{superscripts} are smaller characters appearing set slightly above the normal line.

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Stretchable glue in (script)scriptstyle (subscripts, superscripts, fractions)

If $a+b$ appears in a paragraph, the spacing around + will depend on how stretched/compressed the line is. If ${a+b}$ is used, then the formula will have its natural width regardless of how ...
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The affiliation and footnote superscripts overlap in the authblk package

I'm using the authblk package with the following code: \documentclass{sig-alternate} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{authblk} \begin{document} \title{The Title} \author[1]{Alice} ...
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cite references in the text by superscript numbers and listed at the end

How I can cite references in the text by superscript numbers and listed at the end of the paper in the order in which they appear in the text e.g Engel KH, Heidlas J, Tressl R. Food is wonderful, I ...
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Double Superscript error with primes

Simple question, Why does the following cause a double superscript error? $$ H^{' '} $$ Removing the spaces $$ H^{''} $$ produces the expected output.
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Should superscript and subscript be upright in this case? [duplicate]

What do you think which notation is better to read? The set $B^{high} = {b_1, \ldots, b_n}$ should indicate the set of all buildings which are high and $B^{low} = {b_1, \ldots, b_n}$ all buildings ...
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How to print out the ^ sign? [duplicate]

How to write "y^2" in latex ? I need that hook in mathmode. The error says to put the expression within $...$.
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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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Sup-left with a matrix

If I want to have supscript on the left, I usually do {}^xa. How can I do this when I have a matrix. So what I want is {}^x\begin{pmatrix} a & b \\ c & d\end{pmatrix} However, this doesn't ...
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Superscripts after fs - spacing

When certain characters in superscripts follow certain letters ("f" at least) they collide. I'm using a numeric superscripted citation style, but the problem is more general that that as the following ...
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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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Summation as exponent

x^{\displaystyle\sum_{k=1}^n {n \choose k}p^k + 1} How can I make the exponent look smaller?
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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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newcommand with optional superscript

In my thesis i need to use quite often the partial differential fraction like \frac{\partial^\alpha x}{\partial y^\alpha }} I therefore defined the command ...
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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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Figure as superscript in section title

I would like to have a section title of special type: I need it to be a letter with a figure in superscript. My code (that does not work) would be: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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datetime (fmtcount) problem with \ordinalnum

I'm using \ordinalnum with datetime package (the same with fmtcount package), but in french, the height & the size of the superscript using \ordinalnum are different from those of (for exemple) ...
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scriptscriptstyle-sized prime, with relative scaling

My question is closely related to How do you get a scriptscriptstyle-sized prime? However, I don't know how to use the answer to that question to solve my problem. In the first line of the sample ...
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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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Difference between Typeset Superscript vs. Unicode Symbol for Superscript

For a Unicode font, is there any difference in height, placement, etc. between rendered text of ^{superscript}, when compared to the Unicode character for superscript itself? For instance: will the ...
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Problem with latex math expression

I've been trying to write p = sqrt2^(sqrt2) like this $p= \sqrt 2^ (\sqrt2)$. And, the output I am getting is not what I am looking for. How can I write this properly?
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Sub and super script in a diffent font [duplicate]

In a equation, I need sub and super script in a differnt font, other equation part as a differnt font, I am Using MiKTeX 2.9 version. How to get these style in the output? supscipt position is ...
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How to get a slanted schwa sign in \textsuperscript size?

There are in Tipa package two options: \schwa which makes slanted “schwa” of a peculiar size, and \textschwa which adjust to the text-size (for example when in \textsuperscript, it gets the right ...
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Textsuperscript does not work with letters

An attempt to write 8th 8\textsuperscript{th} resulted in the same text 8th while the same environment worked well with numbers 8\textsuperscript{8} and produced correct view with subscript. Why ...
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Bad superscript with authblk / xltxtra

I'm writing a document using the article class using XeLaTeX, and authblk to have the author / affiliation displayed using superscript. I also wants to use the package xltxtra to typeset better ...
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Latex matrix of real numbers R^3x3

