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

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\overset and superscripts

Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align} &\overset{0}{\mathcal{D}^{\alpha\beta}}\\ &\overset{0}{\mathcal{D}}^{\alpha\beta} \end{align} ...
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LyX/LaTeX widetilde with superscripts problem

Using the \widetilde command to denote a tilde on a letter usually works wonders, although the tilde needs to be slightly lowered in my opinion. This didn't bother me too terribly until I needed to ...
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Control horizontal alignment of sub/superscripts

Is it possible to modify the horizontal alignment of the sub and superscript of a symbol? That is to say, is it possible to get this pair of right-aligned sub/superscripts instead of this ...
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Superscripts before a letter in math

I was writing this formula: $$^gp = ^gR^l_l+^go_l$$ $g$ are superscripts, but they should be close to other letters. How can I solve this problem?
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How do I use multiple superscripts (super, super-super, super-super-super, etc) with them all smaller than each other?

I wonder how to make every superscript level smaller than each other. Like, 2^{2^{2^{2^{2^{2^{2}}}}}} makes the first superscript smaller, but the rest of the superscripts the same size as the first ...
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Superscript outside math mode

What is the easiest way to superscript text outside of math mode? For example, let's say I want to write the $n^{th}$ element, but without the math mode's automatic italicization of the th. And what ...
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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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Error in \sum in state

I use the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{algpseudocode} \usepackage{algorithm} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{mathtools} \date{\today} \title{Some Title} \begin{document} ...
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\big in sup- other subscripts

I needed to type a double parenthesis in a superscript, as in and I was pretty unhappy wit the result, since the two closing parenthesis are of the same size. I thought about using \bigl and \bigr ...
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Superscripts and bold dots

If I type $\boldsymbol{\ddot\xi}^{\,n}$ I get whereas on removing \boldsymbol and \, I get How do I get the superscript to appear like this also with \boldsymbol?
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Using ** instead of ^

I am used to use ** instead of ^. Is it possible to somehow define macro that would interpret ** as ^? I know that I can write ** and in the end replace it with ^ but that macro would be much more ...
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How to write an actual superscript with \lim, \sup, etc?

I'm trying to write $\sup' S$ -- that is to say, $\sup S$ but with a prime on the sup. However, in display style, this comes out instead with the prime on top of the sup instead of in the superscript ...
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Distinguish between upper index and power [closed]

I am currently writing the scriptum of our theoretical physics lecture. I always have trouble with the notation. Our professor uses lower indices like m_i for the i-th mass, upper indices like ...
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How does mhchem print its superscripts and subscripts?

I need to replicate mhchem's way of typesetting sub- and superscripts. It's different from what $X^y$ and $Z_w$ do: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[version=4]{mhchem} \usepackage[dvipsnames, ...
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Having sub/super scripts on the side for \sum

When writing \sum_{n=1}^\infty, the subscript and superscript will appear below and above the big Sigma symbol: Though when writing \Sigma_{n=1}^\infty, they will appear on the sides: I would like ...
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Is there a way to change how latex formats parenthesis in superscript?

I am new here an hereby apologize for any mistakes I might make in posting this. I am also sorry if a similar topic already exists, but I failed to find anything answering this. I am interested ...
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Subscripts and superscripts on accented math characters [duplicate]

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} ${x_i}^j$ works as expected but not with an hat as in ${\hat{x}_i}^j$. The way I found to make it work is $\mbox{$\hat{x}_i$}^j$. Is there an nicer ...
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Accumulative subscript/superscripts?

With the objective of writing a textual aliasing package that would make it possible to write input that better approximates the output, I encountered the following problem: create a control sequence, ...
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Spacing between superscript and left parenthesis

I'm wondering why Latex adds an extra space between a superscript and the left parenthesis as in this case \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \let\originalleft\left \let\originalright\right ...
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Issue with subscript numbers

The following input: cell count: 98\(\%\) viability. 3\(\cdot\)10^{15} cells added to six-well plate (dilution via DMEM +/+, Incubation overnight at 37°C 5\(\%\) CO_{2} seems to completely mess ...
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Superscripts + custom title spacing adding extra space between lines?

When I have superscripts in body text that there is some extra blank space between that line and the line above it. How do I make it stop doing that? Lowering the superscripts, for example, or making ...
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How do I specify 8^(a - b) in math mode

$8^(a - b)$ produces only a superscripted (; the rest of the power is not superscripted. How can I superscript the whole (a-b) portion?
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Subscript/superscript without using math mode or TeX code box, in LyX?

Is it possible to use subscript and superscript in LyX without entering into math mode or inserting TeX code? For example, can I get H2O to be displayed properly without \ce{H_{2}O} or Tex code box ...
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How do you write this in LaTeX?

