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

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How to properly subscript in a superscripted fraction?

the title says it all. It attached a MWE to display the different relative sizes of a subscript within a normal fraction and a superscripted fraction. As you can see, in the superscripted fraction the ...
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Writing (mixed) tensors

Does anybody know about a specific package for handling tensors? Consider, for example, a contraction of the type ...
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Trick LaTeX into doing double superscripts

I have a function in my .sty sheet that does a second partial derivative: \newcommand{\hpartdsq}[2]{\dfrac{\partial^2 #1}{\partial #2 ^2}} But I'd like to pass it something that already has a ...
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\bigl and \bigr in sub/superscripts

When typesetting expressions with multiple adjacent parentheses, I like to use \bigl and \bigr on the outermost parentheses to make it easier to read, especially with 3 or more parentheses in a row. ...
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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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Automatically Raising Subscripts

I have the following expression J_{ne}\boldsymbol{\mathsf{J}}_{ne}^{-1} which is awkward in the sense that as the second (sans-serif) J has a superscript that the subscripted indices are lower than ...
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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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Use hyperref to make bookmarks; how to include superscript

I used hyperref to make bookmarks. After reading hyperref's manual, I got this example and it worked: \section{Pythagoras: \texorpdfstring{$ a^2 + b^2 = c^2 $}{ a\texttwosuperior\ + ...
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Enriching \to^*

I am trying to enrich $\to^*$ with a $w$ above it, and the cleanest look I could get was with the {\smash {\overset w \rightarrow}}^* command. However, I believe this to be a pretty ugly solution, and ...
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Superscripts and bold math

I'm writing the transpose of a matrix that is denoted by a bold capital letter. This looks fine when the matrix is denoted by B, but when the matrix is denoted by A, the transpose superscript is too ...
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biblatex: How to remove the comma before ed./eds.?

How can I remove the comma before ed. or eds. and put this abbreviation in parentheses? I'm using biblatex. For example this reference: Dozy, Reinhart, ed.: Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes. ...
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Endnotes numbered by regular arabic numbers (instead of superscripts) and without indentation

The Latex document below (from my earlier question Chapter name appearing in the endnotes) produces endnotes which are numbered by arabic numbers in the superscript, and there is indentation for each ...
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Typesetting “nth” in LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What's the quickest and easiest way to write “2nd” “3rd” etc in LaTeX 1st, 2nd and i-th? Is there a standard/best practice for ...
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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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Why doesn't \mathord work to turn an Acc atom into Ord?

Writing ${\dot X^a}^b$ produces a very cryptic "double superscript" error: this has been explained here on this forum: the reason is that {\dot X}^a generates an Acc atom and that, for a reason that ...
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Nice-looking $x_i^j$

When I write $x_i^j$, the j is very high up, and it looks ugly. (This problem is especially apparent in the New Century Schoolbook font.) I know that TeX is capable of automatically lowering it, ...
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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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\left( and \right) too big when surrounding a sum (etc.) with no superscript; exacerbated by substack

When I write \varphi^{-1}\left(\bigcap_{\substack{\mathfrak{p} < B \\ p \text{ prime}}} \mathfrak{p}\right) I get something like this: Apparently it's leaving symmetric amounts of room for ...
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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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Force inline-type superscript for display equations (but display-type subscript)

I am trying to create a macro \jjoin for a mathematical operator which roughly produces the following behaviour: Inline: \bigvee^{(J)}, subscript (typically i \in I) goes in the usual position (as in ...
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Is it better to write the subscript or the superscript first (e.g. x_a^i vs x^i_a)?

Is it better to write subscripts or superscripts first (e.g. $x_a^i$ vs $x^i_a$)?
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Can I detect whether my macro is being used inside a subscript or superscript?

I defined this macro: \newcommand{\foldeq}[1]{\sim_{#1}} Later on, I noticed that when it's used inside a subscript, it looks a little bit hard to tell whether it's $\sim f$ or $\sim_f$. ($\sim f$ ...
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Why does using color break superscript/subscript horizontal spacing?

The below snippet, within an equation array environment, gives the subsequent rendering: F\left[C^{(n-k)}_{P_{ji}}\right] But when I add color to the snippet (using the color package) as below ...
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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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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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How to reduce the spacing between punctuation and the superscript citation

I'm using biblatex with the autocite=superscript option, so I can use \autocite to switch the interpunction and a superscript citation when the \autocite command is placed before an period or comma. ...
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Superscript/subscript fonts different from body font

The following minimal example: \documentclass{article} \renewcommand{\familydefault}{\sfdefault} \begin{document} 10$^5$ and CO$_2$. \end{document} produces the following: The superscript and ...
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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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Superscripts in verbatim environment

I have some lines in a verbatim environment ... \begin{verbatim} line 1 * line 2 line 3 * line 4 line 5 \end{verbatim} ... at the beginning of some lines I want to add a number ...
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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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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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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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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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Superscript page numbers with natbib

I'm with an annoying problem with natbib. When the super parameter is used, the citation happily goes superscript but the page or chapter number doesn't. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[numbers, ...
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Emitting LaTeX a “token” at a time, handling superscripts

I am outputting LaTeX from another source language, but one that only gives me things a source-token at a time. Thus, I may get a token corresponding to “begin superscript” and then I will later get ...
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Correct positioning of right-hand superscript in combination with \underbrace

I have a term that needs both an underbrace and a transpose sign as a superscript on its right side. There are three options in what order the \underbrace command its corresponding subscript and the ...
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Sub and superscript on the left

I want to do something like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*} Hom_{K\cap {}_a^bK} \end{align*} \end{document} But there seems that the _a^b is ...
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superscripts with xelatex? (footnotes, natbib)

This example illustrates some conflict between xelatex and natbib- and footnote-generated superscripts. The semi-colon between distinct citations is not typeset as a superscript, nor is the dagger. ...
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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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How do I adjust the height of a superscript?

I have an operation that I call \conv, that I defined as follows: \newcommand\conv{{}^{\scriptstyle\smile}} Sometimes I use it in this situation: $a\conv$ and sometimes I use it in this ...
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Squeeze superscripts and subscripts around bracketed expressions in display math

Consider a bracketed term in display math, like this. Is there any way to squeeze the space between the super/sub-scripts and the bracketed term? e.g. where I've modified the image to create the ...
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Typeset a degree sign in tex4ht

I am trying to produce a degree sign in tex4ht (ideally with the same code that produces the pdf) The PDF works fine in all of the different ways of displaying the degree sign, but the html document ...
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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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Turn off superscript in todo package

Todo package by default can display todo notes either as a superscript or as a marginpar (the package has appropriate options). Is there a way to display todo notes as normal text (without patching ...
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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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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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CM fonts kerning in math superscripts

Using CM fonts with either a traditional engine or XeTeX, an expression such as $D^rf$ produces too much space between the r and the f in the output. It's easy to fix manually by inserting a \!. ...
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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 ...
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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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Prevent extra spacing between lines from \raisebox

I create superscripts for indexes for notes manually with \raisebox. What I don't like is that Latex changes the line spacing to fit a manual superscript into a line. For instance: ...