I trying to write R^3x3 (for a matrix 3 columns and 3 rows) in Latex using this: \mathbb{R}^3x3 But all this does is put the first 3 in the power and then writes x3 next to it in normal text.I ...
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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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\vphantom and superscripts

The superscripts position is exactly the same for these two statements: \vphantom{\int}^S and {}^S How can I get the superscript higher up? Edit The \intis just an example. Here is another one: ...
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Changing font size in equations changes superscript size in text (LATeX)

I used \DeclareMathSizes{12}{20}{14}{10} to make my equations larger than the default output of LATeX (the parameters mean, as far as I understand, {font size}{equation regular text size}{equation ...
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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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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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Is there a convention for making text as an index in math

Taking an example from category theory, given a category "C", the opposite category is usually denoted "C^op". Where "op" is an abbreviation for opposite. Now there are three ways to put this in ...
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Automatically adding space in math superscripts

I am using mathspec, but the superscripts in math mode are a bit cramped. This is a well-known problem, so much so that the package defines a command to add space around characters (the double quote). ...
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Raised ellipsis

What's next in the following sequence of LaTeX commands: \ldots, \cdots? That is, I want an ellipsis at the top instead of in the middle or the bottom. The specific situation I have is ...
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How to prevent superscripts from moving under \sqrt?

When I put an expression with superscripts under a \sqrt, the superscripts (here "vis") move down a bit. How can I prevent that, so that it looks consistent no matter whether it's under a root or 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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Strange default exponent positioning?

Why is this red exponent so far away from the right parenthesis? To my eye it is too far away. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} ...
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How to define a command \exponent that transforms $\exponent^e$ to $a^eb^ec^e$?

I have tried to define a command $\exponent$ that would look for next exponent and would put a copy of this exponent after a, another after b and a last one after c. $\exponent^e$ would transform to ...
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Alternatives to asterisk and star for superscripts

While writing a paper, I find myself exhausted with superscript symbols to denote similar types of variables. I have used x, x^\ast (i.e. x*), x^\star and x'. I can't use symbols which sit right on ...
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How do I typeset a tenfold powering (a tower-of-powers) with LaTeX?

How do I write x^x^x^x^x^x^x^x^x^x? My LaTeX distribution doesn't wanna eat it, it stops swallowing stuff at the double power x^x^x. What I'm aiming at is essentially building a telescope out of X's ...
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What's the “opposite” of \limits?

If I write something like $\bigwedge^k$ inline, I get the desired effect -- the k is typeset up and to the right like an exponent, rather than immediately above the wedge. If I'm in a displayed ...
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biblatex-verbose: edition as superscript in front of year

I’m using biblatex and Biber, and modifying the verbose style. I’m having trouble with the placement and formatting of the edition: The edition should appear immediately in front of the year, without ...
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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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completion of math superscript/subscript in texshop

I updated to TeXShop 3.25 and have a minor problem with completion. In the previous version, typing ^ or _ in math mode, I got automatically the brackets, that is, a^ automatically gave a^{}. Now I ...
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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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Super and subscripts with \DeclarePairedDelimiter

I defined a macro for the supremum norm by \DeclarePairedDelimiter{\supnorm}{\|}{\|_\infty} which works nicely. However, as soon as I want to place a superscript like \supnorm{f}^2 things look ...
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Arrow with superscript in tikz-cd

I need my tikz-cd diagrams to have arrows (vertical and horizontal) that mimic \mapsto^* to match the relation in the text. The closest I've managed is to add a label {*} at [pos=1]: ...
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XeLaTeX textsuperscript issue [duplicate]

In XeLaTeX I have a \textsuperscript issue with all fonts I've tested, with regard to the dash. As opposed to what happens in LaTeX, in XeLaTeX the dash does not get superscripted. This is a MWE: ...
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How to put a symbol over another in the same line - simultaneous superscript/subscrtipt

Is there a way to put one symbol over the other just as in this shot of a dictionary page? http://phonetic-blog.blogspot.com/2009/09/weak.html
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How can I make something like a superscript that doesn't go as high?

The \textsuperscript command makes the superscripted text go above the top of capital letters. Here's an example showing what I mean: \textsuperscript{3} И сказ As you can see, the superscripted ...