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Subscripts

How to type

Type the symbol that will have the subscript.

Type x

Create a subscript by holding down the Control key and typing a dash.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified-RightModified

Type the subscript into the placeholder (which is already selected).

Type i

Move the insertion point out of the subscript position up to the baseline by holding down the Control key and pressing the space bar.

Press ControlKeyLeftModifiedSpaceIndicatorRightModified

How to type

See the example for  to see how to avoid multiplying the two subscripts.

Type x, press ControlKeyLeftModified-RightModified

Type i, press SpaceKey, type j

Press ControlKeyLeftModifiedSpaceIndicatorRightModified

How to type

Create a placeholder in the subscript position.

Type x, press ControlKeyLeftModified-RightModified

To avoid multiplying the two subscripts, separate them with an invisible comma. To type the alias for an invisible comma, press the Escape key before and after typing a comma.

Type 2, press EscapeKey, type a comma, press EscapeKey, type 3

Move out of the subscript position up to the baseline by holding down the Control key and pressing the space bar.

Press ControlKeyLeftModifiedSpaceIndicatorRightModified

How to type

The first three steps below create and fill in the subscript and its subscript.

Type x, press ControlKeyLeftModified-RightModified

Type n, press ControlKeyLeftModified-RightModified

Type i

Hold down the Control key and press the space bar twice to move up to the base line.

Press ControlKeyLeftModifiedSpaceIndicatorRightModified twice



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