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

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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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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 ...
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Why does $\overbrace{\star\star}^{m}$ cause a double superscript error?

In part of my HW paper I have: $\overbrace{\star\star}^{m}$ This causes the following error: ! Double superscript. \star ->^ * l.153 $\overbrace{\star\star} ...
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superscript issue in latex [duplicate]

I have 2 superscripts in 1 equation but one of these is floating higher than the other making it look messy. The code I have used is: $\hat{\boldsymbol\beta}^T X^T$ The T is higher for the beta ...
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Size of indices (sub- and super- scripts)

I've been looking around for a way to change the size of indices (all through the manuscript). I found a lot of stuff, which could work, but I refuse to use without understandind. (See for example ...
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Textsuperscript and linebreak problem

I got a problem when doing cites and linebreaks. I configured natbib the following way: \usepackage{babelbib} \usepackage[super,square,numbers,sort&compress]{natbib} Now, citing multiple ...
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Consistent vertical positioning of superscripts

This is somehow a follow-up question to this one. I've got the following math expression: \nabla_y u_0^{(i)}\nabla_y v^{(i)} However, no matte, whether I enclose the v in curly brackets or not (as ...
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Spacing depending on optional subscripts and superscripts

I am totally new to LaTeX (use it for 2 days), so I am sorry if this has already been asked, but I spent the last 6 hours searching for a solution, but to no avail. (I stumbled upon a package xpeek ...
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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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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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Triple scripts for analysis

I am doing the music harmonic analysis. There are plenty of symbols that must be added and there are need for: underscript triple sub/super scripts:
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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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Mark in word and margin in paragraph

Anyone knows how to put a mark on a word? (1) Text:   (1) will be slightly raised as if an exponent. Also, how could shorten margins in a paragraph? Clip 10 mm left and 10 mm right?
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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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How to put a subscript in a superscript

How can I write the following thing? a^(b_c), b being a superscript of a, and c being a subscript of b.
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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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Recursive Multiple subscripts and superscripts with xparse (Modified Version)

How can I modify the command below to obtain a version (of the question: recursive multiple subscript and superscript with xparse) which does not stack the sub/superscripts horizontally but moves all ...
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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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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 $ ...
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Differences in vertical positioning of superscripts and subscripts depending on grouping (`{ }`): Why? Caveats? Workarounds?

This question about {(x+y)}^2 vs (x+y)^2 drew my attention to the slightly different vertical positioning of super- and subscripts for such expressions. Compare (x+y)^8_8 (left) and {(x+y)}^8_8 ...
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How do you get a scriptscriptstyle-sized prime?

As you go from \displaystyle to \scriptstyle to \scriptscriptstyle, letters and numbers, for instance, shrink. Weirdly, to my mind, the prime symbol (') shrinks from \displaystyle to \scriptstyle, ...
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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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\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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Can't turn off fontified subscripts in Emacs 24

Under Emacs 24.3 and Auctex, the sub/superscript fontification is occurring outside math modes. This appears in either Beamer or normal LaTeX docs. Per this question, I've included the following ...
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Subscript and superscript in lstlisting?

I need to use subscript and superscript in a lstlisting block. lstlisting can replace strings by Latex commands, but is it also possible to replace some kind of regular expression like ...
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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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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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How to control line spacing and subscript location in captions?

I just started using mhchem and am having problems with captions. Subscripts from mchem overlap with superscripts. I can think of two possible solutions (and trivially not using mchem in captions): ...
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Combining Textstyle and Displaystyle

In my mathematics writing, I often use both superscripts and subscripts on the probability operator. The subscripts are generally lengthy, and I would like for them to appear underneath the operator, ...
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What is the correct way to write the abbreviation of “the first”? [duplicate]

I want to write 1st. What is the correct way to do so? 1\textsuperscript{st} \mbox{1\textsuperscript{st}} \mbox{1$^\text{st}$} $1^\text{st}$
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How to anchor labels in tikz for baseline alignment

LaTeX handles subscripts and superscripts nicely, automatically correcting for various sizing and placement issues. I am trying to build a function that works like subscripts and superscripts, but ...
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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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superscript asterisk on the left side of different symbols (math mode)

I need to add superscript asterisks to the left side of different symbols like +,\cdot,\leq,\mathbb{R}. I read several different solutions to similar questions, which recommended either \prescript, ...
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math shorthand macro: avoid extra space from empty superscript

I find myself writing $\{0,1\}^x$ a whole lot, so I want to define a shorthand macro: \def\zo#1{\{0,1\}^{#1}} However, sometimes I need $\{0,1\}$ with no superscript. If I write \zo{} I get a tiny ...
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Subscripts and superscripts for Physiology paper

I'm writing a medicine/physiology article. I was writing the manuscript in Microsoft Word, but have recently discovered LaTeX for rendering math equations, which it does superbly; and wanted to learn ...