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

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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 ...
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Temporarily disable superscript in citation

I use superscripted citation style by using \setcitestyle{super} in LaTeX preamble, which done the job as I wanted. However, there are several region, in which I need to temporarily disable the ...
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Leftidx problem: upper indices have different height

When using the leftidx package to create the same upper index on both sides of \Bbbk[G], the indices have different height and look ugly. Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{leftidx} ...
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maths nested superscripts and subscripts displayed incorrectly inline

I am having a strange bug when using nested superscripts and subscripts in inline math (displaystyle works fine). This behaviour is the same independently of the font used or the compiler (orginally ...
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By default, how much do ^ and _ raise and lower the text box in superscript and subscript respectively?

I'm trying to define a set of commands for superscript and subscript, but cannot use the characters ^ and _ in doing so. I've been able to define the correct font size by using ...
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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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How should imaginary numbers be typeset?

I've never had to typeset complex numbers before and I'm finding that I'm uncertain about what best-practices are. My question is really about typesetting just i. (Hence my title referring to ...
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Weird relative positioning of superscript and subscript with \dot, \bar

Minimal working example: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \[ {A^\mu}_\nu \] \[ {\bar{A}^\mu}_\nu \] \end{document} The result is. Why is the placement of ...
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Mixed superscript, subscript and widehat

What is the correct way to write this equation and make both L_s matrices look the same? I tried this but the widehat and superscript L_s matrix' subscript is positioned slightly lower than the ...
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Capture a macro's subscripts/superscripts by the macro

Is it possible to capture sub-/superscripts added to a macro by the macro itself? Consider the following example: \newcommand{\fx}[1]{f(x)} \fx{x} % -> f(x) \fx{x}^2 % -> f(x)² Now the ...
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Footnotes with no superscript but indent [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set superscript footnote mark in the text body but normalsized in the foot? I cannot find a way to have footnotes with no superscript number in the footnotes, but ...
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Fractions in superscripts are placed too low

I have noticed that "tall" superscripts seem to be placed awkwardly low in math mode; their baseline is so close to the main baseline that confusion has happened. \documentclass{article} ...
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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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Combining \operatorname with \mathnormal and \mathrm

Related Question: Typesetting the square of a mathematical operator \operatorname converts its argument into a function symbol with appropriate spaces on the left and on the right. However, I ...
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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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Sub-/Superscripts in Headings/Normal Text [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to typeset subscript in usual text mode? I sometimes want to typeset something simple like $N_2$ or $3^2$ in a Heading, other times in a paragraph of normal text. I ...
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Index Exponent with LaTeX

Please, how can i write C i,j in LaTeX (i as an index and j an an exponent)? I know just that: C^j C_i
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How to represent this superscript?

I am trying to write this command below but it doesnt work. $$\triangle$^m$
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Statistical significance stars

What's wrong with my code for three stars (***)? It's so ugly compared to my ** and *. \documentclass{article} \newcommand{\oneS}{\ensuremath{{}^{\textstyle *}}} ...
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Better looking nested subscripts and superscripts

I have a situation where I need to subscript a superscript in math mode (and actually, subscript that subscript in some cases). (Please don't waste time telling me to change my notation; this is the ...
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Strange interaction between amsmath and setspace

Compiling the MWE below, you will observe in the output the following phenomenon (you may have to zoom in): Comment amsmath out. Then, the spacing beteen lines is such that the subindex of the ...
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Problem with optical sizes option in package MinionPro [closed]

I have converted the .otf files for Adobe MinionPro to PostScript Type1 files and used the auxiliary files for metrics and encodings provided with the package MinionPro. Everything works fine except ...
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Global change of notation

Consider the MWE below. In the first notation the superindex is higher than necessary since the lower end of the brackets is taken as reference point for the box in which the superindex is set. This ...
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How to change the side on which the superscript appears? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Left and right subscript Superscripts before a letter in math I need to write something almost identical to this notation $P_{O}^A$except I need the superscript A not ...
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normal high asterisk in equation mode

I was looking back at some of the equations that I had written and noticed that the asterisks weren't behaving how I was expecting it to (I also understand that my expectations may differ from other ...
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References into the tables in different style of the text

I would like to do one question concerning to references into the tables. So, I am writing my Phd thesis and I have so many tables with theoretical and experimental values. For the experimental values ...
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Best and recommended way to write prime on i in $i^{th}$

I have two $i^{th}$ and $i^{\prime th}$ and it is hard to see prime in $i^{\prime th}$. I would like to know the opinion of expert LaTeX users about this. I wonder what is the best and recommend way ...
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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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Is appending superscripts possible?

Let's say I want to write N^{eT}, but have N^e as a predefined command \Ne. Thus, I want to append the character T to the superscript of \Ne. Is this possible? (Note that I don't want to write ...
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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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How to make a superscript on the upper left hand corner of a letter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Left and right subscript How can I make a superscript on the upper left hand corner of a letter?
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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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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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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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Subscript vertical position dependent on presence of superscript - how to change? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Subscripts for primed variables If I have a variable which is always subscripted but only sometimes superscripted, the vertical position of the subscript varies. For ...
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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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How to lower the superscripts (and raise the subscripts) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: tex4ht problems with footnotes I am preparing a document using XeLaTeX, unicode-math and Asana Math OTF (turned on by \setmathfont{Asana-Math.otf}). I've noticed that ...
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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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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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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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Fraction in Superscript

\documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Script=Devanagari]{Sanskrit 2003} \newcommand\sufr[2]{\textsuperscript{$\frac{#1}{#2}$}} \begin{document} ...