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

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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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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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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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Superscripts before a letter in math

I was writing this formula: $$^gp = ^gR^l_l+^go_l$$ $g$ are superscripts, but they should be close to other letters. How can I solve this problem?
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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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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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Double superscript error involving tilde

When I write {{\tilde{C}}^{0}_{har}}^{\Gamma} (or the same with fewer curly brackets) in Tex I obtain a double superscript error and I can't solve it. Does someone know how to fix this?
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arrows in superscripts

I have something like this: \int\limits _{\left[a,c\right]}f I would like to add the arrow over the [a,b] to emphasize the directionality, but when I try to use: \int\limits ...
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Figure as superscript in section title

I would like to have a section title of special type: I need it to be a letter with a figure in superscript. My code (that does not work) would be: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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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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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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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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When I add a “hat” to a character, I cannot get a gap before the superscript

I like how there is a gap between the subscript and the superscript when I write ${w_i}^T$. However, if I try to put a hat on the vector, like $\hat{w}_i^T$, this space goes away. Any ideas? I tried ...
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How do I specify 8^(a - b) in math mode

$8^(a - b)$ produces only a superscripted (; the rest of the power is not superscripted. How can I superscript the whole (a-b) portion?
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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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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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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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Adjust box around hyperref footnote links

Is it possible to adjust the size of the box around the footnote links produced by hyperref? Specifically, I would like to move the base of the box closer to the base of the object inside. ...
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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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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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Double superscript error

I'm a relative beginner with Lyx. When I type in this code I'm hoping for T' to be followed by superscripts and subscripts. Instead I get a "double superscript" error when I try to view the pdf \[ ...
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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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\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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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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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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\vphantom and superscripts

The superscripts position is exactly the same for these two statements: \vphantom{\int}^S and {}^S How can I get the superscript higher up? Edit The \intis just an example. Here is another one: ...
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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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Fraction in Superscript

\documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont[Script=Devanagari]{Sanskrit 2003} \newcommand\sufr[2]{\textsuperscript{$\frac{#1}{#2}$}} \begin{document} ...
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Add space between \hline and superscript without affecting any other spacing

I want to add space between \hline and A^T without affecting any other spacing. Here is MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{l} \hline $\begin{array}{c}a\leftarrow A^Tb ...
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Etiquette for math subscripts and superscripts

It is my first question here, I hope it is not too stupid... I am writing my thesis in math and I need a lot of subscripts and superscripts. My problem arises since in subscripts and superscripts ...
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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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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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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 to add a correction to a line of text, as if reviewing a hard-copy of a paper and found a word missing?

I want to add a correction to a line, as one would write if they were going through a hard-copy of a paper and found that a word was omitted. I've drawn by hand specifically what I'm after below: ...