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

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How to typeset indices before a symbol?

I know how to write a usual index with the help of the underscore, but I seem to be unable to find out how to write an (upper/lower) index in front of a letter/text. These kind of indices are common ...
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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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Forcing superscripts to overlap with other text for a controllable amount of text

Say I have something like: First author,\textsuperscript{1,2,3} Second author,\textsuperscript{2,3} Third author, etc. Is there a way to make the superscripts start in the same location where the ...
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sub- and superscripting together in text mode

I want to use sub- and superscript together in text mode. I've found this macro to solve the problem \def\textsubsuperscript#1#2{\rlap{\textsubscript{#1}}\textsuperscript{#2}} But it doesn't works ...
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Spacing after footnote superscript

I'm writing my thesis for my Computer Science degree. I have a lot of footnotes and my advisor has told me to remove the spacing generated by the superscript of the footnote. This footnotes are ...
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Description for text

How do I do add superscript[1] and add description at the end of the page? Is there any easy way? [1] Adding description below the page and using numbers as superscripts
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Why doesn't math \fontdimen's work with XeTeX?

Why doesn't the \fontdimen-command change anything with XeTeX? \input pgffor \def\chfndims#1{\foreach\dim in{13,...,19}{\fontdimen\dim#1=20pt}} \font\mymathfn="XITS Math:script=math" at 10pt ...
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Arrow with an asterisk superscript and text above?

I'm trying to create an arrow (or \mapsto) that has text above it and also an asterisk superscript — where the asterisk is only a superscript for the arrow, if that makes sense. I've been trying ...
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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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vector arrow with superscript

I want to have a vector with a superscript: \vec{o}^t But this gives very bad results: the t is overlapping with the vector arrow. How do I fix this (and why does this give bad results in the first ...
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Problems with xltxtra and footnote [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change parameters for \textsuperscript{} in french? I use fontspec to load the local fonts (ITC Esprit Std Book). Everything is fine (the only main problem may ...
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How to change parameters for \textsuperscript{} in french?

I try to put \textsuperscript{ère} with Roman digits everywhere in document but as I understood the command \textsuperscript{} in French makes effect for all symbols except of "è"? This solution ...
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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: ...
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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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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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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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Which one should be chosen for making a transposition of matrices: `fourIdx`, `leftidx`, `tensor`, `subsupscripts`, `mathtools`?

I want to get a transposition symbol of matrices like ^t(1 2 3), as title. I used the macro \prescript (in mathtools) at present. There is no any problem occured, these packages' macros work well. I ...
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Position of superscript when superscriptd item has \hat over it

I am trying to typeset he following inline math for a camera-ready document: $\hat{\boldsymbol \Sigma}_{P}^{-1} \hat{\boldsymbol \Sigma}_{G}$ It appears that the superscript -1 is aligned ...
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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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Superscript and Subscript together

I would like to show both super and subscript together some text. I tried this sometext\textsuperscript{1}\textsubscript{2} But 2 does not show up right below 1. Thanks for your help. Also ...
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How to make contextual framed letters get proportional size automatically?

I am creating a question sheet using a method (I don't know the exact name, maybe bubble sheet format) as follows: My question is how to improve the appearance such that the framed letters get ...
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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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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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How to show tilde in superscript

I would like to show a tilde in the superscript of a letter. For example F^{\tilde{}} But it does not look good. Any suggestions? Thanks and regards!
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Can super/sub-scripts bind more tightly than macro expansion?

By "bind more tightly" I refer to the order in which operations are carried out by default. Experimenting shows that if \ab is ab and \cd is cd then \ab^\cd is ab^cd. I would like it to be ...
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Is there a way to stop the vertical spread of multiple super- and sub-scripts?

I'd like to be able to place multiple sub and superscripts (in maths mode) on an element without having them expand vertically. That is, so that in the output of ${x^2_4}^6_8$, the 2 and 6 were ...