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OverscriptBox

FilledSmallSquare OverscriptBox[x, y] represents in input and output.

FilledSmallSquare Inside \( ... \) OverscriptBox[x, y] can be input as x \& y.

FilledSmallSquare In a notebook an OverscriptBox can be created using ControlKeyLeftModified7RightModified or ControlKeyLeftModified&RightModified. ControlKeyLeftModifiedRightModified moves out of the overscript position.

FilledSmallSquare In StandardForm and InputForm, OverscriptBox[x, y] is interpreted on input as Overscript[x, y].

FilledSmallSquare The following special interpretations are made:

FilledSmallSquare For these special cases special input forms such as x\&_ can be used.

FilledSmallSquare The baseline of OverscriptBox[x, y] is taken to be the baseline of x.

FilledSmallSquare OverscriptBox[x, y] is usually output with y in a smaller font than x.

FilledSmallSquare With the option setting LimitsPositioning->True y is placed in an overscript position when the whole OverscriptBox is displayed large, and in a superscript position when it is displayed smaller.

FilledSmallSquare In StandardForm, explicit OverscriptBox objects are output literally. You can use DisplayForm to see the display form of such objects.

FilledSmallSquare See Section 2.9.10.

FilledSmallSquare See also: UnderscriptBox, UnderoverscriptBox, SuperscriptBox, GridBox, FractionBox, ScriptSizeMultipliers.

FilledSmallSquare New in Version 3.