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Overscripts

How to type

Type the expression that will have an overscript.

Type x

Create an overscript by pressing the Control key and the 7 key ( or the & key) at the same time.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified7 RightModified or ControlKeyLeftModified& RightModified

Type an underscore into the placeholder (which is already selected).

Type _

Move the insertion point out of the overscript position down to the baseline by pressing the Control and Space keys at the same time.

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey

How to type

Press the Control key and the 7 key (or the & key) at the same time. This creates a pair of placeholders, one on the baseline and another in the overscript position.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified7 RightModified or ControlKeyLeftModified& RightModified

Type an underscore into the placeholder in the overscript (which is already selected).

Type _

Press the TabKey key to select the placeholder that is on the baseline.

Press TabKey

Type the expression under the overscript.

Type x+y

Press Control-Space to get out of the overscripted expression.

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey

Another way to type

Type x+y

Select the expression. (You can select by dragging, by pressing Control-Dot repeatedly, or by clicking the expression repeatedly.)

Select x+y

Press the Control and & keys together to create a placeholder in the overscript position.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified& RightModified

Type an underscore in the overscript position.

Type _

Press the Control-Space to get down to the baseline.

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey