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Subscripts

How to type

Type the symbol that will have the subscript.

Type x

Create a subscript by pressing the Control keyand the - key (or the _ key) at the same time.

Press - or _

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 pressing the Control and Space keys at the same time.

Press

How to type

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

Type x, press _

Type i, press , type j

Press

How to type

Create a placeholder in the superscript position.

Type x, press _

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 , type a comma, press , type 3

Get out of the subscript position up to the baseline with Control-Space.

Press

How to type

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

Type x, press _

Type n, press _

Type i

It takes pressing Control-Space twice to get up to the base line.

Press twice