime (mtpro2) contains a subscriptcorrection option, which is great. Is there some way to get similar functionality for mathdesign? In the MWE below the subscripts are too far from their ...
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Placement of subscripts using unicode-math. Is it XeTeX bug?

I don't like placement of subsripts when using unicode math fonts under XeLaTeX. In contrast to CM fonts the subscripts are placed at different vertical positions obviously depending on the depth of ...
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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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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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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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Defining a newcommand with sub- or superscript and avoiding “double subscript” error

I often use shortcuts defined via \newcommand. However sometimes it causes a "double subscript" problem if a shortcut contains a subscript and I try to add one more subscript when using it. I am ...
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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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Writing a limit so that the subscript goes directly underneath

When I write $\lim_{x \rightarrow p} f(x) = q$, the subscript x \rightarrow p appears to the right of the limit, instead of directly underneath it. When I try $\displaystyle \lim_{x \rightarrow p} ...
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Greek `\chi`'s subscript expressions: how to make it smaller or offset lower?

I am unsatisfied with the way subscript is rendered for the Greek letter \chi. This particular letter is rendered with a small downward offset. I occasionally have to prefix the subscript with ...
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Why is my prime symbol too low? And: Why are my subscripts not scaled accordingly when I use \scriptsize?

I have two (maybe simple) questions concerning the following LaTeX document \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[ansinew]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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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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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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\textsubscript not working anymore after update

I ran into a weird problem after a recent MikTeX update. I used to use \usepackage{fixltx2e} to get the command \textsubscript{}. However, if I do this now I get the warning Package fixltx2e Warning: ...
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Align in Substack

\sum_{\substack{n=1\\n\neq i}}^N Using \substack to add multiple lines as subscripts of a sum does not make them aligned on the equal / not equal symbol. I found some answers to this problem, like ...
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Adjust custom made upright greek letters when used in subscripts

I really like how Steven is generating upright greek letters in his answer: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \newsavebox{\foobox} \newcommand{\slantbox}[2][0]{\mbox{% \sbox{\foobox}{#2}% ...
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How to insert subscript in LaTexDraw?

I wish to insert a simple vertex name like a1. All I want is to put 1 as subscript of a. I couldnot figure out how to do it in LaTexDraw.
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Superscript and Subscript together

I would like to show both super and subscript together some text. I tried this sometext\textsuperscript{1}\textsubscript{2} But 2 does not show up right below 1. Thanks for your help. Also ...
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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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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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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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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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Underbrace and Subscripts

How do I place a underbrace in a subscript? I_{2,(\underbrace{3,3,3,3,3}_5)} does not typeset correctly (the 3's are not subscript sized)
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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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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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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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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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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 ...