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

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Correct superscript spacing for new mathbin

I redefined the \div command so that it's U+2215 aka ∕, but for some reason when I use it as a superscript the spacing between this symbol and its numbers is really tight (works fine in displaymode or ...
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Vertical positioning of superscripts with different heights

I'm trying to format some Clebsch-Gordan coefficients to look like this i.e. a normal C followed by a 2x3 array (using super/subscripts; not an actual LaTeX array) of indices. But instead of j_1, ...
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how to raise superscript inside overline?

I want to N squared inside overline. The superscript in $\overline{N^2}$ is too low. How to raise superscript higher? Thanks
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Subscript and superscript for arbitrary symbols in plain TeX

I am trying to obtain a black square with a subscript and a superscript in plain TeX. So far I managed to create $\buildrel abc \over\square$. I could easily use nested \buildrels to achieve the ...
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Using \textsuperscript to put commas between consecutive footnotes in amsart document

I'm trying to insert a comma between consecutive footnote markers in an amsart document. I'm trying to do this without using the footmisc package, since for some reason it causes the footnotes in my ...
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Should superscripts be carried out of a fraction?

I can't help stumbling upon the usual way LaTeX renders fractions with superscripts: I think that the asterisk has a lower "weight" then the symbol and should not be treated as equal. I find ...
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How do I remove interior brackets from a range of superscript citations?

I'm using the cite package as follows \usepackage[superscript,biblabel]{cite} However, when I try to cite multiple articles, the range includes interior brackets, as seen here. Can anyone tell me ...
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Matrix doesn't shrink when put in fraction.

This is my minimal example, the problem is the different size of the two x. I would expect the matrix to be shrunken too, but it isn't. Why is this and how is it corrected? ...
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Central superscripts on \bigcup

The \bigcup symbol allows you to write an upper bound (\bigcup_{lb}^{ub}) that will be centered on the top of the cup. For my problem I'm defining a modified version of the union operator that I'd ...
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How to type exponents in Latexian

I'm trying to type X to the power Y as X^{Y} in Latexian but it does not work. Latexian does not seem to understand the SHIFT + 6 Stroke. Are there any other key combination that will produce the ...
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Visually appealing subscripts with `\intercal`

From this discussion (What is the best symbol for vector/matrix transpose?) I like to use \intercal for matrix/vector tranpose symbol. However, when subscripts get involved it gets ugly: MWE: ...
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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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Add space between \hline and superscript without affecting any other spacing

I want to add space between \hline and A^T without affecting any other spacing. Here is MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{l} \hline $\begin{array}{c}a\leftarrow A^Tb ...
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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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Problem with mhchem subscript and superscript alignement

In the mhchem package, there is an example of writing CrO42- with the command \ce{CrO4^2-} which produce a formula where the 2- is not aligned with the 4, which is exactly what I want to reproduce. ...
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My prime symbol is not superscript

I'm learning math mode and having an issue here with the prime symbol. $y\in[0,1]^{d\prime}$ In this inline math formula, the prime symbol is supposed to be superscript, but it shows up at the ...
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ConTeXt: Superscript for Citation

Background I would like to cite bibliography references using superscript. Example The setup code so far: \setupbibtex[database=sources] \setuppublications[ refcommand=num, numbering=yes ] ...
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Kerning and long subscripts or superscripts

For really long sub(super)scripts, does it look bad to decrease the kerning? i.e. \lim_{n\to\infty}{\dfrac{1}{s_n^2}\sum_{i=1}^n \int_{|x-\mu_i|>\varepsilon s_n} (x-\mu_i)^2f_i(x)dx}=0 ...
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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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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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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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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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lyx shortcut for superscript and subscript

Instead of using the menu for Insert->Formatting->Superscript or Subscript, I would like to use a keyboard shortcut. I tried Tools->Preferences->Shortcuts, there are already shortcuts for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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\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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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 $ ...