I currently need a way work with conjunctions and disjunctions in a similar way as with working with the notation for summations.
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Overset and mathbb collision

I have ran into really funny trouble trying to use \overset and \mathbb the same time. I need to do something like this: but with the T as mathbb, i.e. \mathbb{\overset{m}T}_{ij}. When I try it, ...
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cite references in the text by superscript numbers and listed at the end in order they are cited in the text

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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Fonts from custom math command does not get resized in subscripts and superscripts

I have a particular type of symbol in my document that I want to typeset in a different font. Hence, I defined a macro \tn to make this shorter. After several attempts, I ended up with the definition ...
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transpose and dot superscripts spacing

I would like that the transpose in the following has the same height in both examples, is there a possibility to make the transpose sign ignore the boxes above the charater? \documentclass{article} ...
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Location of superscript in LaTeX

From the attached figure, you can see the star on the left-hand side is higher than the star on the right-hand side. Is it possible to lower the star on the left to the same height as the right-hand ...
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Superscripts in bibliography with bibtex too close to text

I have read this topic and I did as suggested to get my reference in the superscript, but I am not fully pleased with the effect, because when I type in Nicholson and Shain\cite{Nicholson64}. I get my ...
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problem in writing subscript and superscript inside table

\begin{document} \begin{table}[ht!] \centering \caption{Optimal h} \resizebox{9cm}{!}{ \begin{tabular}{|*{9}{c|}} \cline{1-9} %\cline{1-1} \cline{9-10} \multicolumn{1}{|c|}{} \multicolumn{5}{|c|} P ...
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how to insert a greek letter with a greek superscript(with a minus sign behind it) as a lower bound of an integral?

I want to define lower bound of integral as \Gamma with superscript -\varepsilon. I appreciate if anyone can help me.
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Need to use \pmb for bold math fonts

I need to submit my LaTeX source files to an IEEE journal. My paper contains bold math font, for which I used \bm{...} as recommended by most LaTeX users. Apparently, the journal does not use \bm but ...
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Double superscript with parentheses

I would like to use double superscripts with parentheses but the result is not what I want it to be. I have \documentclass[a4paper,pdftex]{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{document} ...
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Overbrace and superscripts

Using pdflatex, the command $e^{a\overbrace{+b+c}}$ results in a bigger size font of the part +b+c under the brace. If I do: $e^{a\overbrace{\scriptstyle +b+c}}$ the size of +b+c is fixed but ...
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Custom Font (ITC Baskerville Std) affecting footnote superscript [duplicate]

I'm having problems getting a custom font ITC NewBaskervilleStd to work with LaTex. The problem I am having is that the footnote command (\footnote) works to superscript the footnote only up until the ...
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Modifying natbib superscript citation output

I use natbib with superscript mode to format citations. I would like to change the citation font size (smaller) and move the citation to the left a little bit. I also have a few in line ...
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XCharter. Proper alignment of superscripts with option [sups]

With \usepackage[sups]{XCharter}, when I have two references separated by a comma after the same word, I can't typeset the comma in the same style as the reference marks: \textsuperscrip{,} places it ...
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Shortcuts for subscript and superscript in non-math context

all. I need some help with subscript and superscript in a non-math context. I am using \textsubscript now but this turned out to be very inconvenient. I tried $a_1$ but the letter turned out to be in ...
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Superscript and subscript together in text mode

I want to use super and subscript at the same time in text mode. I cannot use math mode because I created macros which only work in text mode. I found this question: Superscript and Subscript ...
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How to get a S' with a subscript at the correct position

I want to create the symbol S'_\geq, but the lower \geq is placed too far right. If I use S^'_\geq, the ' is too far up, but the \geq is in the right position. How can I get an S' with a subscript ...
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Using TeX to Typeset Indian Raga Music Forms [closed]

I could use any input on this one. I am trying to typeset the various raga forms and scales that I am learning in my sitar class. I need to be able to put from one to three dots (not periods) over and ...
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Double subscript error in align

What's the reason for the double superscript error? \nabla = \frac{\partial}{\partial r} \hat{\textbf{\r}} + \frac{1}{r} \frac{\partial}{\partial \phi} \hat{\textbf{\phi}} + ...
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Why no metrics for left subscripts and superscripts?

The math typesetting system in TeX aims at perfect spacing between symbols, hence has metrics describing the correct position of (right) subscripts and superscripts for each math symbol (as far as I ...
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Symbol with tilde AND sub/super-scripts

I need to typeset a mathematical symbol consisting of a letter with a tilde and both sub- and super-scripts. The subscript is fine, but the tilde runs into the superscript. How can I fix this? Here ...
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What's the quickest way to write “2nd” “3rd” etc in LaTeX?

If I want to use abbreviations for second, third and so on in my LaTeX documents, I am currently doing this: 2$^{nd}$ which seems unsatisfactory. Is there a macro I'm missing? I'm sure I could define ...
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Sub/Superscripts BUT not above each other

In latex, if I want to write $F$ with subscripts and superscripts, as F_a^b I get \[F_a^b\]. In my case though I want the b to be a superscript but slight after a -- that is not directly on top of a. ...
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What are the fontdimen s13,s14,s15,s16,s17 exactly?

“What do different \fontdimen<num> mean” lists but does not mention how these three font dimensions are used. I could not find this information anywhere. All I could figure out was that changing ...
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Simultaneous overset and superscript

When I type $\overset{\circ}{Z}^\lambda$ the lambda is placed slightly above and to the right of the circle. Is there a way to make it appear as a superscript on the Z? I tried ...