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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 key and the - key (or the _ key) at the same time.

Press ControlKeyLeftModified- RightModifiedor 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 pressing the Control and Space keys at the same time.

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey

How to type

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

Type x, press ControlKeyLeftModified_ RightModified

Type i, press SpaceKey, type j

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey

How to type

Create a placeholder in the superscript 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

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

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey

How to type

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

Type x, press ControlKeyLeftModified_ RightModified

Type n, press ControlKeyLeftModified_ RightModified

Type i

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

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey twice