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I need some text in a subscript within a threeparttable. It seems like all possible ways to achieve subscript, do this by creating a math environment. Which I understand the threeparttable does not allow? Any suggestions? Thanx :-)

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    Can you make a short example of the subscript you need to get? – egreg May 2 '16 at 8:13
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I've been using sub- and superscripts within a threeparttable without any problems, using \textsubscript{"text"} A simple example is below.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{threeparttable}

\begin{document}

\begin{threeparttable}
\begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|}
\hline
alpha\textsubscript{a} & beta\textsubscript{b} & gamma\textsubscript{c} \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{threeparttable}

\end{document}

It then gives this:

simple table with subscript

Fingers crossed that helps!

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  • it didn't. BUT entering math mode did work! $_S$ (I just needed the S) Thank you for your time anyways! – Nora May 2 '16 at 8:59
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    @Nora maybe your LaTeX is outdated. In earlier versions one needed to load the fixltx2e package for using \textsubscript. – cgnieder May 2 '16 at 10:09

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