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

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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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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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Superscript-like text on a text

I want to add a small text on a regular one. It looks like a superscript but the difference is the regular text won't have any break. I don't know how to explain the situation correctly so I added a ...
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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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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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Inconsistent superscript placement in $q_x^{n_x} q_y^{n_y}$

As part of a document, I am typesetting the objects q_x^{n_x} and q_y^{n_y} right next to each other, as \frac{ q_x^{n_x} q_y^{n_y} }{2} It bugs me that the n_y gets displayed at a different ...
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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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How to align superscripts?

I have an expression like $$\eta^{[\alpha\beta}_{\phantom{\alpha\beta}\rho}h^{\sigma]}A^\rho$$ and I would like that all the indices alpha, beta, sigma and rho appear on a same line. If someone ...
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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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Aligning defined functions on sums

I'm defining a new function using triangle and its corners as inputs, it works for normal linear equations, but when it becomes supersript or subscript, the parameters become misaligned. Any ...
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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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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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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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pmatrix and superscript

I would like to place a superscript to a pmatrix, but the superscript is not correctly positioned. \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 4 & 5 & 6 \\ 7 & 8 & 9 \end{pmatrix}^{T} Any ...
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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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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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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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How to represent the “Triangle of Power” in LaTeX?

So, I've just seen a video about a method of notation called "Triangle of Power", which simplifies things when it comes down to exponents, logarithms, etc. It was originally introduced in this post on ...
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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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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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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 ...